Thursday, March 26, 2009

Good Cape Weather

I wore my American Apparel cape today. I got some good feedback.
It started out as a rainy/cool day. I felt like a bad ass running across campus in all black with tiny red converse. And a Hooters t-shirt. Don't forget the Hooters t-shirt.
I wear it with a hint of irony.

I think most clothing should be worn ironically. Like those t-shirts with wolves or soaring eagles on them. They are worn because we are making fun of the people who "really" wear them.

This has not been a very productive week. I taught my Presentational Speaking class how to finger knit. And I participated in a play reading.

Today I attended a meeting for a Sign Language club at my school. It was almost as if I was destined to walk down the one hallway that had a sign advertising the event in the building I was in on the day I was in it.
It was a small gathering of sign language enthusiasts. But I thoroughly enjoyed how friendly and welcoming everyone was. I hope the club is very successful.

I feel as though being in the club takes me one step closer to becoming a sign language interpreter at concerts.

I'm starting my own online fan club. I guess I shouldn't tell you who it's for yet since it is not official or anything. But when it's all done and ready I will write a post.

I'm seeing Jason Castro on Saturday at Texas A&M College Station. Here are some Polaroids I took of him that I've been meaning to post.

Monday, March 23, 2009

You're All Talk And No Show

South by South West 2009 has left me exhausted and without the desire to do my school work. I want to make stuff. But I don't want to do any writing.
If I didn't have to do homework I would just do crafts and make videos all day.

I have yet to put together my music video for the Sorin Reel Film Festival. It is sometimes hard to plan and coordinate things like that.
But it will happen.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday March 28th- Jason Castro @ Texas A&M College Station

Monday April 13th- Crystal Castles @ La Zona Rosa

Friday April 24th- The Horrors @ Emo's

I'm not doing the Future Husband post anymore because I ran out of possible husbands.
And I actually managed to meet one more of my Future Husbands this past week.
Can you guess which one?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

South by South Wizard: Saturday

Caught the end of Telepathe's set at Urban outfitters.
They had two dancers performing during there set.

I spotted Carrie Mundane of Cassette Playa dancing near the side of the stage.
After Telepathe's set was over I introduced myself to Carrie. She was so friendly and cool. I told her I was a fan of her clothing line and that she was one of my favorite designers. She told me to send her an e-mail so we could keep in touch.

I walked to Red House Pizzeria and caught Marcus Rubio and the Gospel Choir of Pillows. This was the first time I had seen them perform outside of San Antonio.
I absolutely adored all the songs they played. I also enjoyed how enthusiastic all the band members were.

Then I went to Waterloo Records with Sarah and Sofia. They wanted to see the Bird and the Bee and I wanted a ride.

I ended up walking to the Austin Convention Center and chilling in there. I killed time walking down 6th street and Red River. I was waiting to see Tinted Windows.
They played a free concert at the Bat Bar. The show was thoroughly entertaining. Tall people even moved out of my way so that I could get a better view.
But all I saw was a very sweaty Taylor Hanson. Oh and I little bit of James Iha and Bun E. Carlos. I really like that song "Kind Of A Girl".

I headed over to Beauty Bar and proceeded to wait. I waited for Slim Twig's set. I met two girls waiting outside Beauty Bar that were Slim Twig fans AND from San Antonio!! (small world)

We were able to perfectly hear and see Slim Twig from outside the Beauty Bar. But I still wish I could have been in the club to see his set. It looked pretty epic even from afar.

Then I waited after his set to take a picture of him. We chatted for a bit and then he posed for a Polaroid. My camera failed so I used my digital camera as a backup.

I hope his drive back to Canada goes well.

Sarah and I also said goodbye to our house guests. We had three guys from Brooklyn staying with us. Brian, Bob, and Scott were pretty nice dudes. Maybe our paths will cross again one day.

