Blog: An Axl to grind

By chris_swindells on 22 March 2012

It's good to report back after a week of long days and longer nights, working from Maida Vale Studios to bring you coverage of BBC 6 Music's 10th birthday sessions and exclusive interviews with Paul Weller, Orbital and De La Soul's First Serve. We saw more video content than Tulisa's old fella and you can relive all of the highlights here.

If George's big budget unveil yesterday left you all agasp, recoiling in horror and booking the first plane to China - don't panic. SXSW Festival have found a solution to your forthcoming financial crisis - make yourself into a 4G wireless hotspot. If you've lost your house or are in the process of forfeiting your mortgage repayments, in the fire of the credit crunch, then not to worry - earn a quick dollar by acting as an inanimate object. Alex Fahey questions the logic and morality here.

We've got the VF ski goggles in waiting and the slopes are in sight now as we prepare for Altitude Festival 2012 next week. Keep checking back for exclusive content as we take in long nights of rib-tickling stand-up and chilled out days of downhill rib-busting sportsmanship. We spoke to Tim Minchin and Andi Osho about the whole experience this week.

Elsewhere we heard from In The Woods who introduced their second new band of 2012, Melvin Benn who named Axl's Guns n' Roses off his hit-list, and, finally, how you can make a difference when two Live Nation festival promoters get their jog on for a 144 mile marathan from Download Festival to Hyde Park - find out how to donate here.

Until next week,

Chris and the VF team

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