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3:22:28 – Experimental scrambled format with Dave in Kentucky, Rubinerd, Doc Sleaze, Chad Bowers, Brazen Gestures, and Frank Edward Nora!! PQ Ribber is your host and chopper-upper!!

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Released November 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

1:33:46 – 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.

God’s Ass was an audio project I briefly worked in in the mid 1990s – probably sometime from 1994 to 1996. The idea was to collect my old childhood recordings (from the 70s and 80s) and repackage them as a kind of weird audio experience – actually quite similar to this current Tape Land project.

On a Maxell XLII 90-minute cassette, side 1 is labeled “GOD’S ASS I”, and side 2 is labeled “GOD’S ASS II”. There may be more God’s Ass tapes – though I’m not sure. As I continue forward with the Tape Land project I’ll find them if they exist.

On the name “God’s Ass” – it was the name of a song on the sixth and last “Little Frankie Nora” album, “Ending the Era with Calm Music” from 1987 (see Tape Land 23). It was also the name of a poem from my “Abaxial Usufruct” collection from a few years later (available in the Onsug Radio Vault ZIP in Channel 202).

The tape itself contains segments from a variety of tapes – many of which I have yet to encounter in the Tape Land project…

[0:00:00] A Saturday afternoon in the Mid 1980s. The original tape had “Alvin and the Chipmunks” music, with us recording over it, but also using it as part of our parody of MTV. We read from the newspaper – comic strips, soap opera recaps, etc. – which could date this audio more precisely with more research. Then you hear a younger me talking about the Chipmunks music, and attempting to do the chipmunk voice by talking slow and paying it on fast forward.

[0:19:33] Random stuff: TI-99/4A data, Herculoids?, Odd Couple, 2XL.

[0:21:37] Montana 1980 (Part One) (previously released in Onsug)

[0:27:52] March 3, 1984. John talks about the situation. Then he reads from a Star Trek game book.

[0:34:19] DRAGONMAP. I’ve been trying to find this audio for a long time. It’s a parody of Spinal Tap, circa early 1985. Interviewing the band Arrowhead about their new album “Dragonmap”. Playing clips from The Herculoids, The Little Rascals, and a Disney record. Imitating Merv Griffin. Listening to Montana 1980 Prelude (previously released on Onsug).

[0:59:03] Nova Ravenwood. Story about pirates, Loch Ness Monster, Puff the Magic Dragon, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, etc.

[1:09:43] Manhattan Project documentary, us talking in the background.

[1:15:00] TV – Learning Disabilities PSA, commercials (Life Savers, Neet, Bain De Soleil)

[1:16:36] Stereo Test #47

[1:17:22] Twilight Zone stories (Pickle Story, Green Light Story).

[1:23:24] June 24, 1983, Christmas Music, Interview with Chris, Hitchhiker’s Guide.

 

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2:15:32 – Frank in The Overnightscape Studio, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Police incidents, Magic Arena, KeyForge, Artifact, The Strand, The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth, St. Mark’s Place, Pommes Frites, fidget toys, Toy Tokyo, Japanase toy review (Re-Ment Nostalgic Diner), The Bottle of Things, The Bottle of Yellow Things, Pageant Books, Tower Records, Love Baby by Fortran Five, Blick Art Materials, Knotel, R-Train incident, Tikobinsi, mystery ale, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:35:05)… Benson & Hedges 100s Letters [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Polymerase by The Gasman [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], At The Movies – Blade Runner, etc. (1982) [collection], Puppets Dangling by Jacco Gardner [SoundCloud, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], The Sorrow of the Winds by Clark Ashton Smith [LibriVox, public domain], Who Cops Out? [Prelinger, public domain], I Can’t Tell You Why I’m Smiling by Bullette [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], Boy and girl raver line [via Webm8 productions], The Saturday Superstar Movie – Promo [YouTube], The Free Lance by John Philip Sousa (performed by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band) [collection], Turkey in the Straw by United States Air Force Band [Archive.org, public domain].

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3:00:55 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: The snow Thursday, automobiles, technology, Oscar Mike Jeep, bald eagle dream, Mitsubishi, Blue Man Group, E-Walk memories, the restored Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, California smoke, cleaning my room, new Goethals Bridge, new FAO Schwarz in Rockefeller Center, Pret, Century Perception, the year 2000, driving to Brooklyn, Sears, batteries, Taco Bell Cantina, The Nude Party, Jack White, rough drive home, Married… with Children, Grim Jack, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:20:30)… 3Com “Audrey” [YouTube], New York Hippodrome by John Philip Sousa (performed by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band) [collection], Friends (Live) by Jenni Potts [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Xmas 1973 Mike (1973) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Prairie Fire – May 19, 1994 (edit) [Archive.org, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], The Child Artist [Archive.org], TV continuity clips from 17th November 1969 – Take three Girls and more.. [YouTube], Song by Clark Ashton Smith [LibriVox, public domain], Tareyton Rather Fight than Switch pet shop commercial [Archive.org].

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2:40:40 – Doc Sleaze, Rubinerd, Chad Bowers, and Frank Edward Nora combine monological superpowers to form an audio alliance of great virtue!! PQ Ribber masters the ceremonies!!

Next: Scramble Number One

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Released November 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

6:12 – 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.

I vaguely recall recording this in the studios of WMNJ at Drew University, probably in 1986. It was recorded to tape, not broadcast live. It may have been a test for me doing a music-based show. As there are only a few songs, I must have quickly given up on the idea.