"I might not have the power of telepathy but I'm gonna be contacting you"
lyrics from "Because We're Dead" by Slow Club

Saturday, March 21, 2009

South by South West: Friday

i had to wake up early.
early bird gets the twig.

i waited for over an hour to see Slim Twig. I wasn't able to get into his first show of sxsw. It was a 21+ gig and required a badge or wristband. I didn't qualify for that show. But I waited and waited and good things come to those who wait. I was able to hear a little of his set and see him through a window. Then he and his band exited the venue and I caught him on the way out. I asked to take a Polaroid with him and he agreed. He also said I might be able to catch his next set. Negatory. That one was open to the public, but also 21+. Some random guy on the street snapped our picture. I thanked him and told him my name before I walked away. He told me his as well (Max).

While I was waiting outside I randomly ran into Paul Griffiths of Baby Cakes clothing.

And then I saw Christopher Drew of NeverShoutNever....again. I asked him if I could take a Polaroid picture of him and he posed for one. Then he gave me a hug and we parted ways. What a sweet boy.

I went into Emo's after that for NO reason.

Then I decided to head over to see his next show. It was at Headhunters at 4pm. I thought that if I went early I might have a better chance of getting in. Nope. I waited around for a while and then walked over to where I saw Max and his buddies standing. I told him that they wouldn't let me in the club. He asked if I had tried the back door. I said no but that I saw them carding. He then asked me if I wanted him to sneak me in. I declined because he had told me previously that he would only be playing two songs at that gig. I told him that I'd much rather see his showcase at Beauty Bar on Saturday. Then I proceeded to ask him any and every question I had on my mind. He was very nice and answered every question I asked. I thanked him and went on my way to Waterloo Records.

I walked from 8th and Red River to North Lamar.

Telepathe played a short set at Waterloo Records.
They were really nice girls. They had on these sweet Cassette Playa t-shirts. I asked them where they got the shirts from and they told me that Carrie Mundane herself gave it to them.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

South by South What!? Year 2

Spring Break is supposed to be relaxing.
Mine is very scheduled and tiring.
Going to bed late.
Waking up early.
Eating when I have time.
Holding when I need to use the restroom.
All to get what I want.

Wednesday was a bit of a let down but the coming days are more promising.
So far I've missed Turbo Fruits twice!!
I have yet to see Telepathe.
I saw Slow Club last night but missed there set at Red House Pizzeria today :(
My friends and I attempted to see a lot of bands but were turned away because we were not of age or didn't want to fork over the money.
When I plan on seeing a show for free I don't intend on paying.

I did pay for my entrance into the American Apparel Flea Market today. It was nuts! There was hipster threads everywhere and it was sooooo hot!
On the bright side they were playing Fever Ray's "When I Grow Up".
I got some good deals. I bought a t-shirt that changes color with my body heat for $5 and a black fleece cape for $15.
I didn't want to spend more than $20 on clothes this week and I stayed at my limit.

People we met/saw today:

Slow Club

Le Castle Vania

Kap Bambino

Christofer Drew [NeverShoutNever]

Abe recognized him and prompted regina to get a picture with him.

Johnny Whitney [blood brothers, neon blonde, jaguar love]

We stumbled onto a Jaguar Love show at the back of Beauty Bar. I remembered that Johnny was in the band and we waited to take a Polaroid with him.

I'm tired now. I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to see Slim Twig at least once tomorrow.

Future Husband(s):

Anthony OR Dustin of Best Fwends

photo circa SXSW '08

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

San Antonio will try and crush you. And once you leave you can never return. Things are not the same when you come back.
It makes you realize how good it is to be gone.

Spring Break 2009 is upon us. And by us I mean every school in Austin, Texas.

In a few days I will be attending any free/all ages show I can get in. I only plan to spend money on food and the American Apparel Flea Market that's going on for most of the week.

Updates from me are few and far between. That's because there is not much going on.

I spent the weekend in San Antonio. I attended an event called Luminaria. I hung out with my friends. I thrifted for a second. And I realized that the city that gave birth to me will one day be the city that kills me.

You literally have to fight your way out of San Antonio.

