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Jack White Uses His Tesla To Record Music

Jack White is a Tesla fan from way back — he’s a Model S owner and a self-described “huge fanatic and supporter of everything Tesla has been doing since day one.” By Charles Morris EVANNEX In 2016 White’s record label Third Man Records posted a photo of him hanging out with Elon Musk, and last August, White played a […]

March 17th

RIP Merle Haggard, friend of the forest and the Pacific salmon

By Dan Bacher Merle Haggard, who passed away this weekend, was a friend to the Pacific Northwest forest and salmon. “Clearcutting is rape,” he said. During the battle to save the pristine salmon and steelhead habitat of Headwaters Forest in 1998, I got a phone call one morning from Mike Sherwood, then the California Director […]

April 10th

Confirmation Bias: Media Takeovers, Rewriting History, and Inventing the Future

Three headlines this week drove home a point that I often make when discussing politics with friends. That point is a psychological phenomenon known as confirmation bias (a subset of cognitive bias), and it’s one of the most powerful forces at play in the world today, especially with regard to the increasing extremism of the Republican party […]

November 26th

Pete Seeger, defender of clean water and progressive politics, has died

Pete Seeger was more than an icon – he was a good and decent man. From his collaboration with Woody Guthrie in the ’30s to his radio hits as part of the folk music supergroup The Weavers in the ’50s, to his championing of the environment with his Hudson River Clearwater organization in the ’70s, […]

January 27th

Hurricane Sandy benefit Friday night: Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Sting, Bon Jovi

Want to do something for Hurricane Sandy relief? Here’s your chance! Friday night, NBC will host a telathon mega-concert,  “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,”  to raise funds.  Scheduled to appear so far:  Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Sting, Jon Bon Jovi Watch some amazing music and call in your donations… and share this around so […]

November 1st

Hawaiian singer Makana Occupies President Obama’s state dinner

  President Obama held a Luau for leaders of Pacific Rim nations at a summit in Honolulu last night. As part of the entertainment, popular Hawaiian singer Makana was invited to serenade them. But Makana had just released his new homage to the Occupy Movement, We Are The Many. How could he resist the opportunity? […]

November 13th

Musical interlude: Amanda Palmer sings to Occupy Wall Street

Amanda Palmer is awesome. Former lead singer of the Dresden Dolls, current solo artist (and married to fantastical writer Neil Gaiman), she is also a bit of an activist and has been supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement. Here she is, entertaining the troops with a paean to (and prescription for) do-it-yourself creativity. (Lyrics here): […]

October 29th

Sean Lennon and Rufus Wainwright offer Occupy Wall Street material support

It’s not a revolution without music. Sunday evening, it was troubadours Sean Lennon (son of icon John Lennon) and Rufus Wainwright who brought their guitars to Zuccotti park. Josh Fox of the film “Gasland” talks to the crowd about fracking and clean energy, and then leads on banjo while an impromptu band of Lennon, his girlfriend Charlotte Kemp […]

October 25th