Are recordable DVDs and CDs only good for 2 years?

Here’s some news from PC World that really scares me:

Opinions vary on how to preserve data on digital storage media, such as optical CDs and DVDs. Kurt Gerecke, a physicist and storage expert at IBM Deutschland, has his own view: If you want to avoid having to burn new CDs every few years, use […]

Video Transfers at Louie Central

This week, I’ve been doing a lot of transfers of old analog Hi8 videotapes, thanks to the generosity of my friend Aron Ranen of DVWorkshops.com. I’ve shot a major portion of my documentary on Hi8 video with PCM audio, which isn’t exactly a common format. Most of the Hi8 decks will only play back AFM […]

Holy Crud… it’s the MUMMIES!

Somehow or another, I stumbled over at the official Mummies‘ webpage tonight. The Mummies haven’t been a band since 1994, and I do miss them. I used to see them all the time at Marsugi’s in San Jose back in the late 1980’s- early 1990’s, which was truly one of the coolest divebars of […]

What about Vince Welnick?

It’s been a busy couple of weeks over at LOUIE Central. I recently purchased another DV deck, and I’ve been transferring a lot of old videos to the big hard drives.

One of the interviews I just transferred was an impromptu interview I conducted with the recently-deceased Vince Welnick. The event was the 2002 Haight […]

RIP: Johnny Grande, original piano player for Bill Haley’s Comets

I just learned that Johnny Grande, an original member of Bill Haley’s Comets, died recently. I had the privilege of working with Johnny when I was hired a few years ago to produce a video of a Comets concert in San Francisco. As a matter of fact, tonight I was preparing to work on […]

God Save the Internet!

There’s been some weird rumblings in Washington D.C. by certain politicians to allow telecommunications companies to control what you can and cannot access via the internet. I wish this was an urban legend, but unfortunately….. it’s actually happening. There are a lot of greedy politicians that are allowing a massive power grab by large telecommunications […]