|Somewhere Out There|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|January 14, 1996|
|Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 1 hour|
|Preceded by:||Eye In The Sky|
"It's a roadside bar, with a jukebox playing country and western music."
Joe meets a woman in a bar dressed as Jesus. They talk about her life as Jesus, other gods, losers, heaven and hell. The search for the sacred described - coming to a suburban home intermittently filled with a biological research lab, feeling that you're being watched, fixing the roof. Driving through the countryside with the Christ woman, discussing Jesus' life, an impromptu baptism in a lake. A clown plays a piano while doctors operate on an enormous woman in a bus surrounded by pilgrims. Joe and the Christ-woman visit a church, she admits that she isn't Jesus and they discuss meaninglessness. An orchestra dressed as mariachis, a dancing couple rolls down a hill past a decorated hanging man and Joe performs a ritual. The Christ woman talks about her real life.
- "A Meeting by the River" - Ry Cooder and V.M. Bhatt (from "A Meething by the River ", 1996)
- "Isa Lei" - Ry Cooder and V.M. Bhatt (from "A Meething by the River ", 1996)
I find this one good to introduce others to. It is one of his more easily digested pieces. Of course, it still exhibits many layers of insight. One of my favorites, though I haven't listened to it in a while.