Black Tide: Trouble In The Gulf

If you pay attention to the news, you know there’s a catastrophe happening down south in the Gulf of Mexico.  It started in late April, when an offshore oil well exploded and began leaking crude oil into the water.

Since then as much as a million gallons continue to spill out each day, while the oil company feebly tries to stop the flow.  Meanwhile the thick toxic stuff is washing into Gulf shorelines and threatens to kill wildlife, ruin the wetlands and destroy the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Americans.

It seems to me that not enough Americans are enraged by this.  Maybe it’s because the disaster isn’t threatening places like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.  You know, the really important places.

Maybe it’s because that is not your backyard being turned into a sludge pit, it’s not your home becoming a toxic waste dump.  Well, not yet anyway.  As the song says, “Sometimes you’re better off not knowing how much you’ve been had.”

MP3: “Don’t Go Near The Water” by the Beach Boys

MP3: “The Devil’s Been Busy” by the Traveling Wilburys

MP3: “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” by Marvin Gaye

MP3: “Oil Well” by Carbon Silicon

MP3: “Paradise” (live) by John Prine

MP3: “Revelation (Mother Earth)” by Ozzy Osbourne

MP3: “Ecology Song” by Stephen Stills

MP3: “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell

One Response to “Black Tide: Trouble In The Gulf”

  1. Thanks for the great songs on a very important theme. Why do we do this to the planet ?


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