The Center of My Universe
This is shaping up to be a great year for Austin. Or at least, Dear Mr. Supercomputer's Austin.
Last weekend, Barack Obama stopped by and generated 17,000 - 22,000 supporters. That evening, one of the best new bands around, Midlake, graced us with their presence.
This past week, the Austin ISD supernintendo paid a visit to DMS's humble workplace.
In the coming week we have SXSW, which features, like, a zillion bands, most of which DMS has never even heard of (but one of my favorite games of the year is deciding which unheard of band has the best name. This year's contenders: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Lesbians on Ecstasy, and my!gay!husband! Vote for your favorite in the comments, or suggest your own contender!)
On top of that, Will Leitch (of deadspin.com) is going to be here for the Interactive portion of SXSW, delivering a talk or something (titled "Jokes and Jocks: the Deadspin Phenomenon"). He might just be here to score pot and waggle his pickle at co-eds (apparently, Will likes the Ben Gibbard look).
Then DMS finds out that Baseball Prospectus is coming on April 24th and sending Rob Neyer (who isn't actually part of the BP team), who isn't quite the father of baseball sabermetrics, but is like the Paul of sabermetrics (Bill James being that crazy-ass John the Baptist).
Soon after, TV on the Radio plays an overpriced, yet assuredly kickass set at La Zona Rosa.
"It binds us together, my kind of town" -- Peter and the Wolf
(note: I promised and continue to promise this will not become a "This is what I did today blog." If it does, just shoot me in the head." Consider this post a bulleting of important DMS-related-news (read: politics, music, and sports)).