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Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Overnightscape 1391: Silk Road II (5/18/17)

3:24:53 – Frank in NJ and NYC, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Hippie Trail, donut brand, crullers, Blue Jay atrocity, animal intelligence, evil, AI, Men at Work, tourism, Iran, The Great Railway Bazaar, Dynamo font, Hippodrome, Times Square incident, Dorothy, Grand Central, dreaming, Andy Kaufman Lives, Watership Down, goat milk yogurt, beverage review (Metabrew Nut Buttered Coffee), Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Chris Cornell dead at 52, Drug Enforcement Museum, artificial stupidity, happiness, Blondie, Kitaro album Silk Road II, Taklamakan Desert, supermarket story, Kamloops, The Monks, American Idol, 13 Reasons Why, Star Trek Discovery, Nova Seed, Dimension 404 – Polybius, Night Run, Weird Paul, Jim Fidler, Foot Locker, Peaches, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:44:03)… Good Seasons commercial (from Virginia Slims San Diego (April 22, 1985)) [], Vintage 70’s “Calgon Take Me Away” commercial [YouTube], Train passing really close in Romania, Bacau. [freesound, felix.blume, CC0 1.0], Matt Headroom [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Not Just a Wurlitzer by MyVirtualBand Members [MyVirtualBand (defunct), CC BY 2.0], Stage 2 by NESMETAL [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Tarpeian Rock by Protomartyr [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], The Rococo Tape by The Paparazzi [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Wizards (1977) trailer [YouTube], Blue Line by Café Del Chillia [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], WLS Channel 7 – Eyewitness News – “The Angry Sky” (Part 2, 1978) [FuzzyMemories.TV], My Attic by Guitari [collection], Ice Town by Fuzzy Daupner [collection], WJYS Channel 62 – Home Shopping Club (1993) (excerpt) [FuzzyMemories.TV], Evening Star Shack by Tree Bag Ask [Onsug, CC BY 4.0], When You Walk by Pipo Pegoraro [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Worryor by Ur Knall [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0].

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  1. Modern birds often employ the post-term abortion services of specially trained Blu-Jays. This frees the female from the historical gender oppression of offspring. Some argue that in actuality it only furthers the freedoms enjoyed by the males. This is the reason that modern bird feminists conclude that feminism itself should be considered sexist in its nature.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — May 19, 2017 @ 6:01 am

  2. Trivia note: Clare Grogan of Altered Images was a partial inspiration for the song True by Spandau Ballet.

    ———–Quote from The Guardian
    Gary Kemp, songwriter/guitarist: I wrote the song at my parents’ house, where I was still living at the time. As a working-class boy, I wouldn’t think of moving out till I got married. I was infatuated with Clare Grogan [the Altered Images singer and star of Gregory’s Girl]. I met her on Top of the Pops and, at one point, travelled up to Scotland to have tea with her and her mum and dad. Although my feelings were unrequited and the relationship was platonic, it was enough to trigger a song, True, which became the name of our 1983 album, too. True is about how difficult it is to be honest when you’re trying to write a love song to someone. Hence: “Why do I find it hard to write the next line?” The lyrics are full of coded messages to Clare. I’m still berated for the line “Take your seaside arms” but it’s straight out of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, which she had given me as a present – although in the book, it’s “seaside limbs”. The line “With a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue” is also a bastardisation of Nabokov. I don’t want to embarrass Clare. I was 22 and she was 18. True was really a song about me and my idea of love.
    ———Quote ends
    Also Clare Grogan played the original Kristine Kochanski in a few episodes of Red Dwarf.

    Comment by Shambles — May 19, 2017 @ 6:04 pm

  3. Frank, thanks for explaining the Hippie Trail. Men at Work’s song “Down Under” actually makes a lot of sense now 🙂

    Jeff Minter’s Polybius:

    Comment by Rob — May 31, 2017 @ 11:42 am

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