By: T.R. Slyder, TRSlyder@yahoo.com, AndyDisco on Twitter
I caught this on BBC America last night and was really impressed. It's a documentary about the Cocaine business within Columbia- how destructive it is, how violent, and how nearly everyone involved regrets their affiliation with it, but feels they have no choice. What makes this documentary unique is its documentarian- Alex James, the bassist for the wildly popular Britpop band Blur. After he admitted that he'd blown £1,000,000 on "cocaine and champagne" (it took me like 4 minutes to learn how to type the pound symbol, so I hope you appreciated it), the President of Columbia sent him an unsolicited letter asking him to come document what the narcotrafficing does to his country. Alex agreed and made this documentary, it's only 30 minutes and is pretty interesting.
And just to stay with the theme, here's a brief video showing how cocaine is made. Anytime you mix gasoline, amonia, lime, sulfuric acid and then gasoline again, you know it's gonna be good for you and just how grandma used to make it.
That's how I roll.