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February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

“I really don’t want to be thought of as political,” said McEvoy.
” I’m just trying to take little photographs of things that are going on around me,” she explained. “I never sit down to write from a woman’s point of view, but I’m a woman so that’s the way I see the world.”
McEvoy fans will have a rare opportunity to see her up close and personal this Sunday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m., when she performs a concert at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 St., NYC. McEvoy will be accompanied by composer, arranger and pianist Brian Connor. Seating for this special event is limited, so hurry up and call Lisa at (212) 757-3318, ext. 209 for tickets and information. meanwhile, we cornered Eleanor and peppered her with the kind of questions you’d ask if you were really nosy and hyped up on sugar . . .

If you were going to be stuck on a desert island for a month, who would you
>want to be marooned with?
LEONARD COHEN
>
>How would you describe your personal style?
…..WITH GREAT DIFFICULTY

>Personal motto/favorite saying?
“IF YOU’RE TALKING WITH HER, YOU’RE TO SAY NOTHING”

>What’s the toughest thing about your job?
TRAVELING ON LONG FLIGHTS WHEN YOU HAVEN’T SLEPT IN TWO DAYS.
>
>If I were to see you in a pub, what drink should I send over? IF I’M ABOUT TO GO ON STAGE, A GLASS OF WATER, PLEASE. IF I’M OUT FOR A NIGHT OUT — A PINT OF GUINNESS, OR A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE. (COME TO THINK OF IT, YOU COULD SEND OVER A BLACK VELVET. . . . COCKTAIL OF GUINNESS AND CHAMPAGNE)
>
>Your vote for the least appropriate song to play at a wedding?
GOSH THIS IS TOUGH, AS I’D HAVE A WHOLE LIST BUT HERE ARE FIVE FOR STARTERS….
“GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE” (Billie Holiday)
“BYE BYE LOVE” (Simon and Garfunkle)
“LOSER” (Henry Rollins)
“SHE RUNS AWAY” (Duncan Sheik)
“I KNEW THE BRIDE WHEN SHE USED TO ROCK ‘N ROLL” (. . . sung by all Irish wedding bands at the reception)
>
>Favorite way to waste an hour?
READING A GOOD BOOK IN THE BAY WINDOW OF A GOOD CAFE, WITH GOOD MUSIC ON THE SOUND SYSTEM, LOOKING OUT ONTO THE STREET, SIPPING A STEAMING CUP OF
BEAUTIFUL COFFEE.
>
>What song do you like to sing in the shower?
“THE RAIN FALLS”

>What would be tougher to live without: email, a mobile phone or a CD player?
NO CONTEST HERE — CD PLAYER
>
>What do you like best about yourself?
MY CALM IN THE FACE OF DISASTER

>What do you like least about yourself?
MY CALM IN THE FACE OF DISASTER

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