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Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Midnight Citizen 227: “Skip the Preach, Go to the Beach”

Join Mike in the studio on a Saturday night…

…talking about a trip he took to the beach with the church youth group in 1996, and how most of the time was spent not on the sand, but in the cold conference room of the Holiday Inn, praying and reading the bible. Yikes. He should’ve just skipped the preach and gone to the beach.

Also: I finished teaching summer camp this week; working alongside my students; teaching Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” using dodgeball; the promise of the Internet in the 1990’s; remembering the show “227”.  

Music Break: “Suddenly It Occurs to Me There’s No Ocean Here” by Artificial Intelligence; “Transcontinental Super Conscious State” by the Space Merchants

Intro/Closing Music: “Oolin Poolin Oy” by Blue Wave Theory

All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org. 

Video Street Video Store: Matthew Perry and Jennifer Anniston — Windows 95; Stick Witness News (1996);Movie Magic: Forrest Gump

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Midnight Citizen 226: “The Karen Situation”

Join Mike in the studio on a stormy Saturday night…

…talking about how he became a hero in the Dunkin Donuts for dealing with a “Karen”, and got a free donut. Also, a toast to Actor Ned Beatty, who died this week at 82, and gave us one of the most horrifying scenes in the history of cinema (it’s not the one you think).

Show Notes: Dealing with an entitled “Karen” at the coffee shop, who wouldn’t leave until she got an apology from the manager for forgetting her hashbrowns; what is a “Karen”, as the kids call her, and the origins of the term; five year anniversary of a woman drop-kicking her kid’s birthday cake at Kroger; the theatre dream; my trip to Nashville, wondering if I could live and work there; Music Break*; the dangerous things kids’ adventure films of the 80’s taught us; a toast to Ned Beatty; Video Street Video Store**; the epic failure of the game, “Daikatana” in 1999; the Max Headroom hack of 1987. 

*Music Break: “Drunk” by Simon Mathewson; “Sinister” by Les Hayden. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org. 

**Video Street Video Store: Incite PC Gaming: “Halo” (1999); “Incite PC Gaming: Daikatana” (1999)

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Midnight Citizen 225: “Black Market Hobbes”

1:24:13 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show notes: What happens when you call the past? Do you get a “disconnected” message?; Stephen King’s “The Langoliers” shows us that the past is a dead place; survey on where people would rather travel: the past or the future?; the Baha Men; Why I would never survive in prison; Alabama is falling behind heavily on Covid vaccinations; “The Conjuring: the Devil Made Me Do It”, and why these films about the supernatural vs. science are so popular right now; Ed and Lorraine Warren are B.S.; Music Break*; I saw a black market “Calvin and Hobbes” stuffed tiger this week; Summer Camp and Vacation Bible School; the vulgar origins of the campfire song, “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”

*Music Break: “Athens” by Pierce Murphy; “Your Eyes” by Crowander. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

**Video Street Video Store: “Wall Street Traders in the 1980’s”; “Siskel and Ebert” Review: The Karate Kid III.

Listen to “The Midnight Citizen 172: the Genius of Gene Siskel” (8/6/16), referenced in this episode.

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Midnight Citizen 224: “Birmingham Batman”

1:16:54 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show notes: My dream about exploring an old house, haunted by the ghost of Bill Cosby; adult dreams vs. childhood nightmares; it’s scary being a kid because you never know what you will see that will scar you for life; Lucid Dreaming; Music Break*; a toast to a new summer of Midnight Citizen shows; yoga is allowed back in Alabama public schools, but you can’t chant or say “Namaste”; thoughts on helping my grandmother move into an independent living home this week; Video Street Video Store**; life lessons from the Birmingham Batman.


*Music Break: “State of Mine” by The Crevulators; “Barry’s Revenge” by Derek Clegg. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org. 


**Video Street Video Store: “That’s Incredible”: Birmingham Batman (1982)
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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 223: “10 Things I Hate About You, Covid”

1:16:53 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night, where he reflects on becoming a Trump supporter (briefly) after a dream he had of attending the President’s Christmas party at the Plaza Hotel, and how the theory of meeting a President in person — or, even, in a dream — can greatly improve your chances of voting for him. Also, is Ellen Degeneres done for, and does anybody care?, and we drink a toast to Harvey Updyke, the world’s most dangerous football fan in arborists’ circles, who died this week at 71.

*Music Break: “It’s Time” by Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys; “Rip Van Winkle” by Shannon and the Clams”. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 222: “How To Improve Your Life Through Improv” (7/26/20)

Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show notes: Why does improvisational theatre get such a bad rap? Two improv-themed shows on Netflex: “Middleditch and Schwartz” and “Don’t Think Twice”; the history of improv and negative impressions; the time I embarrassed myself in an improv class with the Second City (it still makes me cringe to this day); lightning struck a tree outside my house this week; Music Break*; a toast to Regis Philbin, who passed away this week at 88; “Live with Regis and Kathy Lee” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”; cool guys in 80’s films; Video Street Video Store**; hindsight is 2020, like the year.

