Photograph by Greg Pio
Ten Questions for Tom Miller
What do you do for a living?
Concert programmer, Don Quixote's International Music Hall in Felton and Little Fox, Fox Theatre in Redwood City.
What would you be doing if you weren't doing that?
Training herd dogs or anything positive with dogs, cats and birds.
What do you do in your free time?
I just plotted out my recent NFL draft and took a worm composting class at Quail Hollow. I garden and play with pups.
What brought you to Santa Cruz?
Late '70s article in Rolling Stone about Neil Young playing in local Santa Cruz clubs with the Ducks with Jeff Blackburn, who I now get to work with.
What's your favorite street?
Let's mix it up: Zayante Road, with the horse ranches; Lompico Road, a wooded canyon; West Cliff Drive, rocks and sea.
Name something you're excited about.
Living in the forest with Debie and the dogs, Arrow and Bobbie, and our bird, Peanut.
Name a pet peeve.
That pets don't live as long as we do.
What are you reading?
The Emperor's Children, a novel by Clair Messud.
What's the most important thing you've learned in the last three years?
To exercise a lot for healthy heart and spirit. Earphones and a tiny listening device with tons of tunes is helpful.
What's your sign?
Send a letter to the editor about this story.