The Overnightscape Underground – Day Two is complete!

The Overnightscape Underground – Day Two is complete! Check it out!

11 new videos on

11 new videos on – Pope, Lobster Sign Busted, Public Phone 2000, NY Comic Con, Skyscraper in Progress, Chemtrails Are Not Normal, Interactive Sign, Favorite Seat, The Shoelace Problem, Strange Video Street Ad, and Foggy.

Check ’em out!

The Mini Pasta & New Orleans 2

It’s been a long time (10 days) since the most recent Overnightscape, but there’s a lot of cool new stuff over at The Overnightscape Underground! Check out The Mini Pasta and New Orleans 2!! They are like little episodes of The Overnightscape unto themselves…

And hopefully a new Overnightscape will be out before too long…

Bottle of Things

New track over on The Overnightscape Underground:

 02-17 ug: Bottle of Things (4/19/08)

(over 90 minutes long, a lot like an episode of the The Overnightscape…)

New York Comic Con

I had a great time at the New York Comic Con today. I recorded nearly 4 hours of audio, with lots of rambling of course and also a lot of interviews with a bunch of very cool people! I will be putting the audio in The Overnightscape Underground this week sometime…

UPDATE: All the audio is now online at The Overnightscape Underground

The Overnightscape #697 (4/19/08)


The Overnightscape #697 (Saturday, April 19, 2008 / 2:05:00 / 57.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: A journey in Midtown Manhattan staring at 48th and Lex, cigar smoking on the street, Caswell-Massey soaps, oakmoss, a beautiful day in NYC, coffee stains, big shots, The Overnightscape Underground – Day 2, Buzz Aldrin, Little Frankie Nora, Bicentennial Cane, wackjob on bus, The Ramones “53rd and 3rd”, Citigroup Center, police vans, The Pope is coming tomorrow to speak at the United Nations, David Blaine, the character “Benedict” from Roger Zelazny’s “Amber” series of sci-fi books, compass rose, cool curved building (“135 East Fifty-Seventh Street”), The Pattern, a sculpture on Park Ave. (“Love Wall” by Robert Indiana), Severe Repair, fancy stores, the middle class, Nokia store, mushrooms, Bergdorf Goodman, FAO Schwarz, toy soldier guy, Apple Store, iPod Touch, The Overnightscape on Apple TV, bathroom, toe, The Gates, horses, show production, entering Central Park, pond, stone bridge, giant rocks, to time travel to Manhattan before people got there, contrails reflecting the setting sun, failed episodes, failed experiments, hung up on 209, The Porch Trilogy, birds, the show way of talking, the “Central Park Jogger” incident, an ancient time when people could talk to animals, obsessed with symbols and letters, the world could be a computer simulation, Grand Theft Auto IV, “Pinball Hall of Fame – The Williams Collection” for PS2, the early 90s “virtual reality” craze, Jaron Lanier, “Virtuality” arcades, “Dactyl Nightmare”, 9/11 truth march, Columbus Circle, words and things, Time Warner Center, panic attack in 2004, giant weird statues, snobbish restaurants, sculptures, Masa, Per Se, Samsung Experience, bathroom, 80 inch plasma TV, Cartoon Network Store, phone call, Borders, Playaway, Utah and Nevermind, Eternity II, doing the thing in the sci-fi section, checking out books, the design section, Norman Rockwell, surf graphics, Kate Nash, KT Tunstall, unable to remember pop star names, Lion King props, magazine store, perfect price prediction, CompUSA, psychic projection, the old headquarters of MTV, the “Tears For Fears” mental block, beverage review (“Mash – Lemon Peel & Ginger Root”), Beublin quote, crappy bank logo, M*A*S*H, Times Square at night, remembering Lily Allen, Late Show With David Letterman, NyQuil, “Rehab”, looking up Amy Winehouse, guy with snake and parrot, Hershey Store, a spiral staircase that you can’t walk up, candy review (“Good & Fruity”), EPCOT song “Makin’ Memories”, the story of “The Zen Coffee Disaster”, hash browns, The Glenlivet City Links, defunct juice bar, missing the bus, busted sign, and feeling cool eating a sandwich on the corner. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape Underground – Day Two

The Overnightscape Underground – Day Two is here! I have the first seven tracks done (totaling about 8 hours), and I’m putting them all up today! The first track, “Oldskool Hardcore”, is over two hours long, and like an episode of The Overnightscape unto itself! Also, you will get to hear the preshow to the live anniversary show, and a whole lot more.

Lots of New Inramble Videos

I just added a ton of new videos on – check ’em out!

