Pecos Bill rides again
I’m about to go back into the studio with Pecos Bill and Mat Martin, working towards the next showing of The Many Apologies of Pecos Bill at BAC 6-8 December.
I’m pretty excited.
After a fruitful and inspirational trip to Texas a few weeks ago (including a super-fun performance and workshop for the terrifically welcoming Austin College community), I’m ready for Bill to be reborn. I’m headed back into the studio armed with a few tricks up my sleeve and a deeper understanding of astronomy and time, and I’m looking forward seeing how that finds its way into the piece.
I got up to a few of the things I planned to in Texas, and ran out of time for others, but here are some of the things I did:
- Went to a few Western wear stores and tried on the goods.
- Went to a Texas dive bar.
- Road-tripped to West Texas.
- Got my photo taken with “The World’s Largest Jackrabbit” in Odessa, Texas.
- Ate a lot of Tex-Mex. Good Tex-Mex.
- Visited the McDonald Observatory and saw this little fella:
- Hung out with with an astronomer, Matthew Shetrone, who was brilliant brilliant brilliant.
- And stopped to take a few photos along the way.
I’ll be showing a work-in-progress of The Many Apologies of Pecos Bill at BAC 6-8 December at 9pm. You should come, really, it’s only pay-what-you-can.
And I wasn’t going to post this, but in the interest of transparency, here goes. But please keep in mind: it’s harder than it looks.