Austin lost some of it’s weirdness today. Leslie Cochran was – IS! – an Austin icon. Rode into Austin from Atlanta in 1996 on a tricycle, after a year of pedaling. He was Austin’s most famous dude with boobs. He ran for mayor of Austin three times, coming in second place in 2000, earning nearly 8% of the vote. He is featured in a set of collectable refrigerator magnets. He has his own iPhone app. His favorite beverage was a bottle of Rum and a liter of Coke as featured above in the photo taken September 24, 2011.
A memorial service will be held for Leslie on March 11, 2012, THIS SUNDAY, at the Fanny Davis Gazebo on Auditorium shores. AAG will be there to pay tribute to a true individual.