"I really, really wanted to be on that plane." Fear of flying, also known as pteromerhanophobia, is a commonplace phobia --in fact, some experts believe it may affect as much as 18pc of the population.There are several tell-tale symptoms, including palpitations, shortness of breath, trembling, chest pain and sweating.
In very extreme circumstances, the sufferer may also believe that they are choking.
In addition, the phobic person experiences a feeling of losing control and may even faint. Sometimes, there will be a clear-cut reason: for instance, many of us develop a fear of dogs after having been attacked by one as a child.
He will be fighting it out with Brandon Flowers , Dizzee Rascal , Paolo Nutini and Paul Weller in the best male category.
Arcade Fire also get three nods with best act in the world today, best video and best album for The Suburbs.
Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach has also been nominated for best LP along with Paul Weller’s Wake Up The Nation and The National’s High Violet.
Florence and the Machine, The xx, Gorillaz, Muse, Kasabian and Gorillaz are all up for two awards each.
Resplendently silly in a faux-military jacket accessorised with eagle-feather epaulets, his boyish features softened with eyeliner and rouge, he bestrode the ceremony like a cross between Ziggy Stardust and Michael Jackson on the cusp of full-blown, Bubbles-in-the-bedroom bonkerdom.
In other words, he bore a suspicious resemblance to a proper, just-the-right-side-of-crazy, pop star.
He said: "I have a love-hate relationship with this town.
And it came out."Usually I'm the ambassador for this place, but in this song I showed another side.
I grew up with people like Wayne [Newton] on billboards."You go to the 7-Eleven and there's a line of slot machines with a Rat Pack picture.