Snippets: Part One
Another installment of the links you lurve. I’m breaking it up into two posts (with another one later today). Enjoy.
- Apparently, Texas skiers like to go for broke on the slopes.
- See what it’s like when 20+ hobos get together on a stage at Emo’s.
- Yet another article wooing tourists to check out the Austin music scene.
- The Toronto Star interviews the filmmakers of "Metal, A Headbangers Journey," which will be showing at SXSW.
- "Slam Planet: War of the Words" (which was almost lost in the Guadalupe Arts Center fire), will also be premiering at SXSW.
- Apple has the trailer for the documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston," which opens on March 31st.
- The San Francisco Chronicle does a story on local bands heading to SXSW.
- Those who can’t go to SXSW program their own private festivals.
- Give thanks to the Damage Control crew for creating the best hip hop SXSW experience ever.
- Brit acts are getting 500 grand from their government to go to SXSW. Beat that, Yankees.
- Wired covers the behind-the-scenes action during the making of Richard Linklater’s "A Scanner Darkly."
- Whole Foods’ CEO John Mackey gives a new agey speech (he’s a Libertarian–who knew?) fusing Ayn Rand with responsibility and starts a political movement called FLOW (Freedom Lights Our World).
- Laurie Gallardo’s "Before the Break" podcast covers Austin buzz band SOUND team.
- Vince Young: On sale for $99!
- Though Dixon Edge Coulbourn died last year, Ryan Richardson has resurrected his all-encompassing Idle Time and Pop Group sites [via] .
- Now entering its second printing, George Hurchalla’s punk masterpiece Going Underground has a sample chapter (PDF) available chronicling the Austin punk scene.
- UT Tunnels ends with a cryptic message.
More to come…