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3/18/2010: SXSW Day 2 Austin TX

My second day at South by Southwest started with breakfast at 24 Diner before I made my way to the Austin Convention Center for the trade show, where I ran into Cameron Mann at the Memphis Music Foundation table. Across the street in the park, the Only in Louisiana tent was featuring a Stooges Brass Band performance, followed by performances by Partners-N-Crime and K. Gates, and an appearance by DJ Jubilee. Jubilee and I had not seen each other in some time, and it was good to catch back up with him.

For lunch, I walked way out west to an old 1930s-era burger joint called The Hut, where I had a delicious charcoal-grilled burger with shredded cheddar cheese, hickory sauce and bacon. Despite the long walk, I found it delicious.

After a leisurely walk back through downtown, I made my way down to the Four Seasons Hotel, where the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy was having a special outdoor dinner overlooking Lady Bird Lake. The rapper Paul Wall had recently been named President of the chapter, and had invited me. It was good to see him and some of the other Texas rap artists who were present.

After dinner, I made my way east of I-35 to a club called ND in order to catch the Nappy Roots performance, and then ended up on Sixth Street. There I ran into a Hey Cupcake truck, and I ended up buying a chocolate cupcake. I found them irresistible while I was in Austin.

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