handy andy

maybe not so goth after all....

so i have to say that bauhaus was very disappointing. they were much better in 98' and it looks like peter murphy is turning into john waters...he was very creepy and. but i'm not sure if it was all the bands fault, and sorry to all of you from boston, but....i hate seeing shows in boston. the crowds are always so fucking reserved and bland that i would hate performing in front of them. and it's not that i'm a new york snob (although technically i am) but i think that show would have been much better in nyc in front of a crowd that at least had a pulse. sorry...i just think boston is boring.

in other news i'm drunk and i just had a donut. it was delicious.
  • Current Music
    iron and wine
handy andy

hectic as usual.

i went to a party on sat. night that a friend of mine had and although it was an alright time i left early to get some sleep so i could get up early and go to new haven on sunday. that and i was way older than most of the people there and i sort of felt like a chapparone.

sunday was fun. i got to new haven early and christy and i went shopping all around town, had a delicious lunch and basically got fried all day. my old roommate pauline had a party in the late afternoon to carve pumpkins and have a vegan potluck. it was fun and i saw some old friends so that rocked. afterward we went to see one of my favorite new bands. they are called landing and they play this sort of droney psychedelic music that is just amazing. if they come to your town don't miss it.

and monday i woke up early and christy had to work so i came home, that of course was via an outlet mall and a record store. i need to quit it with the shopping. although i didn't really buy much i still need to quit it. i came home went to the gym, bank, grocery store, laudromat, and finally out to dinner at this banging mexican restaurant. i was extremely tired and i don't know if it was the spicy food but i slept real shitty last night and i sort of feel like i need to lay on the couch today. it's probably because i was drunk all weekend and smoked a bunch of cigarettes again....which has to stop.....my lungs feel like shit and it makes my asthma go haywire. no more smoking!

i suppose it is time to get ready for the grind. things are really going well at the new salon, i actually don't mind going to work. how strange.

later cats.
  • Current Music
    landing - sphere
handy andy

sleep is for pussies.

so i went and saw the band adult last night at the middle east and they were really awesome. the opening band was called genders and they to were great. i also had a scandalous makeout with a hot boy. i apparently have lost any bit of shame i had as i've gotten older.

what a whore.

and i have to be at work in 45 minutes and i only got four hours of sleep. thank god my clients know i'm a dirty stay out.

on the flip side...i had a lot of fun.

  • Current Music
    lush - gala
handy andy

devendra is my boyfriend.

well as i expected, the devendra banhart show last night was great. the crowd was a bit annoying and very young but they didn't ruin my experience, the show was on point. the band of musicians he is touring with are really in tune with each other and it shows in the performance. i think i enjoyed his last run thru boston better when he played at the first church in cambridge but i still had a great time just the same. the first opening act was tarantula a.d. who were amazing and quite easy on the eyes. but the second opener was bunny brains and it was super stupid and contrived. they were just trying hard to sound, look, and act weird that it just made them look like a bunch of assholes. but once again i didn't let it ruin my night...devendra redeemed it all.

but of course i got home wicked late and for the first time in many months i called in to work. i just needed a day to lay on the couch and veg. thank god i'm self employed and don't have to fake sick, i just called my receptionist and had him cancel my day. i went to the gym, to brooks, to benny's (dept. store), and my final stop was home depot. now anyone who knows me knows i hate home depot but a client gave me a gift card for there and i needed a ladder so i sucked it up and went. not only did i get my ladder but i got an eyeful of big, burly, gorgeous men. who knew? i may have to start some projects around the house. woof.

time to get back on the couch and order some delcious mexican take-out.....thank god i went to the gym today... :)
  • Current Music
    oneida - the wedding
handy andy

my crazy life...

so after last weekends excapades in new york you'd think i would chill out this weekend but no....apparentely i'm a non stop wild man. i did stay in on saturday night but sunday i did hair for a fashion show with my friend jamie and we got there around 4:30 and started drinking champagne around 5:00 and didn't end up getting home until after 2:00 in the morning.....can you say wasted?

and after a bit of a rough morning, yesterday i went to salem for the day and didn't get home until 8:00 and went to the gym for an hour and a half. am i psychotic?

tonight is a night of rest. i went to the gym during the day and now all i want to do is be prone.

