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on Mar 11, 2009

As I sit here editing the interviews and short reports we’ll be posting in our SXSW section beginning Thursday night/Friday morning, I’m wondering what level of SXSW reporting rises to the level of the impactful meaningfulness we aspire to on this blog. There is less industry news at SXSW, and fewer (try no) eight-figure acquisitions… but does that mean that we should be promoting a contest in which all you aspiring filmmakers create a music video for Double D’s “South By Girls”?

From the site:

It all started as a joke. On a Twitter challenge from a record-industry friend, Eston made a rap song about SXSWi. While we weren’t able to finish the video in time for SXSW, that doesn’t mean that you can’t. Make a video using Double D’s single and submit it to the Vimeo group by April 1, 2009. Our kick-ass panel of judges will then choose the best video and the winner will be sent a $199 gift card valid in any U.S. Apple Store.

Remember, the more you show your geek-gangsta cred, the better.

The blogosphere is mildly amused, even Wired’s Chris Anderson who blogs, “Now I can die happy” and quotes the relevant lyrics:

Fuck the panels, there ain’t one girl ta talk to
I didn’t fly here to see some Wired dude

You want The Long Tail? Well that’s the wrong tail
Imma take these geek girls back to ma hotel

Who wrote these lines? According to the site, Eston Bond:

Eston is the writer of “South By Girls.” An ex-Facebooker and designer at young startup iList, Inc., Eston is an avid lover of underground hip-hop and electronic music. He’ll pound out tracks in Ableton at night and then pound out JavaScript the next morning. His hint for the contest? Be a geek, but keep it trashy.

The full lyrics can be viewed here.

Entries must be uploaded to the contest’s Vimeo group by April 1. Austin attendees (and even those staying home), start your Flip cameras…

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