Q – The opening verse of Perfect Skin contains the words Pavement, Basement and Government. As does Subterranean Homesick Blues. Has that ever occurred to ye? Or was it the ol’ subconscious at play? Either way you wrote the better tune, regardless of the Parking Meters.

A – Wow. I hadn’t realised it was that blatant. Certainly I did, consciously or sunconsciously, use the language of my heroes – ‘on account of’ (rather than ‘because’) is all over that record also; that is from too much Springsteen.. Oh, well, hopefully the popouri (spelling?) developed a life of it’s own.