Can't Touch This

South by Southwest Music panels remain as star-studded as actual showcases

Can't Touch This
Photo by Gary Miller

What do MC Hammer, Napster creator Shawn Fanning, historian Douglas Brinkley, and the cloud all have in common? South by Southwest 2012. And the generational span of empowered black singers Gloria Gaynor and Meshell Ndegeocello? They’re interviewed here for that same purpose. Writers and reporters are fascinated by writers and reporters, so the clustering of The Ice Storm author Rick Moody with noted music scholars John Swenson, Chuck Eddy, and Dan Charnas came about organically. Korean pop, Paul Williams, vinyl: SXSW has become the great music melting pot. Thus, SXSW panel discussions are occurring on all said subjects. Download this.

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