- 21 Jan 03
From the tragic death of Cliff the fish to turning Madonna down, praise from Nick Hornby and fanmail from Bono, Badly Drawn Boy ’s life is certainly bewildering. and that’s before you consider his hellenic aspirations…
Thus Spoke Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy – "I should have been a Greek philosopher, but I didn’t have the brains."
Sod quote of the year, it’s one of the howlers which appeared in several end-of-year round ups. Gough likes to philosophise, albeit in his inimitable Badly Drawn Boy way – rambling away searching for some kind of truth, finding it in several divergent tangents and forgetting it all as soon as he launches into his next stream of consciousness. A bit like life itself really. Hour of the Bewilderbeast indeed!
While the philosophical jury may be still out, Damon did receive a very juicy compliment from a certain Mr. Nick Hornby, author of About A Boy, which Gough ended up soundtracking.