Posts Tagged ‘heat wave’

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW—The End

We wake up in Knoxville, Tenn., and drive to Harrisonburg, Va. It is the last day of our SXSW tour.
We exit I-40 at Dolly Parton's Dollywood to eat at a much-praised pancake house. We find that the pancake house is closed. I eat French fries and a garden salad at a Wendy’s near the highway.
Not [...]

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW, Day 12

We leave New Orleans at 9:30 a.m. to drive what one friend calls “every bit of 10 hours” to Knoxville, Tenn. This drive takes us through the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and a corner of Georgia before depositing us safely in the Eastern Time Zone. In Knoxville—which, in the words of the promoter, is [...]

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW, Day 11

I try to collect the band and leave Austin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 17—St. Patrick’s Day—to drive nine hours to New Orleans. But, before we go, Drummer J. needs breakfast tacos, Fill-In Bassist C. needs Advil, and Singer C. needs fried chicken. She fails to secure it—Church’s Chicken opens at 10 a.m., but [...]

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW, Day 10

I wake up on a tile floor, beset by cats. They play with my toes and pounce on my chest. They jump on my sleeping bag and jump off again. The cats are cute, as are many killers, including Ted Bundy, who worked for a Republican governor's campaign (please excuse About.com link). Plus, I’m allergic [...]

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW, Day 9

I wake up on a mattress in a friend’s bandmate’s house in Austin. Though I am a dog owner, a vegetarian and, at least in the presence of animals, a genial fellow, a pit bull mix two rooms away has decided, for reasons that she has chosen not to disclose, that I am an evil [...]

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW, Day 5

THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPTION OF AN EMAIL SENT BY A 35-YEAR-OLD MAN TO HIS BOOKING AGENT—OR, AT LEAST, TO A GUY WHO HELPED HIM BOOK A FEW SHOWS IN THE MID-SOUTH—ON MARCH 13, 2012:
Dear [name redacted],
We had a fun show in Springfield, Mo., last night, but I wanted to let you know that we [...]

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW, Day 2

Not yet acclimated to the late nights and late mornings of a touring rock 'n' roll band, I wake up at 8 a.m. on a couch in Pittsburgh after having lay down on the couch only five hours before. With nothing to do, I am forced to finish reading Norman Mailer's Why Are We in [...]

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW, Day 1

We release a single and a video and must tour America to let people know about them. I am 34 and have been doing this for 15 years.
Our target is the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, a.k.a. “SXSW.” At SXSW, life will seem easy. It will be warm, but not hot. The Whole [...]

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