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Video: A Tex-Mex minute in Austin

Video: A Tex-Mex minute in Austin
Guero's Taco Bar, Austin. Photo taken September 2014. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)

Austin gets a lot of attention for its live-music scene and the annual SXSW festival, an ever-expanding multimedia juggernaut that goes back to 1987. But it's also home to the LBJ Presidential Library and plenty of barbecue and Tex-Mex restaurants.

Here's a video moment — shot in September — that starts in the hushed rooms of the LBJ library and winds up at a live show in the Continental Club, a music venue that goes back to the 1950s. Along the way, you'll also glimpse Guero's Taco Bar and a sudden downpour on South Congress Avenue.

"A Minute Away" is a video series in which nothing much happens — except you see the world, and hear it, and get a minute's respite from workaday life. (Actually, some are as long as 1:40.) These are casual moments without talking heads or narration — just natural sound from Machu Picchu, Red Square, the Yucatan, an Alaska float plane or the reading room of the New York Public Library. We add new ones weekly, and we've got more than 60 of them now, so if you'd prefer a full hour away…

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