March 8, 2005 7:23 AM   Subscribe

If you are going to SXSW next week, you might want to download the 2005 Showcasing Artist BitTorrent file that CitizenPod has put together. It features over 750 high-quality songs; over 2 GBs worth of tracks from bands playing the festival. [via OneLouder]
posted by Quartermass (10 comments total)
No, I'm not, stop rubbing it in.

Thank you.
posted by NinjaPirate at 7:27 AM on March 8, 2005

i was supposed to, but plans fell through. :o(

next year.. next year it will happen.
posted by lotsofno at 7:37 AM on March 8, 2005

If I could have my way, I'd be on the next plane outta here for two weeks. After fifteen years of self-important "record execs" and green-haired, starry-eyed, hard-card-wavin' desperate wannabes clogging every road, coffee shop and retro-trendy clothing store in town, I've started to get hives just thinking about it.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:59 AM on March 8, 2005

This is really, really cool, but I'm afraid for my own safety as there's already more than enough self-important record industry whack jobs walking around with cell phones plugged into their heads not looking up as they nearly bash into you rushing to get to the latest-greatest indie extravaganza as it is. Add earbuds and searchable functionality and it'll look like a thousand Mr. Magoos in black frame glasses and thrift-score fashion.
Still, thanks for the heads-up and the ipod envy...
posted by chandy72 at 8:25 AM on March 8, 2005

If you go there and feel overwhelmed by the ROCKING, take a break and check out the film festival part of SXSW. Andrew Bujalski's new movie is premiering, and it is all kinds of good.
posted by damehex at 9:10 AM on March 8, 2005

Andrew Bujalski's new movie is premiering, and it is all kinds of good.

New? Ha. I saw that in 2002. Nonetheless, it really is all kinds of good. That's awesome that it's playing at SXSW.
posted by bitpart at 11:01 AM on March 8, 2005

chandy72 thrift-score fashion.I like it! Nice term for the activities of those who have the $$ to buy retail but want to appear cool like us proles. They have made a Thrift Score!

I feel for the Austinites (Austonians?). We have a four-day extravaganza in Ann Arbor that causes many of us to head for the tall grasses instead of to town. But we don't have to put up with reptilian reprobates of the record companies. Maybe next year, can sponsor SXSW (South by Siberia Whoopee!) as even the festivals are outsourced for the better cost to the industry!
posted by beelzbubba at 1:45 PM on March 8, 2005

Johnny Walker (why do I suspect that wasn't his real name?), a DJ on KLBJ FM started his 3 PM shift one Monday after SXSW with something along the lines of "Well, we all had a really great time at SXSW. Saw a ton of cool bands. What a rip-roarin' party. But just a reminder-- if you're in town for the conference, you only have until 5 PM to be out of the city limits!"

Of course, moments later, he aired an irate caller with a New York accent, who didn't find the humor in that at all.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:12 PM on March 8, 2005

Quartermass, you rock. That is such a great link (holy crap it's fast! I'm getting near 600 k/s on cable). I'm really looking forward to next week. Folks might also want to see this.

beelzbubba - it's Austinites. You don't really notice the crowds, unless you live downtown. I did live downtown for a couple of years, right in the middle of all the craziness, but I enjoyed the craziness - I think that's why people move downtown, for the most part. Of course, parking's a beast, but when is it not?
posted by blendor at 3:37 PM on March 8, 2005

Yes, do drop by the film fest. I'm one of the theater managers, so drop by and say hi!
posted by shecky57 at 6:24 PM on March 8, 2005

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