Homerun Web journalist Tanya Birkbeck sat down with singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer outside of the studio to ask her some deep and thought-provoking questions:
You spend a lot of time playing in bars. What is your favourite drink?
Hunter S. Thompson: tequila and grapefruit juice. I'm not sure if my friend just invented it or if it's legitimate. (Editors note: No sign of it in a cursory google search. Any bartending experts care to weigh in?)
What's your favourite city in the world?
If you were not a singer songwriter, what would you do?
What book are you reading right now?
Same one I've been reading for a long time. A Fair Country by John Ralston Saul. It requires a lot of thought so I don't mind putting it down and picking it up again.
What CD would you take to a desert island?
Cloak and Cipher by Land of Talk
Where is your favourite place to shop for clothes?
Cheese, wine, chocolate or bread. If you had to give up three for life, which one would you keep?
Chocolate. But that is a ridiculous question.
What do you prefer: bagels or croissants?
How did you learn French?
I was in French immersion in grades seven and eight. I sing in French. Listen to French radio. Read those bilingual novels with English on one page, and French on the other. J'aime la langue, mais ... je ne pratique pas.