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Professor of fortune

And just to make whatever is left of the weekend a bit more interesting, let us present you Minister for Science and Technology of Republika Srpska (not to be confused with Serbia proper), Professor Dr. Jasmin Komić:

Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov for bringing this to your attention.

66 Comments to “Professor of fortune”:

  1. 1
    James says:

    Very nice and really good voice !

  2. 2
    PurpleRainbow says:

    Sorry could not find a place to register or search for threads. Anyways 1st time poster and long time lurker (I know). Anyways, this is awesome , just goes to show how appreciatiated DP is in in Europe as opposed to NA.

    A liittle bit of history. I have been a DP fan since I got my first album in 72′, Machine Head. The firrst chance I had to catch them in concert was the 84 ‘ reunion tour but for some reason the Edmonton concert was cancelled. After that I lived in the maritimes (New Brunswick and PEI) so I would have to travel to Toronto or Montreal which was not finacially possible. Long story short, I finally got to see the boys this year in Vancouver.

    The main point of this whole post is to say,I just got blessed. My son got to sing background vocals on the new album. Bob Ezrin is one of the founders/owners of the music school (Nimbus School of Arts) my son is going to. The school asked for volunteers, ~ 20 students showed up, my son was one of them. The name of the song is “Hell to Pay”.

  3. 3
    PurpleRainbow says:

    Ps: My wife thought Gillan was a cool name, so my sons name is Gillan

  4. 4
    Scoot says:

    Very nice rendition. Kudos to Professor Dr. Jasmin Komić.

  5. 5
    Dave Hodgkinson says:

    Epic. Elect him ruler of the world.

  6. 6
    stoffer says:

    Not too bad……………..he should expect a call from GH for a reunion……….really though, he is good!

  7. 7
    George Martin says:

    It just goes to show, no matter what country your from or what age you are, Deep Purple’s music is truly global. The greatest band ever!

  8. 8
    Tim says:


  9. 9
    Steve Feedback says:

    Respect. Lovely Song.

  10. 10
    Woodruff P Hoppinstopp says:

    Bravo. Blackmores Night still does this song in concert. We will see Them in Wilmington Del Oct. 28 2012

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    Eddie6string says:

    Remove Glasses
    Add Poodle Wig
    Lots of soft Lighting
    & it’s a tribute act waiting to happen!

    Was it hard to sing wearing a suit & Tie I wonder?

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    buttockss says:

    Very good (interesting), maybe ritchie replace candice for russian professor in blackers band.

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    Not bad at all.
    Should give Blackers and Old Cov some pride to know that their song flies so far.

    His audience, not over exited, does seem not completely recovered from the war.
    Or maybe he just did not get his coffee yet.
    And he forgot to repaint his hair on the top.

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    cyclone says:

    Deep Purple. Not just a group…but a life style…Good job and the dude can sing!

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    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    Phantastico! Absolutamente! I’m in awe of this Minister of Heavy Industries. What a talent has the world lost in this head banging minister.

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    kraatzy says:

    … nice … in some comments before, I told us, that D.C. have had some face liftings …

    Now I realize, it´s true … The Voice is the same as we all know !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂



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    Karl-Heinz says:

    Awesome. Tremendous voice’n’guitar. Must been a fine minister.

    But the Sprska “David Lettermann” seems to be bored.

    I don’t think David Coverdale can sing it now as good.

    Great story. So one of the first infos about the new album: it will have backing vocals by a certain Mr. Gillan on a song called “Hell To Pay”. Thats more then I’ve heard otherwise about that album. I’m looking foreward.


  18. 18
    Deep Purple Tour Page says:

    very nice …

  19. 19
    Scott W. says:

    Man, look how much Ritchie (or is that David?) has aged!
    Seriously though, this guy is good!

  20. 20
    micke says:

    Great story PurpleRainbow!

  21. 21
    Juraj says:

    I love it Mr.Komic.

  22. 22
    Janusz Poland says:

    Super 🙂

  23. 23
    stoffer says:

    Dig the PURPLE tie! 🙂

  24. 24
    MacGregor says:

    An excellent song Soldier of Fortune is! A nice version this, a timeless song, bravo to Blackmore & Coverdale. Stormbringer has 4 really great songs on it, & some other not so bad rock n’ roll tracks, if you are in the party mood. Sure as hell glad Gillan left Purple in ’73, otherwise we would never have had Burn & Stormbringer!

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    Masse444 says:

    @2 Very interesting news! The album should be finished by now, probably well into the mixing process, so I guess it won’t be long until we know more! Thanks for sharing!

  26. 26
    Another Martin says:

    Vonderful indeed thanks for posting this! But vhat is a Vindmill?

  27. 27
    Wildtrooper says:

    Wow!! I Cant imagine any British ministers showing this level of musical talent (Any talent really) He plays and sings this very well indeed. his own interpretation of this wonderful song. The vocal phrasing is really cool and he seems to understand the meaning behind the lyric 🙂

  28. 28
    Masse444 says:

    @2 When was the recording? Recently?

