Favorite place in the world and why?
I'd have to answer New Orleans as home, of course. But outside of that, probably the Basque region of Spain with San Sebastián-Donostia and Bilbao. Unbelievable natural and architectural beauty. Fantastic people and some of the best food and drink on the planet.
Favorite non-musical activity?
Definitely playing soccer, watching soccer, reading about soccer or arguing with my friends about soccer.
What celebrity/musician would you choose to be trapped in an elevator with for 24 hours and why?
Larry David. It would be like living in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is both a good thing and a bad thing but is ultimately a completely unique life experience.
Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Ryan Gosling -- can't you tell?
I have legitimately paralytic arachnophobia. Not other bugs, just spiders. It unsettles me that I am 6'4" and a very small spider can kill me. I never said it was a sensible fear.