Archive for March 4th, 2017

1:00:54 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I will be presenting the audio of a cassette tape from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to digitize more of my archives.

The first tape is “Anything But Monday 10/5/87” – from my college radio show with Mad Mike.

While a few clips from this tape have been on Onsug before, the majority of it is being heard here for the first time since it was broadcast almost 30 years ago.

Some trivia from this episode… one of our fellow students on the tape, Jennifer Niven, went on to become a successful author. She also visited us on our 2012 reunion show.

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Frank Edward Nora – more info at


citizen202cover1:33:24 — Join Mike in the studio late at night as he recounts his team’s EMBARRASSING loss at this week’s 48-hour film-making competition. Also: remembering my teacher mom’s students in the late 80’s who used to hang around my house and play Nintendo.

Note: I say that Bill Paxton was in “Independence Day”. Obvious mistake. I meant “Apollo 13”.

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Show Notes: mating habits of famous historical figures on television in shows like “Einstein”, “John Adams”; a humiliating defeat at the Sidewalk Scramble film-making competition; Music Break 1*; watching “Mutant Species” (1995) on silent; obsessed with DNA in the 90’s; the Preview channel; 1972 EPA photos of Birmingham, AL make the city looked damned apocalyptic; Pepsi; Birmingham is a new city with a kind of “natural weird”, like in “Portlandia”; Wilford Brimley; Powers Booth; 70’s actors who slummed it in 90’s B-movies; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; my mom’s students in the late 80’s who always used to hang around our house and play Nintendo; the Oscars; Music Break 2*; random access memory: that time my dad rented me “The Breakfast Club” when I was 14 and he felt embarrassed by its “R” rating; remembering Bill Paxton.

*Music Breaks: “Curha” by Sir Fish; “Ghost Wave” by Electric Mirrors; “I Believe in Your Beauty” by the Agrarians.

**Video Street Video Store: “Mall Cruising in Bowling Green, KY,” 1990.

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.

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