Episode 12: “An Old Lady In Pittsburgh”
"Last night at this time, an old lady in Pittsburgh put her bag down on the seat next to me and went to find the conductor.
Upon leaving the bag, she whispered to me: now you can steal all of my money and take all my prescriptions.” -Billy HC, via SMS
Episode 11: “The Industrial Part”
LA -> SEA. Back in Coach, my seat mate has huge curly hair like Reggie Watts or the dude from Workaholics. He was in LA for the weekend at a music fest and slept under a bridge. Has no idea what part of town other than repeatedly describing it as “the industrial part”.
Episode 10: “The Pacific Parlour”
Episodes 8 & 9: Behind The Scenes. Just watercolor on glass, lit from beneath.
Episode 9: “Baby Blue Barn”
"Passed by what looked like a baby blue barn at dusk in rural Missouri. As we went by it, I saw that the front was carved into a stage. There were six or seven white wooden benches laid out in front of it. No one was around, but I desperately wanted to perform on it. Anything." —@billyhc, via SMS
Episode 8: “More Shades Of Blue”
"Exciting day riding the Coast Starlight. Saw more shades of blue in the ocean than I ever have before. Road alongside a goat, horses, sheep…and saw some buffalo roaming." -Billy HC, via late-night voicemail.
Episode 7: Behind The Scenes. A stack of boxes, the edge of a table, vintage encyclopedia cutouts, paper Billy in a pink bodysuit, some curry powder, old green Cons and masking tape.
Video uploads aren’t working for me. Here’s Ep. 7 on Instagram.
"Started reading a book on Sassy Magazine and rode on a tire swing today. Train resumes tmw, heading to Cleveland." —Billy Hot Chocolate, earlier this afternoon (via SMS).