Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Conversation With Documentary Filmmaker Shan Nicholson About His New Film 'Rubble Kings'

Documentary filmmaker Shan Nicholson is the guest on this week's edition of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show.

His new film Rubble Kings, explores the gang culture of New York during the 1970s and how it gave birth to hip-hop music and culture. Rubble Kings is also an excellent documentary about young people's political activism, a great and exciting examination of social change and youth culture, and a fun exploration of what I like to call "hidden history".

Friend of the podcast Bill the Lizard also stops by as well. Chauncey and Bill the Lizard talk about the new Terminator: Genisys movie, banter about their Star Wars: Episode 7 anxieties, and recap their online Skype role-playing game session with the traditional dice, pen, and paper game Pendragon.

In this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey tells us about going to the Socialism 2015 conference in Chicago, taking on some emotional baggage from listening to folks who have lost loved ones to police thuggery and murder, and how he was told that he is also too sexy and well-dressed to take the Socialist women for a ride on Space Mountain.

Chauncey also shares a story about braving bacterial meningitis to escort a random stranger to the hospital, and gives some tips to young black folks who hang out with colorblind white public mouth bloviating racists.

The friends and kinds folks who donated to the June fundraising drive that is used to support The Chauncey DeVega Show and are also given proper thanks in this new installment of the podcast.

This episode was a nice and fun opportunity to do some catching up after a brief 2 week hiatus, to recharge the emotional batteries, and to have a few laughs with a good friend.

The Chauncey DeVega Show is in the process of transferring over to the podcast hosting service known as Libsyn.

To give listeners a chance to transition over and to redirect their subscriptions, the show can still be downloaded or hot linked at its old host.

The Chauncey DeVega Show is available on Itunes and at Stitcher as well. In the next few weeks, those sites will have to refresh their feed to the new host. We will post updates on that transition as it occurs so that the fans and followers of The Chauncey DeVega Show can update their subscriptions.

This episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show with Shan Nicholson and Bill the Lizard can also be "watched" on the official Youtube channel. It can be downloaded from Libsyn here.


joe manning said...

As if you must pay your proletarian dues before you engage an authentic socialist. The fact that socialists chose a nationalist approach as opposed to the international program that Marx advocated, must be a continuing source of frustration and uptightness to them.

The Warriors and the Wanderers have always been favorites of mine. I had no idea that they were loosely based on real events as those described by Shan Nicholson.

chauncey devega said...

Every culture has its own rules. The documentary was really informative. You would like it.