Steve Brodner’s Sketchbook (4)

Captions for the sketches.

Cake is a great band. It’s soulful music. It’s food for the soul.” Krys Holland , audience member, watching Cake at the Austin Music Hall.

When I say go, turn that s—t all the way up.” Wayne Coyne , lead singer of the Flaming Lips, having passed out cassette tapes to 29 cars and vans for an orchestrated musical experiment in a parking garage.

Oh I like that, Oh God, ooh. God, ooh, ooh, ooh. I like that. Ooh. Oh, God. Oh, God. Yes, yes, yes, yes, oh, oh, oh, oh.” A woman’s voice over synthesized violins, on the car stereos.

I like this a lot. I like the big energy of it. I like the size of it. I like the music, the fact that we can take so many more bands. But I really miss the intimacy of the first couple of years because it was more small, more fun.” Louis Black , SXSW co-founder, at the convention center.

She wrecked my world, my darling girl!” Daniel Johnston , songwriter, performing at Austin’s Atomic Cafe.

I don’t have to see anything more. That’s the best of South by Southwest. That was worth the trip here.” Audience member to a friend after Johnston’s show.

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