Joe sent some mail recently indicating these can all be found now via Joe Frank's own web archive, which he's asked his fans to link to (as of this writing, on 05/01/2003) in place of linking to people's personal bootleg archives. My understanding is this will help him fund his new shows, so all the best to him with that.
It would seem he's collected quite a bit of material on his site now, so check the main page JoeFrank.com for other information. I am told one can order CDs and MP3's of his shows directly from his site now, which is good news.
You might also check the NY Radio station WFMU and L.A. station KCRW where he has worked in the past, and they may have interesting references to his work. There is also a Salon interview, and a Speak interview that give interesting background info on the man and his work.
Ants on stoop, and other great monologues. A real favorite of mine.
Karma, Part 1
Intense, non-stop edgy monologue about problems with his girlfriend Kate.
Continued problems w/girlfriend, breakup.
Small World Karma
Shrinking man, joe's cancer, nyc blackout, phone conversation with 'cute sexy girl' describes euthanasia of father, 'manifesting' waiter w/same name as dad, joe's bad karma might be cause of hummingbird demise.
Great. Monologue/Phone calls. Starts with dream: Joe attends party, mass murderers sitting at the dinner tables; Pol Pot, Hitler, John Gacy. Phone call with man who is having a heart operation, Joe seems to get annoyed with him. His call is regularly interrupted by calls from various people, including a call from Ruth Seymore regarding a dream described in one of his shows, "At Last" involving graphic sex. Joe's phone calls with various other people regarding his conversation with the guy having heart surgery. One woman makes great situation comparisons to art, including Guernica and the pain of those around the artist. Larry describes a small melanoma, Joe warns him of the fatality potential. Great music ("No more, my Lord..") plays in background during Joe's description of various dreams, including one where he meets God in an oasis, God is wearing italian shoes, designer sunglasses. Joe wants to ask him about the morbidity and violence of nature. God pulls a pack of cards behind Joe's ear.
Phone conversation with sexy girl describing her angelic vampire costume, Larry Block describes fantasy life in funky marina community.
Guy watching woman in window across street, follows her. she moves. Joe's phone conv. with 'cute sexy girl' who talks openly about her sexual excursions, also comes on to joe.
Monologues and found conversations. Kid who screws politician's daughter to death on palace lawn. Woman dies on bus. 2nd version of therapist/her husband dies.
Stories For Nothing
Various unusual stories focusing on people's travels, interspersed with reprise. A man who lives in a cave in Greece. A couple travelling in Afghanistan gets dysentery and deals with the local clinic. Later they visit Iran where they see garbage trucks on a hill dumping garbage onto the houses below. They end up in Hawaii, broke, stay in a health club. A broken family; drug addict father, and a troubled mother who tried to hold the family together. An newspaper journalist who gets stoned before interviewing a new police commissioner, and having paranoid delusions. Same guy finds himself stoned, walking back and forth with arrows whizzing by.. A man has a blind date with a woman in a high rise apartment, plays with her dog while he's waiting for her to get ready.. A man gets busted for jaywalking in Santa Monica, which leads to a chain of events that leads to him being jailed. A man takes a walk on a stret documenting what he sees, later takes a cab.
When She's Asleep
Joe recalls visits to psychoanalyst in NYC. A drive down PCH, he and his girlfriend find a women's handbag on the side of the road, police are called. Joe receives a random call from a drunk woman who needs a lawyer. Joe recalls being a boy trying to fall asleep, torturing himself with morbid thoughts of Nazi torture that kept him awake. Joe recalls the elevator man from his childhood who was caught stealing from his parent's apartment. He recalls a show on PBS about a man eluded death in a Nazi death camp. A man who was unable to cry tries using onions. Other short stories, including a man giving a lecture later found to be pumping gas at a gas station, a photographer whose child rides with him in the car..
Joe finds himself driving to his ex-girlfriend's house. Various thoughts looking back on their relationship.
Monologues. Larry Block phone conversation, Joe's Amenia story, chinchilla rises from the dead, piano off the roof, "But I can make her vomit", Larry Block's story of meeting pianist in Washington; 'Feeling Lonely and Strange'.
Monologues. "Leila always carries a purse..".
Joe doesn't have time to prepare his show; he describes why.
Joe Frank's America
Joe calls other Joe Franks across the world, asks them what they do, etc. Monologues between describe the process, and his second thoughts about doing the show.
Obsessions with women.
Joe monologue. His dad is a well liked professor, he's watching sees car accident from hospital window.
God Only Knows
Tongue-in-cheek depiction of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
He and mother go to beach, gets ticket for littering, Interview with russian man, young man describes encounter with a priest who tries to hit on him. Good monologues; Boys jumping from roof to roof to watch couple in window having sex, "Thank you for the cockroaches".
Larry Block's kid gets busted for smoking grass.. "So I gotta go". @13.25.00 joe monologue re: wrong number, woman comes over. Eventually she ends up stalking him. "No good deed goes unpunished". Joe has dream where mother says 'suck my cock'. (See 'Bad Karma' for Ruth Seymore's call regarding this scene in this show)
Guy who uses Vegas as his 'analyst'. Joe works as a used car salesman, buys a stolen car. Russian man has to bury his friend's mother; depressing events ensue.
A Tour of the City, Part I
Weird fiction; nervous mysterious man seeing two women becomes member of strange electricism cult. Various 'interviews' with other inhabitants of this strange city.
Joe's monologue, driving himself crazy with thoughts while in bed trying to sleep. Former kcrw sound engineer stiffs joe for $1000. Larry Block talks about article on Robert Redford's penthouse apartment. Fantasizes about killing his mother's abusive cat, Prince, who peed on her face. Fantasizes shooting himself at a firing range. Joe depresses himself by comparing his own work to the relative greater success of Ira Glass, and This American Life. Fantasizes about committing suicide live on the radio. Block gets his son Zach to read a writeup on his own hopelessness. Gas problems at a party. Remembers accidentally flooding an airport bathroom, affecting the people in the neighboring stalls.
Intense. First woman talks about her defective relationships with men who cheat on her; guy takes her and another women to a party; it's revealed he's seeing both at the same time. Other young woman talks about her great affairs with older men; one a famous man in his 70's, and another, Bela, an old man ("like Nosferatu") who sells sewing machines and is going blind.
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