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He’s the debonair, foppish bass playing one from Blur, celebrated for his hedonistic indulgence in the Britpop era. But ALEX JAMES has renounced his rock’n’roll ways and now all he wants is a lie in.

Which time in history would you have loved to have lived?

Right here. right now. Definitely. I think this is the most exciting time in history. I am in the best fucking hand in the world. It's the most exciting time to be alive because we are on the verge of so many hugenesses.

Your house is on fire, loved ones and pets etc are safe, you have a chance to go and retrieve one thing, what would it be?

My passport.

What was the last thing you stole?

A towel.

What’s your least favourite country? And why?

Scotland. Just kidding. Everywhere is great. yOu could probably live and be happy anywhere. It's surprising. I'm even rather fond of Germany at Ill(} irl()irl(3ilt.

If you could wake up tomorrow and have obtained one ability what would it be?

To have a lie in.

How many times a day do you look in the mirror?

Less than Damon. more than Dave.




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Do you consider yourself an organised person?

Yes. I am pretty organised. Being organised is like the key to success or looking successful. But there is an order in chaos as well. That's basically what man does. Man organises. In a strange way. music is kind of an urge to organise your feelings in order to express them.

What, if anything, is too serious to joke about?

The more serious something is. the more potentially funny it is. For example. the more you try to ban something. the more valuable it becomes. The cruellest jokes are inherently Cynical. The easiest way to offend is to be racist: the last taboo. Cunt is more or less an everyday word. Nigger is off the scale: it still has the power to offend. Cunt doesn't offend. not like it used to.

What’s your favourite biscuit?

Digestive with stilton on top.

What song would you hate to be played at your funeral?

Anything pan pipey.

When did you last laugh out loud while reading a book?

The No 7 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

When did you last dance? What was the occasion?

Now. just after a gig in Lisbon.

Can you cook? If so, what’s your signature dish?

A Yorkshire puddy.

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