Archive for 2013

The Overnightscape 955: Sunbathing (2/25/13)

2:55:57 – Frank on the streets of NYC and New Jersey, plus the Other Side…

White chocolate seltzer, NYC soft drink ban, store brands, food factories, flavored seltzers, slack, watching TV series on NetFlix on PlayStation 3, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, dead man’s switch, Lost, the comfort of Star Trek, free roam in Just Cause 2, people in Halo costumes in Times Square, half and half (cream and milk), half and half (iced tea and lemonade), deli hassle, gas station hassle, opening two Series 25 Bearbricks, evil dolls, the color yellow, clear brown, Brideshead Revisited, broadcasting from Times Square, bloated productions, riding the gravy train, The Oscars, Hal Needham, Hooper (1978), Seth MacFarlane, David Letterman, The Onion Oscars tweet controversy, the homeless, financial troubles, horse meat controversy, vegetarianism, Mary Poppins bench, serial killers, Motorhead, Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Flavored Mashed Potatoes Cup, popcorn-flavored yogurt drink from Portugal, Slow Cow, free Black Tiger on PS3, The Little Rascals, the Other Side collection coming soon, the song Sunbathing by Lush, taking a picture of a tree in the night, Google OK Glass, Reuse Aloud, the expensive health lunch, $80 pepper mill, Roku 2, infrared vs. radio remotes, and the Other Side (at 1:27:10)… Drug Abuse (1969) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], Sign Maintenance and Installation (1996) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], It’s Alright (I Don’t Mind) by Copper Man [collection], Big C goes to L.A by Jahzzar [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Photon Instructional Video [YouTube], Letterman 6/24/80 [YouTube], Repo Man TV Version – Supermarket [collection], C1 – Bud Bets (feat. DaDa) by Union Jacques [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Fifteen Minutes in India (1960) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], Toccata Rag by Richard St. Clair [IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], WDW Monorail Spiel 16 by Jack Wagner [collection], Your Eyes Have It by Bullette [, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], Welcome to Xenon [YouTube], Cascades by Torben “Metal” Hansen [Ubiktune, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Omiya station Departure melody [YouTube], Bob Hope Christmas Special (1967) [FedFlix, public domain], The Golden Circle by Spheriot [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Way to Go! with Dr. Don (Episode 1, Part 3, 1979) (excerpt) [], Gang War by Elixir [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Video Newsletter: Frank Resnik, PM Acquisitions Ideas, etc. (excerpt) [], KWHY Channel 22 – SelecTV – “Promo & Sign-Off” (1982?) [].


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The Overnightscape 954: Meetup with Escapist and Tim (2/21/13)

1:24:55 – Frank meets up Escapist from L.A. and his brother Tim, exploring Midtown Manhattan on a chilly evening.


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The Overnightscape 953: Continental Bang (2/20/13)

3:04:47 – Frank on the streets of NYC, plus the Other Side…

23 years ago I had a theory, but I subsequently forgot about it, Overnightscape Central – Thoughts and Ideas, violent dreams from 1990, the Continental Bang theory, Scottsdale Arizona subway car, Grand Central, subway hassles, Game of Thrones, Roku, HDMI cables, NetFlix, Target, Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Flavored Mashed Potatoes Cup, the old Bergen Mall, making my own mall in virtual reality, 10th Anniversary of The Overnightscape in 3 weeks, approximately 20-hour audio segments, Tavern observations, Pepsi Blue, the TV show Firefly (2002) and the movie Serenity (2005), Grand Central, gnocchi, pepper mill shopping, pompous stores, Max Headroom, The Prodigy album Music for the Jilted Generation, phrases that sound like other phrases, Phish, Sam & Max, overflowing garbage, painful memory, immaturity, timelines, the New Romantic Movement, unreleased Duran Duran song Seven and the Ragged Tiger, unreleased songs from Steely Dan’s Gaucho sessions, Eric Woolfson’s music after The Alan Parsons Project, vague blonde celebrity, Mississippi finally ratifies anti-slavery amendment, The Little Rascals, place names, vague commercial memory (“take human bites”, Gemini the Musical?), gorillas in advertising, how do you make a virtual mall?, Second Life, OSGrid, arbitrary rules and draconian management, Grand Central Terminal exhibit, Boards of Canada, Branch Davidian cult, The Lost Gaucho, humanoid bears, self-effacing humor, Corridor of Losers, Chebache, cajons, cojones, Radio Shack hassles, buying an HDMI cable, audiophile wires, sounds of a sad arcade, Betamax cassettes, and the Other side (at 1:41:34)… Reactor (Gottlieb, 1982) [MAME], NBC Network – “It’s NBC Week” (Promo, 1983) [], Ingrid Schumacher, CHUM-FM Toronto (11/29/80) [Airchexx], C. Louis Leipoldt – Afrikaans – Oktobermaand [LibriVox, public domain], Rock Around the Apocalypse by Single Bullet Theory [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Professor Owl on Audio-Animatronics (Gulf Oil) [collection], Radio London In Colour [YouTube], Chinese film (1966) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], Theme from – Aplicacion de Capa de Sellado Asfaltico (Part 1) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], The New Sound Of Music 1979 (part 4) (excerpt) [YouTube], Dear Old Southland by Polar Lion [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Future Shock (1972) 5/5 [YouTube], Rosko (Bill Mercer): A “Trip” Into Progressive Rock – 102.7 WNEW-FM New York (12/16/70) [Airchexx], Beanie Babies Showroom – 7 Baddest Bears [collection], The Forced Oscillations – Acids (Tbilisi-89 Mix) [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Pocket pinball game classic tv commercial 1980 [YouTube], Repo Man TV Version – Buzz Aldrin [collection], “What’s It All About” (1983) [], Smokeless tobacco in UK (1985) [].


