[joe-frank-list] San Francisco performance

Levent ghastly_fop at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 1 06:42:22 PST 2005

Middlebrow?  I don't know where you live, but I don't
see anything remotely middlebrow about Joe's work.

--- Mike Linksvayer <ml at gondwanaland.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 08:07:52AM -0800, Gretchen
> Treuting wrote:
> > After listening to Joe Frank's shows for nearly
> twenty
> > years, I had to be out of town at the same time of
> his
> > one live performance in northern California
> (November
> > 21). Could someone describe the event? Thanks.
> I attended the afternoon show.  Both were sold out. 
> The show was
> pretty much exactly like a JF radio show with a live
> dancer and
> trombone (or was it a trumpet?) player to accompany
> musical interludes
> and short films to accompany some of Joe's
> monologue.  I seem to
> recall hearing much of the content before, e.g., a
> homeless guy
> standing on a median strip in Hollywood tells of the
> glamorous
> lifestyle he leads when not breating motorists
> stopped at his traffic
> light, and a guy who stops for a female hitchhiker
> who refuses the
> ride ... the guy spies on the hitchiker and it turns
> out that
> everyone who has tried to pick her up is also
> peering into her hotel
> room from another hotel across the way, and others,
> but I have a
> hard time remembering what comes from which show and
> what I've
> heard before.
> Anyway, it was an enjoyable show, well worth seeing
> live for a fan,
> or for someone who ought to be a fan but can't be
> bothered to listen
> to a radio program.
> Joe's material is thoroughly middlebrow with very
> wide appeal. I
> figure he could be very successful if he toured or
> did extended
> runs.
> IMHO he ought to be using the net to spread the word
> so to speak
> rather than trying to hustle subscriptions from his
> existing small
> fan base.
> -- 
>   Mike Linksvayer
>   http://gondwanaland.com/ml/
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