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 KathyrnYu.com 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”
np – Mogwai / Mr Beast