I got up earlier than I thought I would. Then again, I forced myself to go to sleep earlier than I usually do. I guess that’s why. A little workout to get the blood pumping. Then I took Dorian for a walk to get a potato for breakfast from the local farmers market. I sent out a text wishing people St. Patrick’s Day. Of course it’s the day of green. My first question is: if I have green eyes, does that count for wearing green? So far the answers are mixed, some yes, some no.
One person texted me to say he was at a speech given today at South by SouthWest, the infamous music and film festival. I’ve actually never been to SXSW (as it’s shortened name goes). A few years back I applied to get a showcase slot, but was denied. I haven’t actually given it much thought to go ever since. I’ve been to a bunch of festivals of this nature and they all tend to end up the same. Same info, same people, different location. The speech in question was being given by a friend of mine, Derek Sivers. A week or so ago I mentioned a video I was doing for him. Turns out he used that video during his speech. My friend who was there let me know that it had been used and he said it was pretty cool.
That’s a nice shot in the arm. I suppose I can now say that I’ve given a speech or talk at SXSW and I’ve never even been there. Kinda funny and flattering at the same time. Put a nice smile on my face.
I’ve got to get to making some more music before I head out for an evening of drinking festivities. Let me get to the song you’re hopefully hearing (if you’re reading this via the website that is). I think it’s appropriate to go with something festive for the day. Welcome to Riverdance. You’ve heard of it, but have you seen it and have you bought it?
Enjoy your Irish self!!