ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - An Englewood singer-songwriter was angry when he saw thick black oil tarnishing Northern Florida's white, sandy beaches. So he turned his anger into song, and now he's using the song to raise money for the cleanup.
Jack Mosley's Florida roots go back to the 1800s. "I'm originally from Panama City, Florida," Mosley said. "I grew up playing in the bays, and the bayous, and the Gulf Coast."
Writing songs is how he expresses his feelings. And when he saw ugly black tar balls washing ashore in the panhandle, "I got mad," Mosley said.
So he grabbed a pen and a paper. It didn't take long for "Drill, Baby, Drill" to go from from his mind ... to his guitar, then a recording studio, and now, a music video. The song includes lines like, "Would you like it if that oil was headed straight for your hometown," and "is it worth the price of paradise to save a buck on gas?" He says the song isn't about targeting one political party or another. "It was more about the mentality behind the spill than the actual spill, this drill at any cost mentality is gonna get us in trouble as it already has," Mosley said.
He isn't just cashing in of the disaster. 100% of the proceeds from people buying his song will go to the National Wildlife Federation for the rescue and rehabilitation of the countless wildlife affected by the spill
"I love the entire Gulf and to see this happening and its potential for the damage that this thing can do is just heartbreaking," Mosley said.
If you'd like to hear Jack's song or find out where he'll be performing next, just head to www.jackmosley.com