How do you handle hecklers in the theater who refuse to shut up, even when you ignore them?
Luckily in theater we don’t have hecklers. I’ve always felt for comedians because of that. But you cannot stand up and shout Shakespeare sucks because he doesn’t! I usually find myself frustrated by people rustling.
’"Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." Do you believe this to be true?
Absolutely. Love is what makes life worthwhile in its many forms. Tennesse Williams said something about this in “Camino Real” – he said “Make voyages! – Attempt them! – there’s nothing else.”
What don’t you understand about the opposite sex?
My problem is that I think understand too much about the opposite sex – but I may be wrong.
What are your biggest hopes of the Obama administration? What are your biggest fears ?
My biggest hope is that Congress will give him every program that we the people mandated. My biggest fear is that the people will not pay attention and we will forget what we asked him to do.
Which of your songs effortlessly wrote themselves and which did you have to wrestle out of hiding?
Wow…95% of my songs come very fast. I tend to wait a long time until a song writes itself in my head. If it doesn’t come fast, I usually bog down and it never gets done. My latest song “Moonshot” came out of its own will.
Finish this sentence: Clowns make me… Think.
Yes or No -
Did you have braces when you were a kid?
Would you eat a tarantula for $1,000?
Hell yeah – let him be scared for once!