SXSWORLD November 2012


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Hey SXSW! Need a lift from your hotel? Onstage with The Rubies in Tokyo, 2011 October 21-28, 20 BRENT AND I TRARAVELED T TO last October for Music Market (TIMM). O identifi able characteristiccteristics of a culculture is its food, so of courrs or the Tokyo Internat Internat t (TIMM). On his favorite things to learear man would try anything, andg, and incessantly tease me for not lnot li foods he loved. So you can ima the way to Tokyo, knowing thehe were about to eat, the kind oof hop pri prised him with my will all. - A l. - A l. - Amy W e . - Amy WWanke (SXSW Sales) (TIMM). One of the most rs International f the m O O T TOK e 011 OKYO 01 e mos the entire travel time. I hophope that I sur-ur pr my willingness to try it se this was onene of earn about. The g, and he would ot liking the magine, on he foods we of grief I got hat s to ma JAPAN May 22-26, 2012 M IN MAY, BRENT AND I HEADED TO SINGAPORE for Music Matters 2012, which primarily focuses on the Asia-Pacifi c region. One evening, a group of us from several dif- ferent countries descended onto the local food market that offered a variety of stalls SINGAPORE November 16- H APPR APP APPRO tastemakers. Not only was he prepared to fl y economy, but he was very generous with his time and advice and went out and enjoyed our music scene on every one of the nine nights of his visit. Music Victoria volunteer Paul Jones, who looked after Brent during his visit NT GRULKE WAS THE FIRST BIG OVERSEAS SPEAKER MUSIC VIC O PPROACHED TO APPEAR AT THE F November last year, we November 16-23,3, 201 BRENN mber las l , we didn't know what to expect from one of contemporaryy music' g y ecconom HE ACE THE MUSIC CONFERENCE. Whe pec ST BIG muusic y econom i ect m n ER MUSIC VICTORIA e Brent to work at SXSW this year, said: ''I have great memories of enjoying a beer and talking about music with one of the loveliest men you'll ever meet. Melbourne, AUS) great memories of enjoying a beer and ta ou'll ever meet.''- Patrick Donovan, (Music Victo one of the nine nights of hf nt during his visit and was inv invited by an, (Music Victoria; hen he arrived in orarry muusic's great wiith his 20 1 ORIA HAD HAD featuring Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malay, and Vietnamese food. We all brought back dishes ranging from Hokkien mee, Hainan Chicken rice, Nasi Lemak, Satay, and many other delights. After much deliberation, cal- culated inebriation and amusing stories of "g t c g " X Try the R&R Pay-to-Ride Hotel Shuttle… gigs gone wrong," it was decided that the ultultimate dish was "barbecued spicy sword- fi sh," procured by Mr. Grulke.- Mirko Whitfi eld (SXS((SXSW International Sales) Buy your pass online at or at the R&R Shuttle Stop at the Austin Convention Center (Trinity & 2nd St.) FILM + INTERACTIVE: - 2:30 MUSIC: - 3 AUSTRALIA At Face the Music, 2011 November 16-23, 2011 mber ON THE SECOND DAY OF FACE THE MUSIC, Brent was being draagged around to a variety of media commitments. Much to his amazement, he was sched- uled to be interviewed around the same time as famous Australian author, Colleen McCullough. Brent was completely starstruck, and she ga gave him ag n a signed copy of her latest novel. Brent raced back and pulled me aside to e aside show me his book. He raved about McCullough and professed his desire to sit in the sun with his new book and read it through without haste. - Melinda Krause (The Push/Face the Music; Melbourne, AUS) SXSW ORLD / N OVEMBER 2012 17

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