Don't Know Mind

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This program first aired in 2001 on KCRW.

Cast: Larry Block, Jack Kornfield, David Rapkin, Gregory Poe, Henry Dennis, and Joe Frank

Synopsis

  • Larry Block: Lost keys.
  • David: Lost items, including his wife. Measuring life by what is taken from us.
  • Joe: His lost father: wanting to dig him up and hold him.
  • Gregory: Inherits an archive of stars' dental x-rays. His female bodybuilder friend.
  • Jack: Change. He sings an old pali buddhist chant.
  • Larry: Parallels between Van Gogh and himself. He discusses a fictional "actors' chapel" with Joe. Auditioning for Neil Simon.
  • Jack: "Let go" as a mantra. Humorous letter to an insurance company.
  • Guy: Seeing, then meeting a beautiful German girl on the street who married her former stepfather. They form a relationship. She goes nuts with jealosy.
  • Jack: An old man plants an almond tree. "Don't know" mind, openness.
  • Larry: Discussion about the fictional "actors' chapel" they improvised earlier. Larry doesn't want to come across as overly attached. Arguments emerge about Larry's stipend from Joe. They discuss their non-relationship. Joe's fed up, doesn't want to do the show anymore. A heated discussion. As the tape runs out, Joe reminds Larry he doesn't want to talk after it ends.
  • Guy: Unknowingly walking around with an imprint of a book on his face.
  • Larry: On the nature of true "acting", as opposed to what this show is. He contemplates upgrading from Dewars to Chivas Regal.

Commentary

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Spblat

I must admit I didn't get much out of this one. I started drifting out hearing the guy talk about the girl who married her stepfather. But arguments between Larry and Joe are generally interesting, and this one was no exception.

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