SOMEDAY

Someday is an all out assault on your subconscious. Appearances notwithstanding, this sublime music video will leave your integrity intact. You could literally bring a giant projector and show this on a big screen in church on Sunday and dare anyone to find a prurient, salacious, bawdy, carnal, erotic, horny, hot, indecent, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious, lubricious, lustful, nasty, obscene, orgiastic, raunchy, sensual, smutty, steamy, suggestive, voluptuous, wanton, animal, bodily, corporal, corporeal, earthly, fleshly, genital, impure, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, physical, sensuous, temporal, unchaste, venereal, vulgar image in this video. Any such thoughts are purely a creation of your imagination. We are not responsible for what you think. How could we be?

Utopia Above Ground

In true AustinAboveGround style, this coverage of UtopiaFest has more introductions than actual reporting, but does include some great pics of the festival. Get out your booger kazoos and jump on the Road to Utopia!

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Utopia Above Ground

Best.ACL.Coverage.Ever

ACL is Austin’s premier Music event. Videotaping is strictly forbidden. So none of this video was taped by us. We found this footage stuck to a dying hobo’s wooden leg that he removed to try and sell to raise money for a liver transplant. Sadly, he only raised $1.47 (that is all we had on us) which is far short of the amount needed for the medical procedure required to keep him alive. Prior to his demise, however, he assured us that he had the proper credentials to own the video images seen here and that he was happy to pass that along to us. His death is your gift. Please enjoy.

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Best.ACL.Coverage.Ever

Wilco Backdrop Video – Burlesque Carousel

During South-by-Southwest 2011 there was a carousel set up downtown for what seemed like a single night. It was a typical Austin stumble-upon – like magic – under a nearly full moon. Uncrowded and relaxed, in the middle of an otherwise chaotic and bustling downtown scene. Topic switch: the creative staff at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse have the grooviest jobs on the planet, and consequently throw the coolest parties, complete with burlesque dancers. Superimposing these two images gives an impressionistic ‘feel’ of Austin that is outside of its stereotypes but still within its character. This video was also submitted to the Wilco fan contest.

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Wilco Backdrop Video – Burlesque Carousel

Wilco Backdrop Video – Austin’s Bat Cow

BatCow hanging from the Congress/Ann Richards bridge is about as good of a single visual to represent Austin as I can imagine. Having it hover above Wilco as they play in the ACL theater is about as appropriate a staging for an Austin concert as any Wilco fan could dream up. Wilco is sponsoring a contest for fans from each city they are touring to submit video to be projected behind them during their concert in that town. This video strives to capture the spirit of Austin, and since it already includes a bliss dip in Barton Springs, all that is left is to Show Me Your Taco.

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Wilco Contest – Austin’s Bat Cow