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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 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.)

See a ‘LIVE’ Podcasting Performance by Frank Edward Nora!!

Space is limited. Sign up for (free) and RSVP as soon as possible. It’s in midtown Manhattan, near Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Stuff I Sold on eBay in 2003

38.1 MB ZIP file containing 530 pictures:

Note: There are a few slightly NSFW images like some Playboy covers and stuff.

From the READ ME file in the archive:

by Frank Edward Nora
530 Pictures
Released February 2, 2008

Hi, I’m Frank Edward Nora, host of the long-running Internet talk radio show “The Overnightscape” ( I have always had way too much stuff and not enough space to store it. Back in 2003 I set out to sell a ton of stuff I had accumulated on eBay – stuff you can see in these pictures. Most of the stuff sold. I may still have a few of these items. It was kind of bittersweet looking at these pics – while I don’t miss any of this stuff, some of it is pretty darn cool… Anyway, just though you might like to see this collection of interesting things.

These photos are under the following license:

Attribution 3.0 United States

Attribution: By Frank Edward Nora, host of the long-running Internet talk radio show “The Overnightscape” ( Released as part of a set called “Stuff I Sold on eBay in 2003” on February 2, 2008.

Carrie Engdahl – The Last Schmaltz

The Last Schmaltz! Carrie Engdahl live at Tierney’s Tavern in Montclair, NJ on January 18, 2008. This was Carrie’s going away show… a lifelong NJ resident, she’s moving to Austin, TX! In fact she is on the road, heading there right now, as I write this post.

(recorded on my Edirol R-09 sitting on a table in the back of the room)

I was quoted in The New York Times

Well… one of the blogs run by The York Times. Check it out.

Playing Around With Video

Inramble is a new video project I’m playing around with. I’ve been shooting stuff on my Treo 680 which sucks quality-wise. Hopefully my new Flip Video Ultra will arrive soon. I just came up with the name yesterday and made the logo today. Who knows where this project will go, I’m just having fun with it at this point.

Shufflin’ Jamboree

I’ve released the first beta version of the rules to my solitaire card game, Shufflin’ Jamboree.

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing it. The rules are still a work in progress. If you try it out let me know what you think!

The Overnightscape Underground – Day 1

The Overnightscape Underground – Day 1 is complete in track-based format! All 75 tracks of Day 1 (totaling 24 hours) are available for individual download. Or listen to it all via the feed.

The next step is to make Day 1 available for download in several different ways… this is coming soon.

Join The Overnightscape Support Mailing List

Roel from The Netherlands created The Overnightscape Support Mailing List to help promote the show and get important information out to listeners. So if you want to show your support and help out the show, please join the mailing list!

Sign up

I am planning on giving those on the mailing list a special sneak preview of the “secret project” in the very near future, so make sure you are signed up!!

Episode 666 Coming Soon

Episode 666 is insane. It is 3 hours and 32 33 minutes long. I am still working on post-production. I will try and release it by Tuesday or Wednesday. The daily shows will be stopping for now.

In other news, I made major progress in the “secret project” this weekend. I am over 50% done with the first one of it. But the release is still a few weeks away.

Next Episode Coming Monday

I’ve been releasing the 24-minute shows 7 days a week for awhile now, but I am going to change to 5 days a week (at least for the near future). The show is still officially in the “Completely Unlimited Format”, and I still consider the daily shows “experimental”. Once the “secret project” is revealed (hopefully within the next few weeks) I will try and settle on a new format for The Overnightscape.

My Guest Appearance on The Paunch Stevenson Show

Last week I did a guest appearance on The Paunch Stevenson Show with hosts Rob and Greg.  I had a great time recording it, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Please leave comments on the Paunch Stevenson site to let them know what you think of it!

The Overnightscape Audio Totals Graph

I’ve been doing The Overnightscape since March 2003. By the end of last month, October 2007, I had done 649 shows totaling 512 hours and 38 minutes of audio. This graph shows how much audio was released on a month by month basis. As you can see, even though the show has gone through a bunch of different “formats”, the output of audio content has been fairly consistent over the years.

All Show Notes On One Page

All episodes of The Overnightscape are online. Episodes 580 and up are here on the main blog, and earlier episodes are available in The Overnightscape Archive. But it’s been hard to search through all episodes at once… so I’ve made a single, simple page that contains the show notes for all the episodes:

All Show Notes On One Page

I don’t have links to the shows on this page yet… but still it is a valuable resource to search through all the episodes.

Series of Daily 20-Minute Episodes Coming

Starting tomorrow, the “daily format” is coming back – for 12 days at least.

The Overnightscape has gone through a bunch of different formats over the years – weekly, daily, 1-hour, 2-hour, 30-minute, unlimited, etc. Lately the show has been in the “Completely Unlimited” format – in which shows of any length can come out any time. This upcoming series of 12 twenty-minute shows is still in the “Completely Unlimited” format – but depending on how the experiment turns out, it could lead to a new format.

This is not the “Secret Project” I’ve been talking about, though it is certainly related.

My motivation for this new “experiment” is that I think shorter, more frequent episodes could make it easier for new listeners to get into the show. And the way I do my post-production these days could make a daily show a lot easier for me to do than it was in the past.

I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this series!!

New Overnightcase Reviews



Manny the Mailman and his son Mike review items from the recently-rescued Overnightcase.

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