[joe-frank-list] San Francisco performance
creigeallan at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 1 10:22:24 PST 2005
suggesting joe is middlebrow is like saying beckett
should be book of the month club. there's too much
painful truth in their work for the bulk of humanity.
joe's prose may not have the academic complexity of
literary theorists, but who needs to play mental
gymnastics? a lot of it is interesting.
--- Levent <ghastly_fop at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Middlebrow? I don't know where you live, but I
> 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
> > his
> > > one live performance in northern California
> > (November
> > > 21). Could someone describe the event? Thanks.
> > I attended the afternoon show. Both were sold
> > The show was
> > pretty much exactly like a JF radio show with a
> > dancer and
> > trombone (or was it a trumpet?) player to
> > 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
> > 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
> > out that
> > everyone who has tried to pick her up is also
> > peering into her hotel
> > room from another hotel across the way, and
> > but I have a
> > hard time remembering what comes from which show
> > what I've
> > heard before.
> > Anyway, it was an enjoyable show, well worth
> > 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
> > so to speak
> > rather than trying to hustle subscriptions from
> > existing small
> > fan base.
> > --
> > Mike Linksvayer
> > http://gondwanaland.com/ml/
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