Answers to almost any question. Yes and it's come to that: a very special Q&A between ig and Stephen Crothers. (2 + 2) = 5, ig in dialogue with Stephen Crothers, when some become infinitely hot when the infinitely dense is challenged, or is it the other way about?
Cornucopic and challenging abundance is here! November 2014
Dear Friends, wormholes and cat flaps, well what can one say. Proof yet again that Caramba boldly goes where others forget to tread. Hold on to your hats, or indeed your wigs, as you read a challenge by Stephen J Crothers to 'Black Hole Theory' and the uses to which 'Einstein's Theory Of Relativity' has been put.
Ian introduces Stephen Crothers in the latest Dear Friends which can be accessed from HERE or by clicking the image above. Note well what Ian says about a forthcoming Q&A.
What is more, in genuinely Caramba cornucopian fashion, there's a link to the reply by Stephen Crothers to Professor Gerardus 't Hooft, Nobel Laureate, which makes for fascinating if slightly disconcerting reading. Prepare to be disconcerted.
Thank you all so much for your fantastic response. I am particularly pleased by the International nature of the participants; a reward for our highly regarded translators.
And it is apparent that you all enjoyed the 'treasure hunt' for answers hidden by our conscientious editor in the labyrinthine pages of Caramba.
Two of you (closely related I see, or just good friends?) offered 'Justinus Soni Fashanu' as a guess for the unknown face in the picture. There is a certain resemblance but after checking with Paul Mariner and Ian Calvert I can confirm that it was not Justin Fashanu. So we are still at a loss for that one. But well done for trying, you are both winners.
It was impossible to select just one winner so we have seven.
Elina Salmi, Finland
Gianni Zizzari, (I'm guessing you might be from Italy Gianni)
Hristo Yankov, Bulgaria
Miglena Yankova, Bulgaria
Igor Amorim, Brasil
Jeff Wooton, USA
Nick Sanidas, Italy
Once again thank you all for taking part and for those who didn't win, better luck next time with the competition to follow the Q & A session with Stephen Crothers that should be up in a week or so. Don't worry there will not be a single equation in sight ...apart from (2 + 2) = 5 of course.
Prize: A pair of tickets & passes for either the Deep Purple show of your choice or the Rock Meets Classic tour which we mention below.
Great pic of Ian and Ronnie James Dio jamming at the House of Blues on Sunset, in Hollywood, Wednesday 13th September 2006, during the 'Gillan's Inn' tour of N. America. It's a bit small isn't it...but the pic links to a bigger exposition of the same.
Photo: Rich Trevino
Deep Purple in South America, November 2014
01 Monterrey (Mexico) Auditorio Banamex
04 Mexico City (Mexico) Arena Cuidad de Mexico
07 Brasilia (Brasil) Net Live Brasilia
09 Curitiba (Brasil) Masterhall
12 São Paulo (Brasil) Espaço das Américas
13 São Paulo (Brasil) Espaço das Américas
15 Florianopolis (Brasil) Devassa on Stage
16 Porto Alegre (Brasil) Teatro Araujo Vianna
19 Buenos Aires (Argentina) Stadium Luna Park
21 Bogota (Colombia) Coliseo El Campín
23 Santiago (Chile) Pista Atletica Estadio Nacional
Deep Purple in Europe 2015
25 Lodz (PL) Atlas Arena
27 Ostrava (CZ) CEZ arena
28 Pilzen (CZ) CEZ arena
30 Padova (IT) Palafabris
31 Milan (IT) Mediolanum Forum
02 Marseille (FR) Le Dome
03 Bordeaux (FR) Patinoire Meriadeck
05 Florence (IT) Mandela Forum
06 Rome (IT) PalaLottomatica
08 Geneva (CH) Arena
09 Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion
11 Paris FR) Zenith
13 Oberhausen (DE) Konig Pilsener Arena
14 Magdeburg (DE) Getec Arena
16 Rostock (DE) Stadthalle
17 Leipzig (DE) Arena
18 Hannover (DE) Swiss Life Hall
20 Trier (DE) Arena
21 Nurnburg (DE) Arena
23 Hamburg (DE) 02 World
24 Berlin (DE) Max Schmeling Halle
26 Munich (DE) Olympiahalle
27 Frankfurt (DE) Festhalle
28 Stuttgart (DE) Schleyer Halle
30 Lyon (FR) Amphithéâtre Cite des Congres
01 Strasbourg (FR) Zenith
03 London (UK) O2
Rock Meets Classic 2015
The original 'Rock Meets Classic' 2015 tour announced. Ian headlines with other top rock artists.
