No Show (Remix)

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"No Show (Remix)" is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It is a 60 minute edit of the 120 minute live recorded No Show.

See also No Show.

Synopsis

Joe hasn't prepared a show. He tells us why.

After last week's show, he went out to eat with engineer Tom Strother to Cafe 50s on Lincoln Boulevard, got so engaged discussing the robustness of life[1] that they stayed up until 4 AM.

10: 10 AM the next day a woman he knew slightly wanted to come over to talk. She came over, wanted to get intimate.

14: Joe calls Lorraine Wilson to ask her why life is worth living. He mentions that he was married until about 15 years ago.[2]

20: Joe attended a dinner party; he felt inadequate.

26: Joe imagines dinner parties as competitive spectator sport.

29: Joe went to dinner with Carl at Club Lingerie. Carl's mother is very ill. Carl feels she doesn't like him. Carl found out the man whom he thought was his real father wasn't; a man with whom Carl's mother had an affair was.

34: Joe's 14-year-old cat Chelsea got sick. Joe had to stay up with her all night.

36: The crew of the TV show Simon and Simon woke Joe up. Joe went down to watch. He talked to one of the crew, who's a fan.[3] Joe used to like the show, thinks about writing for it.

47: Joe hosts a woman friend, picks her up at the airport, buys her a gift. She snores loudly, keeping him awake.

Music


"My First Homage" - Gavin Bryars (from Hommages, 1981) | YouTube

Miscellanea

  • Patrick McKee from Simon and Simon is still active in television production: imdb
  • There are at least three edits of this show in circulation: a 60 minute, a 90 minute, and a 120 minute version.

Footnotes

  1. the biological phenomenon
  2. re-used in Black Light
  3. of Joe's show