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The Overnightscape 952: Tavern (2/15/13)

3:15:37 – Frank on the streets of NYC, plus the Other Side…

Fell into that future again, with dinosaurs and apes, this time I was working in a sporting goods store, technology in dreamland, The Overnightscape archive, the nonexistant Diamond Alaska podcast, past-editing paranoia, ghost, sunglasses, fountain, corporate humor, Citi Snow Globe Experience, gimmicks in the golden age of podcasting, the post-podcasting era, toothpaste on the sidewalk, empty bus, John Peel’s Perfumed Garden on Radio London, Slotomania, gelato samples, Grand Central, pin-ups, Overnightscape Tavern concept, virtual reality, 80s music and interdimensional travel, The Reflex by Duran Duran, dancing on the Valentine, Never Taxi Tavern, Barrel of Mania Lantern, twins, Cask of Audio, abstract strategy games, nestorgames, show art, Future Shock, street roses, cut myself on angel hair and baby’s breath, payphone, 2012 America the Beautiful Hawai’i Volcanoes quarter, shadows on metal, asteroid passing by, meteor in Russia, no one ever talks about seeing the moon during the day, Game of Thrones, beverage review – Diet Pepsi in Valentine’s Day mini can, a sad health food store, vegetarian hot dogs and chili cheese dogs, free coffee, vampires, cost of lunch, Maine Root Mexicane Cola, Mexican Coke, filmmaker’s jargon, bloated productions, The Overnightscape – Phase 6, my MoMA ritual, messy art, deep and primal appeal, personality, the Other Side, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, the old Sam Ash location, the nature of mint, angry store employees, The Ride bus, Times Square hassles, nigh, theory of the afterlife, Die Hard movies, candy review (Altoids Smalls – Nordic Mint), Mary Poppins, chemicals, Silly Putty, secret putty pocket, new cars, and the Other side (at 1:56:14)… Investigative Skills Lab (Narcotics Bust/Buy) (1997) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], Jocks (1986) (Trailer) [YouTube], I Can’t Tell You Why I’m Smiling by Bullette [, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], Carvel Ice Cream – “Tom Turkey Cake” (Commercial, 1984) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Invitation Rag by Polar Lion [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], WLS Channel 7 – Fridays (Promo #2, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Long Live Sivinanda (Inside Looking Out) by The Green Circles [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Theda Bara Speaking 1936 [YouTube], Dead End by Dorcel [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], WLS Channel 7 – AM Chicago – “Hoffman & Ski Show” (Part 4, 1978) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Selling The Downtown Dream by Copper Man [collection], Second Sight (1989) (Trailer) [YouTube], All About Vibe by Jacques Malchance [Upitup Records, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], CityTV CityPulse Tonight intro July 1986 [YouTube], Theme from Land Surveyor, Part 5: Traversing (1992) [FedFlix, public domain], Radio Madness by Taxi Dancer [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], We Need The Sun by Karibean [EardrumsPop, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Freedomland Ad [collection], Night Lights: How Retroreflectivity Makes Our Roads Safer (excerpts) [FedFlix, public domain], The Perfumed Garden (7/12/67) (excerpts) [collection].


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The Overnightscape 951: Elevator To Brazil (2/12/13)

3:17:23 – Frank on the streets of NYC, plus the Other Side…

Elevator to Brazil, the Pope quit, other worlds, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, SNES, theory of resurrection and “heaven”, The Grammys, Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars with Sting, the next day, The Harlem Globetrotters again, foggy yesterday, cat food, mysterious supermarket happening, commuting adventures, Brazil (1985), Grand Central, kids dressed up as Abraham Lincoln, bagels, cash, other worlds, hemp yogurt recipe (Cabot Plain Greek-Style Yogurt with Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts), drugs, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, DLC, 715 miles under the surface of the Earth, vactrain, people using my public domain Midnight Cassette System music, health food lunch, abandonware, Amoeba Music – Vinyl Vaults, heading down to the new 34th Street location of Sam Ash, Omega Chess, NetFlix on Wii, low-def vs. hi-def, House of Cards, Spaced, Howard Stern, subway, TV show review (Game of Thrones – Season 1), Hell’s Kitchen, Sam Ash, new store smell, synthesizers, New Yorker Hotel, PodCamp 2007, sirens, Jack White, cheese at 7-11, change, podcasting meetups, list of Frank Ralph Nora episodes, The Gorton Fisherman, people yelling, fun., t.A.T.u., James, payphones, Boxee TV, cloud media, famous Franks, Frank Ocean, LL Cool J, Chuck D, rap of the past, Ice Cube, racial tension of the 90s, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Gotye, the incredible mystery of this human world of ours, Willie Nelson, “romantic” music, and the Other Side (at 2:03:35)… Cheerleaders Wild Weekend (1979) trailer [YouTube], WMAQ Channel 5 – “Proud Local Lineup” (Promo, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Ond Tro by Duellen [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], American Thrift (Part I) (1962) (excerpt) [Prelinger, public domain], Tapes Of Wrath (Part 2, 1983) (excerpt) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Helium Moon by Olde Men on Acid [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], WFLD Channel 32 – Keyfax Nite-Owl Service – Promos (1981) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Epcot El Rio del Tiempo World Showcase [YouTube], Monte Carlo (Gottlieb, 1987) [PinMAME], To Your Credit (1985) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], 4-butte-1: A lesson in archaeology (1967) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], WGN Channel 9 – The Science Fiction Film Awards (Opening, 1978) (excerpt) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Sentient Beings by The Additive [Sostanze Records, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Lorillard’s Marketing Research (1989) [], Brick Lane market traders’ cries by The London Sound Survey [SoundCloud, CC BY-NC 3.0], Strange Music 1 by misha64u [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Cigarette TV Ads – Minor Brands – Spring [], WFLD Channel 32 – Into The Valley Of The Space Invaders (Promo, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Vision of the Wild (1990) [FedFlix, public domain].


