20 Questions: A sketch of Centre music professor Nathan Link
RELEASED: Dec. 7, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—1. Position/title: Assistant Professor of Music.
2. Hometown: Leavenworth, Wash.
3. Career highlight: Finishing my doctorate and getting a job.
4. Signature class: Music and Romanticism: Mozart to Mahler, Wackenroder to Hoffmann, Schopenhauer to Nietzsche.
5. Recent publication/exhibition/performance: Centre World Pop Ensemble fall concert.
6. Family details: I'm blessed with a wife of six years, Catherine; two children, Benjamin and Matthew (ages 5 and 3); and a teenage stepson, Sebastien.
7. Hobbies: Metaphysics, travel, funny things, eating, basketball and music.
8. Pets: Hopefully soon (I love dogs and cats).
9. Prized possession: 1940s Martin O-18 guitar.
10. Last book read: Dr. Seuss' McElligot's Pool.
11. Memorable trip/vacation: Walking through Ireland with my best friend. We walked 30 miles a day, across hills, cliffs, pastures and seashores, meeting farmers, livestock, fishermen, dolphins. Listened to live, traditional music at pubs and drank Guinness at night.
12. Favorite movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
13. Favorite album: Sting's The Soul Cages.
14. Favorite food: I can't decide between pork tacos (al pastor) or strawberry milkshakes.
15. Favorite smell: Hazardous waste.
16. Person you most admire: Mahatma Ghandi.
17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Dalai Lama.
18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: Plotinus.
19. What would you be doing if you weren't teaching at Centre: Probably a steeplejack, cobbler or shepherd.20. Describe yourself in three words: A little portly.
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