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Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 219: “Trapped in Alabama” (6/28/20)

Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show notes: Gary Puckett of the 60’s band, “Gary Puckett and the Union Gap”, is a perv; anti-vaccers and anti-maskers may be plants by mysterious organizations to keep us distracted; Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon; saw a guy in my neighborhood walking around like a dog, trying to sniff out some pot that he could buy; travelers from Alabama must self-quarantine in many states when they travel due to high infection rates; Music Break*; I went to my hometown of Moody, AL, where I lived from 1986-92, and sat in the dugout of my Little League baseball diamond (it was weird); Birmingham businesses that didn’t survive the pandemic; Video Street Video Store**; Tales from Viscauga, AL: this week, four friends on a camping trip solve the years-old mystery of a family’s disappearance.

Music Break: “East Texas Pines” by Miller and Sasser; “Ghost” by Forget the Whale; “Machinery” by Eddy.All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

Video Street Video Store: Action Park commercial (1984); “Deliverance” doc (1972)

Backing music for tonight’s episode: “Hendrixy Slow Blues Backing Jam Track” (YouTube); “Blues in A Minor Backing Track” (Gilad Perry); Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out the livestream of tonight’s show with pre- and post-show coverage, as well as the new website over at mikeboody.com/themidnightcitizen, with links to old episodes on Archive.org, and join the Facebook page! …That a boy, Luther!…
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Sunday, June 21, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 218: “Behold, the Masked City”

2:35:15 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night, where he recalls the time he got kicked out of a Chuck E. Cheese, and reviews the stuff he bought off Amazon during quarantine. Exciting stuff.

Show Notes: why nostalgia will destroy us all; people are pretending the pandemic is over, when the data says otherwise; burglars used masks during the pandemic of 1918 to disguise themselves when robbing banks; the time when my friends and I got kicked out of a Chuck E. Cheese for eating there without kids of our own; how we are unwelcome in the places of our past; substitute teaching; tribute to “The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs”, which wrapped up its second season this week; nostalgia is not only ruining our lives, but horror movies, too!; Music Break*; Ian Holm — “Ash” from Alien — is dead at 88; movie theatres will reopen next month with safety restrictions; Svengoolie; stuff I’ve bought off Amazon in the last three weeks of quarantine; Video Street Video Store**; “Tales from Viscauga, AL”: this week, Jim continues his quest for a mysterious videotape, and solves the mystery of who has been robbing the citizens of Viscauga in the night.

Music Break: “Surfing Day” (Marcos H. Bolanos, Unchained Melodies, Vol. 2)

“Suburban Outlaw” (Forget the Whale, What I Tell Myself); “Machinery” by Eddy.

All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

Video Street Video Store: Cullman Liquidation Lumber Commercial; Retro Office Safety Training Video.

Stuff on Amazon: Chiseled Face Shaving Soap Sampler (Rancho Cucamonga, CA); Field Notes: National Park Series C; Prestige Import Group Chalet Cherry Cigar Humidor

Backing music for tonight’s episode: “Hendrixy Slow Blues Backing Jam Track” (YouTube); “Blues in A Minor Backing Track” (Gilad Perry); Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 217: “This Machine Life” (6/14/20)

2:21:18 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show Notes: Exciting things are going down at the Piggly Wiggly, now that the machines have arrived; witnessed a sad old lady shouting at a self checkout kiosk; why do we trust machines more than humans?; this week is the eighth anniversary of the Downtown Drive-in, my pop up theater that succeeded before it failed horribly; are drive-in’s making a comeback? Because they should; Music Break*; sipping some Evan Williams, and remembering the time I was made fun of by a little fella in the liquor store for buying some “cheap” whiskey; people are pretending the pandemic is over; protest update from Birmingham, AL; Video Street Video Store**; Tales from Viscauga, AL: this week, after an especially painful breakup with his girlfriend, Jim sets out on a quest to find a mysterious videotape.  

Music Break: “Long John’s Jump” by Daddy Long Legs; “Running Eiskrokodil” by Lobo Loco. All music is released under the Creative Commons License: Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivatives. Available on freemusicarchive.org.

Video Street Video Store: “Rock, It’s Your Decision”; “‘USA Up All Night’ — ‘Vampire on Bikini Beach’”; “How Can I Tell if I’m Really in Love?”

Backing music for tonight’s episode: “Hendrixy Slow Blues Backing Jam Track” (YouTube release); “Blues in A Minor Backing Track” (Youtube User: Gilad Perry); “Machinery” by Eddy (CC: Attribution, Noncommercial, Share-Alike; Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out the livestream of tonight’s show with pre- and post-show coverage, as well as the new Midnight Citizen website with links to old episodes on  Archive.org, and join the Facebook page! …Let’s go get sushi, and not pay…


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Friday, May 29, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 215: “Play Video” (5/29/20)

1:34:02 — Join Mike in the studio for the first time in three years.

Show Notes: Why I was once suspected of being a mad bomber at the Statue of Liberty; Life During Quarantine (teaching, reading, sleeping, attending events like funerals in alternate ways); somehow my job has brought me back to the Midnight Citizen studio; Music Break*; Reading a “You’re Welcome” letter from President Trump; Supplementing income during Covid time with Doordash, Postmates — well, I got fired from Doordash, and I’ll tell you the story; Jurassic Park book (1990); Video Street Video Store**; “Tales from Viscauga, AL”: this week, Senior Mac Nix refuses to graduate in obscurity, and decides to pull off an epic prank for his school to remember him by.   

*Music Break: “Last of the Frontiersmen” by Dark Meat; ”Bad Prescription” by Physical Plant; “Machinery” by Eddy

**Video Street Video Store: 1990 Sam Goody “Wrap It Up” commercial; Ames Department Store Asset Protection Awareness training video; Penn and Teller MonsterVision segment.

Backing music for tonight’s episode: Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out The Midnight Citizen back-issues at Archive.org, and the Livestream of tonight’s show.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Overnightscape Central – Watching Stuff (4/21/20)

4:03:52 – A Huge Show with Frank Edward Nora, Shambles Constant, Mark Rose, Mike Boody, Doc Sleaze, and Chad Bowers, combining forces to amuse and inform you!! PQ Ribber has the pleasure of being your host!!

Next: Board Games

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Friday, December 21, 2018

The Midnight Citizen 214: Casual Community (12/18/18)

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.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Overnightscape Central – Jimbo Remembered I (12/11/17)

4:26:45 – Part One of ONSUG’s tribute to our Great Friend and Collaborator, Jimbo!! Features: Mike Boody, A note from Q, Mark Rose, Frank Edward Nora, Dave Duckert, Jan Erik, Brazen Gestures, Doc Sleaze, Bob Lement,, Smidge Kurdlebaum, Cali Dingo, Chad Bowers, and Shambles Constant! PQ Ribber is your host.

Join us next week for part 2 and the uncompleted ‘Blue’ topic!

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Released December 2017 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

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Midnight Citizen 213: “Yikes! From Above” (6/10/17)

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).

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Midnight Citizen 212: “Goodbye, Van Man” (5/27/17)

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).

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Midnight Citizen 211 — “Undercover” (5/13/17)

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”.

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