Aminah HughesLatest answers
What’s the first thing you’d do if you were the opposite sex for one day?
Get a pay rise.
What are you addicted to?
Music, love, being busy.
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.
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.
What image do you have as your desktop background?
A painting of Australian blue gum trees
What would be the perfect gift for you?
Something thoughtful, personal, maybe handmade. Ooh, a musical instrument!
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.
What is your favorite sound?
The human voice humming or singing (though I am very partial to those amazing crystal singing bowls from Switzerland)
What are your super cheap great gift ideas?
Something special and handmade, preferably by myself (jewellery, prints from carvings, etc.)
What are you always late for?
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.
Where is the funniest place you have ever fallen asleep?
Inside a double bass case. Very comfy!
Do you believe in happy ending?
Yes but I think you have to be empowered and make your own.
Do you believe that playing is more important than winning?
Playing feeds your soul. That is winning.
How should a perfect weekend start?
With a perfect week!
Would you prefer to have the power to fly or be invisible?
What should a real man be able to do?
Be with a real woman
What was the last thing you had to drink?
Do you like to dance?
Yes, mostly in the rain
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."
How long do you need to sleep to be in good shape?
What is the most important thing in a relationship?
Communication (patience, listening), trust, gentleness
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.
What's on your to-do list this weekend?
Photography, artwork and taxation!
How often do you draw?
Not often enough!