Shawn + Gwenn

Before I Die

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Before I die… before I die I want to experience something I never have: life without hemophilia. I had a decade without HIV, and I’d like to enjoy as many… Read more

Shaking the Disease: An Unlikely Tribute to Depeche Mode

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This month’s issue of POZ Magazine is all about long-term survivors. And this year marks a special occasion in my own long-term journey as a positoid… 25 years ago, I… Read more

Video Reviews, Depeche Mode Covers, Cobain Remembered

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Got lots swirling around in the ol’ nugget today, but I want to lead out with yet another remembrance of Kurt Cobain.  I know many think he’s overrated and overmentioned,… Read more

Symptom of Tour: First Night and Depeche Mode

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Shawn on:   ShawnandGwenn.com    Shawn’s Poz columns   Shawn’s Sick Days in 2010: 8  Shawn’s book    Decker’s Daily Coffee Share the Blog.  Not the Virus.   

Filling Prescriptions

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Synthetic Division: A Symptom of Life

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Last month marked the 20-year anniversary of Depeche Mode’s Violator, which just so happened to mark the 20-year anniversary of my dying wish to meet the band.  Next month I’m… Read more

Depeche Mode’s Violator Turns 20

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Today marks the 20-year anniversary of the release (UK) of Depeche Mode’s career-defining album, Violator. It’s safe to say that no other album has had quite the same impact on… Read more

Riding “Waves” w/ Jdavyd Williams

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One of Charlottesville’s best musicians has released an album called “Waves”.  I’m pimping the work because Jdavyd Williams shares a love for Depeche Mode, and you can hear that and… Read more