Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Suess

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blue Skies Over Austin



Who to see?? Ray Lamontagne, Coldplay, Kanye West, Fitz and the Tantrums, Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, Empire of the Sun, Gomez, TV on the Radio, Cold War Kids, Bright Eyes, Santigold, Iron and Wine, Cut Copy, Chromeo, My Morning Jacket, Awolnation, Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, Foster the People, The Young and the Giant....that is all I can remember.

This year was my first to go to ACL! Not gonna lie it was amazing! How can a music lover ask for anything more? Friday was by far the best day in my opinion. Started out with Ray Lamontagne and ended with Coldplay. This marks the fifth time that I have seen them and this is the first time they played my all time life is complete!

After Codplay emmy lou and I thought it would be worth it to check out Kayne West hoping that he would do something completely stupid...Our wish was his command. He started a song over more than once...Don't hurt me when I say this but he is definitely over rated! That's right, I said it!

On to Saturday! The fun began before we even got to the park. Emmy lou being cool and being from Shiner knew about the Shiner Beer Garten, where we started our day. The kolaches were legit. Emmy lou put the third degree on the guy serving them to make sure they were from a real Shiner bakery before we ate them! Now I don't know if you can handle this, but we made a Shiner flip book. If I could some how record it and post it, I would. It might just be the coolest thing you have ever seen. Patrick is going to get married three times just so he can have one at the reception. Not going to lie. It is sitting on our coffee table and is a great source of entertainment. Just sayen...Once we actually got into the park there were two additional highlights to the day: the weather and people watching.  We have not had rain in months and the one day the entire city planned to be outside the heavens opened up. It was perfect! Good bye 100 degrees temperatures hello rainfall.

Now on to the people watching. I don't know what it is about high school and college kids these days. Granted I was in college not that long ago, but who ever said acid rinsed cut off mom jeans were back in style was seriously mistaken. That was not the most tragic offense. Take this girl for instance...You are a young cute girl, but your outfit consisting of a skort (for those of you who don't know, that is the means a skirt that is really shorts) baggy blouse and squaw shoes make you look like a confused blonde pocahontas from the 90s...and what is with the scrunnchi? Maybe it is because these fashion trends were around when I was young but seriously...look in a full length mirror before you leave the house. Don't get me wrong, I am sure I have been a victim of bad fashion but this is just not okay. And it was not just this girl. Pretty much every young girl walking around had a similar outfit. But you know what? Good for her. I mean "GOOD FOR YOU"...If she has the confidence to pull it off then by all means go, fight, win...

Anticipated music highlight of Saturday night was Stevie Wonder...I know he is a legend but I was seriously disappointed. I did not pay to hear you spout off your political beliefs. If you are famous, use it to fight for a good cause not shove your opinions onto the people who are there to hear you do what you do best, perform. I had high hopes, but I am going to have to say the Fitz and the Tantrums out shinned him. Check them out! They had so much energy and a great sound! We saw so many people I can't even remember them all!

I don't know how or why it has taken me so long to mention this, but we are kind of a big deal.We saw a famous person (the musicians don't count)...Christian Bale aka the Batman. I am pretty sure I went deaf in one ear for a little while because emmy lou screamed that loud when she saw him. Check one off her bucket list. Word is he was filming a movie. So you may see us in the background when it comes out on the big screen. Not saying that you will, but there is a chance...So cute...Now I know I live under a rock, but I do remember the whole ordeal where he yelled at a light man or was it a sound guy? Anyways...that definitely got brought up, watched, and talked about the entire rest of the day. "Oh, good for you"!!!!!! Good day! 

Sunday was also wonderful! Our one goal for this day was to see Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses. I had literally been listening to him over and over in anticipation. Let's just say we got there over an hour early so we could be as close as possible. Totally and completely worth it! If possible, he is better live. All in all it was completely worth it...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Moving Again...

From my last post you all know that emmy lou and i moved yet again. The best part: we literally moved 2 houses down. If it is possible this house is even better than the last. Why? WE now have the best landlord known to man, who understands that Texas is in a drought and it is impossible to keep plants alive. Yes thats right our last landlord ripped 400 bones out of our deposit to pay for the the wimpy plants the home owner planted right before summer. She's a smart one. Emmy lou and I being the "we can do it, we don't need help despite the many offers decided to move our 2000SF house into 1000SF in one week by carrying all our furniture down the side walk. I am pretty sure our neighbors though we were crazy. It was only 100 big deal! We did however draw the line at the sofa...When all was said and done this is how we live for more than a week. Where's emmy lou? Can you find her?