The prince of pop parody rolls into Massey Hall (178 Victoria) Tuesday (July 10). $39.50-$59.50. 416-872-4255.
Which artist or artists would you love to collaborate with and why?
The guy who does the Family Circus comics. I bet I'd be really good at colouring them in.
If you'd never gotten involved in writing and playing music, how would you be making a living today?
I would be a resident expert in electron cryomicroscopy at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Ever had a dream that became the basis of a song?
Once when I was a little kid, I dreamed that someone had left my cake out in the rain... and I remember being upset, because it took so long to bake it, and I figured I would never have that recipe again. Shortly after that, Jimmy Webb wrote MacArthur Park. Strange, huh?
What album or song changed your life?
"Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D... because after that album came out I was able to buy a house.
Gosh! I'd have to say either looking up at a rainbow on a beautiful summer day or black tar heroin.