The weather was less than ideal, with a constant mist of rain throughout the day. But that didn’t stop people from coming out, and more importantly, having a good time.
From what I saw, everything seemed to go pretty smoothly. The lines for beer, food, and bathrooms were fairly reasonable, and I…
for a short time we’ll be streaming nearly everything jason released on cd or vinyl over the past twenty years on our bandcamp site.
Hi Austin. Fuck SXSW. There… I said it.
Here, the music comes last. 5 minute set-up, no sound check, 15 minute set. The “music” element is all a front, it’s the first thing to be compromised. Corporate money everywhere but in the hands of the artists, at what is really just a glorified corporate networking party. Drunk corporate goons and other industry vampires and cocaine. Everyone is drunk, being cool. “Official” bureaucracy and all their mindless rules. Branding, branding, branding. It’s bullshit… sorry.
I did this a couple years ago, where I look at the number of comic pages written and brutally assess my own self-worth. Two years ago, my last full year of writing for DC Comics, I churned out 880 pages of comics and declared that to be Good. This year, 2012, I did 1198. If I can write one more…
If I ever feel like I’ve got too much work to do, I just think of Brian Wood, and then I feel better.
Elliott Smith, Live at Sam Bond’s Garage, 9.25.96
He was at his best, or at least right up near it, at this show. A year or so before Good Will Hunting made him a bit more known, before the Oscars, before Dreamworks, before everything else, there was this: a guy, his guitar, and a handful of some of the finest songs ever written.
In honor of the still unbearably sad anniversary of his passing, nine years ago this week, take a long listen and realize all that was lost when he left the world on October 21, 2003.
No Confidence Man
Antonio Carlos Jobim
(talking, re: Xena the Warrior Princess)
Between the Bars
See You Later
(stream the show and/or download the whole set as a zip file for free, via Archive.org)
From 2003-2007 I ran a little t-shirt business called Northern Boy. I designed touristy style tees based on places I knew and loved.
I’m bringing it back, but with a new spin. But first things first: tomorrow I’ll be opening the Northern Boy (and Girl!) store with an ultra limited edition…