I first met Max Pokrovsky, famous rock-musician, over 20 years being a leader of a Nogu Svelo! band at “Idols + idols” TV show on Russian 1st Channel. Recently I met him on Children Day with Tatyana Lazareva on Home Channel, discussing educational toys that even George Bush plays. That along with family wealth and creativity were the main subjects of my interview with him. Alexander Gerasimov. The Century “Newspaper”.
He speaks frankle about creativity.
I’ve heard you plan to release your concert on DVD, at what stage is this work right now?
We plan to release it soon. It would be a concert DVD that we filmed almost 18 month ago
We had been shaping it up thoroughly all that’s left for now is to sign the contract and print it. In one’s time I wanted to name this concert “Heading to the East” but now we decided to leave only the epigraph from this theme, If you are heading east for a long time, you reach the West. But if we will leave it a while longer, then this epigraph will become obsolete too. Though….
Max, you filmed musical video on the Russian Winter festival in London this year, didn’t you?
-The final version of concert video for Siberian Love has been approved. It’s filmed half by us so we didn’t really bother ourselves by selecting the interior, buying expensive film. The result is a good life story.
-You work all the time, right?
-Yes! My creative process is never stopped, I make new songs but I don’t show them to anyone. I feel comfortable in this condition. I know that when I release my songs, they would stop belong to me. Right now I own it and I feel good about it. I had a lot of racing in my life, some sprints I won, some lost, but currently I enjoy incredible stable condition and growing interest to us. We try to support this interest.
Some people say it’s possible to develop children only up to 3 years old. Your daughter is 2 years 2 month, so it’s not much time left. Few more month and it would not be possible to develop her. How do you develop her? (the author of the interview is speaking about strange theory of developing education, popular in russia)
I think that no matter how loving and caring father I am, it’s not me developing children, but rather they develop me.
What’s your attitude to various developing education methodics?
-I’m a musician and something individual is important for me. That’s the reason why I think that there should be a program, that would clarify if this human organism is prone to developing education or not, and also to define is it really needed to children or not.
My daughter has already created a song “through afrcia in a dream”. She likes listening music in my working cabinet. I did nothing special for that. Same with the son, he does only what he likes.
There is a theory that says that if you want to understand a child, remember yourself at his age.
That’s a good theory, but it helps only till certain time. Outer conditions, environment do affect personality formation. I was more open from one side and more responsible from other side than my kids. They don’t want to be artists.
What kind of memories do you have from a school age?
"— I don't consider the high school I finished as the best time in my life. But it has nothing to do with the fact that some of us were bad at it. The thing is I have low regards to groups of people gathered together on the areal basis." While people that spend holidays together, being on the same wave, are way more closely-knit. I met such company more than 10 years ago, and we are still in touch.
As I know you are good friends with Home TV Channel hosts.
"We are long-standing friends with Elena Ishcheyeva and Tatyana Lazareva. They are my dear friends. When I see familiar faces to me, I usually press the button "Home". Generally, I really like this channel, it is a head-turner. "