HV/Series/Episode/ Work by: Erica Heilman · Paul Kiernan · Larry Massett · John Rieger · ZBS
Hearing Voices from NPR®
107 Strange Days: Paul Bowles, Coyle & Sharp, Ayahuasca
Host: Larry Massett of Hearing Voices
Airs week of: 2010-12-29
“Strange Days” (52:00 mp3):
Way beyond the norm:
Host Larry Massett has an audio essay on the life and literature of Paul Bowles (December 30, 1910 – November 18, 1999) on his 100th birthday.
Includes the ZBS 1967 conversation “A Time in Tangier,” readings of The Sheltering Sky by Paul Kiernan (IMDb | “A Slight Discomfort” for stage & HV radio), “The Hyena” (Collected Stories) by Erica Heilman (VT Folklife Ctr | HV), and PB himself from his 1992 album Black Star at the Point of Darkness.
Music: Versions of Down Among the Sheltering Palms by Bing Crosby, Earl Hines, and The New Sensations. “La Mamounia,” “Moussem Mediouna,” “JimlNim,” and “Moussem Regragas” from 2002 Moroccan Spirit. “Larghetto” and “Largo” from Igor Stravinsky Symphony in C. Jilala: Sufi Trance Music From Morocco recorded by Paul Bowles (Big Bridge #6). “Soundscape” by Jess Atkins. “Six Preludes For Piano” by Paul Bowles from Black Star at the Point of Darkness.
Check our Paul Bowles’ Birthday party page.
The original mock men-on-the-street, Coyle and Sharpe turn the everyday into the extremely strange. Excerpts from “Sandor 21,” “Vocal Projection,” “Daring but Dead,” “Grevenz,” abd “Wolverine Football” from the CD box-set These 2 Men Are Impostors.
From their online samples, “The Druggist” (7:35 mp3):