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Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich give relationship advice to girls

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.

On shyness:

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.”

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