The Deal With SXSW.
What does a person who has been on a blog hiatus for quite some time say? I mean, let’s face it. It’s obvious that my foremost love is music and I consider the rest of my life to be either terribly complex or terribly
boring simple. I’ve been, without hesitation, been supplying my Old School Wednesday mixes (shoutouts to my man KB for creating the madness). On top of that, I’ve been dropping my In Rotations at least twice a month. Both of those are a labor of love, to be sure, but I was reluctant to resume actually talking about what’s goin’ down with me.
I believe that’s about to change, because SXSW has lit a fire under me to actually move forward instead of keeping things in my head.
Well, this wasn’t just a good vacation, it was one of the best times I’ve had in years. You see, it started out with Victor Tolbert, Keith Hall, Jeffrey Bowman, Baratunde, JW Richard within the first 2 hours of being there. Then, soon after that, I get to see Tony Pierce. As if that weren’t enough, I also get to see George and Janeane Sessum. But it doesn’t stop there.
After attending the Blogging While Black Revisited panel (the main reason that I attended SXSW), I was more than hyped, and already making my plans for next year. Oh, but I ain’t done. It gets even better. I get to spend some time with three of the coolest women around: Denise Jacobs, Leslye James, and Laina Dawes. Around the way I get to meet Drublood, take a picture of Chris Pirillo, trip on out with Liza, and say hello to Ming Jung Kim.
I could go on and on about how I met many more people. I could tell you how I almost overdosed myself with eating wayyyy too much barbecue at Iron Works, about how I actually danced and didn’t scare people away, and had a nuclear taco that I’ll never eat again ’cause it was too damn hot and I’m sure it will take a month for my mouth to be normal again. I’m also not going to talk about missing a Wendy and Lisa, Erykah Badu, ?uestlove and company. I won’t. Just know I’ll be there again next year…and you needs to be with me. Forreal.
Coming up…. reviews, rotations, and podcasts. And yeah, even everyday thangs in the land of EJ.