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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.

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  • Copyright: Copyright Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:35:12 -0500 National Cynical Network

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  NCN - Totally Inappropriate Songs for a Funeral | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

This is a totally re-worked version of a long-since pulled 2013 concept show which just didn't feel complete at the time. NOW it is! And more on-topic than ever before. After our musical appetizer which opens this show (a 10+ min. version medley of many different 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)' song versions) we launch into various and many, many inappropriate funeral song clips. These are inter-cut throughout with large post-produced chunks of Phineas Narco's appearance on KPFA's 'The Puzzling Evidence Show' on June 7th, 2013 with special guest DJ, Justin Credible and regulars Doug Wellman (Puzzling Evidence) and Subgenius Church co-founder Philo Drummond. They talk about suicide, Subgenius, JFK, Burning Man, 'ghost milk', the day Puzzling Evidence saved Darth Vader's life, meeting William Shatner, Janor memories, and the then-upcoming 'X-Day 16' preparations. With work by Evolution Control Committee (as DJ Pantshead), Faroff, Heppycat, Marc Johnce, Halo, Voicedude, PLUS many others! Not to be missed with any regularity! ACTUAL SubGenius CONTENT!! - 3 hour mix.

  NCN - Totally Inappropriate Songs for a Funeral | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

This is a totally re-worked version of a long-since pulled 2013 concept show which just didn't feel complete at the time. NOW it is! And more on-topic than ever before. After our musical appetizer which opens this show (a 10+ min. version medley of many different 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)' song versions) we launch into various and many, many inappropriate funeral song clips. These are inter-cut throughout with large post-produced chunks of Phineas Narco's appearance on KPFA's 'The Puzzling Evidence Show' on June 7th, 2013 with special guest DJ, Justin Credible and regulars Doug Wellman (Puzzling Evidence) and Subgenius Church co-founder Philo Drummond. They talk about suicide, Subgenius, JFK, Burning Man, 'ghost milk', the day Puzzling Evidence saved Darth Vader's life, meeting William Shatner, Janor memories, and the then-upcoming 'X-Day 16' preparations. With work by Evolution Control Committee (as DJ Pantshead), Faroff, Heppycat, Marc Johnce, Halo, Voicedude, PLUS many others! Not to be missed with any regularity! ACTUAL SubGenius CONTENT!! - 3 hour mix.

  NCN - Pink Floyd Variations (on KFJC) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

A Very Special Show! On terrestrial radio! 89.7 FM (in the SF Bay Area) broadcast on May 24th, 2018. KFJC alumnus Phineas Narco (of The National Cynical Network) returns for MAYhem to guide us through a late-night craftily-rendered 4-hour sonic odyssey of many, many obscure Pink Floyd remixes, mash-ups, versions, re-interpretations and covers. From bluegrass, to 8-bit, from polka and classical to experimental collage and beyond, this genre-bending psychedelic mixture of the familiar and the unfamiliar will astound your eardrums in this 'All Pink Floyd / No Pink Floyd' Special. 4 Hours Live on Official Live Terrestrial FM Radio!!

  NCN - Pink Floyd Variations (on KFJC) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

A Very Special Show! On terrestrial radio! 89.7 FM (in the SF Bay Area) broadcast on May 24th, 2018. KFJC alumnus Phineas Narco (of The National Cynical Network) returns for MAYhem to guide us through a late-night craftily-rendered 4-hour sonic odyssey of many, many obscure Pink Floyd remixes, mash-ups, versions, re-interpretations and covers. From bluegrass, to 8-bit, from polka and classical to experimental collage and beyond, this genre-bending psychedelic mixture of the familiar and the unfamiliar will astound your eardrums in this 'All Pink Floyd / No Pink Floyd' Special. 4 Hours Live on Official Live Terrestrial FM Radio!!

  NCN - 2001: A Spacey, Odd Remix | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Webcast on April 29th, 2018, a week after Earth Day, a program that goes beyond the earth: a psychedelic remix collage show, a few weeks in the making, re-interpreting and digitally de-constructing the 1968 classic Science-Fiction film '2001: A Space Odyssey' by Stanley Kubrick which recently celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its release. Also included, Episode 40 of our original series 'Midnight Voicejail' detailing, de-constructing and lampooning the actual events of the year, 2001. - 3 hours in all.

  NCN - 2001: A Spacey, Odd Remix | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Webcast on April 29th, 2018, a week after Earth Day, a program that goes beyond the earth: a psychedelic remix collage show, a few weeks in the making, re-interpreting and digitally de-constructing the 1968 classic Science-Fiction film '2001: A Space Odyssey' by Stanley Kubrick which recently celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its release. Also included, Episode 40 of our original series 'Midnight Voicejail' detailing, de-constructing and lampooning the actual events of the year, 2001. - 3 hours in all.

  NCN - Beyond the Event Horizon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Webcast on March 25th, 2018. An 'event horizon' is the leading edge of a black hole. Black holes were studied by the late, acclaimed, bleeding-edge astrophysicist and intellectual giant Stephen Hawking who recently passed away on 3/14/2018 (Pi day). We include news of his life, and artistic and comedic treatments of Stephen Hawking in this (mostly) tribute to him and his work. Also some ancillary material about free will in an expanding and unfurling Universe, the Big Bang, feelings, mathematical pi, black holes and so on. Featuring the work of Al Newport, Negativland, Global Deejays, The Orb, Jerry Solomon, Midnight Voicejail, Ronald Redball, Don Joyce, Rocket 88, Melody Sheep, Big City Orchestra, Alan Watts, NCN, many many more.

  NCN - Beyond the Event Horizon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Webcast on March 25th, 2018. An 'event horizon' is the leading edge of a black hole. Black holes were studied by the late, acclaimed, bleeding-edge astrophysicist and intellectual giant Stephen Hawking who recently passed away on 3/14/2018 (Pi day). We include news of his life, and artistic and comedic treatments of Stephen Hawking in this (mostly) tribute to him and his work. Also some ancillary material about free will in an expanding and unfurling Universe, the Big Bang, feelings, mathematical pi, black holes and so on. Featuring the work of Al Newport, Negativland, Global Deejays, The Orb, Jerry Solomon, Midnight Voicejail, Ronald Redball, Don Joyce, Rocket 88, Melody Sheep, Big City Orchestra, Alan Watts, NCN, many many more.

  NCN - Beethoven Variations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Originally webcast on March 4th, 2018 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam, this is a mix of remixes, versions, re-interpretations and mashups of the music of the late great classical composer Ludwig Van Beethoven which runs the gamut from dubstep to hip hop, from techno, EDM, Trance and even 8-bit. The last half hour of the program is unrelated material from the ambient show 'Industrial Nature' which was done by NCN and Big City Orchestra, TradeMark Gunderson and Wobbly and is available at the Bandcamp site. - 3 hour program

  NCN - Beethoven Variations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Originally webcast on March 4th, 2018 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam, this is a mix of remixes, versions, re-interpretations and mashups of the music of the late great classical composer Ludwig Van Beethoven which runs the gamut from dubstep to hip hop, from techno, EDM, Trance and even 8-bit. The last half hour of the program is unrelated material from the ambient show 'Industrial Nature' which was done by NCN and Big City Orchestra, TradeMark Gunderson and Wobbly and is available at the Bandcamp site. - 3 hour program

  NCN - I Don't Know (2018 Redux) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Webcast February 18, 2018 and revamped from for 2018 but originally conceived as a 2011 Puzzling Evidence Show tribute, this became partly about Unions, including the uprising in Wisconsin regarding union-busting by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his cohort David Koch (who is impersonated in a crank call to Governor Walker by writer of The Buffalo Beast blog). Other portions are some multi-layered talking by Phineas mixed with music and almost all of the 'old Doktor' SubGenius hierarchy in yak tapes from yesteryear and modern-day news about Middle East uprisings from the NCN album 'Party in My Mind'. The result sounds very Puzzling Evidence type of mix you can zone out on and appreciate as background music or as something to listen to attentively. Also a prank call to Sarah Palin, Al Newport, Randy Rainbow, nerdcore remixes, George Carlin, Bill Hicks, much Doug Stanhope and somewhat irreverent takes on mass-shootings and gun control. Much more. A special 4hr. redux presentation.

  NCN - I Don't Know (2018 Redux) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Webcast February 18, 2018 and revamped from for 2018 but originally conceived as a 2011 Puzzling Evidence Show tribute, this became partly about Unions, including the uprising in Wisconsin regarding union-busting by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his cohort David Koch (who is impersonated in a crank call to Governor Walker by writer of The Buffalo Beast blog). Other portions are some multi-layered talking by Phineas mixed with music and almost all of the 'old Doktor' SubGenius hierarchy in yak tapes from yesteryear and modern-day news about Middle East uprisings from the NCN album 'Party in My Mind'. The result sounds very Puzzling Evidence type of mix you can zone out on and appreciate as background music or as something to listen to attentively. Also a prank call to Sarah Palin, Al Newport, Randy Rainbow, nerdcore remixes, George Carlin, Bill Hicks, much Doug Stanhope and somewhat irreverent takes on mass-shootings and gun control. Much more. A special 4hr. redux presentation.

  NCN - The Immigration Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

This was originally webcast on February 12th, 2018 and we peaked at around 27 listeners at that time. This is a straight up music and comedy mix all about immigration, immigrants and xenophobia: currently topical and yet universal and timeless subjects. There is some Trump-oriented material, but it's kept to a minimum. It is very U.S.A.-centric in its treatment of the subject matter, for the most part, although other portions of the program are more generalized in scope. It starts out with a collection of folk songs about immigration but starts to really rock around 20 minutes in. Some segments herein might be considered to be 'politically incorrect' or disturbing but are included as representation of some of the voices in this ongoing and important cultural conversation. Listener Discretion - A 3-hour program.

  NCN - The Immigration Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

This was originally webcast on February 12th, 2018 and we peaked at around 27 listeners at that time. This is a straight up music and comedy mix all about immigration, immigrants and xenophobia: currently topical and yet universal and timeless subjects. There is some Trump-oriented material, but it's kept to a minimum. It is very U.S.A.-centric in its treatment of the subject matter, for the most part, although other portions of the program are more generalized in scope. It starts out with a collection of folk songs about immigration but starts to really rock around 20 minutes in. Some segments herein might be considered to be 'politically incorrect' or disturbing but are included as representation of some of the voices in this ongoing and important cultural conversation. Listener Discretion - A 3-hour program.

  NCN - By Any Memes Necessary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Webcast originally on January 14th, 2018: this is a show done 'by any memes necessary' or at least a couple of memes including our collage take on the whole Trump/'shithole'/stable genius controversy and many variations on the Eaton Centre 'Why Are You Closed?!' meme including our's ('It's an older meme, sir, but it checks out'). Along with treatments of Republican Phil Davison's Stark County exasperated yet enthusiastic election bid speech. With collages, covers, mashups, parodies and remixes from the likes of Traffic Experiment, Swede Mason, Super Deluxe, Wax Audio, Randy Rainbow, Rev. Fidd Chewley, Anonymous, DJ Cummerbund, DJ Twobeans, The Evolution Control Committee, Stephen McQuillen, among many others! Perhaps a symbolically prescient program since the U.S. Government closed its doors to the public a week after this program aired! - 3 hour program.

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