Got my Coachella tickets package a few days ago! Very happy about this. I love what they’re doing with the whole “cigar box” of goodies now. The last time I made it out to Coachella was (I think) 2007 when the event was only two days, and the tickets were just a print-out from a .pdf file. (Also they didn’t replace all the good drum and bass with bad dubstep. I suppose it could’ve been worse. They could’ve booked Skrillex.) Anyways, this new package really makes it feel like something special. I was a little bummed that UPS smashed the package causing one side of the box to break (You can kind of see it in the picture; it’s the top right corner of the box, same thing on the bottom right as well), but I grabbed some tape and went to work. We are Car Camping this year, which is also new to me, and sounds like a whole bunch more convenient instead of having to lug all your camping gear, coolers, and whathaveya across like 3 or 4 football field lengths only to have to do it all over again on Monday morning.
I didn’t make it to SXSW this year. I’ve never had the opportunity to go, but I think next year will be the year. In advance of my trip, I bought a neat map of the city from Herb Lester Associates in London. They are this cool little design house that seems to do some pretty nifty work with specialty maps of popular cities/boroughs like Brooklyn, Chicago, Glasgow, Berlin, etc. Most of the work is hand-illustrated, extremely well designed and printed on fantastic materials. They made one for Austin with a lot of the local flavor in mind.
These maps are just adding to my wanderlust…
As for the new mixtape, I’m still working on it. This week was a busy one, and I just ran right out of time to do the cool schtuff I wanted to get done. Rest assured it will be up soon, so In The Mean Time… I suggest you check out one of my favorite mixtapes from the archives, “3M – Living The Dream“.