There's a very fine line between being artistic and being a dickhead - it's like love and hate.
I think people expect mud at festivals, I think you'd be asking for your money back if you didn't get it.
I'd rather have ten people who are mad for it than ten thousand who aren't.
It's the same misconception I used to have. I meet people and think they're millionaires and they're not.
We don't to be some kind of rock supergroup for the sake of being a supergroup. You want to change things and say something fresh and new so you appeal to people as a new group.
The fact is that you don't want to be away forever, but you want to lead a normal life.
I think that you have to bear in mind that music is about escape, and it's not unreasonable to think the music business would be based around escapism.
It's quite ironic I suppose, it's that thing about being in a group when you all start out as friends and then invariably end up hating each other. So I just thought they needed telling really, in case they were labouring under the apprehension that they were still friends.
They amaze me most of those remixes. Some of them are crap. But every time I complain, someone comes up and says they are for a different market that you don't understand. Some of the New Order ones are really great, though.
When you balance it against New Order, New Order don't work or tour relentlessly. We definitely work in our own way and sometimes it's a bit too slow for me, so I like to plan ahead and fill my time up.
Actually when we stopped New Order I was busier than ever. The only gaps have been while we've been writing.
The scary thing is when I did my set in Texas everyone was excited. The show was great. I was done and the next DJ put something on vinyl and the difference! The quality!!
But then I quite enjoy when something goes wrong, because when I watch DJs that take it very seriously, it's nice when you make a mistake and laugh about it.
It was an amazing mistake to lose 10p on every copy because your sleeve is so expensive.