“I don’t agree with the chorus of pessimism”
That went quickly. Together with producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys), Damon Albarn has recorded the Gorillaz album “The Now Now”. We meet the mischievous and boyish-looking Albarn in his attic office in West London. In the small kitchen, he first throws celery, Randen, carrot, apple and ginger in a device that produces a brew with a roar. Damon Albarn (takes a strong sip): Delicious. Just the right thing. This morning I need all the vitamin I can get.
Because of last night! Usually, my life is pretty calm. In the morning I get up early, I do yoga, work, eat, watch TV with the family, and go to bed at 10pm. At least most days. Yesterday it was different, I was traveling with friends and got drunk with sake and vodka. It happens sometimes.
Even if you do not look like this: you are 50 years old since March. How do you cope?
Getting older is a good thing. I think life becomes more interesting with age. It’s great to be a bit more mature. I hope that with age I will not become me a clown. Look here, it doesn’t have to be that way. (pointing to a Japanese magazine lying on the table with Bob Dylan on the cover). It was the surgeon’s turn! Read More