- Walk us through a typical day in your shoes.
I’m usually up quite early and I spend my mornings reading news and articles of arts-related topics from around the world while listening to NPR’s Morning Edition and State of Nevada. This is followed by responding to emails for about an hour. I occasionally will have morning rehearsals, but if not, I will exercise or listen to music until lunch. My wife and I normally work from home, which allows us to always have lunch together. I then spend the afternoon studying music. My evenings will either be spent with my wife, or I’ll have rehearsals or concerts, depending on my schedule.
- Have you ever purchased any As Seen on TV items?
No, but I’d like a shot at pretending to be one of those over-the-top salesmen on those infomercials.
- If you could destroy a grade-school photo of yourself, what year would it be and why?
I don’t have any problems with photos from my youth. They remind me of how much we change while growing into an adult and this is always inspiring to me.
- While grocery shopping, what is your stick-in-the-cart-when-no-one-is-looking item?
Blue corn tortilla chips. I can’t leave a grocery store without buying them.
- If we were to look through your device, what is on your hit list or playlist or favorite app?
Right now I’m listening to: Bon Iver’s 22, A Million; Schubert piano sonatas played by Paul Lewis; Jim Hall’s Concierto and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Shahen-Shah.
- Do you ever play “tourist” in Vegas? If so, what is your favorite thing to do?
Not really, but I do love to find the newest, local restaurant. I have a thing against anything that isn’t locally owned.
- What do you do to unwind and relax?
I watch movies with my wife.
- Does anyone ever mistake you for someone else?
Yes. I’ve been mistaken for Hugh Grant and David Letterman, neither of whom I think I share any resemblance whatsoever.