Random Thoughts For Hanging Out in #DEN Friday March 13, 2009

As I was gearing up for my third trip to Austin, I started thinking about how Austin now ranks on my list of Cities I’ve Traveled To The Most. Note: Traveled, but not lived And after Austin, Seattle and London, I figured I’ve spent more time in the Denver International Airport then I have in Vancouver or other more common destinations.

And look at that, I’m back in the black lung infested Smoking Lounge of Denver airport yet again.

If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m in Austin Texas for the next couple of days for SXSW 2009. I’ll be blogging funny and entering events on c.t.overdrive, while blogging about the the conference side of things at the corporations site and contributing to the SXSWisEASY site in between.

Needless to say it’ll be a busy five days. Now on to the Random Thoughts.

First – A Flickr photostream of an AT-AT as a pet

Second – Light Sabers and Tigers? Oh My!

Saber-toothed Tiger - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Second – Finally a tool that will allow me to get straight to the disappointment stage of the Roll-Up to Rim contest. (via. splorp)

Third – I first saw the Today/VISA commercial while flipping through the channels on Tuesday. To be quite honest I was pretty shocked it was on a VISA commercial. For some reason, besides RockBand, the bands of my youth (The Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Nirvana, STP and Foo Fighters) haven’t become a predominat entity on the commercial circuit. Those have been left for Led Zepplin, the Rolling Stones and The Who.

So to hear Today on a Visa Commercial sorta squashed my innocence a bit. Not because I’m against hearing good songs on commercials, but because these are the classics that shouldn’t appear on commercials yet.

Anywho here’s Bill Corgan’s justification of the Licensing of his work.

Personally, I think he just wanted the money for more wigs.

Fourth – A 19 year old University of Calgary Law Student was placed on Probation for leaving disparaging remarks about a Teacher … Um … This kid wants to become a law student? Me thinks he just failed the bar.

FifthKanye West and Louis Vuitton have released a summer collection of sneakers. hmmm … didn’t see that collaboration coming … no not at all.

Sixth – @ the 2:15 mark – Lando Calrissian like betrays them with the Dark Side, but he fells bad about and then he dies.


Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn’t seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Seventh – James Mirtle (a sports columnist for the globe and mail) recently went down to Nashville to get a sense of how the Predators actually fit in to the make up of Music City. From a Sports fan perspective or a even a casual fan, this is a great series of blog posts that get to the meat of what everyone thinks is a dire situtation in Nashville. It’s filled with common sense and some optimism.

It’s a minnow up against a behemoth, a team in a non-traditional sport that earns four times less revenue per season and plays in a largely overlapping season. And that’s not even taking into consideration the NCAA and high school seasons that draw all kinds of fan support

Eighth – It’s pretty obvious that Traditional Paper media is in serious trouble.

We’re talking the end of the daily newspaper as we know it type trouble. So I’m posting this great post from Duncan Kinney to highlight a bit of the human result of the troubles facing Journalists.

Duncan’s a great guy and seems to be working hard to get yycblogs and some other projects on the go. Best of luck to him and best of luck to the other Journalists out there. I feel for all your journalists out there.

Ninth – Great news out of the Music-critic.ca camp, Nathan has teamed up with Musicmissions.com to start a bit of a cross promotion. Hopefully this will get some more exposure to the great reviews being posted on there.

Tenth – For those keeping track that’s the second refrence to Nathan. Two more and I’ll hand over the reigns.

Categories: The-Random, SXSW-2009, The Adventures, The Beverages, The Blogosphere, The Canada Vibe, The Flames, The Inane, The Pop-Culture, The Southern Neighbours, The T-Shirts, The Twitter-verse

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