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11:50 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I’ll present the audio of a cassette tape or historic recording from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to release more of my archives.

Inspired by “The Audio Kitchen” (a show on WFMU), I spent a few years (around 2001) buying used answering machines with cassettes in them, at flea markets and thrift shops, hoping to find interesting audio for my Internet radio project, Bluffcosm.

This tape in unlabeled, but I probably got it around 2000-2001, and the recordings are most likely from sometime in the 1990s. I bleeped out phone numbers and last names.

Notes: Deals in the hopper, managerial promotion, leaky roof, grab a bite to eat, shoot for 7:30, perfecto, backyard was flooded, what time’s your flight, Sandy sent me an electronic card, wild weekend, The Hills, thanks for being a friend, Long Branch Half Marathon, Interfaith Hospitality Network, orgy of food, keep it under your hat, busy organizing, still a bit drunk, worst taxi driver, how’s your new job going.

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2:20:18 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: What is Upel Epol?, Ebn-Ozn, whatever is unknown is magnified, Body Love by Klause Schulze (1977), show art symbolism, Tacitus, Topol, Mary Tyler Moore, I Ching, Boruto, MTV VJs, SiriusXM Radio, Trans-Labrador Highway, reasons to be vegan, nature bus, De Lorians by De Lorians (2019), the Upel Epol answer, subway, Union Square, cults, used books at The Strand, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:39:44)… Stocker (Sente, 1984) [MAME] Customers First – 80’s Jewel Training Video [YouTube], Cassette Tape Bandits by Gingerbread Men [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0], Your Friend The Water – Clean Or Dirty (1954) (excerpt) [A/V Geeks], The Land of Nod by [LibriVox, public domain], The Chrysanthemum by Scott Joplin (performed by Gerlüz) [IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Single Rotations Of Love (‘The Singles’ version) by In Isolation [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Cosa?! by Sula Ventrebianco [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Blufftoon Time Dream Minute [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Apollo 8 – Borman Lay Reads [collection], Windansea by MPoppitt [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], KFC Training – Cleaning the Lobby and Kitchen [collection], KNBC-4 1970- The NBC Comedy Theater, Very Rare Promo [Obsolete Video/YouTube], WFLD Channel 32 – Hooray For Reading Special (Promo, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV].

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2:54:53 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: In the attic, crawl space hijinks, mysterious chocolate bars, computer punch cards (do not fold, spindle, or mutilate), office work of the past, TRS-80, digital storage strategies, the 400 gates, new car, The Non-Dairy Creamer of the Car Dealers, mall incident, parking technology, lapsang souchong tea, beverage review (Koia Keto Cake Batter), paperwork and thunderstorms, Journey: A Tribute to America, floating theater dream, The Orville on Hulu, César Pelli dead at 92, World Financial Center/Brookfield Place, Rutger Hauer dead at 75, Times Square, love and kindness, The People on TV Intercom, cognition cancellation, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:14:15)… “Ragtag Embassies” by Tree Bag Ask (1/13/08) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder (opening, 12/9/98) [collection], Arcadia – The making of the Videos – Election day – 1985 (excerpt) [YouTube], Gossip by Starlight Girls [Bandcamp, CC BY-NC 3.0], Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F (perfomed by Willhoite) [Archive.org, public domain], THE HILLS HAVE EYES stereo radio advert London [YouTube], DEATH ON THE NILE 1978 London radio advert [YouTube], THE STUNTMAN 1980 London radio advert [YouTube], Work Zone Safety – Part 6 – Lunchtime [FedFlix, public domain], Carvel Ice Cream – “Tom Turkey Cake” (Commercial, 1984) [FuzzyMemories.TV], ISLAND OF DR MOREAU 1977 London radio advert [YouTube], WHO DARES WINS radio ad London [YouTube], WGN Channel 9 – The Science Fiction Film Awards (Opening, 1978) (excerpt) [FuzzyMemories.TV].

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1:34:35 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I’ll present the audio of a cassette tape or historic recording from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to release more of my archives.

Here’s a tape I recorded back in 1990 when I was 22. It’s part of a series of tapes I made about my creative project at the time, Noyage – the first tape of which is also in the archive, On Noyage (2/14/90).

