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ADAM McDon­ald spends his spare time look­ing through other peo­ple’s trash hop­ing to find his trea­sure. The star of Fox­tel’s Aussie Pick­ers (A&E, Thurs­day, 7.30pm) has a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in in­dus­trial an­tiques (or man­tiques as he likes to call them). The for­mer brick­layer and hip-hop MC took time to share a few of his favourite things. EN­TER­TAIN­MENT Movie: Break Dance 2 Elec­tric Booga­loo. Golden era in mu­sic. Book: Some­thing about Kevin. Bril­liant in its ob­scure­ness. TV show: Mod­ern Fam­ily (pic­tured). I have one. It rings true with me. Band or singer: Bruce Dick­en­son from Iron Maiden. The man has a voice that wails. El Pro­ducto (El-P) from Com­pany Flow. Al­bum: Wu-Tang . . . Re­turn of the 36th Cham­ber. Changed the world. Karaoke song: Dave Dob­bin and the Herbs, Slice of Heaven. Gadget: iPhone. It does ev­ery­thing, well al­most. LIFE­STYLE Hol­i­day spot: South coast of NSW. Great drive and a fan­tas­tic lit­tle grey­hound track out at Dapto. Thing to do on the week­end: Re­lax with my son. Time is pre­cious so this is OUR time. Place to go to re­lax: TAB. No­body chats about any­thing ex­cept the last or next race to jump. Hobby: Mu­sic. I still fool around with beats and mics. Sport to fol­low or play: Rugby league. I coach New­town Jets (un­der 6s) and love it! Din­ner con­ver­sa­tion top­ics: Mu­sic, mu­sic and mu­sic. Peo­ple tend to be quite pas­sion­ate about what they lis­ten to. HOME. Room in your house: Kitchen. The epicentre of daily life. Place to hide from ev­ery­one: Bath­room. The only place where peo­ple leave you alone – and for good rea­son. Art piece: I own a few works by Fred Cress. I love the loose form fig­ures he does. Item you can’t live with­out: My 1979 Ken­wood am­pli­fier. So warm and clear and very loud. Lux­ury prod­uct: Con­di­tioner. I don’t have much hair but when it’s con­di­tioned, it just feels nice. FOOD Meal of all time: Lamb. Cooked any way. Greek style is king at the mo­ment. Dish to cook: Pasta. You need few in­gre­di­ents to make a rip­ping dish. Fam­ily recipe: Ki-Si-Ming. Mum would throw all sorts of things into a pot. Add curry pow­der and rice, gave it a name and a dish was born. Even bet­ter on toast the next day af­ter the night be­fore. In­gre­di­ent: Gar­lic and cayenne pep­per. I have it in ev­ery­thing. Guilty plea­sure: Arnott’s Mint Slice bis­cuits and an ice cold glass of milk. Now that’s fine din­ing. Bar: White Cock­a­too Ho­tel in Peter­sham, Syd­ney. Re­laxed, friendly and they serve the best schnitzels. Restau­rant: Swiss Eiger in Le­ich­hardt (Syd­ney). Go there, you will un­der­stand why. Cafe: Big Brekky – also in Syd­ney’s Peter­sham. Best wait staff in town. STYLE Style icon: I don’t fol­low trends. I’m just me. Prac­ti­cal and com­fort­able, with a dash of street. Fash­ion de­signer: No one springs to mind. Piece of cloth­ing: AIRMAX sneak­ers. I col­lect them and wear them morn­ing, noon and night. Shop: Es­pi­onage and Sneakol­ogy. For sneak­ers. Artist: Joan Beck. Very dark.

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