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3:21:02 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: The Fourth of July Eve, The Sestercentennial, The Revolutionary War, British Airways slogan, fireworks now legal in New Jersey, St. Elmo’s Fire, dreamlike party, new shoes, AT&T, African dust, Toys “R” Us is finished, Best Buys stops selling CDs, poem, The Meanderer, Gilbert O’Sullivan, dental humor, civility, epic noodle bowl, TV shows (Goliath, 12 Monkeys, Timeless), Onsug logo, Wild Audio, self-effacing humor, Dead & Company, Dark Star > El Paso > Dark Star, Grateful Dead, Menlo Park, weird conspiracies, heavy rain, Lucifer Rising, insect hassle, Les Rythmes Digitales, Black & Mild Jazz cigars, West 38th Street, Overwatch hamster, Oneohtrix Point Never, “cool” shops, America, trash cans on fire, stupidity, Space Force, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:38:36)… Malibu Beach Trailer 1978 [YouTube], Clara Bow Mysteries & Scandals (excerpt) [YouTube], Robert Morely for British Airlines [YouTube], Rad Racer by Atomicos [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-SA 4.0], Toronto, 1970s [YouTube], Video & Film logos of the 1970s & 1980s Part 3 [YouTube], Little Frankie Nora – Bumper Tape Galaxy Reel (1987) (excerpt) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Ramp Fiction – Magic Smup [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Arrival of the Amphibious Kinkajou by Choston Bands & Junkard Sane [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Mini Car Show (9/18/99) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].

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55:12 – 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 weird music as “Little Frankie Nora” (previously released on Tape Land).

The studio consisted of a tape deck, a tape recorder, a mixer, a microphone, an old black-and-white TV set, and a Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard. My method of recording was to record to tape, then play along to that tape to the other recorder, allowing for a kind of rudimentary multitrack recording.

“Bumper Tape Galaxy Reel” is one of those temporary “bumper” tapes – with a bunch of song fragments and pieces – along with some material never heard on the main “albums”. It’s very interesting to listen to.

At one point on the tape (23:54), I say “Galaxy Reel, stand by”. As I recall, Galaxy Reel was a collection of my old Super 8mm animated movies, which was part of a compilation video I released. I think this was the music I played in the background of the silent films. But the music also became part of a tape called “Shatter Cider” or “Shatter Cider Suite” (available in the archive).

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2:27:08 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Acorns and mushrooms in the morning, heat wave, Flea Devil, toy licensing dream, Grand Central restaurant, pointless magic, grits, railroads, By Chloe, Goliath, Paul Williams, Rockefeller Center, Turkish water, H.R. Pufnstuf, new headphones, thoughts on the genre, Better Call Saul, HQ Trivia, The Gong Show, Erase A Pylon, the human condition, nuclear keychain, Philadelphia, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:46:23)… HBO Sign-Off (1979) (excerpt) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Chiptune 02 – Spacechip by Chewrafa [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], Beraloids by Ross Adey [One on Twoism], Mars Attacks by Spacebirds [Archive.org, CC BY-NC 4.0], Miami Intro by Waveman [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0], Dark Dreams by Vaders Orchestra [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0], Diamond Lady (Gottlieb, 1988) [PinMAME], Mexican Ice Truck by Gulf of Brass [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Storm by Eidolon [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Dancing Tiger by Damscray [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], The Mind – Benders: LSD and the Hallucinogens (1970) (excerpt) [Fedflix, public domain], Carvel Ice Cream – “Tom Turkey Cake” (Commercial, 1984) [FuzzyMemories.TV], The Garden Weasel With Jerry Baker (Commercial, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Burger Queen – “Try Our Specialty: Fried Chicken” (Commercial, 1978) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Autopia / Announcements / Area Sounds (Chevron) [collection], ABC Saturday morning 1971 [YouTube].

