Tag: New York Times

The National’s ‘High Violet’ streaming on NYTimes.com

One of HeadCount’s favorite bands The National is gearing up for a big year. They have a huge nationwide tour including a sold out date at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the release of their 5th full length LP ‘High Violet’ on May 11th. Check out a 5 page article on…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Thomas Friedman Nails It

Although most of “More (Steve) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” is devoted to National Lab Day and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman led off today with something I suspect we’ll be hearing more of as the November elections loom larger. (Even considering the source.) The most striking feature of Barack…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society, Jobs and the Economy

‘New York Times’ Ethicist Deems (Most) Voting Unethical

In an oddly timed Op-Ed piece yesterday, New York Times “Ethicist” Randy Cohen argued that only the civically well-informed should be encouraged to vote. National efforts like MTV’s Rock the Vote are particularly idiotic….A nonpartisan push is apt to rally Republicans as well as Democrats, liberals as well as conservatives, who will vote in the…

Sustainability In Words And Pictures

  Maira Kalman’s latest installment of “And the Pursuit of Happiness,” a New York Times blog, is a reminder that a “green” city is a beautiful city. In this installment she considers the importance of public engagement and the people who help keep New York clean — from the Commissioner of Sanitation to the mayor,…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Saving The Planet, One Download At A Time

“The Energy and Climate Change Impacts of Different Music Delivery Methods,” a study funded by Microsoft and Intel, has determined that downloading an album represents a 40%-80% savings in carbon emissions over purchasing the same music as a packaged CD. The savings are obvious: It takes a lot less energy to transmit bits than to…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Phish Fan Marries, With A Twist

While the weddings section of The New York Times often resembles a scary eugenics experiment involving inbreeding among the ruling class, it occasionally delivers a sweet and pleasant surprise. This week’s featured Vows, for example, opens thusly: “Before asking Anne Miller out on an official first date, Michael Davoli knew he had to make two…