More quotes from Boy George because it’s his 58th birthday today and we are simply mad about the Boy:
Yesterday someone asked me why I was crying in the new video and I said, ‘I’m crying about Donald Trump’ – and instantly I was like, ‘Oh no! Now I’ve given them the headline!’
I went out to a club last year in complete disguise. My friend painted a mask and put these big, mad, surgically-enhanced lips on it. But the security were like, ‘You have to take off your mask’. I said ‘No dahlink, you crazy! I don’t take off!’
So I had to go home in a cab… and the cab driver’s face! He was saying, ‘Are you a bloke or a woman?’ and I said, ‘Everything dahlink!’
It was a fun night – well the journey there and back was fun. Not getting into the club was… whatever. You wouldn’t have had that in the 70s and the 80s. We’re so much more boring now. But I’m not!
I can do a lot of things I couldn’t do when I first started singing. I can do a lot of things I couldn’t do five years ago. There are lots of reasons: I gave up smoking, changed my lifestyle massively, started to work with a singing teacher and started to really understand how physical singing is. I even worked on things like elocution. I do these mad tongue exercises now.
But a lot of the stuff I’ve learned is stuff I was told 20 years ago. I just didn’t listen back then!
When I was 19, I wanted everyone to like me, because fame is about seeking approval, and that means you’re always at the mercy of what people think.
I used to get really upset about negative comments or judgments, to the point where I’d ring people up or write them a letter, or even send them a fax, to set the record straight.
But I think I’ve learned in the last 10 years to protect myself a bit more from my own reactions. Having the last word isn’t necessarily such a great thing.