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When we hold each other, in the darkness, it doesn't make the darkness go away. The bad things are still out there. The nightmares still walking. When we hold each other we feel not safe, but better.'It's all right' we whisper, 'I'm here, I love you.' and we lie: 'I'll never leave you.' For just a moment or two the darkness doesn't seem so bad.
Neil Gaiman

Texas is the Hottest State

by rockwilder

+ Jesse Harris - It Will Stay With Us from the "The Hottest State" Soundtrack.

The Film: The film is cliché in parts and the soundtrack/score is too overwhelming throughout the whole movie ( I don't think there's a silent moment at all ), there were enough funny moments and honest reminders of youth for most people to relate to it in some form or another. I would sum it up as a reminder that love is an overwhelming currency for some.   

The highlight: Norah Jones' surprise performance at the after party. She was flawless.

+ Actor Hawke Screens 'The Hottest State' At Paramount
+ Norah Jones opens new  Austin City Limits season
+ Norah - Ocean of Noise

Austin City Limits Festival 2007 Day 1

ACL Fest 2007 Bjork from AchtungBaby on Vimeo.

+ "Toward the end of her set Bjork's speaker, which was behind a huge ACL banner, spontaneously caught on fire!"





+ The (Non-Arcade) Fire
+ Four burned at Austin City Limits Music Festival



+ ACL: Where The Streets Are Paved With Vomit

+ ACL (Day 1): A Rant: I learned today I have an incredible superpower: I have the power to turn whoever I stand next to at a large outdoor concert into the most annoying person in the world.

ACL Fest, Austin, This and That


It's ACL Fest week here in Austin.

+ The White Stripes pull out of ACL | Muse will take White Stripes slot
"One wonders whether this will solve the audience-splitting problem created by the Arcade Fire/White Stripes conflict."

+ ACL Band Clash, Round 1: Spoon Vs. Queens Of The Stone Age

The Accidental Gentrifist

And sure, since you mention it, I am a little sensitive to the whole ‘Californians are flocking here, buying up real estate and homogenizing local culture’ ideology. Because it’s just not true. It’s a generalization. A stereotype that’s more reflective of your own fear and ignorance than any actual phenomenon. About as on-beam as saying gypsies steal children, or that Jews need the blood of Christian virgins, otherwise the matzoh comes out all doughy. Or that Mexicans are leprocidal wage invaders. Or maybe you’re right-on. Maybe we’re on the verge of a massive wave of people uprooting from Santa Cruz and Marin and Santa Barbara, spontaneously deciding to give up six-figure jobs, valley produce, seven months of skiing, and an Eden-like coastline—in order to live in a hot-as-seven-hells, ocean-less city surrounded by Republicans, with scant options for decent Italian food, and where the word queso doesn’t actually mean ‘cheese.’ But Lord, do we have football. And music. And healthy, pretty, friendly people... rare enough for a place with both good football and good music. My point is, you're not going to get on the boat unless you're already on board, so to speak.

the one about the last Misshapes party


Songs that my pal considered highlights and made the kids go wild:
+ Killing In The Name ( Live in L.A )
+ Girls just wanna have fun ( live in Paris )
+ Back That Ass Up (Remix)
+ New York City Cops ( live Fiji Festival )
+ Gimme More
+ Freedom

// A global nightlife brand tries to grow up // We have the book // "it was amazing" // the grand finale // The Last Night of Misshapes: Hip, Post-New-Wave and Through // Misshapes Ends, Hipsters Divide