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SXSW Wrap-up

SXSW Wrap-up

Oh, the best laid plans… I had such a tight schedule worked out for SXSW. Party RSVPs were sent, light transportation plans were made (and then backups were made of those), and my bag was packed with Clif Bars, extra batteries for my phone, and allergy meds. Well, as I should have expected, my plans … Continue reading

SXSW-bound

SXSW-bound

Soon, I’ll be heading north to Austin to participate in the frothy music-orgy that is SXSW. I’ve been mentally preparing myself to face the hordes of hipsters — more than the usual that I face during my trips to Austin. In addition to the dealing with my personal terror of going to all the same … Continue reading

My Musical Orlando Journey, Part 2

My Musical Orlando Journey, Part 2

Continuation of Part 1… The next morning, we got up and hopped the bus to the Citrus Bowl. We met Pete, who would be our bus driver for the entire weekend. We picked up a few people from other hotels and were dropped at the venue at 11:30 or so, with a promise from Pete … Continue reading

My Musical Orlando Journey, Part 1

My Musical Orlando Journey, Part 1

It was only by chance that I saw a contest put online by Quiet Company and Grooveshark, and also only by chance that I found the time to enter it. The Battle of the Beards contest was open to anyone who wanted to submit an entry, just as long as you had the best-looking beard, … Continue reading

My ACL2011: Part 3

Day 2 of ACL started off a little different than the day prior. Instead of hopping a cab to Zilker bright and early, we headed to South Congress to have some lunch. We went to Magnolia Cafe, which is my most favorite place in Austin to eat. We ordered a few skillets of MagMud (queso … Continue reading

My ACL2011: Part 2

Friday morning, I loaded into a cab with Kenneth, Paige, and Alix. Alix handed me the HTC Thunderbolt connected to the @RadioShackLIVE account and told me to go ahead and tweet it up. Uh, ok. Um… I drew a blank. When I have to tweet or write for myself, it’s like mind vomit that just … Continue reading

My ACL 2011: Part 1

This year’s ACL festival was a little different for me. I had bought my tickets months and months prior, and was stressing out over how the weekend was going to go – would we plant like the years prior? Would we wander around and get to see exactly what we wanted, but not from the … Continue reading

Things from the Internets, 9/8

• This is the tiniest little possum with the tiniest little broken leg and cast that the internet could find. He broke his little leg when he fell out of a cuckoo clock he was living in with his tiny possum family – or at least that’s the story I made up about it. • … Continue reading

Kinda Musical Monday

I freakin’ love cover bands. Whether they perform the song to the same pace and musical details to which it was originally written or whether the cover artist puts a new spin on it, it’s all a delight to me. I found a link to a new cover album today… a Muppets cover album called … Continue reading

Songs That I Don’t Know

You know those songs that you think you know the words to until you’re actually singing them in public and everyone stares at you? As I grow older, I’m coming across more and more of those. Most of these songs are songs that I’ve “known” since childhood… little did I know, I was living a … Continue reading