Austin is a really rad city. We already knew that, but the 2nd Street Soundcheck event we went to on Saturday really proved it. Some of my favorite musical sounds come from a band called Seryn, from Denton, TX. I’ve never had the chance to see them live, and considering they were dubbed “Best Performance” at SXSW this year by Paste Magazine, I was beyond stoked to finally get the chance to see them (and for FREE, too).
The event in the 2nd Street District downtown wasn’t only a draw for us because of Seryn and the other sweet sounds of bands like Rogue Wave and Polica, it was also sponsored and attended by some awesome local non profits and really rad globally-conscious companies, like the ONE Campaign, Comfort the Children International, the Whole Foods Whole Planet Foundation, Big Ass Canvas and Raven and Lily.
We tasted local food, heard some incredible music and made connections with some of the non profits and companies in attendance. It was the start of some beautiful relationships with local Austin organizations and we’re really excited for what’s in store for Invisible Children-Austin.
I hope your weekend was as good as ours was. Enjoy a beautiful and productive week here in the Live Music Capital of the World!
To stand out: try stuff, even when it's crap. -
We are learning this lesson more and more each day. We are creating our own roadmap on this journey and the possibilities of the possibilities are endless. The time is now.
“It is very important to embrace failure and to do a lot of stuff ‒ as much stuff as possible ‒ with as little fear as possible. It’s much, much better to wind up with a lot of crap having tried it than to overthink in the beginning and not do it.” – Stefan Sagmeister
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The Water Is Black: My Dear Wormwood, -
Absolutely incredible. Jed is just another example of the brilliant, talented, creative, empowering and caring individuals that Invisible Children collects. Amazing, Jed. Thank you.
I received your letter this morning and I must say I am not the least bit pleased. You brag and gloat that you got the face of the world’s largest youth movement to go mad. To tear off his clothes and cry out to the Enemy in the streets for all the world to see. You list the lies you whispered…
This is our first post and our first installment of our ATX Bucket List. We asked the good people of Facebook for bucket list items and have come up with the following (and added some of our own):
Swim in Hamilton Pool-Collapsed cavern-turned-natural-swimming-pool fed by a waterfall
Go kayaking (Town Lake and Lake Austin)
Attend Austin City Limits Festival
Attend SXSW music festival
Eat at Franklin’s bbq
Swim in Barton Springs-spring-fed and over 900 feet long
Hike Mount Bonnell
Play disk golf at Zilker Park
Hike/Bike/Fish Lady Bird Lake
Eat at Torchy’s Tacos
Go to Amy’s ice cream and have them throw the ice cream across the street (apparently it’s a thing?)
Go to Sno-Beach and get sno cones
Eat Gingerbread pancakes at Magnolia Cafe — Just go to Magnolia Cafe in general, says Lindy.
Cliff jumping at Lake Travis
Eat breakfast burritos at the original Whole Foods
Have a cake shake at the Holy Cacao food trailer
Have something from each of the trailers in the iconic South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery (Torchy’s Tacos, Holy Cacao and Man Bites Dog) in one sitting.
Find and take a picture with Leslie, the famous homeless man.
This is phase one of THE LIST. Let us know if you have any more ideas for us to add.