Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Music, Technology, Politics & Mardis Gras

Happy Super-Duper (and Fat) Tuesday!

Not too long ago we posted about Presidential hopefuls' various positions on technology, with an eye towards net neutrality. Well, the other day, we stumbled across a list of their views on related issues like copyright and intellectual property. Some of this information is dated, because a few candidates have since quit the race. But it's still pretty illuminating.

And here's another candidate-tech chart.

If all that's too wonky for you, you might want to have a look at this Guardian UK round-up of which musicians are supporting which candidates.

Let's skip the election talk get back to Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardis Gras. Today is the day to pick up your digital copy of OK Go & Bonerama's awesome collaborative EP, You're Not Alone, which is available exclusively through iTunes. Last Saturday, the two groups put on a kick-ass performance at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club — this mini-album makes a great memento or offers a taste of what you missed.

The sold-out concert raised more than $8000 for Big Easy legend Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and Sweet Home New Orleans — a group that helps bring back the city's displaced musicians. Read more about it here. We'll be posting pictures of the show soon, so stay tuned.

Here's a link to a short CMJ article about the EP.

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