josh (joshc) wrote,

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emp pop music conference

A couple of other favorite things that I forgot to mention about the Pop Music Conference:

Watching the collection of the assorted body tics, twitches, and responses of music geeks whenever presenters would play samples of the songs they were discussing.

The shudder that went through the room when someone from Pitchfork News asserted that the future of music writing was quickly-typed responses and that the luxury of thought and reflection was soon to be extinct because that's what "the kids today" demand. While it's obvious that there are a lot of "kids" whose musical interests are not served by Pitchfork, I also wondered if "the kids" (that is, actual teenagers) are even reading it at all.

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