SXSW AKA Living My Life In Public

Sure, I could use Plancast, FourSquare or Gowalla while also sending a never ending incoherent stream of tweets from various locations that serve BBQ, beer and loud music all tagged #SXSW, or perhaps more appropriately, #BeenThereDoneThat or #NothingEverChangesWhenItComesToMusiciansAndTheInternet. Instead I thought I’d post up what serves as a quasi roadmap/itinerary of my known [as in planned and booked so far] activities while I’m in Austin for SXSW, as a Flâneur … hat tip to danah boyd for that one.

Here it is then.

Monday March 15th:
4:00AM Rise cursing and spitting. 4:30AM Drive to PDX. 5:00AM Enter security line to be fondled and generally harassed for not having liquids stashed in a plastic baggie. 6:00AM Flight to Salt Lake City. 8:58AM Arrive Salt Lake City. 10:00AM Flight to Austin. 1:40PM Arrive Austin. 1:41PM When wheels are down call my friend, the very talented author and gadfly skateboarder, Roy Christopher. 1:44PM Ask myself if it was appropriate to watch Lars Von Trier’s Anti-Christ on my laptop on the ‘plane? 2:00PM Unknown activities at this point but hopefully includes getting to Roy’s house. 8:00PM dinner with @Frostola Lead Social Media Strategist for HP, Personal Systems Group, Roy and Ume, Austin’s finest rock band. 10:00PM Walk 6th Street and find myself in a real life version of New Dork.

Tuesday March 16th:
10:00AM Rise because there’s a 2 hour time difference, OK? 12:00 Noon Check in at the Hilton. 1:30PM Interview with the Dutch TV station VPRO in Hilton lobby. 3:20PM Speak on a panel at the UKTI conference. 4:20PM Consider if anything I said was useful to anyone. Probably not. 6:00PM Cocktail party with a load of Brits.. 7:00PM Back to Hilton, stare in bathroom mirror then consult Sched: The Unofficial Guide to SXSW 2010 9:00PM until dawn. Stuff. Oh, and Motorhead, I mean, c’mon..?

Wednesday March 17th:
Whenever: Rise. 12 Noon IODA Opening Day Bash [Although this is actually day 3] 2:00PM Speak on panel. 3:00PM Run and hide to avoid being pressed to take CDs from musicians. 4:00PM Interview with BAMM TV 5:00PM Austin City Hall for the Mayor’s reception [apparently I will receive a "goodie bag" well, hell, that's tempting..] 7:00PM Mohawk for the Austinist party. 12:00PM See Via Tania at the Velveeta Room

Thursday March 18th:
Whenever: Rise. 11AM Interview with author Tom Williams, Hilton lobby. Noon Kill Rock Stars party. 12:30PM Panel – Welcome To The Music Business, You’re Fucked [I kid you not...] 3:30PM The NMPA Late Fee Settlement Panel [aka Nap Time] 5:00PM Via Tania at Block Party. 11PM Efterklang at Buffalo Billiards, then dash to Mohawk to see Slaraffenland. [I am not making these names up..] 12PM Imaad Wasif at the Tee Pee Records/Brooklyn Vegan party @ Habana Calle 6.

Friday March 19th:
5AM Rise, if I have happened to sleep. 6:30AM Flight home.

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