Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time: 1:37 p.m. (you know the drill.)
Place: Stitch Early’s hotel room on the third floor of the Courtyard Austin Northwest.
Have you filled out a bracket yet? Because you should. March means one month until my birthday, better weather (hopefully) and college basketball. And since nobody cares about my birthday and the weather still kind of sucks … well, hello, bracket bracketness! I’ve already filled out two on ESPN, and I can only hope that the fine people back at the office have rounded up the troops for a sizable in-office pool this year. It’s what I live for.
Meanwhile, “Out For Justice,” one of the 3,927 Steven Seagal movies that you – yes, you – can’t get enough of, is on the TV in Stitch’s hotel room. “Rambo: First Blood Part II” is up next. AMC, you sly dog, you. Not only do you produce zeitgeist-adored television series (no, “Breaking Bad” wasn’t as good as you thought it was), but you also are the go-to place to action movies on a Tuesday afternoon in Austin, Texas, during South By Southwest.
A Whataburger bag is filled with garbage as a result of not one, but two trips to the fast-food cult favorite. Interstate 35: Where the best Whataburger Whataburgers exist. Me? I haven’t eaten all day. But Brian did lend me some toothpaste! So, take that, Tuesday.
Stitch is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the cover design to his upcoming EP, “The Great Compromise.” It’s very calm-before-the-storm-ish. We’re getting ready to head back into the eye of the action, and a lot is still up in the air. Set times. When the venue might open. If I’ll be able to brush my teeth tomorrow. The drama is overwhelming.
Wait. Why didn’t Steven Seagal ever win an Oscar?