"Hoarders. I noticed that they're making a German version of it. The slang word for a hoarder, in German, is messie. So the show's called Das Messie-Team: Start In Ein Neues Leben. A new life! I'd like to see that."
Last Thing I Recommended to a Friend
"Poems 1959-2009 by Frederick Seidel. And Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I didn't want to like it, but I do, I do."
"Wes Anderson dresses really well. Otherwise, I would aim for somewhere between William F. Buckley Jr. and will.i.am. The two Bills."
"The New York Times for info. The Daily Show for laughs."
Television Show Everyone Should Watch
"Everyone says Breaking Bad, but I haven't seen it. I like In Treatment pretty well."
Best Place to See a Concert
"I'm getting to the age where I don't like to go to concerts. The last two times my wife and I went to a concert—Neil Young in Berlin and Dylan in New York City—yahoos elbowed their way in front of us, blocking our view. Unpleasant people become even more unpleasant at concerts. In the old days, my friends and I would have brought 17 joints to hear Jethro Tull. But it's not like that anymore. So where is the best? How about in a cushioned seat at the Salzburg Music Festival? Last summer, we saw the Black Keys in Philly, and though we had to sit on concrete blocks, it was better than standing."
Go-to Karaoke Song
"I'm really trying to figure that out. I need one desperately. I think it would be something country, because I have hillbilly roots."
Book Everyone Should Read
"You're asking me that?" [Laughs]