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Sunday, February 06, 2011

the People Against Gun And Knife Crime (PAGAKC) - video shoot

JUST a few words on the PAGAKC music video shoot... taking up an invite from music producer Desire Mcneish to participate in this anti-violence group event in the east end of London (Hanbury Street, E1).

I'm going to try to update this post with more reflections and observations etc when time allows - but important to say the focus was on conveying strong anti-knife and anti-gun message, using music to try to influence anyone thinking of carrying weapons.

London's Guardian Angels were part of the cast, as were young people from a group called Youths Against Crime.

"Put down the gunz, put down the knives" runs the beat-y, rap-py number. While it's overtones are perhaps scary or sinister sounding at first hearing, it's message is loud and full of bass: "Stop Killing!". You can hear "Put down the gunz" on youtube by clicking here.

Desire, who indicated he has experience as a gang member, has big dreams: to see knife and gun crime tackled making videos like the PAGAKC one this weekend.

Guardian Angels on set with Desire Mcneish as he directs the action 

Rich people in their polished Audi stop to ask about the video

Youths Against Crime: Cool poses to support PAGAKC

Looking forward to seeing the video; can't see it getting an Oscar, but hearts are in the right place and we're trying to make a difference against knife and gun crime... what are you doing?


  1. Thank you very much on the review and kind words i was very happy with the video shoot and all that attended more over your acting in the film was worth an oscar :) once the full project is edited i'm sure all involved will be impressed for now lets get everyone playing the you tube video as much as possible.....

  2. I was there, and it was a beautiful and proud moment for me to stand alongside such dedicated individuals


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