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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wednesday: Pre Funk

posted by on March 12 at 14:40 PM

Observations from my trip to (and first 30 minutes in) Austin:

-In Houston’s GW Bush airport, a young man in low-end designer jeans and a button-up short-sleeve shirt is spouting motivational speaker talk into his cell phone: “how old are you? 24? That’s great. You can start at any age and achieve big results in only a short amount of time!” I don’t pay for wireless to check my email, but this guy at least makes me less homesick for the spam.

-A plump, possibly teenage girl with a baby strapped to her chest says to a group of friends, “Houston, we have a problem!” In Houston. I’m sure she’s right.

-Todd Barry is on my connecting flight from Houston to Austin. He gets trapped between two beverage service carts trying to get to the bathroom. Hilarious. Maybe that’ll make it into his act!

-I run into the Coconut Coolouts at the airport. Pete is already/still hungover from last night’s practice session. We split a cab downtown. Our cab-driver, a 59 year old Latino with a black leather brimmed hat, calls himself “the Scorpion” and lets us know—among other things—that he just broke up with his 26 year old Puerto Rican girlfriend and that “all the drug dealers and hookers love to ride in this cab.” He gives Pete some advice on getting the ladies (like Pete needs it). He blasts the Doors and CCR. He swerves, flips off drivers, and shouts “shake it, don’t break it” at cars. If anything, you would say that this cab was rare, etc…

-I need a coke.

-Update: Had that coke. There’s Be Your Own Pet walking through the convention center, looking like the youngest people in the room. I may have been too hard on those kids the first time they came through Seattle.

-Saw my first “more cowbell” t-shirt of the weekend. Good one, Cool Dad!

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1

Cab? Dude, the buses are $.50 and go right downtown.

Posted by Levislade | March 12, 2008 2:55 PM
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Pffffttt! Giving Pete-Za Party advice on the ladies is like lecturing Eddie Van Halen on the difference between a hammer-on and a pull-off.

How's about it?!!!

Posted by Party Fins | March 12, 2008 3:07 PM
3

Yeah, but The Scorpion don't drive the bus!

Posted by Eric Grandy | March 12, 2008 3:13 PM
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funny stories, have fun Eric!

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"difference between a hammer-on and a pull-off"

What is it?

Posted by PWRFL KAZ | March 12, 2008 5:56 PM
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i like be your own pet, am i alone here?

Posted by lar | March 12, 2008 10:15 PM

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