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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Overnightscape 1073: The Workshop on the Barren Slope (5/9/14)

3:11:14 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Gloomy morning, dandelions, fireflies, Gravity’s Rainbow, garage sale signs are old, NYC VR Meetup at Microsoft Headquarters in 11 Times Square, Jeremy’s Microbatch Ice Cream, 42nd Street movie theaters, Google Maps “time machine”, 2008 economic collapse, Windows 8, what is wrong with our society that we need so many guards, the bus arrives, the charmed digital time of 1993-94, who’s guarding the guards?, Teri Garr, Food Rocks, guard fiction, River Road, audiobook memories, more on the Meetup, cosmic theories, Nightstation VR business cards and table runner, ticket printing issues, laptop bag, cash, Grand Central, too much information, the goal, Amarok, cranky old guy, meta meta, Tetris Plus, pith helmets, the workshop on the barren slope, Faberge Organics Shampoo, distaste for mediocrity, sharpen your mind with cinnamon, basket weaving, how other people view you, street fair, Borat, meat fumes, I Ching, podcasting history, sad music, monolith, optimism, vague display, American Idol and The Voice becoming unwatchable, Marvel zombies, vintage sci-fi paperbacks, purse, quilting, selfies, among the masses, childlike qualities of Generation X, counterfeiting, death, water, psychics in British Intelligence, mystical experiences, family historical relationship with religion, got a new Crumpler laptop bag in Soho, money pit, Evolution, expensive chocolate, remembering Spring Street Books, strange clerks, cassette memories, French cafes, faking it, phone call, bleak park, Mr. Show, walking up MacDougal Street, caffeinated, lost backpack, art films, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:30:46)… Faah-Roh by Tevellus [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], 1979-81 Commercials: Sony Walkman to Knickerbocker [YouTube], Ratustel by Point [Ektoplazm, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], A Hairy One [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].

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posted by Frank at 9:55 am filed in Frank,May14  


  1. If we stopped ‘guarding’ everything , the only downside would be the vast horde of useless knuckleheads who would be, en masse, dumped into a job market that they have no skills for.

    Comment by pqribber — May 11, 2014 @ 7:18 am

  2. Not sure if you “take request” (such as the QS TOPICTRON(C)) but if you do, I wonder if you would please talk about that person who is close to you that has become a Vic and Sade nut, so says PQ…

    Comment by Jimbo — May 12, 2014 @ 11:27 am

  3. This was a Classic. I’m a bigger fan of the overnightscape then ever… After hearing this. It flowed so well with a thousand avenues and segways.. I was only able to digest it properly on the fifth listen as I kept getting interrupted. You do come out with some Gems, Mr. Nora. Dammit we deserve to pat ourselves on the back for what we do. Raw-bare boned and fruitful episode with over -tones of delightful truth relish sprinkled with Nicholas cage and topped off with rocket blasters to send you into interstellar Overnight-Space! Kuango Kuango Kuango.

    Comment by Eddie — May 12, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

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