Q – Just wondering if you’ve heard (or heard of) Canuck troubadour Ron Sexsmith, and, if so, does his music do anything for you?

I’m curious because my girlfriend thinks his stuff sounds similar to your current work in some respects (though vocals wouldn’t be one). There’s definitely a plaintive streak in much of your work and practically all of his, but otherwise I don’t perceive the similarities that she does.

A- Played a show in Atlanta this year w/ Ron. Saw him in NYC at Arlene Grocery in 1997 or therabouts, which sparked my desire to play Negatives shows there. He was great, saw him again in my hometown a couple of years ago. I like him, sometimes a lot.