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cinco de mayo and a bunch of concert photography (shearwater, wye oak, hospital ships)

austin's changing cityscape

we got a little festive for cinco de mayo at the la condesa block party.  I've heard some people who don't like that downtown austin has become its own little metropolis "becoming another dallas".  we enjoy the shops and restaurants in such close proximity.  so much activity just five miles from our house.  we often talk of one day having a small downtown condo.  one thing we really miss of some of the other cities we lived in is the ability to walk most places.  I hate that we really rely on our cars.  cars should be for fun, but not a necessity.

la condesa cinco de mayo

the bar patio at la condesa.

yogurt bar

we spent some time window shopping and found a brand new organic yogurt bar; TART.  they have a wall of soft serve machines where you use to serve yourself, move on to the fixins bar and pay by weight at the scale.  TWO organic yogurts were $5.15.  this was a real kid pleaser.

the parish

we went to the parish for a late night of live music.  got some good pre-show pics of kat checking in on her iphone (larger version here).  the parish is one of our favorite live music venues.

shiner at the parish

HOSPITAL SHIPS:

hospital ships

hospital ships

 

hospital ships

WYE OAK:

they make a lot of sound for just two people.  chatted with them for a while and found that we used to live on the same block in hampden baltimore and we even have some friends in common.

wye oak

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wye oak

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SHEARWATER:

shearwater

one interesting note about the show was that members from all three bands contributed.  they often swapped instruments as they moved around on the stage.  all three bands sounded great and we really enjoyed the show.

shearwater

 shearwater

shearwater

shearwater

shearwater

the first paycheck:

he has anxiously waited for the arrival of his first ever paycheck for his part in the arcade fire/spike jonze movie.  he agreed that half would go into his college fund and he'd use the other half to buy a pokemon game, he had accounted for each dollar.  I should not have told him an exact $ amount as he was PISSED OFF to find that they took taxes out. 

the man took a bit out.

his seven year old brain just doesn't have much regard for social security or medicare. 

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