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On The Record invades Texas

Yeah, we really had to leave the country after all the fuss over that poll. Even US immigration were on about it when we were getting finger-printed. “Hey, why no love for the Frank & Walters?”. At least the former …

Tue, Mar 11, 2008, 14:29

   

Yeah, we really had to leave the country after all the fuss over that poll. Even US immigration were on about it when we were getting finger-printed. “Hey, why no love for the Frank & Walters?”. At least the former government rottweiler, who was queueing with us mere mortals for entry into the land of the free and the home of the brave, didn’t start fuming about the poll as well.

Anyway, I’m at South By South West (SXSW), the annual music beano which takes place in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas. There are also 1,594 bands of every shape and size (and REM too, unfortunately) currenly en route by plane, bus, van and their mother’s station-wagon to the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world where they will play shows, eat top Mexican grub and watch other bands playing shows and eating top Mexican food. It’s going to be some week, boyo.

Also this week in On The Record, you can read the first installment from the Bell X1 tour diary. The band are touring Canada and the United States this month (shows in New York and Chicago are already sold-out) and will also be appearing on both the Late Show with David Letterman and the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, though obviously not on the same night.

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