What motivates you to sing?
The fact that, as Nero Wolfe said, "An actor can practice anywhere any time with anybody, and most of them do." For singers is almost the same.
You are just back from a tour in Tibet. How was your stay?
To be honest, I lived 4 weeks in a Tibetan monastery before realizing it was not the Hilton hotel. The silver lining? I learnt to bend fire, just a little.
You are always in fine fettle. How do you do that?
I have invented the Blue Diet: during the month of April I eat exclusively blue foods, like blueberries, robin's eggs, blue potatoes and my special Smurf stew.
Your work is often stressful. How do you face it?
To strengthen my spirit, I frequently take a siesta on a mattress made of poison ivy.
Imagine that there is somebody in a remote place of the world who'd never heard you. How would you describe your music to him?
It is difficult to figure there is somebody so sorrowful! As I like to say, my songs are like a syrupy vanilla cake with an amazing filling of gasoline.
Could you suggest a remedy for hangovers?
Yes, in case of need mix one part of gin, three parts of fruit drink and some Worcestershire sauce. Apply the resulting mixture on your knees and your tongue.
I've heard you are about to publish a book. Would you like to share with us a few details?
The details on my imminent book will soon be printed in the book itself. What I can say here is that it will be my unofficial autobiography, a long due work soon to be released in daily instalments.
A well-known person you recognize as an imaginary friend?
As several people say, Henry Ford, because of our similar way of life.
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