Category: festival

The Time Wayne Coyne and I Called Latvia, Woke Up My Friend, and Gave the Latvian Tabloids Some Copy!

When I heard the Flaming Lips were playing a SXSW show at Auditorium Shores, I couldn’t help think about the last time that the Flaming Lips played a large show in Austin.

Back in 2010, I was working on a column about people with disabilities at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. I ran across Wayne Coyne, the lead singer of the Flaming Lips in the festival’s media area. He was waiting for an interview with MTV, I was trying to stay in the shade so I didn’t melt.

Scenes From the SPIN Party, SXSW 2012

While we’re thinking about the upcoming SXSW, it’s hard not to think about last year’s party. Here’s a couple of picture from last year’s event! Santigold Evil Eyes, after her band’s set!

Holy Motors: A Dream Logic Film

The logic of dreams is its own kind of magic, following its own rules and associations. First you were one place, then something happened, and you were completely another place…then you were a turtle.

No matter how vivid and magical your dreams are, trying to explain your dreams to anyone else is daunting.

The “Red Dawn” remake is TERRIBLE…as are the fan reactions!

As you may have heard, the remake of the 1984 cult classic “Red Dawn” is a terrible film. Watching it isn’t worth the time and trouble it takes, and it makes me cry for the earth’s resources that were wasted in constructing this bomb. It’s currently in the theater, where name recognition alone may hoodwink innocent eyeballs into paying money to watch this confused mess.

SXSW Eco Coverage: “Green is Good”

The second year of the SXSW Eco conference gathered people from all over the world to discuss the myriad ecological and energy problems facing our world. Panels spanned topics as diverse as sustainable food, green design and ecologically responsible fishery management.

Despite the disparate nature of these topics, one idea that emerged at panel after panel was the concept that certain things cost us far more than what we actually pay for them, otherwise known as Externalized Costs. [Read more…]