The Overnightscape #696 (4/8/08)


The Overnightscape #696 (Tuesday, April 8, 2008 / 3:22:00 / 92.6 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: The spilling of a bourbon, place is a mess, audio problems, the spilling center, channel strip (preamp, compressor, EQ), RIP (raster image processor), jargon, seltzer incident at work, spilled water on mixer, old calendar, Frank’s science fiction story “Severe Repair”, novel format, interdimensional travel, sex, audiobook, “Severe Repair: The Broken Text”, notes for the continuation of “The Cartersash Story”, superhero “Sleetgosm”, drugged by a magical cylinder, Kinokuniya, Japanese collectible toy review (Re-Ment “Kusuri no Petit Drug Store”, “Mononofu” (weapons)), tooth character and little demononic characters, toothbrushes, toothpaste, major synchronicity (“Teal Easy Dental Floss” – toy version and cleanup mission), the sword “Durandal”, hit tooth with microphone, Grayswandir ans Werewindle, The Overnightscape Underground, Overnightscape Mission (“Teal Easy Dental Floss Cleanup”), things that drive you crazy in a slow fashion, a zip tie in Iselin, teal trash, jackdaws, coaxial cable, tile sample, The Twilight Zone, disposal, the 8th dental floss, dental theory, a garrotte for your teeth, FTP video uploading, compressor, granola bars, showtunes, sitcoms, Tom Baker, TV review (Doctor Who (“Partners in Crime”), Torchwood (“Exit Wounds”)), Broadway musical review (“Curtains”), Al Hirschfeld Theater, Playbill, the musical theater subculture, the urge to perform, meta, self-reference, the Boston accept, psychedelic saloon, Avenue Q, “all the world’s a stage”, Slapstick Reality Actors, beverage review (“Caribou Coffee – Iced Coffee Plus Espresso”, “Caribou Coffee – Iced Coffee Vanilla – Coffee Drink With A Splash Of Milk”), a dream of black coffee, The Pixies song “Caribou”, Black Francis, Frank Black, Kim Deal, The Breeders, Coke are idiots, Coke Blak, the New Coke debacle of 1985, vanilla pudding overtone taste, natural flavors, Twinkies, beef fat, Friz Quadrata, Devil Dogs, Drakes by Hostess, glycerin denial, hog fat in glycerin in old Coke, awful website (, “Severe Repair: The Broken Text” is released, risque stuff, notes, motivation, The Overnightscape Underground update, music review (“Music Of The Spheres” by Mike Oldfield), Tubular Bells, Amarok, chanting, crying, Hayley Westenra, being old, Lang Lang, psychedelic flashlight (“Rave’n 2” by Technology Associates), listener 5th anniversary audio (“Ranger Craig on The Rock”, “Neal from Ireland (from”), controversies, obscure audio, doing show notes on the toilet, from the forum (“JimSlim” – Severe Repair audiobook), the theoretical discovery of the worst movie double feature possible (“The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift” and “Newsies”),, Linux laptop, screws, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Gnome, Linux culture, Linux complications, Mac vs. PC, Nethack, “Adventure” on Atari VCS, Telnet MUDs, Second Life, Inkscape, Photoshop, Ilustrator, DosBox, abandonware, textmode games, old PC games (“Rockstar” by Wizard Games, “Eight Ball Deluxe” by Amtex), playing pinball in Scotland, dream review (“Creating Dr Pepper”, “Indoor Replica of Chartres Walkways”, “Statue of Liberty Convention / Flea Market”, “ABM Graffiti”), raised boatways, Mr. Sasha the Cat, Xanadu indoor ski slope, Spaceship Earth, Horizons, dollar coins, obscure 1978 construction toy spaceship, noises, shapes on the kitchen wall, recording an Inramble video, sounds from upstairs, Mr. Jesse the Cat, Inventionland, cool indoor artificial river, gazebo, love of artificial worlds, talk radio ads, people thinking they can invent things, fatalistic attitude, a million dollars, scamming people, listener email (“Craig from New Jersey” – card request), cartoons, Radio Reruns, Howard Stern, the new business cards, the new logo, Obliviana logo, old Obliviana websites, remembering “Tente” (Spanish Lego-like system), attempting to translate Spanish, Bantam in Watchung, Pomp (formerly of “Hate The Radio”) records his therapy sessions and puts them online at, plans that fall apart, delayed Christmas present (“King of Fighters 2006” for PS2), an FYE closes, and turning the difficulty all the way down to unlock stuff. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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5th Anniversary Live Show Video

Here is the video from the live 5th Anniversary episode (#694) of The Overnightscape! Many thanks to Manny the Mailman, who was kind enough to film the proceedings with my Flip Video Ultra. Since the camera only has a capacity of one hour, this is not the complete show – but it is a very cool document of the event!

