Hey just a quick note. Been dealing with some family stuff in my home town. My damn laptop is messed up and photoshop won't work. I will get back to blogging hard after the 1st of August.
Splain later, maybe.
But ummmmm, if you are reading this, and you make music, you need to know that we begin taking applications for SXSW MUSIC showcases on MONDAY AUGUST 3rd. Go to www.sxsw.com or www.sonicbids.com and see how you can do just such a thing. The earlier you get in, the better. Helps me, helps you and helps me to help you, and such. So yeah, get your shit in ASAP.
OK for now I am going to go back to cleaning an old country house and listening to classical music.
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