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SXSW Preview: Maybe We'll Slaughter An Animal Or Something

May 13, 2007

Dyan and I arrived in Austin, Texas last night--it is HOTT in HERRRR--but I'm getting ahead of myself, as the plane ride from L.A. to Austin was a party in itself.

Imagine a singles bar where everyone is Jewish, drunk, horny, and if you polled all the people in the establishment, the unanimous reply to Who's the Best Musician EVER? would be Billy Joel. Also, the bar is locked for three hours barring anyone's escape, and the entire place is suspended 30,000 feet over the ground for the duration of that time. Those people would have a lot to talk about, right? There might be some crazy behavior over the course of those three hours, right? Maybe a little sex? A little violence? Intense sororitization? (Sororitization: the act and application of sisterly love.)

Okay, now imagine that instead of a singles bar, the place is an AIRPLANE, and instead of being Jewish, everyone on the airplane is indie rock. Ladies and Gentlemen, THAT AIRPLANE IS REAL! I was on it, and it was awesome.

Here is Dyan and my New Best Friend (from the airplane) on a ten vodka-soda bender at a Jewish singles bar in Austin:

Here I am with the fantastic Cael Kirkland at the same bar, on the same bender:

And, HERE is a preview of our show by Brad Barry with some very quotable Nathaniel moments.

May 14, 2007

With so much free alcohol floating around, one runs the risk of becoming a free alcoholic. Today we became free alcoholics.

Bands we saw and loved: The Young Knives, Mum Ra, Peter Bjorn and John, Donovan, Beirut, and the Mountain Goats.

I love you,

Ben Lee Handler

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Anonymous jewlie said...

too much fun, ben lee. too much fun. you better come to amy winehouse tomorrow

1:07 PM  

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