My co-worker put on a 3-D Creature from the Black Lagoon film festival at the Castro Theater in SF. The man who wore the creature suit and the female lead were guests. Ben Chapman was the original Creature. They did an interview with him between films and his most interesting story was about being a Marine in Korea during the Korean war. Mr Chapman was born in Tahiti but moved to California and joined the US Marines. He was in the battle of Chosin, where the Marines became surrounded by 20,000 Chinese soldiers intent on annihilating the US Marine corps. I was in heaven listening to this elegant and brave man. He definately stood out from the crowd of selfish hedonists at the Castro Theater.
Sunday I went to see, American Hardcore. Stupid people, cool music. Especially the Bad Brains, a Black punk band! They were from another planet entirely. Awesome band. It's lucky for the white punks that Blacks didn't get more into Punk Rock, because Blacks would have totally dominated that genre as well.http://www.sonyclassics.com/americanhardcore/