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Monday, June 9, 2014

The Overnightscape 1084: Neptune Retrograde (6/8/14)

1:35:12 – Frank in NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Big umbrella, rough commute, Rik Mayall dead at 56, The Young Ones, Bottom, Drop Dead Fred (1991), Legends of the Superheroes (1979), Huntress and Power Girl, The Multiversity by Grant Morrison, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, vintage market, The Ground Round, vanilla root beer, shopping carts, Orange Is the New Black, Times Square, home weed test, middle class, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Halt and Catch Fire, fingernail mark, Neptune Retrograde, new theory of stores, the experiential narrative, and more… plus the Other Side (at 55:00)… Unity by Izmar [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Bluffcosm Promo Insane (7/9/00) [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], K-Mart – “White and Bright Sale” (Commercial, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Clouds Head Shop Ad 3 (Airchecks from KCAC AM, Phoenix, AZ, recorded November 14, 1970) [], GTE a whole world of answers 1985 [YouTube], Teenage Freakout by Mules [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Don’t Start Believin’ by Bullette [, CC BY-NC-SA 2.5], WGN Channel 9 – The Groovie Goolies and Friends (Opening & Break, 1980) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Days by Curious [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Instrospection Trilogy – Pt. 2 by Doug Rice [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0].

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posted by Frank at 7:36 pm filed in Frank,Jun14  


  1. Interesting to hear your view on Aldi. We actually shop there all the time. There is another one called Lidl which is much the same, we shop there too. They have taken over Ireland-as far as supermarket shipping goes. I know what you mean about it being rather bleak looking, but giving some of the products a chance they are not half bad. They say it’s supposed to be brand quality for less or something. Did you notice they don’t play any music too. There is something nice about it, stripping back on commercialism etc to something more simple makes it more realistic but does take
    Away the fun…

    Comment by Eddie — June 10, 2014 @ 9:42 am

  2. Very sad to hear about Rik Mayall. My friend Josh introduced me to “The Young Ones” around 2002 and I was pretty into it for a couple months, but I can’t say I’ve returned to it since. “Drop Dead Fred” was a pretty big topic of conversation at my elementary school when it came out; it was considered a gross-out comedy none of us were allowed to see.

    Comment by Mike — June 10, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

  3. I have gone to Aldi’s occasionally for a decade or two. The
    first time I had a clue that they were a German company was when my cousin said he had gotten a German laptop from Aldi’s.I thought he was joking. Then I saw an Aldi’s sign in a German movie. Considering that Europeans supposedly eat better than Americans I had assumed that the Aldi’s stores in Germany were different than here. I share Eddie’s appreciation for the stripped down less commercial approach. However I have definitely felt Aldi’s to be depressing at times

    I like your new theory of stores. As I listened to this episode I happened to be picking up some lunch at a large and very pleasantly designed grocery store.I waited in line for a cashier and refused to use the self service checkout.I have noticed that some stores now seem to be purposly understaffing the checkout lines to push people toward self checkout. To me interacting with a cashier is part of the experiential value.not to mention that I think we are marching toward mass unemployment with excessive automation.

    Comment by Nate in Wisconsin — June 12, 2014 @ 8:07 am

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