Flashback – Austin City Limits
I was up late this past Friday night, and flipped on the TV looking for something to entertain me for a little while before I hit the sack. I was expecting the usual late night fare of kitchen-gadget infomercials, so I was pleasantly surprised when I landed on KLRU-TV and saw they were rerunning an episode of Austin City Limits featuring My Morning Jacket.
That episode is one of my favorites, not just because I love MMJ and not because the folks behind ACL hit it out of the park with their camera work, directing, editing, sound mix, etc. That episode recalls for me the behind the scenes look into ACL that I produced about a year ago on the day/night that My Morning Jacket performed. It was one of those stories that reminded me how lucky I am to do what I do in a town like Austin, Texas.
This is what I wrote in my original blog for KLRU:
When I first started working for KLRU as an intern many moons ago, I felt a great deal of pride to be associated with the station behind Austin City Limits. My dad was a big fan of the show, and I grew up watching it in San Antonio. He was thrilled to find out I was working at KLRU, and even more thrilled the first time I actually got to work on a taping … with Robert Plant!
The same year I started was also the first year of the ACL Festival. I didn’t know it at the time, but the fate of the show and the brand name was about to get big.
Time has passed, and like so many associated with KLRU, ACL has become a given in my life, though still something I wear with pride. Reflecting on this, I decided it was time to produce a Docublog about Austin City Limits, effectively sharing what those of us behind the scenes see each time a great band comes to tape in Studio 6A.
So, here it is, a behind the scenes look at Austin City Limits featuring My Morning Jacket. Enjoy!