Q: Excuse me for saying so, but you don’t look like the typical owner of a country pub.
A: That’s why you should never judge a book by its cover.
Q: What ever made you decide to start a business like the Urban Cowboy?
A: I like a challenge. It was already established but the place had gone downhill. I decided I could capitalize on the retro feel and make something out of it.
Q: You have a business partner, I take it?
A: You would have to ask that question, wouldn’t you? Yes. My father is my business partner. He’s got the cash and I have the charisma.
Q: Funny you should say that. I was just going to ask you about your reputation as a ladies man.
A: What about it? The ladies know a fine specimen when they see one.
Q: I see. What else do you do, besides run a bar?
A: I am actually a DJ. Not the kind where you play other people’s music, but where you create original, electronic music. Beats, mash-ups, scratching. You know.
Q: I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.
A: Remixing; making it danceable…? Oh, never mind.
Q: I also heard that you, Steve Russell, and Sherman Chan are friends as far back as grade school. Is that correct?
A: We used to call ourselves the three musketeers until we got older and then we switched to the United Nations. Get it? United Nations…?
Q: I think so. You’re African American, Sherman is Chinese, and Steve is white.
A: You’re not as dumb as you look.
Q: Thanks. Well, I think that’s it. Anything else you’d like to mention before we call it quits?
A: Tell all your friends to come down to the Urban Cowboy. We’ve got this sweet old mechanical bull for people to ride and some really great food, too.
See what else is brewing in Volume 6 – NAVIGATING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.