When you begin playing the piano for video you learn at once why pianists always wear hats. In addition to its primary function of masking baldness, the hat serves a myriad of purposes: lending a jaunty air; casting a shadow of mystery; mitigating shortness of stature; providing variation from the naturally dull shape of the head; to name but a few. If you want to get ahead, get a hat. That’s what they say.
Before we started making the videos for Walt that show me playing the piano, I never wore hats at all, but allowed my scalp to luxuriate healthfully in the open air. I therefore don’t know hats and can’t tell you anything of substance about my own, but apparently it’s what you call a stingy brim fedora, which I must say suits Walt perfectly.