Murray Fromson Blogs Again

One of my pet projects over the past few years has been to get Murray Fromson to blog again. I met Murray at USC, he was in his last year teaching journalism and even though I never had a class with him I spent time talking sports, politics, newspapers, Internet, and even broke fast at his place a few Yom Kippur’s ago.

A couple years ago I migrated his blogspot (blogger) blog to wordpress and retrained him for quick and easy posting, but it wasn’t until this week, after he took me to California Wok, that he’s finally kicked his blogging senses back into gear. Apparently he was busy traveling the world and finishing up a book on Lincoln or something. I encourage you to keep up with his posts — they’re great and insightful — and in the near future look for his entries to appear in the Huffington Post.

Check out this colorful intro to Fromson’s well-informed perception of where the Obama campaign stands now, tainted, most naturally, by the general bitterness in the Southern California air surrounding Sam Zell (and company)’s dramatic mismanagement of the LA Times. Then click on and read the rest of the post: Continue reading “Murray Fromson Blogs Again”

The Schwaggin’ Wagon Rides Again

schwaggin wagon at mashable summer mash la and twiistup4

Not three months after midwiving the The Schwaggin’ Wagon, today we’re proud to announce it’s grand return. We’ll be taking to West LA and Santa Monica tonight and Friday night for Twiistup 4 and SummerMash LA, where we’ll be collecting unwanted schwag and discussing/powwowing/brainstorming new, resourceful ways to be sustainable and green in the world of tech/media/PR with the world.

If you’re at either of these events, please stop by and say hi — and feel free to drop off any and all unwanted tshirts/pens/keychains etc that you’ve accumulated in your closet. Special thanks to sponsors Eco-Limo, Jambase, and GeoGraffiti.

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Beck at the Echo Last Night

beck echo june 9 2008Great time last night catching Beck’s set at the Echo. He warmed up his new band in advance of the summer European tour and dropped lots of classics plus new tunes. Lambie captured some awesome vid. Check a new song here and below, Beck rocks “Scarecrow.” Shout out to The Echo!

AT&T 3G Broadband Speed on Steroids in LA

AT&T 3G Broadband WirelessCurrently on the I-5 headed toward San Diego (I’m in the back seat of Mike Prasad’s car) and my USBConnect 881 is cooking up series speed via AT&T’s 3G wi-fi network. No need for Time Warner crap cable service if I had this kind of 3G reception at home. 2.8Mbps download vs. 1Mbps upload. Nice!

MayDay

may 1 2006 los angeles marchThis is the third May 1 since I’ve been living in Los Angeles. There is no day that has been more memorable, scary, or incredible in my LA experience than the past two May Firsts. May 1, 2006 had tremendous build-up, with some of the largest immigration rallies preceding it and it exceeded all expectations. Half a million people rallied and it made headlines around the world. More importantly, the local media began stepping up it’s coverage of immigrant issues as they affect every day life and commerce in Southern California. May 1, 2007 made headlines for different reasons, LAPD overreacted at MacArthur Park where rallies were taking place and many were injured by rubber bullets. It was horrible and a total embarrassment for the city and just an utter disgrace. Here’s hoping for a safe, memorable, and spirited May Day 2008 and a salute to the Dockworkers who effectively shut down all ports on the West Coast in protest of the Iraq War today.

Most recent photos of May Day Rallies around the world via flickr:

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