I’ve read, and others who know much more about this sort of thing have confirmed, that in 2010 the Web will overtake TV as the place people spend the most amount of hours viewing content. I don’t think it’s too surprising, as it was probably just a matter of time. How else could an unknown Scottish woman like Susan Boyle become an overnight, worldwide sensation? It boggles the mind.

So you’ve probably noticed an increased emphasis here on SSC on videos. Or, as I like to call them, “shows”. Okay, not really. Maybe they’re channels? Or episodes? I’m not sure, entirely. I suppose they’re just videos really. 

We wanted to organize them better so that you can find something to view (or listen — yes, we still have audio podcasts too) related to your interests, be it wine, travel or the arts.

As it stands, we have 5 shows, with at least 1 more coming soon (think about Loni’s recipes coming to life in a California kitchen, beamed right to your laptop, iPod or iPhone). All free. 


  • Wine Tales (audio)
  • Wine Tube TV (video)


  • Loreto Live (audio)
  • Loreto Live TV (video)


  • StarkSilverCreek Presents (video)

To see the SSC show lineup, scroll down to the bottom of the SSC main page; you’ll see the cover art, plus a “now playing” viewer that allows you to browse through the latest stuff. You can click on the SSC link to view on this site, or click on iTunes to subscribe on that store so you can automatically receive updates on your iPhone or iPod.

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be providing updates on each “show” and some of our plans.

Don’t fret if you don’t like online video. We’ll continue to write and also record audio podcasts and interviews from time to time. I prefer sites that offer a variety. Sometimes I’m not in the mood for video, or in a location where I can’t conveniently listen to something with audio. In those times, I those cases I prefer plain old articles. Of those, we will continue to have plenty. Whether you like them or not, or care, or read them… well that’s out of my hands! All we can do is try. And hope you enjoy it, or get an occasional laugh.

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear