sxsw film

this is my first year to attend sxsw and it’s been quite the ride so far. the film portion of the festival has been going strong with loads of screenings (some of which are friends’ works), great parties and lots of networking. oh, and rosario dawson told me she liked my hair … bonus!

eric martin’s narrative short “fran’s daughter” premiered this past saturday along with several other shorts. high five to eric for the film passes for and myself. lots of talent in just a couple of hours. another great film was “dragonslayer,” edited by lizzy calhoun from arkansas.

being an illustrator, i think the screening that had the most impact on me was the animated shorts. “a lost and found box of human sensation” blew me away. the story was deep but relieved you at times with its wit. as for the animation and imagination … pretty much the best.

last night’s sxsw flm awards after-party at maggie mae’s was pretty swank, too. beat-boxing, free lonestar AND we scored some “youtube socks.” mmhmm. clever.


death by stereo.

so i’ve never been on the radio. not many people like the way their own voice sounds, including me, but i figured this is going out to all of arkansas, good promo, could be fun … what the hey.

my younger brother, russell galusha, appeared with me and did very well. he’s a natural smooth-talkin’ guy. i think it went over nicely. and, actually, i’d probably do it again. YOU get to say what you want people to hear, live, which is great. no misconceptions or worries that what you want to say is going to get edited out or accidentally worded incorrectly. it’s the real deal. the guys at the buzz were great and very easy to converse with.

take a listen!

thanks to matthew travis, and to bill and rj.

a place for some lovely new music, some local and some from very far away :

this is great.

for everyone from shrews to stallions.