uvLayer Launches Today

uvLayer launches today 

Go throw a video – that’s the fun concept behind the beta video dashboard launched today by Unknown Vector. It’s called uvLayer and it was first unveiled publicly at the NYC Video 2.0 Meetup last Tuesday.

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Video 2.0 NYC finds perfect venue

Webster Hall New York CityWebster Hall offers the perfect New York grit no bullshit cutting edge decadence that NY Video 2.0 Meetup needs (and accordingly, all 400+ people there last night seemed to be wearing black). Last time I was in Webster Hall – 2o or so years back – it was to see the Dead Kennedy’s or Mad Cow Disease or something like that. The place hasn’t changed a bit, you can really blow minds in a concentrated way here with big black speakers hovering overhead like space craft of destruction. You can walk around this place just staring at the walls, and I believe I have. 

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Video 2.0 NYC Tomorrow

My favorite Meetup – Video 2.0 – gets rolling again tomorrow night at a great new location, the legendary Webster Hall in NYC

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Bare knuckle knockout politics ahead

Hillary takes a thumpin’ in South Carolina, Teddy Kennedy comes out today for Obama, Caroline Kennedy had an impassioned plea for Obama in a NYTimes Op-Ed yersterday, Kerry threw his French chin behind Obama a few weeks ago – for a guy who is about one word – CHANGE – Barack Obama is dragging the fossilized Democratic liberals along with him. The Republicans long for Ronald Reagan, the Democrats lust after another John Kennedy. Are we that disappointed with what is before us that we have to re-invent the past? 

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Friar’s Head to China

Who her?

Mark Rose / Michelle Oshen Friar's Club New York CityThis pic (left) was posted on 1938Media Friday night with the headline Mark Rose and Her. Her is Michelle Oshen, Loren Feldman’s main and only squeeze. We were outside the legendary Friar’s Club on East 55th Street and the three of us – Loren snapped away on his iPhone - were between courses on an Olympian steamer, lobster and cheesecake for me (yeah, real) and dessert for them orgy between the Billy Crystal Room and the main dining room that has the vibe of a church to comedy … actually a monastery.  The Friar’s I remember – Buddy Hackett, Shecky Green, Alan King, Dean Martin, Frankie, Sammy, the whole Rat Pack, they were the real deal, the crazy drunken foul-mouthed bums from 60′s TV specials who gave us, for an hour on black and white TV, a glimpse into the good life unhinged, the carefree glamor that characterized the best of the late 50s and the 60s before the Vietnam war.  

Loren is talking crazy about China. How big is China? Unfathomable. What does it take to crack the China market? China is an entrepreneurial mecca, the great story of our generation. China has had a tremendous impact on our economy and it will only increase exponentially. So Loren is heading to China “within the next 30 days” at a propitious time. The faltering U.S. economy is rippling bad news through the world economy and China’s business practices sometimes seem more important than our own. If we’re going to do business together we should find a way to talk to each other in a language we can understand. 

 More on that later.