National Cynical Network Archives
Summary: Bizarre stream-of-consciousness industrial comedy music, voicemail art, stuff from Negativland, and other such fun. From Phineas Narco, Ronald Redball, Alexander T. Newport and others! In .mov format.
A mix made up mostly of various novelty songs about Christmas. We put this together in 2011, anticipating the End of the World before Christmas, 2012, but it never got put up, until now... Also played on December 22nd, 2013 on DFM (out of Amsterdam) and Plundercast. Has a 'creepy Christmas' set as well a many Bob Rivers parodies. Includes some weird ones like Mom And Daddy's 'O Holy Night' and some more traditional stuff as well. 3-hour show. Full content listing in ID3 tags of the mp3.
Part 2 of 2 of the Cynical Xmas show for 2007. Includes old novelty favorites, mashups by DJ BC, Nemozob, DJ Earlybird, Wax Audio, Fettdog, a medley of different versions of 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus', other surprises. Less than 80 min. 128kbps. Originally webcast on www.plundercast.net on 12/25/07.
Part 1 of 2: A pastiche of different collages, mashups and novelty songs about the holiday, including some straight up traditional favorites. A lot of these are from a cynical, tasteless or twisted perspective (some NSFW). Includes a set on fed-up Santas and spoofs on Xmas as seen by other faiths. Originally broadcast, Christmas 2007 on plundercast.net.
We wanted to get this out early, so people could play it during the Christmas season. This is the (mostly) new and (in part) NSFW Christmas show by NCN for 2010, complete as it was webcast on 12/19/10. Mostly new pieces, some of which are from the mashup download 'Santastic V - Snow, Man!', some are from Otis Fodder's offering on the WFMU blog, a few are from previous NCN Christmas shows. Includes material and songs from DJ BC, NCN, Jimmy Mitchell, Go Home Productions, Voicedude, DJ Topcat, Corporal Blossom, Cheekyboy, Divide and Kreate, Lionel Vinyl, Mojochronic, King of Pants, Pomplamoose, DJ Flack, DJ Earlybird, A Pluse D, DJ Schmolli, The Ramones, Oscar the Grouch, Rise Against, Ren 'n' Stimpy, 2 Live Jews, Neil Innes, Payroll, Smash-Up Derby, Scooter. Comedy from Norm MacDonald, Patton Oswalt, Bob Rivers, Stan Freburg, and some clips from the documentary 'What Would Jesus Buy?', Phineas Narco singing and music from the Inpatient Music Therapy Program, Univ of Michigan Medical Center, Children's Psychiatric Hospital and Much More. 180 min. 128kbps LAME encoded.
This program was put together in 2009 and originally webcast post-holiday on 12/27/2009. A lot of these tracks can be found in the mash-up albums 'A Very Bootie Xmas' and 'A Very Bootie Xmas 2' which can probably be found on the web. Other material includes stuff from the great Bob Rivers, Scooter (from Innerside Radio), Dr. John, The Bran Flakes and a portion that's a tribute to our Jewish Friends called 'Hebrewphilia'. 128kbps 79 min.
Webcast on November 6th, 2016 right before Election Day eve. This is is a more fully and further developed mix we did a couple weeks before, in the virtual Second Life environment, and on DFM out of Amsterdam and on our stream. This is a round-up collection of (mostly humorous) remixes, mashups, collages, 'Trumpstep' (one could say) interpretations (heavy on the much more sample-able Trump in the treatment here), also protest songs, but probably mostly homemade audio mixes, and works, that creatively came out of the 2016 Presidential Election season from the public at large all under one roof for the first time. This is what we consider to be the 'best' efforts of the political season offered here for the purpose of criticism, commentary, posterity, satire and the hope of capturing the zeitgeist of this politically-charged time in U.S. history. - 2hrs. 50 min.
From a show done for 'Crack of Dawn' on October 7th, 2016 at KPFA in Berkeley with Puzzling Evidence (Doug Wellman) and Dr. Hal (Harry S. Robins) in the studio. With remixes of humorous religious pieces as well as remixed excerpts from the 1963 LP "Famous Monsters Speak!" this mix of mixes includes long, dense spooky Halloween-worthy sequences, take-offs on cults, "God(s)" and religious dogma, as well as political material including at least a couple of post-added Donald Trump remixes (the Trump-centric 'PussyGate' scandal erupted the day after the program was broadcast). This program has been re-worked since the original broadcast version and is a 'Narco Mix' of the program. With work by Unforgiven, Placeboing, Mad Genius, Contemporary Casuals, Matt McCorkle, and Solar Wimp amongst others. - A nearly 5 hour show in all.