tomorrow i'm going to see devendra banhart with my friend sean in boston at the somerville theater. i'm so fucking excited...maybe i'll put a love spell on him that will turn him gay and into bears and we'll fall deeply in love and start a gay love commune.

a boy can dream....right?

concert review to come...
  • Current Music
    gary higgins - red hash
handy andy

rain, rain go away.

well new york was lots of fun and the dead can dance show was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. what wasn't fun however was the rain. after the show i was meeting a friend in the east village and it took me 45 minutes in the pouring rain to get a cab so by the time i got to the bar i looked and felt like i took a shower with all my clothes on. and of course my clothes i packed were at my friends house nowhere near where i was staying so i had to suck it up and just be freezing and uncomfortable all night. i did manage to get so drunk that i couldn't even have sex with the cute boy i was hooking up with....real cool. but we did have a good time and got up at two on sunday tried to go to brunch but my hangover was to fierce for food so i just wanted to die. after that he had to go to work so i took the subway with him to the village and ran into friends of mine from here (small city?) and got off the train and started walking and ran into my friends who i was staying with. now what are the chances that in a city of millions i would walk right into them...so strange. so i left him and went with my friends back to the apartment where we were laid up for the rest of the night. i was going to meet him that night but i was still too mauled to even try to get to brooklyn. next day we got up and went to the statue of liberty (my friends four year old son was with us) and had some lunch and went shopping. i did stop in and see the boy at work but only briefly and i'm not really sure where we stand but he was real cute and sweet and we seemed to have a fun time together so we'll see what happens. i didn't get back to providence until monday night around 11 and of course the dog kept me up all night so i was like the walking dead at work yesterday but i slept last night and feel much better so hopefully today won't suck as much.

the worst thing was i smoked cigarettes all weekend and my chest feels like i have bronchitis. new york is such a toxic place that i made me revert back to an old habit that i haven't done in over three years. i'm so mad at myself but no point crying about, just need to get the poison out of my system and forget that it even happened.

time for work kids.

stay gold.
  • Current Music
    adult - gimmie trouble
handy andy

frantically packing.

so i'm going to nyc on saturday and i'm home trying to get my shit packed and get bank deposits together for tomorrow morning and also get keys made for my friend who's watching the dog...too much to do...always. i'm seeing dead can dance on saturday night and i'm getting into the city an hour before the show so i need to pack tonight so my friend claudia can bring my bags to where we are staying because she is leaving tomorrow. most importantly, i can't wait to see dead can dance. i've been a fan of their's for a real long time and i think this is the kind of show that will feel like a religous experience...so excited!

i'm also going to hangout with this kid who i met thru a friend so that could prove to be another fun aspect of my weekend...if not it's always good to have new friends.

and for fuck sake i better find a cute new pair of sneakers or i'm going to have to go apeshit! and some dope new music...and maybe a new moisturizer....and probably some new clothes.

shoppity shop shop!!!

later ho's.
  • Current Music
    the works (an awesome swedish psych band)
handy andy

bye bye kitties.

well after a couple of harrowing days, the cats had to leave my house. this of course being that i was deathly allergic to them. i've had cats my whole life and i am allergic to them but i've grown accustomed to feeling sort of stuffy and i get accupuncture which helps tremendously but persian cats apparently pose a new threat to me. i have asthma but not real bad and haven't used an inhaler in like a year and a half but for three days that was all i could do. i've been crazy cleaning to get rid of the hair and dander...and the boy cat thought it a good idea to piss all over my favorite piece of furniture which will now need to be recovered.

fuck doing good deeds.

i need beer. and sex of course.
  • Current Music
    le tigre - deceptacon
handy andy

new additions.

well as usual all you have to do is tell me a sob story about animals and i turn into a huge pussy....so...i'm getting two new kitties today from one of my clients. they got a new dog that is huge and a freak and the cats are scared of it so they won't leave their bedroom and her husband wants them gone. he really sounds like a compassionate guy. or a big dickhead....you be the judge.

they are two years old, brother and sister and pure bred persians. how faggy is that? but even faggier are there names...are you ready....i don't think you are....todd and chloe. now am i mistaken or are those not really cat names??? oh well who am i to say anything, my cats are beast, and dreamboat annie. i hope they like the new siblilngs. if it doesn't work out i know tons of animal rights people here and besides i doubt it will be hard to adopt out two pure bred cats.

i'll let you know what happens.

wish me luck.