Saturday, November 26, 2005


Ah, the troubles of being the coolest man (officially) on the planet of pop and having a number one - all the girls you've loved before come knocking round upon your door. Or, at least, Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys keeps getting texts from girls he used to date back before he was briefly famous. Guitrist Jamie Cook blabs:

“Another one rang the day we went to number one.”

“She went to school with me and Alex. We all lost contact completely after school, and then she pretended she didn’t recognise us in a queue for a club a year later.”

“That influenced a song we’ve got now...But when we had a hit, she got Alex’s number from someone a few weeks ago.”

“So she phones one day and says congratulations and ‘text me your number, we’ll have to get together and go out sometime.”

“Yeah – right luv, I’m never even going to text you.”

We're not quite sure how you can text someone to ask them what their phone number is, but then we don't really understand all this newfangled technology.