Notes: 10:45 PM, driving to Rhode Island, need oil for car, Rt. 22, dream of exploding city, grandmother’s dream of a Ferris wheel, flying Ferris wheel, police lights, The Hollow Fantasia, Nomadi, Noyage, Nomadi Ubiquity, Anything But Monday Productions, Existence Nora Nothingness, Nomadi Framework with 457 elements, Alka-Seltzer, Poland Spring water, eggplant parmigiana, confused people, 181,000 miles, driving, Gorbachev, Lithuania, Hungary, technology, virtual reality, bringing a video camera into your dreams, creating gold and diamonds in your dreams, how to make a video camera you can take into your dreams, Nomadi Framework, experiencers existing beyong the realm of human understanding, reality logic, a progression of sensations, finger issue, paid a toll, inertia, object permanence, subdivisions of dream reality, need gas, news radio (situation in Lithuania), 1:37 AM in Connecticut, coffee, falling asleep, fire engine, music radio, arrived in Rhode Island, deadlines, Elm and Imperial, 3:01 PM, 3/25/90, Zoning at Ele 3 and Nen 10, large yellow ferryboat, easy access with Nomadi, pediatric center, Beatlefest, at Nanny’s house for John’s party, neo hippie girls, Nomading E3 and N12, Grover Cleveland Area, caffeine, poem quote, out of money, tape recording has a lot of potential, computer voice interface, Nomadi will provide a reason to do things, airplane, second job interview, plans, approaching The Meadowlands, Nomadi and Noyage, time perception, desktop publishing, paying the toll, Nomadi plans, trying to find the hotel, 11:14 PM, my experience at Beatlefest, exhibit hall, panel discussions, logic fingerprint, falling in love, Beatles cover band Liverpool, Battle of the Beatles Bands, numerous meanings of life, different types of experiences as different worlds, Magical Mystery Tour, Holiday Inn sign, more thoughts on The Beatles, it’s just common sense.

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2:31:08 – Frank in NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Snow melting oil, Railway Age Gazette, heatwave, Phish, Alpine Ruby Waves, jamming, Icculus, The Book by Alan Watts, Pintsch gas, Zaccaria Pinball, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, Japanese beverage review (Hipeace Dong Ding Four Seasons Spring Oolong Tea), Street Fighter V character G, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser book “Swords and Deviltry” by Fritz Leiber (1970), hotel dream, The Costco Connoisseur, Times Square, Douyu, Legion, box of whiskey, Also Sprach Mazenweed, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:50:29)… Walt Disney World Delta Promo Video 1993 (excerpt) [YouTube], Dolphin Productions – “Demo Reel” (1978) (excerpt) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Floyd’s On The River by Another Flask of Weird [Archive.org, CC BY-ND 3.0], New Wave Theatre (intro) [collection], K-tel – 24 Greatest Dumb Ditties (Record Offer, 1977) (excerpt) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Anchor of Hope by Tim Oestmann [SurfGuitar101.com, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0], NV Radio Prop – ‘Fort Riley’ [collection], Modulationarism by Keishi Yonao [Ubiktune, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], The Arcade Ambience Project: 1983, by Andy Hofle (excerpt) [textfiles.com], The Comedy Channel Higgins Boys & Gruber Rachel Sweet Alan Havey + More [YouTube], Disneyland Railroad / Narration / Grand Canyon/Primevil World [collection], Golden Bear Restaurants – “Gold Rush Special” (Commercial, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], The Song Remains (6/11/03) by Robert Hunter [Gravity’s Rainbow compilation, Archive.org].

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2:04:53 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Finally met the Marty the Robot, automation and the future of human work, video art concept, The Joy of Painting, hoardings on the station, Phish at Alpine Valley Music Center, West Belt Mall, reclining couch, digital card games, controversial classmates, deja vu, astrology, Horace Doom, Dormouse Ho, The Mad Tea Party, Legion, late 60s theory, The Onsug Radio Van by Chad, heptagon spiral, day world vs. night world, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:24:22)… KNXT-2 1972- The Fabulous 52! Movie Breaks! Very Rare!!! [Obsolete Video/YouTube], National Drinking Game PSA [Archive.org, public domain], Will We Be Alright by MyVirtualBand Members [MyVirtualBand (defunct), CC BY 2.0], Ames Family Recordings – “Clams” [Archive.org, public domain], Paragon Rag by Scott Joplin (performed by Gerlüz) [IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], WFLD Channel 32 – Chicago Blitz Vs. Tampa Bay Bandits (Promo, 1983) [FuzzyMemories.TV], 4-butte-1: A lesson in archaeology (1967) (excerpt 2) [Archive.org, public domain], Bronson Pinchot on Good Morning, America – 12/30/87 [YouTube], The Salamander Rag – For Woodwind Quartet – Composed by Daniel Léo Simpson [IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], “Surf Rocker” – Royalty Free Stock Music by ZSquid [SoundCloud, CC BY-SA 3.0], My Little Ditty – Evolution #2 by MyVirtualBand Members [MyVirtualBand (defunct), CC BY 2.0], THE SEX KILLER trailer [Archive.org, public domain], ZOMBIES DAWN OF THE DEAD London radio advert 1980 [YouTube].

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49:15 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I’ll present the audio of a cassette tape or historic recording from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to release more of my archives.

Here’s another unreleased digital recording, with more of my thinking on the nature of The Overnightscape Underground, trying to come up with ways to contextualize it all.