I edited out all but the beginning and end of each song for copyright reasons (except the W. C. Fields bit).

Songs: Theme From Rocky And Bullwinkle by Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic, William Tell Overture by Spike Jones, W. C. Fields, Genesis Ch.1 V.32 by The Alan Parsons Project.

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2:59:31 – Frank in NYC and NJ, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Phone scams, magazine subscriptions, Count Chocula, Wacky Packages Old School, winter storm, Mr. Jesse, Brooklyn, Stan Lee dead at 95, heavy metal, FAO Schwarz, Zany Brainy, Magic Arena, KeyForge, Gnostic Genesis, bus terminal madness, gave up trying to get my bus and went to see a movie (Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald), the bus terminal weird and abandoned, commuters restless as they can’t decide which bus to make it, the ride home, Pesk, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:18:33)… Symbiosis at EPCOT Center (excerpt) [YouTube], Floatin’ Down to Cotton Town by American Quartet [FreeMusicArchive, public domain], The Beatles Interviewed By Kenny Everett – Chat #1 (BBC Radio, The Kenny Everett Show) (6/6/68) [collection], Rooms by Portrayal [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY 4.0], National Express Safety Announcement by hyderpotter [Freesound, CC BY 3.0], KTLA Channel 5 [Los Angeles, CA] – The Snipets – “Acorn Whistle” (1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Siskel & Ebert At the Movies 1985 – Purple Rose of Cairo [YouTube], anna’s tambourine by jackpearson [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], WCIU Channel 26 – The Warren Freiberg Show (Part 3, 1981) [FuzzyMemories.TV], The Science Fiction Film Awards (Part 10, 1978) [FuzzyMemories.TV], System 80 by Tree Bag Ask [Onsug, CC BY 4.0], Durango-Silverton RR Dec 01 by BoilingSand [Freesound.org, CC BY 3.0], US Army Song (The Caissons Go Rolling Along) by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps [FreeMusicArchive, public domain], End of Day 2 Synth by Tree Bag Ask [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Cascades by Torben “Metal” Hansen [Ubiktune, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].

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1:50:15 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Little Falls to me is like a weird crossroads, Tiger Mart, return of Tape Land, hard drives, Butterly Wallet Special Edition, the winds of change, Mr. Jesse the Cat passed away Monday morning, West Belt Mall, La-Z Boy, Grim Jack, Broadchurch, the feeling of a weird gas station, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:08:52)… John Peel – Night Ride (5/28/69) (excerpt – youth drama centre) [collection], Hanging Eleven (Kara Square Mix) by Blue Wave Theory [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC 4.0], tennoji station chimes by timcam [Freesound, CC0 1.0], Tito Speaks To American Reporter [collection], Kingsfield Pinball by Another Flask of Weird [Archive.org, CC BY-ND 3.0], The Games of Starcade – Moon Patrol [YouTube], Innocence sting 2 [via Webm8 productions], Storm by Eidolon [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Palm Leaf Rag by Polar Lion [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Chris Shirley goes to Farrell’s at the Brunswick Square Mall [YouTube], Laserium – London laser show – radio ad 1979? [YouTube], My First LSDJ by Kulor [Ubiktune, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Hashish-Eater; or, the Apocalypse of Evil, Part II by Clark Ashton Smith [LibriVox, public domain].

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1:37:58 – Frank Edward Nora and Rubinerd join PQ Ribber for some comic-related and pop cultural talk, as well as a bit of comment on the passing of Stan Lee.

Next: Coffeetalk

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Released November 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

25:35 – Welcome to Tape Land (back after a few months off)! 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 was used for multiple purposes by me, over the course of perhaps a year or two. First, it was music I taped off vinyl, to listen to. I edited these songs out for copyright reasons (see list below). Also, it was used as a production tape for two features for my college radio show Anything But Monday (with co-host Mad Mike) – The Shadow Traffic and Go Away. It also contains live recordings of us wandering the campus – taped on my stereo boombox, and an aircheck from the show. Some of the audio from the tape has been heard on Onsug before – but some has never been released. The ABM stuff is from late 1985 to early 1986),

Notes: End of song “Turn Me Loose” by Loverboy, end of TV commercial, channel ID?, Mr. Ed theme song, annoying alarm noise, WPST radio aircheck, Herman’s Sweater Barn commercial (partial), start of I Take The Dice by Duran Duran, production work for ABM feature The Shadow Traffic, helicopter noise, The Shadow theme song, Frank’s roommate John says the date (12/10/85?), The Shadow Traffic, John again, Mike and Frank wander the campus (previously released on Bluffcosm as “Umbrella”), production work for ABM feature Go Away, more campus wanderings, ABM aircheck – Go Away premiere, wandering the campus, Eight Ball Deluxe pinball in the game room at The Commons and asking for copies of the radio schedule, interview with Phil (with TV report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in the background (meaning this part of the tape is some time after 1/28/86)), wandering the campus some more.

Other songs that were on the tape, which I edited out: Had A Dream by Roger Hodgson, Do They Know It’s Christmas? By Band Aid, Feed The World by Band Aid, Dissidents (The Search For Truth Part 1) by Thomas Dolby, Making Flippy-Floppy by Talking Heads (12”), Slippery People by Talking Heads (12”), Wait by Wang Chung.

 

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