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Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 217: “This Machine Life” (6/14/20)

2:21:18 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show Notes: Exciting things are going down at the Piggly Wiggly, now that the machines have arrived; witnessed a sad old lady shouting at a self checkout kiosk; why do we trust machines more than humans?; this week is the eighth anniversary of the Downtown Drive-in, my pop up theater that succeeded before it failed horribly; are drive-in’s making a comeback? Because they should; Music Break*; sipping some Evan Williams, and remembering the time I was made fun of by a little fella in the liquor store for buying some “cheap” whiskey; people are pretending the pandemic is over; protest update from Birmingham, AL; Video Street Video Store**; Tales from Viscauga, AL: this week, after an especially painful breakup with his girlfriend, Jim sets out on a quest to find a mysterious videotape.  

Music Break: “Long John’s Jump” by Daddy Long Legs; “Running Eiskrokodil” by Lobo Loco. All music is released under the Creative Commons License: Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivatives. Available on

Video Street Video Store: “Rock, It’s Your Decision”; “‘USA Up All Night’ — ‘Vampire on Bikini Beach’”; “How Can I Tell if I’m Really in Love?”

Backing music for tonight’s episode: “Hendrixy Slow Blues Backing Jam Track” (YouTube release); “Blues in A Minor Backing Track” (Youtube User: Gilad Perry); “Machinery” by Eddy (CC: Attribution, Noncommercial, Share-Alike; Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out the livestream of tonight’s show with pre- and post-show coverage, as well as the new Midnight Citizen website with links to old episodes on, and join the Facebook page! …Let’s go get sushi, and not pay…

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released June 2020 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

posted by Mike at 1:59 pm filed in Mike,Uncategorized  


  1. Mike. Great show! Enjoyed it for all it’s usual Midnight Citizen goodness, but I also wanted to mention that your discussion of the George Floyd killing and subsequent protests and riots was really good. I liked you describing the discussions you had in person with people. When you talk about these things you have such a measured and thoughtful approach that none-the-less doesen’t deny the intensity of the subject. Your spirit of inquiry no doubt makes you a great teacher.

    Comment by Nate In Wisconsin — June 20, 2020 @ 2:34 pm

  2. Thanks Nate! I appreciate you always listening to the show. Talking about serious issues like George Floyd is something I don’t take lightly, and I was real hesitant to bring it up, but I’m glad you appreciated it.

    Comment by Mike — June 20, 2020 @ 3:36 pm

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