A few from the media front.

Earlier today, Lyssa and I arranged to reserve a couple of tables just behind the dance floor at The State Theatre in Fairfax to have dinner and catch a double-header concert which we and the usual suspects been anxiously awaiting since October. Amanda Palmer returned to NOVA, performing with and backed by the Nervous Cabaret out of Brooklyn, New York. Lyssa and I arrived first, following a madcap search for parking which Lyssa could comfortably walk from and a few last-minute arrangements earlier today. A generous soul at the front of the line let Lyssa (who is still on crutches …

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I was wondering how long it would take them..

Even though the Cruxshadows are still on tour, they've been hatching plans while on the road to release another single from their latest album, Dreamcypher. Specifically, they'll be releasing a couple of remixes of the song Birthday along with some new (and some live-only) material on 4 September 2007 through Isotank Records - you can preorder it from here. Frankly, part of me isn't surprised that they announced it yesterday, which just happened to be the birthday of their frontman Rogue. In a weird, strange, "Am I doing enough in this lifetime?" kind of way, it works.

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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