If you think your life is messed up, citizen, you’re not mistaken – but even right now it might not be as bad as Victor’s life. Victor, the contentious subject of Daniel MacIvor’s one-man show House, who didn’t need any novel coronavirus antics to turn his world into a devastated hellscape.
Hope springs eternal, and Dripping Springs is eternally (or at least for the foreseeable future) blessed with this former-ranch-turned-distillery that we can’t wait to get back to for some R&R once this viral mess and its terrible consequences are last month’s news. But look at what they’re doing now:
You know how it is right now. We know how it is right now. And our friends at the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, reeling from the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, are letting us know how it is all around – in no uncertain terms.
So many Austinites doing live shows (or even something resembling what we’d call live shows) online now, it makes an isolated heart proud; it allows a person to take a brief downhome break from this waiting-waiting-waiting mess we’re in.
Not to throw any shade on sanitizer. Not to dis the people who are insanely hoarding that stuff, nor even to praise the likes of Desert Door and Treaty Oak Distillery (who’ve begun turning some of their alcohol into sanitizer, to give out alongside their usual, much more tasty wares).
On this day, when music marketplace Bandcamp defers its own (already small) cut of represented artists’ sales, to add support in this coronavirus time – so get in there and buy some audio brilliance while it makes the most difference, yo – the Austin-based Invoke quartet, totally unrelated, presents a virtual concert for free for one and all.
Suddenly you’re going to be doing a lot more cooking at home now, aren’t you? And you sort of wish you’d gone ahead and bought that better set of cookware, those kinds of frying pans that the professionals work with because they hold up to so much use and abuse while also distributing heat more evenly and so on?