1:32:24 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I will be presenting the audio of a cassette tape from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to digitize more of my archives.

I got my own tape recorder for my tenth birthday in 1977. I recorded a set of tapes, labeled them T-1, T-2, etc. This is T-5.

At the very end of the tape, I give the date, Monday, November 20, 1978. But back then, I would dub over parts of the tape later for various reasons. For example, the “Sneak Previews” I taped off TV is from 1982.

I released a short edited version of this tape in Bluffcosm many years ago, as “T5”.

Notes: Playing a record on my grandparent’s Edison Phonograph (“On Yonder Rock Reclining, Fra Diavolo, Auber, Soprano and Tenor Orchestra Accompaniment”) – with a brief conversation overdubbed in the middle, brief clip of a Star Wars record, Frank introduces “The Danse Macabre”, more of the Star Wars record, Frank skits (Miss Checkerboard’s Story, Guest Star: Beethhoven), Micronauts TV commercial, public library PSA, Hanna–Barbera’s World of Super Adventure, The Impossibles – with Frank’s scavanger hunt clue in the middle, The Frank Nora Show, Mellie and Doodoohoe, Frankenstein Jr., The Impossibles, Battle of the Planets, TI-99/4A data, Sneak Previews with Siskel & Ebert (The Secret of NIMH/The Devil’s Playground/Gregory’s Girl/Tron), Space Academy (“The Rocks of Janus”), Gilligan’s Island (“The Kidnapper”), Frank’s Gilligan’s Island annoucement, Frank introduces “The World of Music Boxes”, Frank talks about the other tapes.

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Attribution: by Frank Nora – more info at TheOvernightscape.com

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