I don't know how I feel about posting my SXSW schedule on here. Does anyone really care what shows I'm going to attend?
Also...I don't want to set anything in stone. I might not go to some of the things I plan on attending. Shit happens.

What I did today: Sold clothes at Buffalo Exchange, Bought a kite that looks like an eagle, made rice crispy treats, baked a pizza, spent time with Kelsey, shared laughs with Andrew and Sabra, bought a new cat vest!!!

Future Husband:

Tim Roth as Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs.
I like his fake accent. He fooled me.
I've seen his new TV show Lie To Me. I like it!

Monday, March 9, 2009


recent picture of myself outside of the Blanton on the UT campus.

I might be in San Antonio this weekend.

School is....getting expensive!
I still don't know if I will continue my education at St. Edwards.

This week couldn't get any longer. Daylight savings time didn't help one bit.

"I'm trying to connect to you."
I don't know how much I should read into messages I get from the dead. Note to self: don't go looking through your old myspace messages unless you want to open wounds.

I wish I knew how to write songs because then I would be able to get out all this lyrical aggression. Blogging isn't the right outlet for poetry. At least for me.

I've been documenting the dreams that I remember. Pretty good research for the dream inspired short film I plan to make. You could say it's in pre-production right now.

I have to make a sculpture over spring break. It is supposed to be inspired by Baroque/Rococo. I will post process shots when I get things started.

I have deactivated my Facebook and joined Twitter. Sometimes you have to succumb to the lesser of two evils. Also I'm not that into stalking anymore.

Future Husband:
"I believe you can't control or choose your sexuality."

Lance Bass

the picture is a bit old school but I liked him before he buffed up, bleached his teeth, tanned way too much, and let his natural hair color show.

Friday, March 6, 2009

I'm Learning To Hunt For You

I'm adding to my cat vest collection all the time:

Recent purchase comes from the Texas Thrift Store right next to St. Edwards.

I also found the CD case to Affirmation. I just had a feeling that I would find that CD at a thrift store. Too bad the actual CD wasn't in there. I might have bought it. But it's okay because I bought a used one on eBay already.

So next week my school is doing a screening of The Labyrinth. I'm not a fan of this movie but only because I've never seen it. But I think I will attend mainly because they are also having a Bowie look-alike contest!!! I'll be there with glitter on.

Future Husband:

His androgynous style has always appealed to me. But when he played an alien in "The Man Who Fell To Earth" I knew I had to marry this beautiful creature.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

You're The Best Thing About Me

Getting packages in the mail is like opening presents on Christmas. I received 2 Savage Garden CD's, a Savage Garden concert DVD, and a sweet birthday present for my brother yesterday.

Spring Break is coming soon and that means South by South West. I'm going to be making my free show schedule soon. I'm a little disappointed that so many of the free shows are 21+ but I'm sure I can find enough all ages shows to attend.

Here are a few bands/artists I would like to see during SXSW:

Slim Twig

Tinted Windows

Turbo Fruits

Natalie Portman's Shaved Head


Mika Miko

Future Husband:

Jason Castro

I guess everyone could see this one coming from a mile away.
He reached #4 on last season's American Idol. And now he's about to release his first album!!! He's going to be performing at Texas A&M College Station at the end of this month and I can't wait to buy my ticket.
I've had the pleasure of seeing him perform live three times and formally meeting him once. I wish I had uploaded the Polaroid pictures I've taken of him but I have yet to scan them.
Well I guess I'll have to do a post with nothing but scanned Polaroids!

Monday, March 2, 2009

It's The Only Thing That Makes You Good

I spent the weekend in San Antonio. I hung out with my friends and spent time with family. It was nice. The best part though was the thrift shopping.

Here are some of the things I found at Goodwill:

Robby made this. He let me have it when I stayed the night at his house. I'm going to turn it into a pin.

Future Husband:

Michael Pitt as Tommy Gnosis in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
I love when he sings his version of "Wicked Little Town".

I think I'm done with the Future Husband posts. I've finally run out. I have only one left.