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Importance of looking out of the window

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night were interviewed by the Russian English language broadcaster Russia Today:

Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

31 Comments to “Importance of looking out of the window”:

  1. 1
    Scoot says:

    I love the teasing thank you at the end of the interview…

  2. 2
    Henry Sobieski says:

    Blackmore and accused spy Edward Snowden are in Russia at the same time. Coincidence? I think not. “Looking out the window” is secret code. hahaha

  3. 3
    Mircea Hugyecz says:


  4. 4
    Brad DeMoranville says:

    “Never trust anyone who smiles too much.” — Ritchie Blackmore

  5. 5
    David Ruddick says:

    Very funny stuff from Ritchie….I guess most people don’t get his sense of humor!!!

  6. 6
    The Aviator says:

    Wow! And the camera missed Blackmore’s smile!

  7. 7
    al says:

    she says :Ritchie writes better music now then in the past.Really Candy ? covering others people music with different arrangements is called better music!

  8. 8
    HZ says:

    I think death is very important. It’ll happen to most of us, not all but most of us…


  9. 9
    stoffer says:

    Good to hear so much from Ritchie, great sense of humor and he is right about a lot of things……………. especially POLITICIANS?!

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Ritchie drinking Pepsi?!

  11. 11
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Don’t worry, PP. In an recent interview with Sweden Rock Magazine, Ritchie says he has beer played a show sober and he doesn’t intend to change that. So he has not stopped drinking alcohol. 🙂

  12. 12
    Tommy H. says:

    @ 5: You’re very optimistic.
    @ 9: Really? Well, at least clichés work for you (no offence).

    “Death is very important.” (And even more important is life, I guess.)
    “Speech lets most people down.” (In this case, yes.)
    “I don’t trust people who smile too much.” (His wife smiles a lot – suspicious.)

    Oh good god, once again that was revealing …

  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I have to admit I drink cola light from Lidl : )
    Combined with Sunny Bay Rum from DIRX III that always make something I think Ritchoie ought to like.

    I just think if you need to drink a big brand, drink Coca Cola.

    Yeah, silly me.

  14. 14
    al says:

    @12 lol I guess he is been having his problem with his cheesy wife,Candy,Candice or Sugar,who smiles for no reason,without even starting to talk,but Ritchie cannot see it cause he is busy looking out of the window and he doesn’t know it yet!!a yeah the subject about politicians is very revealing! old news boring ! cmon people,one day Ritchie is going to fart and you will think that is funny! the man has lost his marbles and he should stop coming out with these bubble gum so called albums! it is embarrassing!

  15. 15
    errol arias says:

    Gran guitarrista.. pero concluir la entrevista como la concluyo, demuestra q es un patan q se cree gracioso.

    Great guitarist .. but the way he closed the interview, shows he is just a jerk who thinks is funny ..

  16. 16
    Eileen McDaniel Sykes says:

    The interviewer didn’t get the jokes, combination of language barrier and not getting the dry sense of humor. LOL

  17. 17
    Anthony says:

    Classic Ritchie interview and he still has that dry sense of humour which is great. Most of the things he does say are so damn true. The guy’s a legend and what a sweet beautiful wife he does have 🙂

  18. 18
    HZ says:


    Life is important because of death, as every life ultimately ends in death… That’s if you think of time as a linear thing, which it isn’t. But death is important because of our mind and consciousness that “ticks” and process our life as a linear thing, therefore, life is important because of death, it is precious because it’s short, fragile and will be ended (at least as we know it) by the death. Oh why death?! Why?! So much of love and emotions, troubles and experiences, wise and empty words (like these) and it all ends??!!

    But I don’t think that Ritchie was referring to any of this. What’s funny are ideas that come to his mind in first place and the way he express it. Where the hell he found it now, and why? If this was IG’s interview, it would be some cliche we already know, but with Ritchie it’s quite different story. Which explains imagination and subtlety present in his tunes and work generally…
    Something IG’s DP Tribute Band lost long ago. The new album is somehow exception, but it isn’t DP any ways.

    Nevertheless, Tommy, if you don’t love The Man in Black who is ultimate DP priest, who’s not defined by DP only but definitely defining entity for DP’s life, and death of it’s soul, what do You doing here, mate?!

  19. 19
    MacGregor says:

    Good ole Blackers eh, I agree with his ‘looking out the window’ comment. What was the old comment from years gone by ‘you need to stop & smell the flowers” Something like that! Same thing, so many people these days are very impatient, selfish & rude! We leave them behind to wallow! Who is the chick interviewing him? I had to laugh ‘do you have many friends’? What an absurd question! Funny! Actually that was hilarious. I didn’t listen to his other side talking, I can’t stand her at all! If she did say his writing music these days is better than the past, well! Enough said there!

