Posts Tagged ‘East Dallas Community Schools’

Astronautalis takes over SXSW and leaves his laptop at home

Posted by    |    March 21st, 2011 at 6:37 pm

With a name like “Easy Tiger,” you’d think the venue would be simple to locate, but you’d be wrong. Found on the far East end of 6th Street, the only signal that we are in the right place is a tiny sign above a doorway that spells out the name in unlit block lettering. A guy in glasses stands below it, texting, and I know YouPlusDallas is at the correct venue. “Of all the artists I am speaking with at SXSW,” I say to the man in horn-rimmed glasses, “I am most interested in talking with you.”

SMU grad Andy Bothwell, known onstage as Astronautalis, is playing his SXSW showcase tonight. Standing before the camera, about to ask a few questions of my fellow Mustang, it looks like we coordinated outfits. “Hey, you guys are both wearing indie clothing,” our cinematographer points out. “Yes, we do look very independent,” Bothwell jokes. I can rally for an artist who pokes fun at the English language even more than I do, which is exactly what Bothwell does for a living. A champion wordsmith, Mr. Wordplay himself, Jason Mraz, is a fan of Bothwell’s verbose styling. (more…)

Lego my Dallas

Posted by    |    July 27th, 2010 at 9:46 am

Tour city landmarks & support East Dallas Community Schools … all from one room!

Walk into Dallas Cityscape and walk into a crisp, primary-colored toy metropolis in the heart of Northpark Center. The exhibit shows off what you wish you could create when you were a three-year-old — sizable works of Lego-art, all to benefit East Dallas Community Schools. The tiny blocks of color link together to create a pixelated view of some of Dallas’ finest parks and buildings… (more…)