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citizen213cover1:30:08 — Join Mike in the studio on a Saturday night, where he recalls the Downtown Drive-In, a deceased project that is 5 years old this week, but still very much alive in an altered form at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Also: what a dream I had about Vin Diesel and a Zippo lighter could mean for our society…

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Show Notes: that time I saw a hot air balloon get a parking ticket; Oak Hill Cemetery, 1871; remembering the Downtown Drive-In, which was this week 5 years ago; Music Break*; Adam West; Roger Moore, and remembering a story I once wrote about him; Video Street Video Store**; went to see a live NPR radio broadcast; aggressive society (Liberals vs. Conservatives); a dream I had about that actor Vin Diesel and a Zippo lighter; Music Break*; “Sinkwood Summer 1981″ blog I am contributing to.

*Music Break: “You’re Not a Fighter” by Gorilla Chief; “Russki Psycho” by the Vivisectors; “Smile” by Half Cocked; “Alligator Man” by Charlie Megira.

**Video Street Video Store: “Rock: It’s Your Decision” (segment), 1982.

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released June 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen212cover1:34:38 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he mourns the passing of his good friend Vince…as he moves back to LA, and recalls the last few months of his visit back to his roots in Birmingham. It was all like a beloved TV sitcom that comes back for a limited time…

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Show Notes: this week’s syncroncities involving Oklahoma City; my failed efforts at home improvement, and admitting failure to a 90-year-old cabinet door catch; saying goodbye to my friend Vince, who is currently on his way back to LA — and excursions in projects including “Creepfest” and “Fred’s Oasis”, our exploitation horror film we shot in 2004; music break*; Brookstone, my 2007 employer at the Riverchase Galleria, closed; every place I work closes; “Movie Magic” show of the 90’s; cool movie special fx with models, pyrotechnics, etc.; “Alien: Covenant”; computers are ruining movies; “Vineland” by Thomas Pynchon; is there a difference between “literature” and genre?; Sherman Oaks Galleria; “Twin Peaks: the Return”;

*Music Break: “Nature Boy” by Harpo; “Sun and the Moon” by Sun Dogs; “Mirage Dreams” by Breanna Barbara; “Gravel Beach” by Pheasant.

**Video Street Video Store: “Keeping it PG” (circa 1994).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released May 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen211cover40:49 — Enjoy a rainy night with Mike on the porch as he contemplates life and other topics. Also, a sort-of review of “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released May 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen210cover49:43 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he attempts to melt a toy soldier under the moonlight. Also, some BIG NEWS is announced!

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Show Notes: Is there anything new under the moon?; melting a toy soldier under the moonlight; when Keurigs break down, and other flaws of future technology; “Back to the Future, Part II”; can anything new be accomplished?; tales from human resources; the story of “Weird-o Ed” at the Galleria, and how he lost me a job at Lens Crafters; Music Break*; is the Midnight Citizen coming to an end, and how far will I go to get people to listen to an ENTIRE show?

*Music Break: “Don’t Sweetheart Me” by Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite boys.

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released May 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen209cover1:42:27 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he laments the closing of Godiva Chocolates at the Riverchase Galleria, and wonders why there are no mall museums that remember the history of that most coveted of suburban past times. Also: a review of “S-Town”.

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Show Notes: they need to build mall museums; the history of land in Alabama, and how we have no regard for history in America; Godiva Chocolates; my thoughts have no where to go when I don’t do a podcast; “Better Call Saul”; the crazy people you meet when you work at the mall; Music Break*; Glamour Shots; “Gone with the Pope”; Director Jonathan Demme; “S-Town” podcast, Woodstock, AL, and finding the world’s most famous “Little Caesars” restaurant; two worlds in Alabama; what would I be like today if I remained in the country?; the Alabama Cable Network; folksiness runs through my DNA; Video Street Video Store**; Bill Nye and other celebrities with dark sides; Episode 209!; “RoboCop”; Music Break*; “Five Came Back” documentary on Netflix; “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”; Dennis Miller.

*Music Break: “Dog with the No-Bone Blues” by Mud Dogs; “Suburban Outlaw” by Forget the Whale.

**Video Street Video Store: “Game Crazy” training video (2003).

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Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released April 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen208cover1:18:46 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he laments the things we do for money, the Unicorn Frappuccino, and wonders if anyone — any more — likes working. Also, bad job interview memories.

