Midnight Voicejail is a 50-episode radio series about a group of 20-something slackers, stuck in the very work-oriented suburbs of Silicon Valley during the 80's and 90's. They used various voicemail systems as their main social and creative outlet and as an early form of social media. They came to be known as 'voicejailers'. The show is an ongoing audio documentary about their world, revealed mostly through collected voicemail messages interspersed with pieces of psychedelic collage and comedy bits.
Synopsis: Mr. 1:15, Redball, Mr. Chemist and Joe prepare to go to Berkeley for a stint on Negativland’s radio show, Ronald makes crank calls and interviews the electronic voicemail voice: 'Voicejail Betty'.
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released December 1, 2019
Dimitri Tiomkin ; John Williams; Ronald Redball (voiceover; writing; production); Phineas Narco (writing; production); Jamien; Mr. 1:15 (Alexander T. Newport); Mr. Chemist; The Bay Area Representative; Ray Taliaferro; KGO News-Talk Radio; Hannah-Barbera; Joe Sledgehammer; Voicejail Betty; Don Joyce (of Negativland); Dio; Jimi Hendrix