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The Overnightscape 950: Frank Ralph Nora Returns (2/10/13)

1:44:05 – Frank’s father, Frank Ralph Nora, returns to the show! Topics include a Mary Yakubik Update, Navy Adventures in Liberia, Hurricane Sandy Storm Damage, and much more…


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The Overnightscape 949: Northeast Overload (2/8/13)

2:51:46 – Frank on the streets of NYC and in The Overnightscape Studio, plus the Other Side…

Nemo the Super Blizzard of 2013, the new My Bloody Valentine album “m b v”, the Metric system, free newspapers, the pan flute, The Corridor of Losers, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), Silverball Museum Arcade, YesterCades, iPlay America, gas lines again, storm hype, tarts, The Boardgame Book, Fanorona in Assassin’s Creed 3, abstract strategy games, fairy chess, Zillions of Games, Doctor Who, TARDIS hat, Great White North, heading home in the snow, weather marketing, not feeling well, my Pentel Vicuña ran out of ink, in the tunnels, the memory of a pizza flavor, Pizza Goldfish, searching for Pretzel Goldfish, dystopian escalators, Vegetarian Sweet Corn Chowder, American Idol, subway, weirdness, ordeals, Sam Ash 48th Street location closed, Paul Harvey commercial on the Super Bowl, Bernard Meltzer, conflict and confusion on the bus line, giving up on the bus line for now and going to the arcade, Ralph Snodsmith, the rest of the story, the van to Guitar Center, door pinch, playing the wonderfully depressing Wheel of Fortune coin pusher, Skee-Ball, Winter X Games SnoCross, Namco Dead Heat, Susan Powter, White Stripes T-shirt, The Grammys, HD channels, Portlandia, Project Runway, the law of attraction, back home, bus line coincidence, soup crackers problem, darkwave compilation, KIND Bar, the magic coat of food, the complex ownership of Chuckles, Paul Harvey, Triple Town, Goldfish, Pepperidge Farm, and the Other Side (at 1:45:10)… The Games of Starcade – Pop Flamer [YouTube], US Army Song (The Caissons Go Rolling Along) by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps [FreeMusicArchive, public domain], WFLD Channel 32 – Newstalk with Wanda Wells – “Psychology and the Vote” (Part 1, 1984) (excerpt) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Danger Time! by Partners In Wonder [collection], Milton Bradley Dark Tower Game Tv commercial with Orsen Wells [YouTube], KORG Poly-800 Commercial [YouTube], Going Off by Little Frankie Nora [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Repo Man (TV Version) – Lorna Doones [collection], Lemonade by Bullette [, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], WLS Channel 7 – Eyewitness News at 4:30pm – “Chicago Goes Hollywood” (1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Light in Your Life by Sleazy Romance [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], 1979 Mattel Barbie Commercial [YouTube], Otherworld Intro and Credits [YouTube], The Fantastic Food Factory [YouTube], WMAQ Channel 5 – Rock World (Part 1, 1980) [FuzzyMemories], Lite Brite Toy Commercial 1970 [YouTube], FunkOsaka by Tsuyoshi Shimokura [Ubiktune, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Trouba by Steve Gunn [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], MOOG Schaefer Beer Commercial [YouTube], micronauts 1: circa ’77 [YouTube], 3Com “Audrey” [YouTube], Polar Bear Man by Polar Lion [Onsug], Baja Bound by Rick Volcano [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], WFLD Channel 32 – Wonder Woman & Space Invaders (Promo, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Destroy All Monsters American International Pictures – opening and end credits [YouTube], The Living Seas – Preshow (United Technologies) (excerpt) [collection], Another One by The Red Crayon Aristocrat Club [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].


