“C’est la vie”, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.
Mexico City Subway Becomes the Most Expensive in the World
Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancera surprised residents of this megalopolis when he announced recently that metro ticket prices would be hiked from 3 to 5 pesos.
But even more surprising is that the Mexico City Metro, which is one of the busiest in the world with an annual ridership 1.6 billion (2012), will now become the most expensive amongst OCDE nations, reports Inteligencia Pública.
When adjusted for minimum wage, Mexico City’s new 5 peso (about .40 US cents) subway ticket do, indeed, become the world’s most expensive.
Minimum wage workers have to work 1.38 hours to earn the 10 pesos for 2 metro tickets. In the United States, based on the national minimum wage of $7.25, 2 tickets paid with money earned working the same amount of time would come out to $10.00.
On top of this incredibly high price, under Mayor Mancera’s plan, it becomes difficult to qualify for a discount. Only single mothers, the unemployed, high school students and on-duty police officers who can prove DF residency will be eligible for a reduced fare.
Watch a free 80 minute HD concert film from our recent Tension 2013 tour, presented by Vevo. Filmed at Staples Center in Los Angeles 11/8/13.
Nine Inch Nails: Tension, an expanded Blu-ray/DVD/digital release, is coming in Spring 2014 with tons of extra content, 5.1 surround sound, and more. Sign up at nin.com/tension to be notified as soon as pre-orders go live.
I’m excited that we were able to get this show documented and that we can put it out for everyone to see. It puts a great bookend on an amazing tour. I’m more excited for the Blu-ray release though - I spent last week sitting with the editor of this Vevo cut, finessing it and making tweaks and doing color corrections, and there’s a lot of detail that gets lost here but will really shine on Blu-ray. Plus there are some great production moments from the show which aren’t in this cut, but will be on the final release. We’ll have details and pre-orders on all that stuff soon, we’re still getting the specifics worked out. For now, set this to full screen 1080p with the sound cranked, and enjoy.
hi from nyc.
i was walking around thinking, to myself, ‘hm, what should i take pictures of? i mean, in terms of buildings. for people to see.’ and then i thought, self-involvedly, ‘why not take pictures of my apartment and studio?’ so i did. and here they are. well, some of them.
first, some history:
i’ve been in this building in little italy since 1992 (i’ve been on this block since 1990…). in 1995 i bought a small storage space in the building and hired an architect named nick durrie to design and build a home and studio for me. here were the issues:
- i didn’t have much money
- it had no skylights or plumbing
- nick didn’t have anywhere to live
so nick kind of designed and built the space while he was living in it as a construction site. and it’s very idiosyncratic and unique.
we had to remove a huge, beautiful beam from the ceiling, so he chopped it up and turned it into the stairs/ladder. we needed kitchen lights, so we went to chinatown and bought 2 lampshades for $10. we needed another ladder, so we walked to bond st and bought a ladder for $5 from a salvage place. and etc.
it was all done sort of spontaneously and inexpensively, but it turned out beautifully and it’s still where i stay when i’m in nyc (and it’s where i lived from 1995-2010). and it’s where i wrote and recorded ‘play’ and ‘18’ and ‘hotel’ and ‘last night’ and ‘wait for me’
and ‘destroyed’. so, as you might imagine, it’s a very special place for me. and even though i live in l.a now, this is still (like a horcrux), where a huge part of me resides.
p.s-i’m also including a photo of the new museum, as it currently has a boat hanging on it’s front and it’s across the street from me.
p.s-these’re not my finest photos, as my nice camera is in l.a..
p.p.s-i have really good security on the apartment, so don’t go getting any fancy ideas about breaking in when i’m not here…
Watch a new behind-the-scenes feature from Vevo about the creation of our Tension 2013 North American tour, featuring exclusive footage from rehearsals and interviews with Trent Reznor and the full band, Rob Sheridan, Roy Bennett, Moment Factory, the NIN crew, and more.
Then get ready to watch the end result this Thursday 12/5, streaming free online. Stay tuned.
And if you missed the first part of Vevo's behind-the-scenes series, about our summer festival tour, check it out here.
Please…. Let me see this show
last december in new york
model, sloan wolf
photographer, john lou miles
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