SxSW 2008

Austin Travel Diary, Part 18: Annoying Stowe Boyd

by Joey deVilla on March 11, 2008

Although he Twittered the opposite, Stowe’s a real accordion fan:

Joey devilla annoys Stowe Boyd with the accordion.

Joey devilla annoys Stowe Boyd with the accordion.

Thanks to Stowe for posing for these shots!

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Austin Travel Diary, Part 13: Shots with Scoble

by Joey deVilla on March 11, 2008

Hugh MacLeod and Stowe Boyd may not appreciate the powers of the accordion, but Robert Scoble does! Scoble, who is one of my tech evangelist role models, respects the squeezebox and can still party with the best of ’em. The photo below certainly isn’t a good one of me, but I’ll share it anyway since it’s me and Scoble having a good time at the Mooseknuckles bar on Austin’s 6th street.

Robert Scoble with a shotglass and Joey deVilla on accordion
Scoble and me: Party! Whoo!

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Austin Travel Diary, Part 10: Halo 4!

by Joey deVilla on March 9, 2008

Master Chief feels the accordion love!

Joey deVilla plays accordion with Master Chief

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Austin Travel Diary, Part 9: Sharin’ the Love

by Joey deVilla on March 9, 2008

A couple of photos of people who wanted to try on the accordion:

Scott Monty plays my accordion
Photo by Yours Truly.

Krista plays the accordion
Photo by Yours Truly.

Krista plays the accordion
Photo by Yours Truly.

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Austin Travel Diary, Part 8: Feelin’ the Love

by Joey deVilla on March 9, 2008

Here’s a group hug after David Crow’s core conversation session, Startup or Sellout: Should I Stay or Should I Go?:

Jeremy Wright, Joey deVilla and David Crow in a group hug
Phot taken by “whatnot”.
Click the photo to see the original on its Flickr page.

That’s Jeremy Wright on the left, me in the middle and David on the right.

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My thanks to Rannie and MJ, who rescued me from an hour-long registration line and fast-tracked me so that they could have me perform the opening and closing number for their panel discussion titled How to Rawk SxSW, a guide for first-timers that show them how to make the most of their South by Southwest experience. After all these years, the accordion still opens all kinds of doors.

Here are the panelists from How to Rawk SxSW:

The “How to Rawk SxSW” panelists
Photo by Yours Truly.

Here’s a photo that one “armiller” took of me playing the opening number, You Shook Me All Night Long:

Joey deVilla plays at the “How to Rawk SXSW” panel at South by Southwest
Photo by armiller. Click the photo to see the photo on its Flickr page.

And by popular demand (which means Rannie), here I am playing the closing number, Baby One More Time:

Joey deVilla plays at the “How to Rawk SXSW” panel at South by Southwest
Photo by armiller. Click the photo to see the photo on its Flickr page.

Here’s MJ posing with the bottle of bourbon that the panelists drank during their session:

MJ striking a pose with a bottle of Bulleit bourbon
Photo by Yours Truly.

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Austin Travel Diary, Part 6: The Ranch

by Joey deVilla on March 8, 2008

The Ranch where the b5media crew and friends are staying is a twenty-minute drive from South by Southwest and it’s quite nice. Here are a couple of exterior shots:

Ranch house exterior shot

Ranch yard shot

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