“I’ve been at a loss as to what should constitute my 3000th post - another self portrait? A piece of prose? Some tremendously insightful quote from somebody? I couldn’t think of anything, so I wrote this instead.”—
“If you want to live a long time,
Don’t fool with nothin’ old but money,
Nothin’ big but a bank roll,
Nothin’ black but a Cadillac,
Nothin’ over 22 year,
Nothin’ that weighs over 130,
If you do, you’re in trouble.
‘Cause when you getting’ ole, yo cells are getting’ low,
And you need a Delco battery to boost you.
How that sound?”—Satchel Paige
Dear Mister Newton, I'm an artist from Switzerland, would it be fine for you if I would take one of your portrait photograph as a reference? I will not sell it or post it anywhere, it only will be for practise! I already have made a pencil drawing of Mister Christian Kimber, he loved it! I'm a follower of your site because I love your mens wear and shoes, I wish our men in Switzerland would dress as classy as you and your team does! I'm sad you will leave the Armoury, I wish you all the best!
Absolutely - I am constantly impressed and inspired by the work of artists from around the world - people that can do with a pencil what I cannot achieve with a camera, people that can express with a single stroke what would take me pages of words. I will be watching keenly to see what you do.