SXSW Swag Report: Quality Over Quantity
|Photos by Chris Gray|
Here it is Saturday night, and Rocks Off's swag haul barely takes up a third of the desktop in his hotel room. Furthermore, a lot of it is stuff that was given to him. Houston jazz singer Kristine Mills slipped him a copy of her new CD, Bossanovafied, at the Austin Music Awards Wednesday, and he scored "Treat Her Right" man Roy Head's Golden Anniversary disc Thursday at the Continental Club. And on the street, he bumped into his friend Werner Campbell, who gave him a copy of the years-in-the-making rollerderby documentary he
produced called Hell on Wheels.
And Rocks Off sure smells nicer than usual thanks to the CK One cologne and Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner he got at Friday's Spin party at Stubb's. And every night he's been sleeping on a pillowcase fashioned from a T-shirt from the Affliction clothing company, who sponsored several day parties this week. Doing some quick Internet research, he also discovered that Affliction is also a fairly rippin' Turkish death-metal band.