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Monday, 27 August 2012

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Jon Anderson

Robin Kauffman

Former Yes singer Jon Anderson isn’t letting his 2008 health scare, or a disharmonious breakup with the legendary band he helped found over 40 years ago, stop him from making music in a variety of different creative settings.

We caught up the singer to discuss the unconventional creative process of his latest record, ‘Survival & Other Stories,’ and found him full of interesting views on a variety of subjects:

Your lyrics seem cosmic, very spiritual, how do you translate everyday life experiences, like buying sneakers or having to fix something in the house, into your music.

Oh, I’m just a natural person. I go to the store, I shop every other day, I cook, I meet people. I’m just a regular person, really. I just like to write songs about searching for truths, and understanding the world, and nature, and everything that surrounds us. I just sing about that, really — not TOO cosmic, really, I just use words in sort of a different way sometimes. But the themes are very strong about getting rid of corruption and living beyond war, things like that. I think everybody wants the same thing, which is peace on earth and a better way of living for everybody in the world. You can’t have 5, 10% of the world enjoying the wealth and the rest of the people out there starving, not really having a good life. Everybody should be sharing the wealth. So, if that’s cosmic, that’s what it is..

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