Pretty lame to take a week to review the Pop conference. Lots of intelligent people talking about race, music and the divide between each. My highlight was hearing and meeting David Ritz. He wrote Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye and the lyrics to Sexual Healing. He has numerous other books but this is the one that grabbed me. He told great stories and was open to everyone. He mentioned David Ruffin wanting him to write his book but David said he couldn’t at that time due to seemingly going through his own issues. Ruffin would later die broke and strung out on crack. Ritz then played a song that left most of the audience in a saddened but enlightened state. Ritz said he was going to testify at the start of his presentation and testify he did.