Thank also to Ariel at Ariel Publicity for providing the location!

Severe Repair: The Broken Text

I’ve been working on my sci-fi story “Severe Repair” for over 22 years. Today, I have finally the released the WHOLE thing, as “Severe Repair: The Broken Text”.

After years of trying and failing to fit Severe Repair into various different formats, I came to the realization that the text is unfixable – it’s a big mess, a total disaster. But it’s GOOD! Every time I start reading different parts of it I get drawn in and fascinated all over again. So I decided to release the whole thing, in its very raw and very flawed form.

At approx. 1,000 pages, with hundreds of characters, there is a lot to explore. Enjoy it!

The Overnightscape #695 (4/3/08)


The Overnightscape #695 (Thursday, April 3, 2008 / 59:00 / 27.2 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Frank’s father, Frank Ralph Nora, returns to the show with stories from Svalbard “The Trek” and “The Sled Dogs of Spitsbergen”, rough year, Nanny’s ghost, the frightened plumber, a fascination with the Arctic and the Antarctic, cruise to the north, Longyearbyen, the excursion office waiting list, buying waterproof pants in Stavanger, the Norwegian krone, physical fitness test, the trek begins, girls with guns, polar bear attack stories, loading the weapons, desolate landscape, the negative Norwegian, crossing the stream, walking sticks, rubber boots, horrible parasites on the ground, walking on a glacier, starting to get tired, dropping out, the Svalbard cedar, snow, 24 hours of light, crossing the island in the depth of winter on snowmobiles in the darkness, going to see the dogs, little tents, reindeer droppings, University, avalanche, the sled dogs of Svalbard, strange statue, dogs chained to the ground, Thai people in Spitzbergen, pancakes in the hut, Mary Yakubik update, houses and properties, wrecked car, more on Svalbard, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, and seed conspiracy theories. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (


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The Overnightscape #694 (4/1/08)


The Overnightscape #694 (Tuesday, April 1, 2008 / 1:53:00 / 51.9 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of The Overnightscape with the first ever LIVE SHOW (in front of an audience), at the NYC Podcasting Meetup (on the exact 5 year mark – March 27, 2008)… Meetup founder Doug Kersten starts off the festivities, the Meetup members introduce themselves (Bob, Brazzie, Manny the Mailman, Bud the Mailman, Agatha, Sandy, Catherine, John (Frank’s brother), Ray, Clive, Ronald, Alex, and Louis), and then Doug introduces Frank… tonight’s topics include: Honking car alarm, MadPlayer, audio editing, hiss, the official start of the show, the mystery box, the semi-illegal candies, surprise handout, show stats, all episodes available online, Jean Shepherd, the monologue show format, what Frank looked like in early 2003, graph, The Overnightscape 4th Anniversary Checklist, talking to Bud the Mailman, schadenfreude, spilling water all over everything, Manny the Mailman explains “The Overnightcase”, the rescue of The Overnightcase, Twitter, telegraph operators, the dawn of telegraphy, the definition of podcasting, RSS feeds, Stevie Blue arrives and introduces himself, Tom Scharpling Show, David Lee Roth, Howard Stern, Stevie Blue sings, group candy review (“Icebreakers Pacs – Orange” – discontinued because parents complained it looked like drugs), Flintstones Vitamins, big files, listener greetings (“Carrie from Little Elm, Texas”, “Becky From South Carolina” (with synchronicity)), area codes, opening the box from Roel from The Netherlands (with “chemtrail” greeting card, and set of 3 bottles of Macallan single malt Scotch), group beverage review (“Macallan Elegancia – 12 Years Old”), some toasts, Dr. Pepper update, hot Dr. Pepper, doing the show in front of an audience, the unseen listener, getting into the groove, show notes, topics of the day, a space bus, Seinfeld, new urinal shields in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, weird old urinals, “squat downs”, urinal game, old time radio wrecked by television, Dragnet, online video eclipsing online audio, Frank’s video project “”, talking to Clive about his TV show “Alive With Clive”,, various video sites, Beublin A. Richardson, addictive audio, the power of talk, campfire storyteller, the “rise and fall” of podcasting, podcast advertising, dynamic ad insertion, Dailysonic, video ads, premium podcasting, micropodcasting, Meetup member sites, microphones, phones, audio equipment, Frank’s favorite episode (#561 – walking around a mall for 5 hours), drunken adventures, the checklists are scented with incense, the new $5 bill with the giant purple 5, euros, Photoshop currency copy protection, Jean Shepherd Archive, and the music at the end. Thanks to everyone for coming! And special thanks to Ariel for the use of her space for the Meetup! Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #693 (3/29/08)