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The Overnightscape 948: Against Which (2/6/13)

2:56:42 – Frank on the streets of NYC, plus the Other Side…

Roman candles in a dream, Polly Wolly Doodle, crossbows and arrows, Super Bowl XLVII (Ravens vs. 49ers, commercials, power outage), guy in Corridor of Losers singing Sober by Tool, alternative rock of the 90s, Possum Kingdom by The Todies, Pepper by The Butthole Surfers, people staring at my recorder, Spice Girls musical, Jennifer Saunders, the Other Side, Beyonce haltime show, Illuminati symbolism, conspiracy theories, looking through a glass onion, mind control, oatmeal, public education, big cameras, world scenario theory, vegetarian chili dog at new food place Good To Go, sore throat, metallic candies, hashtags, Twitter, show name double meanings, Clock Frolic, the commute, walking, metallivores in NetHack, PuTTY, more on the Super Bowl, soccer, steam pipes, the Haitian earthquake, sparkly diamonds, a thousand-dollar bill, Against Which, Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, movie review – Holy Motors (2012), the TV show Firefly, vague Mexican market in Times Square, police barriers, Big Bird and Batman, Twilight Zone on The Pinball Arcade on PS3, Tetris, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, Coffee Joulies, romance, romantic notions, romanticism and music I like, Shadows On Your Side by Duran Duran from Seven and the Ragged Tiger, bittersweet feelings, black and yellow graphics, audio possibilities with newer technologies, PQ’s new show “Pop Culture qd”, and the Other Side (at 1:26:13)… Blacksmith For The Stars (1959 circa) (excerpt) [A/V Geeks, public domain], LOOK AT CHILD MENTAL HEALTH IN FILMS (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], Intro… / Mutant Dance Craze by Partners In Wonder [collection], Comedy Central – Break 5 [collection], Prairie Fire (7/11/96) (part D – Wienermobile) [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Blow The Man Down by Roger McGuinn [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Letterman – End [collection], Screwballs (1983) trailer [YouTube], In a Year or So (The Glass Web) by Thee Stag Knights [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], LORILLARD PROGRAM TAPE 2 (excerpt) [], Kingdom Queen Ferryboat [collection], Regressive Arts Ensemble – That Joyous Condition [collection], Gold Wings (Gottlieb, 1986) [PinMAME], WGN Channel 9 – In Search Of (Promo, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Woodworld by Magic bread [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Dolores Project archaeology, Archeaological excavation, McPhee Reservoir area (1978) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], The Cossacks by Squealing Dead Things [collection], T.A. by Camelot [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Girl From Tomorrow s1 e2 (excerpt) [YouTube], Them never love the flowers (Jambassa rmx) by Dub One! (Germany) [, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], Tobacco Institute: Spokesperson’s Program [], What You Need To Know by Jelixa [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Anti-Popstar by The Feelds [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Burger Chef – “King Kong Glasses” (Commercial, 1977) [FuzzyMemories.TV], WLS Channel 7 – Who’s On Call? (Opening, Break & Excerpt, 1979) [FuzzyMemories], King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O by Roger McGuinn [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].


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The Overnightscape 947: Clock Frolic (2/1/13)

2:03:53 – Frank on the streets of NYC and in The Overnightscape Studio, plus the Other Side…

Grand Central Terminal’s 100 year anniversary, free stuff (whistle, luggage tag, granola bar), Chinatown bus lines, Virginia traffic jam, coffee dilemma, beer, police dogs, the famous clock, disappointing celebration, the Microsoft orange dome in Bryant Park, free tote bag, evil corporations, in The Overnightscape Studio, phone problems, Electric Sheep screensaver, celebrity tweets, Mr. Sasha the Cat, Shambles’ Tapestry series, audio assemblages, baseball game from 1957, Mind Wave Seals, soap review (Fresh Sparkling Snow by Bath & Body Works), book review (Vintage Scratch & Sniff Stickers Collector’s Guide by Galin and Peppler), Trend, Vaudeville trope, what space smells like, Mello Smello, odorant of natural gas, catalogs, an issue of Time Out New York from July 1996, Sam Goody, Celestial Clockwork, Virgin Megastore, Seven Mary Three, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, theme restuarants and stores, snacks from Taiwan from Rich from North Carolina, and the Other Side (at 1:05:39)… Hong Kong Here and Now: Tobacco Related Health Concerns (1983) [], Chronology 122 (excerpt) by Smersh [collection], Henry Kissinger on Nuclear Deterrence (1958) [YouTube], Bravoesque by Copper Man [collection], OUTPOST ODYSSEY PINBALL (1995) [], American Express Pavilion (Epilogue) [collection], Soul Swims Free by Brady Arnold [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Frontierland Announcements [collection], Private Lessons (1981) (Trailer) [YouTube], The Conet Project – “tcp d2 25 phonetic alphabet nato irdial” [], Want You Back by Nite Jewel [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], A Rural Community: Holtville, Alabama (1945) [FedFlix, public domain], Vogelbird by Sleeping Policemen [EardrumsPop, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Vaughn Bode Toronto Comic Con 1974 Part 1 (excerpt) [YouTube], Way To Go! With Dr. Don (Episode 1, Part 1, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Departure melody “JR-SH” series [YouTube], There’s a Madman Chasin’ After Me by Pancakes O’Malley [collection].


