Not done one of these for a while have we? Apologies but we’ve been dead busy writing various magazines and books and having babies and making TV shows and all that jazz. Anyway speaking of ‘Jazz’ we’ve been meaning to get our mate Jazzy aka Jared Horn to ‘do us a five’ for ages as he’s was part of the influential and seminal Drooghi clan as well as being currently Astorflex’s main man in the UK. Take it awayJ…
I suppose I’ve always been into knitwear. My Gran was a good knitter As a kid she used to do the lot, cardies, tank tops, scarves, mittens on string, bobble hats, pants you name it. So its no surprise as a middle aged man that I still get self regulatory hot about a woolly jumper. None more so than a ‘shaggy dog’. Now I own several different makes of these but by far and away the best are the ones are by the Shetland Woollen Co knitted by the Laurence Odie factory. These are triple brushed! Feel great. Makes you almost glad winter is nearly upon us.
Pimp by Iceberg Slim. It wasn’t so much the daddio street speak that appealed about this book it was more than fascination of how once he had decided he wanted to be a pimp it was the skill, art, whatever you want to call he used to psychologically manipulate these women into doing what he wanted. Tall task given that I can just about make my woman make me a cuppa. Yeah bitch 2 sugars and a Garabaldi! Picture of him is from an interview he did reviewing his second book Trick Baby. By the time he wrote his books he had cleaned up his act, married and had children so had to hide his identity. If I ever had to hide my identity I’d wear headgear like that, outrageous! In fact I’d wear it just for fun, start a hip hop band and go live in Portland.
I wish Dead Man’s Shoes was a little more underground then I wouldn’t feel so cliched in saying that this is my favourite film. But it is. Everything about it. The casting – Gary Stretch, who would have thought? Almost forgave him for nobbing Raquel Welch. The actors – Paddy Considine’s you’re fooking there mate quote, classic. The storyline, the soundtrack, the suspense it has it all. Great film.
Volvo Laplander. This! Makes you just wanna throw a vintage oversized over-dyed Italian Army duffle in the back and some camping shit and just hit the Cotswolds.