My brain’s cartwheeling from a full day of EMP panels. Where do I begin? Chris Gaines, authenticity, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, Long Beach, Josie Cotton, Auto-Tune, Gangnam Style, porn music, hair metal, Sylvester, etc. Have to go rest, feast more tomorrow.
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The Chrysler tattoo has returned to its homeland: I’m in New York, attending the EMP Pop Conference at New York University. I gave a paper today on “The Roads to Ruins: the Runaways and Los Angeles.” Went okay. It’s been quite a scene. Last night’s keynote featured Santigold, Esperanza Spalding, Angelique Kidjo, and Heems (Das Racist). (Link to my Pop and Hiss blog about it below.) On my way to the party tonight, hosted by Rock’s Back Pages, I ran into Greil Marcus. The Kimmel Center classroom was packed with old friends, favorite writers, and minor celebrities: Lenny Kaye, Danny Fields, Alice Bag, Vivien Goldman and Jana Martin (the Fictionaires!), Greg Tate, Barney Hoskyns, Lucy O’Brien, Ann Powers, Daphne Brooks, Josh Kun … the list goes on. Thursday night, out for dinner, we saw Matt Dillon, Fran Lebowitz, and another old friend, Dean Wareham. Two more days. I love New York.via Language, music and art: Santigold, Heems tackle urban experience – latimes.com.
http://www.empmuseum.org/education/index.asp?categoryID=26Attention Runaways fans, New Yorkers, and pop scholars: I’ll be presenting a paper called “The Roads to Ruin” at the EMP Pop Conference at NYU on March 23, at 2:15 p.m. I’ll be providing a sneak peek at some of the research for my book Queens of Noise, framed within the conference theme of Sounds of the City. With music, slides, and video. Registration is free but should be done in advance.
The annual EMP Pop conference of people taking music way seriously comes to LA for the first time this week. I’m on a morning panel at the Thursday pre-conference, Work It: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Pop Professions. I’m also moderating a panel at the conference itself at UCLA, on Sunday at 4:15. Besides me, there are lots of smart, interesting people involved: Seymour Stein, Daphne Brooks, Greil Marcus, Dan Charnas, Alice Echols, Josh Kun, Oliver Wang, Randall Roberts, Ann Powers, Daphne Carr, Gayle Wald, etc. Oh, and some guys named Moby and Raphael Saadiq.