At The Dark End Of The Bar
|The Other Side (Series)|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 92 minutes|
|Preceded by:||Last Show|
|Followed by:||Home (Remix)|
I was on vacation in the Caribbean with my parents.
At The Dark End Of The Bar is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side. It was originally broadcast on December 31, 1998
Joe is a teenager on vacation. He falls for a girl, gets propositioned by a prostitute and a friend's mother, and ends up drugged while on a boat with an older man. Ministers speak. Joe celebrates, blows noisemakers, talks about a fired employee, etc. Killing people in a restaurant. Needing things - a girl, to cook. Going to sleep in a mattress store and dreaming of utopia. Retirement home people were once children. "Ask me what time it is, and I'll tell you how the watch is made." Meditations on time. A tattoo of a country landscape.
- Original music performed by the Joe Frank Band, over a loop from "Spill The Wine"
- "Spill The Wine" - Eric Burdon and War (from Eric Burdon Declares "War", 1970) | YouTube [Intro]
- James Harrah: Guitar
- Walt Fowler: Trumpet
- Mike Boito: Keyboard
- Danny Frankel: Percussion
- Kenny Lyon: Bass
- David Brown: Saxophone
- David Ralicke: Trumpet
- Perla Batalla: Vocals
- Joe has produced several somewhat different programs with the same title.
- Includes a retelling of The Queen Of Puerto Rico (Show)