Has it been nearly a week since BUST’s day party at SXSW? It was hot, hot, hot… everything from the bands, to the bad asses struttin’ their stuff, to the amazing Austin, Texas weather! It goes without saying that I was going to party it up, rock out to amazing music, and meet cool people from around the globe. We were all there to showcase, promote and fiercely work it! I managed to do all of this while having an incredibly fun time!! I’m still not fully recovered from the 24/7 combo of work and play. Seriously, don’t ask me about the days and times when all of this rockin’ mayhem went down last week. I’m reporting it all, in no particular order. Just enjoy the ride!!
My B.F.F, Marcus Hicks of Speedbump + SDN joined me on the SXSW madness and helped me promote the BUST Party. I’ve known Marcus from way, way back in the days in San Francisco. Funny thing….. I worked with Marcus at a punk rock, shoe and clothing store and I was underage to go to his night job at the Cover Wagon to see some of the best punk and rock ‘n’ roll bands ever. Thank god for a fake I.D. and for knowing Mr. Marcus!!
The Sword, a local Austin band on Kemado Records are an amazing bunch of talented musicians. They had me rockin’ and bangin’ my head in front of the stage!
We also went to BUST’s sponsored K Records Showcase and caught the lovely Kimya Dawson. Y’all may know her songs from the soundtrack Juno and the song "Anyone But You", by The Moldy Peaches. Kimya writes fun tunes that you would want your kids to listen to or listen to at an anti-war rally. Which, Marcus and I went to at SXSW! I’m impressed with the political statement some of the musicians made while still showing us a good time. We caught the Body of War Showcase with Kimya, Tom Morello and Billy Bragg performing.
Kimya Dawson, photo courtesy from K Records by Jeff R.W.
Yes, I have eclectic taste in music and that’s what makes the world go around and makes me happy! Plus, Marcus and I are old-er! Speaking of old! We had to check out The English Beat, Perry Farrell (remember from Jane’s Addiction), and of course the legendary punk band, X from L.A!! I still swoon over John Doe and the entire band inspires me. They still have it going on after all of these years!
White Shoes and the Couples Company from Jarkata, Indonesia on Minty Fresh came by our party. They were featured in BUST a few issues ago. Their music is so sweet and makes me proud that they are representin’ the East + West. Just like me!
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, check out the craftiest eye masks and tote bag from Tulip and Aleene’s Craft Stations and Crafty Chica! Be on the lookout for more crafty goodness at BUST’s Spring Fling Craftacular!