ACL Fest /Miscellany
tegan and sara, ACL 08, Walking with a ghost
ACL Fest 08 /day3
Lady sitting next to me: "ACL is too much of an endurance test".
And the prize for whiniest band goes to.......THE KILLS. The heat was killing them, and apparently they've never done a daytime show, so "Hotel" wanted to give out the number to their agent so we would call between the hours of 2am and 4am and ask him why the fuck they were playing during the daytime. Last words of their set: "Stay Out Of The Sun". One twitter message from the local paper said something along the lines of "I wonder what it would take for the Kills not to wear black. maybe 94 degrees would do it." At one point Alison said "My feet are on fire".
ACL Fest 08 /day2
Today was a flawless waste of time. MGMT crowd: The most annoying crowd I've ever been stuck in.
+ Chrysanthe's day two recap
+ ACL scene report: Bill Murray at the fest , "Bill Murray was back on the cart, driving himself to see Conor Oberst."
+ ACL ‘08: A Conversation with Beck
+ ACL ‘08: What Downturn?
A pirate flag picture for my dearest CK.
ACL Fest 08 /day1
Early in the day, one of the more enthusiastic songs I heard was Asleep at the Wheel's "Boogie Back To Texas".
+ Barack Obama Boogie Back To Texas with Asleep at the Wheel
Yes, I played "Beat It" on Guitar Hero: World Tour and kicked ass at it.
karaoke apocalypse poster
My Pal Chepo makes awesome posters.
+ karaoke apocalypse
+ Poll of the day: Would you like to see DC Comics produce a sequel to "Watchmen?"
Pre (ACL) Austin City Limits`08 stuff
+ Why festivals are the new normal
+ Austin360 ACL Twitter
+ Austin 360 coverage
+ Austin Chronicle coverage
+ Austin City Limits Music Festival To Be Webcast This Weekend
+ Austin City Limits Festival to begin in less than 48 Hours
+ Allen Boots has an ACL blog?
+ Austin City Limits Festival latest to offer VIP comforts
+ Texas Music Matters
+ Nylon: I see dancing people
It's hard times in the city
What the Fuck Bono? Bono + Pailin
Other things to watch out for this week: Wearing my ONE campaign hat, I should be meeting up with Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin; hoping to see Senator Obama and Senator Joe Biden in the next few weeks.
+ U2's Bono Blogs For New York Summit
Making a bid to bolster her foreign-policy cred with a series of meetings at the U.N. building in Manhattan is none other than VP candidate, Sarah Palin. Not only will she be at a sit-down with the Iraqi president, chatting with the Georgian and Ukraine presidents, having talks with both Pakistani and Indian presidents, but also hanging out with Bono! These two will meet up as Bono promotes his non-profit to her: His ONE campaign that is "focused on fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease around the world!”
UPDATE: NEW YORK (CNN) – John McCain and Sarah Palin’s meeting with Bono was canceled Wednesday due to scheduling reasons, according to the campaign.
Level-5 + Studio Ghibli
"Dragon Quest VIII and Professor Layton developer Level-5 has announced a suite of new games to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary –- including a new Nintendo DS title featuring work from famed Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli."
Gamasutra: Level-5 Turns 10, Teams Up With Studio Ghibli
Screenshots from Article
Level-5 announces Ushiro for the PSP
Yes! I love both of these studios and expect on greatness from this collaboration.
a second chance at the Kubrick archives
The Stanley Kubrick Archives (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special edition)
"Finally available again - in a special anniversary edition!" The original book is sold out and was $200.00. Hello Amazon.