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The Overnightscape 946: Thanks I Needed That (1/30/13)

3:31:31 – Frank on the streets of NYC, plus the Other Side…

1974 World’s Fair in Spokane, The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair, defining a pavilion/concourse/panorama, Flushing Adventure, Fanorona, religion, storms coming, 42nd Street, cartoon jackhammers, cool font, glass cube stores, the funk and muss of the 20th Century, a giant orange in the distance, Office 365 promotion in Bryant Park, 3D printing hype, corporate social media, before VR, movie reviews (Django Unchained (2012), John Dies At The End (2012)), everyone that lived in 1858 is now dead, 90s hearse, the 1990s ended over 13 years ago, The Weasel Weekend, noodle attempt, the font Rapier, Sony/Inving dream, fog, running for the bus, noodle success, Pomegranate Hibiscus Ginger Ale By Bruce Cost, Groovie Goolies, “thanks, I needed that”, 70s phrases, candy review (Skittles Darkside), King Kong, bourbon made in Brooklyn by Kings County Distillery, Steely Dan songs, CD review (Stax Instrumentals by Booker T. & The MGs and The Mar-Keys), Room 237 (2012), The Voice UK, 11-minute clip from The Overnightscape #599 (5/30/07) about the old Bergen Mall (Menlo Park Mall, old school 70s malls, “Nixon Slim”, Bergen Mall, kids playing Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering in the subterranean “Village Mall”, aspects of growing older, pay massage chairs, the mournful sound of vacuum cleaners at the end of the day at the mall), “Thanks I Needed That” medley (1986 Mennen Skin Bracer Commercial, Groovie Goolies, Roger Rabbit, Circa 1973-1974 Mennen Skin Bracer TV commercial, Animal House), YASD (yet another stupid death in NetHack) – deep fried ape incident, Labrador Mall, the most non-existent pinball machine ever (Sea Avenger, Meadows, 1976), Diesel Demon pinball, snacks from Taiwan from Rich from North Carolina, Vintage Scratch & Sniff Sticker Collector’s Guide, teleportation scheme, TV production, video game memory (Pokemon slots on Super Game Boy), Music Choice – Classic Alternative, Windows 8, emulation, The Used, creepy humor of flying midgets, article about the brain (Neural Research – A Modern View – Part 1), biomorphic field, the human being as a remote control robot, and the Other Side (at 1:56:50)… Jewel Food Stores – “Midnight Jewels” (Commercial, 1972) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Repo Man TV Version – Shove Off [collection], The Dominion commercial [collection], New Wave Theatre (intro) [collection], The Apple (1980) scene [collection], Melody Canyon by Büromaschinen [Upitup Records, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], ELKMONT VALLEY SOLAR ENERGY: Elkmont Rural Village [FedFlix, public domain], DJad – Sitarial by Funny Death [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], RE/Search magazine plug from IRS The Cutting Edge 1986 reseach V. Vale [YouTube], WLS Channel 7 – The 3:00 Movie – “Paradise, Hawaiian Style” (Opening, 1981) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Ice Breakers (commercial 2) [collection], Turkish Samba by Tevellus [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Dominick’s Finer Foods with Elaine Mulqueen (Commercial #1, 1973) [FuzzyMemories.TV], True Colors by Fortadelis [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], The Naked Bunyip (1970) Australian trailer [YouTube], Gilligans Island Pinball Promo Video [YouTube], En Route (ou Enfin! Le Défilé Capsule de Temps va au Centre de Contrôle) by Monroeville Music Center [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY 3.0], WDW Monorail Spiel 12 by Jack Wagner [collection], De-construction by Luis Zunel [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Chopping Mall (1986) (Trailer) [YouTube], WGN Channel 9 – Bozo’s Circus (Commercial Break #1, 1977) [FuzzyMemories.TV], WFLD Channel 32 – Super Cartoon Sunrise – Popeye Hour (Partial Break #2, 1979?) [FuzzyMemories.TV], New Technologies, New Solutions (1988) [FedFlix, public domain], Godzilla vs. The Good, The Bad & The Ninja Turtles in Outer Space (They Be Fightin’) by Partners In Wonder [collection], WGN Channel 9 – The Groovie Goolies and Friends (Opening & Break, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], WMAQ Channel 5 – NewsCenter5 Update, Break & Today Excerpt (excerpt) (1975) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Name That Tune (misc 2) [MAME], Beachballs (1988) (Trailer) [YouTube], Scrabble Brand SENSOR, Electronic Word Game (Commercial, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Epoch-Man (Partial Commercial, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Selling to Serve: The In-Flight Path to Better Passenger Care [].


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The Overnightscape 945: Welcome To The Weasel Village Mall (1/25/13)

