Joe Frank has passed into the luminous embrace…of the Dark.

Radio artist and surreal  philosopher Joe Frank meant a great deal to me at a crucial and  difficult time in my life and his idiosyncratic and brilliant art inspired, baffled and entertained.
Life he said in a monologue, is like being in a restaurant on a first date with a woman  you’ve long admired. But “there is a waiting list and the names will be called in alphabetical order — and your name is Zarathustra.”
As much as I love Ira Glass (who he inspired) I maintain that Ira’s programs are prose, while Joe Frank…is Poetry.

Shine on you crazy diamond. We’ll not see another of your like.


A. Darius Kamali


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