Archive for June, 2007

The Overnightscape #605 (6/29/07)

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The Overnightscape #605 (Friday, June 29, 2007 / 1:01:00 / 27.9 MB / theovernightscape.com) – Tonight’s subjects include: Challenge of the night, South Dakota, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wall Drug, release of the iPhone, Mets mouse pad night at Shea Stadium, Frank’s 20th anniverary of being a vegetarian, Bug Juice bottle mystery, radio controlled helicopters at the bus terminal, mystery phone call, NYC audio (“Egyptian Christan Demonstration across from United Nations Headquarters”), beverage review (“Jana Strawberry Guava European Artesian Water Beverage”), websites that make noise, mystery package from John from Central New York (“gifts from Montreal”), Stok caffeinated creamers from Jerry from California, Jeff from The Meadering Mouse Podcast at Tokyo DisneySea, pu-erh tea, NYC audio (“The Food Emporium under the 59th Street Bridge”), beverage review (“Sanfaustino Lime Calcium Water”), being into all the new technologies, space stations, a craving to read a book, sci-fi paperback from 1976 (“Deus Irae” by Philip K. Dick and Roger Zelazny), bad bookmark, cool experiences at the highway bus stop, Scott Joplin ragtime on guitar, a pailful foot charlie horse, snack review (Garrett Popcorn Shops – small bag of “Buttery” popcorn), yellow stains, and black lamps. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (frank@theovernightscape.com)

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The Overnightscape #604 (6/25/07)

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The Overnightscape #604 (Monday, June 25, 2007 / 2:33:00 / 70.1 MB / theovernightscape.com) – Tonight’s subjects include: Cat scratches and shattered glass, cool power failure experience, Vancouver, drill noise, ferry video policy, maritime security, police state, gray areas in the balance between freedom and security, Station Unlimited, Japanese beverage review (“UCC Drink It Black” – unsweeted iced black coffee in a can), Freeverse Big Bang Games, Broadway landmarks in Steely Dan songs, Galaxy Towers in Guttenberg, NJ, walking through Rockefeller Center, French bookstore update, Nunavut postal code, the year 2000, ING Direct Cafe, the last episode of “The Price is Right” with Bob Barker, Rosie O’Donnell, upcoming film “The Golden Compass”, Frank’s sunglasses are trying to escape, real and fake Oakleys, lost Game Boy, light pollution, exploding transformers, weird reflections, white noise, a kid with a dragonfly on his finger, coin review (State Quarters – Montana, South Dakota, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, New Jersey / 1937 penny / Dollar coins – Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea, Presidential series George Washington), eagle on the moon, women on coins, cow skull, pegasus unicorns, ITC Benguiat, religious people complain, Jimmy Carter, beverage review (“The Republic of Tea – Luna Nutritional Iced Tea for Women – Lemon Blueberry Decaf Black Tea”), NYC audio (“Waiting in line for White Stripes tickets”), dumpster, misinformation. Starbucks, hockey stick guy, skateboarding in traffic, The Food Emporium, snack review (“Robert’s American Gourmet – Chaos – Mixed Chips & Pretzels”), ambulettes, falling asleep while reading, the other line, NYPD, ticket buying process, bad beers, getting the numbers, inside The Fillmore, drinking Guinness, Death Letter, buying the ticket vouchers, beverage review (“Ginseng Rush XXX Triple Dose Herbal Energy Soda”), ITC Friz Quadrata, drinking something wrong, manufactured caffeine, Bonaroo, Moog Little Phatty, rock concert review (“The White Stripes, June 19, 2007, The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, NYC”), Mr. Sasha the Cat, hassles at music venues, travelling light, eating at Whole Foods, the old Bradlees in Union Square, carbon paper, Ticketmaster, standing in one spot for four hours, The Citizens Band, trapanning, weird music and videos inbetween sets at a show, Fantasia 2000, Y2K, problems in the crowds, pot smokers, five dollar T-shirt, Boll Weevil, Treo as pocket typewriter, listening to The Overnightscape on the Treo smartphone, M3U, cell phone electronic interference noise, iPhone, and a deeper understanding of the world around you. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (frank@theovernightscape.com)

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The Overnightscape #603 (6/23/07)

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The Overnightscape #603 (Saturday, June 23, 2007 / 1:49:00 / 49.9 MB / theovernightscape.com) – Tonight’s subjects include: Worlds without railroads, ice water, New Hampshire, waiting in line for White Stripes tickets in NYC, “The Motor Excursion Ruffians #3″, Station Unlimited, “Audio Street Fair Blues”, recording places, getting audio to people, The Japanese Mall, toy review (“MegaHouse MiniCollection – Beverages”), fake little Jack Daniels whiskey bottle, a toy of soap, defeatist attitude, sausages, line video, portable chairs, dumpster, garbage juice, iPod Sudoku, White Stripes shows, Frank stumbles upon the ribbon cutting ceremony of the “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium” on 42nd St. In NYC, cat guy, lizard guy, sword swallower, conjoined twins, fingernail woman, werewolf guy, leg guy, easyEverything, Z100, shrunken heads, 600 for 600 emails #72 – #76, ultrarunning, Cleveland, occult bookstores, South Africa, NYC-NJ Audio (“Pier 11 to Hoboken to Delawanna”), Hare Krishnas, Community Island Pond, exploding garbage truck, Trader Joe’s, The Strand, bag check, Virgin Megastore contest, old ticket, NY Waterway, man purse, old Letraset catalog, walking down Broadway, Dean & Deluca, Pier 17 mall, Peking, bridges, chemtrails, stormy ferry ride years ago, hoodies, the Monday after 9/11, on the ferry boat, Cornucopia Majesty, staring at the sun, Goldman Sachs Tower, World Financial Center, iconic journey downtown, weird little cartoon characters, giant clock, favorite commute, Blade Runner, Hoboken Train Station, the abandoned ferryboat area, little trainset, spare ticket, Coke Blak disappearing, in the train, opening a door, beverage review (“Tea’s Tea Pure Green Tea”), haiku, smoking car, train bathrooms, smelly station, Meadowlands Xanadu, indoor ski slope, commuting in the past, tunnels, old Penn Station, The Leak, The White Stripes, ticket technoloy, a reflection of reversi on a MacBook, squeaky train, ringtones, station nomenclature, tank, following the rules, and getting picked up from the train station. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (frank@theovernightscape.com)

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Station Unlimited – Website Redesigned with WordPress

Station Unlimited is my site for all my old audio works and also newer stuff that doesn’t fit into The Overnightscape format. I like to call it “The Overnightscape Underground”.

I redesigned the site with WordPress, converting all the old content into posts, backdated to their original release dates. So now, things are better organized and easier to listen to.

I just released a very cool “audio field trip” I did last Saturday with my friend Peter, called “The Motor Excursion Ruffians #3″. Also, I released “Audio Street Fair Blues” which I mentioned on The Overnightscape #602.

I plan on releasing a lot more cool stuff on Station Unlimited.

White Stripes Tonight

Last Thursday The White Stripes announced a surprise show in NYC today, at the newly renamed The Fillmore at Irving Plaza. Tickets went on sale 10AM Saturday at the box office – $30 each, cash only, 2 tickets max per person, photo ID required. Instead of a ticket you get a voucher which must be presented with the photo ID to get in.

My sister-in-law Carrie and I got on line at about 5:45 AM. As we later found out, we were 124th and 125th in line. We finally got our vouchers at around 11:15 AM. I did a lot of recording which will be heard on an upcoming episode of The Overnightscape.

Around 8:00 AM someone took a video of the line. You can see me and Carrie at the 0:50 mark sitting on the ground (1:13 if it’s counting down). She is wearing black and I am wearing green.

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Rumor has it only 350 people on line got to buy tickets, with another 150 being sent home empty handed. I’m looking forward to the show!

UPDATE: Here is an annotated screenshot of us on line:

The Overnightscape #602 (6/15/07)

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The Overnightscape #602 (Friday, June 15, 2007 / 1:42:00 / 46.7 MB / theovernightscape.com) – Tonight’s subjects include: Onion rings and parallel parking, where is that feeling in my brain, beautiful hidden park, Arizona 1947, show notes, tracking a dollar bill on WheresGeorge.com, the true nature of the Federal Reserve, Oregon, “Forever” stamps, “Earth” stamps, Friz Quadrata, decaffeinated coffee, heart palpitations, 90s NYC coffee shop “In The Black”, coffee guy sightings, listening to “The Silmarillion” audiobook on a subway in Brooklyn, store people, mochas with way too much espresso, kicking the caffeine habit, Taster’s Choice instant coffee, detox, many stages of coffee, amazingly great half cup of cold coffee, sci-fi novel “The Mote in God’s Eye”, Crazy Eddie, Melitta’s vague grandiose tree planting statement, 600 for 600 emails #61-#71, blog and forum, Heretic Films, DigitalCafeTour.com, Jazz Kenny’s eye, Conrad Slater, Freehold Raceway Mall, Manalapan Mall, Warner Brothers Store, Budapest, NYC trans-fat ban, dream review (“Sgt. Pepper’s Outfit”), becoming a Beatles fan, Beatles conspiracies, “Paul is dead”, getting rained on, new Korg synthesizers R3 and M3, revamping Station Unlimited, “Audio Street Fair Blues”, beverage review (“Bug Juice – Fruity Punch”), Cub Scout day camp, leather tyabietate, snack review (“Sheffa – Spicy Mix – Hot Crunchy Nibbles”), candy review (“3 Musketeers Mint with Dark Chocolate”), French store always closed, doorbell, The Sopranos controversial final episode, defying viewer expectations, “Don’t Stop Believing” Journey “Tribute to America” Flash video, Carnivale, Deadwood, crappy Marvel comic books, Iron Man Annual, TV show reviews (“On The Lot”, “John fron Cincinatti”, “Big Love”, “77 Sunset Strip”), reality show traditions, Nervous Norvus, Efram Zimbalist Jr., Stephanie Zimbalist, Remington Steele, weird bus detour, Stuart Pankin, Not Necessarily The News, Bizarre, Steambath, cultural treasures locked away in company vaults, dull throbbing headaches, and a funky moose. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (frank@theovernightscape.com)

