After reading the NY Times article on Nick Lowe, I'm beginning to believe he's one of a small breed: The Sensible Musician. He embraces his age (early 60's). He had a stroke of luck by having his song (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding covered on the Body Guard soundtrack. The royalties allowed him to make music the way he wanted. He didn't have to play the game. He was financially sound.
On the heels of Doris Day having a top 10 album hit in the UK this past week, my friend suggested Doris and Nick should record an album and call it Sense and Sensibility. I think she's on to something.
For your ears:
Nick guest DJ's on All Songs Considered.