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Thursday, April 11, 2013

20 Questions with Nancy Allen Lundy


Did you know that Nancy Allen Lundy is a fan of Eminem, Muhammed Ali and Milan Kundera? Read on to find out more as we ask her 20 Questions!

Guilty musical pleasure?
The music of Eminem.

Where do you love to sing?
Besides on stage?  All the usual places; stairways, showers, parking garages...

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A rainy day, a warm blanket, a comfy chair next to the fireplace with a good book, nowhere to be and a glass of montepulciano.

To what faults do you feel most indulgent? 
Sloth and gluttony.

Who are your favourite heroes/heroines of fiction?
Don Draper in Mad Men,  The Old Man (and the Sea), and Cartman.

Who are your favourite characters in history?
Muhammad Ali, JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Elvis.

Who are your favourite heroes/heroines in real life? 
My brother and sister.  My brother for being everything for his wife and children, and my sister for being the best mother I know.

Who is your favourite author? 
At the moment, Milan Kundera.

Your favourite musician?
The most engaging performance I ever experienced was hearing Martin Sexton live, alone with his guitar.  Unbelievable.

Your favourite composer?
A difficult question. One answer would be, the one who's music I'm engaged to sing at the moment.  The other answer is that this question is unquantifiable. As apples are much better at being apples than oranges are, so too is Schubert a better Schubert than Ravel. In each there is greatness and in all there is music.

What quality do you most admire in a person? 
Intelligence, because from that springs humor.

Your favourite virtue? 
Humility.

Your favourite occupation?
Duh!!

What did you want to be as a child?
My big sister.

Your most marked characteristic? 
My desire to make people laugh at my own expense

What do you most value in your friends?
Authenticity.

For what would you like to be remembered?
For not messing up my son too badly.

What natural gift would you most like to possess?
I always wondered what it would be like to breathe underwater.

What is your motto?  
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

What non-opera song do you rock?
Everything Rickie Lee Jones ever wrote and/or sang.

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