Archive for May, 2008

The Overnightscape #704 (5/30/08)


The Overnightscape #704 (Friday, May 30, 2008 / 58:00 / 26.7 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Very expensive butter, shopping at Whole Foods, $8 crackers, fancy salts, North Carolina, Walt Disney World, the Feed Bag, charity, uses for a Frisbee, peeling off a root beer label, hot water, spinning sparkle ball, spider mishap, killing a bug, gadget review (“GE Flickering Tea Light), A Christmas Carol, using candles for light, selling shoes back in time, darkness, cool flashlights, crappy flashlights, yogurt lids, pierced foik, food review (“Siggi’s Icelandic Style Skyr Strained Non-Fat Yogurt – Plain”), rennet, contamination, beverage review (“Earth Water”), demineralized water, United Nations logo, The Flat Earth Society, trusting in authority, time for “Time Fantasy”, pinball simulation, Visual PinMAME, Pinball Nirvana, and Bjork. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #703 (5/28/08)


The Overnightscape #703 (Wednesday, May 28, 2008 / 57:00 / 26.2 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: The door into summer, Memorial Day, Virginia, New Jersey, Shenandoah National Park, Sweet Briar College, Skyline Drive, WPA, Big Meadows Lodge, disoriented, commonwealth vs. state, beverage review (“Abita Root Beer”), New Orleans, ITC Tiffany, show art, Mercury Retrograde starts now, old apartment, The Supernatural Report, astrology, Carl Sagan, MadPlayer, time settings, snack review (“Terra Crinkles Blue Potato Chips Jalapeno Chili”), politics, Ron Paul, corn syrup and political corruption, “The Revolution: A Manifesto”, property rights, huge disappointment with Bob Barr as Libertarian presidential candidates, drug war, gay marriage, The Overnightscape for president, listener email (“Harvie from Australia”), listener audio (“Wayne from” – MadPlayer question), listener meetup, a quick look at The Overnightscape Underground (, audio comment system, and the “Rail Adventure to Crystal Run”. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora ( RSS Feed:

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The Overnightscape #702 (5/26/08)


The Overnightscape #702 (Monday, May 26, 2008 / 58:00 / 26.6 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Switching from pasta with butter to tofu and beans, the 700 era, Pyrex bowl, can openers, oatmeal, tin foil, pop tops, metric system, “After Death” hot sauce, capsaicin, “Frank’s Xtra Hot”, seltzer water, water filters, mental block, cursing, Consumer Reports, Sears and “Kenmore”, Target and “Archer Farms”, Costco and “Kirkland”, welding, HerbaGreen Tea, logos, show art, audio comments (Dave from England (Mr. Bunny), Peter from PodGlo, CB from Chicago, Larry from Australia), dialers, “1-900 number” ads from 1990, Night Flight, The Joker’s Wild, drunk driving, Mr. Jesse the Cat, Firefox, beverage review (“Dutch Coke” (or is it “Luxembourgian Coke”?)), Benelux, NASA samples in psy-trance electronica, Phoenix Mars Lander, Apollo moon landing hoax, New Jersey, the end of paper show notes, Walt Disney animation cels, disorganization, gambling, Las Vegas, and roller coaster videos. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora ( RSS Feed:

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Night Flight & The Hidden Parks

More brand new recordings on The Overnightscape Underground! 

ug: Night Flight (37:13)

The Hidden Parks (3:01:18)

Coming soon – new episodes of The Overnightscape! I am planning on recording tonight and/or tomorrow.

