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Baskous, Chris / Splendor and Death of Porfirio
Album:Splendor and Death of Porfirio Collection:Deep Storage 200705
Artist:Baskous, Chris Added:11/2003
Label:Independent 

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Add Date:2004-03-08 Pull Date:2004-05-10 

Album Review
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Reviewed 2004-02-24 
Chris Baskous -- Splendor and Death of Porfiro Rubirosa
Voice play/radio drama -- It's a radio drama about the "famous latin lover Porfiro Rubirosa" It's great!! It's a parallel story of the odyssey of Porfiro "Rubi" Rubirosa who flees a car accident into the sewers of Paris and the tale of Woody Mezmer, a lowly marine biologist in Massachusetts. It has lots of good sound effects and excellent dramatic voice work. And I mean excellent!! And it's funny! You could play a chunk of it (I would start with Tracks 1,5, 7, or 10 ) or you could play the whole thing -- now KFJC won't be the only ones around playing radio dramas anymore!
1. prologue -- car crash in paris -- great sound effects!! --"oh my bicycle!"
2. nerdy marine biologist dreams of famous latin lover
3. rubi escapes through the sewers of paris
4. woody receives a phone message from turkey
5. rubi is in a leaky boat near constantinople --
6. woody schedules a trip to turkey, long story from ymca guy
7. rubi is forced to march through desert
8. woody tours the east coast looking for clues
9. rubi is drugged, abandoned in constantinople
10. woody wanders around pacific northwest, meets hobos
11. woody and rubi meet!
12. epilogue

Track Listing
1.Prologue: Rubi's Car Crash 7.The Desert
2.At the Lab 8.Woody's Bus Ride
3.The Sewers of Paris 9.Constantinople
4.Wood's Hole - a Phonecall 10.The Hobo Jungle
5.The Road to New Rome 11.Sanctuary/Ruby Ascends
6.Woody Hits the Road 12.Epilogue