In this week’s Six Questions, we would like you to meet Labs’ Senior Linguist and resident music buff, Linda Uyechi.
How would you describe WaPo Labs to someone unacquainted with the team?
At WaPo Labs we’re working to generate the news experience that my 11-year-old daughter will take for granted.
What’s one thing that few people know about you?
I edit liner notes, and occasionally contribute pictures, for CDs. In fact, the latest CD I worked on has the honor of being on the preliminary ballot for a Grammy in five categories.
If you’re curious, you can check it out at http://danielho.com/For_Your_Consideration/Grammys.html. Then listen to “Illumine.”
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was young and naïve, I wanted to be a stewardess – I mean, a flight attendant (!) – and travel the world. When I was young and less naïve, I wanted to be a recording engineer and be immersed in music.
Whom do you admire?
I really admire my husband. He’s patient, organized, uber-neat, well spoken, extremely patient, highly respected, talented, and – did I mention? – unbelievably patient! As a bonus, his work allows us to travel the world and be immersed in music.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?
Would it be enough to buy Lanai from Larry Ellison?
You’re stranded on a desert island with one book, one album, and one object of your choosing. What items do you have?
If a Kindle can count as one book(-like thing), then I want one on my desert island – fully loaded with non-fiction and compelling fiction. A single album would drive me crazy so I will opt for a durable pair of bachi (drumsticks) and make my own music. And the object? Maybe that’s the Kindle. Ha! Two-in-one on a desert island! Nice.