Joe’s visit to Sri Lanka leads to an odd relationship with a beggar boy. A drug overdose culminates in the realization that ‘life is meaningless.’ Time spent in a tropical country under colonial domination. A dreamlike monologue montage. Joe presides over the ‘Survivor of the Year’ competition featuring individuals who have survived harrowing experiences. Life on the lower East Side of Manhattan.
Series: Work in Progress
Cast: Lester Nafzger, Fred Coffin, Arthur Miller, Joe Frank
Air Date: 1986
Digital Audio Bit Rate: 128kbps
Andrew Castillo (verified owner) – :
Possibly my favorite show of them all, along with “Lies,” “Islands” and “Road To Hell.” The fourth-world soundtrack from the likes of Eno/Byrne, Jon Hassell and Michael Brook is perfect, and the segments are a perfect balance of absurd yarns, rambling surrealist soliloquies, earthy anecdotes and freewheeling panel discussions. This was my first exposure to Joe Frank, and it has never left my mind.