First things first: I'm sure you're all wondering what's going on with the under-21 thing. I'm sure of this because I've gotten a bunch of emails from people wanting to know what they can do to help, or who to write letters to... Well, we're still figuring that out. We've been getting advice from some people who know their way around situations like this, and we're working on our strategy. Our advisers are advocating a quieter, more political approach than what we did last time around. This goes against my instincts, of course, since I'm more of a frontal-assault, "let justice be done though the heavens fall"
kind of guy. But we're going to give that a shot first. If and when the time comes for public outcry and letter-writing, you will certainly read it here first... Thanks for the support!
Photos are up of a few recent shows: Betty X, The Lovemakers, and The Nice Device. You probably didn't know The Lovemakers were playing here, because that was at a private party for CNet. And apparently there was a gargoyle that night: this guy with a camera on his head who webcasts his life was there. (Too bad his video clips don't play for me...)
Speaking of, there's now a DNA Lounge YouTube user and group, which is our attempt to catalog the videos that customers have posted of our past events. If you've shot video here, add it to the group!
I've also gone back and embedded some videos into some of the older photo galleries. There were more than a hundred of them, so I'm not going to list them all here; it'll be easier for you to find them by just clicking on the DNA user anyway.
And... webcasting still under assault, yadda yadda. There has been a new bill introduced in Congress that would make the license fees charged to Internet radio stations be similar to the fees charged to, e.g., satellite radio stations, instead of much, much higher: if this bill passes, the fees will be a percentage of revenues instead of a fee per song per user. Rusty from SomaFM has a good, brief explanation of the situation. Support H.R. 2060, the Internet Radio Equality Act.