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Blogggggg, is it weird that I miss you?
I’ve been so incredibly busy here in Austin that I’ve barely had time to text message my own motha, let alone write something substantial that I can be proud of — and y’all know I only post things to my blog that I can be proud of…
My goal of making a video for every day of SXSW was valiantly obliterated on day 3 of this trip, when I finally healed up enough to dive into the swing of things.
— Lauren O’Nizzle (@laurenonizzle) March 14, 2012
To paraphrase Jesse Spanno, “THERE’S NO TIME! NO TIME, ZACH! NO TIME! Wahhhhhhhhhhhh”
Sure, I could probably have spent more time writing and editing videos during this trip, but hey – I’m on VACATION.
Truly, I am.
I’ve got hours of video footage from SXSW on my camera and will definitely do something with it when I return home, but it’s been nice over the past week to just kind of take it all in.
Video: @RichAucoin at #SXSW. It just hit me now that he does the @Picnicface theme song.
Mar 14, 2012 | Source: Keek.com
The music portion of SXSW has been intensely fun — and I’m not just using that adjective because it sounds nice.
Imagine taking an entire year’s worth of concerts / smiles from cute boys and compressing it down into one hour. Multiply that by 24, every day. Intense.
The interactive conference, however, is where the heart of this trip lies.
I hit so many educational / career-related panels, but a lot of random eye opening sessions too.
I was actually pretty blown away by some of the cool / funny / freaky things I saw. Creeped out, too.
Bina48 the robot panelist on dreaming. #sxsw #ai
Mar 12, 2012 | Source: Keek.com
When I get home, I’m going to break down my favourite bands and sessions – Misuse the Internet and Make People Love You will be up there as far as panels go — and as for bands, sheet… I really have to think about that. There were so many great ones.
My street style shots (yeah, I did that) and “what I wore” roundups are also on the way. I’m actually looking forward to writing those ones.
I snapped BOKILLIONS of fly young folks and even had my photo taken a few times back!
More on that later though…. I’ve got a 26 hour drive popping off in 2 hours and should probably sleep a bit ehhhhhh?
Happy Pi Day
Last year around this time, merely a few months into my fancy new life as somebody who doesn’t have to photocopy textbooks from her university’s library so that she can spend her OSAP on designer boots, I discovered the world of Gifting Lounges (swag suites, present lairs, Christmas-come-early — call it what you will)…
You can read the rest of that post here.
Moving onto things that AREN’T related to the TIFF (because I am simply sick to death of that film festival right now), The Polaris Prize was awarded last night to none other than Arcade Fire! Maybe you’ve heard of them?
I was psyched to hit last night’s gala at The Masonic Temple. All of the sets performed by short list nominees were great (obvs – they were nominated for a reason) but a few, like Galaxie‘s and Timber Timbre‘s stood out to me.
Austra actually blew me away. The driving beat in this song played LIVE in a venue with acoustics like that had me right entranced, Hamm jammin‘ at the back of that auditorium like a bass-eating zombie.
It’s important for my memory to note that they were serving Pierogies at the Polaris Prize
Life. She is good, my friends.
Thought of the day: Why is it considered cruel to laugh at the misfortunes of others? When I suffer from misfortunes (and this is often, I assure you) it makes me feel better to know that at least somebody is getting pleasure out of the situation. Lulz, you know?
That is all. Early morning ahead. Bon nuit!