Nick Zano (@nickzano)
#LosAngeles is an odd temporal zone (no pun)... Most of us come here trying to find ourselves, create ourselves, manifest dreams etc... But sometimes you can get so caught up in it all that you don’t realize how much time has actually past. This dude has been cutting my hair for over 12 years easily and I watched him grow into himself over that time. Looooooong before he was @themensgroomer he was ‘Cozy J’ showing up to work in sweat pants & flip flops... NOW he has own line of hair products, flies everywhere with elite talents in show business etc... AND more importantly he does something great where he organizes groups to give homeless people free haircuts in hope that they feel better about themselves and ideally have a positive ripple effect in their lives... Dope dude, glad I’ve got to witness his self made success which is my favorite form of success...
True story: I worked with #LukePerry for about a month when I was in my early 20’s... Of course I knew OF Luke but not the man inside the shell... Luke would come to work everyday with a shiny stainless steel briefcase and I would always ask “what’s in the case?” and he would squint his eyes and tell me “You’re not ready to know.”... it became our thing for that small bit of time together “Luke what’s in the case?” “C’mon man tell me what’s in the briefcase?” “Luke. Dude just whisper it.” Finally on one of his last days I’m walking to my dressing room and I hear “Nick” I turn around and there’s Luke standing there alone holding the steel briefcase... “I think you’re ready.” he laid the briefcase on a flat part of a hand rail, pops open the locks like a spy movie, looks me in the eye and lifts it open... Inside was three Coors Light cans... He grabs one and hands it to me (it was such a great play)we share a laugh he shuts the briefcase and leaves... Maybe a dozen or more years later I’m at Comic Con in San Diego in a holding area and my show was about to go sign or something and I hear someone say “Nick” I turn and I see the squint eyed smile of Luke and I remember being floored he even remembered me but I was also so stoked to see him. I gave him a hug and said “please, please tell me you still have the briefcase?...” his reply: “yup, Coors and all”... God dammit he was cool and most importantly kind. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends... #RIPLukePerry