Goldie: The drugs don’t work… only yoga does
THERE was definitely something going ‘om’ with Goldie at Glastonbury after he explained the drugs don’t work… only yoga does.
In an exclusive chat with Guilty Pleasures, the drum ’n’ bass legend told us how he managed to escape ‘paying the price’ for his highs. ‘I’ve been a bad boy sometimes, but seven years of yoga changes a man,’ he said.
‘I do not know of any drug that has made me feel like this, that doesn’t have any fallout, or isn’t attached to anything where you have to pay the price for it.
‘I’ve been a drug addict for 35 years of my life. So having yoga… it’s taken away the neediness. It’s got a better me out of me.’
But it’s not all about clean living and namaste for the 51-year-old, real name Clifford Price. ‘I’m a yogi, not the Dalai Lama,’ he laughed. ‘My mate had a 40th the other day and I got absolutely legless — but my recovery was in the yoga room.’ Regrets are not part of Goldie’s routine, either: ‘I’m not going to change anything I’ve done. I was pretty naughty back then, I really was, but I didn’t care.’
The Inner City Life singer raised the roof at Glasto, banging out the tunes on the Arcadia stage on Saturday night. And Goldie admits he’s a superstitious soul.
‘I’ve never liked to be around the number 14,’ he revealed. ‘When I was touring I refused to sit in the seats on planes with the number 14. I’d have to rebook.’
Disco balls are a big no-no, too. ‘I was doing a festival in Austria and the ball fell down and it nearly knocked me out,’ he said. ‘It just glanced me — I’m very lucky.’
Now living in Asia with his missus Mika, Goldie’s new album The Journey Man is out now.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth