Thursday, March 19, 2009

South by Southwest

So we made it down here to Austin. The drive was really nice. I loved the misty drive through the mountains and across the desert from Bakersfield to Vegas. We stayed there for a quick nights rest at Circus Circus, the cheapest hotel room I've ever experienced at 24 dollars for a huge room with 2 queen beds. The next morning we drove across the Hoover dam, and watched the tourists and construction crews go about their business. Through Arizona, and New Mexico and across the long state of Texas to where we are now.

The film festival has pretty much given way now to the music, but it was fun while it lasted. I saw Moon, Garbage Dreams, Best Worst Movie, Troll 2, True Adolescents, Humpday, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, and the music video showcase. We almost missed the award show, because we were sitting down by the river but its a good thing we made it because White WInter Hymnal won the Jury Award and Jerk It won the Best Music Video award. That day was also my birthday and St. Patrick's Day and we spent the rest of the night eating sushi, and talking at the closing night party. Toby had surprised me and flew down from New York! It was so great to have her here for a couple days, we miss you.

I'm excited to have seen some really great films out of Seattle at the festival this year. It makes me feel proud to call that city home.