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Famous Musicians I’ve Met

This came up a while back in a Reddit thread. It was fun to think through people I’ve met so I thought I’d share it here.

Eamon McLoughlin (fiddle player for The Greencards): I met him at a party. He had just moved to Austin to start something here. We talked for about 20 minutes, he was friendly & interesting. I approached him after a show about 5 years later, of course he didn’t remember me but he was still nice.

Sufjan Stevens: One year a friend of a friend called and asked if a songwriter could stay at our place during SXSW. We said sure. He was awesome. We chatted over coffee one morning, really nice guy. 2 years later I realized that I love his music. Sigh…

Shawn Colvin: I got to go to a private concert. Apart from her performance she was pretty quiet, but she struck me as genuine.

Southern Culture on the Skids (all of them). I approached them after a show. They were amazing. Super fun.

Johnny Goudie: I sat next to him in a coffee shop late one night. We talked for maybe an hour. He encouraged me to quit my job and become a professional musician.

Alex Griffin (bassist for Ned’s Atomic Dustbin): Approached him after a show. We talked about basses & touring. He was awesome.

Emilio Navaira: A long time ago I worked at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio. I worked back stage during the tejano music awards. He & I didn’t really hit it off.

These are all fun memories.

Big 12 Championship

Hi all. This year’s Big 12 championship game starts in just over an hour. It’ll be #2 Texas against an unranked Colorado. Yep, its a repeat of the 2001 championship game. We’ve already beat them this year (and handily, I might add). Actually, we’ve beaten everyone we played this year.

I predict:

  • this game will be over early in the third quarter.
  • our defense will dominate them for at least one quarter. You can pick which one, but there will be at least one quarter in which Colorado doesn’t score a single point.

For the other conference championships, I pick USC to win PAC-10, and VA Tech to win the ACC. I know, I know, I’m not picking any upsets, but hey, these are my picks.

So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Listening to Southern Culture on the Skids.

Hook ‘Em!