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3:04:49 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: The effect of memory foam on dreams, Kevin Costner’s Toy Time dream, bigfoot run, Christopher Cross, the daily commute, Nickelodeon Universe, American Dream, Sesame Street, puppet universe dream, Jason of Star Command, Kitchen & Love Quick Meals, the delivery of the memory foam bed, beverage review (BluePrint Organic Grass Monkey), Flea Devil solitaire, Shufflin’ Jamboree, time telegrams, power strip paranoia, vacuum repair, Astra playing cards, sample game of Flea Devil, Tiresias synchronicity, TV shows (Westworld, 12 Monkeys, Bosch, The Gong Show), soccer, reincarnation, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:23:52)… Mother Goose by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band [collection], WFLD Channel 32 – “Field-Style Fall Back” (1981) [FuzzyMemories.TV], SPOT2 [collection], Dusk by The Scallions [blocSonic, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Rock Flowers Doll Commercial [YouTube], Marvel Comics – “Summer Escape” (Commercial, 1981) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Chez Bob’s Halloween 82 by Another Flask of Weird [Archive.org, CC BY-ND 3.0], Mr. Wise Guy (excerpt 3) [Archive.org, public domain], CHANNEL 3: MOSCOW (1986) (excerpt) [Fedflix, public domain], Midnight Madness 1980 TV trailer [YouTube], WFLD Channel 32 – Chicago Blitz Vs. Tampa Bay Bandits (Promo, 1983) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Simon Le Bon – Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) MTV Guest VJs 1983 [YouTube], Tobacco and the Bicentennial [Archive.org], El Jaguar by The Surge! [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Pharaos Theme by The Pharaos [Archive.org, public domain], The Rhythm of Life by WK [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Colossal Rick’s Cafe by Another Flask of Weird [Archive.org, CC BY-ND 3.0].

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1:30:48 – 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.

Another episode of my college radio show, Anything But Monday, with co-host Mad Mike.

Notes: Midnight and time for the show, George Carlin, The Mailman’s Nightmare, Word of the Day (coaster), hyping the game show, security incident – Mike’s car was towed, fire is a lifeform, Brady Bunch Trivia, Horticulture Scholarship PSA, The Bacchae of Euripides, Loch Ness Monster, George Bush announces he’s running for president, Wet Ones get you stoned, the game show – “You’ve Got Nothing To Lose”, the contestants (Deirdre, Steve, Cullen, Georgia), Bus Trip PSA, pinball secret – Party Animal, squirrel puppets theory, anthropomorphizer theory, star drainer theory, Chrysanthemum PSA, security chief incident – “I WAS THERE!”, weight room incident, The English Guys at Home, Joe Isuzu, The Chuckle Patch, Oingo Boingo, the name Jennifer, Canine Companions PSA, George Carlin again, Bryan reads the New Jersey Giraffes PSA, giraffe theories, Professor Von Tortureterror.

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2:45:37 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Cincinnati Magazine, August 1986, page 77, the fading of memory, mythical people, Depeche Mode, Cornflake Girl, Legion, mansions for two, falling by the wayside, Bible quote, Dreadful Embarrassment, VR, creative mojo, memory foam mattress, longest day, take a little trip back with Father Tiresias, prophet humor, Observer’s Notebook, Doughnut Plant, gods, cold brew coffee, Grateful Dead live at Bickershaw Festival, Wigan England, 5/7/1972, talk to the animals, Spring by the Wayside, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:05:05)… Crystal Cave by Lampé [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0], BenMVBPromo [collection], Chat with John Lennon (12/12/68, BBC Radio 1 “Night Ride with John Peel) [collection], NBC The Godfather Saga intro with Talia Shire 1977 [YouTube], Powerlush by Sluttrigger [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Commercial – William Shatner – Commodore Vic 20 [collection], WFLD Channel 32 – Monstrous Movie – “I Was A Teenage Frankenstein” (Opening, 1981) [FuzzyMemories.TV], GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATES, FASHION, MAX HEADROOM (1986) (excerpt) [Fedflix, public domain], 120 minutes Kevin Seal and Dave Kendall 1988 [YouTube], Lyly by Violeta Päivänkakkara [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], 1971 – GAF Viewmaster with Jodie Foster and Henry Fonda [YouTube], Tomorrowland Viewliner Station (Oldsmobile) [collection], NBC Pine Canyon is Burning promo 1977 [YouTube], It’s a Dub by The Flykicks [Archive.org, public domain], Deep Cover by The Surfside IV [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], WBBM Channel 2 – Partial Commercial Break (1976) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Trouba by Steve Gunn [FreeMusicArchive, BY-NC-SA 3.0].

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2:13:02 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Pancakes dream, human origins, water dripping in the bus, arcade dream, driving to Queens, Dead & Company at Citi Field, The Eleven, Test of the Boomerang, crazy drive home, reaction to The Eleven on Reddit, coffee incident, Your Gold Teeth, the future, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:30:43)… Richard Nixon Defending Secrecy (1973) [Archive.org], Quel Augelin Che Canta (Claudio Monteverdi) by The Tudor Consort [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY 3.0], Shanty VI by Lay Brethren [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0], Saxonia Surf by Chartophylacium [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Jesus Build A Highway by The Preacher [Archive.org, public domain], SEGA “Galileo Factory” [YouTube], München by Garmisch Partenkirchen [blocSonic, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Gang War by Elixir [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Palosmojao by Onofre Borneo [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], A Boy’s Song by James Hogg – Read by SAC [LibriVox, public domain], Chez Bob’s Back at School 82 by Another Flask of Weird [Archive.org, CC BY-ND 3.0], WFLD Channel 32 – Wonder Woman & Space Invaders (Promo, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Chiptune 02 – Spacechip by Chewrafa [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], Icicles by The Pregnancy Steering Convention [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Reactor (Gottlieb, 1982) [MAME], Latin Nightbug by Lee Rosevere [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC 3.0], The Electric Company season 2 opening titles [YouTube].

