10 Things 5 Seconds of Summer Can't Live Without

From Ashton Irwin's Japanese hair gel and Calum Hood's Calvin Klein cologne to Luke Hemmings' original SONY PSP and Michael Clifford's Magic the Gathering deck, 5 Seconds of Summer breaks down all the things they can't travel without. Watch 5 Seconds of Summer's 'Easier' now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1dFSWLJ9wY

Released on 6/18/2019

Transcript

00:00
5 Seconds of Summer, Calum Hood, let's go.
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[clapperboard slaps]
00:03
[blooper beep]
00:03
[upbeat hip hop music]
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Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin.
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5 Seconds of Summer, Michael Clifford.
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Wait, where's Calum?
00:09
[Luke] Hm?
00:09
Sorry, man.
00:10
Thanks for stepping in.
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Most handsome one, scene four.
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[blooper beep]
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Action!
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[clapperboard slaps]
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Hey, we're 5 Seconds of Summer,
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and these are our essentials.
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[Calum] Let's go.
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[Ashton] Alright, we'll start with this one.
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I like this stuff, I got it in Japan
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from a place on Cat Street, Shibuya.
00:30
It's the craziest hair gel ever,
00:32
and it's used by the dudes in our Young Blood video.
00:34
The rockabilly culture is prominent in Japan,
00:37
and those guy are featured in the Young Blood video.
00:40
If anyones seen how I play the drums,
00:41
I play like a beast.
00:43
This is the only stuff that will hold my hair up
00:45
for a whole of a show.
00:47
It is from a brand called Cream Soda,
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and you can only get it in this one place,
00:51
and they don't even ship outside Japan,
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so I need to tour Japan often
00:55
to make sure I get some of this stuff.
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Alright.
00:58
Oh, shit.
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[laughing]
00:59
There we go.
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Carrying on.
01:03
This next one is called Sunshine in a bottle.
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This stuff makes me confident,
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I feel really positive with it on,
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hence the name Sunshine.
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It smells like literal sunshine.
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It's like very citrus-y.
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It reminds of home, we had a big old lemon tree,
01:15
and if the fans watching, I have a Lemon Tree account.
01:17
Apply this to the neck, bam, bam,
01:19
[booming thunder]
01:20
one on the stomach, which is weird.
01:22
I don't know why I do that.
01:23
And then one on my left hand, never the right,
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don't know why.
01:26
The way I smell should match my personality,
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and Sunshine is perfect for that.
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[sultry electronic R&B music]
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This next one, same place where my hair gel comes from.
01:37
Johnny Pandora is the lead role
01:40
in our video for Young Blood.
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He's the dude with the really tall hair, and he gave me this
01:44
with a mix tape of his and his band in Japan,
01:47
but I use this every single day to comb my hair.
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I actually have three of these,
01:52
white one, black one, and this orange one.
01:53
This is my favorite one, and I travel with this one.
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As you can see, it's covered in red hair dye,
01:58
but this is a major key for me.
02:00
[swooshing toss]
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I wear polka dots a lot.
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I'm very inspired by artist Yoyoi Kusama
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and Buddy Guy, two people that wear polka dots a lot.
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One person draws them, the other wears them.
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[record scratching]
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I have photos prepared.
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[music returns]
02:16
This is Buddy Guy, very influential
02:18
rock and roll, blues guitarist,
02:19
on all, probably of most people's favorite guitarist.
02:22
He was the influence for them.
02:24
There's something about it that's positive and expressive
02:26
for an artist to wear, and I try to wear them every day.
02:29
I have, like, 10 different polka dots shirts,
02:32
as you can see.
02:32
I wear them under this black suit.
02:35
The black suit is for the battered and broken
02:38
who we make music for, and I got that from Johnny Cash,
02:40
so there's a lot of old influence.
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And I wear polka dots as much as possible.
02:45
Onto the next fellow.
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So.
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I didn't even mean to bring this in,
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that's how much of an essential this is,
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it was just in my backpack.
02:59
You see Exhibit A, also Exhibit B here.
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I've about 60 of these.
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You can wear this at any type of event,
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school formal, or prom, if you're going to bed,
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if you're working out.
03:12
$10, Hanes sell them at Target
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if you want to nip on down there,
03:17
and this is just kind of the ultimate robe.
03:23
The Calvin Klein One Gold, travel size.
03:27
How I discovered this, it was early in the morning
03:30
at Ashton Irwin's house.
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I went into the bathroom and I saw this,
03:35
and I put it on because I thought I smelled terrible,
03:38
I was dancing all night, see?