2:11:04 – All about the Weasel Village Mall…

Exploring the Weasel Village Mall – where it came from and where it’s going, escalator messages, alternate bus area, the pan flute, The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King, The Corridor of Losers, Dr. Sleep (the sequel to The Shining), weird subway door noise, Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen song), Stanley Kubrick and conspiracy theories about The Shining, Room 237 (2012), Apollo hoax, origins of the Weasel Village Mall, The Abstract Novel, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, tunnels and corridors in malls, Little Frankie Nora compilation “Welcome To The Weasel Village Mall”, various Wesel Village Mall concepts over the years, Bluffcosm, virtual reality, Little World of Racetracks, Racetrack Roptoon, Abaxial Usufruct, The Three Weasels, other Weasel Villages, The Three Weasels Expanded Weasel Program, Codingseeds, Fovy, Thai lunch, Simply H2O, ATM vestibule, a mall as a self-contained little world, indoor theme parks, Walt Disney World, alternate dimensions, The Voice UK, Profiles In History – Hollywood Auction 53 PDF, OutRun Nights, VIA Train in Basement, indoor Sports Worlds of the 90s, Wesel Village Mall in VR, and four of my segments from Overnightscape Central… ((1:02:58)) Overnightscape Central – Halloween (10/17/11), Cybernightcast with Panda Hamilton, history of the Weasel Village Mall, pet weasels, Wolfmellow, The Muskington VR Terror Experience, ((1:22:20)) Overnightscape Central – Abstract Novel (9/24/12), Oliver Wences and the tent city, used books, Ethel Allison, Husk Pillow Beat, Ethel’s Electrical Circle, Puppet Road, Hull New Media, ((1:37:18)) Overnightscape Central – Abstract Novel II (11/26/12), Snake Alan College, Vote Lobe Seahose Ice Cream, Outer Parking Landing, corn juice, Bonobo Train & Hobby, Ian Hanclair, rouing, pure experience, Granny Takes A Trip, Alta Diggers, Brouclear, Cineplex Huskeon, ((1:49:56)) Overnightscape Central – Abstract Novel III (1/21/13), different versions of the mall in alternate dimensions, Weasel Village Wolfmellow, Zelazny’s Amber series, A Cosmic Hallway of Malls, Z Puppet Intermags, Jemima Gin in Jamboree Annabell, and industrial parks in Maryland.


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The Overnightscape 944: Acid Count (1/23/13)

2:25:06 – Frank on the streets of NYC, plus the Other Side…

Coldsnap, a test of the cold weather recording system, earwarmers, thermodynamics, homeless guy, facing a wall, Enos, The Graybar Electric Company, the cold wind, squash tournament in Grand Central, poetry hassle, poorly abbreviated countries, deaf slave beggars, is any poetry good?, Charles Bukowski, Thinkfang, Starbucks coming to Port Authority Bus Terminal, bagel roulette, popcorn incident, roving oatmeal samplers, people who don’t clean up after themselves, soup review (Bourbon Butternut Bisque by Hale & Hearty Soups), On The Run convenience store, Exxon tiger (“put a tiger in your tank”), junk food, beverage review (Rockstar Relax), acids (citric, phosphoric, benzoic, sorbic), later in a tunnel, colder tomorrow, The Paunch Stevenson Show in the Onsug Archive, Fuzzy Daupner, New Pocket Overnightscape in a mini radio, Marley’s Mellow Mood, Acid Count, International Times, Theda Bara, Frank Lloyd Wright desert compound?, Theda Bara Speaking 1936 [YouTube], slipping in from the future, Satanic Rites of Drugula by Electric Wizard, sailing toward a giant green glowing magic mushroom, on the bridge, cold lunch place, escalator issues and incidents, jokes in the 70s, no birl bowl, Super Bowl in New Jersey next year, American Dream, ZzzQuil, strange people, Fringe series finale, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The X-Files, subway, show mythologies, fan service, religious ranting, movie reviews (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011), John Dies at the End (2012)), How Soon is Now? by The Smiths, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, the NJ underground cassette scene of the 80s, Weird University, new compilation album “Cassette Pets” by Smersh, Greasing Wheezer, got rare some cassettes out of storage, and the Other Side (at 1:35:01)… Street Fighter II – Intro [MAME], Fridays 1981 News (excerpt) [collection], Anti smoking & drinking Camp. Liberia (excerpt) [], Ki (Original Mix) by Natlek [Sostanze Records, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Opening sequence to the 1980s NBC show Real People [YouTube], WCIU Channel 26 – The Ginny Tiu Show (Part 1, 1969) (excerpt – pen ads 2) [], Morris Is Different by Multisex [collection], 90s commercials (Ice Breakers, Psychic Network) [collection], Disposable Culture by Twisted World View [collection], BATUKE Annual Results, 1989: “A Changing World.” (excerpt) [], 1978 by misha64u [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 2.5], Y2K [collection], Name That Tune (misc) [MAME], WLS Channel 7 – Fridays (Promo, 1980) [], The Hunch by Starlight Girls [Bandcamp, CC BY-NC 3.0], WDW Monorail Spiel 10 by Jack Wagner [collection], Shopping Can Be Fun: A New Concept in Merchandising (1957) [Prelinger, public domain].


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The Overnightscape 943: Dormant Moonstone (1/18/13)

1:14:36 – Frank on the streets of NYC, plus the Other Side…

Squash in Grand Central, The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King, toy skateboards, old video cameras, PAPV (post-analog, pre-virtual), Oculus Rift at CES, Virtuality at the Fulton Fish Market, virtual reality, iPod, antennas, Disney Infinity, pasta memories (DeBoles Jerusalem Artichoke and Tomato Angel Hair Pasta), Conrad Bain dead at 89, Diff’rent Strokes, expensive lunch, wealth humor, inulin, Foxygen album “We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic”, unfreezing culture, The Twentyteens, seitan, 3-day weekend, Poughkeepsie, and the Other Side (at 35:19)… Beatles Hairdresser [collection], Dexception by Büromaschinen [Upitup Records, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], 120 Minutes with Vic [collection], NBC Lineup Promos 1978 [YouTube], Enter the Sleeping House by fünkaphobia [collection], McCall’s Magazine Kitchen – Cake decorating demonstration [Prelinger, public domain], Cheese Monkeys by NYLOC REX & Doctor Knox [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Gentlemen Without Weapons Interview [YouTube], NBC Network – “Red Hot Dragons & Real People” (Promos, 1980) [], Ellen by Copper Man [collection], 1978 commercials [], H.O.T.S. (1979) (Trailer) [YouTube], THE MAPMAKING PROCESS (July 1, 1973) [FedFlix, public domain], Lost In A Lonely Road by Mo’town Junkie [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].


