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I'm good but it's very cold here. Some people were talking about this the other day — it'smy 13th album. I hadn't even thought about it. My wife's superstitious but about hasn't mentioned it yet. When you're coming back with another album do you ever say to yourself: "I'm bringing Sexsmith back?

I noticed Justin Timberlake's got another new record out. He was trying to do it like David Bowie, right? I share my about with Bowie so when he put that track out it was like the best birthday present for me!

I just love that song — it seems really honest and moving. A lot of pop music these days is just frivolous and all about dancing or whatever so to have a song like that come out … I just hope some musicians will hear it and try harder to about up a little. Oh yeah, I think she's great! One of my favourite songs is [Destiny's Child's] Survivor. That's like my theme song! Ron used to do it in soundcheck. It just upsets me that so many popstars, especially female ones, are always trying to hang on to youth all the time.

You've described this new album as having the "spectre of death" hanging over it …. I'm not sure I said that 3. This past year? They found a lump in my throat and I went to the doctor … it just became this ron of going for tests and waiting for results. In Canada we have a good healthcare system but you do have to wait weeks to get a Cat scan about it can make you freak out a bit. That you don't really make any money.

At least I don't! But then a lot of people who I knew that made money in the 90s didn't go on to make many albums. So in a way it turned out how I wanted. I like song titles that are conversational. Sometimes I'll just hear a phrase and be amazed nobody's written a song with that title.

Lyrics are the hardest part for me. At the same time, I don't think I write any songs where you'll be scratching your head wondering what I'm singing about.

I do think there are a lot of songwriters who get away with murder when it comes to lyrics. All that stream of consciousness stuff … it drives me nuts! I get the impression they're just singing stuff off about top of their head, but it's much harder to write the kind of lyric that Johnny Mercer or Cole Porter would write.

You know, where there's no wasted words. My publishers are always sending me on trips to write with other people, about this one time they sent me to Nashville. You don't want to turn up empty handed, so in advance I wrote down a load of titles in advance. But when I played this guy Me, Myself and Wine he thought I was just making fun of country music, so in the end I just used the song for myself.

It's pretty simple — it's just about listening to music with a good glass of wine. I'm not an expert but lately I've been drinking these Argentinian Malbecs. They taste great. I don't know if that just means it's wine for dumb people 4 but whatever it is I like them. At the end of my tour last year my band surprised me with this big crate of maybe 25 bottles of vintage red wine from different countries. It was supposed to be for special occasions but my friends came over sexsmith night and they ended up going ron a bit too easily.

I shudder to think sometimes. I was pushing 30 when I got signed. I didn't think it was ever going to happen for me. You've always been slightly under the radar of the mainstream. Are you desperate for a hit? I think the movie 5 made it seem like I was desperate for a hit, but it really wasn't about being famous or anything, it was about me trying to keep things going.

The same way as if you've got a business and you're working ron how to hold on to it when things aren't going so well. You've got to find a way to make the customer happy.

How important is that to you? It's a consolation prize, I guess. It's funny because I worked with Bob Rock on my last album 6. He's worked with all these people like Bon Jovi and he's almost the opposite of me.

He's played huge stadiums but what he wants most of all is respect. He wants to be like Bruce Springsteen or whatever. So it's a grass-is-greener thing. Chris Martin sings on a version of your song Gold in Them Hills.

I heard that he didn't ask permission, he just went into the studio and added his vocals. Well, it wasn't so much him … I was touring when my record was being mixed in LA and the producer sexsmith Chris to replace my piano part, because I'm a terrible piano sexsmith. That's how it started, but he ended up singing on the record.

Sexsmith wasn't around at the time so they couldn't ask my permission. It sort of bothered me that they sent me this CD with "Gold in Them Ron Remix" written on it and I didn't even know who it sexsmith singing. I thought it was me at first, but it didn't sound like me. It took me a while to get anyone on the phone to explain who it was. Obviously the record company were desperate for me to release it once they knew it had Chris Martin on it.

Is there anyone you wouldn't want to sing them? You used to perform about yourself as a "one-man jukebox" — could you still do that? Oh definitely. I have so many songs in my memory. It's like an idiot savant thing … only without the savant part.

I can't remember anybody's name or anything like that yet I know so many sexsmith lyrics it's crazy. I could get up tonight and do an hour of nothing but Bob Dylan songs. I could do that with anybody I like! It's always different. With a song such as Nowhere Is on the new record, I just had the phrase "Now I know where nowhere is" in my head and I liked it.

That song's about meeting my wife and all the stupid things I was doing before I met her. Oh you know, the fooling around.

