1. Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    one of the gods of blogging is the mighty doc searls 

    one of the nice things about this festival is you run into legends and doc is a sxsw veteran, but when i saw that he was speaking last week i didnt expect to see him last night.

    hope your flight today back to harvard was fun!

    right now im in a panel called Annoying Things Bands Do. music panels dont pack them in at panles the way interactive does. and there’s fewer panels. maybe the music industry is shrinking? maybe dot com people like to go to panels to learn all the different aspects of creating, building, marketing, and selling their stuff.

    club owner on the panel: “i hire sweet, socially awesome people.”

    fellow club owner: “and they’re sober.”

    original club owner: “mostly sober.”


    “the opening band always gets screwed”

    very funny and frank discussion. and theyre naming names

    my short list is going to be on pop and hiss in a few minutes. but heres my super short list:

    Tokyo Sex Destruction – 1pm – The Parish
    Whispertown2000 – 1:20pm – Red Eye Fly
    DD/MM/YYYY – 2pm – Day Stage Cafe
    Yelle – 2:50pm – Maggie Mae’s
    Quiet Company – 3pm – Taylor Acoustic
    We Should Be Dead – 3:45 – The Parish
    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – 4:35 – Red 7
    Von Bondies – 5:20pm – Red Eye Fly
    Matt the Electrician – 730pm – Gueros Taco Bar
    M Ward – 9pm – central presbyterian church
    Circle Jerks – 10pm – Emo’s
    The Grates – 11pm – Radio Room
    Juliette & The New Romantiques – 11:30pm – Emo’s
    Carolyn Wonderland – midnight – Antone’s
    The Bronx – 1am – Red 7 Patio

    update: full shortlist up now.