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The Overnightscape 942: Vague Birds (1/15/13)

3:28:51 – Frank on the streets of NYC, plus the Other Side…

A bustle in the hedgerow, little bird, ice pellets, potential bird Super Bowl, the wax Morgan Freeman, listeners in the 70s, Tetris, NFL, American Dream, football helmets and logos, Roman numerals, revolving doors, ARPANET, Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon, Edgar Allen Poe, three-named Americans, Benny Hill, Adam Ant, Bow Wow Wow, 20th Century culture, Overnightscape Central – Death, golden ages of culture, the upcoming golden age of virtual reality, the question of dead wild animals and birds, “It’s Like, You Know”, The Muppets, The Jim Henson Hour – Pitch Tape [YouTube], gnocchi, 7-11, Cracker Jack, Fringe, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Rolo, snack review (Cracker Jack’D – Power Bites Cocoa Java, Hearty Mix Cheddar BBQ, Intense Mix Spicy Pizzeria, Hearty Mix PB & Chocolate), the band Foxygen, violinist experiment, hype and substance, podcasting, watchdog groups, caffeine buzz, molasses, Cracker jack prizes, shredding, Buckyballs, conspiracy theories, the salted caramel trend, tomato juice, salt, dream review (Dream 7-11, Abandoned Theme Parks, Future Blonde Gorilla vs. T. Rex), bad haircut, Flowbee, pleasant oil change, Reality’s Edge for lease, Pig sheets, liquid flaws, saliva, V8 spill, vienna sausages, green curry mess, Moog Sub Phatty, Portlandia “Taking Back MTV” episode, Cake Boss Cafe, giant treat, Captain Crunch, Microserfs by Douglas Coupland, PEPs (past-editing paranoia), Mason Williams, The Smothers Brothers, Birdopray Records, Matt Howarth, Ear to the Roar by Esther Bowinkle [collection], Long Island memories, and the Other Side (at 2:11:45)… Approaching Sector X by Welcome To Büromaschinen [Upitup Records, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Paul McCartney Interview (excerpt) [collection], Movies For the Blind 90 – Smart Alecks part 2 (excerpt) [, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], Amou Baleke by Umoja [Budabeats, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], KENNEDY AFTER TWO YEARS [FedFlix, public domain], Blood Drinkers Only by Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion! [Budabeats, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Caution: Adolescents at Risk (1991) [FedFlix, public domain], R. J. Reynolds Sampling [], Superstar Limo [YouTube], U2 by Cooked Audio [Sostanze Records, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Helium Buffalo MH Episode 2 (April 21, 2012) (excerpt) [, CC BY-ND 3.0], Tomruk – trailer [], Memory Man by Nite Jewel [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Krofft Supershow (1976) – Ep. 11 – Part 1 of 5 (excerpt) [YouTube], New York TV commercials & promos 1979 [YouTube], Mandelbrot [collection], Real Nice Guy by Scornflakes [collection].


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The Overnightscape 941: VR Van (1/10/13)

1:55:06 – Frank on the streets of NYC, plus the Other Side…

Being a worker drone, try a little harder, casinos, the game is rigged, one song, humans, computer voice, Track 2, batteries, violent video games, assorted yogurt loafs, making bread, old commercial, Rush, mimicry, a key on a streetlight, Myst, Shock Treatment, daydreaming, hope, wandering around malls, media shops, mall memories, occult books, Rainforest Cafe, Obliviana, The Overnightscape Underground Archive, previous golden ages, electronica, technology and culture, the coming golden age of virtual reality (2015-2035?), very annoying sirens, The Overnightscape Virtual Studios, podcasters in Second Life, Times Square New Year’s confetti, vague filming, good deed of the day, The Midnight Citizen returns, Chad’s cover of The Rampler #209, Electric Sheep screensaver on Android, Toys R Us, Smurfette’s sister, Lego “Legends of Chima” and “Fabuland”, Zima, non-violent entertainment, haunted theater, VR Van, Alta Diggers, Monster Bash pinball, pinball technology, Ideas Ideas, and the Other Side (at 1:12:17)… WFLD Channel 32 – Weather Alert (1978?) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Rock Flowers Doll Commercial [YouTube], Canada’s First Comic Book Store [CBC], Fire Ant Season by Webelos [Budabeats, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Summer School (1987) (Trailer) [YouTube], ABC Fall promos 1976 [YouTube], The Games of Starcade – Blaster [YouTube], Limboland [collection], Repo Man TV Version – Deal [collection], Mission Bucharest by The Pharaos [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Supervan (1977) (Trailer) [YouTube], John Peel – Night Ride (5/28/69) excerpt [collection], Video Newsletter (excerpt) [], Alabama Jubilee by Hank Penny [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Weekend with the Babysitter (1971) trailer [YouTube], 29th and Dearborn by Polar Lion [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Uncommitted (1961) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], First Things First by Sleeping Policemen [EardrumsPop, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], 1982 dodge rampage commercial [YouTube], Take a Splash by Brady Arnold [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].


