If happiness were an animal, what would it be?
Probably an opossum. A large, fat, peaceful opossum, glutted and somnolent in the shade of a large tree.
Nena, are you superstitious?
Naturally! I have to grate the sole of my shoes right before a critical social event.
Have you ever participated in a séance?
Definitely so! But just once. It was an uncanny experience. At a certain point, the ghost of Max Planck appeared and conjectured that almost surely I'm the reincarnation of Mark Twain's tailor.
On a scale of one to ten, how popular do you think you are?
I'm not sure. I think I'm a four in Los Angeles, but a nine in Bulgaria.
What’s the best sound in the world?
It is the calming jangle of two diamonds caressing each other. But please, write instead something more suitable for publication, say, "the joyous laugh of a happy child " or "the first 'mom' of your child".
You have been the recipient of many prizes. Which is the first prize you ever won?
At the age of 10, I won the "Tin Koala Cup" issued by the Mayor of Austin for "outstanding but nonessential musical performance".
Is there a deep meaning behind your "99 Luftballons"?
Positively! Just be yourself.
Could you rebut the rumours about your role in the rogue crisis of Jersey Devil photos?
Truth is delicate and so are you and your destiny...
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