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48:38 – 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.

This one starts with an improvised story, then I talk about my creative project Obliviana, then some birds and trains. The first part of this tape was played on The Frank Nora Show 1680 – The Rampler Weekly #1 (4/23/11).

Notes: [8/5/01], Bandage F, Bandage Elf, Tanapa, Forjooms, a comic book altered reality, symbolic language, The Amazing Mysteries of Ian Hanclair, Osaka, NJ Turnpike, The Windy Barrier by Ian Hanclair, Vocawks the Space Memories, birds, Obliviana Phase 2, What About Bluffcosm?, good fortune, train station, train, [8/10/01], bus stop, college friends, subway.

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

2:56:38 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Graphic Products Corporation, Formatt, ancient beetle got to shelter, dry transfer lettering, Letraset, burnishing, Altern 8, The Fixx, Burgerbox, Stonehenge font, Portishead, Star Wandered, mojo, avocado smash, cheese coin, Greta Van Fleet, Led Zeppelin, Roni Size, Mecha-Jaraxxus, Rolling Stone, bathing in 20th Century pleasure, the old neighborhood, Irn-Bru, charity, steam pipe explosion, LMMS, return of Polar Lion, Tree Bag Ask – The Background, hobo synchronicity, Jar-Jar Binks, Shada, tarot shirt, Fenics, beer (Victory Sour Monkey, Brooklyn Bel Air Sour, Voodoo Ranger, Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale), instant root beer and cream soda, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:16:02)… Glady & the Loga Rhythms by Chenard Walcker [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0], Alan Dixon – Democrat For Senate (Political Ad, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], ABC Fall promos 1976 [YouTube], Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (performed by Markus Staab) [Musopen, CC BY 3.0], Techniques of Crime Scene Processing: Part II (1990) (excerpt) [Fedflix, public domain], Dear Old Southland by Polar Lion [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Laser Blast by Activision (Commercial, 1981) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Sunglasses After Dark by Al Hotchkiss [Archive.org], Dubplate Version 3 by Culture Horn [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0], Lum’s With Milton Berle (Commercial, 1976) [FuzzyMemories.TV], 1-900-FUN-MATE (Commercial, 1991) [collection], Reforth Danport (fake Boards of Canada song, origin unknown) [collection], Collage 1-14-84 by Another Flask of Weird [Archive.org, CC BY-ND 3.0], Intoxicator by Aloha Sluts [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Hands Across the Sea by United States Army Band [Musopen, public domain].

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

 

2:14:19 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Tomy Pocket Games, mass-market paperbacks, rectangular forms of media, VR/AR/MR, depth of techniques and ideas in a technological medium before it is made obsolete, premium pocket maze game idea, The Dark Crystal (1982), analog audio devices, wet table, HBO promo, briefness of the analog electronic age, occult symbolism in the movies, time distortion, Barnegat Bay, beach umbrella issues, eyeglasses and sand, rainstorm on the parkway, lab weirdness, Dr Pepper incident, paradise, Laurie Anderson, Phish, charity, Onsug Radio listening guide, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:33:43)… WBBM Channel 2 – The 10 O’Clock News – “Nosferatu” (Ending & Break, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Citytv Beauty and the Beast Bob Guccione 1970s [YouTube], Untitled 2 (Tongan Music) by Funa O Fangatapu [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Darling Days (2017) by MISTA DORINZI [Jamendo, CC BY 4.0], PAH TRACK 8 by Largo02 [Dogmazic, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Solar System by Depressive Art [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], On a train, through the window, going from Slavutich to Chernobyl [freesound, felix.blume, CC0 1.0], Your Friend The Soil – Keep It Or Lose It (excerpt) [A/V Geeks], Lyndhurst Trailer Park (1984) [YouTube], Teenage Freakout by Mules [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Night Lights (Original Mix) by Meizong [SoundCloud, CC BY 3.0], Track 07 by Flexor [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Lady Morpheus Plan by Another Flask of Weird [Archive.org, CC BY-ND 3.0], Steel Dawn (1987) trailer [YouTube], Spacewolf by Matt Oakley [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0].

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

 

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.

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3:20:43 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Dirty Pair – Affair of Nolandia (1985), Japanimation club, psychic kids, The Ladd Company T-shirt from Japan, Q-Tip, transit hell, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965), pop culture, true crime, podcasting, addictive videos, cockatoos and capybaras, Ambient 1: A Brief History of Ambient (1993), Killing Joke – Requiem (1980), weird old variety, conspiracy theory history, altered trends, avocado roll, holographic universe, grandfather clock synchronicity, Generation X, Radburn, shoes and socks, Ocean Queen Rockstar, mysterious marinara, Penn Station, credit card receipts, Secaucus Junction, sesame sticks, Repo Man, Marys on the channel, The Mini Car Show, Further Out Of The Den, Infiltrate 202 by Altern 8 (1991), watch your bass bins, I’m tellin’ ya, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:40:14)… Turkish Samba by Tevellus [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Entrance of the Gladiators (Julius Fucik) by Bensenville Municipal Band [Archive.org, CC BY 3.0 US], Bridging the Gaps by Derek Nigell [Archive.org, CC BY-SA 4.0], California Gothic by Hella Vader [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], WFLD Channel 32 – Super Cartoon Sunrise (Opening, 1984) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Some Ancient HBO Graphics and Previews – from 1977!!! [YouTube], Richard Nixon ”Checkers” Speech (9/23/52) (excerpt) [Archive.org], 1987 Walt Disney World Information Channel (part 1 of 2) [YouTube], OUTPOST ODYSSEY PINBALL (1995) [archive.org], Vibe Out by Ellis Breen [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], WTTW Channel 11 – Image Union – “Viewer Discretion Advised” (1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], WJPC The New 95 AM – “Win a Superstar Supercar” (Commercial, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], AngloZulu by Kevin MacLeod [incompetech.com, CC BY 3.0], WFLD Channel 32 – Newstalk with Wanda Wells – “Psychology and the Vote” (Part 1, 1984) (excerpt) [FuzzyMemories.TV], To You by Black Math [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Godzilla vs. The Good, The Bad & The Ninja Turtles in Outer Space (They Be Fightin’) by Partners In Wonder [collection].

