Music News and Interviews

SPARKcon Wants You!

I’m the general manager, not a music director. So if you send me an e-mail telling me to listen to your music, I’m not going to do it. In fact, I’m not even going to forward it to the music director, because I don’t want to waste my time.

But inevitably, I still receive e-mails from people like this:

From: Jaylyn Ducati and the Sirens

Subject: “heyyyyy!”

Body: “check out my new single!

Now, I’m not here to comment on the quality of Ms. Ducati’s music, because I haven’t listened to the .mp3 she attached to her e-mail.  And I don’t care how hot the Sirens’ hot pants are, I’m not one to succumb to such flattery as an emoticon heart.  Ms. Ducati got the delete treatment that so many others have gotten before her.

But every so often, something lands in my inbox that’s worth reading.  Such was the case a few days ago when a SPARKcon representative e-mailed me asking WKNC to pass the word along: it appears that SPARKcon is in the planning stages for its fourth annual event.  If you’re asking, “What is SPARKcon?” then let me save you the trouble of Googling it:

SPARKcon is a showcase of creativity, talent and ideas of ‘The Creative Hub of the South,’ the Triangle NC.  A 100% volunteer effort organized with an ‘Open Source’ approach, SPARKcon is a ‘creative potluck’ of SPARKs or creative themes such as art, music, film, fashion, etc.  Each SPARK is put together by individuals who are deeply embedded in that specific local scene.  Using a combination of networking and open calls for participants, organizers create diverse and representative events to show off local talent and connect disparate creative scenes.  SPARKcon grows every time a new person gets involved with a SPARK category, creating their own event, or joining in to help an existing one.  It’s an open-source, ‘for the people, by the people’ approach with an intentionally dynamic focus.’

That information comes from the SPARKcon homepage.  Either way, they’re accepting submissions for musicSPARK now through July 20th.