Every year I “celebrate” my birthday at SXSW. ¬†By “celebrate” I mean wear earplugs, get older, eat tacos and yell “WHAT?” so many times that I lose my voice. ¬†It’s awesome, you should go. This year was particularly special because I met and had hangs with the very mysterious Swedish duo jj. ¬†They are funny and cool and think America looks just like it does in the movies. ¬†We drove around Austin in a rental car listening to Akon, as you might expect.
On my birthday, I joked that I had “Birthday Sex” in my head, to which Elin Kastlander (pictured above) exclaimed, “We have a cover of that!” Joakim Benon put his coveted Dr. Dre headphones on my head (a Christmas gift from his girlfriend), and I was treated to a birthday serenade. ¬†Their version is sexier, gentle, and piano-backed.
Today that song I was treated to is available for download. ¬†Happy Birthday.