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Internet Casanova tickets on sale now!
FotC - Three's a Date! (It suuuure is.)

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Giants in Those Days
Weird City Theatre Company announces the world premiere of Giants in Those Days, an original graphic novel to stage adaptation by local writer, Sean McGrath. Purchase tix on our website before June 30th and they're only $10!

Heroes and villains of the muscle-y spandex-clad kind have been all but expunged from the world by the godly decree of Jason December, but one man remembers the Heroes of the Superior Union - shining beacons of everything mankind could become - and their stand against the evil of The Karnivale. Alone, he attempts to resurrect hope and decency and light in a new generation of heroes. But victory isn't guaranteed for the good guys...

Directed by Patti Neff-Tiven, the cast includes WCT Artistic Director John F. Carroll, Company members Kevin Gouldthorpe, Bethany Harbaugh, Nick Orzech, Jenni Bauer and Russell Minton and features Jennifer Baldillez, Chris Romani, Braden Hunt, Daniel Moore, Paul Camp, Austin Davison, Terri Lynne Hudson, LeRoy Beck, Ronis Alvarenga & Xaq Webb. This multi-media piece includes film, puppetry and panels from the original comic book. Featuring original art by Benjamin Ruth, Nockiman, William O. Tyler, Michael Troy, Joe Palmer, Ren Burke and Sean S. Martin. INTENDED FOR AN ADULT AUDIENCE

Performances run July 8 – July 25, 2010 at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX. Performances are Thursday through Saturday nights at 8:00PM and Sundays at 5:00PM.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for children, seniors and students (with ID), and group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased at our website, www.weirdcitytheatre.com, or by calling 512.745.2636.

Yo crafty/vendor types!
Gimme a Reason Bert
Anyone going to Renegade Craft Fair this weekend?

Also, I saw a couple of posts in tech blogs today about Square, a credit-card reader that works on iPhones, iPads, and Android phones. Maybe it would be helpful to someone.

I see a new party centerpiece
FotC - Sandwich at my face!
Chocolate high-heel shoes

(from Gayle's Chocolates, whose truffles I highly recommend if you're ever in the Detroit airport)

Why do I have sudden cravings for churros and a pair of shoes?
Old pimpin'
Microsoft on evaluating and improving humor (no, really)

(From Gizmodo, where the best comment was, "Reading [this] is like taking a poetry course at Vogon Planetary U.")

Maybe not exactly NSFW, but definitely eye-popping
Kasey McMahon's Connected, a self-portrait sculpture made of data cables

(from Notcot/Gizmodo)

I'm feeling this ...

(from a blog on correlations between marriage and happiness)

SXSW Night #2
FotC - Fangirl

  • Couldn't get into the Fort in time to see Local Natives, but what I'm *hearing* so far is marvelous!
  • The guy in front of me for The XX wins Hipster Bingo all by himself: blue/white plaid shirt, black bowtie, lime green shades, 70s stache.
  • The XX have a sound that slinks around your head and can turn even a crowded tent under the Austin sun into a velvet-roped den of iniquity.
  • After The XX sent me to heaven, my next stop was Valhalla. Gordon Gano is a treasure whether he's playing rock, gospel or Gregorian chants.
  • "Blister in the Sun" on a fiddle FTMFW.
  • San Saba County: Local and newish, but promising. Solid alt-country. I want the drummer's t-shirt: "SXSWSUX"
  • Cymbals Eat Guitars: A fascinating indie/prog/grunge mix, skilled, capable of getting LOUD. Give them a try if you dig Soundgarden or dredg.
  • Didn't want to miss Local Natives a 2nd time, so I hit Emo's early. Rogue Wave weren't my choice for this hour, but they're not bad, either.
  • Local Natives: definitely worth the trouble! Ornate sound and rhythms, passionate delivery. Best new band I've seen so far.
  • Accidentally went to the wrong bar for Free Energy, but Tally Hall was a decent consolation prize. Quirky pop.

Thought I'd throw in a Local Natives video here, to give you an idea ... check it out!

SXSW night #1
FotC - Fangirl
Since the application that transfers tweets to LJ doesn't work anymore, I thought I'd cut & paste in my thoughts from last night.

  • Wristbands snapped, rough schedule drafted (http://sxsw2010.sched.org/jenni_b), buckets of caffeine chugged, earplugs bought. Let's do this.
  • Freelance Whales: Impressive, well-orchestrated, mature. (And the xylophonist looks like zahav.)
  • Brahms: Danceable and fun. Check them out if you're in a Talk Talk sort of mood.
  • Blew off Michael Franti Damien Marley and Nas for Hesta Prynn: totally worth it. Glam pop w/hooks. Northern State was good, but this is better. http://twitpic.com/198pgn
  • Caught the 2nd half of Ivan & Alyosha. The sunny side of indie: they'll make zillions on soundtracks. http://twitpic.com/198smg
  • Rest well, Alex Chilton. How many of these SXSW acts wouldn't be where they are without him?
  • Kinda surprised I got into Club de Ville ... Here We Go Magic was dark and proggy, while Middle East was sort of a louder Iron and Wine.
  • Got bored with Middle East, but Asteroids Galaxy Tour bring the party.
  • You Say Party! We Say Die! I say thanks for that delicious shot of Romeo Void/Toyah Wilcox new wave! It fits in well at Elysium.
  • Two words: Melissa Ferrick. Two more words: acoustic goddess. http://twitpic.com/199vrd
  • Everybody Was in the French Resistance ... Now! Interesting. The singer looks like Mike from "The Young Ones." http://twitpic.com/19a5fq

Bramblekitism of the Day
Old pimpin'
From a Gizmodo post about a hardware bug in original PS3s that has knocked them offline: "... great clusterfuckassery."

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