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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Tape Land 32 – Sounds from NYC (1/25/01)

1:26:03 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I will be presenting the audio of a cassette tape from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to digitize more of my archives.

2000 and 2001 were the big years for my Internet radio project My focus was on creating short audio pieces called Blufftoons. One way I got the source material was “audio mining”, usually in NYC. I would walk around with my recorder on, hoping to capture interesting sounds.

I was working at Scholastic Books at Broadway and Prince at the time. In the first segment, I walk from work to a vegetarian restaurant in Chinatown called VegeCyber, near Center and Howard. (At 16:54, I talk briefly).

25:51 – “About 6 o’clock now, and I’m walking up Broadway”

34:57 – Washington Square Park

35:27 – Bluffcosm segment

38:05 – Thoughts on audio

39:05 – Another Bluffcosm segment, where a guy driving by offers to sell me speakers. This audio was used in an episode of “The Bluffcosm 5-Minute Vacation From Sanity”

47:30 – Subway

59:19 – Whispered Bluffcosm promo

1:10:52 – Bluffcosm promo

1:23:46 – “The night is long…” – back in Nutley…

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Frank Edward Nora – more info at


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