The Paddle Economy 2015: A Pebble Beach Shopping List, Part III

Paying Attention: The Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach Auctions are always a great source of very carefully curated collector cars. Gooding & Co. stages their auctions on Saturday and Sunday, and so potential buyers have plenty of time to view the offerings.  The schedule  and other key information for their 2015 Pebble Beach program is listed […]

The Paddle Economy 2015: A Pebble Beach Shopping List, Part II

Paying Attention:    It’s that time of the year again: Pebble Beach Concours Week. To the automobile enthusiast, this is the best week of the year (or at least one of the best) and for collector’s the world over, it’s the week in which pricing trends and new highs are set for the collectibles that go […]

Annals of IP: Egyptian Music meets Hip Hop

Music:  The production of music today often involves the process of sampling, a technique for copying a portion of a song (a chorus, a beat, a bridge) and blending that “sample” into a new piece of music. It’s not a new technique, but it’s far more widely used now than ever before and the reach for […]

The (Secret) History of Back To The Future

Paying Attention: In the midst of all the hoopla about what Back To The Future has been to the American Culture (spurred on, no doubt, by the October 21, 2015 future date seen in the film series second part) we might have forgotten what Back to the Future might have been, if another actor, Eric […]

Rear View Mirror: The 2015 Risi Competizione Season

      The season starts at Daytona. The No. 62 roars into the night at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Photo (C) Regis Lefebure. January   The year for Risi Competizione starts with the 24 Hours of Daytona. The long-distance endurance race came back on the competitive calendar when ALMS/IMSA were taken over by […]