It’s difficult meeting girls. It’s difficult meeting anyone, really. I have never, ever, struck up a relationship with a girl without booze. I’m 17 when it comes to that. I don’t really have a social life at all, and when I do go out I somehow feel there’s a neon sign above me just saying: ‘Socially Inept’. Everyone’s dancing, and loosening up. And I’m thinking, ‘Shit man, a glass has just fallen off the table … someone’s going to slip on the contents and cut their knee.’ I have to do something. And I end up, like at a Billy Childish gig, picking up broken glass like some caretaker, making sure these suave young people don’t cut themselves.
Graham Coxon, May 2004, The Guardian
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