who get twangy at the Mod Club (722 College) tonight (Thursday, April 12). $22.50. 416-588-4663.
What album or song changed your life? Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Jajouka. These guys, the master musicians of Jajouka, smoke hashish and play music all day. Listening to it induces a dual haunted/relaxed level of consciousness.
What's the best rumour you've ever heard about yourself? That I'm an ascetic and had been seen riding a skateboard in Tennessee.
What was your strangest experience onstage? Having a guy named Fred Friction play spoons on my back. Or playing Drown at one end of a football stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in the rain while Neil Young played Like A Hurricane at the other end.
What's your biggest regret? Declining an offer to open for Oasis.
Best high? Playing piano accompaniment for Keith Richards belting out Wild Horses.
If you'd never gotten involved in writing and playing music, how would you be making a living today? I'd probably be a roadie for the Dixie Chicks by now.