That abject fabulist Daphne Carr sold me a three-for-ten deal on her Pop Papers singles from Feedback Press. She was pushing “Endlessly Horny for Wonder and Magic: How Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell Perfectly Captured the Pre-Pubescent American Id (and Nearly Ruined Me for Life),” by Tim Quirk, whose subject put me off. The only thing worse than listening to Meat Loaf was having to read about him, I cracked, which got a big laugh from the academic flacks. But I’m gonna read “Well Down Freedom Highway: The Staple Singers’ Masterpiece” by Mike McGonigal first, I’ve got a big gospel jones going on, and Mavis’s late career resets the bar.
- Our Deep Hang at the Pop Conference 2012 in NYC (musicofourheart.me)
- Scribes Sounding Off: More Than Human (Pop When The World Falls Apart) (kexp.org)
- 2012 EMP Pop Conference presented by NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music (bazaardaily.com)
- Pop Conference (sliceofsashapie.wordpress.com)