Q – This song (or something with those lyrics) was in the set you played at Joe’s Pub in NYC — is it your tune or a cover?

A – It’s a Lou Reed song called ‘A Gift’ from when he used to have a sense of humour. It’s on ‘Coney Island Baby’, we used to play it on my first solo tour and the heat at Joe’s Pub brought on some kind of dehydration related hysteria, which explains my decision to sing it. I think it is funny.