Archive for March, 2014

The Overnightscape 1061: One Day in the Gulf of Huts (3/28/14)

2:03:55 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Starting the show the night before, chair, anti-perspirant & deodorant review (Old Spice Wild Collection – Hawkridge, Wolfthorn, Bearglove, Foxcrest, Lionpride), meta humor, 1970s vanilla Christmas candles, Orange Julius, 11 years, Swords of Fury pinball (Williams, 1988), Lionman, book review (The Science Fiction Collector’s Catalog (1982)), 1975 Mego Iron Man, Godzilla, Heroes World, the less media-rich past, Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969), Hardware Wars (1978), 16mm, the next day, 1973 Gong album Angel’s Egg, would have loved it when I was 17, Littlewing Angel Egg pinball, Canterbury scene, pan flute, Duran Duran, Bertrand Russell’s “Teapot” Argument, ancient information, subway, theory of one day, Dark City (1998), memories, huts, listener comments from Chad, Oculus VR bought by Facebook, Nightstation VR, addictive new games (Flappy Bird, 2048), home computers, exploring Tokyo in Google Maps, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), gourmet foods and spirits, wedding, vacuum cleaner review (Dyson DC44 Animal), Nightstation 0.6 psychedelic demo, and more… plus the Other Side (at 1:23:42)… It Hurts by Wead [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Mysteries and Scandals – Vivian Vance (excerpt) [YouTube], ENZYM’UT by ConFusion [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], 1984 SHOWTIME – Showtime Movie Presentation [YouTube], Hombre Amarillo by butumbaba [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 2.5], The Secret Storm (4/20/61) [, public domain], Rocco’s New Moustache by Lee Rosevere [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC 3.0].

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The Overnightscape 1060: Crime & Old Cartoons (3/26/14)

1:51:53 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Cold and windy at the bus stop, lot of stuff happening recently, Pennsylvania visit with Peter and Bryan, playing a pirate-themed game of Dungeons & Dragons, Cards Against Humanity, cots, exploring an abandoned resort, cold medicine, mental clutter, ho’oponopono, sleep, Oculus VR purchased by Facebook, supression of technology, subway, Nightstation, uncertain future for VR, Mr. Driller, Overnightscape Central – Reunion Homecoming (3/24/14), 25 people participated, depressing music in the corridor, the old Overnightscape Forum, Train Crap & Blood, Crime & Old Cartoons, artwork from 1991, jury duty, Molly Pitcher Service Area, Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips, seating area, very few people rampling, better things to do with your time, hellish noises, Internet TV station ideas, ATM vestibule, and more… plus the Other Side (at 1:11:41)… Evening Star Shack by Tree Bag Ask [Onsug, CC BY 4.0], Field Communications – Internal Sales Tape (Part 1, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Hibernacion by Jaime Heras [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Soul Colors (The Eastern Version) – ft. Jacques Delorenzi by Yvalain [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Sambo’s Restaurant (Commercial, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Coca Cola Pavilion (Al Fisher) [collection], Nano Moon Coral by Melissa Welch [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Interviews In Downtown Omaha – August 1970 – 01 [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Umbrella [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], WFLD Channel 32 – Super Cartoon Sunrise (Opening, 1984) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Nite-Owl [FuzzyMemories.TV], WDW Monorail Spiel 12 by Jack Wagner [collection], T.A. (Live) by Camelot [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Shadowfighter by Sushi Brother [, CC BY-ND-NC 1.0].

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The Overnightscape 1059: Mild Steel (3/21/14)