03:40
And I came out, and this lady goes, Oh, you smell great!
03:45
and that really struck me, because no ones ever commented
03:49
on my musk before.
03:50
So I went home on Amazon, and I bought this
03:53
with a saxophone that never came,
03:55
and also, some Nespresso pods that never came.
03:58
But this came, and now, this is my scent, hue.
04:02
[Ashton] So what's your application technique?
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You go left wrist, and unlike Ashton,
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I also go right wrist.
04:09
[trippy tribal music]
04:11
[sultry R&B music]
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This is a sunscreen facial mist with zinc in it,
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because after years of touring, if you look up me in 2014,
04:21
he looks far better and happier then 2019 me.
04:27
But this helps with that.
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It's got some sunscreen in it,
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so your skin doesn't get weathered from the sun,
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and also zinc, because um,
04:35
[music stops]
04:37
I don't know what zinc does,
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I don't even know what it is.
04:39
I think it's a metal.
04:40
[music returns]
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And it's SPF 25, which is pretty, pretty good, I think.
04:45
It's one of the highest, right?
04:47
[abrupt silence]
04:47
It's the fourth highest.
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[guys giggling]
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Protect your face everybody.
04:54
Last one is kind of a Russian doll here.
04:56
It's my wallet, but also inside the wallet,
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I have two things.
05:01
I have a photo of me and my mother, Joy, her name is.
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And I also have a ticket to one of the greats,
05:08
Wolfmother, long live Australian rock and roll.
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I don't know which one I treasure more,
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'cause Wolfmother did tend to rock that night,
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had a particularly good night.
05:19
Mom's pretty cool, I guess.
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This was taken in 2017.
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For two years, I've kept it in my wallet,
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and I take it out 5:55 a.m. every morning,
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I have an alarm.
05:30
Yeah, that's my two last ones that I keep.
05:33
[piano hip hop music]
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Alright, that was a fantastic throw.
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These are called Vocalzones.
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I don't know who introduced me to these,
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actually have sugar in them, I didn't realize.
05:45
This is why I can't get in shape.
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Dammit!
05:48
Didn't know that, anyway, these are for singing.
05:50
I use these everyday, and now I'm regretting it
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'cause I never read the back of these things.
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But they're Vocalzones, they're for, I'm a singer,
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so hopefully they made me sound good.
05:59
I used them today.
06:00
Before every show, I do this, I usually have one on my amp
06:02
so I can use it whenever I want.
06:04
It's an essential, I use it everyday.
06:07
The second one is my phone, my iPhone,
06:10
to call loved ones, text loved ones.
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I've got photos and videos of my dog.
06:15
Actually, on my background, it's got me and my dog,
06:18
and then my girl.
06:19
It's on Do Not Disturb, 'cause I respect the process.
06:21
It's good when you wake up, especially on a tour bus,
06:24
you go to Maps straight away before anything,
06:25
check the blue dot, see what city or country you're in.
06:29
Band Guy problems.
06:30
[chuckling]
06:31
Also, it's got my neurotic lyric writing down
06:34
in my Notes, you can see.
06:36
And then you can record Voice Memos.
06:38
I recorded one today, actually.
06:40
It's very bad.
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[abrupt silence]
06:43
Do you wanna hear it?
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[Luke's recorded singing]
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Whose this?
06:51
So that's the next hit for 5SOS,
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and you heard it here first.
06:55
[music returns]
06:56
My PSP.
06:57
I usually try and take some sort of gaming device
06:59
wherever I go, 'cause I can't really stop thinking,
07:01
and this helps.
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But this one is, like, the original PSP.
07:06
I don't know if anyone had this or remembers this,
07:08
look at the game discs, they're huge.
07:11
I found this on my last trip to Australia,
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we were there, and I was in my childhood bedroom.
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I noticed that I had my favorite game ever on this still,
07:19
and no one else makes this, Tony Hawk,
07:21
and this is Project 8.
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The last good one, sorry Tony.
07:24
My last saved game was in 2006,
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and then there's like 2006, nothing,
07:30
and then 2019, from like, yesterday.
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I've got Ridge Racer, Star Wars Battlefront II,
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fantastic game.
07:36
[record scratching]
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[Michael] Ridge Racer Sucks.
07:38
[music returns]
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Should I take it off?
07:41
Okay, boots, I've got a lot of boots,
07:43
but these at the moment are my favorite
07:45
because they're black, but also,
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they have, like, stars and stuff on them,
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so they're kinda a little bit casual.
