Alexander Ovechkin was on radio station Mayak (Lighthouse) today. If USA has 4 time zones, Russia has 9 (UTC+02 to UTC+11). Mayak is retransmitted and can be heard from the most western Kaliningrad between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea to Sakhalin island that is few miles away from Japan.
Ovechkin confirmed that he recorded the song and said that he tried to enjoy the life while he could, he shared his opinion about he books, the literature and said that he would love to meet meet with the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan and rapper Eminem. He didn't forget to mention the Washington's goal in the upcoming season and gave a comment about the prospects for the Russian goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov. [Seems like Ovi answered to the questions from Mayak -tj]
"I never thought I could become a a politician. When the time will come, perhaps something can happen. But now my goal is to play hockey and not think about the politics. I recently recorded a song, it will be published later. I recorded it with Zhigan. You will hear it soon.
To be a rock star? I don't have the looks. You need long hair, earrings in the nose and ears, and dye your hair, it is not me. I go to the parties for fun, I like being in places where it's noisy and fun. I don't like a boring company, when you sit at a table and discuss the world's or global problems and stuff. Now it's time to enjoy the life while you can. I watch the news, but only when there is a possibility.
I read the books when possible. I like the gangster genre. The last one I've read was called "The knife in the heart." Who wrote it? I don't look at the author. In general, reading the books, this is not mine. But if I can, I can always read a page or two, and I'll be happy. After I'll finish my career I can write an autobiography. Right now I don't see the point of doing it. No, I haven't read the books of famous hockey players.
Yes, I think that your earnings depend on the effort you've spend on doing it. Of course, there are times when luck is on your side, and you think that you know your destiny. But if you think that you can sit on the couch and then wake up famous, then this will won't happen. You need to work, work hard, you have to sacrify. As for the fate, then I do not want to know what will happen to me in the future, I know that now everything is as it should.
Now it's time to move on, there is no limit to perfection. The hockey players have one goal and it is victory. If you don't want to win, why do you want to live. As for loses, without them the victories won't happen.
Will I be a coach one day? I don't know. We'll see when I'll finish playing. Now I want to be successful only in sports. Politics, design, it's all will be later. Maybe.
Who would I like to meet? I would like to meet Michael Jackson, but this won't happen. I think there's still an opportunity to meet with Michael Jordan. And I really love hip-hop and Eminem, so I'd really love to meet him. Yes, I've always have his cd's in the car. My favorite song? Marshall Mathers. There are such cool words in t he lyrics: last year I was nobody, and when I got something, everybody calls and sends invitations. "Eight Mile" is an awesome movie. Eminem showed everyone that if you work hard, anything can happen.
No, I don't have a Facebook account. I had one on one site and they may have stolen pictures from there and placed it on a supposedly my Facebook account. And then I was hacked, and all photos disappeared.
The one and only goal of the next season is to win the Stanley Cup. Next year there won't be the Olympics, and as for the world championship... I want to go there, but my main goal is the Stanley Cup.
Will Varlamov be number one in Washington? God bless, I think he's ready for it.
There was a post in Life.ru that Ovechkin's account on Odnoclassniki was hacked, but you never know, it's Life.ru for God's sake. There's no fine line between the truth and BS for that tabloid.
You know I just don't get it
Last year I was nobody
This year I'm sellin records
Now everybody wants to come around like I owe em somethin
Heh, the fuck you want from me, ten million dollars?
Get the fuck out of here
[Chorus One: Eminem]
You see I'm, just Marshall Mathers (Marshall Mathers)
I'm just a regular guy,
I don't know why all the fuss about me (fuss about me)
Nobody ever gave a fuck before,
all they did was doubt me (did was doubt me)
Now everybody wanna run they mouth
and try to take shots at me (take shots at me)