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The Overnightscape #601 (6/12/07)

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The Overnightscape #601 (Tuesday, June 12, 2007 / 51:00 / 23.4 MB / theovernightscape.com) – Tonight’s subjects include: Chair sculptures in the park, The Silver Surfer, Mississippi, 7-11, beverage review (“Pepsi Summer Mix – Tropical Fruit Flavored Cola (Limited Time Only)”), the Lindsay Lohan Strawberry Quik rumor, 600 for 600 emails #51 – #60, “The Great Global Warming Swindle”, cold brewed coffee, China, NYC audio (walking down 12th Ave. by the Hudson River from 34th St. to 23rd St.), mallard, near beer, ramp, convention center, heliport, lots of helicopters, skateboarding park, a kid’s boat moment ruined, maritime security levels, “there is no upstairs” on the ferry boat, old walks, Chelsea Piers, soccer field, cool playground, Ask.com billboard, coffee shop, The High Line (unused elevated rail line that is being turned into a park), visiting a video game arcade within walking distance, bad token, Hydro Thunder, Tekken 5, Bruce wins!, button mashing, and an empty mashed potato container blowing in the breeze. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (frank@theovernightscape.com)

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The Overnightscape #600 (6/10/07)

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The Overnightscape #600 (Sunday, June 10, 2007 / 3:15:00 / 89.3 MB / theovernightscape.com) – Tonight’s subjects include: It’s the 600th episode!, 600 for 600 results, 700 numbers, the strange Canadian area code 600, negative popcorn incident, massive car crash?, anniversaries, AOL, minicomics, 11 days since the last episode, future plans, Station Unlimited, podfading, Hate The Radio, Dailysonic, Bibb and Yaz, Grammar Girl, “melon seed” pasta incident, psychedelic supermarket, vague parameter certification, Uncle Brutha hot sauces, counting pasta, 600 emails part 1, Jean Shepherd, paradoxes, Sound Pollution, No Credit Needed podcast, beverage review (“Stonyfield Farm Shift – Strawberry Banana”), yogurt, “The Great Global Warming Swindle”, Flash websites, Strawberry Quik, little tiny robots, show history, nerdy measurements, duodecimal 420, the year 600, King Ingvar, Gregorian chant, “Sadeness” by Enigma, girl moaning, episode art, 600 emails part 2, Portable Night, speckles of sparkle, Starbucking, Guam, Cloudbase, gliding, The Times of London, The 350 Experiment, Frank’ sister-in-law Carrie Engdahl on IMDB, urinals, Governors Island, tetanus, Amarok, melting clocks on loan, FontExplorer X, photos, dreams, 1975 Cocktail Desktop, arcade flyers, astrology, Mercury Retrograde, cell phone weirdness, popcorn sting, bagel roulette, lids, depressing deli, lost lunch, umbrella failure, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Eden Sea Vegetable Chips, new challenge for vegetarians, crustacean shellfish, 600 emails part 3, veterinarian visits, Alaska, Australia, Scotland, Stephan.com, Newfoundland, Labrador, beverage review (“Diet Coke Plus”, “Coca-Cola Cherry Zero” (and both mixed with Boomsma)), listener audio (“Andrew from England”), new notebook computer, computer issues, childhood visits to Walt Disney World, Contemporary Resort Hotel, vintage WDW map and EPCOT bags, Mardi Gras coin, 600 emails part 4, scuba diver, hypnopompic info flashes, interior/exterior versions of reality, the universe as pure information, book learning, Bangkok, the international audience, exploring Chicago, haze over Manhattan, The Sopranos, The Muppet Show, chemtrails, a giant X in the sky, dream review (“The End of the World”), Koyaanisqatsi, Cars, southwestern roll incident, cheese fries, crappy garbage can, Ito-En Tea’s Tea, deconstructing the hot dog, 600 emails part 5, werelion, Howard Stern, good and evil mailmen, magician JC Sum from Singapore, appearing motorcycle, birthday card choice, The Michelin Man, vague cyberpunk novel, and the telling of the negative popcorn incident. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (frank@theovernightscape.com)

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1975 Cocktail Desktop

Desktop background made from 1975 video game flyer for “Electromotion IV”

This one has it all… corduroy, cactuses, groovy wallpaper, cigarettes, Pong, snacks, beer, whiskey, and lots and lots of quarters.

Next Episode Coming This Weekend

Episode 600 will be coming sometime this weekend.

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