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The Overnightscape 940: Animal Teleportation (1/6/13)

2:55:51 – A classic-style episode from The Overnightscape Studio…

The upcoming 10th Anniversary of The Overnightscape, virtual convention idea, Mumpler, incense, Captain Picard, motivational graphics, origins of The Overnightscape, Print-A-Gilligan, Antenna TV, The Flying Nun, classic TV shows, whiskey review (Hudson Single Malt Whiskey), Poughkeepsie, Route 209, The Overnightscape Mini Metal Ruler, air pressure, Basement Bitters, dream review (College Convention, Gilligan and Skipper, Richard Benjamin, Incident At The Bridge), Simon (1980), nylon, Omni Magazine, “Mail Order Miracles”, Space Pet, Gozinta Boxes, Zip Purse, Jumping Knots, Marrakesh, frightening clown, Inversions by Scott Kim, Cubology, Rubik’s Cube spinoffs, Mr. Rubik by The Barron Knights, Douglas Hofstadter, the noodle situation, Papa Gene’s Blues by The Monkees, Pinball Corner: 1991 Edition (Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Ball, Car Hop, Checkpoint, Harley-Davidson, Hoops, The Machine: Bride of Pin-bot, SlugFest, Cactus Jack’s, Gilligan’s Island, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Class of 1812, Hurricane, The Party Zone, Amazon Hunt III, A.G. Soccer-Ball, Flip Out!, Star Trek, Surf ‘n Safari), MAME, Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders, Space Megaforce, crappy robotic alligator, and the Other Side (at 2:21:48)… 94-Piece Jumbo Beanie Baby Set – 1998 (Don West) [YouTube], Á Minuit, le 31 Décembre by Monroeville Music Center [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY 3.0], Backpacks from Outdoor Products (Commercial, 1991) [collection], 1-900-FUN-MATE (Commercial, 1991) [collection], WMAQ Channel 5 – “Late Night Saturday” (Promo, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Simple Genetics by Elixir [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Nite-Owl [FuzzyMemories.TV], Combat Cops Trailer [], Firefight by Sweetheart [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Moquette by Sun Sister [EardrumsPop, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Velamints Licorice Ice (Commercial, 1982), Party Zone Pinball Promo Video [YouTube], Cloudy by Brady Arnold [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].


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The Overnightscape 939: Nixon (1/4/13)

2:36:11 – The first show of 2013, the first part in NYC and then the “Other Side”, a collection of audio clips and music…

Boat trip, amusement junkyards, card tricks, surprise party, welcome to 2013, strange dreams, subway, The Sound of Silence, bed visions of multidimensional realities, The Langley Schools Music Project, beggars, robotic announcements, annoying memes (robot overlords, zombies), Alexei Sayle, The Young Ones, mindfolds and blindfolds, George W. Bush, Dig Dug and consciousness, Q*bert, pop culture mashups, Flammarion Woodcut, hallucinogens, disassociatives, Dreamland Northern Manhattan, the twentyteens, My Bloody Valentine update, audio strategies, public domain show idea, going into a tunnel, bad ideas, timelines, spatial perceptions, Carol Channing, President Nixon’s enemies list, The National Lampoon Radio Hour, God Nixon, soup, The Open Goldberg Variations, Bach, clone fear, green tea in the fifth dimension, sound transcending dimensions, Musopen, Dvorak, rumored return of Twin Peaks, corruption under the surface of seemingly-nice small towns, Carvel returns to a shield logo, Carvel Hot Wheels, “Brokentoe” theory, The Surreal Life, cupcake wine, Arrested Development on NetFlix, the joy of junk TV marathons, The Voice, Veteran Cosmic Rocker by The Moody Blues, gadget review (Pocket Dentist), supple baton, NYC at night, why is everything so difficult, the upcoming 10th Anniversary of The Overnightscape, psychedelic lights, and the Other Side (at 1:15:09)… Gift Star coupons for cigarettes (1968) [], mondo mod 2 (excerpt) [YouTube], The Games of Starcade – Calipso [YouTube], Gossip by Starlight Girls [Bandcamp, CC BY-NC 3.0], The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder (opening, 12/9/98) [collection], Woodland Sketches by Polar Lion [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Malibu Bikini Shop (1986) (Trailer) [YouTube], Rollergames (Williams) (1990) [PinMAME], Tobacco and the Bicentennial [], Sea Window by Brady Arnold [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Unicorn by Johannes Hopfner[Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], PRES. NIXON DEFENDS HIS OFFICE ON WATERGATE CHARGES (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], Use of Force (1993) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], 1978 NBC Promo Quark CPO Sharkey [YouTube], The Ties That Bind by Jennifer Avalon [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Rockland County by Copper Man [collection], Virginia Slims mall film (1988) [], Variatio 1 a 1 Clav. [The Open Goldberg Variations, played by by Kimiko Ishizaka, public domain], WMAQ Channel 5 – Sign-On, “Meditations” & Opening of “The Health Field” (1982) [], SUBWAY SPECIAL TO THE WORLD’S FAIR THEME (speed fix) [collection], The Sounds of Communicore [collection], One Second of Love by Nite Jewel [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], WCIU Channel 26 – The Ginny Tiu Show (Part 1, 1969) (excerpt) [], The Little Rascals – Mush and Milk [, public domain].


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