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Monday, March 28, 2022

The Midnight Citizen 236: “Cartoon Graveyard”

1:51:56 — Join Mike in the studio on a Saturday night…

…where he wonders if the self-esteem movement of the 80s made him a millennial snowflake? Nope – he watched the sick entertainment of Jim Henson. Also, anti-antiwork, and VR’s last play. Will we all end up cartoons in a cartoon graveyard?

*Music Break: “I’ll Almost Get us There” by Derek Clegg; “Citizen’s Arrest” by Dazie Mae. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available as a mixtape at the Freemusicarchive.org

Video Street Video Store: ABC News Report: “Virtual Reality 1991”

Check out the complete Video Street Video Store playlist here!

Nightcam: The Pier at Huntington Beach, CA.

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

The Midnight Citizen 235: “Cool on Christ” (3/12/22)

Join Mike in the studio on a Saturday night…

…where he navigates through a haze of confusion and paranoia, egged on by high gas prices, noises of flatulence, and misunderstood song lyrics. Also, an ordinary trip to the drug store results in an accidental time trip back to middle school.

*Music Break: “Hipster Girls” by The Spin Wires; “That’s a Beat” by Ketsa. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

Video Street Video Store: “Batman Returns Talk Show Backlash” (1992)

Check out the complete Video Street Video Store playlist here!

Nightcam: Leavenworth, Washington

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Saturday, February 26, 2022

The Midnight Citizen 234: “All I Need to Know…” (2/26/22)

1:31:49 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night…

…where he wonders if he really learned anything in kindergarten – since life is so tough, and recites a better credo to live life by: the repo code.

Check out the detailed show notes here.

*Music Break: “Bellweather” by Man Woman Child; “Get Me a Job” by the Riptones. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org. 

Video Street Video Store: AOL Corporate Video (Early 1990’s); Jean Shepherd on “Shepherd’s Pie” – New Jersey Public Television (c. 1977)

Check out the complete Video Street Video Store playlist here!

Nightcam: Ober Gatlinburg – Gatlinburg, TN

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Episode 233: “My Short Career As A Con Artist” (2/19/22)

1: 37:36 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night…

…where he recalls the time he scammed himself a free pizza from Domino’s (unsuccessfully), and talks about “Inventing Anna”, a Netflix series showcasing the millennial scam culture. Also, more scams of the rich and famous, and another trip to the Video Street Video Store!

Check out the detailed show notes here.

*Music Break: “Slipping Away” by Jack Adkins; “Idiot Revival” by Blood Lontra. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org. 

Video Street Video Store: “What is a Yuppie”/Yuppies in London (1987); Music Channel Promo – TV-61, Phoenix Arizona.

Check out the complete Video Street Video Store playlist here!

Nightcam: Venice Beach – Los Angeles, CA

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

The Midnight Citizen 232: “Local Hero” (2/12/22)

1:27:30 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night…

…where he tearfully looks back on his long-lasting relationship with his bank, and how he regretfully had to break it off. Also, Mike attempts to yodel, and remembers Cousin Cliff Holman, Birmingham’s own “Kansas City Star”.

Check out the detailed show notes here.

*Music Break: “The Machine Stops” by The Miseryslims; “The Milky Way” by HolinzaCCO (album: “An Ocean in Outer Space”). All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org. 

Video Street Video Store: “‘Training Day’ Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video Training Film (c. 2006).

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

The Midnight Citizen 231: “Please Stand By” (2/5/22)

1:21:22 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night…

…where he discovers new uses for the Zippo, as the American military did during Vietnam, and contemplates the long, complicated history of sentence diagramming. Also, will the kids take over when they realize the adults don’t know what they’re doing?

*Music Break: “Blackout Romeo” by the Spin Wires; “Hawaii 5-0 (CB-203)” by Checkie Brown All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

Video Street Video Store: “Video Toaster 4000” Promo Video (1994); “Over the Edge” (1979) trailer.

Check out the complete Video Street Video Store playlist here!

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Midnight Citizen 230: “The Babbitt” (7/25/21)

Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night…

Where he burns a bourbon-whisky scented candle he made, and wonders when the American “boy” becomes the American “man”. Perhaps it’s when he gets his first Boy Scout Handbook? Or maybe when he finds out the Boy Scouts are a sham? 

