the newspaper is dated from December 2008, year XVIII- no.849-"Formula AS"
ok, here's the part of the article i have. xD - the next will come soon, i hope (Vlad, if i'm not online then e-mail it to me or something, please, i'm dying to read the rest haha)
(the pic is big, so here's a linked thumbnail )
the picture with him on the piano says "A great voice. He sold 15 million CDs" and the one with Andrea reads "Shoulder to shoulder..."
-"I write the best songs in the bathroom"
*with his baritone voice and kind self, he has become famous and adored by women*
Everything about Josh Groban is somewhat "soft". The way he shakes your hand, the way he smiles. And during the interview at "Hotel Marquis" he drinks his coffee with small sips, careful. Long story short, at first sight Groban matches perfectly with the kind of music he sings: sentimental pop, with a hint of classic, thanks to his baritone voice.
In the USA, the Californian Groban has become a star with his 3 records- meaning over 15 million records sold. Next is a "best of" double CD, and reporters want to know: how "soft" is Josh Groban, really?
-Often enough you are described as the 'perfect son-in-law". Is that a compliment or is it offending?
-when I have a date, right after the aperitifs, I am told by the person I am with that they want to introduce me to their mother. Every woman wants to marry me, even without wanting to know me better. It seems -to me- a little hazardous. Anyway, I am single now and apparently I haven't found the right person yet. And the perfect son-in-law remark isn't offending anymore, it's a great compliment.
-Could you characterize yourself as a shy man?
-Yes, eventually. I don't like to be in center of attention.
-So why did you become a star?
-On the stage I have no problem whatsoever. But at parties, in a restricted circle I don't really feel comfortable. Those are the times when I feel really uncomfortable.
-How do you explain this?
-Maybe because I'm a workaholic and I rarely get out of the house. And then, suddenly starting a conversation seems so unusual to me that I feel bad. I need to learn to unwind.
-You're a classically trained baritone. Do you give more attention to your voice than your branch mates?
-Believe me that every good singer takes care of his voice, including rappers and rockers. In regards to this, I am very disciplined. Before a concert there is no alcohol, nuts or yogurt. The alcohol dries the vocal cords, the nuts can scratch and yogurt intensifies the production of saliva. While touring I'm even on a diet. Just water, fish and lots of vegetables.
- is there any 'magic place' where you get great ideas for your songs?
- I write the best songs in the bathroom. At least three of my songs were born while I was washing my hair. And to answer your next question, yes, I do sing under the shower.