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Monday, March 31, 2008

Leroy Cooper on MLK and Madison

posted by on March 31 at 9:50 AM


Sunday, 12:27 PM

Whew! It’s been a little nippy out here, not too nice of a spring kick-off if I do say so. I heard we are almost breaking records for coldest days during this time of the year.
You’ve got to layer up in this weather, but if i had a clean white suit like that I could tough it out. Actually, I would probably only wear it inside though because I look absolutely ridiculous in a suit.

You like the suit? Wait until you are about my age—you will have one. I just got back from church; now that warms the soul. I always look sharp for church! You go to church?

Can’t say that I do, but i don’t worship the devil though, either. What church do you attend?

Just right up the hill here, Madison Temple. Every Sunday and I never miss it.
Get my coffee right over here at the cafe and have my smokes too. It’s my Sunday routine. You got to have routines to get through sometimes [chuckles].
Life’s a bitch and then you die, and it’s fast, very fast. Seems I was your age not too long ago—life’s a trip, son!

“Life’s a bitch and then you die.” That’s a NAS song, and despite the title, it’s a positive message. He’s a music artist and son of Olu Dara, the jazz musician. You heard of him?

Olu Dara! Oh yeah, he’s an old-school cat. Did you know the actual translation of his name is “God Is Good”? I never knew his son followed in his steps.

I didn’t know his name meant that. It’s true though, you have to find something positive to do and do it everyday, or else you are wasting time. I think that is important.

True, very true, indeed. I was in a quartet years ago, but that’s all in the past now. Life is too fast. I need some new outlets, I guess. Well I do have plans with someone for brunch so I got to get a move on it. Hey, nice talking, see you around.

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Posted by Mike of Renton | March 31, 2008 10:25 AM

I've always wondered: Why are the interviewer's quotes bolded and the subject's plain? Shouldn't you reverse?

Posted by six shooter | March 31, 2008 10:31 AM

you killed the slog!

Posted by seattle98104 | March 31, 2008 10:33 AM

sixshooter - i like having the most text non-bold, which would presumably be the answers. but i'm not an authority or anything...

Posted by infrequent | March 31, 2008 11:54 AM

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