'Getting To Know...'

Barry Richardson, Galway musician

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Waking up slowly, without the sound of an alarm.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Buzz Aldrin.

Which living person do you most admire?

Mark Everett.

Which is the trait you most deplore in yourself?


What is your greatest extravagance?

Italian linen.

What is your favourite journey?

Anywhere I can get on foot (I also like trains ).

On what occasion do you lie?

When I’m asked what’s my greatest extravagance.

Which living person do you most despise?

I try not to despise anyone but Trump is pushing me.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Music and film.

When and where were you happiest?

The minute someone puts on Queen at a house party.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To play the drums.

What is your current state of mind?

Anxious over the COVID crisis.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Talked a civilian through landing a passenger plane over the phone.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what do you think it would be?

A pencil.

What is your most treasured possession?


What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Ending a friendship.

What is your favourite occupation?

I really liked selling hats.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Kindness and humour.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Kindness and humour.

Who are your favourite writers?

Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, anyone who has written a decent autobiography.

What is your motto?

If it ain’t broke, don’t break it.

Barry Richardson is a native of Galway. As a musician he goes under the name Porkstore. Check out his latest single, 'Ladies & Gentlemen, Planet Earth' on https://porkstore.bandcamp.com, or listen here:


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