1:26:13 – Frank in NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: The upcoming reunion show, contextualization, youth subcultures, Gong’s 1971 album Camembert Electrique, deep connections with music, corporate ownership of media we love, Canterbury Scene, The Kelpies – horse head sculptures in Bryant Park and (much larger) in Scotland, mild steel, giant statues, I would have loved the album in 1985, Laurie Anderson, Spin Doctors, female monks, editing the past, using an armored car for time travel, siren connoiseur, light greenish yellow, The Three Weasels, lunch, cold medicine, feeling of caffeine, caffeine review (Ed Hardy Orange Energy Sticks), tattoos, train ticket machine, new Chipotle vegan “sofritas” tofu, vegetarian issues, VR news, Oculus Rift DK2, Nightstation, Sony’s Project Morpheus, Sony and Panasonic announce the Archival Disc, and more… plus the Other Side (at 46:03)… So Loud! (Re-Edited) by Romahichi [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Twenty Ten by Marc Burt [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC 3.0], Beublin 20 – The Royal Mall (Season Four – 2000) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Where’s My Shoes? by Captain Zig [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Multivac by Lee Rosevere [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], WSNS Channel 44 – “Season’s Greetings” (Bumper, 1978) [FuzzyMemories.TV], The Beatles Interviewed By Kenny Everett – Chat #1 (BBC Radio, The Kenny Everett Show) (6/6/68) [collection], SHOWTIME promos 1985 [YouTube], Canopy’s Chill by fluidvolt [Ubiktune, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], 1-900-FUN-MATE (Commercial, 1991) [collection], US Army Song (The Caissons Go Rolling Along) by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps [FreeMusicArchive, public domain], McMillan Interrupted By Khruschev – UN [collection].

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The Overnightscape 1058: Rage Against Arrows (3/19/14)

2:23:02 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Vernal equinox, cold, bus stop weirdness, three women, poles,Robert Altman films Three Women and Quintet, stuff from the 20th Century, 11th anniversary of The Overnightscape, upcoming reunion episode of Overnightscape Central, Malls of America, transit delays, arrival at Secaucus Junction, trainstation sounds, video game overworlds, other junctions, swamp, smelly platform, Dr. Hook’s Greatest Hits, Classictronica, humming, synchronistic train song, the Doppler effect, the train arrives, busted door, meta level commentary, amusing switch, Cinnamon Stratagem III, white noise, cartoon prospector beaver, Vangelis, The Love Guru, Starbucks fatigue, troopers, subway, train station music, one-hit wonders, Sansa Clip Plus, SlotRadio, My Own Worst Enemy by Lit, Counting Blue Cars by Dishwalla, rage against arrows, freedom of speech, weird day, Zero Bar, mysteries of malt, Camo Beans, Twitter, food trucks, Pink Floyd, V for vegetarian, soup CEO, eat heavy, buying a Frank Kozik clear orange “Gipper” punk Ronald Reagan bust, soup samples, free water, writing in script, affogato (espresso poured over gelato), cartoonish politicians, tortellini, Lisa Loeb, college weirdness, ABM, Small Soldiers, Doo Dads, Chex Mix Popped, Chex Chips, candy review (Nestle Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups),, The Nestle Cocoa Plan, how should we react to the constant world disasters, bitter and jaded, The Dead Milkmen, and more… plus the Other Side (at 1:42:40)… The Ground Round (Commercial, 1981) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Boston Sea Party (Commercial, 1983) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game (Commercial, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], KOCO Channel 5 – Saturday Night Double Feature (Opening, 1972) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Amor de barrio by Nize Sanchez [, CC BY 2.5], Missle Command Audio Presentation (excerpt) [YouTube], Byzantium by Dan Tindall [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Hyperglycemic & Radically Anemic by Charles Rice Goff III [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], MindCocktail by The_E.K.-303 [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], LOOK AT CHILD MENTAL HEALTH IN FILMS (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], Acapulco Surf by The Royal Aces [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Black Samba by Juanitos [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Fridays 1981 News (excerpt) [collection], WTVO Channel 17 – Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (Commercial Break #2, 1978) [FuzzyMemories.TV].

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The Overnightscape 1057: Aquarian (3/14/14)

