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Free day of dance in Austin and then, Carnaval

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Jan 31 Sat 10:00 AM – After you’ve spent 9 hours practicing dance you’ll be ready for Carnaval the same night.  Why not? Dance all day. Dance all night.

Location Austin Uptown Dance

8868 Research Blvd. #706
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 459-5678
(RSVP deadline: January 31, 2009 9:00 AM)

Who’s organizing? Clarke R

From Austin Uptown Dance’s site:

Dance all day, and no pay!

Bring your friends and tell everyone to join us for a Free Day of Dance! 9 hours and 20 classes of dancing from beginner to advanced. Shout it out in the streets!
10:00am Two Step 1, Two Step 2
11:00am Jitterbug Swing 1, Two Step 3
12:00pm Cha Cha 1, Cha Cha 2
1:00pm Jitterbug Swing 2, Salsa 2
2:00pm Salsa 1, Salsa 3
3:00pm West Coast Swing 1, West Coast Swing 3
4:00pm Night Club 1, West Coast Swing 2
5:00pm Tango 1, Tango 2
6:00pm Waltz 1, Quickstep 1

sxsw interview 11 – Lindsay Campbell – moblogic.tv

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Lindsay Campbell did hundreds of episodes of the insanely popular Wallstrip and is now doing something totally new and different, a show about news and politics. We luckily catch her in an interview on day 1 of SXSW. There will be blog is Lindsay’s clip from sxsw which includes two cuts of austincasts Paul Terry Walhus talking about Matt Mullenwegg and “wholesome, family podcasts”. “MobLogic shamelessly pimps fellow bloggers in a pathetically transparent attempt to promote itself” it says on moblogic.tv’s episode page.

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open door64 and what do you find?

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The hottest tech site in Austin right now is

 Door64

It’s up to the second with information on events and stimulating forums.

Some guy named Matt does it.

I’m on it.

new streaming lifecast on justin.tv/austintexas

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Watch austintexas live video and chat on Justin.tv

We’re live streaming with a show on justin.tv/austintexas now.

We’re working with Redbud Sports in Austin, Texas and the plans are to bring you many athletes and sports events around Austin. Also, you can see our feed at austincast.com

WordPress Bloggers first Austin meetup

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The Gingerman was the site for the first Austin WordPress meetup.  About a dozen folks showed up including a local member of the WordPress team who passed out cool t shirts.

I wasn’t able to stay long so I’m hoping to pick up the details of the last part of the meeting off others blogs.

Lorin Rivers has done a masterful job of stretching wordpress to it’s limit with his current project.  He extended the mysql back end of wordpress to do a much better job at handling large numbers of users, making it more suitable to host a large community.  Keep at it Lorin, you can go places with this if you open source it.

 Andy Skelton, one of the folks at the meetup said on his blog today: “Don’t ask me why I didn’t do it first. Paul Menard is doing a fine job starting an Austin WordPress Meetup. He listed it on Upcoming and Meetup and the crowds are growing.”

 Here are some cell phone pictures I took of the WordPress meetup at the Gingerman showing the attendees and lots of beer glasses.

 

 

SXSW Baby!

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Yahoo! BarTab: Monday, March 12, 6:30–9:30 pm at Light Bar. The big ‘hoo! and what seems like every little company they ever acquired are throwing a bash at the fresh newish club at Congress and Fourth, featuring an open bar, munchies and music by The Little Ones. “After we reach capacity,” they say, “admittance will be determined by Feats of Strength.” We’re pretty sure that’s the name of Andy Baio’s band. Why you’ll wanna go: Ask anyone who was at last year’s Yahoo! party that busted the seams of Iron Cactus. This’ll be the talk of Tuesday. Also, if you’ve written something that uses tags, you might leave with a check.

from SXSW Baby!.

SXSW day parties

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Do you want the inside track on parties at SXSW.  “Corky” has the scoop in the following link followed by a brief blurb:

Corcoran in Austin 360

WED: Day | Night THU: Day | Night FRI: Day | Night SAT: Day | Night

It used to be the mantra of the first morning at South by Southwest: “Where are all the cool parties?” Everybody would hit town knowing of one or two soirees where the free booze flowed and the gratis chow was spread out on tables, but they’d have to ask around to get a more complete picture.

Nowadays, the party scene is revealed more than a month before the first Shiner Bock is cracked — and then overrated — by an out-of-towner. Internet sites such as showlistaustin.com, donewaiting.com and austinist.com collect party info and spread the news, giving readers weeks to get in good with the party hosts, to get that all-important invite.

Here are some of the things we’ve culled from those sites and brooklynvegan.com. Many are free and open to the public:

SXSW day parties.

