asked by imnotbob:
1.When did you get started with music?
I've always been fascinated by it, mesmerized by it. I always had chincy little instruments as a little girl growing up, but finally got my first guitar from Santa at age 13. So I took a guitar class in high school as well as a piano lab... took bass lessons at age 16... and only learned how to sing after going to karaoke bars and getting SUh-MASHED, right around age 22. Although i had taken choir in high school, i was so insecure at the time, i would either just mouth the words or lightly sing the song. i got my mandolin at age 27.
2.What do you like most about where you live now?
The realness of it. The laidbackness. I remember in phoenix, everything being GOGOGO!, a lot of things being image based or status based. Here, no one gives a crap. it's a place i can go shopping in my pajamas. (and do.)
3.What's the most spontaneous thing you have done?
That would be either skinny dipping in leesa's pool or showing my boobies for beads in new orleans. actually, scratch that. i think the most spontaneous thing i have ever done was when i was 18 and overheard two friends talking about job corps. i asked a couple of questions and then woke up early the next morning and ran down and registered, and was on a bus out of town two and a half weeks later. It would be over 10 years until i moved 'home' again. That is the biggest split decision i have ever made, and the one that has most impacted my life (and for the best).
4.What are you most proud of?
My ability to make people laugh. I say that music makes the world go round, but really it's a fantastic sense of humor. either that or my ability to exude myself in such a way that people feel completely comfortable around me, and feel necessary to vent all of their secrets. I never break secret confidences, but hoo-wee, do i love hearing about them.
5.When are you coming to Santa Cruz?
someday when you least expect it.
if you missed the original meme or just have more questions to ask me, lemme know here ;) i'll answer your questions in a post either soon or 6 months from now.