Also: memories of the Boy Scouts (all I got from it was a first place medal for the Pinewood Derby, a competition I cheated at); why I quit the Boy Scouts of America; the “manly” art of chandlery (candle making); Mancaves, and the modern obsession with being a “man” in the Teddy Roosevelt/Ernest Hemingway-sense; Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt novel explored the notions of the American man as a role and facade; Music Break*; the waning days of summer; announcement this week that my 20 year high school reunion will be held in September, but I probably won’t go; signs of aging; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; another Criterion haul from the Barnes and Noble (Medium Cool, Salesman — both 1969).

*Music Break: “Man Outta Town” by Forget the Whale; “Phone Book and Rotary” by Derek Clegg (album: “The Middler”). All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org. 

Video Street Video Store: “Boy Scouts of America” Newsreel (1939); “Super Dave Osbourne’s Wrecking Ball Stunt”

Check out the complete Video Street Video Store playlist here!

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Midnight Citizen 229: “(Definitely) Haunted Savannah” (7/18/21)

1:59:50 — Join Mike on the balcony of his hotel room in Florida and on the steps outside his apartment after a very long and fulfilling trip to Savannah, Georgia and Amelia Island, Florida.

Also, enjoy some bonus audio of the complete tour of the Sorrel-Weed House, reportedly the most haunted house in America*. Listen, if you dare!

Show Notes: Sitting on the beach in Florida with my wife, testing a makeshift windscreen for my Zoom recorder; relaxing with a cigar on the porch of either the oldest hotel in Florida or America (the literature on the Florida House Inn is contradictory) after a very stressful plumbing nightmare with our hotel room; recalling my last trip to Amelia Island with my family in 1995, where I climbed off our second floor balcony to pet a cat, and my mother got us lost for four hours looking for a Denny’s; the 1996 summer Olympics and the amorphous, asexual mascot, Izzy; the stress of coming home after a long trip; relaxing at home with a cigar and whisky; recalling my trip to Savannah, Georgia and the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1994) that made it famous; Savannah is supposedly the most haunted town in the country; recalling our tour through the Sorrel-Weed House, supposedly the most haunted house in Savannah; my adventure riding a horse past the famous tree from Forrest Gump (1994); how movies can implant artificial memories of having been someplace before; visiting Fort Pulaski on Tybee Island; eating at the Old Pink House; good to be home.

*If you believe in that sort of thing.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

The Midnight Citizen 228: “Harlem and Wimpy” (7/11/2021)

Join Mike in the studio on a Saturday night…

…wondering about where all the tapes of dads getting hit in the testacles with whiffle balls went after they were sent into Bob Saget in the late 80’s. Were they destroyed, or put in a warehouse somewhere, along with the Ark of the Covenant? 

Also: how America’s Funniest Home Videos (1989-present) may be the most prophetic show of the last 50 years; the time my sister and I made a video to send into the show, but found out you can’t stage a gaff; how Internet culture and YouTube now is centered around staging gaffs, but pretending not to; Ernie Anderson, the voice of ABC in the 70’s and 80’s; Music Break*; a toast to Richard Donnor, legendary director of The Twilight Zone, Superman: the Movie, The Goonies, and Lethal Weapon, who died this week at 91; a review of my Criterion Hall at this week’s 50% off sale at Barnes and Noble; a trip to the Video Street Video Store**; a review of the Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood novelization by Quentin Tarantino.   

Music Break: “Running with Wise Fools” by Krackatoa; “Freeze” by KieLoBot. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org. 

Video Street Video Store: “Million Dollar Voices” (2004); “Jaws” Promotional Video (1995); “Sears AC Ad” (1990’s).

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

REBROADCAST: The Midnight Citizen 126: “Interviewing Fireworks” (from July 4, 2015)

2:15:23 — Due to tech issues with my new computer, there was not a show this week. But it was a happy accident, because now you can enjoy this rerun from July 4, 2015.

Check out more shows from the back catalogue of THE MIDNIGHT CITIZEN here.

Show notes: Join Mike in the studio on a Saturday night, and also on the porches and streets of Birmingham, AL. Topics include: Happy 4th of July!; interviewing fireworks; the Dick Tracy Watch story; sarcastic Americanism; got a new coffee percolator; podcasting and misconceptions; awful movie trailers; “Jurassic World” review, and much more!

Music for this episode is from the New Midnight Cassette System by Frank Edward Nora (Creative Commons License 1.0 Universal).

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