Q – At the Coach House, you also played a half-finished song about touring. I thought it was sort of funny that your songwriting seemed to overtake your experiences. Do you find that to be true?
Youn Noh, Ohio

A – ‘Overtake’.. hmm.. I’m not sure. I used to laugh at Mott the Hoople because all their songs were about being in a rock’n’roll band. Now that seems strangely honest, even noble. ‘Late Night, Early Town’ will be (if I ever finish it) my homage to Ian Hunter et al. But certainly, it will be form over content should there be a conflict..

Publication date: 1/8/2000