It's work stuff. But it looks like we'll be moving at the beginning of May.
One man's opinion of Austin:
The downtown sixth street bar/music scene is off the hook. Downtown in general is really cool, but the outskirts of Austin pretty much fucking suck. If you aren't going to live downtown, I would recommend checking out South Congress. It's a pretty cool area with lots of restaurants and shops, yet it still only a 30 minute walk from downtown. Everything else around Austin I've witnessed sucks. I think Austin is overrated because Texas is such a terrible place, but it can't be worse than Atlanta, right?
You should probably buy your ACL passes now. It's a pretty cool festival, and I believe they regularly sell out before the lineup is announced. This year they are doing the two weekend thing, so it might not sell out right away.
If you have a couple bills to burn, you must experience the Tomahawk Ribeye at Eddie V's. It doesn't even have a price on the menu. "If you need to ask, you probably can't afford it."
Also, Switch and hot wife live near there. Also, grow a mustache.
Whenever I work I always have my ipod playing through the speakers with a mix of the most normal of my weird music. Most of the patrons who notice the music don't have anything nice to say about it, but everyone I work with seems to like it, so I don't care. It's always been my fantasy that someone (anyone really) recognizes the artists or songs and wants to talk to me about it.
Today, a guy came in and was so excited that I was playing Bjork. He said that his friend in Calgary helped build some of the set (or possibly instruments) for the Volta tour. I didn't have much time to talk to him, but he's at the pool a lot and he also knew Animal Collective, Baths, and Boards of Canada. I can't even explain how big of a deal this is for me. Most people that I interact with on a daily basis are exclusively country fans.
That's awesome. Sometimes at work (I usually work outside) I play music from my car if no one has a radio going and every now and then someone I work with actually knows what I'm playing and we nerd out about music for a while. I always enjoy being the slightly more knowledgeable music nerd in a conversation because round these parts I'm like a 4th grader talking to a bunch of PhD students about quantum physics.