10 Ingolstadt (DE) Saturn Arena
11 Dresden (DE) Messehalle
13 Neu-Ulm (DE) Ratioharm Arena
14 Wurzburg (DE) s.Oliver Arena
15 Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion
17 Bern (CH) Festhalle/Bernexpo
18 Kempten (DE) BigBox
20 Stuttgart (DE) Porsche Arena
21 Munchen (DE) Olympiahalle
22 Linz (AUT) Trips Arena
23 Vienna (AUT) Stadthalle
25 Leipzig (DE) Arena
26 Berlin (DE) Tempodrome
27 Regensburg (DE) Donau Arena
28 Nurnberg (DE) Arena
29 Frankfurt (DE) Jahrhunderthalle
31 Passau (DE) Dreilanderhalle
01 Bamberg (DE) Stechert Arena
02 Halle/Westfalen (DE) Gerry Weber Stadion
Severe Nervousness Induction Warning Alert
Be warned, at least once.....
Brand new CTV archive (if such a statement isn't an oxymoron) can be found here at the CarambaTV Archive.
Edel's superb flurry of vinyl releases: Edel is releasing yet more for vinyl fanatics, this time of Gillan's Inn, WhoCares and DP's Live Copenhagen 1972 3 disc set. All Amazon buying links and release dates are above. No date yet for WhoCares availability on Amazon UK.
The Parallax Effect On Long Hair
I was surprised to get an invitation to address the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin on 14th December 2012. It caused great hilarity in the band dressing room; Roger actually burst into spontaneous laughter; not sure if it was the cultural or diplomatic bit that set him off. Probably both.
When the director asked for the title and a copy of the speech I told him it would be entitled 'The Parallax Effect on Long Hair' and that it would be off the cuff, so to speak.
Basically it's about perception or how things are viewed differently, depending on where you're standing.
I was a little nervous to start with as it was unscripted and I'd never spoken publicly before, apart from the usual gibberish delivered on stage each night with DP before being gloriously interrupted by a drumist not known for his patience.
But I did enjoy it and may do another, one day.
Rhino Poo Alert
RTL (a large TV station) announced the start of the sale for the Deep Purple tour in autumn 2012 in Germany. The message said that this will be the last tour of DP in Germany and therefore the last chance to see them live. what a shock! Is that true??? Is that an official/confirmed statement?
Yawning response from ig: "I must say that is an impressive heap of rhino poo!"
Coffee Kiev Some things in life should just be simpler
Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Gillan, Gillan Glover....
Yes, all of them but the usual proviso of 'in due course' applies, of course. Such is the speed of this 'information age' that we could all know everything immediately but where would the fun be in that?
These don't replace the Wordographies, which also continue apace.
'One Eye To Morocco' - the lyrics
Caramba takes the greatest of pleasure in unveiling the complete lyrics for all editions of 'One Eye To Morocco'.
These don't in any way replace the Wordographies, as these are winging their way to your screen at a speed significantly slower than the speed of light.
These biographies may be used by journalists.
This has been updated to include edel's latest biog. This way for.... biographies.
Deep Purple's official store. Click above.
Deep Purple's official website. Click above.
On sending things in to be signed:
A number of people have over time sent unsolicited stuff into either Ian's or DP's management to be signed and returned. Such things can so easily get mislaid or just simply lost in a very busy organisation, which can be very upsetting for those who have sent their items in. Please don't do this as no-one wants to feel responsible for having lost what can be, for the owner, very precious items. Thanks. Steve/ED.
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"There is nothing in the world that can prepare you for an interview with Ian Gillan! The British singer can’t stop surprising you, even if the topic is WhoCares the fund raising project he is handling the vocals, while Tony Iommi, Jon Lord, Nicko McBrain and Jason Newsted fill the rest of the spots. Our talk went beyond the music, and ended up in a rather impressive, and up to date approach about the political situation in Greece, for which the singer seemed completely informed.