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50:39 – It’s another noisy lunch time in New York City!

In this episode:

  • Live from the Lenwich II,
  • Tiger R-Zone hand held console,
  • SNES Classic Mini,
  • Greg goes to Canada, eh, to meet Kathleen Turner and Drew Struzan,
  • Tim Horton’s,
  • Talking UFO’s with Richard Dreyfuss,
  • celebrity deaths (Jerry Lewis, Frank Vincent),
  • 1990 Stephen King IT Mini-series, starring Tim Curry,
  • reviewing 10 minutes of the Paul Feig Ghostbusters movie,
  • Transformers Combiner Wars web series on Machinima go90,
  • iPhone X,
  • and no, Sean Connery is still not dead.
  • and meeting Jonathan Ke Quan and Ethan Embry!

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 September 2017 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

1:30:26 – 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.

It’s a Sunday afternoon in April 1990, and Frank and Peter, both in their early 20s at the time, go on a “zonal adventure” drive and record an audio letter to their friend Bryan, who is currently living in Michigan. The tape is very crude and toxic at times, and was actually never sent to Bryan, nor heard by anyone else, till today. Only a few snippets were used as part of the “Train Crap & Blood” theme song the following year.

Notes: A&P in Pluckemin, NJ, Buxton’s, negative sundae, zoning, heading northwest, the story of our previous zonal trip in Pennsylvania, I Love You to Death (1990), car crash in parking lot, Pete lost his wallet, what is Bryan doing right now, Netcong, they met Heinrich at his restaurant, how Frank and Pete met, heavy rain, factory work, scenic overlook, Fruit Juicers, Pete’s opera singing, let’s do Run-D.M.C., weirdos at another scenic overlook, Pete pays the toll, Route 209, MAC machine, Bushkill, Fernwood, sending messages back in time on billboards, Hare Krishna, The Hills, dirty copper joke, Binghamton, Yoo-hoo and V8 concoction, dinner in Allentown, turning off the zone, V8 and coffee, The Freaker, on the way home.

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

 

2:54:47– Frank in NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Ordered a begleri from Butterfield Machine, fidget toys, EDC (everyday carry), first day of Fall, Coca-Cola, stones, lathes, lather, tops, Vise Grips, exit meat, Grand Central, tricky trays, hands, Jandek, Ear Tripper, The Onsug, Tori Amos, The Deuce, normalization, The Village Voice, turmeric tea, the noodles had rotted,  Gen X angst, nuclear brinksmanship, Linda Perhacs, acid folk, Bettie Page, Star Trek: Discovery, The Orville, The Village Voice final edition, comic book news, Not Brand Ecch, Forbush Man, Ambush Bug, Doomsday Clock, The Onsug, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:13:49)… Wind: An Energy Alternative (1980) [FedFlix, public domain], Again by The Very Unknown Friends Of Jane Doe [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], WSNS Channel 44 – “Psychedelic Station ID” (1975) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Freeway by Kurt Vile [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Final Rewind by Tryad [Archive.org, CC BY-SA 2.5], Cowboy Krueger by Guitari [collection], The Easy Winners (Scott Joplin, 1901) by Steel Drum Ragtime [Onsug, public domain], Space cube by Tubular Tos [Soundclick, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Banzai Run (Williams, 1988) [PinMAME], Come Back To Arizona by Polar Lion [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Reactor (Gottlieb, 1982) [MAME].

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

 

2:53:17– Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Anything could be a puppet show, the coffee within, cribbage reconsidered, Blade Runner 2049 billboards, Melt, addiction, desire, coffee injury, shopping complex, orzo, United Nations, Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan dead at 73, Mandela effect, decadent breakfast, turmeric water, Forever Project Wild Blueberry Cashewgurt, zoo imprisonment, The Orville, Rick and Morty, The Prophet’s Song, Tape Land, “some silly some not” mystery partially solved, rock, Pogo, America, sportsball, The Emmys, societal angst, Sinistar, tragic orange, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:12:30)… Donovan – The Pied Piper Movie Promo [Archive.org], Electronic Sound by Emorej [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Beanie Babies Showroom – 7 Baddest Bears [collection], Vuruldum by Epo 67 [Dogmazic, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], BIG APPLE JUICE by CŒDES Pierre-Marie [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Worldkey Information Systems [YouTube], U Fine (Remix) (Featuring CM aka Creative) by Garmisch [blocSonic, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Oodles Of Noodles (Commercial, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Odyssey2 (Commercial, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Autopia / Announcements / Area Sounds (Chevron) [collection], Sleep by Lizard Music [collection], GTE Commercial from 1987 [YouTube], Night Lights: How Retroreflectivity Makes Our Roads Safer (excerpts) [FedFlix, public domain], The Sounds of Communicore [collection], We Need The Sun by Karibean [EardrumsPop, 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

 

48:07 – 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.

In 1987, at age 19, I set up a rudimentary recording studio in my parents’ basement. I created six “albums” of music as “Little Frankie Nora”: Die!, The Good War, Demolition Curve, Original Tin, How Do You Feel About the Job?, and Ending the Era with Calm Music. I compiled the best of these to create two official cassette releases: Welcome to the Weasel Village Mall and Bicentennial Cane, which had very limited distribution. These two have been released on the Onsug Archive.

