|Earliest: September 25, 2015||Latest: September 1, 2019||Total: 24|
Classic Internet Commercials
Here are a couple of classic technology commercials from my movie collection:
- Iomega Zip Drives
- Sun Microsystems
More Videos to Come
Over the next few weeks, I'll reach into my person VHS collection and pull some more classic Internet/technology commercial from the late 1990s and early 2000s.
My collection also has a lot of great classical Infomercials including Don Lapre, Matthew Lesko, Tom Bosley SMC and Jeff Paul's Shortcut to Internet Millions.
This week's Audio clip was from a call I got back last February. The guy started the call asking for what areas do I experience pain. I missed the first few seconds as I was trying to setup up the recorder.
The call came in on the landline, I put the phone on speaker and turned on the Voice Memo recording on the iPhone XS Max.
Medicare Call Recording
Great call to listed to:
Notes on the Call
Clearly this is a scam as they are trying to steal my "Medicare Number."
The caller must think I am an old person as his tone changes slightly during the call - almost as if he thought he had a chance of getting someone's Medicare ID.
Did you catch the part where the guy says he's on a secure line! Seriously. Did they really think that I would fall for that? Did he forget that the caller-id was spoof to trick me to answer the phone? How does one secure just one side of a phone conversation.
At the end of the call, I hung up the phone since I didn't have a card and don't have to spoof.
Framingham Commuter Rail Radio Station
At the Framingham MBTA Commuter Rail station there is a radio station that lets people know what's going on. Unfortunately, most people are busy with their smartphones to listen to a radio station. They get updated information from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Framingham MBTA Station is 1640 AM
On September 14th, I was in my car at the Framingham station waiting for the p508 train, 7:40 AM train, and had the radio running. I recorded the following clip:
I thought the clip was strange since the p508 is a very popular train. Shouldn't they at least have something useful on the radio? Maybe it will go away soon as an expense cut. Before it goes away, check it out the next time you're at the Framingham Station or any of the MBTA stations, and see what's on the radio.
Mill Hill Club
Back in the 1980s and 1990s the Mill Hill Club was a popular place to go for the hottest dances and nightlife entertainment.
Here?s a clip of the Mill Hill Club from the 1990s during its peak period.
Gone but Not Forgotten
The Mill Hill Club Building was torn down in 2014 to make room for an Assisted Living Facility
As the summer of 2018 starts to whine down, I thought it would be good to look back to the summer of 1988.
Pufferbellies Nightclub was one of the popular Nightclubs on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It was the place to go for some fun after a day at the beach. Here's an radio advertising that played on Cape 104 during July 1988:
Pufferbellies Nightclub Today
In 2015, the Pufferbellies Nighclub complex was sold to Hy-Line. They plan to use the property for off-site parking for future ferry goers.
Pufferbellies was located at 183 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis - next door to the former Christmas Tree Shops that was on the railroad tracks on 28.
Cape Cod Traffic Report
Traditional the Memorial Day weekend kicks off the Cape Cod summer fun. Plenty of New England residents will be making the long drive to Cape Cod over the long weekend.
Back in the 1990s, there were a couple of radio stations that were rocking the beaches of Cape Cod - WKPE (Cape 104) and WQRC.
2002 and 2004 Cape Cod Traffic Report
Here?s the July 4th Day Traffic Report from 2002 and 2004. It?s a snapshot of how long it took trying to get off the Cape after a fun weekend.
Turtle Mania Song
Back in the 1980's we visited the Cayman Islands for a wonderful family vacation. On that trip, I purchased a record album that contains a couple of songs. One of those songs was a catchy song that I heard being played around the Cayman Islands - Turtle Mania.
A few weeks after the trip I bought the album to WIQH, the Concord-Carlisle High School radio station. I wanted them to play the song over the air. I left the record in the mailbox slot and never saw it again.
Fortunately I did tape the album before dropping off the album at WIQH. Here's part of the song, I don't know who the artist is - so I can't give full credit.
If you know who sings this song, let me know.
Jerry William Impersonation
Bostonians that listened to AM talk radio in the 80s and 90s probably hear Jerry Williams at one time or another.
Jerry Williams was the Dean of talk radio. He always complained about something. He always would complain about Mike Dukakis, The Big Dig and other local Boston issues.
Sadly Jerry Williams passed away in 2004.
Jerry William Impersonation
This is a clip from the late 1990s where Jim Flaherty did a great Jerry Williams impression. It's a great spoof on how Jerry use to be annoyed at just about everything.
Police Phone in ToonTown
In Disneyland Toon Town there are various props to make it a fun place to visit. Just outside the Post Office is a mystery red phone. When you pick up the phone you can hear some pretty funny police conversations.
Here's a bit of the conversation that I captured back in 2000. To capture this audio, I actually brought a removable telephone pickup recorder that I got from Radio Shack. Luckily that the area wasn't too busy and I was able to capture this audio clip.
The entire clip I captured was 5 minutes long. (I waited to make sure that I had the entire recording.) If you want a copy of the entire track let me know.
New England Telephone Commercial
Anyone that grew up in New England in the 70s and 80s will remember the classic New England Telephone commercials.
They would run commercials to encourage people to use the phone as a source of communication.
This is an example of a commercial that ran in the late 1080s:
We're the one for you New England, New England Telephone - Part of the NYNEX family.