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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Overnightscape 1806 – Please Take The Boxes (5/11/21)

2:47:33 – Frank in New Jersey, plus the Other Side. Topics include: El Cheapo, Please Take The Boxes, trash collection, sense of time passing, time vaccines, Weird University, our world as a source of entertainment for beings in other dimensions, HyperNormalisation (2016), The Alleyman’s Tarot, Kirwan Deck, Fen’s Deck, The Swadesh List, fool’s bindle and jester’s marotte crossed, childhood supermarket, Topo Chico, ranch water, spring roll mania, Lotus Foods Rice Ramen Noodle Soup, Majjoeum Vegan Tteokpakki, The Incredible String Band, Frag (4/17/21), Tape Land 127 – Obliviana Culture (8/18/93), haircut, tree disposal, PGA 2K21, tomato onion jam, Jupiter’s Legacy, Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live, Mistero Buffo, theater, California dream, The Onsug, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:07:08)… Jane Asher Interview with Celia Irving who play “Alice through the Looking Glass” November 23th 1959 [YouTube], T.H.C. (total harmonic convergence) / Sultan of Love by Spiney Norman Bates [], JORDACHE COMMERCIAL [YouTube], PROUD OF TOBACCO (excerpt) [], Soft Colours by Magic Bread [Jamendo, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Hard Bodies 2 – Movie Trailer (1986) [YouTube], Sheffield Bands Of The 80’s – The Comsat Angels [YouTube], Comedy Central late night commercials, 1/21/1998 [], The Desert Garden by Clark Ashton Smith [LibriVox, public domain], Using A Scrambler [collection], Going Off by Little Frankie Nora [Onsug, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].

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posted by Frank at 2:08 pm filed in Frank,May21  


  1. Another perfect capsule of what you do best – so many fascinating recollections and recommendations and rabbit holes. I remember you mentioning Johanna’s involvement with Hedwig – that production is one of the most bootlegged Broadway things I’ve come across. We disagree on Hamilton but I suppose it’s an acquired taste. I was with it before Broadway, when it was a mix tape, and immediately enjoyed the album and fillm when they were released. I think the core of the thing is the father/son relationship which hits home with me. Loved The Other Side – I somehow own the audio version of Alice in Wonderland Jane Asher refers to in that clip. It’s buried in Google Takeout, a Google Play purchase from a decade ago. I am immediately obsessed with Spiney Norman Bates – downloading the album now. Anything more to know about how you discovered it? And finally, I’m very happy with your ‘Radio Station inside a Book’ concept.

    Comment by Meanderer — May 13, 2021 @ 5:25 am

  2. I found Spiney Norman Bates which searching for Smersh recordings on I knew them and their music from the comic book store I went to in the 80s – they did a song for my “Weird University” video, and I did a video interview with them for school. They had a bunch of stuff on “Bird’o’Pray Records” based in Trenton, NJ. I would get their tapes at a local record store. Turns out they were associated with the guys who would become Ween. So – Spiney Norman Bates was released by Bird’o’Pray, but I had never heard of it before finding it the other day. The guy who made it, William Tucker, was also in the band Regressive Aid which I was a fan of back then. Later, he joined Ministry and other bands…

    Comment by Frank — May 13, 2021 @ 1:12 pm

  3. And thanks for the thumbs up on “a radio station inside a book”… it was a rough idea for me at first, but it’s been growing on me, and I think it’s good for the project as it moves into the future…

    Comment by Frank — May 13, 2021 @ 1:13 pm

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