Snaxxx on snacks

It seems as though I left the medium of blogging conveniently around the same time I left Facebook. Perhaps, this blog was an extension of my Facebook personality? Anyway, I’m alive and well. I have found myself busier than ever now without my daily multi-hour requirement of Facebook usage. Grad school is as tough as ever. It will only get more intense as my degree program winds down and find what I am writing my thesis on. Will it be about rap? soccer? sport? motorcycle gangs? Who knows? The sky’s the limit… actually, my degree isn’t in aeronautical science or astronomy. The sky is probably an acceptable limit.

Recent thought (coincidentally the name of a band we played with in high school). What do the CDs in your car that you play regularly (on the reg) say about you? I don’t want to deconstruct my own habits, mind you. It would be all too boring and probably depressing. What do you think yours say about you? You’re not outwardly projecting these moments in your car, well unless you’ve got a sick system. So, what does it say about the time you have to yourself on those treks from home to work (“singing songs about you and feeling like a jerk”)?

My List:

  • Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza – Danza III: A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Andrés Segovia – The Art of Segovia
  • Cursive – Domestica
  • The Ergs! – Dorkrockcorkrod
  • Make Believe – Shock of Being
  • Third Eye Blind – S/T
  • This Town Needs Guns – Animals
  • Coheed and Cambria – Year of the Black Rainbow
  • Colossal – Welcome the Problems
  • Pack of Wolves – Betrayer
  • Pattern is Movement – All Together
  • Café Tacuba – Unplugged
  • Between the Buried and Me – Colors
  • The Number Twelve Looks Like You – Here at the End of All Things
  • Grown Ups – More Songs

Pretty intense/depressing list, I say. Probably going to add a Hush Sound album for good measure… maybe Red House Painters. :D

Share, for me, please.

Until the next time. I’ll keep teetering on the verge of insanity, and you’ll do what you do–much of the same.

-dago

Southby

This has nothing to do with this post. I love parfaits. Actually, SXSW is like my life's musical parfait. The crunchy, the smooth and nutritious. Yeah? That works.

No funny business today.  Every March, swarm of bands, companies and filmmakers descends upon Austin looking to make a name for themselves, connect with their markets or flat-out rawk face!  I am personally excited about the music events.  Every year there’s someone that takes me by surprise.  A few years ago it was The Hush Sound and Dead to Fall.  I hope the same happens this year.  Anyway, here’s a few peepz I’m excited to see.

Wednesday is going to be a pretty brutal day.  The Funeral Pyre are a death metal band hardened by the beautiful weather of Southern California.  They’ll be playing at the Mohawk at 9:40.  If you wanna get brutal wif me, you can at Emo’s which will play host to one of the greatest hardcore bands our generation has seen, Dillinger Escape Plan.  I can’t fucking wait.  Then it’s to the Amsterdam Cafe with me to catch Kiss Kiss and The Forecast, both of which are drastically different from the Funeral Pyre and Dillinger Escape Plan.

I’ll be working the SXSW Trade Show on Thursday, so I’ll be missing the Texas Metal Showcase during the day.  Iwrestledabearonce will be there. Thursday night seems like slim pickin’s to me except for Pattern is Movement at the Mohawk at midnight and The Fall of Troy at Opal’s on 6th at 1am.  I can’t make both, but I’m sure I’ll be at the FoT show. I think The Fall of Troy are everything that’s right with music.  Their use of complex rhythms, melodies, chord progression and flare make them so fun to listen to and watch. Unfortunately, the band has decided to break up after this tour.

Friday is going to be jam packed. Gotta hit the Beauty Bar. Murder By Death is doing an acoustic set, and folky outfit the Low Anthem will be playing later at the HearYa.com showcase.  Also, later in the day, brutalists Mychildren Mybride and Goatwhore will be playing at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival Does Austin at Emo’s.  At night I have some choices to make.  It’s between seeing Murder By Death again or channeling my inner-hipster by catching An Horse and Local Natives at the Galaxy Room at the Backyard.  Later on I have my MUST SEE of the night, and that’s Native.  They are amazing.  Wrestling Moves has become one of my favorite albums of the year thus far.  Afterward, I have to decide between Sum 41… whom I still love, and dancey pants Foxy Shazam, and then somehow make my way to Attack! Attack!.  I really wanna catch Attack! Attack and Evergreen Terrace’s showcase because that’s where the metal God squad is going to be, and that’s always cause for a good time. There will definitely be a lot of running around on Friday night.  I might just decide to sit around one place. Who knows? I have lofty goals.

Saturday I get to catch my favorite band at the moment and that’s La Dispute at Emo’s at the Alternative Press Day Party.  Ruiner, Circa Survive and Sum41 will be there as well. I will wrap up my night for sure at the Galaxy Room to catch Joan of Arc and Japandroids, after trying to catch some of the Fat Wreck Chords Showcase at Emo’s Annex.

So, hit me with any recommendations.  I’m open to pretty much anything.  Those of you who know how to contact me through phone should, and those that don’t know me but want to through me a recc should do so through TWITTER. http://www.twitter.com/tehdago

Anyway, thanks, for reading, y’all.  This has been a useless post. :D

-dago