ATTN: LONGHAIRS, LOCKS-WEARERS, HAIRFARMERS AND DYEJOBS TOO!: CUT YOUR HAIR FOR THE GULF

Above: “A rainbow of donations! Boxes from Los Angeles are often entirely blond! Really.” Photo courtesy Matter of Trust.

HAIR TODAY, GULF TOMORROW!
Did you know? You can cut your hair to protect the Gulf from BP’s oil spill.

Nonprofit organization Matter Of Trust is “providing a safe, non-toxic, effective way to participate in the Gulf Spill clean up. Donors from every state in the US, from Canada and beyond are sending in hair, fur and wool clippings as well as nylons and funding for outer mesh. This is used to make Booms that can protect beaches and coastal waters.”

“Booms will lie along the beach, the waves will come up, and they’ll go through the hair and the nylon,” said Lisa Gautier, co-founder of Matter of Trust, on NPR a few days ago. “And the hair will grab the oil and then the wave goes back out and it’s cleaner.”

HAIRFEST 2010
Organize your own public haircutting party. THE SOONER THE BETTER—time is of the essence. The more the hairier! Tell us about your GROUP TRESSES-SHEDDING in COMMENTS below, or by mailing info/flyers to editor at arthurmag dot com

BRING US THE HAIR OF BRUCE VILANCH!
Free Arthur “Tuff Wizard” T-shirts for the entire extended family of the person who brings us the mane of Bruce Vilanch (pictured above).

Above: Hair stuffed in nylons. This is from Amanda Bacon’s first Boom B Q in Alabama. Photo courtesy Matter of Trust.

More info on how this project works, and where to send your sheddings, trimmings and hairwurst fillings to: Matter of Trust

NPR story on Matter of Trust’s efforts: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126536482


Special thanks to Derek Meier!

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

5 thoughts on “ATTN: LONGHAIRS, LOCKS-WEARERS, HAIRFARMERS AND DYEJOBS TOO!: CUT YOUR HAIR FOR THE GULF

  1. Good idea, but I’d like to point out their name is “BP” and they’re at least half American having merged with Amoco in 2000 – I resent the subtle insinuation in the press that somehow this is “British” disaster. NB Transocean and Halliburton are both being sued for the disaster.

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