Posts Tagged “podcast”

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.

citizen201cover1:30: 20 — Join Mike in the studio late at night as he recounts taking part in a 48-hour film-making competition last weekend. Also, a review of the new psych-thriller, “Split”.

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Show notes: Swiss Family gentrification; work/life balance; slacking; why I took last week off; recounting the 48-hour “Sidewalk Scramble” film-making weekend with cohorts Vince and Jason; “Evil Dead 2″; Adam Wingard; a history of our production company, Workshed, and how it all started with a mash-up of “Back to the Future” and “Angels in America”; traveling film-making hustlers; Music Break 1*; coming back to the show after a week off is weird; Valentine’s Day; review of the new movie “Split”; “Night Flight”; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; Crispin Glover; Anthony Edwards”; Geek to Chic movies of the 1980’s; had déjà vu while I was awake; had déjà vu while I was awake; random access memory: “Quincy’s: home of the big, fat yeast roll”; saw a ghost girl from the 1990’s the other day; Music Break 2*; how to do the perfect Rocky impression; closing in on episode 209.

*Music Breaks: “Through the Looking Glass” by Westy Reflector; “C’est la Vie” by OhBree; “Sonic Maps and Pictographs” by Aglow Hollow; “Keep” by Adrianna Kriel.

**Video Street Video Store: “High School USA” (1983).

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 February 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen200cover1:29:30 — Join Mike in the studio on his 200th episode, where he talks about nothing special — as usual. Also, should we be “mortified” at our past selves? And remembering the techno-paranoia of the mid 90’s.

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Show notes: We need to stop saying “They can put a man on the moon, but they can’t (insert some common technology gap here)”; a little hung over on a Saturday morning; the movie “Sorcerer” (1977); Music Break 1*; looking at photos from very different, very single times in my life; was I happy back then, or just miserable all the time?; frazzled and confused; “Above the Law” (1988), starring Steven Seagal; “To Live and Die in LA” (1985); gritty streets; listener e-mail from Adam; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; I haven’t always been a Boy Scout; listening to some of my older shows on Archive.org; my recent blog featuring old stories, drawings from middle school that I found in my storage locker; techno-paranoia of the 90’s; should we be “mortified” at our past selves?; Music Break 2*.

*Music Breaks: “Highway Car” by the Poors; “Ti” by Nafta; “What Would You Say” by Nafta; “Rules of Engagement” by Roger Chandler and Kathleen Martin.

**Video Street Video Store: “Learning to Use the Internet” (1996); “The Game of Your Life” (c. 1988).

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

Check out Adam Fox’s story, “Suitable Distance”, based on an actual episode that happened on this episode of “The Midnight Citizen”!

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

citizen199cover1:53:46 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, exploring many topics, like “Jurassic Park”-style science fiction in the 1990’s. Also, the glory days of the Super Bowl, Ed McMahon, and the Publisher’s Clearing House.

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Show notes: why does my dad love “NCIS” so much?; generational differences in entertainment; “Commando” starring Schwarzenegger; the ways people take in media; playing “Jeopardy” with Alexa; Music Break 1*; karate moves in “Commando”; “Beware the Slenderman” HBO documentary; I grew up with the “right” kind of low-brow entertainment; reading “Jurassic Park” as a kid; Michael Creichton; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; “Spaceballs”; Music Break 2*; Horror Anthology DVD’s; Super Bowl; Publisher’s Clearing House; Ed McMahon; the Mandela Effect; collaborative vs. solo creativity (theatre and film-making vs. podcasting).

*Music Breaks: “Sir Fish” by Curha; “Night Birds” by the New Mystical Troubadours; “Neon Riding” by Herr Doktor; “Outsider’s Paradox” by Springtide. All music is Creative Commons Attribution/Non-commercial/Share-Alike and is available at the Free Music Archive.

**Video Street Video Store: “Atari Jaguar Infomercial” (1994); “Incite PC Gaming — DiKatana Preview” (1999).

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

Thanks to Josh Davenport for the new logo on my web site. Check out his web comic at RGBros.com!

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

citizen198cover1:47:04 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he wonders about kids today and remembers Mary Tyler Moore. Also, a review of the new Michael Keaton movie, “The Founder”, and lots more…

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Show notes: If we’re pissed off now, what will we be like in 30 years?; kids today; new add-on’s to the MC studio (compressor and wall-mounted 24″); “Night Flight”; playing Jeopardy with Alexa; there are still Christmas trees on the sidewalk; noticing some effects of the Trump presidency; the “pariah” theory of progress; Gen X’ers and millennials; will I ever lose interest in the obsessions I’ve had for years?; Music Break 1*; “Star Wars XIII: The Last Jedi”; “Star Wars” hype machine; napping on campus; nap spots at my two alma maters — which is better: University of Alabama or University of Alabama AT Birmingham?; Mary Tyler Moore has passed away; “Buddy Holly” by Weezer; John Hurt of “Alien” has passed away; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; “The Founder” review; Music Break 2*; odd-looking movies coming out that appeal to no one (“The Great Wall”; “Boss Baby”); are we in a “Truman Show” alternate reality?; what came first, the chicken or the egg?

*Music Breaks: “Lose Control” by Gary Wilson and the Tredici Bacci; “Go Easy Low” by Aglow Hollow; “Nothing/Anything” by Westy Reflector; “Babyface & a Cigarette” by BlunderBox. All music is Creative Commons Atrribution/Non-commercial/Share-Alike and is available at the Free Music Archive.

**Video Street Video Store: “McDonald’s Training Film” (1972).

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 January 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen196cover1:23:22 — Join Mike in the studio late at night, where he tries out some Cuban rum fresh from the island itself, and votes for new Monopoly tokens. Also, a trip to the Video Street video store.

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Detailed show notes: Ban sunglasses from Poker; renovations to the MC studio; memories of when I was a mystery shopper for upscale restaurants; voting for new monopoly tokens at votemonopoly.com; “Bright Lights” documentary on HBO; how I’m related to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher; opening up some Havana Club Cuban rum; playing “Jeopardy” with Alexa; a trip to the Video Street video store ; Mandela Effect; “DisneyWar” book review about the contentious Eisner years and the Disney “animation renaissance”; “LaLa Land” review; music break**; Barack Obama’s farewell address to the nation; Medal of Freedom.

*Video Street segment: Girls’ Talk commercial, 1990 — Teen Bible Study — Sega Summer promo video starring Lou Rawls, 1994.

**Music Break: “I Have Heard of a Place” by The Astrometrics (CC — attribution, non-commercial); “New Humans Delution” by Lobo Loco (CC — attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

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 January 2017 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

citizen172cover1:10:39 — It’s another hot summer night outside in Birmingham, AL. Tonight, Mike discusses a near miss he had passing a fiery car wreck on his way to work this week and two other near death experiences he’s had in his life; Barnes n’ Noble; the Criterion Collection; Playstation 2 reviews (“Jaws Unleashed”, “Red Dead Revolver”, “Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick”); confusing civilians for store clerks; dealing with a broken down car and would the world be better off if we all worked from home (less car accidents, etc.)?; movie reviews (“Dazed and Confused” *1993* and “Everybody Wants Some” *2016*); Northern-based Utz potato chips buying Birmingham-based Golden Flake; “The Blair Witch Project” re-make is being directed by a guy who is originally from Birmingham and other locals who have gone on to make good (St. Paul and the Broken Bones, the “Swiss Army Man” director).

Music for this episode: “Woodstock Blues” by the Bayou Trio (CC — ND, SA)

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