I was on a ferry with my old girlfriend around the same time,” he went on, “and I’d bought these Gitanes, and they were killing me. And I dropped to the floor and started going a bit unconscious, and my girlfriend - who was bulimic, by the way - was just kicking me and going, “Get up, Graham! Stop showing me up!” And I was lying on the threshold of the toilet, and people were just casually stepping over me.
“I’m attracted to trauma,” Graham added, as if he need to. “I like things like that. I’m a born martyr. Damon always says I’m like one of those old poets who carried handkerchiefs around with them and kept going into fits and saying, “Oooh, I’m feeling a bit giddy!” —Graham Coxon, 1995
Graham Coxon on the video for To The End
He brought his weight and edge,” explains Simon Tong. “And a darkness. But it wasn’t just his sound. He had an idea of what the songs should be about, became like the artistic director of the group. With Gorillaz Damon has [comic artist] Jamie [Hewlett], in Blur he had Graham. Now he has Paul.”
Damon 4 Paul; Paul 4 Damon. They talk of having “found each other”, and look a right pair with their matching dental irregularities and front door keys swinging inexplicably from strings around their necks. As the tour rolls on and each show sees Simonon nudge closer to the singer during the terrace swing of ’80s Life, or hold the frontline as Albarn disappears behind the piano for Kingdom Of Doom, it strikes you suddenly that for all of Albarn’s bullishness and Simonon’s apparent self-possession they both need each other like crazy. “We’re like brothers really,” says Simonon of their bond. “I like the fact that he won’t be pinned down, and he brings value and integrity to whatever he does.”
—Mean Streets, 2007 (via damonalbarn)
“We’re never a dull moment, me and Paul,” says Albarn in turn. “Both like black music, both know what it’s like to be too pretty for your own good when you’re young. I love him, of course! What’s there not to love about Paul Simonon?
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lol whatever. they have too much time on there hands i think. and besides you’re cool enough to actually go to parties with damon and hang out. good thing you said his audience at his shows are much much more mature and hip.
yeah there was a great vibe at his shows (besides crazy debbie). they were just really cool. and i honestly think those are the people who have stayed with him the longest and like his stuff beyond just blur or gorillaz. then coming online it’s like a justine bieber following of some kind with 14 yr olds, it’s completely weird when there was none of that at his shows.
She really is. I think she’d appreciate this.
oh.my.god. omg omg he gave me the list of songs HE WROTE THEM DOWN ON PAPER AND READ THEM OFF TO ME AS IF IT WERE A POEM its the songs the songs the songs about me OMG I CAN’T FEEL MY FEET OR MY ELBOWS AND I THINK MY KNEES ARE GOING NUMB and that song is one of my songs and EVERYBODY LOVES IT and I don’t think I can breathe right now i’ve never felt so appreciated by anyone in my entire life. I have water coming from my eyes and I’m not even sad I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THIS WHAT IS GOING ON?
I’m not sure what’s worse: you spreading the lie that Damon Albarn had sex with you when you were like 14, or you pretending that you’re still in contact with him and that he somehow loves you more than the mother of his child.