And Encourages You to Do the Same
In a response to the BP oil spill tragedy, the nu-metal act Korn has decided to boycott their products while on tour this summer. Front man Jonathon Davis went on record saying that each of us needs to “do our part” and “let BP know that there are consequences for causing something like this.”
The band hopes to send a message to Big Oil so that—in the future—companies like BP might take more preventive actions to ensure that such wide scale catastrophes don’t reoccur. Davis went even further and urged that any band on tour this year should consider boycotting BP’s products as well—that way the company will learn that “there are consequences for causing something like this.”
On a related note, Michael Mechanic over at Mother Jones has published a short quiz What Do BP and Kurt Cobain Have in Common?. In it, he reveals that many oil fields tend to have some peculiar, yet readily familiar names, and then assigns readers with the task of differentiating whether each item on the list is either a downhill ski run; hard rock/heavy metal band; weapon; oil/gas field in the Gulf of Mexico; or all of the above.