kitykity Interviews Me at SXSW

Nothing special about this — she regularly interviews people she runs into at convention and events but I figured I’d post it here. I first met Susan last year at the Vloggies Winnies, so I wasn’t surprised to find a camera thrust in my face within minutes of running into her in Austin. She asks about a crazy travel adventure and I tell her about my harrowing decision between taking the bus down the “death road” to the Mapajo Lodge in the middle of the Amazon Forest (Rurrenabaque, Bolivia) or the tiny government plane. Guess what I went with.

Twitter Updates for 2008-03-23

  • photos from the Pillow Fight in LA @ Pershing Square (by @viss): #
  • Dinner and drinks gave me hed hertz. And i still havent been to my seven grand home all month. Lame, I koow, lame i know #
  • spring is def. here w/ automatic sunrise wakeup to woodpeckers and the scent of green florals wafting through the window. work must be done! #
  • @ethank tough q. I know Kaldi is open but it aint no. Costco. maybe Home Depot is open? #
  • Very productive and yummy brunch/brainstorming sesh @chefjoanna?s. Now back to reg sched worldsaving duties. And, Atwater farmers mkt is go #
  • ack, don’t believe the hype, @davewiner, milan ain’t the original dog whisperer… just first to trademark it: #
  • taxes are filed. everything I get back from Federal goes to the state, plus more. Thanks for helping me w/ school payments, Arnie. NOT! #

Twitter Updates for 2008-03-22

  • Might San Diego’s upset help Will Ferrell’s weak basketball flick? y’know cuz, SD, "in German means a whale’s vagina…" er no, wrong movie #
  • OH: wasnt GeoCities kinda like the old-school Facebook?" #
  • nice. first test of Sierra AirCard 881 USB w/ AT&T 3G on MBP– 1250 down, 1100 up. Ubiquitize that 3G mama pls. #
  • checking out bicycles online. last 2 I bought used turned out bunk and irreparable. Best place to buy new in LA? perfect night for a ride… #
  • @davewiner good to see gallup finally back on track. @stevewoolf — record highs possible tomorrow in LA. @boogah orange20 fo sho yee-hah #
  • Near tears hearing ER surgeons essay on 12 y.o. gunshot victim. "his heart was empty." @kpcc #offramp #
  • @metblogs/pownce inundated with peeps, cupcakes, trayed seekrits at farmers market. Bout to leave 4 pillowfight + blessing of animals DT. #
  • Considering getting a pony keg of Craftsman to celebrate spring on my patio(s). Would anyone be interested? #echopark #
  • @boogah thinkin late this aft and bbqomg eve b4 some 7 grand action. Ill get the beer if yall bring grillables. Thots? #

Caught Live at SXSW: The Raveonettes

I’ve already posted these at LAist but thought I’d go into a bit more detail here. I caught the Raveonettes after literally getting thrown onto (not under) the bus, by Kyra who was hosting day parties Thursday and Friday at Red Eyed Fly with Little Radio.

It’s definitely a spectacle to see every side of a festival that includes 1700 bands, some 100+ venues and all of the labor, scheduling, and moving about that it entails. It’s not uncommon for bands to play 3 or more sets in a day during SXSW. So it’s crucial that the bands and their crews are on time and expedient and for the most part — this was the case. Little Radio’s setup at Red-Eyed Fly was an ADD-dream-come-true, with an outside stage and an inside stage, each with staggered 25-40 minute sets so that there was never a quiet moment. Red Eyed Fly was another establishment that participated in one of the the biggest — likely the tastiest — cocktail promotion I saw throughout Austin: The Dewars and Ginger Ale. All I could think was that someone finally set Dewars straight at a focus group… you CAN mix scotch with Ginger Ale, and it’s even tastier and more special if it’s with something like Reed’s Ginger Beer.

Anyone who heard me DJ or received a mix from me circa 2005 knows that The Raveonettes “Love in a Trashcan” is a favorite. So it just worked out perfectly that it was the song they performed when I turned on the camera.

Still more from SXSW 2008 to come.