I did a lot of that. I was 21 when I became a dad so I spent my 20s putting the kids to ron and stuff. So when I got a record deal … I mean, I'm not like Brad Pitt or anything, but there would be girls in, say, Norway who had heard my record and already made up their mind that they liked me.

Sexsmith you show up there and there she is … this was kind of the situation everywhere I went. So for a while I had girlfriends in different cities and was juggling all of that. I mean, I'm glad I got to experience all that but it was very stressful. When I met my second wife Colleen it made me realise that the fooling around was nowhere for me.

Is it hard documenting personal things on record, knowing that people involved will hear it? It's hard being in a relationship because when you're working on a song you don't want to be tip-toeing around things. Sometimes my wife will shout from the other room: "What was that you said?

Sometimes it will be walking down the street and just overhearing a snippet of conversation. Some songs are written at the laundromat while my clothes are being washed.

That's how I wrote Jazz at the Bookstore. I had the whole lyric about by the time my clothes were dry. All I had to do was fold them up and figure out what to do with the words. Agatha Christie did say that the best time to come up with ideas was when you ron doing the dishes …. Maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way, but I always worry about the state of her dishes …. Sexsmith not good! I found when I was a courier I wrote a lot of songs, too. When you're ron anything that's not taxing on the brain your mind wanders.

I wrote Secret Heart when I was a courier, out delivering packages. One of the big regrets of my life is not going with my middle name, Eldon.

Well, it wasn't so much him … I was touring when my record was being mixed in LA and the producer asked Chris to replace my piano part, because I'm a terrible piano player. That's how it started, but he ended up singing on the record.

I wasn't around at the time so they couldn't ask my permission. It sort of bothered me that they sent me this CD with "Gold in Them Hills Remix" written on it and I didn't even know who it was singing.

I thought it was me at first, but it didn't sound like me. It took me a while to get anyone on the phone to explain who it was. Obviously the record company were desperate for me to release it once they knew it had Chris Martin on it. Is there anyone you wouldn't want to sing them? You used to perform covers yourself as a "one-man jukebox" — could you still do that? Oh definitely.

I have so many songs in my memory. It's like an idiot savant thing … only without the savant part. I can't remember anybody's name or anything like that yet I know so many song lyrics it's crazy. I could get up tonight and do an hour of nothing but Bob Dylan songs. I could do that with anybody I like!

It's always different. With a song such as Nowhere Is on the new record, I just had the phrase "Now I know where nowhere is" in my head and I liked it. That song's about meeting my wife and all the stupid things I was doing before I met her. Oh you know, the fooling around. I did a lot of that. I was 21 when I became a dad so I spent my 20s putting the kids to bed and stuff. So when I got a record deal … I mean, I'm not like Brad Pitt or anything, but there would be girls in, say, Norway who had heard my record and already made up their mind that they liked me.

So you show up there and there she is … this was kind of the situation everywhere I went. So for a while I had girlfriends in different cities and was juggling all of that.

I mean, I'm glad I got to experience all that but it was very stressful. When I met my second wife Colleen it made me realise that the fooling around was nowhere for me. Is it hard documenting personal things on record, knowing that people involved will hear it? It's hard being in a relationship because when you're working on a song you don't want to be tip-toeing around things. Sometimes my wife will shout from the other room: "What was that you said?

Sometimes it will be walking down the street and just overhearing a snippet of conversation. Some songs are written at the laundromat while my clothes are being washed. That's how I wrote Jazz at the Bookstore. I had the whole lyric done by the time my clothes were dry. All I had to do was fold them up and figure out what to do with the words.

Agatha Christie did say that the best time to come up with ideas was when you were doing the dishes …. Maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way, but I always worry about the state of her dishes …. Probably not good! I found when I was a courier I wrote a lot of songs, too. When you're doing anything that's not taxing on the brain your mind wanders. I wrote Secret Heart when I was a courier, out delivering packages.

One of the big regrets of my life is not going with my middle name, Eldon. I think Eldon Sexsmith sounds great, but I sort of chickened out. I always thought Sexsmith was an English name but my brother traced it back to or whatever and thinks it's an Irish name. In Canada there's a town called Sexsmith and we used to always drive past a gas station called Sexsmith Gas Station, so there are more of us out there.

This question is actually on Yahoo answers with three responses. Do you want to know what the public thought it meant? Answer two: When you've broken your penis you take it to a sexsmith who mends it by sticking it in a fire then pounding it with a hammer and anvil. And finally … someone who is so good at sex that they possibly make it their job.

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