The Bordello: Geronimo Jackson

"Even after working for the guy about a year there wasn’t much I could tell you. Was Geronimo even his real name? Who the hell names their kid Geronimo? I didn’t know. All I knew was that once upon a time he was born out in LA with a silver spoon shoved up his ass and somewhere along the line he got bored. Started dealing to all the other trust fund babies in the Hills for fun and profit. Pills, coke, weed, the usual. Then some Mexicans got involved. There was trouble. Then he wound up out here. He didn’t talk much about life back home. Must have been some trouble…"

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3NgHVcnjVg

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THE BORDELLO: SUCKER’S GAME

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The Bordello is the story of Enzo Vega, a part time male escort busy being a fulltime lowlife, currently selling skin in the City of Sin. Sucker’s Game shows us how he got started.

See, Enzo was raised by his Uncle Dominic, an ex card shark and relic of the Rat Pack era. Dom owned a strip club, La Dolce Vita, and young Enzo grew up around a gaggle of showgirls, aging wise guys, washed up entertainers and Dominic’s best friend, a gigolo out of Miami by the name of Victor Salamanca.

Being raised around that bunch would screw any cat’s priorities up real fast, and he picked up a few things, maybe grew up a little quicker than he should have. Easy money and loose morals will do that to a guy. It’s no wonder Enzo and Uncle Dom had their little falling out, or that Enzo ran all the way to the Army to get away from things.

Sucker’s Game takes place after Enzo returns from a four-year sabbatical in a little thing called Operation Desert Storm. He finds La Dolce Vita under new management and learns that his Uncle has wound up in a hole somewhere in the desert. The new management might have had something to do with that. Did I mention they’re Russian gangsters?

It’s a story about a man who finds his back against the wall, the rug yanked out from under him, with nowhere to turn. So he decides to get creative. The only people he knows are hustlers. Time to start hustling on his own.

He takes stock of his skills and finds he’s really only good at two things in life.

Screwing and screwing up.

Who says you can’t make a buck doing either?

Toss a bad temper, copious amounts of booze, a pack a day habit and the Las Vegas Strip into the mix and you’ve got something that’s more than halfway interesting. Mix in a big dose of revenge, a healthy love of film noir, gussy it up in sharp threads and now you’re really talking.

When a guy lacking any kind of conventional morals gets pushed to the edge, there isn’t a whole lot he won’t do. Enzo Vega is that guy. Sucker’s Game is that story.

(.PDF - 112 bourbon soaked, blood splattered, perfume covered pages)

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That Jacket is Not Margiela

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I’ve got the start of a new Bordello story percolating in my head. It involves Geronimo Jackson and just why you should be afraid of him. Over the course of figuring him out, he’s gradually morphed away from my initial conception of him as the hapless comedic gun running owner of a vintage record shop into some unholy blend of every smirking asshole James Spader ever played in the 80’s with a Less Than Zero past and dreams of a Bugsy Siegal future. Minus the being murdered.

Also, exciting news in the very near future in regards to all of you who want The Bordello: Sucker’s Game as a physical book…

In the meantime, have another Kanye.

Killers of Kings & Fools

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Run the Jewels was hands down my favorite album to come out last year. If you don’t want to hit the gym, make art or stack paper while listening to it, then you don’t have a pulse. I’m real interested to hear what Killer Mike and EL-P have in store for RTJ2. If it’s all as good as this teaser then I’m giving them top slot in my list ASAP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMs-UJIns7c

All Day

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"You ain’t making money unless you got eight figures, right?"

I don’t know about that, but I do know when someone is looking good. I’m enjoying the silhouettes people like Kanye are pushing these days. The over sized, tunic-like drape of the shirts and the tapered legs remind me of a modern twist on Renaissance clothing. If anyone ever gives you shit over skinny jeans, you just remind them of that time a hundred Spanish guys wearing tights and feathers in their hats toppled an empire and conquered an entire continent.

vincentnappisketchblog:

THE BORDELLO: SUCKER’S GAME

https://gumroad.com/vincentnappi

The Bordello is the story of Enzo Vega, a part time male escort busy being a fulltime lowlife, currently selling skin in the City of Sin. Sucker’s Game shows us how he got started.

See, Enzo was raised by his Uncle Dominic, an ex card shark and relic of the Rat Pack era. Dom owned a strip club, La Dolce Vita, and young Enzo grew up around a gaggle of showgirls, aging wise guys, washed up entertainers and Dominic’s best friend, a gigolo out of Miami by the name of Victor Salamanca.

Being raised around that bunch would screw any cat’s priorities up real fast, and he picked up a few things, maybe grew up a little quicker than he should have. Easy money and loose morals will do that to a guy. It’s no wonder Enzo and Uncle Dom had their little falling out, or that Enzo ran all the way to the Army to get away from things.

Sucker’s Game takes place after Enzo returns from a four-year sabbatical in a little thing called Operation Desert Storm. He finds La Dolce Vita under new management and learns that his Uncle has wound up in a hole somewhere in the desert. The new management might have had something to do with that. Did I mention they’re Russian gangsters?

It’s a story about a man who finds his back against the wall, the rug yanked out from under him, with nowhere to turn. So he decides to get creative. The only people he knows are hustlers. Time to start hustling on his own.

He takes stock of his skills and finds he’s really only good at two things in life.

Screwing and screwing up.

Who says you can’t make a buck doing either?

Toss a bad temper, copious amounts of booze, a pack a day habit and the Las Vegas Strip into the mix and you’ve got something that’s more than halfway interesting. Mix in a big dose of revenge, a healthy love of film noir, gussy it up in sharp threads and now you’re really talking.

When a guy lacking any kind of conventional morals gets pushed to the edge, there isn’t a whole lot he won’t do. Enzo Vega is that guy. Sucker’s Game is that story.

(.PDF - 112 bourbon soaked, blood splattered, perfume covered pages)

https://gumroad.com/vincentnappi

(via vincentnappisketchblog)

Limey

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Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with motorcycles and white leather jackets.