Kite Day 2007, and other things.

Yesterday afternoon, downtown Washington, DC saw a number of brightly coloured rainbow kites of all shapes and sizes added to it sky for LGBT Kite Day 2007, the local LGBT community's way of tugging on the sleeve of the people in power to remind them that we're here, we pay our taxes, and we vote.

Because I just about pulled an all-nighter Friday night I wound up sleeping until 1100 EST5EDT on Saturday morning, so I didn't get the early start that I hoped to have. In fact, I left the apartment shortly after noon local time and hiked to …

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So I finally got around to getting my hands on _Oscillator_.

Long-time readers of my website know that I've been a fan of the band Information Society for years on end - ever since their first big single (What's On Your Mind? (Pure Energy) hit the airwaves. The band has been through this, that, and the other thing over the years, and now they're back together and have a new album coming out. Last week the first single from their upcoming album (entitled Oscillator) was released on the Net only to downloadable online music stores like iTunes.

Now, I've got a pretty big chip on my shoulder about downloadable music stores because …

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New synthpop, ho!

Mark Nicholas, formerly known as the synthpop act Cosmicity, has released his first album in four years, entitled Duchess 33. Cosmicity wrapped in the year 2003 with the release of Escape Pod for Two, which marked a turning point in his life. Mark got married, you see, and that changed his creative outlook on life quite a bit, if tales told are true.

Mark's an awesome guy; I got to meet him at the Summer Synthpop 2000 Festival way back when, and he's a lot of fun to talk to. However, seeing as how this is his first release since …

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