RETURN: This is the first in a multi-part serialization of our mash-up movie called FLOYDATAR, which we spent the better part of a year out of our lives putting together. The idea behind the project was to meaningfully combine the (edited) visuals of AVATAR (2009) with the (selected) music of Pink Floyd, thus celebrating both. We figure enough time has gone by since this has been released, premiered in the Second Life virtual online environment (and summarily rejected by both Youtube and Vimeo); and so we are publishing it on our podcast in multiple and sequential 'Parts' like a serial. If there is anyone left on the planet who hasn't seen AVATAR please, go watch it and find it NOW, do NOT watch this movie first! This movie is a transformation of that movie into a new piece, and does not represent AVATAR in its original form. Hell, the entire movie is not even fully represented! This is meant for fans of both the movie and the band PINK FLOYD, and seeks to cultivate synchronicity as we artistically explore, and symbolically comment on, the expressed themes that are common to both of these entities including: war, loss, love, sacrifice, redemption, madness, the value of humanity, the fight of the underdog, transformation (itself) and an overall psychedelic and other-worldly aesthetic hopefully tying this UNIQUE hybrid movie all together. For the first time in years: FLOYDATAR is back! You be the judge. - This program is NOT for sale and NOT for profit. Please don't sue us. Running Time for this (Part 1) is 7min. 14sec with more to come! Stay tuned!
Broadcast on KFJC 89.7 FM in the SF Bay Area (for the recurring Mr. Pumpkinhead show and part of their MAYhem Specials) and mixed live by Phineas Narco and JC Clone on May 20th, 2016. The daring duo return to the terrestrial airwaves and serve up a mouth-watering musical audio-collage meal (for your eardrums) all about (dot dot dot) Dinosaurs. Educational and entertaining in a non-linear, dissociated kind of way. Originally a 4-hour LIVE mix which delves into pre-history and explores the realm of the raptors, Barney, creationism, songs about dinosaurs, and all manner of Jurassic hijinks! Part of the SubGenius Icons series. Some post-production work has been done on this edited 3-hour digest available on the web. Listen, or become extinct! - Note: This program is best heard through headphones.
Webcast on Easter Sunday, April 27th, 2016--this is an irreverent collection of often bizarre (and sometimes moving) sonic items, both musical and comedic, relating to Jesus, Christmas, Easter, and religion in general. With new work from 'Christworx 100% Unlimited', also I Cut People, various mixed seminal excerpts from The Great Big Jesus Show (from NCN years' past), International Secular Atavism, The Onion Radio News, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Wobbly and many many others. - A 3-hour mix.
Part 03: In the third part to our surreal serial, Jake and the landing party discover a herd of Hammerhead Titanothere in the Pandoran jungle and Jake narrowly outruns the Thanator. This sequence is mashed up with (a slightly abridged version of) 'Run Like Hell' and the opening stanza of 'Waiting for the Worms' by Pink Floyd from their 1979 album 'The Wall'. Sequence is 4 min. 16 seconds.
Note--Subject matter, and some language may be NSFW. Listener Discretion Advised. NCN invites you to get a grip, as you rock out with your... headphones ON while listening to this sonically risque' radio ride. Yes, a new show all about... THAT. Kind of a taboo subject, but well, hell when has that ever stopped us? A companion piece to NCN - Bootycore 2014, this program was originally webcast on March 20th, 2016--to about a dozen people--and hosted by (the late) James Mason, and features a wide variety of musical remixes and comedic treatments about humanity's favorite solitary pastime. An attempt to normalize an increasingly relevant cultural topic, in a hopefully tasteful and entertaining manner, by providing a cultural overview of its various treatments in music and comedy. A 3-hour semi-psychedelic 'syntopical' mix.
PART 2: of the serialization of FLOYDATAR, the Pink Floyd / Avatar (2009) mash-up movie project from 2010 put together by Phineas Narco and The National Cynical Network. In this sequence, Jake Sully, in the avatar body, tries out his new legs and meets up with Grace's avatar. Can you spot the slight added visual 'psychedelicism' near the beginning of this sequence? This scene is set to the rousing piece, 'Astronomy Domine' by Pink Floyd. We segue into 'Welcome to the Machine' as Jake is shown the base and debriefed by The Colonel. Later on, he goes on an expedition into the jungles of Pandora. - Running Time for this (Part 2) is: 9min. 54sec. with more to come! Stay tuned!
Webcast on January 21st, 2016 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam - A show all about the universally undesired state of boredom: ennui, malaise, doldrums, 'blues', call it what you will--an exploration to find out what causes it, represent the current cultural conversation about it, and discover what (if anything) should be done about it. It's actually an INTRIGUING SUBJECT as it turns out: something found extensively in popular culture as well as psychological and philosophical studies. Re-contextualized examples, song clips, samples and effects, pour forth in this 3-hour psychedelic and hyper-edited collage treatment of the subject. Adapted from a less-developed 2011 program (boringly titled 'Deconstructing Boredom'), this jazzed up redux asks the question: Is boredom a mental quagmire, or a doorway to peace and ultimately an opportunity for existential enlightenment? Includes work from FU2, Contemporary Casuals, Supercut, Stylust Beats, The Bonzo Dog Band, 10th Dimension, many many more!
Originally webcast on January 14th, 2016 - Excerpts from fascist-oriented commentary collage pieces by NCN from years past; and some more current remixes of Donald Trump in the current political race, from around the web, are mixed with excerpts from various mixes by other artists about fascism including The Unforgiven's 'Il Duce, Ha Sempre Ragione' mix from Mixcloud, and tracks from a Mabson Enterprises compilation album. Includes the new parody song, 'Unelectable' by Phinny, and excerpts from Episode 41 of the NCN Midnight Voicejail series entitled 'Conspiracies, Cover-ups and Crimes' poking some fun at anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory of KFJC, our old stomping grounds. A 3-hour mix, in all.