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2:39:47 – Frank in NYC and Long Island, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Thinking of going to Beacon, day trip plans, MetroCard Machines, new areas on Penn Station, taking LIRR to Mineola, rail caveats, Intermodal Center, Queens, dream information, All in the Family, the bus to Roosevelt Field Mall, wandering around the mall, Newbury Comics, Lincoln Logs, Lego, Bottle of Yellow Things, espresso, play hippo, lunch outside, Miracle on Centre at Cowan’s Public, Christmas cocktails, Glow Golf, fresh orange juice vending machine, the lower level, movie theater outside, listener synchronicity (Eve – Edison Community College), Happy New Year, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:58:04)… The Night Before (1988) [YouTube], National Clothing Fashions – “Be a Disco Star Tonight” (Commercial, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 4, No. 2) [Prelinger, public domain], Triangle Beams At Funny Angles by Someone Else [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], June by 30x [Archive.org, MNMN RECORDS NETLABEL, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], IUMA on MTV – November 1994 [YouTube], Weekend with the Babysitter (1971) trailer [YouTube], Fifteen Minutes in India (1960) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], G39-28-13 White Noise Effects by craigsmith [Freesound, CC0 1.0], Venture – “Save with Style” (Commercial, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Dreamscape (1984) radio advert for UK cinema release [YouTube], Cum-Bac Rag by Polar Lion (May 2010) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Atlantica by Speed Limit 35 [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-SA 4.0], My Straw Hat – Mix 3 by MyVirtualBand Members [MyVirtualBand (defunct), CC BY 2.0].

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2:02:25 – Frank in The Overnightscape Studio, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Bounty Advanced paper towels, Tree Bag Ask – The Background, Christmas Eve, community college, cleaners cleaned, No Hope In Dope, Frolicksome, Bakumonogatari, The Pebble and the Penguin (1995), alternate dimensions, Timeless finale, Penny Marshall dead at 75, Laverne & Shirley, TV Treasures, auction, Holmes & Yo-Yo, The Krofft Supershow, Davey and Goliath, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:21:24)… Black Samba by Juanitos [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Gleaming the Cube (1989) Trailer [YouTube], Old Kosmic Blues by Al Hotchkiss [Archive.org, CC BY-SA 2.5], Mountaindale Festival concert promo [Archive.org], Disposable Culture by Twisted World View [collection], National Bison Range Complex (2005) [FedFlix, public domain], Deberias sustentarlo by Nubian [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Those Amazing Animals – Joe Schirck [YouTube], GTE The inner universe [YouTube], Outlaw Masquerade by Tree Bag Ask [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].

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1:31:22 – 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.

In July 2001 I was struggling to implement a new phase of my overly ambitious creative project “Obliviana” – and I recorded my thoughts about it in my Jeep while waiting for the bus over the course of several days, and also while walking around NYC.

One location I recorded in twice on the tape is the plaza between the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center. Little did I know that less than two months later, 9/11 would happen.

There’s a double sense of impending disaster on the tape – the approach of 9/11, and the inevitable failure of Obliviana.

Once I finally gave up on Obliviana in 2003, it led to the start of The Overnightscape, which has been a much better creative project for me.

Notes: (7/9/01) ambient sounds of the subway, (7/10/01) smoking a cigar in my Jeep, job stuff, Obliviana, Dashic Deeds, (7/11/01) Big Brother 2, financial difficulties, Frank in the future, (7/12/01) missed the bus, Fonosta Device, a flaw in Obliviana Phase 2, (7/13/01) more thoughts on Obliviana, cigar, (7/16/01) walking in World Trade Center plaza, Obliviana Day, singing beggar, taxi protest, (7/17/01) more thoughts on Obliviana, Bluffcosm CD idea, (7/19/01)  World Trade Center plaza, more Obliviana plans, introducing 209 to the world, keystone idea.

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1:01:36 — Join Mike at the busy Riverchase Galleria a week before Christmas. Topics include: Back in the O.N.S.U.G.; recent tragic shooting at the Galleria; Alabama malls have been getting bad national press lately; teaching; movies (“Bohemian Rhapsody”; “The Mule”); postmodernism; Keep Your Eyes Open.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released December 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground.

2:24:29 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Christmas cheer in the bus terminal, champagne, Overwatch, Harry Potter, new sunglasses, Brown World Return II, jazz musician, Drive By by The Necks (2003), “Unusual, Neglected and/or Lost Literature”, Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, Ancient Lights by Davis Grubb (1982), Red Leech, Zope, space madness, authors inserting themselves into the story, creative mojo, stand-up comedy, Inside Jokes on Amazon Prime, the rampling genre, video mist, Stuff Yer Face, Roman numerals, beeps estimate, shitty robots, wandering around Times Square, soup, Winter Solstice, TeaGschwendner, aged pu-erh tea, the cartoon owl with purple feathers around his eyes, new liquor store open, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:43:34)… Again by The Very Unknown Friends Of Jane Doe [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], God Hates Penguins by MyVirtualBand Members [MyVirtualBand, CC BY 2.0], Chauffeur’s Training School (Commercial, 1983) [FuzzyMemories.TV], TV Guide ‘Bicentennial’ Commercial (1975) [YouTube], Helium Moon by Olde Men on Acid [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], End of Day 3 Synth by Tree Bag Ask [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Nice and Smooth by MyVirtualBand Members [MyVirtualBand (defunct), CC BY 2.0], WBBM Channel 2 – Noonbreak – “Weather with Harry Volkman” (Segment & Break, 1978) [FuzzyMemories.TV], African tribal drums, beat 3 by peridactyloptrix [Freesound, CC0 1.0], Puppets Dangling by Jacco Gardner [SoundCloud, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Screen Test (1985) [YouTube], Coffee Grows on White Oak Trees by Roger McGuinn [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 2, No. 2) [Prelinger, public domain].

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2:08:56 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Crumpler bags, outhouses, chainsaws, customer service, couch delivery, fasting, turmeric, freight portal, toilet trouble, repetition, new glasses, Focus II, tobacco, vaping, cleaners out of business, Travelers season 3 on Netflix, quantum computers, Mortal Engines (2018), and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:28:39)… Imperial Edward by John Philip Sousa (performed by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band) [collection], In Saturn by Clark Ashton Smith [LibriVox, public domain], David Frost Interview with Paul McCartney (1964, May 18) [YouTube], Bluffcosm Banter #1 (4/29/00) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], KAAY Eric Thomas May 1981 aircheck 1 [Archive.org, CC0 1.0], Alligator Moon Suite by Robert Hunter (live at Rio Theater on 1978-03-04) [Archive.org].

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

 

20:03 – 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.

Notes: Frank singing an early concept for the Fuzzy Daupner song Sign of the Malls, weird day, missed the bus, chasing the bus, Newport Centre Mall, PATH, Hoboken ferry, new golden dollars, missed the ferry, yukon malt vinegar potato chips, World Financial Center, visiting the New York Mercantile Exchange, Channel 13 store in World Trade Center, sushi, feeling weird, Blockbuster, Village Comics, Pokemon Neo Cards, Washington Square Park, Strand Books, old magazines, Virgin Megastore, thunderstorm, jacket, Mr. Driller, driving home, writing the song in my head, Chu Chu Rocket, 209s, fear of success.

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2:56:06 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: A puppet and a toothbrush, Amarok karaoke, Spitting Image, Margaret Thatcher, what happens in a song after it ends, toxic decks, Saga, Nickelodeon Universe, cantilevering, Street Road, armored car spills cash into the highway, fasting, turmeric, repeating patterns, magic, psychic research, beer incident, hemp legalized, bulk pickup, Peanuts, Travelers season 3, Canadian time travel, The Necks, fidget gadget review (The Thinket – New Retro Shadow), Donovan, Doug Henning, cults, Hugh Downs, Mike Wallace, Frontier of Cups, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:15:34)… Á Minuit, le 31 Décembre by Monroeville Music Center [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY 3.0], bad times by idealist [Broque.de, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], Alligator Moon Suite by Robert Hunter (live at My Father’s Place on 1978-05-28) [Archive.org], Mike Fink Keel Boats [collection], Remembered Light by Clark Ashton Smith [LibriVox, public domain], Mandelbrot [collection], The Boy Scouts of America by John Philip Sousa (performed by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band) [collection], The Bluffcosm 5-Minute Vacation From Sanity #6 [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].

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1:51:25 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Light bulbs, The Little Drummer Girl, Ambient 1: A Brief History of Ambient (1993), bulk pickup, Hearthstone, intermittent fasting, blueberry coffee, last fluorescent bulb, Thinket delivery, new glasses, listener email (Rich from North Carolina, Jazz Kenny), Lower Machinery, San Francisco, ice sculptures, weird dreams, Axl Rose, Doug Henning, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:10:54)… Northern Express by Longman [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0], Dominick’s Finer Foods with Elaine Mulqueen (Commercial #1, 1973) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Pure Energy [via Webm8 productions], Weird Highway by Fuzzy Daupner [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Some In The Woods by Fuzzy Daupner [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Shoot The Moon by LiQuid Metamorphosis [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Ooh2 by Russelle [Freesound, CC0 1.0], Beublin 04 – Cheyenne (Season One – 1990) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], A Wine of Wizardry by George Sterling [LibriVox, public domain].

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1:30:24 – 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.

This tape from February 2002 is labeled “Gullhall 4” on side A and “Gullhall 5” on side B. It’s me recording audio notes on my creative projects and what directions I wanted to go in. This was a little over a year before I started The Overnightscape, and I was struggling with a number of ideas, which eventually led to The Overnightscape and The Overnightscape Underground…

Notes: [Gullhall 4] Tuesday 2/5/02, 9:14 AM, sitting in my Jeep at the bus stop, post office trip, subway flute music, 3:19 PM, Lispenard Street, Stormjaunting, Pearl Paint, people fighting, Wednesday 2/6/02, 2:57 PM, 54th Street, Davidoff, Thursday 2/7/02, 9:45 AM, espresso incident, Timothy’s World Coffee, 3:00 PM, books, tapioca tea, Shasta at K-Mart, Friday 2/8/02, 10:00 AM, hurt my knee, late for work, subway, 1:00 PM, Temple in the Village, Stormjaunting observations, 6:30 PM, feasibility testing, Gene Simmons at Virgin Megastore, Saturday 2/9/02, 6:29 PM, Obliviana Radio, 209, Severe Repair, pine air freshener in my Jeep, computerized audio entertainment, Intel Pocket Concert MP3 player, Dragnet, Morpheus, Digital Llama Radio, RetroGaming Radio, The Silmarillion, Jean Shepherd archive, bitrates, Cheapo3, Petco, 7:12 PM, 209 vs. Bluffcosm, Gullhall, Fuzzy Daupner, audio ideas, odometer, [Gullhall 5] audio show downloads, computerized audio entertainment, Monday 2/11/02, NYC, espresso patterns, payphones, Tuesday 2/12/02, ferryboat, dreams, 3:04 PM, Stormjaunting, lunch, Dean & Deluca, licorice information,  Wednesday 2/13/02, 9:54 AM, coffee stuff, Delawanna incident, Thursday 2/14/02, sense of time, bookstore, pita, espresso, Severe Repair, Broadway City Arcade, finished The Silmarillion, creative directions, ticket plaza, Severe Repair, Monopoly pinball, Racing Jam, 10:05 PM, waiting for the bus, novel publishing, on the bus, book thoughts, 209 thoughts, New Obliviana Radio, The Interesting Man, rejection letters, don’t want to be a science fiction author or a cult leader, want to be the master of the computerized airwaves, long road to get to this point, new age, Friday 2/15/02, arrived at work, lunch, after work, Manhattan Mall, Jim Hanley’s Universe, the power of 209, 7:30 in Hoboken, NORA, TITCA, waiting at the train station, seasons, meta shows, plans for the future.

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