Comments for Polly's Boa

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Produced by Jackson Braider

Other pieces by Jackson Braider

Summary: Who knew the riverbanks of Boston catered to such diverse wildlife?

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Not a welcome mat!

A boa constrictor "asleep" on in the vestibule? "No one would ring the doorbell." Yeah, no way! :-) What do you do with a dead boa's body when you no longer have a use for it?

Definitely an odd tale, in a good way.

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New in Frozen Snakes

This is the story of an old woman - old at the story's telling, anyway - who finds a frozen boa constrictor in Boston. We hear only her voice telling of the find and the ensuing (very minor) events. There is also some piano music, which, though it occasionally verges on distracting, mostly sets just the right tone for this gently absurd little tale.

The editor in me wants it slightly shorter, the music pulled back a notch. The listener in me likes it just fine as is.

This is a story that tells us nothing about progess in Iraq, the ideology of the next pope, nor even about a fascinating new trend in reptilian-human relations. And bully for that.

It reminds me of the sonic IDs used to great effect on Jay Allison's Cape and Islands stations. In a better public radio universe, I could be surprised by this at any time of the day. From such weft, do we weave the fabric of our community.

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Review of Polly's Boa

Strange life all around and in our midst.

The First Person's (was that Polly?) voice is wonderfully different: hmm, maybe and aged Scarlet O'hara tripping on impersonating Mike Myers doing Keith Richards, whilst drinking Mint Julips on the dirty old banks of the river Charles Burns.

Well, actually not that strange or is it.

Her voice will stay with me for quite some time. I loved the first person presentation...