NQC 06 from afar
A few notes trickle in from NQC that I’ll pass along. First off, for those of you who haven’t gotten enough AGM coverage with avfl’s flood-the-zone approach, a friend in Louisville wrote to say that so far this week at NQC, “any talk of AGM was dismissive.” Evidently several prominent industry types have gone so far as to ask for a dial-down in the talk of there being full industry leadership buy-in to the AGM idea.
Where the concept goes from here is anybody’s guess. There is, I gather, a big PR event scheduled tomorrow, when some kind of alliance with LifeWay and Compassion will be announced. No doubt this will catalyze more conversation. One wonders, though, when the bookmakers will start taking odds on some of the “lower echelon” artists suddenly seeing their fortunes rise. Congratulations! You’ve already been pre-certified by NQC for a new career!
Anyway, in other news, the relocation of the exhibit hall to the South Wing has, according to one correspondent, “really affected the electricity in the air and the activity levels on the exhibit floor. It’s quite a hike from Freedom Hall to the [South Wing]. It inhibits/essentially eliminates the usual wondering to/from the singing to the exhibits.”
Finally, David Bruce Murray is synopsizing the evening lineups in fairly cursory way. Check it out.Email this Post