Ever Since I Was A Kid It Seemed I Collected Something –
De Angela Duff is an avid music collector. In fact, it is an obsession. She's been collecting music since she was 10 years old. As a college student in the late eighties, her passion was catapulted by weekly visits to Wax ’N Facts, Fantasyland, and later Criminal Records in Atlanta, Georgia. The first time she came to Minneapolis was for EYEO in 2012 and, within an hour of landing, the first place she visited was Electric Fetus. She even began an online radio show in 2004 in order to justify her music buying habits. And yes she still buys music! Why? Because Music Still Matters! Music is a powerful medium that elicits emotions and memories, brings people together, and ultimately changes lives. It makes little to no sense to physically own a music collection in this day and age of streaming and digital downloads, but in this ignite talk, she may just convince you that not only does music still matter, but that the physicality of the experience of music is paramount.