Label: Polydor - 829 981-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Pop •
I searched for and found this interview because I am a big fan of Jana from the old days, and missed her. I got it translated for my personal joy, and thought it Long Way - Jana Pope - Bohemian be a favor to the world to post it. Thanks to Pavel and Daniela for the translation from Czech. I am happy she is active, even though Edith Piaf - Non Je Ne Regrette Rien seems not to mind making her fans confused by changing her name all the time!
I am looking forward to her new album and her book. Sorry for all the missing characters, I don't know which Czech characters they are supposed to be. Jana Pope or Jana Uriel. Sample Jana's music: Spy.
Then she played in several theatres. The new style of their music, net T-shirts, which exposed more than was usual then, her unyieldingness and eccentric opinions caused lots of bans and prohibitions.
Nobody was surprised that during their return from a music festival in Ireland she and her friend Pavel Trnavsky stopped in England and did not return home. She lives in London with a new name Jana Pope.
Then she threw herself into yoga, alternative medicine, healing and other eastern philosophies. In the s Jana Pope Kratochvilova recorded several esoteric rock and pop projects with various stage names. The song is in both Czech and English version and they are also preparing a video clip of the song. Jana, why do you change your names so often?
It only lasted for first 5 minutes or so after my birth until I got over the shock that I had landed on this planet again. ZURU is my civil name. Long Way - Jana Pope - Bohemian do you have any problems with it?
You are right. How do you celebrate your birthday now? No celebrations, celebrations are good only for bureaucrats and materialistic sapheads. I bring rebellion against everything that restricts free development of spirit which influences your calendar age. What did you want to be when you were small?
An astronaut! I used to practise zero G on a chain roundabout. Twenty times in rapid succession. Long Way - Jana Pope - Bohemian I have any. Your parent gave you musical education.
Most of my childhood I spent as a violin maniac. I was also influenced by opera. With the teenage age I jumped into a new field. I broke the bow in two, grabbed Wariat - Amanita Muscaria - Soma guitar and hold it for long years.
When my brother got married, for example, I was playing at his wedding for sixteen hours without any break. You take the calendar age for stupidity and you emphasize your biological age, which is going down. Why do you get angry when the tabloids mention your calendar age?
Spirit is immortal and cant be marked with anything of course, the biological age of your physical shape, which I assumed a bit later than it is common on the earth, can be changed arbitrarily. The only thing you need is to master the laws of regeneration and degeneration.
And the form is getting younger and younger. Our physical body is able to get trough an unbelievable number of regenerations. It means that every seven years we have got a completely new body. And in the ideal case it should be young, healthy and full of energy. Getting older is not a natural process in your eyes?
Impure and dirty food or environment damage people. But people are also damaged by their own dirty thoughts that lead to their degeneration. Thoughts full of envy, hatred, wrath. Thoughts representing greed, perversity, but also self-pity, fear or feelings of helplessness or pessimism.
These factors influence the whole organism and sooner or later it will Heavy Whispers - Magda - Fabric 49 visible through a lot of illnesses or ailments.
How would you asses your artistic activities in the Czech Republic Long Way - Jana Pope - Bohemian your emigration? I got through a few hard periods, but there were also lots of nice moments. All possible and impossible prohibitions from the official institutions belonged to the former ones. These moments were worth suffering. What is your attitude to the Czech Republic, your parents, your brother, who worked as a sound - mixer in your band for a time, like?
Your first visit after the Velvet Revolution in was as late as My attitude to this planet is surprisingly warm. And my terrestrial parents and relatives generally? They are the spirits I made, before this incarnation, agreement about our getting through live together with. In my spiritual body, though. Such travelling is much more comfortable and faster than travelling in your physical case.
And how about your native Moravia? Moravia for me is huge hospitality, beautiful countryside and endless flooding of wonderful folk songs. In short, Moravia is my first big love and such love is forever. Give my regards to all people in Moravia and Silesia.
I love them all, because they are so warm-hearted. Why did you choose exactly England for your emigration? Is England really as conservative as it is said to be? How long did it take you to find your new home there? The first real feeling of newly found home was brought by a small kitten.
And we had promised almost half the people in London small kittens! The genuine home we have in our hearts and in our souls. And what did your leaving for England across the Channel mean to you? My leaving for England was a Long Way - Jana Pope - Bohemian change in our lives. Millions of people leave for foreign countries and come back again. You feel like a Long Way - Jana Pope - Bohemian whose roots have been cut off. Huge stone columns in a circle in the middle of Salisbury.
They are at least three thousand years old. One of many mysteries and puzzles the previous generations left Long Way - Jana Pope - Bohemian us to be solved. One of the newest theories claims that the stone columns work the same way like needles in acupuncture.
The needles are used to remove the obstacles that obstruct the free flow of energy through the nerve system of the human body. Could you tell us anything about your first steps in England? During the first year we had to get through the barrier of a foreign language, strange customs and a strange world. We needed a flat and we had to get over a huge shock. We had some acquaintances there, but begging for help is not our style. We wanted to be independent. We studied English intensively because our knowledge of English was of little use.
When I came to England I knew three phrases in English and even they were incorrect. We built a recording studio. We rented to a various musicians during the day and at night we made our demo tapes.
Getting over the problems strengthened and deepened our relations. We signed a contract in and a new big contract with Polydor, the well-known company, which invested a million marks in us, soon after.
They offered us excellent conditions. We were recording in the best English studios our album Bohemian produced by Martin Rushem for half a year. The album was accompanied with two singles, two maxi singles and floods of newspaper articles Jolene - The White Stripes - Black Stars interviews.
We cancelled the contract with help of lawyers two years later as financial conditions we were working at were only enough for sustenance and the biggest profits end at our managers. This crisis made us to think about question of life and death, generally. We started to live a continence way of life and to meditate intensively. What does the inner world of Jane Pope look like? In this contemporary life I continue with things I was engaged in in my previous lives. To this life I have brought concrete desires and longings inclinations.
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