Suggest Songs for Gulf Coast Benefit Mixes!

Like many on the #CitizenGulf team, I’m powered in part by listening to a great deal of music. Now that we’re focused on raising funds for the families of the fishermen whose livelihoods are affected by the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, we must look to the sounds of the Gulf Coast and the Louisiana Bayou for inspiration and motivation.

Here is the first in a series of digital mixtapes. I’d love your input and suggestions on upcoming mixes. You can suggest a song very easily:

  1. Go to (login or register)
  2. Search for a song and click “Blip”
  3. Include @gulfbenefit in the text and/or #CitizenGulf

Can’t find it on You can also tweet a song to us via Grooveshark,,, or Tinysong.

For more information on #CitizenGulf Gulf Coast Benefit’s August 25th National Day of Action visit

Monstrous Hurricane Ike May Be Gulf-Bound

It’s been a rough 10 days in the Caribbean with Gustav, Hanna and now Ike packing it in, devastating Haiti, with little room to breathe between each storm. While Hanna tracked north and quickly dissipated on its way up the eastern seaboard, Ike, now a category 4 storm over Cuba looks to follow in Gustav’s tracks…. landfall forecast for late in the week in the Gulf Coast after grazing the Florida Keys. Check for more.

hurricane ike over guantanamo