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info_outline Taylor, 01/19/2016 02/06/2017
Taylor, 01/19/2016 Taylor is a regular in my local subway station. I pass him on my way back and forth from work. I planned on talking to him for 5 minutes a day every day for a week, but it became a handful of visits over the course of a year. Our third meeting's recording is chopped up because someone called my phone and I left to get his crumb cake. The artwork is from February 5, 2017. I went to get him ham, Swiss cheese, and mustard on a roll and a coffee with half and half and 3 sugars. I came back to find his art in place of where he sat. We met on January 19th, 27th, February 4th, March 1st, and December 19th of 2016.
info_outline Gemini, 06/15/2016 10/17/2016
Gemini, 06/15/2016 A man who preferred to go by the pseudonym Gemini was standing by the entrance of my local subway entrance. I don't remember why the recording was so short, but there was certainly more to ask of him. I misplaced his artwork. He wrote "I love my son."
info_outline Ricky, 04/02/2016 05/18/2016
Ricky, 04/02/2016 The Phantom was standing by the long line for the Bernie Sanders rally in the Bronx. Uncloaked, Ricky and I recorded two days later north of the reservoir in Central Park. He talked for another half hour afterward. It was cold and windy. Sorry about the wind.
info_outline Matthew, 02/01/2016 03/15/2016
Matthew, 02/01/2016 I had thought Matthew was Taylor, someone else I had been talking to, when I first approached him. My plan was to talk to him over the course of a week, but it became erratically scheduled. At the end of the third recording, the coffee I got him began leaking.
info_outline Willie, 05/14/2015 07/27/2015
Willie, 05/14/2015 I met Willie while getting ice cream with my family. He helped my mom parallel park. I offered to buy him ice cream, but he wanted coffee instead. I bumped into him on the same street some weeks later. I got him pizza. I cut the interview short when I was told I would see him again for a second part and art work.
info_outline Frank, 02/03/2014 06/21/2015
Frank, 02/03/2014 I didn't know how much time my father had left despite how durable he proved himself to be over the years. Thinking he was going to recover from his recent surgery, there was going to be at least a Part 2. My father passed in June 2015. Because of the laid back nature of my father and I, I chose to listen more than to ask follow up questions. I would record for a while, listen back to think of more questions, then record again. The first 5 and a half minutes was not originally meant to be published as it was just for my foundation for questions. I regret where our discussion ended and I regret not taking advantage of the numerous opportunities I had to record more of my father. The full recording is unedited.
info_outline Stephan, 01/30/2015 01/31/2015
Stephan, 01/30/2015 Two weeks before, Stephan needed money for the bus. I gave him a dollar. We crossed paths again and I got us something to eat. I made the mistake once again of recording in a noisey restauraunt, a restauraunt that wasn't familiar or comfortable to him. The less noisier part (36 minutes in) takes place in Stephan's restaurant of choice.
info_outline Steven, 11/08/2014 11/11/2014
Steven, 11/08/2014 I was meaning to make it to Washington Square Park, but I missed my stop and got off at Union Square. There I met Steven. I felt like an idiot thinking I was going to get him to a restaurant. He couldn't make it all the way up the two flights of stairs. I forgot to get him his orange soda.