Rail Adventure to Crystal Run

“Rail Adventure to Crystal Run” is now available on The Overnightscape Underground! …it’s my train journey to a mall in NY State… 4.5 hours of audio exploration…

Rail Adventure to Crystal Run – Part 1

Rail Adventure to Crystal Run – Part 2

Rail Adventure to Crystal Run – Part 3

In other news – I am hoping to record more “regular” Overnightscape episodes (702, etc.) over the long weekend…

The Overnightscape #701 (5/16/08)

The Overnightscape #701 (Friday, May 16, 2008 / 55:00 / 25.3 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Silver strap, episode 1000, area code 701 (the entire state of North Dakota), listening the movie “Fargo” on an audio cassette over and over again, “based on a true story”, drug dealers in Washington Square Park, desperate measures, old TV shows are hard to find, comparing North Dakota and Essex County, NJ, population density, the audio comment system using PodGlo, some audio comment for episode 700, Flock, beverage review (“Sence – Rare European Rose Nectar”), Erlenmeyer flask, Fridays, more rose products, edible flowers, unsweetened beverages, Frank’s wife Denice, anticlimactic NASA announcement, voice impersonator, the nursing home entertainment circuit, No. 209 Gin, talking in code, “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis, TV reports, the concept of a journey to a mall. rail adventure, New Jersey Transit, Galleria at Crystal Run, train schedules, gift card, chaotic at Christmas, restaurant review (“The Pita Grill”), non-depressing seating area, two bathrooms, and allergies. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape Underground – Day 3 has begun!

The Overnightscape Underground – Day 3 is here! The first two tracks, “Night Pinball” and “Yellow Light” have over 4 hours of brand new stuff! Check ’em out!

Audio Comments Welcome

The new audio comment system is active! Just look over at the sidebar for the window with “Audio Comments Welcome” at the top. Starting with episode 700, you can leave audio comments, which will be collected after a period of time (I’m thinking a month) and be attached to the show in the “permanent archive”. The service is provided by PodGlo – you can sign up for the service for free, but it’s not required in order to make a comment

Don’t be shy! I’d love to hear from everyone! You’ll be able to hear all the other comments as well, and you’ll be able to respond to them.

I’m really looking forward to see how this system works!

UPDATE: You do not need to join PodGlo to use the system – you can leave a comment anonymously. If you want, you can join the PodGlo closed beta by using the invite code “abc123”. You can record your message in 2 ways – via phone, or direct on the browser. The phone method works no matter what browser/system you’re on (it’s a NY phone number, so it may be a toll call for some). For the web-based recorder, on Mac you’ll need to use Safari, and on PC you need Firefox or IE 6+. You will have to install a plug-in to use the web-based recorder.

Just click on the name of the show you want to comment on (right now, just “The Overnightscape #700”), and it will tell you how to leave the comment. Or, you can click on one of the comments that are already there to leave a comment in that thread.

Let me know how this system works for you.

The Overnightscape #700 (5/12/08)


The Overnightscape #700 (Monday, May 12, 2008 / 49:00 / 22.5 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Welcome to the new “700 era” of the show!, the door opening abilities of cats, the recent 5th anniversary show, MadPlayer old firmware, show stats, The Overnightscape Underground, approaching the milestone of a month’s worth of audio, shorter shows (under an hour each), ringing the spring from the squeaky chair (hanging from laser pointer, hit by mini ruler), new logo (black and yellow), spelling confusions, beverage review (“Purple”), Orac, micro-celebrity moment (meeting Michael from NJ at The Health Nuts), Tudor City Greens, listener email (“Rich from North Carolina”, “Andie from Australia”), the urination issue, cursing, burping, listener audio (“Wayne from Sparetime Radio”), the upcoming audio comment system, PodGlo, the number 700, prime numbers, Harshad number, Frank’s experience with the AT&T EasyReach 700 number service from the early 90s, cleaned up the studio, creative projects, Nomadi Entertainment, Halfevil Graphics, Obliviana Super Occult Amusement, business card vending machine, 900 number “party lines” in the subway, survey, 800 numbers, Alitalia, bright yellow lights make you black-and-white in real life at MoMA (Olafur Eliasson – Take Your Time), and a fan on a very long cord flying around. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #699 (5/6/08)


