Burning Flipside is only a little over a week away! I'm going to miss it this year, mainly because I'll be kicking off my journey around the world, but I feel that, fortunately, my life has sort of become flipside in a way, in that I'm able to release all of my creative energy on the canvas of life as opposed to just the canvas of a burn event.
Anyway, I went to my first flipside back in 2007, just a few months after I moved to Austin. I loved it so much, I went back in 2008 and wrote another deep story about my experience. It also happened to be the very same year that we wrote an entire play with a bunch of musical songs from scratch, based on the theme of the event. Here is the script from that play, called Dr. Tiki's Combustible Medicine Show! If this doesn't give you an idea of the essence of Burning Flipside, then you should go there and see for yourself!
I'm really looking forward to my trip around this world this summer. I can't wait to see how the cultures in these places enlightens me and makes me see the world in a different way! Here's a story I wrote when I studied abroad in college about the cultural differences I saw when travelling in Europe, and how they are way more socially liberal than in the USA, and way less repressed!
Just published this past February's trip to see Jamiroquai in Mexico with the Austin Daze!
It was quite an amazing trip, and I really loved Mexico. We never felt unsafe the entire time, but maybe that's just us. Lovin' life.
I was struggling in my "travel writing" course when I was studying abroad in London until I wrote an adventure paper about scoring some weed. It turned my grade around and made me enjoy writing adventurous travel stories. Here it is.
Messin' around on Wikipedia yesterday and remembered that I was inspired to create an entry called Saxophonics a few years ago, outlining the guys I knew that did it. Since then, it's been highly updated, including guys that have been doing it much longer, like the dude from Traffic, who I hadn't heard of until after that entry.
My original from wayback: http://web.archive.org/web/20051215000000/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxophonics
Current Version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxophonics
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