Let’s Go Trippin’
I feel a bit guilty since I haven’t posted in a while, so I’ve recorded the three 45s that I picked up while on vacation in Austin (all three of these were picked up at Friends Of Sound Records, I highly recommend the place, and make sure to check their back room). Austin, being the live music capital of the world (is that true?), obviously has a great deal of hip music folks milling about, but since it is in Texas, it also has a great deal of country (dare I say “not hip”, no disrespect to country, but), backwoods/hick types. Now I have no problem with either creed, however, when these conditions are present, there are other sects which tend to form, generally hybrids of the aformentioned two, the “hipster hick” or “hickster” (has that term been coined yet? according to urbandictionary.com it has except it doesn’t mean what I want it too…see Kings of Leon), and the country-western homeboy…and they are everywhere in Austin (I wish I could say that I saw someone in Salvatore Ferragamo Loafers and an ICP t-shirt but it was not to be)! Look at me on my high horse judging you from San Francisco.