Among the many things that cease to matter as I get older is the sexual orientation of other people. I was utterly indifferent to the consequences of recent social legislation in California. That changed yesterday when new issues of East Bay Express showed up in my mailbox. Oakland's weekly alternative newspaper is overflowing with advertising for the gay wedding industry. One beneficiary of this boom is my former boss and longtime friend Hal Brody. Best known in Kansas City as the former owner of the Pitch and Penny Lane Records, Hal has a knack for being in the right place at the right time.