Know-vember: Barry Leary

I should be in Dublin with Elena and Rod today, which is just as well considering my current guest here: Barry is shy. He’s also an artist. We may have been standing next to each other at the big Rothko exhibit at the Tate Modern a few years back, both gazing in rapt awe, but not noticing one another. No, we had to run into each other on Twitter. Fortunately, we did. He’s even put in a tentative foot into the Facebook world, though he tends to post a few pictures and then run off again. He can be coaxed out again with sweets, I have discovered.

1. What’s the first thing you do upon waking in the morning?

Turn the computer on.

2. What’s a song you might be persuaded to dance to?

Dress – PJ Harvey.

3. Where in the world do you live?

Mainly but not exclusively in my head.

4. What’s a great night out for you?

No such thing as a great night out at my age 🙂:-) (I might be lying)

5. What’s a great night in?

A great night in of course means drawing and books and sweets and more books and more drawing and sweets and music. Did I mention sweets ? Hope so.

6. If you were offered an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?

7. What book do you wish everyone would read so you could talk about it?


8. What movie makes you cry?

Magnolia (but only once).

9. What makes you laugh?

I Heart Huckabees.

10. Are there fairies at the bottom of your garden?

Not under that much concrete I should think.

Or they’re suffering if they are o_O! Thank you for letting me bully you into this 🙂 Here’s a lovely photo Barry took: beautiful. And hey, it’s Peter Cook‘s birthday.