Wed March 12:
Workday, SXSW in evening only. Sentence fragments?
Dinner at Wahoos. Shrimp Enchiladas: Yum.
Van Morrison, 7pm, La Zona Rosa. One hour only. Zero hits played, but good sound.
Austin Music Hall. Stayed 30 min. Walter Hyatt tribute with Lyle Lovett, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Warren Hood, others. Pinetop Perkins was there but not playing.
Caffeine boost? Latte at Halcyon. Crossing street against a don't walk light? Policewoman warning. Official pocket guide? Convention center visit. Gap in our schedule? Walk up and down Sixth Street.
On to Stubbs an hour early for REM. First, 11pm band: Dead Confederates. Noisy; thumbs down.
Midnight: REM! Sound a little muddy for first two songs. Much from new to-be-released album. Only 3 songs total from first 7 albums. Sigh. Enjoyed it nonetheless. Done at 2am. Long walk to car. Home before 3am.