I have a great job as the house carpenter for a world-class music school. So I know just how bad a musician I am! Yet I've been invited to play and compose with this lot. I am very lucky and they are very tolerant.
Eagerly devising and revising my 5- and 10-year plans to get the most travel and art-making time possible. In the meantime I bike, hike/trail run, kayak as much as I can. I'm eager to get back into skiing if someone lures me back onto the slopes.
I'm very athletic and I hate the gym. My CrossFit training is schlepping large loads of lumber, tending my yard, throwing dirt and building materials around.
Raging Bull (and lots of Scorcese), Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, Christopher Guest, Louis Malle, film noir, Herzog, Fassbinder, Cassavetes, Wenders. Boogie Nights! Philip Seymour Hoffman (alas)
Jazz from Bix to Bird to Bill Frissell, blues, The Who, Talking Heads, Tom Waits. Looking at her body of work, Joni Mitchell should win the Nobel Prize. Some hip hop, Beethoven & all kinds of classical & modern. Arvo Part, Third Stream, Americana, West African pop... not a fan of current pop music in general....
No TV, don't have cable. Not a sports nut, but watch the Pats, of course...
Six strings: EADGBE
My '67 Guild
Mountains and the woods. Ocean, too.
Kind of Blue.
(Six sidemen and six songs, if you get the '97 reissue)
And the Bonus Track: Richard Thompson's solo on "My Soul, My Soul". Definitely.
I also think about what the Dalai Lama says every time I see him. "You're much better looking than your picture! Not very photogenic, are we?" Such a kidder! But it's true.