Notes from the Road

March 2012

SXSW Interactive 2012: What’s So Funny?

When you think of SXSW, humor is probably not one of the first things that comes to mind. People like Rainn Wilson are changing that perception.


SXSW Music Day 1: Delta Spirit at the Hype Hotel

Thanks to Delta Spirit, I left the Hype Hotel one blissed out hot and happy mess.


SXSW Music Day 1: Cadence Weapon

Exhibiting the kind of poise and professionalism that only comes with many years of experience, Rollie Pemberton made it clear that you will have fun at a Cadence Weapon show.


SXSW Interactive: Blacks in Technology: Blazing a Path

If Silicon Valley is to be “the new promised land” for African Americans it will be because these tech entrepreneurs continue to build on their success and because venture capitalists understand the importance of having all the brilliant ideas available (regardless of from where they come) represented in the marketplace.


SXSW Film Festival Day 3: The Streak Continues

The rains subsided. The sun came out. Great movies kept playing inside, so who cares about the weather?


SXSW Film Festival Day 3: ‘Hunky Dory’ + ‘Someone Up There Likes Me’

Hunky Dory is not just an ode to classic rock and the days of old, but also to American high school movies. Knowing this gave me an entirely different lens.


Fanfarlo: 6 March 2012 - New York

Mixing old and new songs with varying results.


SXSW Film Festival Day 2: ‘Killer Joe’

Killer Joe and... well, nothing else mattered.


SXSW Film Festival Day 2: ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’

From a more-or-less rookie writer/director team, Safety Not Guaranteed is based on a Wanted Ad that became an internet meme. You really can’t fault me for being leery, can you?


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//Mixed media
//Blogs

How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie's New Album

// Sound Affects

"Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

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