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April 20, 2005

EMP Pop Conference

Being around so many people who have devoted so much time to thinking about music was rewarding in ways I'm not sure how to summarize here. I found myself wanting to experience without recording, whether through notes or photos. (I will get a few pics up later)

So many cool people, all with such passion for ideas, as Oliver said. Invigorating (and humbling) just to absorb that passion itself, along with all the ideas and avenues of thought it has produced..

Our music-blogging panel noted an obvious but crucial fact about blogs: they are made for and by people who spend a lot of time on the internet. Among other reasons, this is relevant because when we look for stuff to write about, we tend to draw from the pool of ideas already documented on the internet.

Which means that no matter how tight your news.google game, is you're working from a very limited palette.. cuz less than 1% of the world's ideas are documented anywhere on the internet (much less whichever 10 sites comprise your daily routine).

So the feast of ideas that EMP laid out was hella inspiring, sparked a hunger to get out there into that world and bring home new colors for the palette.

That said, I'm off to catch up on my 10 sites now. Back with photos and shoutouts later, hopefully.

Posted by jsmooth995 at April 20, 2005 6:17 PM

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