I Am a SXSW Virgin: The Preamble

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Today is my third day here and Ifinally have enough time/internet connection/patience to write a quick hello. I got this new Asus EeePC and the mouse/touch pad is fucking annoying the crap out of me. I have tried to get something meaningful

This morning, it feels different. Below is a quick run down of what we've been up to the last two days. I have some great new bands for you guys to check out, some tips for how all musicians can try to make some money and a few observations about what I've gotten from this trip.

I have been traversing (mostly by foot with a 30 pound back pack) the streets of "The Weird City" with Joran for a few days thinking of what my blog post on my maiden voyage to the country's largest  gathering of cool kids would be. I have gotten to interview some bands from all over the world. I sat in the front row while Quincy Jones spoke about his illustrious career for 2.5 hours. I have seen some great rock bands and some not so palatable ones at a handful of the city's hundreds of well-packed venues. I have seen some friends from Tampa Bay and met some new ones. I have eaten lots of delicious Mexican food and drank lots of Dos Equis. I bought  a Jesus Lizard CD at Waterloo. I bought some obnoxious buttons and a t-shirt for my wife.

I hope to have some videos uploaded in the next few days. Joran has been getting lots of great footage which he will be posting as well.

Thanks for reading. Talk to you soon.

Ivan

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