Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Big Day Coming

So I, in my infinite wisdom, went with a huge post yesterday in anticipation of having nothing but SxSW goodness to share with you for the rest of the week… but forgot that I won’t actually be seeing anything till later today, meaning there’s… nothing to write about right now.


Flight went well. Got a little lost driving out of the airport but got that sorted. Made it to the hotel, was pleasantly surprised to find that my room did indeed have free high-speed internet (thus making my life whilst in Tejas MUCH simpler). And one nice thing about having a car that I hadn’t anticipated? TEXAS TALK RADIO. Awesome. Some of these call-in shows are insane.

Went to the “Kreate Cookies With Kevin” dinner, a traditional finale thingie for the interactive portion of SxSW which wrapped yesterday. Met up with Neil from Beatnik Pad and James Consolation Champs from Toronto and also met Kathryn of fame. Had some good eatin’, wandered around downtown for a bit to remind myself of what club was which and where, then went back to the hotel and just crashed, hard.

My Wednesday is pretty well planned out, but for those with a little more indecision with their itinerary, Prefix has some suggestions of bands to see – mostly the obvious ones, though. And The Toronto Star and Montreal Gazette have some festival POV’s from Canadian delegates to the festival.

And some non-festival related linkage:

Joey Burns of Calexico gives a song-by-song breakdown of Garden Ruin, out April 11, to SoundsLike. There’s now an e-card for the album with an exclusive, non-album download of an acoustic “All Systems Red” and making-of videos. Filter has another MP3 from the album up for grabs.

MP3: Calexico – “Cruel”

I dosed up on some Neko Case on the trip down here… There’s quick pieces on Ms Case at Chart, The London Free Press and The LA Times (Bugmenot). Via For The Records.

np – Mogwai / Mr Beast

By : Frank Yang at 9:09 am
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  1. Torr says:

    If you get tired of laughing at the ignorant bigots you’re hearing, Austin does have an Air America station, 1600 AM.


  2. Frank says:

    thanks torr. I’d completely forgotten about the existance of the AM band. I am not a radio person.

    One guy yesterday was complaining about the presence of Canadian troops in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina like we were some occupying force. If I had been drinking milk, it would have come out my nose.

  3. Eugene says:

    Billy Bragg will be on Conan tonight. Tune in if you’re able.

  4. Eric Grubbs says:

    Have a good time in Austin. Just stay off of I-35 as much as you can (the traffic only eases up between 8pm and 4am).

  5. susan says:

    Try to find Alex Jones on the radio. He’s the most entertaining radio nutjob around here–sometimes I think he says things just to be entertaining at the expense of being politically legitimate (even by his own low standards). He enjoys the whole local celebrity thing and even got a sizable part in Waking Life pretty much playing himself.

  6. Dave says:

    not liking that Calexico album so much :(

  7. James McNally says:

    It was great meeting you again. Hope you have an awesome time at SXSW Music and looking forward to your reports.

  8. Fifa World Cup says:

    It’s ok