things learned from SXSW:
Is it a complete waste of time, money and energy? The only way to find out is to go, then sit back and wait and see if anything that subsequently transpires is traceable back to one of your 18 free-malt-liquor/free-bloody-mary-fueled appearances. There were 1,981 registered bands this year, which means there's a 1-in-1,981 chance that somebody important was watching you play.
Whichever show you're least into and still half-asleep during is the one everybody's gonna go to.
The Hot Dog King's a real dick, and doesn't care if everybody can hear him screaming.
It takes your body 45 minutes to digest food after eating, and it takes your body 45 minutes to generate a hangover after consuming Colt 45.
Thee Oh Sees are most likely the best live band in whatever town they're playing. Also, The Black Angels' new songs are really good.
The Taco Bell/KFC in Fort Stockton, Texas, remains both the worst Taco Bell and the worst KFC in America, by a mile. After going there 3 times, to Sonic twice, and K-Bob's Steakhouse (home of the Salad Wagon) once, all that's left in Fort Stockton is Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut, and Wal-Mart. And it's the only town within like 6 hours of itself. Next time, we're just not eating.
If you choose to drive, your van will break down within the first 100 miles: