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Hanging from a tree in a pink tutu

Roger Glover, London, Ontario, Feb 11, 2012; photo © Nick Soveiko cc-by-nc-sa

Several interviews with Roger Glover have appeared in the Irish press.

He spoke to The Irish News, waxing more philosophic than poetic.

On Time For Bedlam:

It was going to be a song about insane institution of some kind, and then Ian and I talked about the thought of being locked away, not for something you did but for an opinion that differs from the government.

And not just locked away – you’re gone, forever. That’s happened, that’s happened in real life, not in ours fortunately.

It’s a disturbing world we live in.

One of the songs on the album is Get Me Out Of Here. I don’t want to know what’s going on, I just want to escape. That was the feeling I wanted to get across. You can’t run away from it, and it’s a scary future.

The bad times are there for a reason. You learn far more from failure than you do from success. It’s tough to take sometimes, but that’s how you learn.

With my children, they’re upset if they can’t get their way. It’s good to get upset, you’ll learn not to eventually.

Read more in The Irish News.

Independent.ie has a shorter blurb attributed to the Press Association (might be the same source as the interview above).

Belfast Telegraph published his answer to a question he’s not asked too often: what are the 3 songs he wishes he had written:

Thanks to Nigel Young for the info.

4 Comments to “Hanging from a tree in a pink tutu”:

  1. 1
    Keith Livingstone says:

    A pity no one thought to ask him if they would be playing in NI/Ire.

  2. 2
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    & just a bit further on, the 4th song is… Hey Mr Bass Man!.

  3. 3
    Nigel Young says:

    Roger and Ian on The Morning Buzz on Thursday http://morningbuzz.com/
    100.3 WHEB, Rock 101, Q106 & 104.9 The Hawk weekdays 5:30am-10am
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    “THURSDAY: We’ll be joined by DEEP PURPLE’s Roger Glover & Ian Paice ) and we’ve got tickets to see them live!)! And we’re getting ready for Friday’s BUZZ ST PATTYS DAY PARTY, live from Manchvegas Bar & Grille! PLUS we’ll do a round of “Drunk, Stoned or Stupid?” as well! See you at 5:30a!”

    Roger and Ian on The Frank Show on Thursday http://www.klpx.com/show/frank-show/
    96.1 KLPX, Tucson
    “Thursday on The Frank Show: We’ll chat with Ian Paice & Roger Glover of Deep Purple at 6:10.”

  4. 4
    Nigel Young says:

    Deep Purple 14.03.2017 | 6 min. | Available until March 14, 2018 Source: Antenne Brandenburg from rbb
    A rock legend says goodbye. The days of Deep Purple are counted; drummer Ian Paice, the last remaining founding member, does not have any false hopes. Maybe the new album “Infinite” is also the last studio album, the upcoming tour is definitely the last big concert tour.

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