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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Overnightscape 1382: Far Den (4/18/17)

2:19:28 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Coke can graphic, Sherazin – Corpse Flower, backgammon, MST3K, Doctor Who, The Leftovers, Nightstation, Oceana Plaza, Far Den, The Wool Gathering, noodle soup, nicotine, Park Avenue, The Art of Noise, customer service, comfort and weirdness, timestreams, Black Mirror, airplane names, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 1:38:16)… WFLD Channel 32 – Newscene Headlines With Kathy McFarland (1982) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Vision of the Wild (1990) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], Drug Abuse (1969) (excerpt) [FedFlix, public domain], The Amazing Apes [YouTube], Raiders of Galaxy (1985) (excerpt) [], Tobacco Institute: Spokesperson’s Program [], TVOntario Bits and Bytes 2 [Billy Van, 1991] (clip) [YouTube], National Bison Range Complex (2005) [FedFlix, public domain], Voyager – Puppet Motel [YouTube].

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posted by Frank at 6:21 pm filed in Apr17,Frank  


  1. Great show! About Nightstation, etc. : I’ve been thinking for a while that many shows will be bypassed in the future simply because their show notes are no help at all when a search is done. For example, PQ has a vast knowledge of comics and wrestling and every now and then adds some (I suppose) crucial tidbit that adds a piece to someone’s puzzle; however, no mention of it in his show notes = future peruser and would-be listener has no idea and valuable info is wasted in that case.

    I KNOW detailed show notes are a pain but they are also beneficial. The ONS Central is begging for detailed show notes but one of the best things about the Central is SURPRISE. So giving away the surprise in show notes seems a bit cruel. How then to detail the show without giving away the goodies?

    Comment by Jimbo — April 19, 2017 @ 4:59 am

  2. I have hopes that as audio transcription services get better, perhaps we can run everything through that and come up with keyword generated content feeds, perhaps you could add a selectabe buffer amount of time before and after any certain keyword is found, and by entering these keywords you could generate the audio stream, it would be nice to have real-time options of modyfying the search such as jump another 20 seconds back, or play all clips containing the word “Fartknocker”, or “Billy Patterson”. If the searh could develop contextual recognition, perhaps it could automatically include related terms as it judged worthy. This might have a slider control offering different levels of confidence in the accuracy.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — April 19, 2017 @ 12:50 pm

  3. Show notes are a lot of work, but very important for searching the archive. I’ve settled on doing them in real time for my show, which has been working for me.

    I think having show notes is more important than keeping things a surprise.

    The AI revolution is coming, and I believe i will allow for show notes and such things to be fully automated… we just don’t know when the necessary breakthroughs will happen.

    Comment by Frank — April 20, 2017 @ 3:05 am

  4. What I will try and do: a week after each Central – I will go back and change the notes with specifics! I appreciate your input on this.

    Comment by Jimbo — April 20, 2017 @ 3:22 am

  5. Jimbo – you’ll have to keep close tabs on those notes at the beginning of each month to get them changed before Frank archives that month’s shows.

    Comment by Shambles — April 21, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

  6. That Frank is a menace! 😡

    Comment by Jimbo — April 21, 2017 @ 1:45 pm

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