South by South West, a large music festival in Austin, is this week (the locals sometimes refer to it as “the Suck” due to the influx of outsiders clogging up our bars and restaurants ;). It means there is lots to do, and lots of people I know from California and elsewhere are here.
The timing is a bit unfortunate as I’ve been trying to cut-down on my alcohol consumption of late, but its hard not to relapse when you have 10 invitations to hang out at parties with interesting people every single evening. Hopefully I’ll be back on the wagon next week.
Anyway, because of the festival I’m hearing some unusually good independent music on the radio – here is a particularly nice song I heard yesterday by Jesca Hoop, an LA-based singer-songwriter.