A (((HearingVoices))) Radio Special
Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer
Hosted by Scott Carrier
• "Dead of Summer"- Marjorie van Halteren's summer in the city sound-poem.
• "Summer Notes"- Joe Frank screams "I'm not dead."
• "Heat"- Jeff Rice talks to Tuscon about the desert.
• "The Little Heroes"- John Rieger covers piano-pulling cats..
• "Highway 50"- Scott Carrier rolls down America's loneliest interstate.
Heat (Part 1)(30:00)
Heat Fatigue. Your first symptoms are weakness, nausea, headache, muscle cramps, and dizziness. Your body is gaining heat faster than it can dissipate it. If your body's temperature continues to climb, your central nervous system starts shutting down, causing bizarre behavior, hallucinations, altered mental states, confusion, disorientation, sometimes death. It's called heat stroke.
You know the feeling, the temperature rises above 100 degrees, movement, even thought becomes harder and harder. For me, certain places, sounds and songs, conjure up memories of intense heat, of slowly melting one of the earth's extremes. And certain radio stories too. In this special we have five of them, and each story shows symptoms of what could accurately be diagnosed as the early stages of heat stroke.
- Dead of Summer- Marjorie van Halteren & Lou Giansante: A sound-poem of summer in the city and longing for "a ten-cent breeze."
- Summer Notes- Joe Frank: The perfection of family, a crippled man on a blind man's back, and a collective scream: "I'm not dead."
- Heat- Jeff Rice: Tuscon residents on desert heat, including author Charles Bowden, poet Ofelia Zepeda, and composer Steve Roach (who wrote the music).
- The Little Heroes- John Rieger: Covering piano-pulling cats in the summer sun -- the fate of the non-network newsman.
Heat (Part 2)(27:00)
- Highway 50- Scott Carrier: A very hot and very long drive down a lonely stretch of pavement.
This "Heat" special was mixed by Robin Wise, with music by Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, the Flying Lizards, Sam Phillips, and the Lovin' Spoonful. Executive Producer is Barrett Golding. HearingVoices.com specials are crafted from new and classic radio shows. Fundors include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts.