South by Southwest is upon us, and while i’m likely not going to be there for 9 days this time, I will be there for Interactive, Thursday thru Tuesday. Amid all the excitement, panels, parties, and more parties it can be difficult to meet up with everyone I’d like to, so please hit me up if you’re going to be there so we can connect. I’m especially interested in discussing upcoming projects I’m working on at Live Earth and the many ways you can get involved as a partner, friend, or otherwise.
Below is the overbooked schedule of events that i’m interested in but won’t be able to make it to without cloning myself (via sched.org):
What took so long? Incredibly useful to be able to search on the main Twitter page and track search terms and trends. If you don’t see it yet, you’ll see it soon. Now if only they’d somehow make my favorites relevant 😉
The latest iteration of Modest Mouse rocked the mid-sized (4,000 capacity) Hollywood Palladium last week leaving most fans — young, old, industry, walk-ins — satisfied. But for those waiting to hear the opening notes of the band’s radio (and video game) hits “Float On,” “Ocean Breathes Salty,” and “Dashboard,” it was an incomplete night.
But “fuck ’em,” as frontman Isaac Brock, would say. For those of us who’ve watched the PNW indie rockers grow from a bunch of drunk ne’er-do-wells to Indie 103.1 and MTV darlings, the show was an encouraging glimpse into the future of an ever-evolving band rediscovering itself in the post-radio, post-MTV era.
It’s been another week of increasing visibility for everybody’s favorite microblogging tool, Twitter. Monday’s Daily ShowTwitter piece was hilarious but before that came the Nightline, Charlie Rose, and Olbermann segments below. Always funny hearing about “tweeting” in a serious news context. But there’s nothing funny about Twitter.