Tag: Phish

Rob Quist, Jon Fishman Continue Tradition of Musician Politicians

There’s this stereotype that a law degree is a bit of a pre-requisite for serving in public office. But that certainly isn’t a requirement. Rand Paul was an optometrist before running for office. Rush Holt Jr. was a rocket scientist. Our current president even was a reality TV personality before his decision to serve the…

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Interview: Kelly D. Morris, Creator of The MORE Project

Shortly after the Presidential Election, accomplished video editor Kelly D. Morris asked her Facebook friends to share images of what love meant to them. She then spliced those photos – and many other images – into a powerful video accompanying the new Phish song “More” that seemed ripped from the headlines. A few days after…

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Participation Row at LOCKN’ 2016: What a Beautiful Buzz!

The biggest and best LOCKN’ Participation Row is in the books! The LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia featured Phish, Phil Lesh, My Morning Jacket, and HeadCount’s Participation Row social action village. Participation Row was a collection of 17 non-profit organizations doing non-partisan voter education and fun, socially conscious activities. Nearly 2,000 fans stopped by and…

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Interview: Phish Touring Team Rep Mike Rutz

Mike Rutz is one of our Phish Touring Team Representatives. Previously, Mike registered voters with HeadCount on Dave Matthews Band tour in 2004 and Jack Johnson tour in 2008. Mike wants to see young people become more active in shaping society. To volunteer with Mike at Phish head here. HeadCount: Tell us a little about…

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The Dynamic DMB Democracy Drive: Ode to the SUPERFANS!

Superfans (for any band) are the greatest.  These are the fans who love a band so much they memorize fun facts, like the current profession of the guy who used to drum for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1987 (fun fact: he writes music for movies—in fact he wrote the music for “The Lincoln…

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Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Ken Bazinet

This year, HeadCount is taking a deeper look at the people who make and report the news in Washington, D.C. — and we’re talking to them about (what else?) music.

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Interview: #GoVote Artist AJ Masthay

On the strength of amazing and varied artwork, AJ Masthay has vaulted himself to the top of the rock poster game. His contribution to the #GoVote art series blew us all away.

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Interview: #GoVote Artist David Welker

“It sometimes seems like factions in this country would like to take us back to the dark ages, but younger voters are looking for true cultural progress.” – David Welker

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Interview: #GoVote Artist Jim Pollock

“I’m pretty up front about my political beliefs, but I like to see a good race. I’d like to see both parties thrive and to have more parity.” – Jim Pollock

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Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Andy Sere

“I got involved with the Young Republicans in high school sophomore year and the next year got heavily into Phish.”

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