Stephen and I planned on meeting at my place to chat—both of us bussing after work. While in the South Side on the 48 headed Downtown he walked on the bus and I recognized him instantly. We've been friends on Instagram for a while and I recognized his square framed glasses that sat parallel his angular jawline. Instead of introducing myself, I decided to keep to my new afterwork cool down routine of zoning out to some loud as fuck loud music. Plus, I wanted to see if I could beat him to my place. I did.
Sitting down at my dining room table we fell into an easy conversation. Weaving through the story of his upbringing and education, we got to his time working at The Woodlands which for me was a personal highlight.
Enjoy this chat and check out his show at Unsmoked in Braddock on August 8th!