Iceland (Part 2)
|Work In Progress|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Absurd Monologue, Narrative Monologue, Absurd Lists, 1 hour|
|Preceded by:||Iceland (Part 1)|
|Followed by:||The Dictator (Part 1)|
"Do you have any idea how many people send me their short stories, their poems and their journals, which they want me to critique and even read on the air?"
We're witnessing the decline of civilization. People feel spiritually disconnected. Joe announces the founding of a new radio ministry. Deciding on iconography for the new religion. More critique of Lila; she's always late, meeting Lila for a movie and for dinner. Zeno's paradox - eating a meal forever by repeatedly halving one's food. Joe approaches a familiar stranger in a restaurant, knocks into a waiter who begins to dance. Leaving unmarked packages in an airport and calling in bomb threats for fun. Wearing a duck suit to a pond in the park. Scenes from a market in Marrakech. Dancing in the square with an open fly, dripping lamb stew. Straining to be natural, trying to carry oneself in a positive way. Trying to leave for a dinner party with Lila. She comforts a lonely neighbor, talks with her mother on the phone. Lila's exhibitionism. They are told that Vogel has died, make plans to attend the funeral. She describes working with him studying compulsive behavior in nomadic tribesmen. Random one-liners, ("never trust a naked man who tries to sell you a skin graft.") The radio ministry solicits donations. Stories of donors who receive miracles, those who did not donate are ruined.
- "Come Sta, La Luna" - Can (from "Soon Over Babaluma", 1974)
- "Cloud Mountain" - Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors (from "Ritual", 1990)
- "One More Night" - Can (from "Ege Bamyasi", 1972)
- "Unspeakable Dawn" - Michael Shrieve and David Beal (from "The Big Picture", 1988)
- "Foreign Affairs" - Eno, Moebius and Roedelius (from "After the Heat ", 1987)
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