David Tomkins has led an interesting life, to say the least. Our swashbuckling protagonist begins his autobiography as a tough safe-cracker, self-trained in explosives. His early adventures lead him to prison life where he swaps tales and picks up skills, leading to further crimes. Moving away from his gangster life, Tomkins utilises his explosive skills to full effect by becoming a mercenary. His military adventures take him across Africa, from Angola to Togo and into Rhodesia. Constantly under suspicion at airports from Special Branch and security services, Tomkins becomes a darling of the Press, a true life mercenary who engages in politics at the highest level. Merging his mercenary work with business interests he becomes an arms dealer, strutting around the world, negotiating some stranger-than-fiction deals with some rather salubrious characters. Eventually his mercenary work comes back tot he fore when he is recruited to fight out in Colombia, first arranging an international special forces brigade to attack the FARC and then later, employed by the Calí drug cartel he is delivered a project to assassinate the head of the rival Medellín cartel, Pablo Escobar. Ultimately both the Colombian adventures do not achieve their mission goals and later end our hero up in US custody where he returns to the prison system, detailing the flaws of the US Justice system and ending the tale whiling out his time in jail before luckily being returned to his wife and family in the UK. The book is well written and is truly compelling. David Tomkins’ life is surely a worthy tale to be told and I can’t think of many more varied real life adventure stories out there.
Listen to Wez G – Taliban House byWez G on hearthis.at Shuffle are always at the cutting edge of house music. Here we have created a new genre ‘Taliban House’. My boss who sidelines in tech warfare is off to Afghanistan on a sortie in a couple of weeks so I thought I’d prepare him for the trip and give him something to play in the helicopters and humvees. He’s been blown up four times in Iraq and I know Afghanistan is pretty damn dangerous so I thought I’d prepare him properly with a fired up mix. During the first gulf war, Iraqi troops at the front line were tortured with incredibly loud renditions of Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA. I’m hoping that the Wez G Taliban House will go down a bit better with the enemy and maybe help bring peace to the region. They might lay down their arms and get grooving in the caves. Who knows? It’s worth a try. Look out for a Wez G Shuffle gig at Bagram Army base in the very near future… :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Jim Morrison – To Come of Age [Elektra] 2. The Disco Evangelists – De Niro (The Journey – 93 E.Q.) [Positiva] 3. Fluke – Atom Bomb (Atomix 3) [Virgin] 4. The Chemical Brothers – Galvanise [Virgin] 5. Thievery Corporation – Warning Shots [ESL Music] 6. Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life [Becket Records] 7. Black Box – Ride on Time (Original 12” Mix) [S12] 8. Adamski – Killer [P&C] 9. Meeker – Save Me (Futureshock Mix) [Underwater] 10. Superchumbo – The Revolution (Volta Vocal Mix) [Twisted] 11. David Guetta feat JD Davis– The World is Mine (Deep Dish Remix) [Virgin] 12. Ladytron – You Destroy Everything You Touch (Sasha Invol2ver Mix) [White] 13. The Doors – This is The End (Dirty South Mix) [White] 14. Trafik – Surrender (Trafik’s No Retreat No Surrender Mix) [Global Underground] 15. Slacker – Scared (The Lonely Traveller) [Loaded] 16. Lost – Final Faze Mix [White] 17. Dee Patten – Who’s the Bad Man (Sound System Mix) [Hard Hands] 18. 2 Bad Mice – Bombscare (Original Mix) [Moshed] 19. The Doors – The End [Elektra] KryKey Blog article: http://krykeywebradio.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/taliban-house-by-wez-g.html Wez G – Taliban House by Wezg on Mixcloud