Oh Okay now for real this week man, for real, it really went down!
In so many ways, but the real reason for this post tonight is THE LATEST PODCAST! Yeah, I got Eva and Elena to sit in on this one, selecting music, talking on the mic, we just went in and knocked it out. Warning, this is not a hip-hop podcast IT'S A WORLD MUSIC PODCAST. AustinSurreal.com World Music Podcast #5 I think.
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And here's the track list. Me, Eva and Elena presenting the jams.
Grimy Styles - Spectre (Austin, TX)
Tuh-nie & Gnaws - Numbla (Austin, TX)
Oy - Positivili (Ghana / Berlin, Germany)
Oy - Snake (Ghana / Berlin, Germany)
Anti-Pop Consortium - Lay Me Down (New York, NY)
Joe Gideon & The Shark - Civilization (London, UK)
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth - Conjirin (Austin, TX)
Melt Banana - Loop Nebula (Tokyo, Japan)
Maruosa - Death Stretch (東京都, Japan)
Maruosa - Muscle Spark (東京都, Japan)
Brownout - Slinky (Austin, TX)
Snapline - Jenny (Beijing, China)
Tone/Kristian Ravn-Ellestad - I Am Long (Denmark)
White - Conch Crunch (Beijing, China)
Stereo Heroes - Kick It (France)
Future Blondes - (Houston, TX)
Anyway yeah it went down I hope you enjoy it. I found my new co hosts.
And this past Thanksgiving we took the quick one and a half hour drive out to Enchanted Rock. Left at 8:30 and arrived at 10 a.m. Drove right in, parked, and as we were walking to the base of the trail we looked back and the entrance was 30 deep with cars. The park ranger told us it started filling up after 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving. We made it just in time.
(From the website linked above: "It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States.")
It's really not a hard hike at all, and what a view when you get to the top.
The walk up is quite interesting as well.
And you can take a break whenever.
As evidenced by this photo.
It's a quick trip from Austin or San Antonio, and a beautiful experience. And it's just outside Fredericksburg, one of my favorite little old towns in Texas. Maybe cuz they have such nice Bier Gartens and such.
Had a Texas Schnitzel (Deep fried pork cutlet with melted cheese, sour cream, guacamole and ranchero sauce on top), saurkraut, German potato salad, and a magnificent potato soup at the Auslander. But neglected to take a photo.
But we took some photos in the city square where they had recently unveiled this pyramid, made specially for the city by some folks in Germany. I don't know the whole story but the thing is really cool.
So yeah I guess it's Christmas.
Holiday Jams Podcast Volume 1 Coming Soon.