Four Part Dissonance

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Four Part Dissonance (Remix)[1]
The Other Side
Original Broadcast Date
Gregory Poe, Larry Block, Joe Frank
58 minutes
Preceded by: Woman And Bull In Paint Factory
Followed by: Emptiness

"You know cause I guess I called you to tell you something."

Four Part Dissonance is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side. It was originally broadcast on May 13, 2001.


  • Larry Block and Joe: why they never talk about Joe's life, NY v/s Hollywood agents joke.
  • Gregory Poe: having been a famous Japanese fashion designer working for a huge company, a contract specifying he dye his hair and wear contacts. He develops a speed habit, freaks out.
  • Joe and Larry: Joe contemplates suicide by firing a gun rapidly and turning it on himself.
  • Gregory: A company goes under when someone gives away their samples in exchange for sexual favors.
  • Jack Kornfield: non-attachment v/s running away. Family.
  • Larry befriends his therapist, later sleeps with her teenage daughter. Joe visits a hearing impaired shrink with a microphone. Larry retrieves liquor from hiding places around the house. Not caring is a beautiful thing.
  • Larry's best summer, acting in Shakespeare in the park and sleeping with actresses. Are Larry's problems existential? Have they really worsened?
  • Larry's summer continues: interacting with Hassids in central park, realizing one's arm is a man's arm. Sex while wearing phylacteries, on the torah.
  • Gregory: He finds a guy passed out underneath his truck, asks other drunks to remove him. They give him a goat in thanks for helping him. Larry and Joe:
  • Larry's family kicks him out for his drinking. He's not upset.
  • Kornfield: more family life.
  • Larry and Joe: a fight with a door man. Larry in Birkenstocks, farmer pants, no shirt, suffering from existential despair. His therapist disapprove.
  • Gregory: he gives up fashion. He commits a friend's mother to a mental hospital. Wearing blind folds so no one can see you.
  • Kornfield: Not judging, a dialog with pain and evil, forgiveness.
  • Larry: a humorous answering machine message.
  • Kornfield: supermarket annoyance over a baby