Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The contributions of Orange County’s Mexicans to Mexican-American achievements are few but crucial: Mendez vs. Westminster, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, the city of SanTana, and Cruz Reynoso, the first Latino judge on the California State Supreme Court. Add to that list Manic Hispanic, the collection of Chicanos from influential O.C. punk bands who decided in adulthood it was firme to be Mexican and have spent nearly a decade refrying punk standards to reflect la vida loca. I’ll interview two of them for the main segment and spin some of their tunes. WARNING: Not for the P.C.-hearted, even with FCC regulations.

A more-serious topic opens the show: documentaries on the 1991 Los Angeles riots (or “uprising,” if you’re a pseudo-Marxist) from the African-American and Korean perspective shown at the KIWA headquarters.

Image below: YouTube clip of the Vandals' "Urban Struggle." Compare with "I Want to be a Cholo" from the show today!

The details: Go to SA-I-GU Film night and dialogue with at KIWA, 3471 W. Eight St., Los Angeles,

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 7 p.m., 213-738-9050 ext 103; Manic Hispanic will play the Mouse of Blues DRINKO DE CINCO, 1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, (714) 778-BLUE (2583), 7 p.m. $17.


Soundtrack for today's show: All Manic Hispanic covers. Guess them below (HINT: We'll reveal the originals on the air), and win a prize!

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High-falutin', relevant quote of the week: “The INS Took my Novia Away”

--One title Manic Hispanic covered. Now, the Vandals' "Urban Struggle"

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to listen to your show, but I'm a little worried about the flu. sorry

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