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The Daily Grail Questionnaire with Jamaal Parham

Part Proust, Part Vogue's 73 Questions, and Part Colbert Questionnaire, writer and director, Jamaal Parham, answers The Daily Grail Questionnaire.

What’s your favorite time of day?

Early morning. 6am-ish. It's the time when my mind is most clear. The phone isn't ringing yet, emails aren't flying in and it's just quiet. I love starting the day playing records, working on creative endeavors or even watching a movie.

Last meal: where, what, and with who?

MADRE in Greenpoint. A wagyu steak with a side of potato pavé and a ranch water, I dined by myself at the bar.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Watches or art books... but let's be real it's watches.

Song on repeat?

Never Too Much by Luther Vandross

What is your most treasured possession?

I'm a collector in the truest sense of the word so I have many. But one that is really special to me is a Clayton Kershaw autographed baseball from the Dodger's 2020 World Series. It was a gift from my father-in-law.

Best accessory?

Bandanas. Kapital makes some of my favorites and I try to get them in every color available.

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

I'm allergic to chia seeds.

Best action movie?

Spiderman: Across The Spider-Verse, Heat or any of the Christopher McQuarrie directed Mission: Impossible movies

Dream watch?

The Colette Mad Paris Rolex Milgauss. Going to Paris and spending a massive amount of time just hanging out at Colette in the early 00's is such a formative moment in my life that would be a really special piece to add to the collection.

What is your motto?

“Don't waste even a day subscribing to what someone thinks you can do versus knowing what you can do.” It's a Virgil Abloh quote but the thinking has served me very well.

Style icon?

Daiki Suzuki, Chris Gibbs of Union and Samuel L. Jackson playing Nick Fury in the Secret Invasion TV series.

What do you want to be remembered for?

My joy. Whether it be in relationships, friendships, work, or play he lived his life with laughter and joy.


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