1:58 Austin, TX shoutout from Kanye

witstream:

alexblagg:

The Year-Round South-By Guy’s Guide to SXSW

I made this video for IFC that lays out a comprehensive fitness program for keeping yourself in peak condition for South By Southwest all year long. Watch it to get your shit together before you go to Austin in a few weeks.

Alex is readier than you will ever be.

Zorch is coming to SXSW. What wuuuuuuht.

GREAT album cover. One of my favorites. 

The city, which sat on the sidelines while its Southern sisters boomed, has found itself in the national spotlight, with economic gains and a newly found popularity.

anthonybourdain:

Austin, Texas is one of those cities where any excuse to visit is a good one. Any time of year, there’s great music, an ever enlarging and ever more interesting restaurant scene. One of the best food truck environments in the country. Great bars. Nearby, there’s like lakes and nature and shit (so…

living. for. you. 

Life is too short to not live in Austin.

whiskeyboat:

Fun Fun Fun Fest’s voting adverts have been cracking me up. 

If you’re going to FFFF this year, check out my friends Residual Kid on the Black Stage on November 3.

AMAZING whiskeyboat:

Fun Fun Fun Fest’s voting adverts have been cracking me up. 

If you’re going to FFFF this year, check out my friends Residual Kid on the Black Stage on November 3.

AMAZING whiskeyboat:

Fun Fun Fun Fest’s voting adverts have been cracking me up. 

If you’re going to FFFF this year, check out my friends Residual Kid on the Black Stage on November 3.

AMAZING whiskeyboat:

Fun Fun Fun Fest’s voting adverts have been cracking me up. 

If you’re going to FFFF this year, check out my friends Residual Kid on the Black Stage on November 3.

AMAZING whiskeyboat:

Fun Fun Fun Fest’s voting adverts have been cracking me up. 

If you’re going to FFFF this year, check out my friends Residual Kid on the Black Stage on November 3.

AMAZING whiskeyboat:

Fun Fun Fun Fest’s voting adverts have been cracking me up. 

If you’re going to FFFF this year, check out my friends Residual Kid on the Black Stage on November 3.

AMAZING

whiskeyboat:

Fun Fun Fun Fest’s voting adverts have been cracking me up.

If you’re going to FFFF this year, check out my friends Residual Kid on the Black Stage on November 3.

AMAZING

browngirlslovefassy:

Here are a couple of videos of some of Val Kilmer’s much tweeted and talked about ‘performance’ on stage while filming with the Black Lips at Fun Fun Fun Fest last night. Val and Rooney are prominently featured and though Val does mention Michael’s…er…blessed bits and calls Rooney ‘Miley…

I was a witness.

mhoganphoto:

FunFunFun Fest has been ever so amazing… My brand new camera got trampled shortly after I shot this. Worth it? I definitely think so. Once we’re in one place for a few days, we’ll blog our favorite shots from the 3 day festival! :-)

Currently witnessing RUN DMC’s reunion at Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin.

The best thing ever.

UPDATE: DARREN CRISS

I Googled, thanks to a message from a fan of Darren Criss, and an apparent reader of mine. Good to hear from you. And thanks for your comment. Because of it, I did research Criss, and I found out he’s pretty good. Definitely worth a Google, and by the way, if he is gay (I didn’t follow any links far enough to find the answer), I apologize for saying a “gayly good song” in the previous post about Criss. I didn’t mean I thought he was gay, I was more referencing my enjoyment of a Katy Perry song called “Teenage Dream” covered by a person I then thought was the former contestant of a middle-of-the-road American Idol rip-off, and later found out, which did not make all matters much better, that he was from Glee.

I will never forget when I saw the Facebook status of my 15 year old cousin, who was probably 14 at the time, quote Beck’s “Loser” with the lyrics “Soy un perdedor. I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?”

I freaked. I thought she had found Beck.

I had found him around the same time actually, and have incredibly fond memories of listening to Guerro on repeat while getting ready to see friends during my freshman year of high school. I was living in my old house at the time, the one I shared with my old little family, my mom, my dad, our dog, and myself. My mom lives in her own place now with a new dog, I live in mine with a new dog in a different state, far, far away from theirs, and my dad lives in the house in which his new wife raised her three girls, my new step-sisters. I had been an only child before.

Things have changed a bit since then.

But I will never forget those innocent and unknowing days singing along to “Girl,” notably enjoying the sun pouring into my room in giant, palpable beams. They always formed this pattern on my carpet from being intercepted by the window’s large and multiple panes. I can’t describe it, but I’ll never forget it. I think I took a picture once, realizing their importance to me, but Lord knows where that’s gone. I’ve gotten another computer and a dozen other cameras since then. Not to mention the SIX different living situations that have subsequently appeared in my life, and that’s not counting summers in New York and Barcelona, and a month in Austin accompanied by such frequent visits from Dallas that I could give you directions for down there from up here. 

Anyway, turns out she had no clue who Beck is. Rather, Glee had covered the song, and she had enjoyed it. It had never occurred to her to research who the original performer might have been. That’s too bad. I can understand how shows like Glee can be argued for as good from a musical perspective, since they portray a wide variety of involvements, all in a positive light. Such a positive light that 1 out of 10 little girls around the age of 13 have gotten singing coaches and believe, mostly because of their parent wishful encouragement, they are well on their way to a big-time record deal. In Glee’s defense, they showcase actual talent. It’s the Ashlee Simpson’s of the world I wish would not exist. Ha damn, remember Ashlee Simpson? I can’t believe I’m saying this, but that actually dates me. I can’t think of a current pop star polluting the air. I clearly do not listen to enough radio. That is on purpose.

Alright. It’s an insane hour. I am insane. 

Good night. 

this is the song that gets my bones rattlin’ and my heart thumpin’ right now. 

Lissie’s “Record Collector.”

i believe it may be my new les passants (by ZAZ).

here’s the lyrics: 

I’m tired of saying
That I won’t get lost ever again
Who knows, maybe I will
And everywhere I go
There I’ll be
With a rusty old rake in a pile of leaves
Oh my, truly daunting

But my blue eyes
Cannot see
That their real hue is probably green
I should keep records of these things
And I’ll know what yesterdays bring

I’m, I’m not really sure
But I’m starting to think that I’ve been here before
Who knows, maybe I have
And everywhere I went
There I was with a choir of bees
They were all abuzz
Oh my, how amusing

But my blue eyes
Cannot see
That their real hue is probably green
I should keep records of these things
And I’ll know what yesterdays bring

But…
One time, there was this one time
When I swore God, she spoke to me
And she told me, oh yes she told me
Of all the wonders that she could bring
And I said,

Won’t you, won’t you fill me up with it, why don’t you fill me up with it,
Won’t you fill me
Won’t you, won’t you fill me up with it, why don’t you fill me up with it,
Why don’t you fill me
Won’t you, won’t you fill me up with it, why do’t you fill me up with it,
Why don’t you fill me

But my blue eyes
Cannot see
That their real hue is probably green
I will keep records of these things
And I’ll know what yesterdays bring

I am always here with me
And I’ll know what yesterdays bring

Why do we enjoy buying food from trucks so much?

Especially when it is from a truck that is always parked in the same spot? 

Like a food truck park?

Doesn’t that sort of render the truck portion of the restaurant pointless?