Road To Hell (Remix)
|The Other Side|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Absurd Monologue, 58 minutes|
|Preceded by:||In The Dark (Remix)|
|Followed by:||Plerophory Of Pain|
Oh Midnight Special, I ride the rods a hobo, not homeless...
This show is all re-used material, the first 20 minutes from 'The road to hell', the next 11:30 from 'A landing strip in the jungle', a segment from 'Journal', the rest from 'Words' (in a different order), with a segment from 'Emerald isle'.
6:20: Joe describes a scene in a ski lodge. He inscribes an attractive woman's cast, 'Regret not the momentary impulse.'
12:00: Christmas in New York, 'Carolers standing beneath the street lamp', the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, midnight mass at St Pat's…
14:30: Joe describes a New Year's Eve party, which gets wild. Miracles happen. Someone smothers to death underneath the jackets thrown on the bed.
20:00: Joe describes living in the Lower East Side, getting mugged regularly, meeting the same mugger 10 years later.
23:50: Joe describes working for Rosemont (Rosamond?) Electric. The boss tells them to drink scotch, not vodka, at lunch so the customers will know they're drunk, not stupid.
24:30: Joe describes the building he lives in, 'a partially burned out shell of a turn-of-the-century industrial building', the prostitute he could see in an adjacent building, the broken glass and bottle caps on the street, the street scene in general, the broken piano in the alley, the art project it inspired that got Joe the money to move out.
28:40, Joe claims to do and be all sorts of remarkable things for 2 minutes, 'I am a statue carried in a cart…'
31:30: Joe ruminates on how one is the star of one's own life but a bit player in the lives of others, 'When you're walking in a city during evening rush hour…'
33:40 A distorted voice (lowered pitch) tells of a family arriving on an oil platform in a flotilla of paper bags. After years they move to the mainland, take menial jobs, their descendants eventually succeeding by becoming lawyers who snare innocents in Kafkaesque lawsuits.
37:30 An explanation of 'balance of payments' as the emperor getting paid his weight in gold every year. Eventually an emperor gets so fat he splits, the exudate digesting everyone in the kingdom, the largest incident of external digestion in the history of nutrition.
43:50: A woman (French-accented?) talks about falling in love with a beautiful man, 'The first time, first time I remember I fell in love…'
45:00: The distorted voice recounts how his defective garage door remote control launches nearby ICBMs.
47:30: Joe's normal voice delivers a paean to women of all kinds, 'O woman, possessor of the mysterious womb…'
54:00: Distorted voice is tired, 'I'm tired of putting pants on my legs…'
55:10: Distorted voice, 'In the mailroom brown shoes square in the middle of the night…' and other random things.
55:50: Distorted voice recounts 2 dreams from last night, followed by other surreal events.
This is an incomplete record of the music in this program. If you can add more information, please do.
- "Hold On, It's Coming No.1" - Country Joe McDonald (from Hold On It's Coming, 1971) | YouTube [0:30]
- "Fratres" - The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Arvo Pärt (from Tabula Rasa, 1984) | YouTube [38:11]