Before we begin, it must be said that this editor is the most fanatical fan of Sparks, the smartest, most thrilling, and funniest pop duo ever, from Kimono My House through Lil’ Beethoven. In fact, we joined the official fan club back in the ’70s and the brothers were the subject of the first-ever interview we conducted, backstage somewhere in New York City. We’re waiting for their next album, Hello Young Lovers, to drop, like a designer shoe, on March 21.
If you had two tickets to paradise, where would you go and who would you take?
Tokyo…a blond chick.
Who plays you in the movie?
Steve Martin as Ron Mael. Jake Gyllenhael as Russell.
Who do you go to for advice?
My local supermarket, Ralphs.
What makes you cry?
Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
BONUS: Toilet paper – under or over?
I have a bidet.