I suppose it would help if Katy asked the question in a simple and straightforward manner to begin with! 😁 I always find it’s better to do some research beforehand.
It's not just the easy to answer questions where the questioner could have done some research before hand, but thought provoking ones or something else other than, "Duh, hey....uh...do you still wear that necklace that has a tiger on it?" Know what I mean? And the issue with Simon is that when you do ask him a really good question, he come back with some off the wall reply instead of giving the respect that's due to the person asking it. For example - me: "Hey, Simon, when you and the band were going through the process of writing and fleshing out tracks for the new album, what made you and the band bring in Graham Coxon to lend his guitar talent to the album?" Simon: "Did you know that on Mars, scientist think they may have come across a bidet made of solid dark chocolate that's filled with slices of green cheese? Wooooosh!"
Oooh! Maybe we'll get the real story behind the leopard skin pants!
You can’t expect people to work out Simon’s story through his lyrics. An idea of an autobiography is to put your life story down in plain English so everybody can understand *easily* when they sit down in a comfy chair, enjoying a Latte or whatever.
It’ll be done eventually - and it will be a best seller.