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I'm a habitual line crosser that believes everything happens for a reason, but life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances, you just have to live life to the fullest. Laugh as much as you can, spend all your money, tell someone what they mean to you, tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, love the ones who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't, pig out, smile until your face hurts, be a flirt, stay up late and fall asleep watching the sun come up, don't be aftraid to take chances or fall in love . . . and most of all live in the moment, If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. No one said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Austin Vida and Conexion Rockera present Austin Vida’s End of Year Showcase at Beauty Bar

Austin Vida and Conexion Rockera present Austin Vida’s End of Year Showcase at Beauty Bar

Featuring Maneja Beto, El Tule, Este Vato & DJ Chorizo Funk

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2009


Ian Morales

Austin Vida

(512) 310-1132


(AUSTIN, TX) – Austin Vida’s one year anniversary is fast approaching, and like every anniversary, there’s a celebración to go along with it. This will be Austin Vida’s first showcase under new ownership, and they are doing it big! Partnering with local Latin Music production experts, Conexion Rockera, Austin Vida is proud to present Maneja Beto, El Tule, Este Vato and DJ Chorizo Funk at The Beauty Bar.

Maneja Beto (http://www.manejabeto.com/) is a five piece, indie en Español fusion band similar to bands like Latin Alternative legends Café Tacvba and Aterciopelados. Recently the band released their latest digital single, "Ofrendas," and has had their music videos in constant rotation on Austin's ME Television. An Austin Vida staff favorite, Maneja Beto sets the standard for Latin Alternative music in Austin.

El Tule (http://www.myspace.com/eltule) combines influences of Cumbia, Afro-Cuban, Rock, Merengue, Salsa and Reggae. The music is influenced by art, history and culture often focusing on legends and tales of the mystical. El Tule recently released their sophomore album, Volumen II, and have been active for over six years in the Austin music scene. Simply put, El Tule is for those who love to dance, feel good and enjoy the positive expression of music.

The showcase’s opening band will be Este Vato (http://www.estevato.com/).These vatos are serious up and comers on the Austin Music scene, having already been featured in major Latino publications Remezcla, Austin Vida and La Banda Elastica. With their debut album in the works, Este Vato will only continue to keep audiences dancing and nodding their heads well into 2010.

Spinning before the bands will be Austin’s own Latino funk master, DJ Chorizo Funk (http://www.myspace.com/djebelo). The show is scheduled for Saturday, December 19th at 9pm at The Beauty Bar, located at 617 E. 7th Street. The show is 21 and up. Tickets are available for $5 on the day of the show. Attendees will have multiple opportunities to win tickets to the show from Austin Vida.

About Austin Vida:

The new Austin Vida online magazine launched in January 2009 and was created to enhance lifestyle opportunities and create awareness of Austin's growing Latino culture. Austin Vida's focus is primarily on the American-born Latino, while still being accessible to all cultures and ages. The online, English-language publication's goal is to feature the best of Austin's local Latin music scene, Latinos in Austin bands, national and international touring acts playing in Austin, the local Latino arts, music reviews, blogs and news from the community in a section called "Our Ciudad". Austin Vida also features exclusive videos of live performances and video interviews.

About Conexcion Rockera:

Conexion Rockera (conexionrockera.org) serves as an online resource for musicians and music lovers; supports, produces and consults for events featuring (but not limited to) Rock Latino Alternativo in Central Texas; offers the opportunity to showcase a band, scene, movement, individual, etc. who contributes musically.

For more information, please contact Ian Morales or Alba Peña.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Au40 tonight @ the Belmont, whose w/ me?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thinking about buying a new car, check this out: http://ping.fm/dsf44

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

you'll not only leave with a full stomach, but a good conscious as well!!

Tomorrow Night from 6pm to 8pm HYP is having cocktails and a family style dinner at Buca di Beppo. the address is Mopac and HWY 183 next to Dave and Busters. Cocktails will be from 6pm to about 7pm then we will gather around the table and dinner will be served about 7:15. We have a preset menu that includes appetizers, tea or soda, salad, entree, sides and dessert!! We promise no one will leave hungry!! Dinner is $27 dollars a person and alcohol is not included. However, there is an option of buying a drink package for an additional $20 for 4 drink tickets with makes each drink five dollars (the cheapest wine is $5.99).
Please RSVP by emailing claire.broussard@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you!
HYP Chairs

Monday, November 16, 2009

Get Free Luxury Pet Product Samples, http://ping.fm/ac11R

Music Monday

Check this out, you can go to the Urban Outfitters Blog and download five free songs every monday, click here to check it out!

Mark your calender for November 16 & 17th!

The Austin Sports and Social Club & Drambuie bring you The Drambuie Den,
an exclusive event with complimentary cocktails!

You must RSVP by clicking here! All guests must be on the guestlist at the door.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Andy Warhol, I have found a love affair that could last forever: Peanut butter and jelly filled cupcakes from Whole Foods.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The best part about Monday is 5:00 when you realize you're one day closer to Friday