|Here's a couple of great musicians who unfortunately I won't be|
seeing this year. (R.I.P Doug & Freddy!)
I'm off to a great start. I rolled into town about 1 am and went to the motel I usually stay at. But to my surprise, when I booked the room in January, I boneheadedly booked the chain's other Austin location -- way way up on the north side, miles away from anything. And, as fate would have it, the northside location doesn't have wi-fi in my room. (I won't name the motel chain, but let's just say that NRBQ was WRONG!)
But I won't let a little thing like that stop me. I'll just camp out in the lobby and blog away.
Unlike past years, when, like other media elites, I'd have a press pass for the festival (and my own dear friends with me would refer to me as a "badge-wearing scum"), this year I'm trying something different. I'm going to try doing it like a regular plebeian -- hitting the free parties shows and/or paying a single cover at bars and staying all night instead of running all over the downtown area. We'll see how that turns out.
|Hopefully I'll see this guy this year.|
(Here's a handy link to all my SXSW posts -- going back to 2004)