This was completely unexpected: great storytelling.
What I didn't like
The publicity makes this appear to be much more hard music than it is.
My overall impression
Full writeup at https://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=15390
Johnny ’81 was 90 minutes of storyteller John Gonzales (FB) telling a series of stories about his 12 year-old self growing up in West Hollywood, and the characters that inhabited his neighborhood and whose paths intersected with his life. That’s it. No more, no less. They showed a kid who was forced to grow up sooner perhaps than he should, but one where a wide variety of people demonstrated that they cared about him. It was proof about it taking a village to raise a child, especially when one’s parents weren’t always there.