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“Nobody would ever rob a bank to give a guy a sex-change operation, that’s why they made a movie about it”
Way back in 1986, I was well established as a successful club promoter and party organiser, having largely failed to make it as a singer-songwriter, despite having had two major record deals, great reviews and – in 1980 – lots of airplay in the US.
Crafty Cigarette is the powerful story of a teenager coming of age in the 70s, as seen through his eyes, who, on the on the cusp of adulthood discovers a band that is new to him, The Jam, which leads him into becoming a Mod.
I’ve had enough, I’m for the lads at the City End who don’t give a damn. Who work for the week to get to Saturday. ....
The Cast
Jesse Acosta (Hair and black joker T-Shirt)
Age: 30
Gangbanging? “My three older brothers are gangbangers and I saw what damage that caused.”
Acting work: Ali G in the house, The Fast and the Furious

“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.”

Oscar Wilde
Wilde may not have been an American, but he was good (and his words and work are still a source of inspiration). Oscar Wilde died penniless at the Hôtel d'Alsace, Paris, 30th November 1900, three years after being exiled from England.


ZANI and are getting a few bands together, to play some cracking live music to celebrate the official Countdown release of ZANI editor Matteo Sedazzari's debut novel A Crafty Cigarette, Tales of A Teenage Mod.
The area which is now Greenwich Village was once marshland and 16th century Native Americans referred to it as Sapokanikan ("tobacco field").

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