  29. 29
    Masse444 says:

    @2 Do you know when this recording took place? And where?

  30. 30
    HZ says:

    This is in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Well in all ex-Yugoslavia DP was the most popular band, BS was 2nd place and LZ came on 4th after Uriah Heep – I’m talking about Mr. Jasmin’s generation.

    It’s weird, as much as you traveling south and east from GB, DP is more and more popular.

  31. 31
    Ranko says:

    I know him, he lives in my neighborhood, but this is unexpected suprise.

  32. 32
    PurpleRainbow says:


    The recording took place at Nimbus School of Recording Arts on Oct. 10.

  33. 33
    Goran says:

    That`s my man! My country. My soul.

  34. 34
    Cathy says:

    This is in Bosnia and Herzegovina, wonderfully 🙂

  35. 35
    SonyBoy says:

    Serbian Republic is then indeed something special. A great man, a great song!

  36. 36
    TheOne says:

    First I thought this is a joke or someone made fake audio. Afterwards I checked this out and quite unknown minister now became known in Bosnia and wider.
    Really nice playing and singing!

  37. 37
    Niha says:

    Congrat dear profesor!!!!!

  38. 38
    Milan-che says:

    can you imagine, how old is this voice?
    stay forever like this song, like this band!
    well done old man!
    maybe you should invite him to record a song with you..Deep Purple?
    thank you Jasmin and person who recommended this song!

  39. 39
    Predrag says:


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    Old Rebel says:

    Really good voice ! Greetings from Republic of Srpska 😉

  41. 41
    Iko says:

    It’s less important where he’s from. What is important is that we have someone like that in one of our governments. However the man is one of few Bosniacs still in Republika Srpska. And RS is in fact a part of Bosnia-Herzegovina (note the remark by the author of the text above).

  42. 42
    rocco says:

    Great, … the people who like fishing and/or they who like singing are good people … no exception

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    dukenl says:


  44. 44
    Michael says:

    Kudos to Dr. Komic. Great voice and he even doesn’t have an accent when singing in English (even Djokovic has thicker one haha).

    Good luck Serbia! Komic rules, this is simply awesome..

  45. 45
    Stana Ruzic says:

    Bravo, this song deserves all respect so does this wonderful man! He makes me proud to be born in the same country.
    Silent Dear

  46. 46
    Almir says:

    Very proud of him… Bosnia rocks… Bravo majstore…

  47. 47
    Merima says:

    Milenko ….Kudos for your comment….Great performance !!!

  48. 48
    Dan says:

    This is wonderful!! Congrats to Republika Srpska! It’s a very lucky country to have a minister like this!!

  49. 49
    miso says:

    Wonderfull song, very good voice… Professor, minister, musician – complete person. Greatings from Banjaluka – capital city of Republika Srpska!!!

  50. 50
    Emir says:

    This guy is from Banja luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, great guy:)

  51. 51
    Alex says:

    It`s important to say that this Minister is nominated for Nobel prize for peace.

  52. 52
    Raul says:

    Kudos to Professor Dr. Jasmin Komić.
    Svaka čast profesore!!!

  53. 53
    Vladimir says:

    He was nominated for Nobel Prize for Peace

  54. 54
    Bojan says:

    Great song, great voice!!! Fantastičan glas, svaka čast!

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    Vlado says:


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    Dean says:


  57. 57
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Sorry, I meant Vlad @ 53…Sorry Raul.

  58. 58
    Anders says:

    Greetings to the Bosnian minister from Sweden.
    Really great performance!

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    jadro says:


  60. 60
    Biljana (Bianna) says:

    The education system in the country that was once called Yugoslavia was educated people with versatile capabilities and possesses a lot of talents that have created by severe and persistent work. This kind of fun with the guitar was usual in those days before the war in my home town. I’m glad that the world has the opportunity to see the beautiful things that originate from those regions that are not war. I am proud that someone as Mr Komic is proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize and of course it’s been so nice to listen to his enjoying voice and nice song that brings nice memories.

  61. 61
    MV says:

    Congrats Koma, Keep going!

  62. 62
    vladimirivs says:

    Genius! 🙂

    and SMAK for all – Blues of Vine:


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    fun says:

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    com . They have memes and rage comics and aren’t as spammy with repost as 9gag and easier to understand than reddit. So check it out and let me know what you think 🙂

  64. 64
    Edvin Komic says:

    Great performance, excelent voice and greetings to Mr.Komic

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    Hary says:

    Just to note, up in the title should be written to the “republika srpska” part or entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    This can lead to confusion where a person comes from.
    The Minister is wonderfully performed this song.
    Greetings, your fan from Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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    PigGinger says:

    Dr. Komić SHOULD HAVE been at some band at some point in his life. Does anyone know anything about that band and, hopefully, the recordings it could have made?

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