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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Frank Nora Show 1584 – Popular Spaceships (10/13/10)

1:30:14 – Where are the flying saucers?, clear skies, quantum physics, UBOs, peeling ceiling ad, chemtrails, popular spaceships, I made a UFO movie in the “emotionally disturbed” class, Special Olympics, camera crew video camera pointed at the sky in Times Square, Fraggle Rock, Family Ties on “Hub”, video ads, stupid name of Spider-Man musical, Dazzler, Conan ad, colorful wig trend, cymbals, recorder repair, water tunnel, Howard Stern, satellite radio, artificially restricting access to digital content, open broadcasting, Rockefeller Center skating rink, content production and release of bands, a new relationship between the artist and the listener, the data should flow freely, holding ones and zeroes ransom, nasal wash is the key to good health, the Chilean miners, symbolism, Black Marlboro Gold (Japanese cigarettes), pasta and coffee for breakfast, no aliens yet, first impressions of “Sonic the Hedgehog 4” on WiiWare, colorful vehicle, where are the “America the Beautiful” Quarters?, my updated view on Deadmau5, DJs who just play other people’s music, British alternative comedy, The Young Ones, Absolutely Fabulous, Girls on Top, Snap, The Secret / Law of Attraction, Obliviana Super Occult Amusement, happiness, and still no UFOs…

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Released October 2010 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by Frank at 7:41 pm filed in Frank,Oct10  


  1. Dazzler turned sound into light.

    Comment by SinisterPurpose — October 14, 2010 @ 5:51 am

  2. The band closest to doing what you’re talking about has to be Killola. I’ll let you do the googling.

    Comment by SinisterPurpose — October 14, 2010 @ 6:15 am

  3. Sometimes I feel like if you distilled the funniest five minutes of each show down into a standup comedy routine you could have a career doing that. The parts about competing in the Special Olympics and casting your teacher as the grandma in your movie were hilarious.

    I have never heard the disparity between fame and actual amount of fresh content produced by musical acts over time put so well. But I think the reason so little music works to make people so famous is because of replay value of the material and how people interpret the content. Since songs are usually total nonsense set to music they tend to connect with people who fill in the meaning of the lyrics and make it about themselves. I think that connection is why music and musical artists are so popular. Other forms of entertainment like podcasts or whatever where the host is more the focus and in charge of the message tend to not connect on an emotional level as much as a song can because a song is so generic. Also a song is more than the perceived message being conveyed, it’s the instrumental part of the music also that adds to the experience and that’s what differentiates music from solely spoken word content. It reminds me of the long tail theory of fame where the key to getting famous is getting a lot of people to pay a little bit of attention to you instead of a few people to pay a lot of attention to you.

    I don’t believe that angle about reality bending through the power of a person’s positive thinking, or that there is a direct correlation between what someone wants and what they get in life. I do think positive people tend to emphasize the good stuff that happens to them so it seems like things are going their way. More likely the truth is that fortune and happiness are a matter of perspective and believing that there’s some deeper meaning in life or that any of us have control helps people cope with the reality that all existence is random chaos.

    Comment by Esteban — October 16, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

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