|WBAI And NPR Playhouse|
|Original Broadcast Date|
Barbara Sohmers, Clark Gordon, Paul Mantell, Robin Goodman, Avery Hart, Brother Theodore, Larry Block, Irene Wagner, Arthur Miller, Tim Jerome, Annalee Jeffries, Joe Frank.|
Directed by Arthur Miller, sound by David Rapkin. Written and produced by Joe Frank
|Scripted Actors, Absurd Monologue, Mock Interview, 30 minutes|
|Followed by:||The Decline Of Spengler|
"When did it begin? I don't know really."
Joe's doctor dies, and he finds someone living in his apartment. Voice-over radio plays: an exaggerated Indian accent describes souls who don't know they are dead. An interview with "Love Film" actors. A circus by the sea explodes. Joe can't sleep at the YMCA, emotion is a sign of decadence. Steinfeld's theory of Chaos. A woman describes an encounter with a couple and a girlfriend. Joe is in a bar on a train in the countryside, the conductor questions people (the "Is your business of a personal nature or is it commercial? . . . I buy and sell animals..." dialog), Joe remembers the country side and tries to cross a river. A doctor removes fragments of bone from Joe's body. Indian voice talks about nirvana as a resort hotel. A couple fights at the circus funeral.
This is an incomplete record of the music in this program. If you can add more information, please do.
- "Black Coffee" - unknown version
- "Moon River" - Peter Nero (from For The Nero-Minded, 1962)
- "Sentimental Walk" - Vladimir Cosma (from Diva (Original Soundtrack Recording), 1982)
- "The Dawn" - DJ Food (from Jazz Brakes Volume 5, 1994) [added to later version; not in the original broadcast version]
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