Asian American Music Conference in Burlingame
Over the weekend, I went to 104.9's birthday party at Zoe Nightclub in San Jose and also attended the Asian American Music Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Burlingame. Both were amazing -- I'll elaborate more on both throughout the week.
The Asian American Music Conference had such A-list guests as producer E-A-Ski, KMEL DJ Chuy Gomez and Dan "the Automator" Nakamura.
Many of the panels concentrated on how to make good music, but the panelists emphasized that this "it" quality came from inside - it wasn't a formula.
It's like this graphic novel I recently read, "Blankets," which is about finding and losing your first love. It has to be one of the best books I've read this year.
The emotions in the novel are so raw, that the author, Craig Thompson, feels like a close friend that has called you after a fit of tears. It's real and relevant, like the graphic equivalent of The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. You can tell Thompson was writing for himself and not for anyone else. It wasn't a formula.