3:22:24 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: At my bus stop in New Jersey, warm days melted ice but now it’s cold again, hedges, thermodynamics, using a flamethrower to clear away snow, telephone pole analysis, garage sale signs are old, staplers, meter, litter, Generation X, cynical and aimless, Wacky Packages, mocking of marketing, creative projects, the Aquarian Age, hippies, macho police car, “manliness”, rewarding people for being phony, the energy in warm air, American Idol, the pan flute, The Rampler, subway, context vs. content, fake voices, hypocrisy, contextualization of The Rippingtons 1991 album “Curves Ahead”, contextlessness, cold restuarants, the Jonestown Massacre, “drinking the Kool-Aid”, beverage review (Kool-Aid Liquid – Cherry), dwelling on the past, chocolate review (Mars Bar (British)), chocolate bar naming confusion, the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, theory on disclosure and the Aquarian Age, got a light, subway, earthlings, timelines, Superman, America’s Response Monument, World Trade Center PATH Station, discovery of amazing new corridors, World Financial Center renamed “Brookfield Place”, acoustics of the space, Winter Garden, more corridors, Rite Aid Pharmacy, bronies, Irish Hunger Memorial, accents, ferry to Hoboken, 11th anniversary of The Overnightscape, please participate in the upcoming Overnightscape Central Homecoming, current and former hosts on The Overnightscape Underground, getting on the boat, return of Chakaoaxacatron, robot Foo Fighters and Nirvana, Hoboken Terminal, taking the PATH to 33rd Street, 90s fiesta, Shanghai, The Rippingtons, JC Penney, baseball caps, Nathan’s french fries, Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips, Penn Station, Mary Poppins, Cinnabon, Buck Lanters, websites, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:42:09)… Psychic Farmers by Faradize [Extoplazm, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Roller_skate by Jahzzar [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-SA 3.0], Windansea by MPoppitt [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Joker’s Wild (May 1978) – Pam vs. Xavier (excerpt) [YouTube], Bottom Rung by Nite Jewel [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Victory Garden PSA 1943 [collection], Wild Wild Planet (1965) Trailer [YouTube], Dreams Become Reality by Scott Stevens [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Hard Bodies 2 – Movie Trailer (1986) [YouTube].

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The Overnightscape 1056: The Civil War (3/12/14)

1:50:12 – Frank in NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Beside a bowling lounge, a March 12, 2014, timelines, painkillers, Overnightscape Central – Mars, weird Sunday, video screens, smooth jazz, The Rippingtons, The Weather Channel, bands with album cover mascots, popcorn scent marketing, virgin mind, cool book “The Science Fiction Collectors Catalog” from 1982, Frankfurter and Cortez, magic of the 80s, the cats’ birthday, Mad Mike’s movie project – “Multiplexing”, Indian food mishaps, Deadmau5, DJs who wear masks, peaceful weirdness, True Detective, TV review (Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey), Carl Sagan, aspects of science communication, Oculus VR panel at SXSW, Nightstation VR, raining after work, they found the missing airplane?, soup issues, 9/11, talent show sob stories, American Idol, Lydian, Comet 209P, novelty windshield wiper glasses, sleeping and waking up in dreams, adrift on a boat, technology in dreams, bathtubs, amusements in dream hotel, Civil War minigolf, unhelpful symbolism, and more… plus the Other Side (at 1:10:00)… Over You by Wild Way [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Technicolor Universe by Keshco [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], CBS – Bob Trout – Germans Announce D-Day Begun (6/6/44) [collection], ABC Network – Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! – “Premiere” (Promo, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Dark Matter by Flux Capacitor [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Nobody’s Perfect by Electronic World (Sirona-Records) [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Ameritech (Commercial, 1984) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Burger Chef – “The Mariner” (Commercial, 1977) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Overnight Models (1976) Trailer [YouTube], Eclosion by Salmo [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY 4.0], WFLD Channel 32 – The Three Stooges – “So Long Mr. Chumps” (Opening, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], JR_Shinagawa station Approaching – Departure [YouTube], Pinball Champ By Coleco (Commercial, 1977) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Stop-N-Go commercial (from Video Newsletter (Convenience Stores)) [], A Scent Of Europe by rugar [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Mark Kermode and Katie Puckrik Glastonbury 1994 [YouTube], Renee Zellweger Develops Spicy New Series [Dailymotion], The Tower by Circa Vitae [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], MLK 64 – Nobel Prize [collection], Lord Halifax ’39 – On the Polish Question [collection], Swimming (Waves Of Experience) by Webmadman [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Earth Calling by Lee Rosevere [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC 3.0],Interviews In Downtown Omaha – August 1970 – 02 [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0],Zayre – “Take Another Look” (Commercial, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV].

