Ask @singingwind:

Aminah Hughes
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What’s the first thing you’d do if you were the opposite sex for one day?

Get a pay rise.

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What are you addicted to?

Music, love, being busy.

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What can totally impress you?

Compassion; when I see someone lending a helping hand to those less fortunate; people who are driven, focused and work hard towards their heart's desire and not towards what societal pressures might tell them they should be; gentleness.

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Is it more important to love or be loved?

I suppose it's more important to love, because in loving others you are giving a great gift to world and it changes your whole outlook and in loving yourself you are also being loved.

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What image do you have as your desktop background?

A painting of Australian blue gum trees

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What would be the perfect gift for you?

Something thoughtful, personal, maybe handmade. Ooh, a musical instrument!

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What is the world's best song to dance to?

That very much depends on your mood and what calls to you at the time.

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What is your favorite sound?

The human voice humming or singing (though I am very partial to those amazing crystal singing bowls from Switzerland)

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What are your super cheap great gift ideas?

Something special and handmade, preferably by myself (jewellery, prints from carvings, etc.)

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What are you always late for?

Bed!

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What is the best invention ever?

So many possible answers but I'm gonna go with that NASA camera that takes photographs in outer space. Some of the most beautiful images I have ever seen.

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Where is the funniest place you have ever fallen asleep?

Inside a double bass case. Very comfy!

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Do you believe in happy ending?

Yes but I think you have to be empowered and make your own.

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Do you believe that playing is more important than winning?

Playing feeds your soul. That is winning.

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How should a perfect weekend start?

With a perfect week!

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Would you prefer to have the power to fly or be invisible?

Fly!

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What should a real man be able to do?

Be with a real woman

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What was the last thing you had to drink?

Peppermint tea

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Do you like to dance?

Yes, mostly in the rain

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Who is the most beautiful woman?

A woman who knows the essence of her true self and finds her strength from within. And here I will quote St Francis de Sales: "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength."

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How long do you need to sleep to be in good shape?

8 hours!

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What is the most important thing in a relationship?

Communication (patience, listening), trust, gentleness

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What's the best news you've ever received?

Music scholarships in high school; successful audition to Bachelor of Music; invitation to play in the Sydney Opera House; invitation to play at the National Folk Festival; invitation to sing onstage with Tommy Emmanuel; my partner being able to come and visit me in Australia; recording in Nashville; Seamie O'Dowd, Tommy E, Steve Wickham, Anna Houston, James Blennerhassett, Kieran Quinn, Mike Witcher, Jim Higgins, Rudy Faulkner, Anthony Smith, Tim Carter and the McCrary Sisters playing on my album; everything my mother has ever done for me, my sister being pregnant.

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What's on your to-do list this weekend?

Photography, artwork and taxation!

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How often do you draw?

Not often enough!

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About Aminah Hughes:

Songwriter, singer, musician, filmmaker, writer, artist

Perth, Western Australia