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AB: Shell just pulled out, didn’t it?
TY: Yeah, that’s right. I don’t think that’s entirely down to us, but I think it definitely helped that we were making their life extremely difficult everywhere they turned. But the challenge now is to turn the Arctic into a reserve so it can’t happen. Because what that was going to do was create this gold rush – oil rush – up there, which was just gonna be insane, and this at the same time when the ice is melting. Basically they only started considering it was a possibility because the ice was melting and they thought, ‘Okay, great. Maybe we’ve got a better chance at drilling.’ Which is like –
On Yorke’s son’s musical talents:
TY: My son is a great drummer, but I don’t know if he’ll want to do that forever or not. He’s like not bothered really, which is cool. He just – he comes and hangs out with me when I’m working in my studio. We just hang out, you know. We’re friends. But I don’t think, you know, there’s no burning ambition to be a musician or anything really, even though he’s really good. He does it for pleasure. I mean at that age that’s good, right?
On hanging out with celebrities:
TY: That never appealed. I don’t hang out with people because they are who they are necessarily, unless I’m a big admirer of them. Like I mean, I stalked Ed Norton for ages until eventually he gave in.
TY: Because I’m a big admirer of him. I think he’s brilliant. So I hang out with him a bit occasionally. And Flea, I’ve always really admired Flea anyway, so even before it became an issue of sort of playing with him.
For the whole interview and transcript go to: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/heresthething/2013/apr/01/&n
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