I’ve got a major ‘tude.
Well, I’ll tell you.
Instead of getting my party on in Austin at SXSW…
…or shaking my groove thang in Miami at the Winter Music Conference or the Ultra Music Festival…
…I’m staring at this computer screen in NEW JERSEY…
…with a stank attitude.
Now I know that I should be taking this in stride.
I’m a grown-ass man!
I can’t be bawling over a change-of-plans.
Sh*t happens and sometimes you’ve just got to go with the flow.
Sure, I had planned on attending at least one of this month’s many music-related festivals.
SXSW was off the table because I was doing WMC and Ultra.
So I was sore, but not that sore.
I was going to make it up with a few days in Miami for Winter Music, shoot back to NJ for a quick spell, and then head right back for Ultra.
There were dates at a couple of hot spots – Bardot, Settai, the Shore Club – and I was going to be at them all.
I had Louis Vega, DJ Spinna, and Rich Medina on my agenda….
I’m ‘manning the ship’ as it were….
I won’t bore you with the details of why there will be no boogie fever for Stephen.
Suffice to say, duty calls. Duty schmooty!
Read: I drew the short straw.
So instead of giving you a play-by-play and regaling you with my stories of dancing the light fantastic, I’m ruminating (like a petulant child) over what I would have done, had I actually attended.
Doesn’t that look like fun?
If you’re at either SXSW, WMC or are planning on attending Ultra Music, whooptee-effin’-doo for you!
But not to be a pure hater, here are a few links to Fusicology, which has, hands down, the BEST listing of the who, what, when, where and why for most major music events.
For the unofficial list of events at WMC, check out their Alternative Guide to South Beach.
SXSW Music officially started today, and you can get all the info you need right here.
However, I’m missing it all.
But my partners are there.
Damn you short straw!