Q – Back in the early 90’s, you played the Warfield in San Francisco with Michael Penn. I wondered if he had any comment about your song “Sean Penn Blues?” You didn’t play it that night despite many requests (in my humble, you SHOULD play it. It’s a great song!) I also wondered if you had left it out then out of respect for Mr. Penn.?

A – No. It just wasn’t in the set. We had played that song to death on the last Commotions tour and I think I needed a break from it. I’m sure Michael wouldn’t have minded – he has a sense of humour.