Q -Is my memory failing me or did you do a print ad for a whiskey or a cognac or something back in your NYC days? I was having a scotch and listening to Bad Vibes the other night and this image of you at a piano (maybe?) with a glass of some spirit invaded my memory. Maybe in Rolling Stome or something?

A – I did an Amaretto add. They had a series going where they picked 4 ‘cool’ folk each year. That would have been 1989. Joan Chen was one of the others. And, yes, I was at a piano in one of the shots with Bob Dylan’s (still) bass player Tony whatshisname. I got a case of it and I cannot recall where it went. I certainly didn’t drink it.

Publication date: 28/02/2007