More SXSW

Leighton Hodges Halloween party video

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Every Halloween Leighton Hodges hosts the ultimate Halloween party.  Video by yours truly.  – ptw

Team Hotel San Jose’s Chris Brewer video podcast

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Watch the video podcast at http://touroftexas.com/podcasts/sjhcycle.mpg Chris Brewer, Discovery Channel “primary journalist”, does a video podcast on the outlook for this year’s Tour de France, the Discovery team with Ivan Basso, the Flying Forehead, and his Team Hotel San Jose. Barry Lee and Todd Reid head up Team San Jose. Today is Barry’s 42nd birthday and the team is showning pedaling off to South Austin for a 3 hour ride. “The Discovery team is looking great with Ivan Basso, says Chris. Lance is riding with the team and grooming Basso as his successor. We takea look at the Madone 5.9 SL with the Powercontrol V with “more information than a man needs to know”. We also talk with several other Team San Jose members, which numbers over 300 members. The interview takes place in front of Downtown Jo’s, which is the site of tonight’s moveon.org event and showing of “An Inconvenient Truth”. from http://teamhotelsanjose.com

Team Hotel San Jose is a new kind of racing team and sports club, led by athletes who are dedicated to serving the community by working with disadvantaged and at-risk youth, developing the skills of beginning and intermediate cyclists, and cultivating the most incredible regional racing team you’ve ever seen. The core team members are a motivated group of professional and ex-professional cyclists, cycling enthusiasts, and triathletes, who ride with respect for all, regardless of experience. We welcome road cyclists and mountain bikers, runners and multi-sport athletes, men and women, and girls and boys.

birthdayparty

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Jan and Neil Cronk put on a birthday party for about half a dozen folks, me included, at their home in North Austin. Neil is a talented painter whose work appears at many restaurants and galleries around town. Here’s today’s video podcast of that event.  Shown below is the paiting of Neil’s that hangs in our living room in Cedar Creek.

Viva Les Amis

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Continuing with a series I started yesterday as foreplay to SXSW in March, there’s another KLRU special on the nostalgic drag hangout and restaurant, Les Amis. I spent a lot of time there. OK. Call me a slacker. One of my exes worked there. I was there for the last day celebration. Les Amis was part of the axis of slackerville, consisting also of the Kenny and Joni’s Omlettry and the Magnolia Cafe.

Here’s from the KLRU site cited above.

If LizLambert’s snappy hotel do-over and its resulting documentary film confirms that not all of old Austin should be considered sacred ground, then Nancy Higgins’ elegiac, heartfelt Viva Les Amis is the flipside of that particularly well-thumbed coinage.

Using footage filmed at and interviews with former employees, regulars, and assorted hangers-on of the late, lamented Les Amis Cafe (now, cruel irony, a Starbucks), Higgins’ film both mourns the passing of the UT area’s artistic and intellectual (and drunken) nexus and celebrates the plainly odd notion that a Parisian-style sidewalk cafe-cum-lifestyle could blossom so deep in the heart of Texas in the first place.

As for this third season of SXSW Presents, festival producer Matt Dentler notes, “The big difference is that we are expanding the episodes to include not just the films themselves but related conversations and panels with the filmakers and figures in the local film and arts community who will be hanging out, talking, and just kind of sharing their thoughts on the films.
The idea of this whole show in the first place was to try and bottle what an experience at a film festival – particularly South by Southwest – would be like. But on your television.”


Times for episode premieres are 9pm, unless otherwise noted. In January, BBQ: A Texas Love Story, Pedal, and two shorts programs will air, but dates and times are TBD.

South by Southwest Presents – Schedule

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The Last Days of the San Jose

Last days of the San Jose Dir: Liz Lambert

October 10, 2006 · 9:00pm – 10:30pm

A loving portrait of the residents in an Austin motel, as it undergoes changes reflecting an American trend.

See the next project of the San Jose Hotel

reviews of the Last Days of the San Jose

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Sergio Padilla in http://austinist.com :

“Some of you who are new to Austin may not know of SoCo’s previous life as a drug and crime infested sector of the city. The Last Days of the San Jose chronicles the transformation of the little motel from prostitute and junkie hangout to chic and trendy boutique hotel. The renovation of the San Jose helped spark the revival of South Congress into the fashionable neighborhood it has become today.

The movie will be showing tonight at the Alamo downtown. Afterwards we recommend heading over to the San Jose and having some drinks in their enjoyable outdoor patio.”

From the Original Alamo website:

LAST DAYS OF THE SAN JOSE
Theater: Alamo Downtown

LAST DAYS OF THE SAN JOSE
(D. Liz Lambert, 2005)
LAST DAYS OF THE SAN JOSE is a documentary about the San Jose Motel, a notoriously seedy joint on S. Congress Ave. in Austin, which Liz Lambert bought with the idea of tearing it down to build a cool boutique hotel. But it took her two years to get a bank to loan her the money, and in the meantime she decided to manage the old motel in order to make ends meet. She used a digital video camera to document many of the colorful characters and odd experiences she encountered during that time, which were cut into this documentary. If you have lived in Austin for many years, Last Days of the San Jose is a kind of loopy Valentine to the days when S. Congress was more disreputable, before anyone ever thought about using the abominably pretentious term “SoCo” to describe the area. (Jette, Celluloid Eyes)

Read the full Celluloid Eyes review here.

