About the Author

Matteo Sedazzari, like the hero of Crafty Cigarette, became a Jam fan by accident. After playing, All Mods Cons, during the school Easter holiday, it was a moment that changed his life forever.

Inspired by the philosophy, passion and drive of The Jam, yet unable to emulate them in music, he turned to writing. Producing a fanzine entitled Positive Energy of Madness during the height of Acid House, featuring the first ever interview with Weller, after the disbandment of The Style Council. Positive Energy of Madness was dissolved as a fanzine in 1994 and resurfaced in 2003. In 2008, Positive Energy of Madness was replaced by ZANI, a quirky and modern site, which has attracted interviews with the likes of Bobby Womack, Clem Burke of Blondie, Alan McGee, Chas Smash of Madness, Shaun Ryder of Black Grape/ Happy Mondays and many more.

A unique modern Gonzo style of writing, inspired by writers like, Hunter S Thompson, Harlan Ellison, Mark Twain, Iceberg Slim, Patricia Highsmith, Daphne du Maurier.

Outside of writing, Matteo Sedazzari resides in Surrey, supports Juventus, travels to Italy and Spain, likes to dress well and being happy. 

The Author, Matteo Sedazzari