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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Overnightscape 1096: Tinsel Burrow (7/23/14)

2:36:30 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Smoke, bus stop, Lana Del Rey, reading too much into things, Other Side Short 70, Ally Sheedy, Macho Condor Julius, The Campfire, angst, America’s Got Talent, unrealistic ambitions of the untalented, Grand Central, digital detox, Canada, stupid illusions, Toronto, lockers, ancient caves, White Rock Beverages, Psyche, Smashing Pumpkins, beverage review (Arty Artichoke Water), Singapore Rice Noodles, new cat fountain, pointless ads, DropCam Pro, rugelach, white flags, Big Entertainment, 90s websites, Gene Rayburn, VR update, TV reviews (House of Cards, Halt and Catch Fire, 24: Live Another Day, True Blood), Garbage, movie review (The Congress (2013)), church incense, heavy traffic, devil’s food, salted peanut cola custard, Garth Brooks, timeline shifts and altered geography, memories, I’ll be back in two weeks, and more… plus the Other Side (at 1:56:08)… WBBM Channel 2 – Channel 2 News At Six – “Disco Demolition – The Day After” (1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], The Outcast by The Golden Dawn [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Xmas Vibrations by Karibean [EardrumsPop, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], National Clothing Fashions – “Be a Disco Star Tonight” (Commercial, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Ses Mauvais Reves by Saphyr [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], WLS Channel 7 – Planet of the Apes (Promo, 1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Super Bagman (Stern, 1984) [MAME], NBC previews and WNBC News promo 1979 [YouTube], Peter Ivers “Slap the Ginkels” Spiel – New Wave Theatre 1982 [YouTube], Food Doesn’t Fly – Lunchroom Manners [A/V Geeks, public domain], Jazz On The Bog by Frog Prog [Ektoplazm, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0], Sarcastic Stephen (Version) by The Tidbits [, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0], ACG Commercial (from Comedy Central – Break 5) [collection], WLVI Channel 56 – The Benny Hill Show (Ending & Partial Break, 1979) [FuzzyMemories.TV].

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  1. I said it before but I don’t think you liked the idea of getting a professional WEB Marketing company that specialises in SEO and advertising. I know It would cost a bunch but If we all chip in for a starting budget like an onsug kickstarter we could get a start on it. I think you would be great at communicating with them as you would know both a lot of the technical terminology and advertisement ideas. It puts you at an executive decision making position, so that you can reserve energy enough that you can expend it on the creative aspects… Plus they may have a bunch of ideas they could throw at you that you may even take on yourself, Facebook or google clicks etc…. Your content is there it just need to get to people… iTunes would be a good beginning place to concentrate… I believe “gifting” the iTunes dept at Apple is one way to get featured. If you could get the Overnightscape featured for one week for say $5,000 it would probably be well worth it in terms of the traffic it creates…. Just my two cents….

    Comment by Eddie — July 25, 2014 @ 3:00 am

  2. Thanks for the ideas, I really appreciate it.

    I think getting people to the site is just part of the process. So making it easy for people to start listening and exploring the archive is very important.

    I had the idea a system which could be completed audio-based – you talk to your phone/computer and it talks back, orienting you and guiding you to the Onsug audio to listen to. And it would keep track of what you’ve listened to… and how you liked it… to help suggest what to hear next.

    Android Auto is coming soon, which will have an audio interface… but the tools for developing such a system are still a few years off…

    Still, if I were going to raise money for something, I think that the listening system… the way to manage the listening process… would be the biggest thing… though as I said, it’s still a few years off in terms of technology…

    Comment by Frank — July 25, 2014 @ 4:14 am

  3. When I was a weather observer a long time ago we used to have to report smoke whenever we saw it because it was classified as an obstruction to vision. But the real reason weather observers loved reporting it was because the code we had to write for smoke in the little box on our weather report form was ‘FU’. So it was always a hoot writing FU because we had the maturity of 13 year olds.

    Yay for not having heroes. If nobody has set the standard you aspire to achieve then maybe you are attempting something nobody’s ever done before-blazing a new trail. But I always worry that the reason nobody’s ever tried what I want to do is because what I want to do is pointless and stupid.

    Comment by Steve — July 26, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

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