About becoming a British citizen.
Kontext: As a family, we have been very fortunate to find a happy lifestyle in this country and we feel we belong. We still consider ourselves to be Georgian, because that is where our roots are, and I return to Georgia every year to see my uncles and grandparents, but I am proud to now be a British citizen.
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Geburtstag: 16. September 1984
Ketevan „Katie“ Melua ist eine georgisch-britische Sängerin, Songwriterin und Musikerin.
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About becoming a British citizen.
„I literally thought when I was 15 that I was a musical genius and I could change the world, but in fact you're not and you can't and you don't, and that realisation is almost heartbreaking.“
Kontext: The last verse [In My Secret Life] completely got to me, about how we all have great ideals but in reality we end up conforming, following everyone else. We want to be stronger so we lead that life inside, thinking of ourselves as these great brave souls. I literally thought when I was 15 that I was a musical genius and I could change the world, but in fact you're not and you can't and you don't, and that realisation is almost heartbreaking.
Kontext: I spend eight to nine months working abroad and cram in a holiday when I have the odd week off. This year, three of those months were spent in America playing gigs with my band, so we got to visit all kinds of places from Arizona to New York. After a few weeks, I really began to miss family and friends not to mention baked beans!
„She was really excited about it but quite nervous because she felt that everyone was hyping it up a bit and she just wanted to bring out an album. You know, she's a musician“
About meeting Kate Bush.
Kontext: Of course [Kate Bush] is still relevant. I wasn't actually in the country when her music first came out, so I only discovered it three or four years ago. What's amazing is that something like "Wuthering Heights" still sounds so different. I actually saw her about nine months ago, we were just passing at an industry event and I went up to her and said I was a big fan and asked her about the new record. She was really excited about it but quite nervous because she felt that everyone was hyping it up a bit and she just wanted to bring out an album. You know, she's a musician.
About smoking cannabis.
Kontext: It's so funny because when you do smoke weed and write a song, you're like, 'Yeah, this is brilliant, this is excellent!' - and the next morning you go back and often find that really it's not very good at all... I've never done anything like acid or cocaine and I hope I don't. But I guess you have to try things once in a while... just once. I think you have to be very wary of falling into that trap of getting addicted.
Kontext: I've never had paparazzi follow me and I rarely get recognised. I dress like a tramp when I'm not working. My hairdresser calls me the Romanian window cleaner. That's just the way I am.
Kontext: [Melua] makes music that's easy on the ear and even easier on the brain. She's the perfect good girl in the middle of the road. I'm not keen to make things too easy for anyone.
Kontext: When I was 14 or 15 I was into the whole Spice Girls and I was a huge fan, but two years ago I heard The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell and I was like - fucking hell, I've been born in the wrong bloody decade!
Kontext: Buying books is probably my biggest vice when I travel. I bought a great one in America called An Incomplete Education, which covers everything from fashion to philosophy in quite a humorous way. It’s a bluffer’s guide, but pretty extensive. Because I never went to university, it’s my attempt to bone up on subjects I don’t know much about.
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Kontext: I don't think I could see myself with someone who's famous. I don't like the lifestyle and everything it stands for. Too superficial. That attention is too much. For me to go home and be surrounded by that sounds like a fucking nightmare. But a musician or someone who's into music is different.
Kontext: I get guilty when I spend money on silly things like clothes and stuff... Having experienced a completely different extreme of wealth, and I don't mean me being poor or rich, I mean knowing that 40 quid that gets spent on a pair of shoes could go a long way for a family in Georgia for a week or even a month, having experienced that, you're a bit more [guilty].
About "Halfway Up The Hindu Kush"
[André Paine, Katie comes of age, http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/music/gig-21588201-details/Katie+Melua,+The+Storys/gigReview.do?reviewId=23376920, Evening Standard, 2006-12-04]
[Jasper Gerard, Me and my motors, http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/features/article522083.ece, The Sunday Times, 2005-05-19]
Melua's alleged description of Il Divo's audience.
[Purcell, Andrew, Andrew Purcell Meets Katie Melua, The Guardian, Guardian News and Media Limited, 11 August 2006, http://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/aug/11/popandrock2, 12 April 2016]
Some days later, Melua's manager, Mike Batt, wrote in The Guardian and denied the quote had ever been said.
[Mike Batt, Housewives' choice, http://arts.guardian.co.uk/page/0,,1862237,00.html, The Guardian, 2006-09-29]
About the decline of the music video.
[Katie Melua, Katie comes of age, http://www.katiemelua.com/blogs2007.html, Official blog, 2007-05-29]
„I spend eight to nine months working abroad and cram in a holiday when I have the odd week off. This year, three of those months were spent in America playing gigs with my band, so we got to visit all kinds of places from Arizona to New York. After a few weeks, I really began to miss family and friends not to mention baked beans!“
[York Membery, Travelling Life - Katie Melua, http://ultratravel.telegraph.co.uk/site/pages/ultra_experts/travelling_life_-_katie_melua_page1.php, The Telegraph, 2006-09-18]
Said in many interviews, usually when asked where the Georgian-born, Belfast-raised, British singer feels she belongs.
German Video interview http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/inhalt/16/0,4070,3906608-5,00.html
Variante: "I'm from Earth."
„I do know that there are some things that exist in this world that you just can't prove. That could be the case with God or whoever might be up there, but I don't follow any one religion.“
[Portia Colwell, Not just anybody: Katie Melua, http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/body_and_soul/article566962.ece, The Times, 2005-09-17]
„We are 12 billion light-years from the edge. That's a guess — no-one can ever say it's true, but I know that I will always be with you.“
Nine Million Bicycles, from Piece By Piece (2005)