WHO: Sergio Abegao, songwriter, musician, producer and lead singer of Gryffen
WHEN: Saturday afternoon
WHERE: Bloor and Ossington
CLOTHES: "The boots were a steal at $50 from AAA Army Surplus (199 Baldwin, 416-597-9592). It's funny how heavy footwear makes you feel 10 feet tall. The jeans are from the Levi's Outlet at Central Parkway Mall in Mississauga. Normally I dodge name brands, but dammit, they are the only jean that can do this ass justice! If only the inseam wasn't the first place to go on them every time. What can I say? My crotch simply cannot be contained. The dress shirt was liberated from the "things my dad wishes he could still fit into" collection. Knowing Dad, he probably got it at Sears. The vest and blazer are from a three-piece suit that my dad bought me for some high school formal. The tie is from Flash Back (33 Kensington 416-598-2981, $5). The leather wristband ($15) and the ghetto blaster neck bling ($25) are from Urban Outfitters (235 Yonge, 416-214-1466). The other wristband is some fabric I tore off a Christmas display at my day job at HMV (50 Bloor West, 416-324-9979). The guitar is a BC Rich Rico made of Hawaiian koa wood. She was born the same year I was, but we only found each other 21 years later when she was introduced to me at the Arts Music Store in Newmarket for $215. My tattoo was done by the most intimidating sweetheart of a man I've ever had the opportunity to be locked in a room with. Sadly, his name escapes me, but he's retired now anyway so get your own."
HAIR: "The hair was originally locked up by a handful of friends who were all OCAD students, so I knew they'd be good with their hands! We mail-ordered a kit and instructions from www.knottyboy.com,and I maintain it myself using Knotty Boy hemp wax purchased at the Friendly Stranger (241 Queen West, 416-591-1570)."
MY STYLE: "Shoulders-brushed-off music pimp, solid."
INTO: "Freeing my mind and allowing my ass to follow, carbs, the new truth, girls with curves, getting grown-ups to respect their kids and my band Gryffen, which you can catch playing at Mitzi's Sister (1554 Queen West, 416-532-2570) on Thursday, March 3. We do electronic rock that rips your heart out and douses it with kerosene and sets it on fire and then makes you cry until you've extinguished the flames with your own tears."