im beat im broken im in an airport

that just charged me seven bones to write you, so i better make this good.

things i learned at sxsw

+ rock n roll is here to stay

+ if you want to have a great party invite a half dozen texas rollergirls and feed them free booze for a week

+ drunk blogging should only be attempted by professionals on a closed track

+ austin really is the music capital of the world

+ isla vista’s del playa is alive and well on 6th street and red river.

+ my chemical romance live doesnt suck, but j mascis’s witch bites.

+ gogogogogoqewiru bordello is the new clash pogues combo we desperately have been in need of

+ honky is the young man’s zz top that we’ve also needed and little did we know but they have been around for 10 years and have 6 cds.

+ marc canter rolls incredible joints and will say very nice things about you to strangers even if you dont talk about him much on your blog

+ lyle lovitt is about my height

+ all taxis in austin cost about $5

+ if youre going to go to sxsw interactive and sxsw music and you are planning on drinking smoking dancing rocking and interacting for ten days, take a day off right before the music starts. and by day off i mean stay sober and preferably in your room.

+ dont kiss girls with the sniffles.

+ cops really will give you a ticket if you go down the wrong way on a one way street and immediate turn around to fix it.

+ southwest really will charge you $25 for having a bag three pounds overweight

+ ironworks bbq is pretty good

+ red bull doesnt really give you wings but people seem to love it anyways

+ leah is petite cute and has the best texas accent

+ dan and sara are great ambassadors for austin and anyone who comes to town really should have at least one drink with them at the driskoll, but count on having more than one drink.

+ toddy b is the mayor of 6th street

+ im not an awful photographer but it wouldnt hurt to invest in some way better lenses

+ girls like to dance all night

+ austin is quite proud of their football and basketball teams even though their colors look exactly like doggie poop.

+ dooce is hot

+ craigslist got its name from buzznet’s anthony batt who told craig (who was thinking of changing the name) that he was crazy to call it anything other than craigslist

+ if youre being paid to write while on the road you really should knock something out before you start your day and at the end of the day because you really will forget shit quickly

+ sxsw is the epitome of sensory overload

+ but the biggest lesson i learned at sxsw is im mortal and i love drinking and listening to music far more than i ever thought.

i will return and i will do it better next time

sxsw. austin texas the end.

rock kicked my ass and i kicked back.

ten straight days and nights of partying and drinking and rocking out to some of the finest music in the world does take its toll which is probably why the skies opened up tonight here in austin with thunder and lightening and sheets of rain so as to wash the sins from the streets.

never made it to the roller derby because my wife miss amerikill let her cousin be her plus one even though she promised it to me last night. ah women.

so instead i took in three local punk bands at room 710: castle siege, the fuckemos, and finally punk. apparently the fuckemos got so big at one time that they started playing at emos. the reunited this year and played some shows at sxsw.

the fuckemos singer is actually in several bands including the uss friendship and castle siege who opened the night’s lineup with a cross section of metal punk and marriachi. led by a guy who really cant sing very well. and hes quite fat. and when hes fronting the fuckemos he pulls out a trombone on one of the numbers.

finally punk is an all girl teenage punk band whos singer leapt offstage to slamdance with the boy she was singing about while singing. the kids are alright.

because that wasnt enough i went back to emos as the rain started coming down to enjoy the neil diamond tribute band the diamond smugglers.

a very nice cleansing of the pallet. especially while walking home in a weak drizzle as the band played daydream believer to a crowd who sang along to every word.

its 230am my rooms a mess, i havent packed and i have to be out of my room by 9am i figure. so im setting my alarm for 8. i can do this.

austin is a beautiful town where the birds scream in the trees and the bands scream wherever theres a stage.

i blame most of my debauchery to two entities, the red bull house and the texas roller derby girls. for if either of them werent around i would never have stayed up so late and drank and drank and drank.

i blame the rest of my fun to all the people who came up wanting to smoke weed with me, and whats so interesting is just as many offered the miracle herb during the interactive days as during the music days.

and yes i did see Lifetime before the my chemical romance show. not bad but i dont get the hype.

i will be back next year and i will plan out my day much better now that i know whats going on. and unlike the masses who fled town tonight, next year i will stay on the sunday night of sxsw just like tonight because the local bands are well worth the attention.

one picture i forgot to take: austin has a saying “keep austin weird”, well in a stall in the mensroom of room 710 i saw a sticker that said “keep san antonio lame” and whaddya know, it… they… whoever has a myspace page.