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Keeping Score on 6th

Keeping Score on 6th

There were two events on Saturday night that kept me keeping score. One was the NBA playoffs game 7 between the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets. The other was the local ballot that included the Smoking Ban proposal. In short, the Mavericks won and so did the smoking ban. I was downtown the whole time…

(During a party at the Iron Cactus on 6th Street, local filmmakers/professors PJ Raval and Jenn Garrison have a glass of wine. Jenn’s documentary, Prizewhores, played SXSW a few years ago. Meanwhile, PJ is one of the best DPs living in Austin, and he has not one but two films at Cannes this year, including Kyle Henry’s Room. If you see this man in Cannes, buy him a drink.)

(At the same Iron Cactus party, one of the hardest working women in the Austin film crew scene – Susan Denison – and I. This was taken in between one of many trips to the plasma screen for the Mavs/Rockets score.)

(After the Iron Cactus party, it was off to Emo’s for the British Sea Power and Feist show. Again, thanks to the TVs, I could get my updates on the game. This is one of the Emo’s bars, playing the post-game recap after the Mavs won.)

(Once the results of Texas hoops were known, I was at Emo’s wondering about the smoking ban. It was my Chronicle colleague Darcie Stevens – left – who gave me the updates. Here’s Darcie at the British Sea Power show with her man, Eddie from local favorites I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness.)

(British Sea Power sailed through a set of epic and chaotic rock… featuring drum circles and – ? – decoy birds? Whatever. Nevertheless, it was a fun show, and their new album is pretty good.)

(My Brit-rock lovin’ pals Jed and Debbi relax at Emo’s, despite “some dude” on the right getting all up in their frame.)

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