Make A Living With My Own Two Hands/ Hell It's Part of Being Who I Am

by
Abby Zimet

After two days of often emotional testimony from Gulf Coast residents, the
White House oil spill commission heard Louisiana native, crawfisherman
and singer-songwriter Drew Landry sing it like it is in a newly,
sorrowfully minted lament for a way of life he fears has been destroyed.
From "The BP Blues": "Kickin mud off up a crawfish hole/  barefooted
with a fishin pole/ went to workin in the oil fields/ that's the only
way to pay our bills..."

After the song, Landry told the
hearing: "It feels like BP is in control of this deal, and the Coast
Guard
does what they want...More
importantly, it feels like the people don't have a voice in this thing.
It just sucks. Let's just
do the right damn thing. It shouldn't be this hard. It shouldn't take a
committee to listen to people."

 

 

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