While KPCC was stuck in full pledge drive languor over the weekend, KCRW continued its event-oriented fundraising to great effect. This past Saturday, Peabody Award-winning storyteller Joe Frank performed two shows on the station’s behalf at the stunning Village Recording Studio in West Los Angeles. Housed in a 1922 Masonic Temple, the studio where Frank performed was the same where the Rolling Stones recorded “Angie” years ago. Quite the space.

This Fishie caught the earlier of the two shows, where he was lucky enough to sit next to KCRW Bookworm host Michael Silverblatt. He also somehow managed to snag a better seat than “Big Love” actress Grace Zabriskie, who was staring at the back of his giant noggin for most of the show. No more than 100 people were in the small room for the intimate session.

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