Are You Experienced?

Every now and then you get sandbagged by a gig you didn’t know much about going in.

This weekend I got to work at the new ACL facility at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin where the Experience Hendrix tour was doing a two-day stint. What a lineup! Did 14 interviews with some of Rock’s living legends including:

Billy Cox
Jonny Lang
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Robert Randolph
Robby Krieger
Cesar Rosas & David Hidalgo
Dweezil Zappa
Brad Whitford
Taj Mahal
Chris Layton

And one of my heroes growing up as a funk-inspired drummer, Bootsy Collins.

SXSW Day 5 – Earning the Badge

Another first, getting to be a SXSW Panelist. I received a Gold Badge for my troubles. We were pretty well-prepared and despite a sync issue at the start of our video presentation (which was thankfully resolved), the event went well. I was grateful to be included as it’s rare for sound folk to participate in such things. Our panel was called “Make a BTS Web Series and Survive“. During one of the production legs of “Rising From Ashes“, a feature-length doc about Team Rwanda, Rwanda’s nascent cycling team, we partnered with Zacuto and they produced a three-part webseries called “bts“. It’s a doc about making docs. We were all characters in it, hence this panel to discuss the collaborative effect that modern media techniques can instill.

pic courtesy of Craig Whisenhunt


SXSW Day3 – The Cabin in the Nature Valley

Interesting double-header today, did a webcast with Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard of The Cabin in the Woods and worked a big party at Buffalo Billiards, co-sponsored by Nature Valley.

Nature Valley was promoting their ‘Trail View’ campaign, taking Google’s ‘Street View’ and applying it to three national parks. Got to meet and interview the guy who wore the rig for three hundred miles (poorly pictured).