Archive for April, 2008

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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