In this podcast, you have the pleasure of meeting Kyle McGee or “Goo,” as everyone used to affectionately call him, my best friend since high school.
Goo (also known as “Goo Man,” “Goo Rasta,” or “Goo Monster”) is the son of ministers, a social worker, racial advocate, musician who specializes in West African drums, and traveler.
He also happens to be one of the kindest and most caring human beings you’ll ever know.
So, in this trip down memory lane, we talk about meeting in high school and becoming friends, how we found joy and expression in the burgeoning rap music scene, and the racial conflict in our high school that boiled over into a race riot that made national news.
We go deep into his time at Syracuse and leadership in the bi-racial community, his exploration of racial identity, our time as roommates in San Francisco and the work he did there in the schools, his travels to Africa where he lived and studied drumming, and his recent visit to Costa Rica for my 50th birthday.
After listening to this podcast, I’m sure you’ll want to get to know Goo even better and hear more, so I promise to get him on the podcast again in the near future.
But until then, enjoy this conversation with Kyle McGee!
-Norm Schriever :-)