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The Overnightscape 1055: The Brawl at Cosmic Mike’s Place (3/7/14)

2:06:55 – Frank in NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: An air-testing device, cold weather, playing with my Korg Monotron Delay synthesizer on the bus creating electronic drone music, the second NYC VR Meetup, video poster in the subway, a strange moment in culture and technology with virtual reality, The Pixies, first public demo of Nightstation VR, nasty smell, Advil, phantom music, on the subject of death, Andre the Giant died at age 46 (17,060 days) in 1993, Obey, the observers, my chair broke, New Jersey Transit, ticket machines, barker, dollar coins, trademarking of safety, deranged person, gangsters, synthesizer and coffee beans, synthesizing before lunch, Here Comes the Hotstepper, weird Indian food, Star Citizen, Elite, thoughts on Nightstation, scope and perception, the tail end of the golden age of videogames, Electronic Games Magazine (July 1983), Miner 2049er, Bandai Solar Games – Hikyo Amazon, Galactic Gladiators (1983), Brawl at Cosmic Mike’s Place, cosmic stuff, The Cosmic Cottage,, my gloves smell like coffee, bastard clerks, sleep pods, cool workplaces, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage with Carl Sagan, the new Cosmos, Space Station 76 (2014), the future from the 70s, Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010), taking the subway down to Union Square, 2023, Cinderella memory, counterculture, chess hustlers, tea store memory, The Muppets, Men Without Hats, a Rush song on American Idol, playing with synthesizers at a music store, patching in from the multiverse, and more… plus the Other Side (at 1:26:45)… Pinegrass Medley by The Acousticals [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Showtime 1981 program promos [YouTube], Deep Cover by The Surfside IV [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Parker Brothers – Wildfire (Commercial, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Oskari the Heimfanker by Madbrain [Ubiktune, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], PooPooTrain to Crazy Town by The Herb Gardeners (January 1, 2000) [, CC BY-NC 3.0], Illinois Tool Works 1 – Jean Shepherd [collection], Virus by QB (Pink Walrus Productions) [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Gold Wings (Gottlieb, 1986) [PinMAME], WTTW Channel 11 – The Callaway-Ruddle Report (Opening, 1976) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Han Solo by Rude Star [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Daddy Cool – Interview (1971) [YouTube], Rad Movie Trailer [YouTube].

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The Overnightscape 1054: H.P. Lovecraft (3/5/14)

1:44:42 – Frank in NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: The restroom rules, bus delays and conversations, crumbling infrastructure, a lazy Sunday driving around my old college after the rain in the late 1980s, H.P. Lovecraft, celebrities who died at age 46 (around 17,000 days), Cthulhu, bagel time, cherry phosphates, Vic and Sade, Quaquaversal Satellite – Jimbo Talks Forever (3/3/14), audio software, left handed, show notes, Ronald McDonald, Portlandia, art, humans, painkillers, Mr. Headvisit’s Pinball Infinitude (3/2/14), time perception, computer pinball, The Pinball Arcade, PS3, The Carrie Michel Show #37 – San Antonio Trip (3/4/14), new albums (You Should Know by Carrie Ann Carroll, This Means War by Sideshow Romance), dreams (time travelling with Marcia Brady, driving while asleep, giant black robot in book of miscellany), Paul Ryan, Ash Wednesday, primitive aspects, crude oil paperweights, oiliana, fan film Star Wars: Threads of Destiny, True Detective, The Oscars, plastic surgery, one-man band, Monk Time, The Atomic Cafe (1982), The Voice, Those Who Kill, too much death in media, celebrate life, Force Ten by Rush, joie de vivre, and more… plus the Other Side (at 1:04:29)… Start It Off by Hot Fiction [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Famous Cameracorder [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Interviews In Downtown Omaha – August 1970 – 03 [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Chains of Her Love by Black moon [Dogmazic, CC BY 2.0], Lo Que Viene by Ignacio Ouzande [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], The Movie Channel 1981promos – bumper [YouTube], Superdiscount by John May Bull [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Mattel Electronics Intellivision PlayCable Adapter commercial [YouTube], 80 mn (Original Mix) by Avanea [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Shannon And April With Friends (Party Fun With Recorders Volume 1, Comfort Stand) [, public domain], Mattel Electronics Baseball TV Commercial – 1979 [YouTube], I Don’t Want to See You Anymore by MyVirtualBand Members [MyVirtualBand (defunct), CC BY 2.0], Nawal’s Song by Roy Smiles [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Tom Donahue [collection], Road Kings (Williams) (1986) [PinMAME].

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