The man shared his memories about the famous artist. The heir of Viktor Tsoi told about how to live after the death of the Pope, what he does now and why he tries not to advertise the star name.
21 Jun music the legend of Russian rock music, the idol of millions, the founder of the group “Kino” Viktor Tsoi would have turned 55 years old. August 15, 1990, upon learning of the death of the singer, the whole country couldn’t believe it. Fans have long tried to come to terms with the departure of idol, and some of them have even committed suicide. On the grave of a celebrity is still possible to meet loyal fans.
There comes and the only son of Victor Alexander Tsoy. For the first time the heir to legendary actor gave an interview about the father and himself. It turned out that relatives are not so often told him about the star.
In 1990 I was five. I have only vague snippets of information. Children’s visual impressions that are difficult to Express in words. Mother and relatives, of course, said something about it, but only under mood. There was no program for the study of his biography.
Alexander admits he does not understand what kind of person was Choi senior. He suggests that many fans perceive the image of the vain and musician too seriously. The man believes that the father was deliberately placed there irony. “Movie” was a very important milestone in Russian music. It was like no popular. Much of what is now taken for granted, was supernova then. A record supersol sound even now. This music is so good that still works”, – says Alexander.
Oddly enough, but because of the well-known names in childhood Tsoi Jr. had problems. According to him, at school he was perceived exclusively as the son of a celebrity. That is why the school the man had to finish externally.
“Nothing really terrible was not just difficult, when everything has been pre-think know something about you, what is your life, financial situation and so on. It’s especially difficult when you’re small. Now I can just send, because I know that I myself represent. I now not the most social person, but then it was not exactly the coolest guy at school. Was quiet and relatively downtrodden”, – says Alexander.
Choi admits that only after 25 years put up with fame and realized that he has certain obligations as the heir of the legendary artist. He also notes that if the planned shooting the film scripted by William Gibson, where Victor was supposed to play the main role, took place, the group would have been on the rise. Sam songs daddy it involves infrequently.
“I listen to fairly rare — on average once a month. I’ve never been able to grow quite a thick skin. It is impossible to get away from the thoughts about missing. Before the staff opened up such opportunities in recent years. What else could be about what we learned and what we have not seen? It could be the world glory,” says the heir to the stars.
Now Alexander is involved in his own rock project. He writes songs in Russian, which plays and sings himself. The man also told me that sometimes notes the similarity of his voice with his father’s. Choi Jr. admits that he would not use a famous name so as not to disturb the independent development of the album.
“The name attracts attention. Still I am regularly asked: “are you, by any chance, a relative?” I said, “Well, Yes.” After that, people usually want to be photographed. Fans now can not attack, but I still have problem to go to the cemetery to see my father. There are always people who want to drink a beer on the grave, and they know me, just want to talk. And I I go to the cemetery not to communicate”, says Choi.
I wonder what Alexandra really often know. So, recently, during his travels in Goa, one from a passing tourists recognized him as heir to the stars. However, the musician for this popularity is very skeptical. He told this publication Meduza.
In this situation there is no role for me: people just want to take a picture, and I at this point just the furnishings. Difficult when you are perceived as a landmark — you play the role of some of St. Basil’s Cathedral. And I’m alive and I have feelings. Weird. Although sometimes people react completely different. For example, when I met my future wife, she absolutely didn’t matter that I am the son of Choi.