I am fortunate enough to attend SXSW this year as fan, artist and as a panelist. So much good stuff to see. But here are some highlights.
March 13th. 12:30pm I’m gonna start my day at the Anatomy of Amanda F-ing Palmer. While I sometimes disagree with Ms. Palmer about things (crowd funding helps incumbent artists like myself but not necessarily unknown artists) there is no denying that she has set a bold example for how independent artists can operate in this day and age. Before her Kickstarter success the conversation was about whether artists should be paid to record at all. You know, sell T-shirts and such. Thanks to Ms. Palmer, the conversation is now about how artists should be paid to record.
March 13th 4:00 pm. Camper Van Beethoven at the Brooklyn Vegan Party.
March 13th 7:00 pm Camper Van Beethoven at the Make Your Mark Party.
March 14th 2:00pm David Lowery panelist at the “Big Data: New Oil or Snake Oil”
Right after that I’m gonna race over and see:
March 14th 3:30pm East Bay Ray of the Dead Kennedys at “Infamous Band Disputes & How to Avoid Them.”
March 15th 5:00 pm David Lowery panelist at “Who’s ripping you off now.”
Hope to see you there!