07:51
I mean, for me, they're a little bit causal,
07:53
but then they have like some extra stuff.
07:55
I love wearing boots.
07:56
It's kind of part of who I am now, for stage especially.
07:59
These are actually a women's brand called Modern Vice,
08:02
but I had then specially make them
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because my feet are big, obviously,
08:06
bigger than the average woman.
08:08
And they were still too small, so I took them back,
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and then they made them even bigger.
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I think they put, like, a bunch of stuff in it
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to spread out the toe, 'cause I got fat feet.
08:15
These are my boots, and they're essential.
08:18
[funky R&B music]
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Do you need me to throw these, or anything, or?
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[clearing throat]
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[giggling]
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Look at that.
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Did I do it?
08:26
[blooper beep]
08:27
Alright, these
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are Magic: The Gathering cards.
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I think it's important to have, like, a thing
08:34
that you do on tour.
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And what I do on tour, I don't play Magic: The Gathering,
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I try and convince other people to play.
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And no one will play with me
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'cause I don't have any nerdy friends.
08:44
I tried to convince Calum to play, and he was so close,
08:47
oh, my god, he was so close, he was there,
08:48
and they were like, Um, chicken tenders
08:50
for blah blah blah, and he was like, Oh, nope, I'm done.
08:53
Best card in the deck, I'll show you.
08:57
Best card in the deck is this one, Nicol Bolas.
09:03
[chuckling]
09:04
The Nick, Nicol, the Bolas.
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Sorry, I have no idea how to pronounce it.
09:09
[giggling]
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But he's a good card.
09:11
[Calum] What's your favorite card in there?
09:14
Nicol Bolas.
09:15
[guys laughing]
09:17
Okay, I know what this looks like.
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I get it, you're like, Wow, that guy has a Heineken card,
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a silver Heineken card.
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He must be a loyalty member.
09:25
No, let me tell you the story.
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I met a person at Coachella, and this is really bad
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that I don't remember who it was.
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She literally handed me, like, a box,
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and I was like, Oh, cool.
09:35
And so I open up the box, in it is a silver Heineken card,
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and I was like, Oh, what is this card
09:41
with an email on the back?
09:43
And she goes, Free Heineken for life.
09:46
[abrupt silence]
09:47
[strong clapping]
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Thank you.
09:52
[Luke] You never told me?
09:53
Not only that, but you get free
09:54
of all of the other brands that Heineken own,
09:58
can you even believe that?
10:00
I forgot I had it until today,
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and you're like, What's your essentials?
10:02
And I'm like, Oh, my god, this is so essential to me.
10:05
Well, kind of.
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[intense hip hop music]
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My next one is thumb stick.
10:12
Now I know everyone's like, Whoa, what's he got
10:14
on the thumb stick?
10:15
People will never know.
10:16
I'll never tell you what's on this thumb stick,
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except for right now, I'm gonna tell you what's on it.
10:20
Music, games, I actually have,
10:22
hey, Calum, you remember David Sue?
10:25
You remember how he had a version of Halo, the first Halo?
10:29
I got that on here.
10:30
You can plug this in and play the first Halo,
10:32
and it looks like crap, but hold on,
10:34
I'm not even at the best part yet.
10:36
If you're like, Oh, USB 3.0?
10:39
I bought the new 2018 MacBook.
10:41
Look at that, bam, USB-C at all times.
10:45
I DJ office parties, office holiday parties, specifically.
10:50
I got to keep it with me.
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My last essential is my hat.
10:55
Let me, just before we do this,
10:56
let me check that my hair is,
10:58
yep, looks absolutely dreadful, as usual.
11:01
It's a look.
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Oh, and it's got my initials on the side,
11:04
which Catherine had one made for every city
11:08
that we went to on the last tour,
11:09
and this one was the LA Dodgers one.
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And I kept it, and I think I have about three of these.
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If you're a fan of our band,
11:16
you'll probably see me wearing this hat
11:19
in probably 90% of our photos.
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And it's 'cause I'm so compulsive
11:24
that I refuse to cut my hair,
11:25
but I hate my hair at the same time.
11:27
There's no winning, so in the morning, hat on, good to go.
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And I always look under dressed for everything,
11:33
so it really helps.
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Well, that's it, that's been our essentials,
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and the things that we keep with us.
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I hope you found it interesting,
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and I hope that you enjoyed
11:43
a little insight into us as people.
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Thank you, GQ, for having us.
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Bye, bye. See you later.
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Thank you.