being famous in England

I did feel honoured because I’m a foreigner and I was living in England and I was offered the chance to be an A-lister. Normally I spend a lot of my time solitaire. It just felt a bit weird, because I have to be able to write music, and when I walk down the street I have this music going on in my head. That’s my life, and it felt like a thousand people had moved in there and they were leaving their dirty socks around, so I couldn’t write music. I’m a pretty tough cookie you know, and if I could endure that and still write good music, I would have endured it ; but it wasn’t creative, so it had absolutely no interest for me. It was boring.

The List (Issue 584,) 23 August 2007