Austin and SXSW are inextricably linked and it's hard to say which has had a greater impact on the other. The Austin music scene has long been one of the best in the country, but SXSW has launched the city to new heights -- just as it's done with many startups and bands.
Kirk completed the "Nevermind" assignment over three shoots on location in Southern California. Working at a public pool in Pasadena, he convinced friends to press their four-month-old boy into the service of rock n' roll.
Oh, and one other thing: Earworms are apparently quite contagious. Sometimes the mere mention of a song triggers it in another person. So with my apologies, anyone feel up for a chorus of 'Landslide' about now?
Music takes my breath away. That's not an expression. It actually takes my breath away. I've given it a direct line to my beating heart and when I hear a magical song, it feels like my chest is being cracked open -- ice cubes popped quickly out of a plastic freezer tray.
In the wake of the telecast receiving six Emmy nominations -- the most ever in one year for a GRAMMY telecast, I wanted to invite all of you to see "Death In The Family: The Show Must Go On" a revealing look behind the scenes of this year's Grammy Award show.