Thoughts on the SXSW Tragedy

sxsw-2014As you may well know, a drunk driver careened through the streets of Austin very early Thursday morning, killing 2 and injuring many more. I find this quite sobering, for just one night earlier I was there. I had been booked to play trumpet for my friend Matt’s band, and as I walked “safely” in the cordoned off roads of SXSW, being hit by a car never came to mind. Actually, I specifically thought about how wonderful it was to walk carefree through the streets of downtown Austin. I still can’t believe what happened. Continue reading