  20. 20
    al says:

    @ 18 Are you in love with your speech man,cause you ain’t making much sense? lol ,every one is untitled to his opinion,you are not the judge and jury in here.Tommy H is right on,and you are reading too much into lines with the Blackers.To like someone is a normal thing,but adulations is something else.It’s been 20 years already since Blackers did make some music,and Deep Purple are still going on,it is not DP to you and that is your opinion,but don’t tell us what to say and not to say!your mini speech sound like a copy/paste of a drunken person with a big ego! snap out of it,or else WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

  21. 21
    Tommy H. says:

    @ 18:

    Do I have to like or agree with Ritchie’s contemplative incontinence in order to appreciate his music?! I’m a big fan of the music he created during his 20’s and 30’s. I think that he was a genius back then. To a certain degree he’s an interesting character as well, I own the unofficial Jerry Bloom biography “Black Knight”. But sometimes I think he’s just crazy ;-). Both, Ritchie and Candice are odd birds …

  22. 22
    NOT Ian Gillan says:

    Ritchie looks great for her age … because your wig is of very good quality.
    Not like that of, for example, John Lawton, which seems a dead cat.

  23. 23
    stoffer says:

    Ritchie does seem to bring out everyone’s BEST………………… opinions?!

    @18 “Both Ritchie and Candice are odd birds”… Maybe?!… but they have the $$ to be as odd as they please..(no offence) 🙂

  24. 24
    al says:

    @23 oh$ how did we forget about that?!

  25. 25
    HZ says:


    You’re right on WHAT ARE YOU…. But you’re right only on that, the rest is debatable, I think my speech makes perfect sense, but it’s senseless to speak on first part of it here and now – my point is if life is important, it is because of death and nothingness, it is debatable as well, but it was small exchange of words with Tommy who states opposite in term of Ritchie, who’s 67 years old, and has concluded that death is pretty serious “Carry on Jon” ring the bell.

    I’ve just shared some thoughts with Tommy, haven’t judged on him, I’ve expressed my opinion on IG’s DP Tribute Band 🙂 , you may call it sort of judgement, and I have an opinion which I’m untitled to, and about adulations, I don’t know, it doesn’t seem to have much sense..

    You don’t state Blackers did some music 20 years ago as if it’s fact, and if someone says opposite, like we Blackers’ fans, it’s judgement on someone, or whatever. It’s opposite opinion not more or less…


    I agree, he’s eccentric and a lot… 🙂 That’s why he’s so interesting, and his music subtle and crazy. He doesn’t need to be like Page unlike some, he’s easily himself and great!

  26. 26
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    This is a great Pepsi Commercial. Other than that, nothing new from the forest except how Candice is taking credit for Blackmore’s Happy Makeover. Thanks Yoko for turning our Mad Axeman into a Frolicking Lute player….


  27. 27
    Side Door Johnny says:

    The original Nigel Tufnel. Love that tongue in cheek stuff. At the same time he’s making valid points, which is even more brilliant. I walk and take transit to work every day and it’s amazing to see 90% of the population glued to their goddamn smartphones and iphones all the time. I’m a tree hugger too, and I believe everyone would benfit from putting down the smartphone and going out in the forest or out in a canoe on a regular basis

  28. 28
    MacGregor says:

    Side Door Johnny @ 27 – I agree with your comment! That is one reason I usually reside in rural areas, to try & get away as much as possible from the ‘norm’, as they call them! Cheers.

  29. 29
    Anthony says:

    @27 Agree totally with ya there about the importance of getting out into nature..no wonder Ritchie looks great for his age!

  30. 30
    MacGregor says:

    Anthony @ 29 – I agree, but I believe one of the reason’s Blackmore looks great for his age, could be the old nick & tuck. Although some may also say a younger partner may also be helping keep him younger. Most people in their mid to late 60’s who don’t look like they are of that age, would no doubt be having a little cosmetic surgery I would think. Ian Gillan looks well for his age also! Same scenario me thinks. I don’t disagree with it at all. Two big time rock stars who don’t look like they have gone under the knife are Mick Jagger & Robert Plant. Good luck to them also, but that sort of surprises me, as they both were so vain in their younger days! But they are both great front men & Plant is a superb vocalist also, so let it be! Father time catches up with us all. Cheers.

  31. 31
    purrfect stranger says:

    Loved SHADOW OF THE MOON. Probably the greatest light rock album ever. If Ritchie is happy doing what he is doing then great for both of them. But seriously one last HARD ROCK ALBUM might do Ritchie some good. I have some incredible ideas give me a call, I am available. Not sure if the MIL would like me though, my sense of humor is very very dry, drought like.

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