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Olga

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Hi, I'm Olga.
I met up with John Wetton  before the concert in Krakow. Here is (link below) the full text of interview, together with the concert review (UK).  It's good that I had a chance to ask my questions before the concert and before I heard his incredible voice in some of the most famous and legendary prog-rock songs! “Ah, you probably hear John live for the first time?” assumed one of the English fans looking at my flabbergasted face…
 HUGE thanks, John!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.progressor.net/interview/john_wetton.html

"Progressor " is the most popular prog-musical site in the post-Soviet countries.

The short version of this interview (and almost the same concert review) was just printed in december  in russian magazine InRock.




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When I am on the road, there are a lot of factors that can influence on my voice, so I have to be cautious. It�s not like when I was 25, when I was relatively indestructible. Now if I have a cold � it�s terrible! So I have just to be very careful, I�m the one being criticized - the next day they will write, �His voice was terrible�� Yeah, you laugh, but when my voice is bad, maybe people don�t think, �Oh, maybe he had a late night�, they think, �Oh, his voice was terrible�!

Come on !!! John , your voice was and is wonderful !

P.S . Great interview ,Olga
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Thank you for the great interview, Olga!
And I do agree with Joanna...
Johan your voice is one of the most gorgeous things in this world!
oh, yeah, honest, without blushing, or maybe a little, as I have a shy side
Gala

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Thank you Olga! Great interview.
Olga

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Thanks, THANKS to everybody !!!!
Especially to Johan )) -
 I was really happy to meet you and  to visit that amazing  concert ! ©Olga Potekhina
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Yes Olga Thanks for posting this  was a nice interview from John leaves hope that someday another  UK  Cd or  when John records is next CD Eddie  might guest on it or another Duet with Anneke van Giersbergen  who has a great new solo CD out called in your room   Bill


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Olga ~ Thank you for posting this! I really enjoyed reading about the duets and about how John has to be careful for his vocals. Is that picture of John yours? It's a nice one 
Olga

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Thank you, Bill! And about Anneke van Giersbergen - great news, golden voice! Which is absolutely brilliant in a duet with JW

Yes, it's my picture of John - 3 november, Krakow, I nearly  forgot  to  make  a photo after  this amazing conversation with (can you imagine?) JOHN WETTON!
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Excellent interview!  I got my question answered (I asked recently), regarding the care of those "golden vocal cords". Thanks!


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I can understand when you write about travelling. Not much for my personal experience (my concerts weren't tours lasting for many days), rather because I followed Stev...well, Yes in 3 concerts in 6 days, plus another concert after 1 week. I went to Bratislava, Holland and to 2 concerts in Italy. Car/plane/train/coach/hotels. In that moment I thought about all rockstars doing a tour. After a concert there isn't always a hotel, there can be another long travel to another place. And this happens every 2-3 days. I'm looking at the past Asia tour. I'm sure that the love that your fans give you, the love you feel, will make you forget about everything....am I wrong, Johan?

Once soprano told me that the voice is the most difficult instrument to play. The most delicate, I'd dare to say... You are precious, Johan!
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Great interview! Thanks for posting, Olga.

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This is a terrific interview. I was struck by Johan's response to the question about how he writes a song: "Usually it's just an idea. It will be a situation, it will just be something for my mind to register...." That resonates with me as an author--most stories begin with a single image, something that might end up being the primary theme or just a secondary or even tertiary one, and grows from there, sometimes to a conclusion I didn't expect. I'm fascinated to see that writing music--an act that seems magical, far beyond my capability--involves some of the same thinking.
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Glad to hear it !This question is really very interesting for me: "How?" All of these beautiful melodies!!! What things can be an impulse of a creation of song, and what will be after that...

Also I have a great interest  to a Wetton-bassist: Johan, your playing is very bright, and the "picture" of a bass melodies sometimes like a detective! For example in Steve Hackett's live album "S. Hackett and friends" (from Japan) and in song Firth of Fifth you are absolutely amazing in the both of your musical talents - as a vocalist and as a bassist!
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great interview Olga, thank you for posting!!

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