blown away and broken hearted


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A few words on Austin City Limits Festival and my weekend in Austin, Texas:

1. BJORK

I saw Bjork perform a few years ago (okay, twelve years ago) and I remember thinking she was fun and quirky. So you can imagine my surprise when my mind was literally blown (I swear I felt something pop) by her performance Friday night. Seven Words: All-Female Icelandic Brass Section Doing The Robot. How can someone so weird and tiny... someone who dances like a five year-old Girl Scout... someone who wears glittery leggings and a cape made of tin foil bring the Rock (not the professional wrestler)? I have no idea. But she did. She really really did.

Attendees were forced to choose between Bjork and The Killers. If you attended ACL and you chose the Killers, I feel comfortable telling you this: You are a moron. Even ACL thinks so. Just check out their photo coverage of Friday's events. NOT A SINGLE PHOTO OF THE KILLERS.















2. TEXAS+HEAT+HUMIDITY=POOR CLOTHING CHOICES

Don't think I don't understand the appeal of wearing nothing but a washcloth and flip flops to an outdoor music festival in Texas... I mean, it's 94 degrees and 2000% humidity. But in addition to my self-respect, I have an understanding that other people don't really want to be that familiar with my softer side. Sigh... I wish I had taken more pictures of some of the choice fashions I spotted at the festival. Suffice it to say we had an Areola-Spotting Contest. Winner gets a quarter. I made $4.75.

3. WILCO

It's kind of unsettling how you can have your face melted and your heart broken at the same time. What can I say? I'm a mess. And I'm pretty sure my crush on Jeff Tweedy will be gone by the end of the week.

4. JACK IN THE BOX SHAKES

Delicious. Who knew?

5. TRUCK

Did you know Texas license plates indicate the sort of vehicle to which they are attached? If you see a truck in Texas, its license plate says, "Truck." It's true. I can't explain it. But judging from the freeway crawlers, I can imagine the DMV keeps a hefty stock of "Camaro Full Of Douchebags."

2 comments:

emily said...

Jack in the Box shakes actually taste better in Texas. I don't know why, but they do.

becky said...

if you are really missing cesar chavez drive, i've just discovered that 5th south is also called cesar chavez drive.