March 10, 2008

News & Opinion: One of our own will be at SXSW

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:20 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Friday was opening day at SXSW, the famous Austin music/film/media/interactive festival that's been running for the past two decades. If you're not familiar with it, here's an introduction. Most of us here are missing the fun. But one of our own, Mr. Jon Mueller drummer extraodinare, will be down there sharing his music with the rest of the world. He'll be performing solo and with his band, Collections of Colonies of Bees.
If you're in Austin, find the Hideout to see Jon in action. The Bees show and Jon's solo act will both be happening on Thursday, March 13th. It's not to be missed. If you're like us, and not heading to Austin, you can check out the latest from Collections of Colonies of Bees over here.

And, while I'm on the subject of my talented cohorts...Mr. Aaron Schleicher and Mr. Ryan Schleicher (formerly inBubbleGuy) are part of a band named Juniper Tar. From months of work and weekends in rustic cabins, came their first album -- To the Trees. One reviewer defined their music as "rustic, electric and just-plain-hard to define tunes--maybe Walt Whitman fronting the late-era Byrds...They have developed the knack to take on miniature musical tangents and arrive back via ESP, not time signatures." You can check out Juniper Tar over here. You'll like what you hear.
Readers, you can imagine we are beaming like the proud mother. Congrats guys! If we don't say it enough, we're glad to be in such good company.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.