Karma (Part 6)

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Originally broadcast on KCRW in 2000.


Synopsis

  • Joe: he talks to Kate on the phone. They say they love each other. An idyllic description of Europe. Joe is jealous. Joe's mother had a wondering eye. The big bang and finding God.
  • Joe's mother: she answers the phone, says she is not naked, and discusses romantic movies.
  • A woman: romantic love compared to extreme performance art. Love and immortality.
  • Kornfield: a woman is told by people of different religions that they've each seen her dead lover in their afterlife.
  • Larry: A brief relationship with a woman from the theater who then loses interest in him.
  • Joe: Animal cruelty as part of God's plan. "You could call it God's grace. But I wouldn't."
  • Kornfield: Explaining satellites, the solar system to a wise old monk. Wisdom vs. knowledge. The origin of everything in an ancient star.
  • A woman: A boy walks her to school throughout her adolescence. Being disappointed with her first sexual encounter. Bad relationships.
  • Joe: Imagining fake memories about Kate: meeting her in Rome, being teenage sweethearts; the sort of imagined scenes on thinks of while waiting on a plane.
  • Kornfield: Knowing what time it is. "When [situation] arises, how does your heart respond?" set to a fast beat.
  • Sound effects: a stewardess gives a safety lecture on an airplane.
  • Joe: All songs are about love. Alternative song titles about unpleasant everyday events.


Music

Commentary

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Spblat

I think this is the one to show my mom, aside from the bit about Joe overhearing his elderly mother moaning while masturbating. Ah well. A really outstanding example of the Karma style.


The Other Side

Always | Angina Dialogues, The | Anthology Of Love (Remix) | At Last | At The Border (Remix) | At The Dark End Of The Bar | At The Dark End Of The Bar (Remix) | Bad Karma | Bitter Pill | Black Hole (Remix) | Box, The | Brothers | Caged Heart | Cave Dreamer | Clement at Christmas | Don't Know Mind | Dreamland: A Compilation | Emptiness | Endings | Evening Sky | Fire and Ice | Four Part Dissonance | Future, The | Higher Learning | Holy Land | In the Dark (remix) | Insomnia | Jam | Karma (Part 1) | Karma (Part 2) | Karma (Part 3) | Karma (Part 4) | Karma (Part 5) | Karma (Part 6) | Karma (Part 7) | Karma Crash | Karma Don't Deny Me | Karma For Dollars | Karma Memories | Karma Redux | Love Is | Love Prisoner | Lover Man | Margarita | Men of the Cloth | Mercy | Mystery | Nature of Things, The | No Angel | On the Edge (remix) | Pledge Drive 2000-01-29 | Pledge Drive Rough Cuts | Pledge Drive, 2000-08-06 | Plerophory Of Pain | Predator | Prison Songs | Red Sea (a compilation) | Silent Sea | Small World Karma | Stoner | Summer Hill | Sunday Morning Service | Terminal | Two Women (Remix) | Waiting For Karma | Waiting For The Bell | What Do Women Want? | Where Will It End? | Windows | Wire, The | Woman And Bull In Paint Factory | Zen