First they hated me because I was Mexican.
Then they hated us because of our music, the way we looked and dressed.
And then I was persecuted in my 20’s because I discovered racist FBI agents in the patriot movement and I am a Mexican. I didn’t understand how secret America worked at that time and how my love of truth, common law and the Constitution was incompatible.
I survived that and I will survive this.
I woke up today and started thinking about this song, so I’ll share it with you.
The 80’s and 90’s was a magical time for music in LA. We were crazy rock and roll kids in love with music and we got to see a lot of legendary bands as local bands.
I first saw Keel in the 80’s in Long Beach. The same city I flew a helicopter for the first time.
I knew exactly who he was when I got to interview him in 2013 and I remember the energy of that show and this song.
Series: Music - Michael Stephens
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