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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

in memory of leslie

if you lived in the austin area in the last 20 years
you probably heard of him
no doubt several of you got selfies with him
pictures of him

he ran for mayor of austin more than once
one time he got 2nd place
we all hoped he would win
we thought trump disrupted things

once when i was in san francisco
i shot this picture of a guy on his bike paused in front of
the ferry building where we were attending the satuday
farmers market
i somehow have lost the photo
if you would have been from austin
you would have said
whats he doing here

Image result for leslie cochran austin texas

he was a legion
as he rode around town on his bike
walked around town
in his high heels
his thong bottoms
his bikini top

a real icon he was
in fact
he may have been the most popular person in austin
at one time

he has since passed us on
left this earth he did
leaving a lot of memories
a lot of smiles

they are raising funds for a memorial for old leslie
here is the link
Austin artist Bob Coffee positions a model of a statue honoring Austin icon Leslie Cochran on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. It will be used to cast a mold to make the final statue. (KXAN Photo: Frank Martinez)

it will be a life size bronze statue of leslie
siting cross legged on a bench
with his long hair and beard
his bikini
his high heels

im sure when its all done
it will become one of those icon photos
folks will have to take while in austin
like the willie statue
the statue of stevie ray vaughn
barbara jordan in the airport
every time we fly into austin
i stop by her statue
tap her knee
say thank you to her

i guess ill sit on the bench next to leslie
well just sit there
in a moment of peace and quiet

may you rip

the organicgreen doctor


  1. I am glad to hear that Austin may put up a statue of Leslie. I was proud to call him my friend.
    Back when Austin was Austin, some sorehead wrote in the local daily that Leslie was am=n embarrassment to the city. I was so pleased to see a chorus of replies to the effect that people like the sorehead are a dime a dozen, but there was only one Leslie.

  2. Keep Austin weird...love it!