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florence and normandy revisited

Ten years ago, when LA was still burning, The Fish Rap was there. This was the year before I joined the paper, and one of the things that made me want to work for them. While the official campus newspaper kids sat in dorm lounges and watched CNN, the Fish Rappers got in a car and drove seven hours to LA (six, if Kurt was driving).

With all the 10-years-after coverage of the LA Riots this week, it's important to remember that the mainstream press missed the real story back then, and they're still missing it today. It took a band of freaks from Santa Cruz to see the hope in all that rubble. I wonder if it's still there today.

{ 9:04am }


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