I know we’ve been posting about OK Go frontman Damian Kulash a lot lately, but we can’t help it — he keeps doing cool stuff!
This week, Damian appeared on New York Public Radio’s Soundcheck program, to talk about the importance of net neutrality to musicians. This is a super-important issue, particularly in election year. Sign up for for our Rock the Net campaign (if you haven’t already), and show your support for the cause. read more
As you may recall, Damian recently testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the importance of net neutrality to the music community. And just this week, the New York Times published his opinion piece on the same subject. (Extra props for mentioning FMC in the first paragraph!) read more
Thank you Mr. Chairman and Mr. Ranking Member, members of the task force ? thank you all for this opportunity to testify before you today on an issue so critical to the future of this country, the issue of Net Neutrality. I?m a rock singer, so I have some experience getting in front of people and speaking my mind, but to be honest, you guys aren?t really the demographic I?m used to dealing with. So this is very exciting for me.
It’s a real honor to be here. I’m a rock singer, so I’m used to speaking my mind in front of a mic, but to be honest, this isn’t the crowd I’m used to. The reason I’m here is because my band OK Go has had the good fortune to be one of the first to truly find success via the internet. I probably don’t need to tell you our story, because I’m assuming you’re the FloridaDeb23 and TechRick2000 that I always see on our message boards…but I do wanna show you a few of our videos to demonstrate how important an open internet is to musicians these days. read more
As we approach the second anniversary of Katrina, roughly 3,000 musicians remain without housing in New Orleans. The number is staggering, but New Orleans proved once again you can’t keep a good city down and you can’t silence its music.
The Indigo Girls, Damian Kulash of OKGO, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Pamela Z, Bonerama, and Al "Carnival Time" played Sunday night in front of more than 400 fans to raise money for Sweet Home New Orleans, a coalition of non-profits that helps Katrina displaced musicians find new homes. "Musicians Bringing Musicians Home" took place at the historic venue Tipitina’s Uptown. (I forget to mention Matt Nathanson in the original post. Sorry, Matt. You did a wonderful job along with all of the other artists.) read more