FLASH GORDON PARKS PRESENT “THIS THING WE DO” – SATURDAY, 8/1 @ 7:00PM
This Thing We Do Houston’s DJ Culture Revealed (A Documentary Film)
Directed by Flash Gordon Parks
Produced by Jason Woods aka DJ Flash Gordon Parks and funded in part by a grant from Houston Arts Alliance And H.O.S.T. This Thing We Do is a visual tour of a major component of Houston cultural influence, the DJ. In it, Parks gets insight from a DJ who’s who list of Bayou City pioneers including Don Sam (KCOH) , Darryl Scott of Blast Records, DJ Gracie Chavez (Bombom) , DJ Sun (Soular Grooves), Chuck Roast of Vinal Edge Records and the legendary punk rock show, Funhouse, DJ Cipher, CEEPLUS BADKNIVES, Def Jam Blaster , DJ GOOD GRIEF, DJ CHICKEN GEORGE , DJ Little Martin to name a few.
Flash Gordon Parks who describes himself as an “ethnomusicologist, collector, and documentarian from the city of Houston” feels the “deejay is a conduit of information supplying his or her audience with history, awareness and entertainment” and that “Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk, Rock and Hip-Hop are the cornerstones of Houston’s diverse cultural makeup.” The film, shot and edited by Damien Randle of Ill Mannered Media, “masterfully connects the dots between different genres, different eras and different sections of the city of Houston.“
Tuesday, June 9th kicks off a Summer long tour of screenings around the city of Houston. Please stay tuned!