Inaugural Snippets of 2006

Some of these links are a week old (been a workin’ day and night, as MiJac would say), but let’s get this Snippets party started right.

· Uh oh. Brewster McCracken has a new initiative a’brewin’. He heard about something called New Urbanism, which I guess is making neighborhoods more walkable like they were in the ’30s and ’40s when Hyde Park was built. And guess what? Developers are not pleased. They are coming up with a plethora of excuses against it, when we (the royal one) really know they are just after the greenbacks.

· As you remember in December, Mr. R.E.M. Michael Stipe made an appearance on ACL with Coldplay. Stipey looks back on the experience here.

· Sports Illustrated columnist Stewart Mandel presciently predicted the UT Rose Bowl win.

· Even the Radisson got the UT fever. It is glowing burnt orange until tomorrow night.

· The depraved fangirls
have restarted their SXSW site See You In The Pit.

· SXSW announced a more complete line-up this week. Angry Robot parsed the info to make it more compatible for computers everywhere.

· Music blog callmeMICKEY has posted links to SXSW bands with mp3 files available for download.

· Richard Linklater’s adaptation of “A Scanner Darkly” has had its release pushed back to July (perhaps over the scoring issues?).

· APD is planning to clean up the East side.

· Fray Cafe, a night where people share their stories, is happening March 12th during SXSW Interactive.

· The Austin City Council hopes to put their TV show gem “Austin City Limits” right behind the City Hall building on 2nd and Lavaca (known as Block 21).

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