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Show Notes: “Welcome to Moe’s” and other insincere gestures by fast food joints; “Undercover Boss”; the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino; no one seems to like their jobs; are we in a peak age of media consumption?; Music Break*; that time I went on a job interview and got busted by the cops; playing Jeopardy with Alexa; Video Street Video Store**; weird Christian pressure going on in youth groups; I had a whole episode of “The Overnightscape Central” dedicated to me; proximity friendships; Music Break*; Roddy Piper; Sutter Kane.

*Music Break: “I Saw the Figure 5ive” by half cocked; “I Know Where You’ve Been” by Forget the Whale”; “Stand Up” by Reno’s Men.

**Video Street Video Store: “The Compaq Paqrap” (1989); “Real Teens Getting Real About Real Issues” (1990s).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Thanks to BiCoastal Becky for the kind words, and PQ Ribber & Jimbo for the songs inspired by this show. Check out the episode of “The Overnightscape Central” dedicated to me.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released April 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen207cover49:47 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he recounts meeting the stars of 1987’s “The Monster Squad” at last week’s Chattanooga Film Festival — and being interviewed by them for a doc they’re making about the movie’s fans. It was like winning the poor man’s Nobel Prize!

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*Music Break: “Stand Up” by Reno’s Men.

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out my last two accounts of the of the Chattanooga Film Festival — 2015 and 2016!

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released April 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen206cover1:02:44 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he ponders the question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one takes a picture of it, does it make a sound? Also, a look at the new “It” trailer.

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Show Notes: I got an idea for a movie; existential dilemmas of our times; if no one’s listening to my show, is it worth doing?; Disney World; “All That Jazz” (1979); bad finances; lighting a Midnight Citizen Tobacco Coffee candle; playing “Jeopardy” with Alexa; “Highlights for Children” magazine; follow-up on favorite movies poll from last week’s show; Music Break; the new trailer for Stephen King’s “It”; annoying “Can You Hear Me Now” guy switching teams; we need to stop the whole “mic drop” thing; a trip to the Video Street Video Store; Books-A-Million in 2003.

*Music Break: “Subway Cameo” by Pete Lund; “Could It Be So Hard” by The Degs.

**Video Street Video Store: “Apple in 1985″ (1985).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out my buddy Josh’s web comic over at RGBros.com.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released April 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen205cover1:41:03 — Download on iTunes and Podbean.

Join Mike in the studio late at night on his very special 205th episode, as he remembers when American Idol Ruben Studdard once put Birmingham, AL — and its area code, 205 — on the map.

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Show Notes: I have no idea what pain is; kids of the 80s/90s are spoiled and must search desperately for things to get mad about; “Schitt$ Creek” show; Chris Elliot; Zippo lighters; Music Break 1*; Elvira: Mistress of the Dark; playing “Jeopardy” with Alexa; area code 205; Ruben Studdard; cynical society; Video Street Video Store**; do teenagers work anymore?; Birmingham has the last skyscraper mooring mast for dirigibles in the world; Governor Robert Bentley is NOT resigning amid scandal after all; Music Break 2*; nobody on HBO watches HBO; “Big Little Lies”; my Top 5 favorite movies.

*Music Breaks: “Take it Personal” by Name Your Fear; “The Walls Ate My Sister’s Dog” by BlunderBox; “Roy” by JBlanked.

**Video Street Video Store: Wendy’s Training Video — “Grill Skillz”, (1989).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released March 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen204cover1:29:16 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he cheapens the Internet Radio platform. Also: a profile of character actor Larry Hankin.

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Show Notes: We need to bring back that hoop with a stick that kids used to play with in the early 20th century; the necrophilia of physical media; the cheapening of film-making; Music Break 1*; the candle business is really tough; St. Patrick’s Day; “Night Flight”; 80’s stand-up comedy boom; character actor Larry Hankin; Video Street Video Store**; Birmingham, AL mentioned in THE WASHINGTON POST; comeback town hipsters; an Alabama drive-in is in the news for banning “Beauty in the Beast” because of a gay character; Music Break 2*; a mix-up in the Piggly-Wiggly; Brian de Palma; Robert Osbourne.

*Music Breaks: “Hey Rusty” by The Whips; “Forbidden VHS” by Monplaisir; “Hot Tone” by The Whips; “Orphan Song” by Waco Brothers.

**Video Street Video Store: “Making of the Monster Plantation” (1981).

Backing music for tonight’s episode is the Midnight Cassette System (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released March 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.