12 - Red wine, point lost, caned, cringe?, CiT, submitting tapes & other's instruments
From: email@example.com (giorgos kopol)
im an 27 years old fan for you from athens i have
saw you three times live in athens,and every time you
getting better like the old red wine.i would like to
ask you a couple of questions.when are you going to
release the new solo album of you or the new
Which is your favourite football team? you will came
again in athens for live show? Have you ever been in anafi island for vacations?
New solo and DP albums are being worked on. Watch this space for updates. My team is QPR (Queens Park Rangers) unfortunately they are not doing very well right now and that is sad because the ownership is not dynamic. The fans can do nothing but support the team. Of course we will come to that crazy city Athens again and I've not been to that particular island. If it's anything like the others I've been to...but no it couldn't be, because the great attraction of the Greek Islands is the diversity of character, fortunately all in the same clear warm aquamarine setting.
From:Jean-Christophe Gérard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I've had the luck of meeting you after at your hotel bar in Lille
(France) after a gig. You kindly wrote some autographs on my cd
sleeves and on the driving licence of a friend of mine who was there
and became a Highway Star since then. We had a Heineken together and
it was a wonderful time I'll never forget. Once again, thank you very
much. In fact, I just want to tell you that I'll always remember this
amazing evening and that I wish you all the best. No question: keep
on giving singing, keep on writing songs, that's the best answers!
Thanks for your letter and the kind remarks. As there is no question I'll take this opportunity to have a Heineken.
Merci beaucoup and cheers, ig
From: email@example.com (Ursula Hanses)
Hello Mr Gillan!
My question is very short: Will you please give me the lyrics to "No more cane on the brazos"? Even though I can´t get close to your voice (one big reason is that I´m female), I like singing a lot and that tune is outstanding.
Thank you very much in advance.
Aasa Marie Hanses, Stockholm
Hello Aasa Marie,
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gary Blonder)
Yes it will be a pleasure. I'll put it up shortly on the 'wordography'
I am a schoolteacher and I like to think I'm a good one, but not every
lesson I have taught has been a good one! Are there any
IGB/Gillan/Sabbath/DPmk2 or 7 songs that you cringe at the thought of?
Yours Sincerely Gary Blonder
Yes there are, quite a lot actually, but occasionally I am stunned to hear somebody professing to love a song that I despaired of long ago. Then I realise that, once published, they don't belong to me any more, so I tend to keep quiet about it; I just cringe in private. I believe schoolteachers develop similar habits, or so it would seem after observing my mother for many years.
From: email@example.com (D & A Delaney)
I was just wondering if there was any plan for the "Child In Time" album to be reissued on CD - your solo album not the DP Best of. I've got the old vinyl LP, but it's in a crate in storage in Melbourne while I'm overseas working. For the last 9 years I've been kicking myself for not taping it and bringing it with me. As far as the never ending questions about not doing songs from DP Mark III etc. - don't you get sick of answering them? There's 5 guys in the band and a truck load of stuff to choose from for the shows. I haven't seen a show for over a couple of years now, but the one I did see was great, the classics and the new stuff. I bet if you did actually do some of the songs from MkIII & IV there'd be never ending discussion about how they stood up against the old days - basically you wont be able to win.
Hi D & A Delaney,
Not clear about where your based - but for example - you can get 'Child in Time' for £4.99 at www.amazon.co.uk You can find more info on that at www.deep-purple.com (Unofficial DP site). You will also see future tour dates there and at www.gillan.com (Official Ian Gillan site).
Hope this is helpful,
(The Caramba Team)
From: "Sarytchev, Oleg" OlegSarytchev@scnsoft.com
Good evening, Mr. Jan Gillan! (Eeeeaaaooouuwww!)
My name is Oleg Sarytchev. If you remember, I took your autograpf
(and I have done an attempt to sing Child inTime) when Deep Purple had
the tour in Minsk.
I have got an unusual proposal for you. For more than 10 years, fans
of Deep Purple have been coming together every spring to perform
the best of Deep Purple's compositions. I would like to invite you to
Minsk for taking part in our session as a dear guest. I think you'll
get good rest and relaxation. You can also sing something with our
music band if you want. Unfortunately, I cannot organize commercial
tour. However, if you agree, I'll try to find some financial solutions
such as tickets, hotel, etc. I am waiting for your answer, please
reply me. My E-mail is OlegSarytchev@scnsoft.com
I also can read your answer on
your site http://www.gillan.com/.
P.S. I am a keybordist of Belarussian folk-rock band The Stolitsa
(translated in English as The Capital). If it is interesting for
you, I'll be glad to send some records.
Thanks for the letter and your kind offer. I can't be there in person as I'm working non-stop this year, but I will be there in spirit. Please pass on my thanks to all the performers. Will you make a tape? I'd love to hear it. Also I would like to hear some of your music with Stolitsa. You can send it to my London office. The address is: IG c/o Phil Banfield P.A.N. Ltd. 1, Water Lane, Camden Town, London NW1 8NZ England. Write again after your get-together and tell us about it.
From: "Poustie, Richard" (Richard.Poustie@bmrb.co.uk)
I've often wondered whether the band can play each others' or other instruments - I've seen photos of you and Rog on guitars etc. - but, for example, does Jon play guitar, can Steve play the blues harp, does Paicey play mean bagpipes. In the same vein what are the boys singing voices like?
We all dabble a bit here and there. Mostly Paicey bashes things though and I yell, Steve plonks away on his banjo all day and Lordy's our piano player as everyone knows, Rog is never happier than when playing drums, keyboards, bass, guitar and bagpipes (how did you guess?) all at the same time.