Government operative by day, provacative auteur by night. I finally got a chance to sit down with the always-charming Andrew Huddleston, the original keyboardist and titular member of the No Andrews Band.
What do you do?
I’m an analyst for the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Basically, we make sure the feds are doing what they’re supposed to be doing.
What are your life’s passions?
My partner, of course, reading, music, movies, and making a lasting impact.L
I heard you produced a TV show and some movies. Do tell….
Well, I can’t take all the credit, but I have had a hand in the fantastic
career of Eryn Q Hammers. Her last film, Babydangler was a biopic of
Michael Jackson with ErynQ in the lead role. Out next is Zookiller a horror/thriller film. Currently, we’re working on the sixth, and dare I say final season of B. R. A. T. S. on UPN. After that, Hammers will begin work on her most challenging film role yet, portraying Mary Kay Letourneau in Teacher’s Pet.
What is you current top ten list?
Week ending October 2, 2004 (TW, LW. Title / Artist (wks @ #1 if
1,2. She Will Be Loved / Maroon 5 (1 wk @ #1)
2,1. Take Your Mama / Scissor Sisters (2 wks @ #1)
3,4. My Happy Ending / Avril Lavigne
4,3. These Words / Natasha Bedingfield (1 wk @ #1)
5,10. Gravity / Embrace
6,6. Take Me Out / Franz Ferdinand
7,7. Bedshaped / Keane (2 wks @ #1)
8,9. On The Way Down / Ryan Cabrera
9,8. Pieces of Me / Ashlee Simpson
10,5. Laura / Scissor Sisters
Upcoming: Lose My Breath / Destiny’s Child, Breakway / Kelly Clarkson, Real
To Me / Brian McFadden, Call on Me / Eric Prydz, Somebody Told Me / The
KillersOf these, 1,3,8 and 9 are currently in U.S. pop top 10; 1,3,4,5,7,10 are
currently or have been recently in U.K. top 10. 6 is top 10 U.S. alternative.
What are you reading right now?
I’m reading The Inner Circle by TC Boyle, which is a fictionalized account of the life of an assistant to the famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, and Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, which is a nonfiction account of the interwined lives of a group of people living in the Bronx in the late ’80s, early ’90s.
Robin is awesome. Why is that?
Robin is larger than life, beautiful, and has the biggest heart for someone who is sometimes crabby.
Tell us about your main squeeze.
Chris is a reporter. We’ve been together 4 years, and got engaged this last spring. He’s from southern Maryland. He’s smart, creative, cute, sweet, neat, and petite. The love of my life.
Where do you go out in DC?
Out the front door to work it seems these days. Daytime we enjoy Borders, movies at Loews Georgetown, and lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Evenings we like Cafe Deluxe, City Lights of China, Yanni’s, Alero, Mei Wah, and Cafe Asia.
What was your role in the now legendary No Andrews Band?
I was the keyboardist and did vocals on one song that I wrote, “Innocence.” I was also the least neurotic member of the band.
Lindsay or Hilary?
Definitely Lindsay. Mean Girls and Freaky Friday were fantastic. She’s also not afraid to show her colors in public. Hilary seems fake, I don’t like her music, and her movies look trite.
What celebrity would play you in the movie of your life?
I used to say Matt Damon, but now I’d probably pick Mark Ruffalo, even though he’s 10 years older than me. He’s a great actor and quite attractive.