Unbelievable time in Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival! I got to see so many great bands like The Shins, The Cult, Nada Surf, FUN, Gary Clark Jr. and Norah Jones’ country band The Little Willies, just to name a few, that I almost forgot that I had work to do! Friends and friends of friends (today’s musical password is: “Friend”) came in from San Diego, San Antonio and Dallas to catch the showcases and house concert with the Austin locals. Our house concert host Kara had never heard my music until I laid a CD on her 5 days before The Castners and I hit her backyard stage (well, elevated patio deck, that is). Once she listened to it, she had a friend of hers contact some buddies with musical ties in San Diego, to ask if they had heard of us. Turns out the couple they reached out to, were none other than long time musical pals Johnny and Heather of Podunk Nowhere who just moved in upstairs from me a little over 2 weeks ago. “It’s a small world after all!” Needless to say, I felt like Kevin Bacon’s 6 degrees of separation! Pretty sure it’s a few degrees less but, once I tried to do the math, I started to get a headache. Did someone say, “Bacon?!” Yum!