Q – Have you ever played Japan or considered it? I have lived here now for 8 years and met more than few LC (and Matthew Sweet) fans. Any chance of stopping by in between NZ/Australia and LA one day? Billboard Live just opened three supper clubs in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka — and is drawing a steady stream of rock, new wave, folk and r&B acts.

A – I have been three times. I’d love to return. Write to your local promoter, start a Yahoo Group, etc. I’ll be there in a heartbeat.