"I do write kind of some fast songs best to keep Graham happy."
-What would you have done to improve Think Tank?
-Mr. Coxon: Chucked the computer out and actually worked on making music instead of playing with Lego electronics, I suppose. That's about it... and written songs [laughs].
-Coxon’s relationship with Albarn has long been the focal point of the group, and Albarn addresses this relationship on the new song My Terracotta Heart. “I don’t know if I’m losing you again,” he sings in that instantly recognisable melancholic tone. What did Coxon think when he first heard it?
-I thought: ‘Oh shit, he’s writing about me again ... What’s he saying?’
哦对，面公举在魔鞭制作纪录片里，谈到 My Terracotta Heart时说：
“It's odd but someone said that you've always written songs about him……"
"People make it a complex relationship, but it’s not really,“ says Coxon. “We’re childhood friends, our relationship is deep, and we’re brothers, you know? Both in music and friendship. We got together to play music and became friends and those two things have been linked and have carried on ever since.
“Our friendship and music-making got put on hold. We were innocent people when we first met and friendships get put through the mangle by success and close proximity. Our friendship has a purpose. It’s always been about educating each other and sharing adventures, and that’s how it remains."
-NME: I've been looking at a website which features a story called 'Graham in Wonderland' and it's written from Damon Albarn's perspective. In the story, you try to feel him up.
-Graham : Is that the pornographic one? I've read that. I think that caused some minor emotional ripples around a few people. I think the person who wrote it is completely insane and kind of suffered in her own way for writing it.
Why does your friendship matter so much to other people?
“It’s a stupid soap opera for them. It’s obsessed people writing fan fiction and spinning it into some bullshit on the internet, when actually they don’t know anything about it at all. It’s some weird thrill for them. In the old days, they probably wrote it in a letter and it went into a big sack that was never looked at by the band. Now we have to read all that shit ... Well, you don’t have to, but sometimes you click a button ...”
Albarn offers a different perspective. “I think bands need to have that dynamic, whether it’s the Smiths or the Stone Roses or the Pixies.
（sorry I didn't mean to be angst………………）