It wasn’t long ago that we featured Radiohead for shying away from venues that were unaccessible by public transportation. Now the “World’s Greenest Band” has gone one step further by undergoing a partial carectomy and telecommuting. Rather than traipsing across the Atlantic for their performance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien the band stayed home and broadcasted their performance via satellite.
According to band leader Thom Yorke, by foregoing the roundtrip flight to New York, Radiohead’s pollution reduction was equivalent to driving a car for an entire year. Of course this is a bit more extreme than most peoples’ typical commutes – but the principal remains the same.
Telecommuting is a great way for people to decrease car use. More and more employers are amenable to allowing workers to log in from home several days per week and scheduling meetings and important face-to-face functions on specific in-office days.
Radiohead’s remote show was just the thing to feature on NBC’s “Green Is Universal” week. Here’s hoping that Radiohead’s green image will become the norm for bands, rather than that of hotel-trashing, nose-loading, over-consuming walking train wrecks.
Check out Radiohead’s rocking performance, complete with an impressive to-the-point jab at Mr. Bush:
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