Austin SXSW 2012

Give Yoko a Chance SXSW 2011

Yoko Ono at SXSW 2011
Yoko Ono at SXSW 2011
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The moral victor of the SXSW Music of 2011, as far as I am concerned, is Yoko Ono. I saw the legend perform with her band and her son Sean at Eliseum club in Austin March 20, at 1 a.m.

What happened there? I was there with the witchy widow, together a couple of old geezers from the glory days of the Fab Four and hundreds of young clubbers. One woman in particular told me that she had been present at the last Beatles concert.

Some of Sean’s fans were there — not too many, since his performance at the club was far from being packed. And hardly any Yoko Ono fans, to judge by their looks. More

SXSW 2010

You don’t have to Keep Austin Weird. Austin will stay so anyway.

Keep yourself straight if you manage to visit Austin, if you want to say something about weirdness. Or just tie your dirty red bandanna on the first day of South By Southwest, and move right along.

Thirteen thousand people, only five percent of them over fifty: this is the statistic of SXSW Interactive 2010. The panel I attended on “Why Do We Still Blog” was made of excuses, very plausible and honest: blogging is dead, long live Twitter. Still, every day, many new blogs are born. More

These Boots Are Made for Dancing

Nekad je Austin imao problem sa ovim festivalom South By Southwest sve dok hipici nisu dosli na vlast, jer to je festival gde hipici ne samo sto su na vlasti vec su i opozicija. Vrlo impresivno: kao guliverska prica, kao Kristijanija, samo sve to mnogo vise i mnogo bolje. Sinoc na Sestoj ulici od podne krenula je svirka; do ponoci i sve okolne ulice su bile zatvorene i ozvucene. Sve u svemu 1300 bendova svira recimo triputa toliko koncerata, uglavnom besplatnih na festivalu jer je bitno da te cuju…bas na SXSW. Improvizavani bendovi po ulici uopste nisu amaterski vec prodaju cedeove i zvuce kao klasici: karnevalsko andergraund oblacenje, sloppy i dirty, pivo u ruci i na cemu god da si, samo da znas da je sve strogo zabranjeno i kaznjivo i da se teksaska policija ne zeza. More

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Photo by Bruce Sterling

Ove godine SXSW je bio u znaku Twitter-a, to je slikanje preko mobilnih telefona zatim slanje slika prijateljima sa mejling liste u mobu putem interneta: moje amatersko objasnjenje.

Na Punk zabavi (EFF Steampunk party), izlozbi i maskenbalu…sa odlicnim kobasicama i pohovanim ljutim paprikama, pozvali su i mene na binu…kad sam uzela mikrofon u ruke, odjednom mi bi nesto glupo da govorim, ceo dan sam pricala po panelima i kuloarima, te iz cista mira krenuh da pevam, i to na srpskom…proslo je sve u savrsenoj tisini a onda je krenula ludnica…belly dance…i Cella blue iz Kalifornije… www.myspace.com/cellablue More

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