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Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Conducting the Berlin Philharmonic or playing a piano jazz gig at the Village Vanguard - two things that are not going to happen within my lifetime.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Our President, Barack Obama - an intellectual, a statesman, a street-wise politician, and so amazingly Zen, given that he has the hardest job in the world.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who think they have the answers. Nobody has the answers.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Where I am right now - in my house in Maine. I also live in Paris and London and Berlin - but Maine is home. I spent thirty years living outside of the United States, But then I came back - and Maine was the place I decided to hang my hat. It was the right call.