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50:40 – 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 used to do “audio mining” in NYC – carrying a tape recorder at all times in order to capture interesting audio, for use on my Internet radio project at the time, Bluffcosm.com. This tape is an example of “audio mining”, along with me talking about stuff.

Notes: (3/6/02), Tape recorders, audio project ideas, ferry boat incident, weird beggar in subway, World Trade Center, J&R Computer World, elevator, another beggar, siren, Towers of Light Memorial, on the ferry boat, Hoboken, signal problems, scary PATH train ride, (3/14/02), war dream, Obliviana Wander Radio idea, elevator.

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2:37:46 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: The downfall of milk glass, dishwasher safe, pots and pans, Fire King mugs, Snoopy, sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come, The Red Baron, World Cup, vector scan arcade games, Atari Adventure, Mappy, Baron The Warp, Tokyo DisneySea, Mitch Hedburg, the crowded arcade, cherry jelly beans, lining up wrong, Leeroy Jenkins, King Kong, beverage reviews (Lion Dandelion Tea – Blood Orange Ginger, American Buzz – Mint), Dead & Company, new kind of advertising, robots, human statues, aspirations, playing Red Baron, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:56:02)… HOT ROD GIRL trailer [Archive.org, public domain], A Fistful Of Time by Atomik Circus [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], The Dominion commercial [collection], Vision of the Wild (1990) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], Street Delight (Featuring RM & Doc Becket) by CM aka Creative [blocSonic, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Prairie Fire (7/11/96) (part D – Wienermobile) [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Pet of the Petticoats by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band [collection], Acapulco Surf by The Royal Aces [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], WFLD Channel 32 – Wonder Woman – “The Girl From Islandia” (Commercial Break, 1981) [FuzzyMemories.TV], St. Paul Federal Savings & Loan – “We Help You Make the Most of It” (Commercial, 1977) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Resistance of the Monkeys by Project System 12 [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Galaxy Disco (Commercial, 1976) [FuzzyMemories.TV], WTVO Channel 17 – Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert (Commercial Break #2, 1978) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Palosmojao by Onofre Borneo [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Freight Train Sound [soundbible.com, public domain], WLS Channel 7 – Bizarre with Richard Dawson (Opening & Break, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Crystal Valley Campers – “7th Annual Camper Show” (Promo, 1972) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Bell System ad (early 1980s) [YouTube], Whistler Mountain (sample) by Rene Splinter [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].

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2:33:17 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Indoor theme park under construction seen at night, Northwest Orient Airlines, Mall of America, pogs, American Dream, Blue Sandalwood Soap, walking awkwardness, Nickelodeon Universe, roller coasters, Genesis of the Daleks, Android update, movie theater weirdness, running for the bus, corn cobbed chowder, met a Hearthstone player, Picasso Moon, Super Elastic Plastic Goggles, Jessica Harper, sepia, Theoretical Shelter, fallout shelters, hex signs, self image, Westworld, The Larry Sanders Shows, aspect ratio, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:51:58)… Oh Baby Brother, It’s All Going By Too Fast (rough mix) by God Street Wine [Archive.org, CC BY-NC 3.0], The Cyrkle Interview Promo Disc [Archive.org], Fire and Ice Movie Trailer [YouTube], You Foxy Lady by Happy Elf [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC 3.0], The Games of Starcade – Buck Rogers [YouTube], The Corporation by The System ERA [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Abandoned Shipping Lanes by Cousin Silas [BFW Recordings, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Rad Movie Trailer [YouTube], Northwest Orient Airlines by Blue Sandalwood Soap [Archive.org], Independence Day by MC Jack in the Box [ccMixter, CC BY 2.5], NUDE ON THE MOON Trailer [Archive.org, public domain], McMillan Interrupted By Khruschev – UN [collection], Computerland by xoxos [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 2.5], Windansea by MPoppitt [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Gluematic Pen from Loctite (Commercial, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], The Fabulous Funnies Intro [YouTube], Endless Summer by Stanleybirch [collection], Film logos of the 1970s – 1980s Part 2 [YouTube].

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