Here is the story of my January, in pictures, songs and videos. We started the new year by hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner.
Maile, Anais and I spent a lazy Saturday afternoon with Townes having a picnic and wandering around Zilker park.
Anais snapped these shots of us at dinner one night.
Our first week back at work I ran AV for the Black Student-Athlete Summit. Here is a UT-Austin panel of collogues.
While I was helping run the BSA conference, my brother Pete was in town to attend the MLA conference and present with a panel of War Lit writers. It also happened to be free-week at many clubs downtown, so we walked 6th St. and stopped in a few clubs on Red River.
First we hit the Mohawk and caught a band, then singer-songwriter Ben Ballinger.
Then we hit Cheer Up Charlie’s to meet up with Pete’s fellow panelists, Patrick and AB. We arrived to Girls In The Nose , a band of older women. They were great. A friend informed me that they are a lesbian band that’s been going for decades. And what a refreshing contrast to the cool, unintelligible band that was playing for hipsters next door.
I was smiling before I could see them because as we walked in they were singing about the “pedagogy of the pussy.” Then there was “More Madonna, less Jesus!” My favorite, that was in my head for days, went, “We juxtapose the pantyhose with FREE-DOM, FREE-DOM!”
Gray and I jammed at his place. Check out the selections below.
I photographed and video taped the UT MLK Day ceremony and march to the capitol. Jessica edited it together into the video below.
This little guy stole the show!
Maile took me on a great date to see Kool an the Gang at the ACL Live stage.
Doug and I saw Thomas play with Bryce’s band, Brother Superior.
And I’ll end with a song that I improvised one night in the studio. Channeling Mark’s frustrations with DC, I looped some vocal lines and spit this out: