In this episode of BS'ing with Sean K, Sean Kneese talks to Jeff Feo Illescas: beat writer, mental health survivor and anti-racist skinhead. Jeff talks about how Kerouac and the beats inspired his writing, how the original skinhead movement went from being racially inclusive and about working class pride to being associated with the far-right and racists, the alternative music scene in Guatemala, mental health and more.
The True Meaning of BSing
Sean K = me, Sean Kneese. I originally started this podcast as simply a space for traditional interviews with artists and other creative types. As I started bringing on increasing numbers of diverse guests, the show organically developed its own theme: I converse with people who think and live outside the box and are pursuing their creative and intellectual passions. They are non-conformists: people who go against the grain and follow their own path. I also like to provide a platform for opinions that aren't often heard in the mainstream media, and prefer to keep a conversational feel to my interviews. I enjoy talking to all different kinds of people from all walks of life and I hope that my podcast can show that we all have more in common than we think, even if it might not always seem that way on the surface.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Episode 106: Punk in Guatemala, Poetry, Mental Health, and Anti-Racist Skinheads with: Jeff Feo Illescas: beat writer, mental health survivor and skinhead
Sean's article on Otto's Shrunken Head that Jeff was featured in but not named: https://medium.com/@BSingwithSeanK/thursday-nights-are-punk-rock-night-at-ottos-shrunken-head-with-dj-pat-pervert-648e50048e70
Relevant article entitled "How Skinheads Transformed From Inclusive Youth Movement Into Racist Hate Group": https://allthatsinteresting.com/skinheads-history