Radiohead's frontman Thom Yorke and collaborator Nigel Godrich, who usually stay away from the public eye, recently participated in Rookie Mag's long-running "Ask a Grown Man" series, in which influential men dispense sage wisdom to teenagers and young women.
Yorke and Godrich fielded questions on breakups, overcoming shyness, and insecurity.
Yorke: “If you have a crush on him, if you're really, really, really, really shy, which is what I was at that age -- also, I was at a boys' school so it was impossible to meet girls anyway -- how about just write him a note? Or if you can’t bear it just throw him against a wall sometime.”
On breaking up with someone boring:
Godrich: “Yeah, of course it’s okay to break up with them. But maybe you can not just say ‘Hey you’re boring me so I’m going to break up with you.’ You can be a lot more politic about it.”
Yorke: “I’d go with that, actually.”