The Austin Chronicle Screens: SXSW Presents: ‘Last Days of the San José’

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Start your tivos . . .

SXSW Presents

‘Last Days of the San José’



KLRU, The Austin Chronicle, and South by Southwest have teamed up for SXSW Presents, an independent film series airing Tuesdays at 9pm on Channel 18 (Time Warner Cable Channel 9). Hosted and co-produced by SXSW Film Producer Matt Dentler, the third season of the series runs through January. This week’s installment is Liz Lambert’s Last Days of the San José. For more information, see the Austin Chronicle Screens, and www.klru.org or www.sxsw.com.

Austin City Limits Festival 2006

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The Austin City Limits Festival had near perfect weather for the 3 days of concerts by over 150 bands in Zilker Park.  Watch my pictures and even some mini-movies of Tom Petty’s closing act on day 3. I think you’ll enjoy these slide shows of the event.

ACL Festival photo album 9/15/2006
ACL Festival day 2 – 9/16 – coming
ACL Festival day 3 9/17/2006

The “Flaming Lips” were pretty outrageous and rolled a band member out to the audience in a giant balloon. 

 

perfect home office for tech company or web developer Austin TX

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seeking developer for slides web 2.0 project

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We think we may have one of the more interesting and exciting web development projects on the net right now.  It’s tag based browsing with the display output being a slide show.

About 3–4 weeks ago we launched a site call http://web2.0slides.com and it got a surprising instant response.  It’s a slide show of 1,400 of the top new web 2.0 websites.  Within two days of in house launch, we started getting blogged, listed, rated, linked to and buzzed about and we couldn’t figure out why.  Then we realized it was because we were getting noticed in referral logs by the webmasters whose sites we were showcasing in our slideshow.

We’re planning several major releases of http://web2.0slides.com , http://tagslides.com and http://sportslides.com which will expand the idea of web2.0slides into all other major topics and categories that we can develop.

If you’re skilled in php, mysql, javascript, iframes, flash and have an understanding of new web 2.0 technologies, social networking, social bookmarking (a la http://stumbleupon.com , http://del.icio.us http://technorati.com and are knowledgeable about the blogosphere contact us!

Take a look at who is linking to us!

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Chasing Lance

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Chasing Lance film debuts on Travel Channel Thursday Dec 22 at 7 pm CST

Lance Amstrong News on our Blog – The “docureality” show produced by the Discovery Networks Travel Channel will air on Thursday night, Dec 22 on channel 58 (Grande Communications) and channel 33 (Time Warner).

Many local Austin media outlets carried coverage of this event. On the last day of the Tour de France several thousand people showed up to cheer Lance on and sign several giant yellow cards that the Outdoor Life Network brought to the event.

Here’s the email from producer Bill Delano about the event

Hey Ya´ll~ Tune in tomorrow night for my first film, “Chasing Lance: a Fans Story”!!! Its a great show, was a thrilling adventure and will forever stand as testament to what two friends can do with a camcorder, computer, and a dream.

Here’s the TV Guide sum up: Join five Americans on an emotion packed thrill ride as they chase the Tour all around France supporting their hero in his seventh and final ride. These are true fanatics who do far more than vacation, they redefine what it means to be a true Fan.

Let everyone know and check it out on the Travel Channel on Thursday, December 22 at 8 and 11pm EST (7 and 10 pm CST).

bside.com provides websites for film festivals, best of SXSW

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Listen to the podcast http://austincast.com/podcasts/a6031406.bsideberkowitz.mp3 I am never wrong. That’s what the t shirt says. If I get caught by bside wearing it in one of the lines for a film at SXSW I might win a video ipod. These guys “get it”; every year there’s a standout at the SXSW trade show and these guys are clearing in first place this year. They have a great idea and it is full of potential for growth. Here’s the skinny. bside approaches film festivals and offers them free websites. And the websites are visually appealing, full of features and tools and have a great personal calendar that film goers can use to organize the films they want to see. What’s in it for bside? They get to cherry pick the best films and sign them up for a film deal. You see, they’re first and foremost a film distributor and they choose their films by watching the websites they create and follow the buzz. So far they’ve done the Austin Film Festival and they have several more lined up. If you’re a film festival, watch out. These guys are headed your way. If you’re a film maker looking for a distributor, you might want to find ways to send your fans to their websites and get them to create buzz. There is so much potential in this project for the fans of film festivals. I can see these guys expanding this concept with podcasts, videos, interviews, online polls and reviews, blogs, and more. Best of show at SXSW Interactive. No doubt. bside.com 

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