[ o ] Sandie Carrico from Public Enemy no4)
When writer Senka Kovacevic approached us and told us she knew this amazing man, this animated character living in Vancouver’s DTES, known as Randy Pandora, we checked out a few videos of this alleged punk icon and had to know more. Here was this poetically articulate man; confident and fragile simultaneously. A self-confessed “freegan” who’s views and opinions on the world seem incredibly accurate to today’s street standards and yet strikingly in-tune with 70s punk politics of which he was a leader, playing in bands Exxotone and The Generators. That is, until he was assaulted and suffered severe head injuries that forced him to leave music. Today, Randy makes art from material he finds in dumpsters around Vancouver.
Pick up a copy of our new issue (10.2) to read Senka's full story of Randy Pandora with a haunting, original portrait by Gordon Nicholas.
Some of Randy's freegan art:
Randy talks about the assault (from Bloodied but Unbowed)
Randy talks about being a "freegan" (from Bloodied but Unbowed)
See more videos of Randy and learn more about Bloodied but Unbowed at www.thepunkmovie.com