Posts Tagged “trains”

41:36 – I’m in Tokyo for AsiaBSDCon 2018 and annual leave. Too much audio to process! So for now, have this clip of Clara and I talking about our day trip to Odawara. Topics include the Train Simulator route of yore that inspired the trip, the Odakyu Luxury Super Express, walking past restaurants, Clara cat spotting, dango balloons, Odawara Castle, Ito En milk coffee, Denny’s, ikiben, shiba inu dogs, Foursquare/Swarm, and getting back to Kudanshita.

Recorded in Odawara, Japan. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released March 2018 on Rubenerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

01:01:11 – Ruben wanders back from Namba to their Airbnb in Osaka, rambling about visually impaired assistance, political posters, Japanese curry, police, pachinko, lack of street names, complicated bathrooms, and Mashu/Shielder from Fate/Grand Order. Then Clara and Ruben wander around Ninna-ji in Kyoto chatting about the Rurouni Kenshin films, anime flashback episodes, and mushrooms. Then over to Arashiyama talking about soba and Kyoto tofu, beautiful scenery around the Katura River, Kyoto trolley trains, bamboo forests, rickshaws, late-opening shops, and the Togetsukyo bridge. Recorded 29–30th July 2017. Sounds from the Osaka and Kyoto subways, and some spontaneous street music.

Recorded in Osaka and Kyoto, Japan. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released August 2017 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

45:18 – With apologies to Michael Franks, we didn’t spend Christmas in Kyoto, but we did explore the hallowed grounds of the Kyoto Animation gift shop and studios (the greatest anime production house ever, obviously), then down to the market that inspired Tamako Market, the Imperial Palace, and an equally impressive convenience store. Other topics include railfans at JR crossings, cicadas, fog and monsoons, Disney, pretty anime boys, Yahoo and Infoseek, and getting lost at Kyoto station. Sounds from the Osaka-Kyoto Shinkansen, and the Kyoto Municipal Subway.

Recorded in Kyoto, Japan. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released July 2017 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

01:16:30 – Ruben engages in Australia’s democratic process, motorcycle commutes, frigid weather, preferential voting systems, democracy sausages, colour logic behind wheelie bin lids, and a frustrating rail journey into geo-blocked gaming.

Recorded in Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released July 2016 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

23:59 – The third in a short show series documenting my last week as a 20-something! Chatting about rattling Sydney tin can trains, the previous triple digit episode (Rubenerd Show 222 nine years ago), and the oddly specific power board café culture in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Was almost 24:00!

Recorded in Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released March 2016 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

54:06 – Post-holiday budgeting (using You Need A Budget, paying back savings, scary credit cards, caution versus fun), Organic Sumatran coffee, Steam specials (The Ship: Murder Party, Transistor, Cities Skylines, Train Simulator 2016, Flight Simulator X, Sakura Swim Club), Fallout media fatigue, wanting to visit Whitefish in Montana, Tree Style Tabs, Kent Brockman, IKEA in Marsden Park, Maltese Crosses, and playing Train Simulator live (the NS Buffel and Flying Scotsman on the Marias Pass route).

Recorded in Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released January 2016 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

01:00:00 – Join me on a train trip to Sydney to have a coffee, then the train trip back! Random topics include office space, NABERS (?), venture capitalists, spring hay fever, cubicles, Perl, introversion, what could have been, space and perceptions, commutes, squeaky carriages, not travelling between doors, grade separation, New York schist and Sydney sandstone, junk food for vegetarians, chicken salt, Brands Essence of Chicken, apple flavoured Yakult, Starbucks, light rail, Americanos and long blacks, train platforms, losing wallets or phones, Tiles, micro-obsession with Canned Heat, and how to irritate hipsters.

Recorded in Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released October 2015 on The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts (this one notwithstanding).

01:03:29 – A late night train commute from Beecroft to Mascot, seeing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, and various thoughts in between. These may include the first female Concorde pilot, The Mary Tyler Moore show, still chilly for a spring night, celebrating Sebastian’s birthday, the Anime@UTS club, Latvia, can’t escape plane sounds, idiots jumping onto train tracks, tabloid TV (A Current Affair, Today Tonight), embankments and cuttings as a geological fascination, epic road trips to northern New South Wales, Sydney Trains 160th anniversary, romance of travel, ocean liners, Malta, flag designs (stars, colour, Vexillology), the Nintendo 2DS, and getting back into Pokémon!

Recorded in Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released September 2015 on The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts (this one notwithstanding).