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Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Midnight Citizen 159: “Mail Order Happiness (3/26/16)

citizen159cover1:33:00 – Join Mike in the studio late at night. Topics include weird cigar store clerks, the social outcasts of retail, and the “High Fidelity” syndrome; “Infinite Jest” and David Foster Wallace; review — “The End of the Tour” (2015); Alanis Morissette; remembering comedian Garry Shandling and his ground-breaking genius; Norm McDonald; the cottage industry of the O.J. Simpson trial, and; much more!
Music for this episode is from the New Midnight Cassette System by Frank Edward Nora (Creative Commons License 1.0 Universal). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Non-commercial Share-Alike License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released March 2016 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.
posted by Mike at 7:09 pm filed in Mar16,Mike  


  1. Norm Macdonald’s most famous one-liner, delivered the Saturday after the OJ verdict: “Our top story tonight, murder is officially legal in the state of California.” It was accompanied by the picture of a smug-looking OJ that you mentioned.

    I never thought of Jagged Little Pill as a concept album; that’s very interesting. Just to add to that, the hauntingly beautiful acapella song at the end would bring the theme full circle when she discovers her boyfriend has been cheating on her.

    Great episode, Mike!!

    Comment by Shambles Constant — March 28, 2016 @ 8:09 am

  2. Haha! I remember the Norm McDonald line, definitely. I don’t know if I can back JLP being a total concept; it just seems like a lot of the themes tie together, and maybe “Ironic” is explaining the hidden track — that she just can’t learn from her mistakes. Thanks for the comment!

    Comment by Mike — March 28, 2016 @ 12:18 pm

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