The New SXSW Era

By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully March 15, 2006 at 5:12AM

The New SXSW Era

Last night, I got back to the unoccupied apartment that Wingo's drummer was kind enough to let me occupy in his absence, and when I opened up my computer I discovered that I'm somehow hooked up to wireless internet. Whoever's this is, thank ya, thank ya, thank ya! Life has really been good to me lately. I guess all I can do is be thankful and keep thinking positively and do my best to make other people smile.

Speaking of smiling, we saw the Pixies' documentary last night, loudQUIETloud, and it made me do the exact opposite. At first, I left the film thinking they left out a lot of stuff, but the more that I think about it, the more I appreciate it. It's really fucking sad. They seem like shells of their former selves, like they've been on meth for decades. But then they get on stage and the magic is most certainly still there. Which only makes the situation stranger. If this gives you no indication as to whether or not I actually recommend the film, I do.

Today is a bit of a lull for me, as all of my film friends are gone (I just dropped Damian at the airport) and my music friends don't arrive until tomorrow. Fortunately, there is always David Wingo. I'm heading to his place to hear some of his score for Craig Zobel's THE GREAT WORLD OF SOUND, which has me quite excited! Then, it's time to really plot my schedule for the next few days. Opening round games, music shows, more film screenings... so much to do, so little time.

Before I go, I have to add to the lovefest. Austin is unbelievable and this festival is an absolute BLAST. I was only at the BE HERE TO LOVE ME DVD release party for about twenty minutes yesterday, and I met several really great people. Nobody acts superior to anybody here, and everyone seems more excited to find out about the person they're talking to than talking about themselves (was that improper grammar?). If anything, I feel like I haven't been pushing myself out there far enough, though, if I think about it, I've definitely covered a lot of ground. But I would love to meet more people, so if there are any film-centric people sticking around for the whole week, track me down and let's hang out.

Last, but not least, MATT DENTLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!

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