Tuesday, March 15, 2005

SXSW '05: An Insider Perspective part 2

Here we are on the eve of the music portion of the fest: 1368 bands on the official bill. But there's no telling how many shows will be played unofficially--probably as many as there are officially. I expect to see Pedro The Lion twice at free (unofficial) shows and I should see them one additional, free time as Headphones (their alias). They are also playing both as PTL and Headphones at official showcases. Milton Mapes is also playing two free shows in addition to their one showcase, also, if that gives you any indication of how much music there is around here.

**the insider perspective**
It's a bit drizzly and cold outside, so I'm glad to be in here. I'm nursing a Jamba Juice Razmatazz with a protein boost. I had a good workout at the gym today. I'm working my way up to the fabled difficulty of 25 on a scale of 1-25 on the elliptical machine. I sweat at 15 today for 30 minutes. The kettlebell off-days find me on the elliptical machine. Dishonorable, yes, but it won't be once I get to 25.

Some old-school Unashamed is making the speakers rattle on my Aiwa mini-stereo. The CD player hasn't worked since high-school, but the AUX jack let's me blast some iPod magic.

**Thus concludes another inside look at SXSW '05**

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