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Here's a roundup of Saturday's SXSW goings on from The Debauchers. I haven't yet heard from The Hood Internet this morning. Fingers crossed I don't get a phone call for bail money.

Subject: Punked by billy bragg

There's a great western clothing store next to our afternoon gig, so we decided to check out some boots and hats before the set.

Inside, we spy billy Bragg shopping for boots. He explains that he's buying everything in the place because there's a half-off sale. I start eyeing some boots and shirts, and he laughs, drolly explaining that its all half price for him because the US dollar is so cheap.

We give him a debauchers cd. I'm thrilled to have met him and flee in shame.

Subject: Best salsa ever

The debauchers place a lot of importance on our preshow meal. Last night we discovered a new kind of salsa -- a thin purée of avocado, jalapeño and garlic. Heaven.


Subject: The Sadies

We just finished our set at the yard dog. Its always seemed to me that rock n roll should be played and heard at night. So its strange to hit the stage just after breakfast. Someone offered me beer while I was
still finishing my coffee. Talk about dilemmas.

The crowd seemed really into our songs. And the sadies are tearing it up right now.


Subject: Exhibit A, your honor

Blues legend Andre Williams joins the sadies onstage to sing a rousing version of 'pussy stinks, and so does marijuana.' The guy next to me fires up a joint.

Subject: Jason plays bass for the Debauchers

When he's not too drunk...


Subject: wrong turns

On the way to check out Austin's hot springs we made a wrong turn into a parking lot. And there we found new west records, home of the drive by truckers, one of our favorite bands.

Needless to say we found a way to leave them a cd.


Subject: Arriving in Style

Jon langford's bass player just arrived at the yard dog, two songs into the set, on his bicycle, guitar slung across his back, wearing a bright green sport coat.

That is so rock n roll.



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