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
Sometimes for some shows, you pay the premium price of admission because the legend status the star brings in. Most of the time what you get is a decent showcase of the classic songs and maybe a few new ones. You’re also left wondering if the huge ticket price was a worth it. Paul McCartney ended up doing two shows at the Frank Erwin Center and I sneaked my way into the 2nd show. Paul did not fall into that category. He put on a helluva show. Continue reading Paul McCartney Blew The Lid Off The Frank Erwin Center
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.
Real quick y’all. I’ll be regurgitating some tasty concert action from the last month, as well as spurt up some SXSW swankiness going on this week, but in the meantime, I actually have my RPM Challenge album up. Yup, for 2013, I did an album in the month of February. Now, I didn’t have extra time to put some pizazz on it, but I did crank out enough to call it an ‘album’. So there’s that. Head on over to my real life blog for a little more on the process. Check out the tunes rightcheer:
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Hey guess what? I was at Austin City Limits again! And yet again it was for one day. This year I went on a Friday and boy am I glad I did. The day was perfect and the buses ran late. PLUS, I did not get rained on which was awesome. Of course the biggest piece of awesome was the lineup so let me spit some logic your way about who I saw: Continue reading Austin City Limits 2012 Friday: Tactical Concert Manuevers