The Cure in concert - 28 June 2016

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I've finally gotten around to pulling another load of pictures off of my phone. This one is from The Cure concert in June of 2016 during their summer tour of the United States. It's not often that you get to see one of the foundational bands of goth live so when tickets went on sale we jumped at the chance. I'm sorry that the pictures didn't turn out very well, between our distance from the stage and the lighting it was a battle just to get everything in focus, and I've had to cull a couple of pictures that just …

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Ego Likeness and the Mission UK.

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Shortly before departing the DC metroplex late last year, Lyssa and I went to one last concert at the 9:30 Club downtown. It is noteworthy in that it was one of the first shows after the death of Josh Burdette, former chief of security; long-time concert goers at the 9:30 left things in memoriam of him on the street, sidewalk, and inside the building (which we took some photographs of). The concert we went to see was Ego Likeness opening for elder statesbeings of goth The Mission UK. Chances are you've heard some of the Mission's work on …

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One to beam up.

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Majel Barrett Roddenberry, widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, died today of leukemia at the age of 76. Majel was best known to fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the other new-gen series as the voice of the ships' central computers, the occasional guest appearance as Lwaxana Troi, and she even had a small role on Babylon-5 as Lady Morella.

Fandom has lost another icon.

The Wachowski brothers are at it again, and it's going to be a doozy.

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The Wachowski brothers, who made their names in Hollywood with the Matrix trilogy, are bringing the classic anime Speed Racer to the silver screen as a live action movie with a projected release date of 9 May 2008. True to form, they're pushing the envelope of video technology yet again with a new digital video camera that will keep the entire frame in focus at all times, giving the same visual style that you would see if you were watching a cartoon.

Go ahead. Watch a movie, then watch a cartoon, and compare the relative sizes and distances in each …

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