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Friday, May 29, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 215: “Play Video” (5/29/20)

1:34:02 — Join Mike in the studio for the first time in three years.

Show Notes: Why I was once suspected of being a mad bomber at the Statue of Liberty; Life During Quarantine (teaching, reading, sleeping, attending events like funerals in alternate ways); somehow my job has brought me back to the Midnight Citizen studio; Music Break*; Reading a “You’re Welcome” letter from President Trump; Supplementing income during Covid time with Doordash, Postmates — well, I got fired from Doordash, and I’ll tell you the story; Jurassic Park book (1990); Video Street Video Store**; “Tales from Viscauga, AL”: this week, Senior Mac Nix refuses to graduate in obscurity, and decides to pull off an epic prank for his school to remember him by.   

*Music Break: “Last of the Frontiersmen” by Dark Meat; ”Bad Prescription” by Physical Plant; “Machinery” by Eddy

**Video Street Video Store: 1990 Sam Goody “Wrap It Up” commercial; Ames Department Store Asset Protection Awareness training video; Penn and Teller MonsterVision segment.

Backing music for tonight’s episode: Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released May 2020 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

posted by Mike at 9:03 am filed in May20,Mike  

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Gunkcast 58: Quarantine This! (An Interview With Pat Francis) (May 2020)

1:26:34 – Here it is folks… the podcast episode which truly almost didn’t happen (between pandemics & remote recording technology disasters)! But we were able to pull it all together and present here for you a blast of Quarantine fun!

Join Smidge as he welcomes special guest Pat Francis to the show for a very timely episode! Pat hosts one of Smidge’s favorite weekly music podcasts called Rock Solid. Pat tells the tale of his humble start in a small town in PA, to his successful career touring around the country as a stand-up comedian, to finally rooting himself in L.A. and becoming a popular podcast host.

Hear how his insistence on only interviewing music guests in person have led to such things as trekking to Stewart Copeland’s house, having the likes of Greg Kihn & Wang Chung come and jam at his podcast studio, how he made 3 legendary musicians cry (in his “Oprah” interview moments!), dealing with Rick Springfield’s horrible handlers, witnessing the down-to-earth coolness of the “Red Rocker”… yes, many fascinating stories abound here!

Also focused on is our current pandemic situation and how it is affecting the music scene on a global scale. Why do we really need new music more than ever right now? Just how are bands going to navigate the current scene when they are not able to play shows or tour for the foreseeable future? Why will Pat not invite Smidge to his house?? All the answers to these questions and much more are to be found here!

Finally, Pat gives some valuable tips for people thinking of starting there own podcasts and Smidge debuts a very timely new song from his current band The GMO’s! Simply put… this episode has it all folks! Cheers… and stay safe!!

Also, please share the love and listen to some of our favorite podcasts at: Onsug, Static Radio, InsignificastThe Hustle, Rock Solid, The Not New Review, & The Pods & Sods Network.

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Smidge Kurdlebaum – more info at or

Released May 2020 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by Gunkcast at 1:45 am filed in GunkCast,May20  

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