SXSW Tentative Schedule
So, today the A.V. Club Austin reported on the release of the first tentative SXSW schedule, and truly, I am in complete awe of this list. You could easily spend an hour skimming the list of bands slated to play this year. Skimming. The obsessive list-maker in me wants to catalogue the names of bands I’ve listened to, and then expand that to the bands I’ve vaguely heard of. Even if I listed all of the bands whose names I’ve heard mentioned, it would only account for a mere 5% of the artists on the entire list. My mind boggles that there could be so many musicians on the whole planet, much less descending on this city throughout the space of a week. Or half week. Crap.
Sorry to sound so naive. But you cityfolk have no idea what it’s like to grow up in a musical wasteland and then suddenly hit the motherlode. I’m spinning.