today the bands for sxsw were announced.

these are the ones im happy to see on the list

Anathallo (Chicago IL)
Antietam (New York NY)
Joseph Arthur (Brooklyn NY)
A Thousand Knives Of Fire (Long Branch NJ)
The Bad Rackets (Austin TX)
Be Your Own Pet (Nashville TN)
Bible of the Devil (Chicago IL)
Blackholicus (Austin TX)
The Black Keys (Akron OH)
Billy Bragg (London UK)
Brother Reade (Winston Salem NC)
The Cool Kids (Chicago IL)
Correatown (Yuba City CA)
Dixie Witch (Austin TX)
The Donnas (Palo Alto CA)
Matthew Good (Burnaby BC)
Hanson (Tulsa OK)
The Happy Hollows (Los Angeles CA)
Har Mar Superstar (Los Angeles CA)
Holy Fuck (Toronto ON)
The Homosexuals (London UK)
Honeycut (Berkeley CA)
Hong Kong Blood Opera (Hermosillo MEXICO)
Jesca Hoop (Los Angeles CA)
The Hush Sound (Chicago IL)
Ice Cube (Hollywood CA)
The Iguanas (New Orleans LA)
Indian Jewelry (Houston TX)
Kaki King (New York NY)
Langhorne Slim (Langhorne PA)
Limbeck (Long Beach CA)
Shelby Lynne (Palm Springs CA)
Lyrics Born (Oakland CA)
Made Out Of Babies (Brooklyn NY)
Matt & Kim (New York NY)
MGMT (Brooklyn NY)
Minipop (San Francisco CA)
Thurston Moore (Northampton MA)
N.E.R.D. (Virginia Beach VA)
No Age (Los Angeles CA)
Dolly Parton (Sevierville TN)
Steve Poltz (San Diego CA)
The Presidents of The United States of America (Seattle WA)
Ra Ra Riot (Syracuse NY)
The Raveonettes (New York NY)
Rogue Wave (Oakland CA)
Sea Wolf (Los Angeles CA)
Sia (London UK)
The Soundtrack of Our Lives (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
The Submarines (Los Angeles CA)
Tapes ‘n Tapes (Minneapolis MN)
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb (Pensacola FL)
The Ting Tings (Manchester UK)
Tokyo Police Club (Toronto ON)
Vampire Weekend (New York NY)
VHS or Beta (Louisville KY)
The Von Bondies (Detroit MI)
The Vines (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (Austin TX)
The Whigs (Athens GA)

full list of 1500+ bands here + list of cities represented

im sad

i wish i could explain why. i wish i could just write everything that i feel right now and why and because of who, and everything.

and even though nothing in here is true, nobody cares.

what i want you to know is this. i love blogging. i love my job. i love you, my readers. i love pretty much everything.

i love that its quiet right now in my office and cohort is out sick and doesnt have to deal with me right now in the state im in.

i love that i have a half hour to get back into a mindset to rock. i love that i will be going to sxsw to learn and meet new people and hang with cool people and omg write for my employer about the newest bands from all over the world.

i love that me and karisa had sushi last night and kept ordering more and more and drank saki and beer and ate more and caught up and smiled and laughed.

i love that my house is a mess and soon my maid will show up and clean it all up.

i love that my man matt welch, against all odds, spent a huge chunk of last year researching and writing a book about John McCain. and now he will probably sell a gazillion books because everyones gonna wanna know all the dirt on the republican nominee and matt wrote it all down in a funny and informative manner.

i love that im healthy. i love that im starting to eat right. i love that my mom got sent home from work today because the snow was starting to pile up in chicago.

i love that shaq is baq in the western conference. i love that the cubs havent made any stupid moves this winter. i love that i have a corner of a kleenex in my nose because i got a bloody nose from blowing it too much and now people probably think im a coke addict.

i love that i have a half bottle of warm coke on my desk. i love that i have my own office. i love that im wearing a cowboy shirt. i love that i get to type and type and type to you and most of you will read it.

i love that ashley and i are friends again and i have a package for her but its too big for the box and its sitting here on one of my many drawers in my office that i dont use. i love that im practically paperless.

i love that im feeling better.