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SXSW 2014: Surviving Another Guantlet


Okay, I was at SXSW this year again and that’s the only thing I’m really thankful for this go around.  Yes, I saw some great bands.  Yes, I wore my feet out walking all over the place.  And, considering what happened in front the Mohawk, I seriously survived. Continue reading SXSW 2014: Surviving Another Guantlet

SXSW 2013 With A Twist


Oh what’s the twist?  Finally getting something knocked out.  Yeah, I went this year and am now just getting around to saying something about it.  This year’s take was different in the fact that I went all wristband and not the badge.  Did things work out as well?  Yes and no.

First off just check out the playlist of videos.  I uploaded dumped a whole bunch of videos this week on the YouTubes and they say more than I could right here.  Highlights included John Fogerty, Eric Burdon, Orange Goblin, Houses, Bear Mountain, and Black Pistol Fire.  It was another eclectic year and I didn’t bother trying to get into some of the bigger name acts.  That said, and what you could tell from the list, I did alright seeing both big and small acts.


The only real downside with not getting a badge was missing out on the day parties.  Yes, it was more music, but it was also tons of free drinks and food.  It’s no wonder I survived this year and didn’t get sick like I did the last two times.  Oh, I still got mine, though.  Especially Tuesday night and Saturday.  But I digress.  The point is, the lows weren’t too low and I still managed to see some great acts.

I even got to see a KC buddy of mine’s band.  They drove all the way from KC (on tour) to hit up the Dizzy Rooster and rock out Saturday afternoon.  Good times were had by all who came to see Get Busy Living.  We even had room for them to crash at our place.  It gave me a good glimpse of what life on the road could be like.  That van was HUGE.  I can’t wait to see them again.

So that’s my short capsule review of SXSW 2013.  The usual suspects applies but it was just different enough that it sold me on next year already.  And I don’t have to feel pressured into getting the ginormous badge.  That is, unless I want to perform and/or sell my musical chops.  I guess we’ll have to see what 2014 will bring me.  Until then, enjoy the videos.

Oh Hey! I Did Another Song!

Welp I’m done punching up my web host so new I have some time to rest my knuckles and give my fingertips some work.  So a couple of months ago I decided to whip something out a little more deep housey than what I did on my RPM Challenge album.  The result is These Stairs Go In Spirals.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  In the meantime, there’s a whole bunch of toys I’m playing with so be ready for more! Continue reading Oh Hey! I Did Another Song!

SXSW In All Of Its Glory

So this year for SXSW, I decided not to break down my days there into individual posts.  Instead I will _try_ to knock out each artist I witnessed and talk about my blurry experience and/or review them righcheer.  Otherwise, I’ll just pump more music up on here.  First, of course, let me list all of the bands I saw so you can keep track right at home. Continue reading SXSW In All Of Its Glory