I spent this past weekend at the 2010 EMP Pop Conference in Seattle, a sort-of academic conference for writers, journalists, academics, musicians and other assorted folk to nerd out about pop music. People present 20-minute papers on a wide variety of topics, all loosely related to a theme–this year it was The Pop Machine: Music and Technology. I presented (and in fact attended) for the first time this year–my topic was contemporary a cappella music and basically why it sucks to everyone except the people who do it. If you know me, you know pretty well why I did this.
Anyway, I wouldn’t presume anyone outside of those walls would want to read my paper, but I thought I’d share the horrifying video mash-up I introduced the presentation with. “Enjoy”: