Thom Yorke vs. Spotify: Why The Radiohead Frontman Is an Unfortunate Mouthpiece for the Underdog

By: Sunday October 20, 2013 6:40 pm

Thom Yorke continues to bash Spotify in his latest interview with Sopitas, despite continuing to allow the streaming service to offer a robust array of Radiohead songs and albums. Throughout countless interviews this summer, Yorke has been hyper-critical of Spotify as a resource to less popular, indie, or smaller acts out there. He considers Spotify an unneeded gatekeeper to the artist-fan interaction that Radiohead was trying to create when they offered their pivotal, game-change of an album In Rainbows with a “set your own price” option that similarly falls in line with Bandcamp, the sixtyone, and other band websites.

 

FDL Movie Night: The Island President

By: Monday April 9, 2012 5:00 pm

Jon Shenk’s award-winning documentary The Island President is ostensibly and foremost a film about global warming’s effects on one nation, the Maldives, a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean, best known until recently as a enclave for wealthy tourists who enjoyed the white sand beaches and clear ocean waters, and now as a nation in the grips of civil unrest and facing complete annihilation by rising sea water levels caused by carbon emissions.

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