However, the individual “albums” have never been released. So I’m starting with the sixth and last one – “Ending the Era with Calm Music”, which I remember as having a very unique sound. The main instruments I used were a Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard and a small black-and-white TV.

The first 14 song titles are from a paragraph in a book I had at the time, though I can’t remember the title. “The Dharma Bums” comes to mind, but I don’t think that was it.

Also, at 45:37, there’s a 74 second clip from a TV show, including the phrase “some silly, some not” – solving a mystery I talked about on The Overnightscape 1349: The Nineteenth Adventure (12/20/16). However, I have no idea what TV show the quote is from… does anyone know what show it could be? “The Old Curiosity Shop” comes to mind, it sounds like some kind of educational show, but that’s not it – what we’re looking for has a character named Rodney.

Track list: Your Time, To This, Thing Man, You’re As, Out Of, Place In, A Photographer’s, Studio As, Joseph Was, In Pharaoh’s, Prison Bring, Your Family, Up To, Dayton And, God’s Ass, Fish-Car, Fuckin’ “L”, Bitch Caviar “N-5”, Green Monarch, Butterfly March, Winds in Moon, Madness Five, Alice and Drinking, Water “Kids”, Are Us Them, Darn Wilsons, Cincinnati Red, Tonight Black, Aggit Baa, Locked Glass Door, Mice Girder Spring Cartoon, Cartoon of the Gods, The Lockhorns, P.O., Sonic Drill, Sonic Drill II, Mystery of God, Dance of Spasms, Throatripper II, The Weather Whistle, Where is Albert?, Walking Along, Genesissy, Liberty 1985, Acirema Fo Setats, Detinu, Unum, Some Silly Some, Waiting, Right or Left.

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

 

2:59:18– Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: 2001: A Space Odyssey, white plastic chain, traffic light stuff, The Deuce, human misery, Overnightscape Central – For No Reason, gnosis, Blade Runner 2049, my room in 2001, AI, on the edge of the future, Xando Cosi, Kamisado Max, lost in thought, lunch with Rob at Macy’s, South Park, Rick and Morty, barrettes, cribbage, more human misery, Little Rascals, The Whychock Revival – Remnants, selfies, wax museum, drugs, Nixon, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:19:00)… Happy Hour (trailer) [YouTube], Cosa?! by Sula Ventrebianco [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Come In (fast) by Waterfalls [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Chandaf Moore by MyVirtualBand Members [MyVirtualBand (defunct), CC BY 2.0], Hurricane Pinball Promo Video [YouTube], 1980s commercials from Nova Scotia [YouTube], Street Wild Lover by Morad Stars [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

 

2:52:28– Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Western Chinese cuisine, the silk road, Led Zeppelin, Louise Brooks, time travel, Chico Marx, Steely Dan, Boards of Canada, Warm Cities Within, 1423, Onsug Radio Vault, iPhone X, AR, AI, pen fix, Nightstation, slip of the tongue, Halley’s Comet, The Orville, Outlander, Jim Carrey interview, questioning reality, Hearthstone, clock anger, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:12:05)… walk of shame by hawkeye [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], Apocale by Charly2n [Dogmazic, CC BY-NC 2.0], The Beatles Interviewed By Kenny Everett – Chat #1 (BBC Radio, The Kenny Everett Show) (6/6/68) [collection], American Express Pavilion (Epilogue) [collection], Nixon on phone with Kissinger (4/7/71) [Nixon Library, [public domain], Partita No. 3 in E Major (Bach) by Gordon Rowland [Musopen, public domain], I Saw the Light by The Search [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Dream A Dream by Unicorn Star-Gazer [Archive.org], World’s Fair Spot 6 [collection], Happy Jester by Loretta Jacobs [Jamendo, CC BY 3.0], Chinese film (1966) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], Ground Zero by AutoCad [Archive.org, CC BY 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

 

Onsug Radio 917 – Incoming Shows August 2017

17:09 – 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.

More of my college radio show Anything But Monday. This tape has no date written on it, but seems to be from around March 1986. It’s the latter portion of the show – the first part may be on another tape…

Notes: David Van Tieghem, jokes, Sniglets, Weekly World News, baby bigfoot, house bat management PSA, microphone comes off, waiting for Carson, late for class, another radio station bleeds through.

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

 

2:37:01– Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: VHS or Beta, Irma, AI, news panic, pursuit of weirdness in the 20th Century, jazz, Larry Coryell – Offering (1972), Emily Remler, Jaco Pastorius, Montreal, The French language, Club 78, Creative Commons, burrito hassle, Dr. Smood, Twin Peaks theories, hypopompic headline, Philip K. Dick, Sonic Mania, “Bob Ross” quarter, Canadian coins, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:56:36)… Going Places (excerpt) [Archive.org, public domain], The What by Dublin Duck Dispensary [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], anna’s tambourine by jackpearson [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Letras Rojas by Perro Ciego [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Start It Off by Hot Fiction [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Smoothie mod by Don Paterson (DatE) [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], So Does an Automobile (excerpt) [Archive.org, public domain], Beatles Press Conference (5/14/68, Americana Hotel, New York) [collection], Psychedelic Sensation by PROJECT Exploration [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], I’m Here to Help by Will Kouf [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], WMAQ Channel 5 – Sorting It Out – “Buffalo Farm” (Excerpt, 1975?) [FuzzyMemories.TV].

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