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THANKS EVERYONE FOR LETTING ME KNOW THAT THE ORIGINAL AUDIO FILE FOR THIS EPISODE WAS CORRUPT. THIS SHOULD FIX IT. LET ME KNOW IF IT’S WORKING FOR YOU.

2:34:46 – Frank in The Overnightscape Studio, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Time travel to 2016, The Magicians, Weasel adventure postponed, confusing snow, Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin, the world’s best Scotch whisky, paper towels, beverage review (Kona Red Cold Brew Coffee Original Kona Blend), chemical amusements, Counterpart cancelled, Eastshade, Iron Chef, The Overnightscape #418 (3/22/06), tundra madness, Future Life Magazine – September 1979, Starlog Photo Guidebooks, electronic mysticism, Ravagers (1979), customer service call, Catalogs Beneath, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:54:08)… Resistance of the Monkeys by Project System 12 [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], The Kingdom of Plastics (1945) [Prelinger], The Occult Explosion (1973) (excerpt) [collection], Lamb’s March by John Philip Sousa (performed by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band) [collection], Benson & Hedges 100s Longest Awards [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Transistor by Bildmeister [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Flying Businessman [Prelinger, public domain], A Precept by Clark Ashton Smith [LibriVox, public domain], The Bluffcosm 5-Minute Vacation From Sanity #1 [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 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

 

34:35 – Frank’s brother John talks with his longtime friend Mark MacConnell, from Jamaica Plain in Boston, Massachusetts. Mark is a unique, fascinating, individualistic person – living by choice without a computer, a cell phone, or Internet access of any kind. This episode, John and Mark talk about a movie they saw – The Masque of the Red Death (1964), other movies, Florida, movie theaters, Charlton Heston, Kurosawa festival at Film Forum, choosing a seat, ordering beer, Repo Man, restaurants, California, mixed drinks.

Let us know how you like the show in the comments section below.

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

 

15:40 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I’ll present the audio of a cassette tape from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to digitize more of my archives.

I have previously released Shatter Cider – but with the wrong date (1987), no track listing, and in some cases, a different name (Shatter Cider Suite (just the first 5 songs)). For this release, I made a brand new transfer from the original cassette, and present the title and track listing below, exactly as written on the tape label.

I recorded most of my “Little Frankie Nora” music in 1987, which is why I originally thought this tape was from that year. But apparently, I recorded music over the next few years, and collected it in “Shatter Cider” – making it the final Little Frankie Nora release.

Little Frankie Nora: Shatter Cider

compiled 5/4/92

[1] Nerve Amble (90-91) :35

[2] Spirit Pummel (89-90) :36

[3] Galaxy Reel (Bumper) 10:08

  1. Disorientation Lost 2:21 (or Disruption Lost)
  2. Shatter Cider 1:50
  3. So Stir Up a Hysterical 2:11
  4. Mean Laura 1:42
  5. Two-by-Foured Snowman 2:02 (or Tossed Into Woods)

[4] Mishap South (EEF) 1:03

[5] Waiting (BC) :36

[6] Original What (BC) (LFN#1) :46

[7] I Am God (BC) 1:08

EEF = Early Echoes Fusing (a video I made)
BC = Bicentennial Cane (a compilation tape)

 

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 onsug.com

2:14:50 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Major quiet nights, phase of history like a bus ride, supermarkets, Pathmark spokesman James Karen in Oscars death montage, Wil Vinton, Rami Malek, Olivia Coleman, True Detective, Lost, The Magicians, improved version of Onsug Radio Handbook released, order and chaos, mishaps while trying to watch a live stream of Phish in Mexico, Experiment IV by Kate Bush, Mark Hollis (of Talk Talk) dead at 64, Julius update, conspiracy theories, alternate timelines and pop culture, dream of the future?, Discovery Island, pangram, changes, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:34:14)… Los Tres Tikis by Pirato Ketchup [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Alligator Moon Suite by Robert Hunter (live at Player’s Tavern on 1978-05-23) [Archive.org], SHOWTIME promos (July 1984) [YouTube], Let Me See Your Arms Stretch Out by The Search [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Mour by GKM [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], WBBM Channel 2 – Double Dare – “Hong Kong King Con” (Preview, Opening, Breaks & Ending, 1985) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Haunting by Clark Ashton Smith [LibriVox, public domain], The Pride of Pittsburgh by John Philip Sousa (performed by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band) [collection], Polar Lion – Big Mose Blues (May 2010) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 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

 

27:58 – Frank’s brother John talks with his longtime friend Mark MacConnell, from Jamaica Plain in Boston, Massachusetts. Mark is a unique, fascinating, individualistic person – living by choice without a computer, a cell phone, or Internet access of any kind. This episode, “Educators”, includes such topics as The Happy Rancher, history, Abraham Lincoln, intelligence, ice cream and poems, education, teachers, football, students, the in crowd, John’s experiences in high school, politics, 1976 presidential election, hanging out with teachers, early 19th Century history, Patton, old pictures, old friends.

Let us know how you like the show in the comments section below.

