The 5-minute Interview: Sergio Mendes, Musician
'Take more responsibility for those who have nothing'
Friday 06 June 2008
The Grammy Award-winning Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes, 67, has made 39 albums. His most recent, 'Encanto', is out now
If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...
Doing a promo tour in France.
I wish people would take more notice of...
The world around them. They should take more responsibility for those who don't have anything.
A phrase I use far too often is...
I like that.
The most surprising thing that happened to me was...
Being invited to open for Frank Sinatra on his tour. I've always been a big fan but I'd never met him.
A common misperception of me is...
I don't know of any.
I am not a politician...
And I don't think that I could be. It's not in my blood.
I'm good at...
Being a father and ahusband.
I'm very bad at...
Painting, cooking and football. All three.
The ideal night out is...
In Brazil on a little island watching the stars, drinking great wine with friends and family.
In moments of weakness I...
I n another life I'd havebeen...
A great chef.
In a nutshell, my philosophy is this...
Enjoy one day at a time – and share with people.
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