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Hi I’m Alex (aka Zog / alias Gazo), I live in the suburbs of Paris with my girlfriend and my two big children … Metal’s in my soul since I discovered AC / DC in 1978 (after listening to the 3 records my dad had, to know also 3 legends of R’n’R: Eddy Cochran, Gene Vincent and Little Richard) followed by the inevitable Iron Maiden and Trust, and there is the beginning of the hostilities … all styles (Hard Rock / Heavy Metal / Thrash / Death / Punk / Hardcore / Reggae / Dub / Noise / Indus / Grunge / Doom / Black / Electro / Prog / Post-machin, Post-trick) …
Yes, I live music and it’s exciting, many of my activities are related to it: concerts and festivals, vinyls, rehearsals (I play bass at a medium-good level). Rock in the broad sense is very unifying and that’s why I like it (good alcohol and foosball … too).
- Name : Alexandre de Gassowski (hence Gazo >> Zog – in slang)
- Profession : Layout Artist-Graphic Designer or Graphic Designer (but I don’t like it)
- Preferred website (other than yours if you have one): not any more … I prefer magazines, print media in general
- Drink of choice : Scotch single malt whiskey or triple distilled Irish whiskey
- What do you like doing in your free time : Concerts, meals and outings with friends, van trips
- How long have you known your oldest friend? : 40 years, we met each other when I was 11 years old and he was 10 (it’s with him we made our first air-guitar records)…
- Good things about getting older : you worry a lot less about superficial things, basically you have more experience and wisdom staying honest and young (that’s from R’n’R). Oh too (if you have children) you rediscover a social life of party animals.
- Most difficult thing about getting older : well, you have to take at least 3 days to recover from the social life of a party animal, you have pain everywhere at the slightest change of the weather … no, that’s not the worst, you get a fat belly (when you were young you said to yourself that you would never have a fat belly like your father, and now it’s your children who think that about you!) …
- Advice, or words of wisdom, for the young ‘uns about becoming old and wrinkly : be careful and be honest, there will always be someone who pays!
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