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

 

2:55:00 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Six-hour vacation, wanderlust, F train closed, pickled plum riceballs, Roosevelt Island Tram, World Cup, Altern 8, Ghost, Suntory Kuro, NYC Ferry, yoga, Corian, depressing concourse music, The Boomsday Project, poem, ferryboat names, Pier 11, Pier 17, South Street Seaport, Fulton Street, amassing, tea, World Trade Center, burrito difficulties, Hoboken, fox in swamp, Tape Land, a closer look at the Onsug Radio archive, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:14:37)… It Happens All The Time by Paul Lisak & After The Ice [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0], Repo Man TV Version – Buzz Aldrin [collection], Rockland County by Copper Man [collection], Jocks (1986) (Trailer) [YouTube], Illinois Tool Works 3 – Jean Shepherd [collection], Fly To China by Phonophobia 70 [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Private School (1983) [YouTube], Retro/Futuristic Idents [YouTube], Ginchy by The Surfside IV [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Death Sport Trailer 1978 [YouTube], The Bluffcosm 5-Minute Vacation From Sanity #5 (excerpt) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Host (Lampé Remix) by Alic [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0], THE SEX KILLER trailer [Archive.org, public domain], Investigation by The Pharaos [Archive.org, public domain].

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

 

1:42:36 – 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 had completely forgotten about this tape! It’s the first tape I made with my new tape recorder, at the start of my first Internet radio project, Bluffcosm. It mostly consists of ambient audio of NYC – including walking through the original World Trade Center and playing video games at some now long-lost Times Square arcades!

Notes: Wednesday, March 15, 2000, 6:55 PM, Park Row, NYC, just got a new tape recorder, officially kicking off the “Age of Bluffcosm”, ambient sounds of the city, microphone test, World Trade Center, subway, 50th Street, Times Square, cigar, Laser Park Arcade, Crazy Taxi, Broadway City Arcade, Port Authority Bus Terminal, buying a snack, giving directions, Thursday, March 16, 2000, 10:00 AM, on the bus, more ambient sounds of the city, subway, Varick Street, got coffee from Jack, auto reverse, elevator, arrived at work.

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

2:13:31 – Frank on The Overnightscape Porch, plus the Other Side. Topics include: A rainy Friday, mattress shopping, scam calls, customer service nightmare, outdoor planters, carnival sedum tile, Ikea Billy, Alexander’s Mural, Stereolab, whole bean coffee review (Folger’s 1850 Black Gold, Cafe Grumpy El Salvador Malacara B Red Bourbon), chewing gum review (Juicy Fruit Mixies Gum), Fortnite Playground mode, Wheels Today, car stickers, snack review (Kitchen & Love – Cauliflower Quick Meal – Peruvian Vegetable Ceviche), and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:32:13)… Earth Station – WorldKey Information Service [collection], PSA – Woodsy the Owl – Littering Louse [collection], grocery store training film 1989 (3/3) [YouTube], The Perfect Planet by Monroeville Music Center [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY 3.0], Screwballs (1983) trailer [YouTube], Warzaw Express by The Pharaos [Archive.org, public domain], Blue Bayou Restaraunt (Complete) [collection], Hibernacion by Jaime Heras [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Movimiento Robotico by Danubio Rodriguez [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Worldkey Information Systems [YouTube], Screen Test (1985) [YouTube], Single Rotations Of Love (‘The Singles’ version) by In Isolation [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], history of Cineplex Odeon Theatres–Coming Attractions (1985-1997) (excerpt) [YouTube], Yell Love by Page27 [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Octopus by Mystic Morrison Visions [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], ONE MILLION YEARS BC trailer [Archive.org, public domain], Surfin Simon by Crazy Aces [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], World Of Motion – 23 – ‘Speed Tunnel #2’ [collection].

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

 

Onsug Radio 927 – Incoming Shows June 2018

2:30:00 – Spaceman David returns for two and a half hours of nonsense!

In this episode:

  • World Cup 2018,
  • Pump Up the Volume and Gleaming the Cube, starring Christian Slater,
  • Carpool Karaoke with James Corden and Paul McCartney,
  • meeting the legendary Diana Rigg,
  • the latest Royal Wedding,
  • can you understand our accents?,
  • Julian Lennon,
  • new Lake Street Dive album, Free Yourself Up,
  • Greg’s resemblance to Joe Mantegna,
  • Pamela Anderson,
  • the many roles of James Earl Jones including Coming to America,
  • the future of Star Wars, and what was wrong with Solo,
  • past and future of Indiana Jones,
  • Ready Player One,
  • Counterpart on Starz, featuring Stephen Rea,
  • Simon Pegg likes to run….away from me,
  • David Fincher’s Mindhunter and Alien 3,
  • absurd Roseanne-less spinoff The Connors,
  • debating the more embarrassing national leader,
  • Kyle MacLachlan and the cast of Dune,
  • Churchill starring Brian Cox,
  • celebrity deaths (Margot Kidder, Big Van Vader),
  • Terence Stamp retrospective and Peter Fonda getting into hot water,
  • Jurassic Welp,
  • and crazy countries to visit.

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Attribution: by Greg and Rob – more info at paunchstevenson.com

Released July 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.