Dec 15 2010

My Year In Live Music – 2010

This year I made the big move from Lubbock to Austin, and the transformation has done wonders for my live music fix.  I should have been writing down all the awesome bands I saw this year (and the years before, for that matter) but alas, hindsight, she is 20/20 once again.  I think this post covers the highlights more or less, however.  There’s plenty of great live music I saw this year that I’m leaving out, but after the jump, in no particular order, are twelve of the best shows I witnessed in 2010, eleven of them right here in the Live Music Capital of the World.

And for the record, I wanted to put the Sleigh Bells show on here, as fun as it was once they finally started playing, but everyone who attended knows Beauty Bar is at fault for that show’s omission.  What a disaster.

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Aug 13 2010

Recommended Reading: Random Articles

Seven Years As a Freelance Writer Or How to Make Vitamin Soup

-Is this my future?

Austin: Live Music Capital of Cover Songs?

-Sure, we’ve all walked 6th Street and heard the live bar bands playing Journey endlessly, but the Spazmatics have taken it to a whole new, marketable, and sad level.  A great diatribe on the way bands ruin the great name of Austin.

Your Guide to the 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos

-Read and weep.

What’s It Like to Sing With Green Day?

-Surreal.

How Sports and Indie Rock Finally Fell In Love

-Inevitable.


Aug 1 2010

Random Web Findings: Happy Birthday to Me

Last Words Of The Executed

The Unemployment Chronicles — Ten College Grads, Ten Stories

Script Surfaces for Lost SNL Movie Co-Written by Conan O’Brien

The Web Means the End of Forgetting

The 8 Sexiest Subway Systems in the World

The Top 20 Gayest Cities

Top 10 Celebrity Music-Video Cameos

How To Find A Job NOW: 7 Crucial Tips From A Career Expert

The 10 Most Sacrilegious Music Videos of All Time

The 15 Most Annoying Ringtones You Can Get

9 Amazing Attempts To Live Off the Electricity Grid

Nine Movie Pitches Based On Facebook Apps

Nine Nostalgic Nintendo Games to Secretly Play at Work

Moogy Blues: Ten Quintessential Moog Songs

10 Ways Darth Vader Might Be Spending the Money He Stole

10 Great Movie Plot Twists (And Five We Totally Saw Coming)

10 Books That Will Help You Improve Your Writing (Or Your Sanity)

Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Indie Film

Minimalist Album Covers

Crap At My Parents’ House: An Homage To Mom & Dad’s Terrifying Belongings

The Celestial Jukebox: Unlimited Music Services Face Off

The 25 Greatest Boot Camp Clik Songs Of All Time

13 Of The Most Ridiculous Things Overheard In Bookstores

The Most Obvious Headlines Of All Time

The Coolest Minimalist Websites Ever

10 Moments of Cynical Sincerity in Adam Sandler Comedies

Racist, Racy, ‘Derogatory': 13 Facebook Posts That Got People CANNED

The Funniest Notes Left For Thieves Ever Written

Colleges NOT Worth Their Cost

Is M.I.A.’s 2010 Cursed?

The Most Expensive P.R. Bait Restaurant Dish Gimmicks

9 of the Most Amazing Bookstores in the World

15 Films the Geek Crowd Really Wants to See

The BEST Colleges to Work For

Bizarre Magazine’s 31 Geekiest Places

The 19 Most Regrettable Pop Culture Tattoos

The 15 BEST iPad Apps Every User Should Try

10 Reasons To Label Genetically Engineered Foods

Austin: Top Ten Things Newbies Should Know

11 Of The Best MFA Writing Programs

Top 30 Cable News Programs

The Top Ten Rap Supergroups That Never Happened

Top 10 States With The SLOWEST Internet Speeds

10 Weirdest Sites To See In America

Top 10 TV Theme Songs

40 Comics That Should Be TV Shows

The Best Tweets of Kanye West’s First 24 Hours on Twitter

The World’s 15 Best Countries For End-Of-Life Care

The Definitive Beastie Boys Sample Source Collection

The 15 Biggest Bestsellers EVER After The Bible

Overly Distracting Actors

20 Overrated Classic Films

The Funniest Facebook Page Suggestions Ever

2010 Is the Worst Year for Movies Ever, Just Like Every Year Before It


Jul 18 2010

Random Web Findings: The Social Network, Etc.

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Jul 11 2010

Random Web Findings – A Buncha Stuff

Seriously….there’s a lot:

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May 30 2010

Random Web Findings – Gawker, Bros Icing Bros, Rush

Ten Video Games That Should Be Made Into Movies

Gawker Guide to Summer Movies

Don’t Ice Me, Bro!

NME – Photos – The Rebirth of US Indie Rock

Time’s Top Ten Worst Chick Flicks

Best Cities to Live In for the Next Decade (I live in #1!)

40 Critically-Acclaimed But Little-Known Should-Be Movie Classics

Paste Magazine:

-Ten Filmmakers Who Rocked the Ad World

-Ten Great Malty Dark Beers

-The Nine Greatest Rush Songs

-Musicians On Making Art In Nashville