The Gulf Aide benefit concert went off this weekend, raising money for the people and places affected by the on-going oil leak. Big name celebrities like Lenny Kravitz and Tim Robbins joined locals like The Voice of the Wet-Lands Allstars at the concert grounds near New Orleans.
My friend (and favorite DJ) Ben Berman at Offbeat Magazine, told me about a great moment where Mos Def and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band collabo’d on a timely cover of the Crescent City classic, "Ain’t My Fault."
Mos Def’s lines could’ve been lifted right from last week’s BP, Haliburton and Transocean senate hearings; "BP: big pimpin’/ big pile of BAD presses/ boiling point/ billionare point pressures/ Awwwww, it ain’t my fault."
…Well maybe just the last line.
Read more about the Gulf Aide from local music magazine Offbeat.
Have you heard any other protest songs about the gulf gusher?