*Music Break: “Necrofago” by Dr. Frankenstein“Evil Itch” by The Space Merchants. All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

**Video Street Video Store: Early AOL Commercial (1995); DIVX Promo Video (1998)

Check out the new website over at mikeboody.com/themidnightcitizen, with links to old episodes on Archive.org, as well as the livestream of tonight’s show on YouTube, and join the Facebook page! …You just do your thing, and I will do mine!…


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Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 221: “Frog Goes to Helltown”

1:25:00 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show notes: Kids drinking from glass bottle cokes elicit angry reactions from the old guard; generation gaps; it seems like my friends and I are just grown-up children, or maybe not; Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which I visited last year and thought was so beautiful,, is otherwise known as “Helltown, USA” due to urban legends of monsters and satanic cults; Music Break*; “Unsolved Mysteries” returns to Netflix in a very stripped-down, non exploitative, and boring form; Video Street Video Store**; ending the show abruptly due to audio issues.  

*Music Break: “State of Mine” by The Crevulators; “Out All Night” 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: “1982 World’s Fair”

This episode experienced some major audio issues. The music is mixed way louder than it sounded on my headphones. Thank you for your patience, and I will continue to work these bugs out and come out with a cleaner show next week.

Backing music for tonight’s episode: “Hendrixy Slow Blues Backing Jam Track” (YouTube); “Blues in A Minor Backing Track” (Gilad Perry); Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 220: “The Films of 1999”

1:09:54 — Join Mike on the porch late on a Tuesday night. 

Show Notes: Sitting on the porch at 11:55 pm, waiting for my paycheck to come in; doing podcasts this summer; going to the Grand River Drive-In and seeing Jurassic Park, the number 1 film at the box office this week, 27 years after its release; the amazing films of 1999; my strategy for seeing “R” rated films before I was 17; Criterion Collection sale at Barnes n’ Noble starts this week (all Criterion movies are 50% off); Slacker (1991), and the non-participant films of Richard Linklater; slacker culture and arrested development.

Check out the the new Midnight Citizen website with links to old episodes on  Archive.org, and join the Facebook page! …Film is just photography, 24 times a second…


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Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 219: “Trapped in Alabama” (6/28/20)

Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night.

Show notes: Gary Puckett of the 60’s band, “Gary Puckett and the Union Gap”, is a perv; anti-vaccers and anti-maskers may be plants by mysterious organizations to keep us distracted; Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon; saw a guy in my neighborhood walking around like a dog, trying to sniff out some pot that he could buy; travelers from Alabama must self-quarantine in many states when they travel due to high infection rates; Music Break*; I went to my hometown of Moody, AL, where I lived from 1986-92, and sat in the dugout of my Little League baseball diamond (it was weird); Birmingham businesses that didn’t survive the pandemic; Video Street Video Store**; Tales from Viscauga, AL: this week, four friends on a camping trip solve the years-old mystery of a family’s disappearance.

Music Break: “East Texas Pines” by Miller and Sasser; “Ghost” by Forget the Whale; “Machinery” by Eddy.All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org. 

Video Street Video Store: Action Park commercial (1984); “Deliverance” doc (1972)

Backing music for tonight’s episode: “Hendrixy Slow Blues Backing Jam Track” (YouTube); “Blues in A Minor Backing Track” (Gilad Perry); Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out the livestream of tonight’s show with pre- and post-show coverage, as well as the new website over at mikeboody.com/themidnightcitizen, with links to old episodes on Archive.org, and join the Facebook page! …That a boy, Luther!…
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Sunday, June 21, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 218: “Behold, the Masked City”

2:35:15 — Join Mike in the studio late on a Saturday night, where he recalls the time he got kicked out of a Chuck E. Cheese, and reviews the stuff he bought off Amazon during quarantine. Exciting stuff.

Show Notes: why nostalgia will destroy us all; people are pretending the pandemic is over, when the data says otherwise; burglars used masks during the pandemic of 1918 to disguise themselves when robbing banks; the time when my friends and I got kicked out of a Chuck E. Cheese for eating there without kids of our own; how we are unwelcome in the places of our past; substitute teaching; tribute to “The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs”, which wrapped up its second season this week; nostalgia is not only ruining our lives, but horror movies, too!; Music Break*; Ian Holm — “Ash” from Alien — is dead at 88; movie theatres will reopen next month with safety restrictions; Svengoolie; stuff I’ve bought off Amazon in the last three weeks of quarantine; Video Street Video Store**; “Tales from Viscauga, AL”: this week, Jim continues his quest for a mysterious videotape, and solves the mystery of who has been robbing the citizens of Viscauga in the night.

Music Break: “Surfing Day” (Marcos H. Bolanos, Unchained Melodies, Vol. 2)

“Suburban Outlaw” (Forget the Whale, What I Tell Myself); “Machinery” by Eddy.

All music is played under a Creative Commons License (Attribution, noncommercial, no derivatives) and is available at the Freemusicarchive.org

Video Street Video Store: Cullman Liquidation Lumber Commercial; Retro Office Safety Training Video.

Stuff on Amazon: Chiseled Face Shaving Soap Sampler (Rancho Cucamonga, CA); Field Notes: National Park Series C; Prestige Import Group Chalet Cherry Cigar Humidor

Backing music for tonight’s episode: “Hendrixy Slow Blues Backing Jam Track” (YouTube); “Blues in A Minor Backing Track” (Gilad Perry); Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

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