Tonight’s guest Gus Roxburgh is the executive producer of Crips and Bloods: Made in America, one of the most thoughtful and certainly the least sensationalistic documentaries I have ever seen about gangs in Los Angeles. Directed by Stacy Peralta (best known for his skate doc Dogtown and Z-Boys), and available for viewing on Hulu.com, Crips and Bloods presents not only startling figures (from 1960 to 1998 in Northern Ireland, 3526 people were killed in sectarian violence, while in thirty years, LA gangwarfare has killed 15,000), but takes and intimate look at gang members past and present.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday November 15, 2010 5:00 pm|
I really believe rock ‘n roll can change the world. Can, has and will. Well, okay music, because before there was rock ‘n roll there the waltz, jazz, samba…all forbidden, scandalous, shocking and prone to cause dancing which could lead to more horizontal and well as cerebral activities!
My musical revelations and cultural epiphanies coincided with punk rock; I cut my heart on it and just kept going. And as an Angeleno, I am proud of our SoCal music tradition from the early days of Crenshaw Avenue jazz combos through now, which is why we feature a lot of punk rock movies with lots of local heroes and history on movie night