I had a great time out in Austin, TX this past week for SXSW. Highlights were: Sun Araw, beef brisket, GWAR, walking down 6th St on St. Patrick’s Day as the bars let out, Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Third Man Records pop up store, Black Keys listening party with Pat, and not getting sick. I’ve already had a house guest since coming home. One of my old friends from college was passing through town. Tomorrow night we’re divvying up our Dodgers season tickets. Opening Day is on the horizon. This Friday night is the first show from a new local band that I’ve recently started working with called Bell Gardens. I’m looking forward to checking them out when they’ll be opening up for the Radar Bros. at their record release party at Spaceland.