Archives for September 2008

Iron & Wine @ ACL

Occasionally a singer/songwriter or band comes along that is so good that you realize you had forgotten what good music is.  Austin’s own Iron & Wine brings rhythmic guitar grooves underlying a unique style of vocal harmony. Austinist has the write up [link]

I Heart the Dillo, and You Should, Too.

Austin Dillo

Austin Dillo

Free ‘Dillo service (the trolley-like buses downtown) is getting a make-over.  With a lot of work by the city and cap metro and with heavy input from your representatives at DANA (the Downtown Austin neighborhood Association), the ‘Dillo map has  been simplified into an easy to remember North/South, East/West route with a greater frequency of buses (every 5 minutes during the week) that is expected to make the service more convenient for every day riders and casual users trying to get around town.

If you want this phenomenal service to continue, I recommend using it and using it often.

BTW – my favorite route?  It’s the one that goes from 5th and Red River to Whole Foods back to 5th and Red River.  HOW COOL IS THAT?

You can download or print the new map here:
http://www.capmetro.org/riding/current_schedules/maps/new%20dillo%20m…

If you were a regular user of the service and want to know how your commute
has been impacted, Cap Metro has posted additional information here:
http://capmetroblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/if-you-loved-red-dillo.html