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Austin City Limits: The Movie

Nah, not really. There’s absolutely no movie. Actually, this is a semi-post, semi-announcement, semi-plead-for-input sort of a beast. Here’s what it all boils down to:

I’ve managed to score a press pass for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, courtesy of Blogcritics. This means several things. First of all, it means I’m going to ACL for the second time in as many years, and without having payed for either experience. That’s pretty awesome in and of itself. It also means I can sell my two day passes I’d previously acquired. No, I’m doing any scalping – my friend Nick is picking them up at cost, theoretically in exchange for allowing me to crash at his apartment in Austin.

With regard to all of you internet-people: no, this isn’t a meaningless gloat (though that would be horrifically annoying, huh?). This is where the announcement bit comes in: I’ll be working with the wonderful editors over at Blogcritics to produce a three-part series covering ACL, hopefully published at the end of each day of ACL (Friday-Sunday, October 2-4). Additionally, I’ll be tweeting the whole business, which you’ll be able to follow here. Finally, I’m trying to arrange an interview with Suckers, an indie-rock outfit from Brooklyn, New York. That’ll go up on Independent Clauses, which I’ve mentioned so many times previously that if you haven’t checked it out already, there’s probably something wrong with you.

See all that? I’m earning my keep with this press pass. Don’t think I’m not!

Finally, there’s this: I don’t know all of the bands that are playing. Sure, there’s a list I can look over, and a handy schedule with which to figure out where I should be at any given time, but there are over 100 bands that will be performing over three days. Frankly, I haven’t heard of half of them, and I don’t want to miss any wonderful indie-gems just because I don’t know how awesome they are. Check out my planned schedule below, and if you think I should make any changes, don’t hesitate to let me know!

Friday, October 2nd

Friday, October 2nd

Saturday, October 3rd

Saturday, October 3rd

Sunday, October 4th

Sunday, October 4th

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September 14, 2009 Posted by | Music, Personal | , , , , | Leave a comment

Music Review: In The Ever

This piece was first published on Blogcritics. You can find my original article here.

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November 8, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Mr. Al Gore

This has been previously published at Blogcritics.org. You can find my original article here.

Dear Sir,

The green movement isn’t enough.

There, I’ve said it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for reducing our environmental impact. I love the idea of minimizing my carbon footprint. I’ve been recycling for as long as I can remember, and I drank the tree-hugger Kool-aid ages ago. It’s just that it won’t be enough. Continue reading

October 8, 2008 Posted by | Eco Conscious, Humor | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Dark Bailout

Not too shabby.

Also, no more posts until Monday, as I’m going to Austin, Texas for the Austin City Limits music festival. Plenty of photos will be taken, music heard and subsequently purchased, and eventually posts made. I’m fairly excited, and by ‘fairly’ I mean extremely.

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Personal, Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment