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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Frank Nora Show 1585 – Hold Your Fire (10/14/10)

1:28:26 – There were actually UFO’s over NYC yesterday, possible symbolism of the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners yesterday, the insiders and the outsiders, conspiracy theories, questioning all the information, the social and entertainment value to believing in questionable things such as politics/voting, going to church, the normal lifestyle, shared delusions, Disney Store, MAC Venemous Villain, Canadian spelling, more observations on Sonic 4, symbolic van, Howard Stern, copyright issues, artificially restricting access to creative works, new ideas of how to distribute content and make money, the obscurity of bands, cultural insanity, forge a new relationship with your audience, Monty Python, attention and money, mass media and true independent media are worlds apart, pouring rain, Gossip Girl, strange towing, impound lots, deranged contestesants on “Top Chef – Just Desserts”, Boardwalk Empire, pants annoyance, Facebook annoyance, lame ticket printing machines, bus driver fly incident, Fox News, injured person collapsed in the middle of the street, Broadway show quotes, “Time Stand Still” by Rush, guitar playing, CDs, following angry foreign couple – guy throws umbrella at girl, people are flipping out, QR Codes, and the night rainy Times Square.

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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 7:16 pm filed in Frank,Oct10  


  1. I wouldn’t worry about negatively influencing others with your opinions. Anyone who listened to your show and decided not to vote was probably already 3/4 of the way to making the decision on their own. To hold back on your thoughts for fear of them being truly radical or subversive is to let your audience down. If I wanted safe subversiveness I’d watch the Simpsons!

    As for digital media and ransoming of it by distributors, I agree the networks are there for people to get their material out but the promotion and monetary compensation models are not. Plus I think you’re assuming that everything that could possibly be produced has an audience that would pay enough to make it profitable for the artists creating the content. A lot of content sucks, though. Record labels and movie distributors do more than just make people pay for content they don’t themselves produce. They pick the best artists and promote and package them for presentation to the widest markets and distribution networks possible. About all the internet is good for is to help talent scouts find new talent and getting it absorbed into the existing promotional machine. Has anyone made it big in any media on the strength of their internet following alone? People who get their entertainment from the internet are but a fraction of the marketplace for anything. Look at how Snakes on a Plane bombed at the box office for an example of how truly insignificant the internet savvy audience is.

    Comment by Esteban — October 16, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

  2. Wow great show! Frank and his show is one of a kind and so cool, I hope it never ends 🙂

    Comment by John — October 18, 2010 @ 3:51 am

  3. Yeah…I enjoyed this one Frank. I do want to point out that my “Gunkcast” is based around my original music as a soundtrack to the podcast. So, yes, it is pretty much what you brought up about why are bands not doing podcasts as a means to get their music out there? I would say that I am doing that! But I will say that I’ll take the middle ground in the argument…I do believe in getting your music “out there” via the internet (which is an incredible tool of our day and age) but to do so with caution. I come from the view of the artist who goes through the hard work of writing my own songs and would hate to hear my song being used one day on some TV commercial or being used by some other band (although unlikely that scenario may be)!

    But I do appreciate what a few of the major bands (such as Radiohead & Nine Inch Nails) have done making their music available online at a “pay what you want” policy. Radiohead famously did that allowing fans to even choose the download for free. Later their actual album sales soared and they proved that whole side of the industry wrong which wants to do the witchhunt against downloaders (because they are supposedly bankrupting the music biz) ! Of course this example is with bands who were already major players in the biz…but I believe it can be a model for all bands of the current day and age!

    Comment by Smidge — October 20, 2010 @ 6:47 am

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