Produced by David Weinberg
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Posted on March 05, 2007 at 04:26 PM
This is a documentary piece, and even as I write, having heard the whole thing, I wonder if it's a mockumentary. There isn't anything really to be joking about, but throughout the piece had that Spinal Tap feeling... a homeless man singing for spare change, but a bit off-key. Homeless people with other homeless people in their posse. A man named Hans with an ever-present guitar on his back. I kept waiting for it to go to 11, but it never did, so I'm guessing this one's timeliness won't be April 1.
I do like the piece, about a group, well-described by the buttoned-down narrator, who might make for a fascinating serial, kind of a city-based homeless Lake Wobegon full of stories, problems, fables, and parables. If I am wrong and it's a straight documentary, then this is an interesting posse for sure.
Posted on November 18, 2007 at 12:54 PM
Great piece David. I like how you stretched out the narrative over time to show your personal reactions.
Keep up the good work.