Three Shingles

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Three Shingles[1]
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
January 14, 1996
Joe Frank
Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, 1 hour
Preceded by: Eye In The Sky
Followed by: Obsessions

"It's a roadside bar, with a jukebox playing country and western music."

Three Shingles is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There. It was originally broadcast on January 14, 1996.


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.

Interesting Facts



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.

External Links

Somewhere Out There

Arena (remix) | At the Dark End of the Bar | Bible Salesman | Bible Stories | Black Light | Blues Singer | Call in the Night, A (remix) | Death in the Family, A (remix) | Enterprising Man, An | Escape from Paradise | Eye in the Sky | Fat Man Down | Five Part Dissonance (remix) | God Only Knows | I'm Not Crazy (remix) | Joe Frank Live - Women Police Officers | Journal | Just Get Me Out of Here | Justine | Last Show | Lost Soul | Loved One, The (remix) | Mountain Rain | O.J. Chronicles, The | Obsessions | Other Side, The | Pathology | Philosophy | Phone Therapy | Policemen's Ball, The (remix) | Red Sea | Rent a Family (remix) | Reprise | River, The | Road to Calvary, The | Sacred, The | Soul Mate (remix) | Talk to Me | Three Shingles | White Moon