Tag: Rolling Stone

HeadCount’s Best Year Ever

We are proud to announce that 2012 was HeadCount’s best year ever. We registered 103,340. The total for the two-year election cycle was 111,832.

Posted in News, Music and Activism

Politicians Don’t Listen To The Lyrics

The Republican ticket is picking campaign songs that – the artists who wrote them say – stand for everything the candidates don’t.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Music and Activism

New App Brings Iconic Music Photography to Your iPad

A new app allows you to peer into the mind of legendary music photographer Danny Clinch.

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Human Rights Issue Update: Abductions and Murders in the Middle East

Here’s the basic lowdown on what’s happening in Libya, and other human rights stories from around the world, including here at home.

Posted in Human Rights, Issue Updates

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Eco-Rockers and Green Driving

Welcome to 2011 and this year’s first Sustainability & Climate Change e-newsletter. Here’s the sort of news that’s caught my eye.

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change

Phish and Richards Both Smokin’

After Phish performed “Loving Cup” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s last night, there was a loud sound and a little commotion. No, it wasn’t applause. It was a fire alarm, set off by none other than the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards smoking in his dressing room. Undeterred, the legendary guitarist then came out to…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

America’s Economy A Giant Ponzi Scheme?

You’ve probably read The Great American Bubble Machine,” Matt Taibi’s famous 2009 Rolling Stone takedown of Goldman Sachs. That’s the article in which he described the world’s most powerful investment bank as “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.” These days…

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

Italian Prime Minister’s Rockin’ Lifestyle Celebrated On ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is a figure probably more suitable for a magazine such as The Economist, which featured him in a 2001 cover story titled “Why Silvio Berlusconi is unfit to lead Italy,” than on the cover of Rolling Stone. But next month the magazine’s Italian edition will celebrate him “in reward for…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

The Pseudoscience of Rock

Last week the number crunchers at Overthinking It produced this chart correlating the production of oil with creativity in rock. According to “The Hubbert Peak Theory of Rock, or, Why We’re All Out of Good Songs,” rock creativity topped out relatively soon after U.S. oil production (at least in the lower 48 states) – at…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Government Sachs

  Today’s required reading would be this very long London Times profile of Goldman Sachs and its CEO, Lloyd Blankfein. Ominously titled, “I’m doing ‘God’s work’. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs,” the feature takes readers into the inner sanctum of the company Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi described as, “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face…

Posted in Jobs and the Economy