mr. cooper

Originally q&a was for questions and answers. Hopefully going forward, it will mean questionnaire & audio. First feature is courtesy of producer Mr. Cooper. UK is his home, beats are his fancy. May of 2007, we featured his instrumental work as part of our audiocast mix. Very pleased was I when I came across his latest release, another instrumental contributed to Project Mooncircle’s “The Heart On The Right Spot“. I’ve been playing this for my unborn child. Below you will find the audio plus his responses to questions we developed to give you a sense of the everyday man behind the music. Peace & respect.

Mr. Cooper Q&A

The Heart On The Right Spot

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Mr. Cooper – Work Progressing

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Someone you look up to, dead or alive

David Hume. Philosopher from Scotland. Long dead. The guy was a genius I think. He profoundly affected the path of philosophy in several key areas and profoundly affected my own outlook.

Someone you look down on

Robert Mugabe. Pretty obvious why.

Other than music, what’s worth living for?

Life. Taking it all in, trying as much of it out as you can.

You fasted all day, what are you dieing to eat?

A roast dinner with chicken, really good potatoes and lots of vegetables.

You’re at a party, what’s your drink?

Strictly Louis Roederer Cristal 1990

Name a song you can’t stand.

Anything by the Spice Girls. Their stuff isn’t even funny because it’s bad, it’s just bad.

You’re going to be deaf by morning, what do you ask to listen to?

That’s the hardest question on this page. If we keep it to one peice of music, at the moment I would choose ‘Music For 18 Musicians’ by Steve Reich. Because it’s long, so you would get your ‘money’s worth’ before deafness, and because it produces feelings of both being detached and of deeply introverted melancholy which would very much match how I would be feeling if I was to go deaf in the morning.

Life after death? Yes/No

I’d say i’m agnostic; I don’t think you can know, so I don’t profess to make a choice on matters of religion, the existence of a devine being and so on, but I fall to the more skeptical and atheistic side of that: No I don’t think there is a life after this one but I accept that I could just as well be wrong as I could be right.

How do you hope to be remembered?

A good man, a good friend, a good partner, maybe a good father, and someone who created some things that some people really feel.

How do you hope you are not remembered?

A moody, difficult, detached bloke uncomfortable in his own skin and uncomfortable with those around him.

Free verse, anything else on your mind?

I think i’ve talked enough profound crap above so i’ll leave it at that, thanks for featuring my track. Cheers.

Paul Cooper
projectmooncircle.com