I finally was able to return to the Noble Pig Sandwich shop… before the world ended! So if you’re reading this consider yourself one of the “lucky” ones who survived. Anyways I had the chance to share the experience with my sister – her first visit in fact.
The Teaser for Imagine Dragons’ upcoming official music video for “It’s Time” was released today on youtube. There is going to be an Exclusive all-day premiere on MTV, Tuesday, April 17.The full EP “Continued Silence” can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/x9AbwY
Here is the song performed live.
Unfortunately I did NOT shoot this video, (one day….). I did however get to meet the band in Austin, Texas at SXSW 2012 at their Woodie Award Show. Here are some of those shots from their Woodie Awards performance.
I think the most fun I had was when I was wondering. I made the most interesting discoveries. Here is Rustic. Learn more about them on their official SXSW page here. You can also listen to their track Living the World of Fallacy. They jam hard.
I walked by and subsequently into La Zona Rosa in the afternoon to scope out the line for the evening’s Norah Jones’ concert. What I walked into was an awesome surprise – Tom Morello onstage, formerly of Rage Against the Machine and more recently NIGHTWATCHMAN. I arrived at the very end of the show where he decided to invite everyone up to the stage that could fit, without “impregnating” him as he said, requesting atleast 4 inches. I would’ve gone with a safer distance of say 5 and 1/2 inches – a nice average length, but I’m no Tom Morello. Nonetheless, he pleaded the audience to put down their cell phones and cameras for once, and just enjoy the moment as it is, to take it with them in their mind and not in their camera, a very poignant message indeed. One that for the most part was heeded by everyone save one single person charged with recording the entire “World Wide Rebel Songs,” which he versed the audience in before singing. The video recording of the performance, along with the explanation for the song’s creation can be found below. I had to snap at least one shot – it’s in my blood after all! I don’t think anyone can doubt a person’s heart and integrity when after they leave the stage they are as drenched as he was.
Read more about the plight of the Cort Guitar workers at this blog http://cortaction.wordpress.com/tag/tom-morello/.
As part of SXSW 2012, Norah Jones performs her new album ‘Little Broken Hearts’ at La Zona Rosa on March 17, 2012 in Austin, Texas. It was a wonderful relaxing set that would’ve been more suited in a small intimate venue. At one point someone from the audience asked her out on a date, to which she politely thanked for offering but denied, probably holding out for me to ask – a man can dream!
Creed Bratton rocks on multiple levels. Foremost he rolled up to event in a pedicab, and then took a picture with the “driver,” and then a fan, and then another fan, and then another, another fan before heading into venue, slightly crunched for 8:00 PM start time. Needless to say he was approachable and friendly. Do concerts ever start on time? I had the chance to listen to a few songs before heading off into the last night of SXSW. He’s still pushing his “Bounce Back” tour. More info about that can be seen at http://www.creedbrattonbounceback.com/ The event took place at the Palm Door which is located right next to the Austin Convention Center – the hub of SXSW. Donovan was scheduled to take the stage afterwards. What an awesome line-up! Although I didn’t get to stick around to see it.
The official SXSW showcase video below – NOTE: I did NOT film either of these.
Someone put together the best of Creed Bratton on The Office… here’s what they thought.
This is the first of many of my “catch-up” posts. On Sunday, March 11, 2012 I had the opportunity to attend this celebration filled with pyrotechnics and fire-twirling feats hosted by LiveFyre, check out more about them at www.livefyre.com. Enjoy.
Former Vice-President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Al Gore had a sit down with tech innovator Sean Parker of Napster and Facebook fame among other tech/online ventures. Al Gore believes that “Democracy has been hacked,” and he also called for an “Occupy Democracy” movement. You can read more about it here at an article from the Washington Post. Then I attended the World Premiere of 21 Jump Street. IT WAS AMAZING! There is a huge twist that yo’re going to love. It was directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with screenplay by Michael Bacall. I’m not going to go into a review here other than say that it was entertaining from top to bottom and had really great rhythm throughout the entire film. The entire cast had memorable lines and impeccable delivery including Rob Riggle, Ice Cube, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Dave Franco. I will say that I’ve a newfound respect for Jonah Hill, who during the Q&A was extremely witty and funny. It is a MUST SEE FILM! Oh and on a random note, last night I watched the film “Iron Sky,” and in the seat next to me was Doug Benson… check out his IMDB here.