The Overnightscape #693 (Saturday, March 29, 2008 / 1:39:00 / 45.5 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: A new Sunglass Hut in Times Square, trying on Oakley Monster Pup sunglasses, fake sunglasses on Canal Street, chemtrails and things in the air, dusk or twilight, the upcoming live show, portable studio test, satellite truck, Times Square haters, techniques for moving your business forward, stereo sound, clear bag, audio setup, Linux laptop, Audacity, hiss, Muji Flagship Store, New York Times Building, the old Bluffcosm portable studio, theatricality, Wyland whale mural, Sam Ash, ART Tube MP Studio V3, wooden wall dead end, the entrance behind the coffee place, automatic doors, coffee shop hassles, Men’s Journal, possible destruction of The Overnightscape Studio, bus terminal ad, American Idol, testing the setup in the studio, Thistle Dhu, drinking single malt Scotch right out of the bottle, Easter leftovers with hot sauce and cayenne pepper, testing the preamp, busted VU meter, vacuum tube voicing, Dr. Sarno method, the opening of boxes (“Roel’s box within the box – present for the 5th Anniversary”, “Chad’s box of soda from Texas”), spilled water on The Overnightscape mixer, revealing the new Overnightscape logo, packing peanuts, Episode 691 comments on the atheist issue, ABM Show archive, logo similarities, chatting with a former listener, Richard Dawkins is married to Lalla Ward (Romana II from Doctor Who), tube is warm, sodas from The Soda Gallery, “Dublin” Dr. Pepper (with cane sugar), the portable studio test recording (with Denice, Casey, and Jack), Happy Easter, “Chocolate Rain”, beverage review (“Limited Edition Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper”), soymilk, “hello kangaroos”, listeners in Australia, the sweet potato question, Long Island, Walt Disney World, World of Motion, walking around Disney World all depressed, new Raconteurs album, hot Dr. Pepper, old Dr. Pepper logo, understanding the meaning of Dr. Pepper, more soda from Texas (“Barq’s Root Beer”, “Abita Root Beer”, “Dutch Coke”, “Fitz’s Strawberry Pop”, “Nehi Peach”), Happy Days, proximity effect, dream review (“Carl Whitman and Economic Tomorrow”, “Doctor Who”, “Early 90’s Alternative Rock Synchronicity”, “American Idol Contestant”, “The Bus Route White House Bathroom Code”, “Folded-Up Flags”, “A Brawl at a Barnes & Noble”, “Guest Stars – Richard Dawkins & Anna Nicole Smith”, “Washington Valley Road”, “Taken in by Rednecks Living at the Edge of a Recent Forest Fire”, “Boxes in the Fireplace”), Beublin A. Richardson, Easter, geese, Cheeseburger Combos, controversial topics, and living The Overnightscape lifestyle. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Live Show Was A Success

The live 5th Anniversary episode (#694) of The Overnightscape at the NYC Podcast Meetup was awesome! I want to thank everyone who came to the show – the audience was amazing, and the show was very interactive! Manny the Mailman took video of about an hour’s worth of the proceedings. The show itself is around 2 hours long, and as well I recorded a “pre-show” that was 20-30 minute long.

I should be able to release the previous show, The Overnightscape #693 at some point today. I will work on the live show (#694) over the weekend, and hopefully have it out by Sunday or Monday. Also I may release the “pre-show” in the Underground at some point…

5th Anniversary of The Overnightscape

I recorded episode 1 of The Overnightscape exactly 5 years ago today. It was Thursday, March 27, 2003. Little did I know that 5 years later it would still be going strong!

I’ll be recording the anniversary episode tonight, in front of a live audience!! There’s still room for a few more people, so sign up and come on down!!

Upcoming schedule: Episode 693 is completed, and will be released soon. The live show will be 694, and I’ll get it out as soon as I can – probably over the weekend. On 695 I plan to have my father back on the show.

New Overnightscape Logo

Here is the new logo on the new business card. Hopefully I will have a bunch to give out at the live 5th anniversary show this Thursday… there is still room for 8 more people, c’mon sign up!!

ABM Show Archive

Last year I worked on a premium podcast called the “Anything But Monday Show” with Mad Mike. It only lasted 8 episodes, and once the show ended, the audio files were taken offline. Now, after nearly a year, we are making the full shows available again, for anyone to listen to in this no-frills archive. (The shows contain some adult subject matter and are “not safe for work” at times.)

