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Austin Twestival!
Last night the Chrontourage street team headed to Ace's Lounge for a packed house of Austin twitterers (or would it be tweople, twits, tweeters?... I don't know...) for a fantastic night to benefit Charity:Water, a non-profit that drills water wells for people that don't have access to clean drinking water. I have to admit that I was shocked by the turnout. I figured that it would be a pretty large group but there were times when I was shoulder to shoulder with strangers whose faces I didn't recognize but the twitter names on their name tags were very familiar. The beer flowed like wine, everyone was jovial and excited. I could sense that most people had the double pleasure of making new friends in person and helping out strangers in Africa. The biggest problem now is that I can't get "Blackberry Brandy" by T-Bird & The Breaks out of my head... but that is a good thing. austin.twestival.com

11:07AM Fri. Feb. 13, 2009, Logan Youree Read More | Comment »

Adam Shepard's "Scratch Beginnings" at BookPeople
Jan 29, 2009 "Scratch Beginnings" by Adam Shepard is the true story of one man who sets out to see if the American Dream is still tangible. Last night, on the last stop of his 19 city book tour, Adam shared with us the story behind what inspired him to take a train to Charleston with only $25 and a backpack. After his dreams of being a professional basketball player were crushed, Adam was inspired by Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" to see if he could build a life for himself with "scratch beginnings". Though I have not read the book myself, I was intrigued by Adam's story and impressed at how he told it. Though some may find his argument that the American Dream still exists biased (he is a good-looking Caucasian college graduate from a stable, loving family), no one can deny that he is an intelligent, positive young man trying to inspire hope in people who need it most. Find out more info here: www.scratchbeginnings.com
-Lauren Modery

2:26PM Fri. Jan. 30, 2009, Logan Youree Read More | Comment »

Built By Snow CD Release at Club De Ville
Seems appropriate that Built By Snow's CD release party was almost freezing at a crisp 38 degrees. The fans didn't seem to care - the bands kept us warm and bouncy. Lots of beards, cheap drinks, and homegrown electro-pop goodness. -Sarah Boozer Photos by Matthew Wedgwood

11:43AM Wed. Jan. 28, 2009, Logan Youree Read More | Comment »

Video of Manfest 2008
 
Manfest 2008 (better late than never)
After over a month of sitting on my hard drive I was finally able to get the footage of Manfest edited together. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed the event! Check out the photos of the event HERE!

4:44PM Wed. Jan. 21, 2009, Logan Youree Read More | Comment »

Farewell to "W"
Well President Bush is out and Obama is in. To celebrate, last week we sent out two of our newest Chrontouragers out to the Alamo Drafthouse Village to check out a special screening of CRAWFORD. Here is what Tran had to say:
I had a terrific time at the screening. I thought there was a great turnout of people - college students, older couples, groups of friends - the way a "farewell" to Bush should be! The documentary was very entertaining, thoughtful, and I really felt like it gave me, an outsider, a good perspective on Crawford and its residents. The question and answer session at the end with director David Modigliani was very cool - lots of interesting questions. David was very personable (loved how he was meeting and greeting people at the beginning and end of the documentary) and it was great to hear him talk about the filming and give us a small taste of the Crawford film project experience. - Tran Pham

Check out Lauren Modery's photos of the event HERE!

4:06PM Tue. Jan. 20, 2009, Logan Youree Read More | Comment »

We've been FACEBOOKED!
So I come in to work this morning and I go through my usual morning routine of going to the Austin Chronicle's Facebook page to accept friend requests and try to interact with the masses only to discover that our log-in wasn't working. After typing in the password a couple of times (very carefully to make sure I didn't accidentally type something wrong) I noticed a small alert box at the top stating
"Account Disabled Your account has been disabled by an administrator. If you have any questions or concerns, you can visit our FAQ page here."
Turns out that Facebook doesn't allow non-individuals to have Facebook accounts, we are only allowed to have fan pages. As our Facebook profile was already set-up when I started here I wasn't aware of these limitations. That being said I am working on setting up an Austin Chronicle company or fan page. Check back here or search in the next day or two and we'll have something up. Until then, we are sorry if you were our friend and are wondering where we went, we'll be back soon.

10:24AM Mon. Jan. 19, 2009, Logan Youree Read More | Comment »

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Happy Holidays from the Chrontourage
We here with the Chrontourage want to wish you a very happy holidays and want to thank you all for following us in addition to all of the great feedback and support you have provided. Please be safe this holiday season so that we can all continue to have fun going into 2009! Much Love,
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12:08PM Tue. Dec. 23, 2008, Logan Youree Read More | Comment »

Gorilla Man
Earlier this week I got the chance to watch and photograph a performance of Gorilla Man at Creekside Lounge. I'm not typically one for live performance theater but this turned out to be a really fantastic time. The performers did a great job of making me smile and they seemed to be genuinely having a lot of fun. Performers that have fun on stage have an audience that has fun watching them. Thanks to the Vestige Group for inviting us out and doing such a great job.

1:48PM Sat. Dec. 13, 2008, Logan Youree Read More | Comment »

Manfest 2008 & Astronautalis
After attending Manfest 2008 yesterday I am trying to decide if I feel like more of a man or if I should feel like less of a man after seeing so many astounding displays of manliness over the course of the day. The good people at Bird's Barbershop and Party Ends.com put together a fantastic day celebrating all that is man.
Knife/axe throwing, arm wrestling, Sasquatch, beer, scotch, hot dogs, and fantastic live music from The Listener Project and The New Drugs (a Huey Lewis & The News cover band) made this day one to remember. I am pretty sure that I grew a few extra chest hairs to go with the six that I already had. Pictures and video to come soon. I also managed to catch The Paper Chase with Astronautalis on Friday night at Elysium. I have been a big fan of The Paper Chase for a while so it is no surprise that their show was great, but Astronautalis blew me away! It sounds silly but I would describe this one man rapping machine as a mix between Tom Waits and Eminem. At one point in the evening he busted out some freestyle covering Austin, arm wrestling, Christmas, and hurricanes in Florida, I really wish that I had gotten that recorded because it was jaw droppingly awesome. In addition to some amazing talent he is also an extremely nice guy. I'll most likely be using his music as the soundtrack for my Manfest video so keep and eye out for that. Oh yeah, I also got some fun pics of Astronautalis arm wrestling Dan Smith of the Listener Project so please, enjoy! love & manliness,
-Logan

11:13AM Mon. Dec. 8, 2008, Logan Youree Read More | Comment »

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