Gotta make this short ’cause we’re waiting to board our flight. (Congratulations! We have 36 channels of DirecTV programming!)
Got off to a slow start on Sunday. “There’s a red eye the size of Laredo heading right at us,” some dude outside our hotel warned before extoling the virtues of wet t-shirts. But the storm wasn’t as bad as anticipated. We caught up with Ben Kweller, who couldn’t walk two feet without having to explain yesterday’s bloodbath, and shot some more silly video with him. Seeing Sufjan and then the Raconteurs rock Austin City Limits’ studio at the U.T. Communications Building was a trip. Look for that on PBS in November. “Detroit” was dedicated to Jack White, and “Together” to Soof, who was dressed as a bird. The band were butterflies. Part of some 100 album insectia project.
Random shots from out and about:
BEN KWELLER AND TREE
ELVIS PERKINS AND BEN KWELLER’S DAD
HUSKY RESCUE AND ICE CREAM MAN
JOSE GONZALEZ AND MICROPHONE
And mementos from the taping…
See you in March, Austin.
And watch where you’re drumming!