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

 

Onsug_Radio_Handbook_Jan19.pdf

As the The Overnightscape Underground archive has grown, I have always maintained some kind of guidebook, which contains  the listings and descriptions  of all the shows in the archive. For several years now, Onsug Radio Handbook has been such a reference guide.

I made another book in 2015, Onsug Guide, as an actual physical book – still available for purchase. But this one only contains show names – not descriptions.

It has long been my goal to release a new print book, containing all the information, like Onsug Radio Handbook. The problem is, the Handbook is over 3,000 pages long, and formatted as raw text. So, a year or two ago, I started reformatting the entire book – a process which has been very time-consuming, with no end in sight.

So, I recently decided to pursue a more realistic goal – to use the reformatted pages I have done, and merge them in with the current Handbook. This is a great improvement to the Handbook, and one step closer to the ultimate goal of releasing an actual book (ideally, with all the show art as well).

The new formatting has reduced the page count from 3,000 pages to 2,000 pages – not bad for a first step.

Click the link above to view the new, improved Onsug Radio Handbook.

31:47 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I’ll present the audio of a cassette tape from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to digitize more of my archives.

Fuzzy Daupner (Carrie Engdahl–vocals & guitar, Rob DiCaterino–drums, Phil Mould–bass) live at Tierney’s in Montclair, New Jersey, on Tuesday, February 20, 2001. Includes the rare full lyrics version of “Transit Shivers”.

Notes: Ambient recording of birds by a roadside. Open mic night at Tierney’s. Talking about Frank’s old recordings. Unknown performer. People talking. Fuzzy Daupner takes the stage. Setlist: The Armixhony of Conrad, The Brown and Blue, Christian Rock, Transit Shivers. After the performance. Unknown performer.

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 onsug.com

2:36:48 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: A dripping under conifer, litterbugs, memories of Montana, Klaus Schulze – Audentity (1983), The Nutcracker – Dance of the Reed Flutes, Kate Bush, PathPix Max, Puzzle Page, Peter Tork (of The Monkees) dead at 77, Laurel Canyon conspiracy theories, napkins ran out, Poké Junké, new energies, burning plastic smell, Julius Variant, bumper cars on ice, ping pong chairs, Groucho Marx, alternate timelines, utopias, Phish in Mexico, the 1930s, Tolkien exhibit at The Morgan Library, Subaru S209, time travel, Amazon bookstore, brutalist architecture, Weasel gathering, Penn Station, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:55:51)… Prairie Fire – March 10, 1994 (edit) [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Psychic Farmers by Faradize [Ektoplazm, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Way to Go! with Dr. Don (Episode 1, Part 3, 1979) (granola, reptiles) [FuzzyMemories.TV], FEMA Camp Footage (Concentrations Camps in USA) [YouTube], Misty Trail by Diffus [Ektoplazm, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0], Rito by Vespero [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0].

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

 

2:29:57 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Teleporting to San Diego, Conrad Schnitzler, dream houseguest Caroline My Tooth, vegan potluck, puppet theories, Nickelodeon Universe, fantasy hotels, afternoon snowstorm, Onsug Radio Handbook, Talks with MacConnell, Russian Doll, Annunaki, Kate Bush, Experiment IV, Klaus Schulze, Audentity, daikon radishes, pickling and refrigeration, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, The Paul & Mary Ritts Puppets, Taco, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Taco Minibikes, NOMO camera, Abide/Weave, Ken Nordine dead at 98, astrology, positivity, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:48:48)… Living Nightmare (Snowflake Mix) by Blue Wave Theory [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC 4.0], I Want Something Funny (4/29/00) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], PSA – Time For Timer – QuikFast [collection], Don’t Start Believin’ by Bullette [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], The Stars and Stripes Forever by United States Army Band [Musopen, public domain], Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 5, No. 2) [Prelinger, public domain], The stunning dimension [via Webm8 productions], What Child Is This by Jennifer Avalon [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], The Gill Lane Saga by Tree Bag Ask [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], G57-14-Clear Transmission by craigsmith [Freesound, CC0 1.0], Carpe Diem by Open Mind Frame [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Interlude for Gigeras Babies by Achecorporation [Dogmazic, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], anxious darlin’ by Tinmouth [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

 

32:44 – Welcome a new show to Onsug – Talks with MacConnell

Frank’s brother John talks with his longtime friend Mark MacConnell, from Jamaica Plain in Boston, Massachusetts. Mark is a unique, fascinating, individualistic person – living by choice without a computer, a cell phone, or Internet access of any kind. This episode, “Horrible Interviewer”, includes such topics as John’s impressions of Mark, Frank Sinatra’s birthday, horrible interviewer, Mark’s impressions of John, young people, unique people, Dixie cups, the AT&T breakup of 1984, isolation, weirdos, Tom Snyder, great interviewers of the past, marriage, relations, Fluffy the dog, feral cats, attention span, and politicians.

Warning: adult content, not for the easily offended, definitely not safe for work

Let us know how you like the show in the comments section below.

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