Post office/mail: Closed/not happening.
Parking meters: Sorry, still gotta pay them.
Welcome to MLK Day, first observed 14 years ago. While it’s true that King’s life has inspired many, he’s only inspired a few musicians to write about him. The most obvious:
Back in the 80s, the idea of giving King his own holiday made certain politicians very uncomfortable. A few years later, Public Enemy addressed those pols with a song called “By the Time I Get to Arizona,” which most specifically attacked Arizona governor Evan Mecham. Mecham fought the MLK Day holiday from multiple angles, going as far as to say, “King doesn’t deserve a holiday.” Nice legacy, dick.