[joe-frank-list] David Franks

russellbell at gmail.com russellbell at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 08:10:49 PST 2021

	David Franks is the crazy preacher leading that unfortunate
woman (man?) on a crazy prayer in 'A natural disaster' (re-used in
'Prayer' and 'Holy land') and the guy who deals in mysticism in 'Bible
stories' (re-used in 'Dreamland: a compilation').

	He was a crazy character in real life.  The 'Baltimore Sun'
published this obituary

	Andrei Codrescu eulogized him on 'All things considered'

	A friend eulogized him in 

	When 'Hearing voices' included one of his calls in an episode,
https://hearingvoices.com/2008/12/hv040-spirit-world/ , host Barrett
Golding explained:

	'Larry Massett, the narrator, gave the tape to Joe (they're
old friends) a long time ago.  Larry got the tape from poet Andrei
Codrescu, who got the tape from someone else, and that's where the
provenance ends.'

	The page has a discussion; some objected to the call.  One
wrote that Franks was the Tarot card reader (must have been
'Hotline'); it sounds like his style but not his voice; joefrank.com
doesn't list him in the cast.

russell bell

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