The Overnightscape #699 (Tuesday, May 6, 2008 / 3:14:00 / 88.9 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: The end of an era, looking across the room at something new, The 700 Club, area code 699, 5th Anniversary, The Overnightscape Underground – Day 2, New Jersey, Episode 700, televangelists, Amanda Bearse, Japanese can of coffee review (Roots – “Colombia Adulto”, “Bitstyle Custom Blend”, “White Brazil”, “Simba Wind”), candy review (“Limited Edition Snickers Charged”), the smell of Magic Marker, jiggle the mouse, screenshot, coughing up coffee, uninspired rhinoceros picture, the heat of your flesh, lime meringue, Japan Tobacco Inc., Senoby, Deep Harmony, 1977 miniseries “Roots”, TV watching in the 70s, making coffee, fonts, a lion breeze, The Mexican,, learning pills, Toy Tokyo, Glyos System, St. Marks, Bottle of Things, toy review (“Tokidoki Cactus Pups”), heart and crossbones, a girl in a cactus costume, a sausage character, Hello Kitty, Japanese toy review (Re-Ment Puchi Petite Collections – “Re-Ment Sushi Bar – I Want To Eat Sweet Grilled Egg”, “Office Lady’s Life – foot bath”, “Fruits & Vegetables – tomatoes and lettuce”), toy body powder, cartoon lettuce character, Japanese market bathroom, The Iron Fairies, naughty fairies, the new stuff – plans for episode 700 and beyond, the new logo redesign, infinite recursion, black and yellow color schemes, soap review (“The Iron Fairies” sample, Lush “Demon In The Dark”), Sabon, online soap reviews, field audio – a walk to Target to buy a belt, Clifton Commons, episode 700, Boiling Springs Savings, big brown mushroom on a hump of earth, pansies and pesticide, crossing the street, show length, sirens, walking through a park, getting towards a darker time, new logo, buying a belt, a dark figure, falling toward the roadway, scaredogs, Canadian geese, AMC Theater arcade, Need For Speed Underground, festival with tons of cops, 2 forms of ID, gazebo, tree dedication, cherry blossoms, drizzle, Barnes & Noble, giant cookie, iced americano, mallards, restroom confusion, used video games, doing normal things, candles, a little side way, Jeep, this is now, Life Water, a school field, rabbits on their own, birds, wind, local politics, leaders, denial, community billboard, fascinated by normality, shower report, a vision of a pond, black wax, imagining a life without mint, After Death hot sauce, neo-darwinian macro-evolution, religion and politics, Ben Stein movie “Expelled”, intelligent design, fights on Twitter, thoughts of a rail adventure, Galleria at Crystal Run mall, bad areas, lack of vehicle, Mall Memory Series, “huge” garage sale, Herb Alpert LPs, playing cards review (“Jacob’s Bible Cards”), Japanese book update, damaged book discount, Safecracker pinball (1996), home arcades, Garth Brooks song “Unanswered Prayers”, Barnes & Noble, Multimedia 1.0, combines Coldstone Creamery / Soupman, Japanese way of handing you change, the ABM Show booth at PodCamp NYC 2007, video game “Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection” on PS2, movie “Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball”, the pinball emulation scene, Doctor Who, deus ex machina, Billie Piper, music review (album “Gala” by Lush (1990)), Miki Berenyi, “We Miss Miki”, “Desert Island Discs” from the old Tower Records “Pulse Magazine”, Little Frankie Nora songs from the 1987 “Bicentennial Cane” album (“Ending The Era With Calm Music”, “Come Again”, “How Do You Feel About The Job?”, “The Report”, “Going Off”), crappy old batteries, NomadiBasement, fake companies, TV game show “Scrabble”, Heather Graham, Twin Peaks, Sherilyn Fenn, new theory of show notes, origami airplanes, TV on the radio, end of analog TV transmissions, raw show notes, one shrimp still alive in the EcoSphere, Jack Daniels Racing T-shirt, uses for a Frisbee, Wyoming quarter, girl eating chocolate-covered strawberry, pinball games, Oakley Mars sunglasses, PodGlo audio comment system, and the roller disco in basement. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape #698 (5/3/08)


