Hello! Welcome to my blog! I got the idea to do this after I was approached last year to do a blog for CBC3 documenting my trip to the South By Southwest Music Festival last year in Austin Texas. People really seemed to enjoy my posts and I had a lot of fun doing it.
I’m back at SXSW and I’ve decided to do my own blog about it. And then I’ll carry on from there keeping y’all update on what I’ve been told is a very interesting life. I figure it’s a great way to be grateful for this wonderful life I lead and share with you some good stories past, future and present. Also I’ve just sort of banged this together. Hopefully the site will look prettier soon. With pictures and what not.
So as for the present I woke up at five o’clock this morning and got on a plane to Austin Texas. I’m here to play shows with my band the Evaporators and to run second camera for Nardwuar’s interviews.
If you’re not familiar with what SXSW is it’s a huge Music, Film, Multimedia and Comedy Festival that happens every year in Austin, Texas. Something like ten thousand bands play from this years headliners Justin Timberlake, Prince, Iggy, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to kids from around the world looking to get noticed. There are official show cases and even more unofficial show cases set up in various bars and empty parking lots around Austin and they’re happening at all times of the day or night. Thousands of people descend on Austin for two weeks and attend these shows, fill the streets and generally party down.
I’m here now sitting in my room hotel room preparing myself for the onslaught of social activity I’m about to embark on. The streets of Austin are buzzing with excited Festival goers. I’m waiting for Nard to return from interviewing Marc Maron and Fred Arisen. I believe we’re going to go get some barbecue and then check out the evenings festivities. Stay tuned for more…