Iggy Pop Interview at SXSW - photo by clint gilders - staff photographer
Flavor Flav at SXSW - photo by clint gilders - staff photographer
Serena Ryder at SXSW - photo by clint gilders - staff photographer
I woke today with a new vitality. No longer was I praying for death. Lucky, too, since I've barely had a chance to sit down all day.
After I went and got the tradeshow booth prepped for our intrepid team, I hopped, skipped and jumped to the BBC party at Brush Square Park. Having been turned away from a party at the same place yesterday, I arrived right when it started. Silly me, the bands are just sound checking. They'll get started soon, right? No worries, there are breakfast burritos. Eighteen or 20 of those, and I'm good to go. No bands yet. I'm burning daylight, so I kiss the BBC goodbye and head off into the cruel world.
I saw a couple of bands at the Parish and had my morning beer. It's happy hour somewhere, right? Then it's back the Convention Center to shoot Thomas Dolby on the day stage for our writer John, and then "what we've all been waiting for," the Iggy Pop interview.
I couldn't stick around past the few minutes we photogs were given, since I had to cover the Kings of Leon and the Buzzcocks the Spin Magazine party at Stubbs. Good show. The Buzzocks are old but they still rock. The boys from the Zico Chain told there were free Margaritas but I was busy fighting to get to the photo pit. I met Jamie Kennedy and hooked him up with one of our infamous t-shirts.
I'm done at the Buzzcocks, now it's time to head to the hotel, get my shit together and head to the Public Enemy show. But wait, the Zico Chain and JeffB arrive to film and interview and hang out. Ok, now I'm really leaving for Public Enemy. Chuck and Flav have still got it. I am not a hip-hop connoisseur , but I'll give these guys their due.
Now I'm back on the shuttle bus to downtown and over to see hometown girl Serena Ryder. She is all that and then some. That voice! Incredible songwriting, and stunning good looks.
Ok, now I'm going to go see Tom Morello. Later.....