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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Tape Land 77 – Dreams, Etc. (October 1989)

1:33:23 – Welcome to Tape Land! On each episode, I’ll present the audio of a cassette tape from my collection. It’s a way to help motivate me to digitize more of my archives.

After college, my magazine business had failed, and I was unemployed and living at home with my parents in Central NJ, and having weird dreams. On this tape I talk about my dreams, and also what was going on in my life back then.

The first half-hour of this tape was recently heard on Overnightscape Central – Scramble (11/26/18).

Notes: 10/12/89, 9:09 AM, time travel dream, Vermont dream, my resume, Peter Weller dream, seaport dream, mother’s new mineral dream, bad driving dream, baboon dream, church dream, EPCOT dream, skyway dream, reality shifting, parking lot, Korean famly, wheelchairs, Game Town, releasing the monkey, fence, corny pictures of alligators on the building, 9/12/87, 2/19/90, cut my hair, Ponderosa Steakhouse, almost hit a deer in real life, dog incident in real life, finished up the magazine in real life, trying to find a job in real life, talking to the people listening to this tape. 10/12/89, 10:20 AM, auditorium dream, Physics Phil, Rudolph Giuliani. 10/16/89, weird dream, inside a large vehicle, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, dimension doors, clay, we had the power to control all matter, fax machine, reporter, comedian, meeting in real life, train tracks, video forest, Sam Kinison, talking to the magazine printers in real life, worked at the Courier News in real life, have to go pick up my business cards in real life, called a guy at The Comedy Channel, moving out of the office in real life, feeling lethargic in real life, the stock market in real life, Headline News, future versions of me, a vision of the subway kiosk at Astor Place, poor state of mind, the brown room, tape recorder memories, Marshall McLuhan, my mind is on strike. 10/18/89, San Francisco earthquake yesterday, strange dreams, chainsaw revolution, gross food tubes, phone call, moped at night, supermarket, vending machine, gelatinous substance, huge coins, random products coming out of the machine, Federal Express is here in real life, food place, analyzing the dream, subway realizations, The Garden of Eden, fear, InfoQuest, trust, Tetris.

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

posted by Frank at 4:06 pm filed in Frank,Jan19  


  1. Haven’t heard this one yet but was excited to share an idea I had. Since it is seemingly difficult to know where to start and anyone landing on this page won’t know our names, perhaps a link on the sidebar which says “host introductions – click here!” You would solicit files of 5 minutes or less from each host. Those that don’t provide could be introduced with a few words from Frank or PQ. This could be a merged file you can add to and replace whenever someone new jumps aboard.

    Comment by Meanderer — January 7, 2019 @ 7:06 am

  2. Good idea! This site need an major overhaul… and do need to help new listeners make sense of it all…

    Comment by Frank — January 8, 2019 @ 4:53 pm

  3. “September 12 […] Giuliani […] evil being” – an edited version would be eerily prescient.
    Nice to hear a mention of Tori – I got to see her in concert during the Scarlet’s Walk era.
    Have the Superior poems been compiled? I get a Joyce Finnegans Wake vibe from some of them.

    Comment by Meanderer — January 14, 2019 @ 11:44 am

  4. Yes, all of Superior is collected here:

    Comment by Frank — January 14, 2019 @ 5:21 pm

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