Made in Brazil: Vol. 1 - Alpha Dog
Made in Brazil: Vol. 1 - Alpha Dog
A counterculture tale of a dick with a broken heart and aching balls getting high and laid in Rio de Janeiro.
About the Book
I met this motherfucker through Layla. Apparently she knew some bloody Physicists (from where she must had taken some of her crazy ass ideas about multiple universes, space-time and all that shit) and we all got together to watch the Roger Waters concert The Wall in São Paulo. I must say the bastard had made quite the impression on me back in the time; how many people do you know who works at a freaking nuclear power plant, am I right?
Anyway, when I encountered him for the second time I had already recorded a couple of albums and I was collecting the fruits of such hard work. I had been approached by my agent about a biography project of yours truly. The thought of writing about my life didn't sound so appealing to me though. So when I encountered Diogo at a gig I was performing in the Circo Voador (Flying Circus for those of you who don’t know shit of Portuguese) it was like the stars had been aligned. He told me he had flipped, dropped his nuclear gig and was working as a ghostwriter, trying to pave his way into becoming a science fiction author, his true calling in life as he described to me. I looked at him with pity on my eyes; I mean the guy was delusional, trying to make a living out of science fiction in bloody Brazil. Then the idea hit me. I proposed him to ghostwrite the shit out of my biography. I mean, by that time he had shown me some of his short stories and, even science fiction not being my thing, I really dug his writing style. He was reluctant at first, but then I said "hey man, it's great to follow your passion and all with this science fiction stuff, but come on, this is a real opportunity to you. My agent and the publishing house are all over my neck, nagging me for some fucking words. You had done your share of ghostwriting romance, fantasy, erotica and whatnot; why don't you consider my shit? Let's get motherfucking paid!" My words of wisdom finally got under his skin and he accepted the gig after I agreed to publish the shit under his own name. What can I say? The fucker knew how to negotiate.
So for all of you my fans and haters, I give you a little account of the circumstances which set in motion the chain of events which would, eventually, transform me from a low life software programmer at São Paulo to the crazy fucker you all know and love (even if only in a very deep level, if you catch my drift).
Ricardo "Dick" Maszkowski, A.K.A. Zig Moz
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