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Monday, November 8, 2010

Frank Nora Show 1600 – Technocultural Frontiers (11/8/10)

1:50:14 – The 1600th episode!, freezing outside, daylight saving time, bad hair day, iTunes, The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway, mu update, Randee of the Redwoods, Corridor of Losers, MoMA, garbage as art, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter on Lopez Tonight, The Rampler, the late night TV talk show genre losing relevance, the technocultural environment, show business clinging to old forms, the frontier, Howard Stern, honesty, “the music industry strikes back” MP12 dream, bank opening, free pens and band-aids, Imogen Heap webcast, Uriah Heep, movie about the Earth, the police, subway, going in the wrong direction, Thomas Dolby, the Corridor of Losers poem, preaching, with a creative urge just do it, dance of the world, be real and do some stuff, incomprehensible message, run like a jerk, the new Disney Store in Times Square, imploding the universe, branching realities, Buy Mellow, loss of the Virgin Megastore, sleeting, video screens, Tron Legacy Identity Disc: Sam, new Muppet movie coming next year – “The Muppets”, parodies where the source material is not familiar, film noir, sleetwalk, hippie architecture, listener email (Steve in the UK), show angst, name that language, doing the show, ATM,, the night is back, little elevator, ramp, nighttime, new Michael Jackson song “Breaking News” – people think it’s not him signing,  mining the 20th Century for material, New Jersey, art mediocrity, a trillion degrees, review of “The Pee-Wee Herman Show” on Broadway, the history of Pee-Wee Herman, Saturday Night Live, Charles Rocket, Gary Panter, the L.A. punk scene, New Wave Theatre, the scandals, Phil Hartman, Dog Chair, Pulp Fiction, Times Square, a visit to the Disney Store, Tron, Marvel, Cars, The Aristocats, a visit to Aeropostale, Junior’s, disoriented person, Conan, and jokes.

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Released November 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 7:29 pm filed in Frank,Nov10  


  1. Doesn’t sound like MJ. Hey, this is a conspiracy I can go with!

    Comment by pqribber — November 9, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

  2. Congrats on 1600!

    Comment by J. Wiz — November 9, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

  3. Frank, I’m curious whether you’ve ever watched The Late Lste Show with Craig Ferguson – on after Letterman?

    Comment by Neal — November 12, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

  4. Mean to add – I have seen only a few seconds of Lopez Tonight, and already decided that I can’t stand the guy. That may well be unfair of me, but that seems to be how our intake of media works nowadays.

    Comment by Neal — November 12, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

  5. I have seen Craig Ferguson a few times, and it seemed like a pretty good show.

    Comment by Frank — November 13, 2010 @ 3:37 am

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