The Overnightscape #692 (3/22/08)


The Overnightscape #692 (Saturday, March 22, 2008 / 1:19:00 / 36.2 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Charter Oak, Derek Italic, Microgramma, Cooper, a letter from FiOS TV, Internet service, American Idol, upcoming 5th anniversary show, boxes, NYC audio, investigating the scene of a crane collapse, building buildings, emergency vehicles, sector commander, dead end, side of building sheared off, a picture on the wall, the crane that fell, St. Patrick’s Day, OTB, police siren wailing in traffic backup, cigar review (CAO Extreme – Petite Cigars”), comedy club handouts, The Naked Cowboy (and his creepy “handler”), red tube fence, the movie “Enchanted”, photo shoot with model, Times Square stereotypes, old video camera, Monty Python, the “what were you doing right now” experiment, lingerie, the ice cream trend and other trends, the new Overnightscape logo and business cards, the headquarters of Bear Stearns (the company that recently imploded), schadenfreude, crappy umbrella, saffron, Dodge Charger, online coupons,, crappy business cards, raining like mad, live show, upcoming return of Frank Ralph Nora, show notes, moving forward with the show, “podcasting” in decline, comment from Rob Safuto, Bryant Park, archiving stuff, remembering a scene (from the movie “Box of Moonlight”), fountain, Starbucks in decline, lines at The Sharper Image on opening day at the Bridgewater Commons Mall many years ago, Books Kinokuniya, bitter at big shots, evil, bought a book, getting espresso at the cafe, watching Dr. Who (Tom Baker era), Romana I, converting video for iPod, sound out of synch, overlooking the park, a happy moment – wrecked, the annoying sweeping, gray area, prejudice at Japanese restauarants, ugly side of Japanese culture, controversial topics, “Pulp Fiction” time shift last episode, bathroom, wet hands, getting on bus, annoying sounds, wearing a baseball cap, my long hair “stoner” pic from 2002, book review (“Fire King Mug Book”), Strawberry Shortcake, Snoopy, Hildi, and the obsession with mugs. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #691 (3/21/08)


The Overnightscape #691 (Friday, March 21, 2008 / 2:20:00 / 64.2 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Just got home from work, last episode’s mishap, show notes, my Twitter posts, old Obliviana website, the Summer of 1998, virtual mall, a scene came to mind, Harry Potter, Dumbledore, visual memory, decadence, Glenrothes single malt Scotch, vitamins, progress in 209, strange theories, pseudo company, depths of weirdness, Tori Amos, Macintosh G3 and G4, Xappenshard Craze, bad poetry, Abaxial Usufruct, Superior, The Overnightscape Stash, wisdom, sanity, bad picture, “The Money Masters”, Cuban cigars, “dialectical process”, Fidel Castro and HD-DVD, Dubai, poppy seeds, everything bagels, Aviary, awful governments, unforgivable cruelty to cats in China, horrific savagery, TIME SHIFT, sirens, wasting time, recording dreams, lost in thought in the shower, geese, time is slipping away, pasta gambit, highway bus stop, bursting with energy, TIME SHIFT, “Free Tibet” Inramble video, Olympics in Nazi Germany, candle update, l-cysteine update, the art of voting, watching the lunar eclipse, predicting eclipses, theories of space, deceivers, Flat Earth Society, giant dome, the sun and moon appearing to be the same size in the sky as evidence of creation, theory of evolution, “Flatland” by Edwin Abbott, imagining the fourth dimension, a bad pro-evolution argument, reactions to religion, atheistic materialism is childish, cultish behavior, new $5 bills, controversial topics, The Sharper Image going bankrupt, illusions, blind spots, what you see is not exactly what is really there, “Helvetica” movie, correcting IMs, cats seeing invisible things, a call from the place where I used to live, American Idol, DVR mishaps, heated debates on Twitter, woke up to a snowstorm, Laurie Anderson’s “Puppet Motel” Voyager CD-ROM, CD-ROM magazines, Stok, Myst, heat coming on, air traffic, dream review (“Drug Addicts at the Casino”, “Looking for the Water Thing”, “Night Cityscape / Stadium / Cat”), The Mission to Retrieve the Beverages from Texas, traffic karma, Dublin Dr. Pepper, Coke made with sugar instead of corn syrup, the old bus stop, cicadas, lack of nostalgia, holiday flags, the old Overnightscape Studio, street sweeper, awkward parking area, waiting for the maintenance guy, more air traffic, Smart Card Depot, making contact, getting the box, investigation, respecting private space, a little extra time, irresponsibility, going to 7-11, Fusion Energy Coffee, $2.09, weak bagels, the collapsing dollar, huge dog, and black lids. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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