POC#18: Tesla gets Rude and Rocks Seattle

Dave Rude

On Sunday night, Tesla put on a rock show to remember at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle.  The show rocked the venue with all of the enthusiasm and energy that Tesla is known to exhibit.  Prior to the show, I sat down with Tesla’s newest member, Dave Rude, to talk about playing with Tesla, fronting the Dave Rude Band, the future of record labels and even beer.  Following the interview, we hear a track called Eighteen Eyes from Dave Rude Band’s newest EP.  Check out the interview and then go visit Dave on myspace!

Kawasaki and Ballmer at Mix08


Mix08 is in full swing and it’s all about Silverlight!  I just got into town today, so I missed the first day of sessions, but today was already worth the trip.  For today’s general sessions, Steve Ballmer and Guy Kawasaki had a great conversation that spanned topics ranging from the Yahoo acquisition bid to Vista.  they take turns jabbing each other, but ultimately – both were great sports and the conversation was very intersting.