The Rich Girls Are Weeping

03 December 2006



And don't get me started on how much furniture, clothes, records, books, and tchotchkes we have -- good thing we'll each have our own floor in our Bklyn digs. Please excuse our silence for the past few days -- it's all a daze of last days at work, going away parties, errand-running, and goodbyes. We'll be back with that thrilling content you all know and love as soon as we have a dependable Internet connection again! Maybe in about a week or so? Hang in there -- be good all that. We'll miss you too.

Leaving Austin is bittersweet -- we're grateful for our time here, but it's time to move on. We're not the first to discover that sometimes the comfort offered by Austin's notorious velvet coffin/playpen isn't as reliable as advertised. But the lovely thing is, Austin will always be here if we ever need to come back. (And of course, there's always the yearly ritual of SXSW...) Sure, there'll be new pricey condos on South Congress and the East Side and the fast-creeping sprawl will continue stretch to all points of the compass -- but there'll always be some great new band to check out or old favorites, now famous, playing solo shows or one-off gigs on random weeknights. And that's what we'll always love about this city.

"If there's anything you want - come on back, 'cause it's all still here." Britt Daniel may have meant to tell his wayward love that there was still a place for her in his heart, but he may as well have been speaking about our adopted hometown as well. Which is why the old timers get nostalgic, and dare we say it, a bit weepy, even -- when Spoon plays this song at Austin gigs.

Spoon -- Anything You Want.

Thanks, Austin. Thanks for helping us discover who we are, and for giving us space to grow into the women we're now meant to be. We'll miss you.

This entry is dedicated to the memory of Sound Exchange, Liberty Lunch, Les Amis, Europa Books, Le Fun, 404, Texture, the Empanada Parlour and all the other places we hung out at in our 12 years here that are long gone now -- and also to the memory of those we lost along the way, especially John Christensen.

[Ed. from Pinkie: I'd like to add David Peacock to the list above.]

17 Comments:

Blogger FiL said...

Oh my, I can taste the bittersweetness all the way over here. But I can also feel the excitement - it's making my PC shake...

Oodles and oodles of luck with the uprooting, transplanting, and re-potting. What an adventure!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 1:54:00 AM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

You forgot the Empanada Parlour. ;) Gah...I need to get dressed so we can pick up the truck!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 8:24:00 AM  
Blogger Pinkie von Bloom said...

...and the Merc!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 8:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and technophilia!
remember, we <3 you 2 + m. cat!
it's phone tree time...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger wendyo said...

See ya in NYC gals!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous mjrc said...

good luck with everything. you're gonna love new york, but you know that already. cheers and best of luck with all the logistical crap. : )

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck on the trip, girls! Keep us regularly updated.

I'm sorry I'm losing an Austin blog, but I'm happy to gain a new NYC one!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 1:09:00 PM  
Anonymous johngross said...

ahhh rich girls, we hardly knew ye.
best of luck in NYC. i hereby dub you with an official red neck past.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 2:24:00 PM  
Blogger bethanne said...

oh my goodness. moving across country is a pain (trust me, i've done it sans car and with mailing stuff from florida to michigan) and someday, i'm gonna have to do it again (from michigan to wherever i end up)

all i'm saying is that i hope the move goes smooth and good luck to the two of you. i'll keep on reading (like i always do. :) )

cheers! :)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 5:08:00 PM  
Blogger Cap'n Guthrie said...

having moved from the (pseudo) South (Virginia) to the Bk I wish you ladies all the luck on your trek. I find that Combos and coke are the best road trip snack.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 2:32:00 PM  
Blogger Maarten Das said...

Wish there was a "moving soundtrack"I could advise you guys, it's a pain in the butt having to leave familiarity behind and voluntarily creating complete chaos in your own home. So the best of luck, and remember: it will pass. And seem like you never lived anywhere else.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 3:05:00 PM  
Blogger afreudianbursts said...

Fair thee well, ladies and crates of records! And don't forget to tell james murphy that I love him.

Friday, December 08, 2006 2:01:00 AM  
Anonymous eliz. s. said...

Hope you had a safe trip! This post is one of Austinist's best of the Austin blogs for this week.

Friday, December 08, 2006 3:02:00 PM  
Blogger monica said...

and i was just getting into you girls! no, you can't leave! :(

Friday, December 08, 2006 11:37:00 PM  
Blogger merooolw said...

your blog caused a good reaction on me. also you uploaded a great song!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 2:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're arrived safely! You didn't miss anything this week; i.e., the blogs were all over the new Clap Your Hands that has leaked. I'm sure whatever you had going in your car stereo was a lot better. --z.h. from Bon Ton

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fucking finally.

Friday, December 15, 2006 11:31:00 AM  

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