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Topic - Beth Ditto
It's not all black and white in Milan this season.
Thanks in part to the borderline-esoteric nature of modern software patents, most Americans don't know the strange and fascinating history of U.S. patent law and the lengths inventors once had to go to gain government protection for their creations.
Gossip, "A Joyful Noise" (Columbia)
Punk isn't dead. It's alive, and if not well, at least kicking in Paris, where _ after hardcore-steeped shows earlier in the week at Balmain and Balenciaga _ Jean Paul Gaultier sent out Saturday kinder, gentler Joan Jetts in spiky wigs and rose-emblazoned jean jackets.
One track later Ditto urges us to "Get Lost" and shed the baggage of past emotions in favor of freeing the soul _ to the beat.