Helga Davis Gets Lost After Leaping in 'The Best for the Worst'

Fridays at 3 pm: Q2 Music's Five-Part Series, 'The Best for the Worst'

Friday, March 15, 2013

Alone at Sea Alone at Sea (Erik bij de Vaate/flickr)

This is the second of five episodes in a series called The Best for the Worst which streams Fridays at 3 pm beginning Mar. 8 on Q2 Music. The Best for the Worst presents readings from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and insights from Einstein on the Beach principal Davis herself along with a soundtrack of illustrative, dynamic new music. This week's episode: "Lost After Leaping."

Host Helga Davis writes:

We’re back for another week of the best music for the worst-case scenarios. Before we dive into this week’s show, let’s recap.

First, many of the solutions to the worst-case scenarios seem counter-intuitive and the first rule of thumb is not to panic. Next, you must never underestimate the importance of your mental state on your ability to survive. It is the most important survival skill of all. Finally, the scenario doesn’t really matter.

Whether you’re confronted by a mountain lion or just trying to figure out what to do with your life, the survival principle remains the same and eventually, you’ll have to jump. But, then, what happens when you take that leap of faith, and get lost?

Let’s listen…

Scenarios excerpted from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, Copyright © 1999 Quirk Productions, Inc.

Playlist

Maps And Diagrams: Lost In Space
itsnotyouitsme: Lost Nation Municipal Airport
Annie Gosfield: Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites (excerpt)
David Lang: Lost Objects: I Lost a Sock
Lois V Vierk: To Stare Astonished At The Sea
Martin Bresnick: The Dream of the Lost Traveler 
Timothy Andres: I Found It by the Sea
Foday Musa SusoDesert Wedding Dance
Dave Brubeck: Lost Waltz

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