i’m noticing more people are starting to take a look at the about section of to take the train.  this might be a good time to go ahead and give you a few details about my life.  i graduated from the university of georgia in 2003 and moved back to my hometown of nashville to be in the music business.  i worked at a record label for 4 years before i jumped ship and went to work for a marketing company that focused on creating online brands for entertainment clients.   during that time i had the pleasure of working with kanye west for a year of my life.  he wanted us to build him a blog and since i didn’t know what  a blog was at the time i joined wordpress and started one to see what kind of functionality he needed.  i ran my blog for 4 years and built somewhat of a following.  as i’ve grown older, my interests have changed so i abandoned that blog and started to take the train.  i hope you like it.

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email me at coopsamuels@gmail.com

*ps here’s the only picture i have with kanye.  this is from our first meeting.  he and his manager, don c, are telling me what they want the website/blog to look like.  i was a little apprehensive about sharing this pic but it’s too good not to.

    • kt
    • September 23rd, 2010

    dig the new blog. Chet has become a man.

    • charlie kane
    • January 19th, 2011

    diggin’ the blog. nice to see a refreshing male perspective in fashion once awhile.

    charlie kane

    • coop
    • January 19th, 2011

    Thanks! I just checked your blog out too. Gonna add it to my reader.

    • M.
    • February 2nd, 2011


    Just happened upon your site and I really enjoyed looking around. Keep up the excellent work, sir!



  1. Great blog!

    • cooper
    • May 6th, 2011

    Thanks Martin. I just checked yours out. Nice work, my friend! Gonna add it to the google reader too.

  2. I just found your blog but I am now 21 pages in and still digging. Great posts

    • Jeff Reagan
    • November 30th, 2011

    Coop, say this down at the beach. It’s really kickin’. I’ll stay in touch.

  3. Man I don’t even know how I got here. You know those nights where you’re just bullshitting on your laptop and one thread leads to another? And the string keeps pulling you along? Weird.

    Anyway, cool blog. I dig those New Balance 1600s you posted.

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