David Delena is a San Francisco native with some unique insights on music, business, politics, and nationality. He can be found working on his family business in Marin and organizing the community in Daly City.
We start off talking about the economics of business and the effects of competitive capitalism. When viewed from a global perspective, the rising disparity between the rich and the poor is an issue that must be discussed and properly addressed. We try to share our developing opinions and ideas that may help out in little ways.
I also asked David about his thoughts on Filipino American identity and what he viewed himself as. He answered with a phrase that came to be the title of this episode – “The Americanized Filipino.” It’s interesting to note that he didn’t identify strongly with the term Filipino American even if he was born and raised in the United States. He shares his reasons why and discusses his view on the Philippines in terms of someone living across the ocean. It was pretty awesome for me to see a solid connection with the Filipino culture and his ethnic history even if David was born in another country.
We close out our talk with a discussion about music and his creation process in terms of production. Come take a listen, vibe out, and shoot us your thoughts. Peacizzles.