Category: HeadCount Community

Don’t Blame Congress for the Government Shutdown: An Open Letter to America

Don’t Blame Congress for the Government Shutdown: An Open Letter to America

Dear fellow rational, reasonable Americans, As we continue to watch our government sit idle due to stubborn, childish politicians who are unwilling to accept the will of the people, I am reminded that we live in a representative democracy, which means that Congress only exists in its current form due to the will of the people. Now, I understand that corporate money and PACs now play a large role in influencing the outcomes of these elections, and addressing that issue is crucial for the future of our nation. Read More

Interview: HeadCount Board Member Nicole Boxer-Keegan

Interview: HeadCount Board Member Nicole Boxer-Keegan

The Oscar-nominated documentary “Invisible War” tackles the very heavy topic of sexual assault in the military. HeadCount board member Nicole Boxer-Keegan, an executive producer of the film, discusses the heart-wrenching stories it shares and the impact they’ve had on policy. Read More

HeadCount on Jam Cruise!

HeadCount on Jam Cruise!

I was lucky enough to be one of the six HeadCount volunteers to be awarded a trip on Jam Cruise for our contributions to the organization in 2012. I’m just getting my feet back on dry land and while I’m readjusting to life in the real world, I thought I’d relive this amazing experience by telling you all a bit about HeadCount’s presence on the 11th annual Jam Cruise. Read More

Building Community in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Building Community in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

The story of Hurricane Sandy is one of tremendous loss, courage, and a slow recovery. My story is about the power of friendship and community and it begins somewhere after the second leg of summer Phish tour. Read More

On The Road with HeadCount and Magic Hat’s Participation Tour

On The Road with HeadCount and Magic Hat’s Participation Tour

It was 4 a.m. when Jane and I hit the road in NYC for HeadCount and Magic Hat’s Participation Tour. Not only had we each gotten less than four hours of sleep that night, we were both still recovering from the chaotic post-Hurricane Sandy week behind us. Still, we weren’t tired. Who couldn’t be excited to see NOLAfunk’s Anders Osborne … Read More

Wetlands Founder Larry Bloch: 1953 – 2012

Wetlands Founder Larry Bloch: 1953 – 2012

Larry Bloch was an accidental nightclub impresario.  In the late 80′s, with no nightclub, live music or even bar experience, he decided to stick his nose, and his singular vision into the “Greed Is Good” ground zero of downtown Manhattan.  His plan was to open a hippie “bar” that also helped spread the word about environmental and social justice activism isues.  What he birthed was a live music juggernaut that catered to and helped to create the new wave of JamBands that included Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors, Phish and Dave Matthews Band. Read More

Hello November 7th. It’s Me Ohio. Are You Here Yet?

Hello November 7th. It’s Me Ohio. Are You Here Yet?

While I hope you are all aware there is a Presidential election coming up in just a few days, I’m certain my fellow Buckeyes know. The Electoral College has turned Ohio voters into the most coveted commodity this election season. Initially I loved all the attention. As an activist for voter’s rights, it made voter registration and awareness much easier to accomplish. Unfortunately it has quickly turned into an annoyance. Read More

Interview: Ivan Neville

Interview: Ivan Neville

In a wide-ranging interview, Ivan Neville talks about New Orleans, the Saints, and the upcoming HeadCount Participation Tour Read More

Festival Owner Gets 30 Months in Slammer

Festival Owner Gets 30 Months in Slammer

The owner of the Camp Zoe festival grounds is going to jail for 30 months on drug charges, simply for not stopping certain drugs to from being sold on his property. Read More

HeadCount Will Send You On Jam Cruise!

HeadCount Will Send You On Jam Cruise!

Want to go on Jam Cruise for FREE? We’ll be sending one outstanding HeadCount volunteer on a musical adventure at sea. It could be you! Read More

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