My good friend John Anderson went to South by Southwest this year and wrote about it. Since John Anderson is the sort of music fanatic who makes even those of us who have called ourselves professional music journalists look like clueless newbies, his SXSW is jam-packed with nuggety musical goodness, and when you’re done reading his report, you’ll be well ahead of the crowd in terms of what’s going to be cool for the next year or two. Thus, you’ll be able to say “What, The Cribs? Who hasn’t heard of them?” to your would-be hipster friends, crushing their will to live and establishing yourself as the new music master. And that’s what life’s all about, friends. Yes, indeed.