Q: Well, they probably assumed you were paid by the Sleights, as far as that goes.
Q: So, what sort of music do you like?
A: Well, you know I look at it this way, I got the practice and I got the dinner so I was coming out ahead.
Q: So you play anything? Are you a classical pianist?
A: Yes. All through school I took classical and I did, up to a few years ago, play classical music as well as pop tunes and jazz and all that.
Q: Do you play by ear?
A: Yes. But I also play by note.
Q: So this fellow who asked you to play Stardust…you could just go ahead and play it?
A: Yes. Go ahead and play it. I would have a hard time remembering what to play so I had this little book and I would write down everything I played so I could remember and just refer to the book.
Q: You had the name of it?
A: Then I put it in alphabetical order and I had about 300 songs there that I could play and I just looked at my little note book. Finally one man and his wife were sitting by the piano having their dinner and he asked me to play a certain thing and his wife said, “No. Don’t do it because, don’t you see she is playing in alphabetical order and she will get to it pretty soon.”