Port Authority Bus Terminal, definition of The Overnightscape, the magic of audio recording, the plural of concourse, the day world, money, The Overnightscape Underground, annoying noises, Save Tibet, difficulty interfacing with the day world, embracing Onsug in its own space, The Twilight Zone, explore at your own leisure, mainstream media attention, permanent patchwork field-o-stuff, person to person, Southbound, Creative Commons music, the Grand Central Station of the mind, 209, day vs. night, hippies, dividing people into groups, the mysteries of the universe, Oceana plaza, 8/8/08, WFMU, Andy Kaufman, Nightstation, Futurebunch, tough process, The Endless Tour, Times Square, Lagavulin, heavy stuff, freaky environment, something…

 

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2:24:40 – Frank in NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Daily routine, cutting the cord, old CD rips, Tripmaster Monkey, record clubs, rock music, that dog., Drab Majesty, 808 State, matches and matchboxes in rock lyrics, Deep Banana Blackout, The Source Family (2012), Mishap 77, Walter Becker, The Flintstones, beverage review (Teaonic I Love My Adrenals), snack review (Render State Bird Crunch – Almond Rosemary), Video Niflheim, a complex playtime, Espal Emit, Phish, Jesus Jones, Big Barda, new scaffolding, The Legion of Super-Heroes, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:45:42)… Hazardous Devices in Contraband [FedFlix, public domain], AIRPORT 77 stereo radio advert London 1978 [YouTube], Space Mountain – RYCA-1: Dream of a New World (RCA) [collection], ZOMBIES DAWN OF THE DEAD London radio advert 1980 [YouTube], TWILIGHTS LAST GLEAMING stereo radio advert London 1977 [YouTube], The Cannonball Run 1981 London UK stereo radio advert [YouTube], Chopin – Waltz in A flat major, Op. 34 no. 1 (perfomed by Olga Gurevich) [Musopen, public domain], CRUISING 1980 London radio advert [YouTube], Arriving at the Studios [collection].

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2:35:36 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: The Coin Game, Devastating Nightscape, video game worlds, One Punch Man, manga and anime tropes, video and game services, cutting the cord, #DRIVE Zen Mode, satisfaction, George Harrison dream, Europe show production plans, Ross Perot dead at 89, Admiral Stockdale, Welk synchronicity, Jools Holland, plaza, Phish, Connecticut, beverage review (GT’S Kombucha – Cayennade), snack review (Dang Bar – Saigon Cinnamon Chocolate), Withnail and I (1987), clocks, Orbital, Transfer Weigh, Doctor Who, Stranger Things, 80s malls, Okenpino, workspace decorations, Final Fantasy, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:54:41)… Night Starts Over by Bullette [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], Combination March by Scott Joplin (performed by Gerlüz) [IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Toxic Lunacy by Solxis [Jamendo, CC BY-ND 3.0], Burger Chef – “New Sign” (Commercial, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Anti smoking & drinking Camp. Liberia (excerpt) [Archive.org], WLS Channel 7 – ABC Theatre – “A Time For Miracles” (Opening & Break, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Theme from Captain Unique and the Omnipotents by Lee Rosevere [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], CBS Network – The American Girls (Promo, 1978) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Cooling by Ignition880 [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Rhapsody on a Winter Night by T.S. Eliot [LibriVox, public domain], KNBC-TV4 (Jan 21, 1973) Disney 50th Open Cant Post Complete Show [Obsolete Video/YouTube], Bronson Pinchot on Regis & Kathie Lee – 10/26/90 [YouTube], Smoke by Evan Schaeffer [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY 4.0], Monroeville Mall 1970s TV spot [YouTube], anna’s tambourine by jackpearson [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0].

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1:16:55 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I’ll present the audio of a cassette tape or historic recording from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to release more of my archives.

“The Frank Nora Show” was one of the alternate names for The Overnightscape I used in that chaotic time of 2009-2011.

Back then, there would be times when I would record, but feel uncomfortable with the show I did, and then not release it. That’s what happened with this episode – though listening to it today (July 2019), it’s hard to figure out what was wrong with it.

Falling between episodes 1577 and 1578, this “mystery episode” has a lot of interesting stuff going on in the “lost episode”  – including an idea for “Overnightscape Tonight”, which would become “Overnightscape Central” just a few months later.

I covered many of the same topics on the show the next day, on Frank Nora Show 1578 – UFO (10/1/10).

Notes: Cat food on the giant umbrella, it’s not even raining, drinking mate instead of coffee, A View From Space, UFOs, getting on the bus, aliens in the sky, sirens, alien theories, Times Square, having a giant umbrella, Coffee Mate, Beatles video billboard, Jackass, dwarf planet Makemake, Disney Store, Storm 16, Ruby Wax, Shock Treatment (1981), Chinese cooking competition, Steely Dan, American TV personalities in Britain, Rich Hall, The Spice Girls, Oliver Reed, Katie Puckrik, the idea of doing a live show, the idea for Overnightscape Tonight, violent art, Tony Curtis dead at 85, Rutgers student suicide, UFO predictions, 50th anniversary of The Flintstones, misanthropy, good and bad aliens, behind the scenes of The Frank Nora Show, Chinese Culinary Competition in Times Square, Earl of Sandwich.

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