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Feedback From - Hussain Spek Yoosuf
April 22 2014

Today we take a look at a day in the life of the musical eagle eye, Hussain Spek Yoosuf.

What are you best known for?
Alot of people know me as Spek from the Dream Warriors; For most of the past decade I have been Spek the music publisher in the Middle East. I moved to the United Arab Emirates 7 years ago and set up the first music publishing company in the region.

What day of the week are you telling me about and in which city?
Sunday in Dubai. We work Sunday to Thursday here

What time did you wake up and tell me about the first 5 minutes?
9am - let the dog out, checked a few emails and rushed out the door soon thereafter for a meeting

Which 3 songs would best fit as a soundtrack on that day?
Public Enemy No.1 (I have been playing this song to death all day)
Bonnie and Clyde - This is off Tricky’s last album. Criminally underrated album
Summertime - Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff - why? I didn’t listen to it today, but it’s apt since today felt like the first day of summer coming in, in Dubai

Most memorable things you put in your mouth?
Inferno Burger - hottest burger in Dubai. You have to sign a waiver before eating it. I suffered after that

Who did you share it with?
My cousin and a few friends all lined up for the torture


One thing you wish you could change about that day?
Nothing

What is your most significant food ritual, which you missed?
Didn’t have coffee at home

What shoes did you wear and why?
Black adidas gazelles. ‘Cuz i’m hip hop like that.

Who committed your ultimate food pet peeve, and what was it?
The waitress screwed up our order for lunch, and had to re-order my food! Hate when that happens.

What promise did you break?
None. I don’t usually make promises, so I don’t have to break them

One thing you did to build your dream?
I jumped on a bus from Montreal to Toronto to record demos when I was 14 with my best friend. I jumped on a plane to Dubai to try to build a music company a few decades later. Pick either.

What time and in which city did you go to sleep?
1am in Dubai
Feedback From - Bob Blumer
April 08 2014

Let's take a peek into a day in the life of ever adventurous Bob Blumer.


What are you best known for?
My seven food-related Guinness world records and the fact that my other car is a toastermobile

What day of the week are you telling me about and in which city?
Tuesday. Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles

What time did you wake up and tell me about the first 5 minutes?
6:35a. When I am home, my first 5 minutes are very groundhog day. I get out of bed, put on my bathrobe, go down my front stairs and pick up the New York Times, turn on KCRW eclectic 24, eat a grapefruit while standing over my butcher block, then climb back into bed and start reading the paper

Which 3 songs would best fit as a soundtrack on that day?
Let the Day Begin: Black Rebel Motercycle Club
Lust for life: Iggy
Shine: Daniel Lanois

Most memorable things you put in your mouth?
Fava been puree crustini, (I made it, but the credit goes to Alice Waters, handed it down to Nancy Silverton, who handed it down to suzanne goin, who taught it to me). Benziger Tribute ‘08

Who did you share it with?
My chef friend and noble cause mentor Mary Sue Milliken

One thing you wish you could change about that day?
I wish it had rained—we really need it in California

What is your most significant food ritual, which you missed?
when I am home, I never miss a ritual. That’s the beauty of being at home.

What shoes did you wear and why?
it’s always a safe bet that I am wearing New Balance, Minimus. I have them in 4 colors (and I bought them all!). I think black was the color of the day

Who committed your ultimate food pet peeve, and what was it?
Burger King introduced satisfries.

What promise did you break?
Not to check my email more than once an hour

One thing you did to build your dream?
Talked to my friends at Ace Bakery about turning my Toastermobile into a restaurant at YYZ

What time and in which city did you go to sleep?
Midnight, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles
Feedback From - Umbereen Inayet
March 25 2014

Today, we will take a candid peek into the life of the fabulous Umbereen Inayet


What are you best known for?
For my big hair, having a loud laugh, deep voice, my dance moves and for being a passionate visionary.

What day of the week are you telling me about and in which city?
Friday in the T-Dot.

What time did you wake up and tell me about the first 5 minutes?
6:30am to the song Happy by Pharrell Williams, my favourite song that I'm obsessed with. I visioned want I want from my day, said thank you for all the good things and tried to decode my dreams.

Which 3 songs would best fit as a soundtrack on that day?
Happy by Pharrell Williams
You don't even know it by Rocko feat Rick Ross and Future
Flawless by Beyonce

Most memorable things you put in your mouth?
Halloumi cheese.

Who did you share it with?
My dear friend this Valentines Day.

One thing you wish you could change about that day?
I got an answer (the answer) I was waiting for from an artist.

What is your most significant food ritual, which you missed?
Almond butter with strawberry jam on toast, a recent discovery/obsession of mine and I need to eat it every day to make up for being allergic to peanut butter, yes I grew up with peanut envy.

What shoes did you wear and why?
Uggs - up to my knee's bc it was damn cold out.

Who committed your ultimate food pet peeve, and what was it?
My sister for making fun of me drinking my masala chai in the morning (I'm obsessed and not with the chai trendy latte kind but with the Indian Bollywood lady on the cover of the box kind, yup I'll admit it).

What promise did you break?
To go to the gym and to not eat sugar...in my defence it was V-Day and a Friday, hello...party time!

One thing you did to build your dream?
Send a positive email to the artists manager I was waiting to hear from.

What time and in which city did you go to sleep?
About 12am, in Queen West (practically its own city), in Toronto.
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