Our Imge Film and Arts screening: This Thing We Do: A Documentary on Houston's DJ Culture
Produced by Jason Woods, aka DJ Flash Gordon Parks, and funded in part by a grant from Houston Arts Alliance, This Thing We Do is a documentary film/visual tour of a major component of Houston cultural influence — the DJ. In it, Parks gets insight from a DJ whose "who list" of Bayou City pioneers includes Daryl Scott of Blast Records, Gracie Chavez, DJ Sun of Soular Grooves and Chuck Roast of Vinyl Edge Records.
Flash Gordon Parks, a self described "ethnomusicologist, collector and documentarian from the city of Houston" feels the "DJ 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 Damian Randle of Ill Mannered Media, connects the dots between different genres, different eras and different sections of the city of Houston.