The Overnightscape #698 (Saturday, May 3, 2008 / 2:56:00 / 80.7 MB / – Tonight’s subjects include: Coconut molecules, the completion of The Overnightscape Underground – Day Two, episode 700 coming soon, dream review (“Combinatory Angel / Banker / Westmind”), candy review (“Snickers Adventure Bar (Adventures of Indiana Jones)”), Snickers Charged, the new Indiana Jones movie, a visit to PodCamp NYC 2.0 in Brooklyn, big black garbage truck, jacket decision, robot T-shirt, podcasting events are bittersweet, accomplishments in podcasting, arrival in Brooklyn, bagel breakfast, personal space invaded by guy from other bakery, Brooklyn Polytechnic, big red triangle, shoelace problem, blossoms, stained glass dumpster, Allen and Jefferson from Otaku Generation, PodGlo, audio comment system, Pringles and water, blowing a teacher’s mind at lunch, microwave pancakes, cracking fingers and toes, weird alligator sculpture, realistic dog statue, remembering a mall, bottles in the trees, using your freedom, 209, big shots, back at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, raffle, going to Books Kinokuniya with Jefferson, subway difficulties, expensive Japanese book “Universe For Rent”, idea of a little book you can carry around, weird video storefont ad, getting “Demon In The Dark” soap at Lush, the band “Lush”, Miki Berenyi, Treo 680 battery problems, Penn Station, Krispy Kreme, remembering “Zoop” setup, bus gates, little seats, bass rumbling of bus engine, people are confused, eBay, Kindle, dream review (“The Place in the Cliff”), chilly outdoor party, police vehicle, alien supermarket, bikers, natural light, deadbolts, weird book with compartments, time travel brochures, alternate realities, the nature of dreams, dream update, Frank’s brother’s description of upcoming visit to island is strangely similar to the dream, a symbol in the higher universe, a cosmic view of reality, dream review (“The Re-Release of a Classic Rock Album” / “Dumpster”), The Beach Boys “SMiLE” bootlegs, Brian Wilson went insane, NYC audio, Lexington Ave. and 48th St., Radisson, Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, in a funk over quantum crytpography and holography, human consciousness, the nature of the universe, the nature of light, a change in the weather, crappy umbrella, flaws, the tunnels of Grand Central, maya, is the world real?, Rockefeller Center, 30 Rock, mural of human achievement, J. Crew, long line for free cone day, Mini Fusilli, remembering waiting on line for ice cream in Warren, NJ, Pheasant Run, video games at Drug Fair, Bantam, Tente, Beublin A. Richardson, concourse level, Fox News, dust, checking out some keyboards, repetetive preaching, the homeless guy with the two signs, girl pretending to be homeless in Utah, show notes, ONSUG ideas, exporting audio out of this level of reality, a loose manhole, live theater, Hello Kitty is an evil cactus, the Hello Kitty Darth Vader costume, taking it easy, creativity, Coke can flitting, steamstack, building a building, Meadowlands Xanadu, a raunchy-sounding siren, how does this recording fit in, what is the real NYC like, rest room, chocolate store coming “soon”, getting a monthly bus pass, month length mnemonic device, favorite ticket line, vitamins, another day in NYC, finished up ONSUG Day 2, “Treasure Hunt” TV game show from 1958, “The New Treasure Hunt” in the 70s, living multiple incarnations at once, Deal Or No Deals, pirate girls, pompous car dealership, the history of video game arcades in Times Square (old days: Playland (Strike Force, Plotting, the famous coat Grasshopper cookies, sleazy, fake IDs), Broadway Arcade (intern at MTV, Assault, Qix), original “new” Times Square era: Laser Park (giant robot battles, laser tag, bachelor party, Ha! Comedy Club), Broadway City Arcade, XS, Bar Code (Charmin Restrooms, Pedigree Dog thing), currently in Times Square: ESPN Zone (Rapid River), Dave & Buster’s (42nd Street Food Court, redemption games, coin fall games, Deal Or No Deal, Let’s Go Jungle!, Haunted Hotel, tickets and prizes, Slam-A-Winner), Leisure Time Bowl arcade (under renovation)), Diamond Row, motion theater, Planet Hollywood (formerly All-Star Cafe), the gambling edge, pyrrhic victory, clues to the date of the game show, historical weather, The Thin Man, phone call, tofu, and the monkey thing. Hosted by Frank Edward Nora (

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The Overnightscape Underground – Day Two is complete!

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

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