One of the very few disappointments of this year's trek to the Austin City Limits Festival is that I didn't get to see Austin's own Big Don perform at the Austin Kiddie Limits stage. I hear he had a nice crowd, as the local act usually draws well. Anyway, he just posted a video for his "The Alphabet Song" track. It's a simply produced video and the song goes on maybe 30 seconds long, perhaps, but it's one of the better alphabet-based songs I've heard, and for an ex-Austinite, it's got some nice shots of the Austin skyline (taken, if I judge my directions correctly, not too far away from the Austin City Limits Fest stages... Big Don - "The Alphabet Song"
We're continuing our ongoing series of previews of the artists who will be playing the Austin Kiddie Limits stage at the 2008 edition of the Austin City Limits Festival. Today it's Big Don. (Previous artists: Buck Howdy with BB, Uncle Rock, Jambo, The Jimmies.) First, the technical specs... -- Official Website -- Videos -- Myspace page -- Zooglobble archives, though this entry is it for the moment. For those of you thinking you can't break into Austin Kiddie Limits, Big Don (aka Austin hip hop artist Don Robinson) proves ya wrong. How do I know? When I was at Austin Kiddie Limits last year, I got a copy of Big Don's Big Beat... because somebody was passing them out to any interested party. I'm assuming Tor Hyams was one of those people who got the CD, too. Anyway, the album is nothing too complicated, just good, solid hip hop for preschoolers, mostly. I have no idea how he'll be in concert, but I'm looking forward to bopping along. Big Don plays at 2:30 on Friday and 11:30 Sunday. Big Don - "Humpty Dumpty"