Yes I have been quite here lately, mostly it's been the waiting game that I mentioned previously.... and that game has paid off, in that I have just been offered and accepted a job. I will refrain from going into details, just in case... but I am happy to have full time employment in front of me. It's a first step, a dependable paycheck, working closer to home.... where I won't have to drive to work.. in fact it's better if I don't drive, save the wear and tear on the car and not paying all that money for gas. I do intend to keep one of my part time jobs if they have hours for me for a while, but the mall security job is going to have to end. I can't say that I am all that sorry to see it go, only I am going to miss some of the people that I have worked with there.
On the road, last time we left off heading for Vegas, and west, but I just found out that South by Southwest ( http://sxsw.com/) is March 7 - 16 2008, and being close enough I think I would swing back around and check that out. In hindsight it might have been better to circle Austin and see the places around Texas and the southwest before hitting Austin for SXSW. On the other hand it might have been a good idea to see Austin free from the SXSW madness... and then returned.
So what would I be checking out at SXSW?
Films.... (http://2008.sxsw.com/film/screenings/date/2008-03-07.html is where you can find the list) I don't know what I would be checking out, honestly I have looked over the list of films on line, and nothing really calls out to me, and I being in Austin for SXSW I would be there for the music. Speaking of which... first off let me point you towards the artist list.. http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/alpha/0.html ... all of the artists with a cassette icon denotes that there is an mp3 from that act you can download. So far I have discovered
Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden (http://www.myspace.com/katetuckermusic) who's song Faster than Cars Drive is an amazing folk pop tune.
Also there is
Mr. Lewis & The Funeral 5 ( http://www.myspace.com/mrlewisthefuneral5) who play in that whole dark Swing jazz thing...
...but this isn't my music blog.. that's at mog.com/iren
So yeah, SXSW.. it's an event that I would love to check out..
So more to come... I'm a little scattered at the moment, with the job news..