The Agostinho Zinga Show #057

Hiya, how are you? Oh awesome, great! Well…in today’s episode, Agostinho rambles about Alexis Sanchez, best of Paris fashion week, Wireless festival lineup and more…

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Songs:

A$AP Rocky – Five Stars | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3uM_6iMRzI

Migos – Supastars | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYc95vB-nT4

Wiz Khalifa – Press You [Prod by Harry Fraud] | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgEFKvXWqcs

Hedi Slimane joins Céline

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There’s been a lot said since the announcement that Hedi Slimane will become Céline first ever Artistic Director, tasked with introducing mens wear, couture and fragrance from February. To say Hedi divides opinion amongst fashion folk would be akin to saying the sky is blue. Whilst some bemoan his attitude (he famously banned critics if they write about him in a negative light) and his designs are often accused of being derivative and boring. Yet in my opinion he’s one the most important fashion designers of our time, if you don’t believe me just look back at some of his work at Dior Homme and the seminal Fall 2013 mens wear show for Saint Laurent that introduced us to much copied harness boot, ripped skinny jeans and leather jacket look that dominated 2013-2017.

It’ll be interesting to see what he does with Céline menswear, part of Phoebe Philo’s appeal was her ability to inject a masculine edge into sensual garments, her clothes were often described as armour for the modern working woman, but the blouses, shirts and coats were often worn by men too, most famously Kanye West during THAT Coachella performance. I’m also interest to see to see how Céline approach e-commerce, during Pheobe Philo’s tenure they shied away from online sales and have only recently opened up the online portion of their business, with the introduction of an online item checker, which is only limited to small selection of looks. In the direct-to-consumer age that’s not enough and I’m sure the hiring of Hedi Slimane will aim to address that balance and  ultimately reintroduce Céline to the global consumer market. With that being said don’t be surprised if you end up seeing Céline on all the major online stores. I for one cannot wait to see what he has up his sleeve!

The Agostinho Zinga Show #56

Whats up! In today’s episode, Agostinho rambles about horrible DJ sets, paying your friends, losing Facebook friends because of Aziz Ansari, Jordan B. Peterson lectures and more…

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Songs:

Drake – Pistols | www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8FGhTLxbms

Babyface – Stressed Out | www.youtube.com/watch?v=29cKg8p_LpU

Fire and Fury – The Book

Do you remember when Donald Trump said this? Who would have thought a few months later journalist Michael Wolff would be allowed unprecedented access to the White House, documenting his experience in a tell-all book titled ‘Fire and Fury’. I’m only a few pages in and so far I’ve learnt Trump never wanted to be President, he only wanted to run so he could boost his level of fame and eventually launch his own TV network to rival Fox, oh and no-one in his team thought he would win, except for his wife Melania, who according to the book burst into tears when the news was announced, upset that her way of life would be disturbed and her every move scrutinised (and I think she’s a got a point #PrayForMel). Wild!

I had to wait a few weeks to get it, since it was sold out everywhere, but if you want to confirm your suspicions of the Trump White House, I recommend you get yourself a copy too! To purchase your book click here.

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Jordan B. Peterson Changed My Life

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I had the pleasure of witnessing Jordan Peterson speak live at the Emmanuel Centre in London, during his tour for his new book ’12 Rules of Life; An Antidote to Chaos’. I’ve been following Jordan Peterson for a while now and judging by the sold out crowd in attendance I wasn’t alone in my admiration. The talk itself was amazing and incredibly thought provoking as usual, he emphasised something I’ve been thinking about a lot since the event; the need for your people to advocate for personal responsibility and attempt to be the best person they can be instead of fighting for “rights”. We live in a world where complaining is the name of the game and little to no resolutions get figured out between people with different points of view. So the need for more personal accountability has never been more important and I hope by following some of the idioms expressed in the book below transform my life. It’s a big ask I know, but there’s no harm in hoping!

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The Agostinho Zinga Show #55

Hola! First podcast episode of the New Year whoop whoop! In today’s episode, Agostinho rambles about why waiting in waiting rooms sucks, Jake Paul suicide forest controversy, the ‘Fire & Fury’ Donald Trump book backlash, New Years resolutions and more…

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Songs:

boy pablo – Everytime | www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzi7ljJiLJQ

Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda – Coast 2 Coast | www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZjjXY9pZq0

The Beatles – I Want You (She’s So Heavy) | www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvypQtn4bVc

January Reading List

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I’m completely obsessed with the TV series ‘Gomorrah’ and anything Roberto Saviano writes  at the moment. I’m working backwards on his books and currently reading ‘Zero Zero Zero’ before I make my way back to the beginning (if anyone has a spare copy of Gomorrah lying around let me know). Sebastian Junger has fascinated me too ever since he appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience a few months back, primarily known as a journalist and war documentarian and the book ‘War’ details his experience visits from June 2007 to June 2008 to eastern Afghanistan and if Wikipedia is to be believed it was voted TIME magazine “Top Ten Non-Fiction book” of 2010. The other two books I’m reading are ‘Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives’ & ‘The Dhammapada‘ for some much mindfulness in 2018.

 

 

The Agostinho Zinga Show #54

In today’s episode, Agostinho rambles about Christmas breaks, Manchester United and why setting goals for the New Year is bad for you…

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Songs:

CAN – Vitamin C | www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmN9oHa3ZIQ

Cam’ron – La Havana | www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YNAEbGVc8E

THE BEST TV SERIES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

I know we all like to pretend we don’t watch TV, but in my opinion with the advent of streaming there’s never been a better time to waste an hour or six watching tv shows from anywhere around world, whenever you want. One of my favourite series of late is an Italian mob drama called ‘Gomorrah’ – it recently got picked by Sky Atlantic but if you’re the resourceful type you should be able to find the newly released season 3 in all the usual places.

Originally based on a book by  Roberto Saviano – Gomorrah lifts the lid on the criminal underbelly of Naples and it’s various waring factions jostling for control with government breathing down their necks. It’s amazing written, just when you start liking a character Roberto Saviano switching the script and has the character do something unspeakable (i.e. torture a small child) so you’re left with no illusions. It’s right up there with the likes of The Sopranos and The Wire it’s ability to weave together various storylines and character arcs without becoming overbearing and more importantly it helps shed a light on the not so glamorous side of drugs and organised crimes. I implore you, if you don’t mind watching shows with subtitles please watch this now, I promise you will not be disappointed!