Wishing that I had the money and time to travel to Seattle, Washington this year for the Museum of Pop Culture, Pop Conference. My favorite music museum coupled with the premier music journalists conference! Voila 😉
Pop Conference 2017 kicks off with Artist Interview: A Conversation with David Byrne. This year’s conference theme is “Sign O’ the Times: Music and Politics” and Byrne will discuss his critically acclaimed musical Here Lies Love, which traces the non-violent restoration of democracy in the Philippines in 1986 and follows the meteoric rise and dramatic fall of the controversial First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos.
I’m never quite sure what the event accomplishes, especially with this year’s theme, exclusive of the fact it is one of the largest music journalism conclaves where opinions abound from writers profound.
I identify with this event as an amateur music journalist. I keep hoping when I get to retirement I can join this nucleus and have authored a music book. I have the Pop Conference speaker objective, esoteric as that may be, on my bucket list.