LAND OF 1,001 DANCES
yup. i broke down and read a book. it was that land of 1000 dances book. not bad. a lil boring and dry, but informative. now reading this thing got me thinking. and that's never good. so they touched on the chicano punk scene which to my knowledge is still very alive and well. flipped thru the pages of some indy zine on LA chicano punk. i mean, i didnt read any of it if that's what you perverts are thinking. but i digress. i was wondering about the new wave/goth phenomenon. its presence is strong in east LA and the san gabriel valley. thoughts? i mean id like a break down of that.also, to my knowledge, there seems to be a wave of "politically conscious" chicano folk/soul/hip hop/latin bands in los angeles. has been for some time. the first i heard of was quetzal. then, of course, ozomatli. which, btw, regardless if you like their music, they put on a great show. anyways, i guess im more interested in the latter. i wouldve thought that that book wouldve covered it but perhaps it was written before that whole scene, and mind you, it is a scene, blew up. is this known outside of california? i mean, its not my favoritest of tunes, but it is interesting and deserves to be further discussed, as im sure it will in the future.