Joe’s father’s passing is followed by the death of his mother while attending the funeral. More chaos and death mount up on the way to the cemetery. The program concludes with the account of Joe’s bizarre ascent of K2.
Series: Somewhere Out There
Show Type: Monologue
Cast: Joe Frank, vocalist Judith Owen
Air Date: 06/09/1996
Digital Audio Bit Rate: 128kbps
Susan K (verified owner) – :
I have listened to many Joe Frank stories over the years, both live and over the radio, and this remains my favorite to date. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t yet heard it, but it’s about his trip to K2. Even if you’ve never gone on a mountaineering expedition (or perhaps just really bad drug trip,) you will find some pretty great story telling in this one.
Levent Ozgur – :
This is the one I keep coming back to. The transcendent image at the end of the first part of this – of his parents dancing in the rain, and the narrator, as a child, observing them – continues to move and haunt me each time I listen. And the music selections and augmentations are spot on. Brilliant.
Roger Hill – :
Also one of my favorites. I have listened to this one dozens of times, yet I never get tired of it. What a great storyteller and yarn-spinner Joe was!