The Best of SXSW.

Via on Mar 29, 2013

SXSW, Synchronicity and Rick Springfield.

The entire Bright Antenna team trekked to Austin for South by Southwest—via plane and not van, thankfully—and spent a whirlwind three days supporting our bands, who all had a number of shows scheduled. We were so busy with our Day Party and Official Showcase that we barely had a chance to catch any of the other great artists that were playing the conference. Not that it mattered. If SXSW teaches you anything, it is to let go of your plans and expectations. You’ll inevitably miss most of what you planned to see, and getting frustrated is useless. The Dalai Lama has been quoted as saying,

“I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.”

If you have trouble practicing this then head to SXSW. You will have no choice in the matter and, who knows, you just might run into Rick Springfield, as two Bright Antenna-ites did after being turned away from over-crowded shows. That’s Cielle on the left and Kaitlin on the right, creating the bread for this Rick Springfield sandwich.


This week’s playlist is a little ode to all the awesome bands we missed. Though I have to admit that seeing the crowd’s reactions to our bands was well worth the sacrifice. But, well, we still missed Prince…

The last SXSW band packed up its guitars and amps over a week ago, but let’s be honest: it takes some time to recuperate from a raucous weekend of beer, BBQ, and blaring music at every turn.

Just in time for a much needed restorative yoga class, here’s our playlist of the Best of SXSW.

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Ed: Kate Bartolotta


About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 


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