Jesus H.! I want you all to feel just a little guilt when you realize the pain and drudgery I go through for you. Don't get me wrong—running around to eleven bars in one night was slightly exhilarating, if not utterly exhausting. But having to wait for the train ride home on a red line platform clogged with drunken heterosexuals, bedecked in so much cheap green paraphernalia it looked as if the entire nation of Ireland had violently vomited all over their heads, was a bit more than this ol' factotum could take. Let's take a moment, then, to focus on the queers that made it all ( semi- ) worth it.
All being something of a blur, here's a quick shout-out, in order, to the bars I visited on that fateful St. Pat's night: @mosphere, Star Gaze, Crew, 3160, Spin, Gentry, minibar, Sidetrack, Cocktail, Bucks and Hydrate. 'Nuff said. Except that more St. Pat's coverage will run next week.
Also, a happy happy to The Baton on their 37th anniversary. I was so besotted with dirty martinis and baklava that I nearly fell asleep on the cab ride home, save for the tireless efforts of the wife.
Looking into the future: Jillian from Funky Buddha has joined forces with Scott Cramer from Four to re-energize Titillating Tuesdays. Not just for the girls anymore. Catch JD from Le Tigre March 28!
You may notice thumbing through this week's issue that a certain picture of a certain porn star is prominently ( and repeatedly ) displayed. Appearing this week at Hydrate, @mosphere and Man's Country, Hans Ebson might want to tell his people to consider a few different promo shots. Just an idea.