Nat Cole is Still “King” 95 Years Later

I’ve been listening to a local jazz station, KCSM, for as long as I can remember. It’s perfect for my commute after a long day or late at night when drifting off to sleep.  I love jazz, always have. What makes KCSM unique is that it’s a community station. As such, a couple times each […]

Enter Our FYF Contest – Because Really, Who Doesn’t Like Music?

If there are two things that Seagate likes, it’s contests and music. If we can find a way to combine them – it’s a win/win for music fans, tech fans, and America and apple pie lovers everywhere. FYF Fest is hitting the L.A. Historic Park next weekend (August 24-25) and the lineup is amazing ...

The 4th of July – Then and Now

Around the world, the 4th of July may be just another day on the calendar, but around these parts, it’s kind of a big deal. You know, celebrating the independence of a nation, and all. But what’s interesting about being able to be in a place where information can be preserved to be analyzed at ...

The Oscars – A Cinematic Celebration of Yesteryear

The 85th Academy Awards are taking place this Sunday.  A friend of mine planted the seed of trying to see all the nominations before the awards and unfortunately this year, I’ll be short a couple films. One of the things I do admire about this event is the acknowledgement of the constantly ...

The GRAMMY Foundation Plays It Forward

“…Cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture.” This is why the GRAMMY Foundation exists and they’ve been going strong for the last  24 years doing exactly that. GRAMMY Week has kicked off and with it comes news, ...

SeagateCreative Interviews Crown Plaza & Maston

Nima Kazerouni aka the face and voice behind LA-based projects, Crown Plaza and So Many Wizards, has joined forces with two other local Eastside mainstays, Ryder Bach (of Body Parts) and Frank Maston (of Maston) to celebrate the holiday season and give back with pair of new tracks. “Ex-Miss” ...

Basketball – My Love of the Game

Basketball has always been my favorite sport. I won’t date myself by stating publically when I first got into it but I will say that it was during a time where one of the greatest battles were taking place yearly between a team in green and a team in gold. It is consistently one of […]

Windows Server 2008 launch highlights

Heroes Happen Here comic strip adventure Tom Brokaw’s speech on unsung heroes who “put their feet on the ground and their hands on the keyboard” to move us all forward.  Are we collectively tomorrow’s greatest generation? Steve Ballmer (mostly because of who and what he ...

Microsoft Server 2008: 3..2..1..launch!

I’m in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Server 2008 launch.  I’ve heard lots of positive buzz around Server 2008 from system builders playing with it, developing with it.  The product seems to be more mature than typical Microsoft releases at launch time – it even has SP1 included ...