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.
This is a subject we've explored before, and this foray includes some new NCN material such as a dramatized dream, and rant, from Phineas Narco, clips from 'Dreamland', the 5th episode of Midnight Voicejail, as well as some dream-oriented version medleys, songs about dreams and speculations on reincarnation and lucid dreaming. Also, material about zombies, in the latter half of the program, from Pop Defect Radio ('Day of the Dead 2'). Also found sound material from Negativland, Jim Larrance, Richard Lindsay, Kumquat, Girl Talk, Kleptones, Divide and Kreate, and DJ Earworm sprinkled throughout. Remixes of songs about dreams. 3 hour mix. 128kbps. Originally webcast on 12/04/2011.
Webcast on May 7th, 2017 - A show all about trucks, cars, and driving. Featuring remixes, mashups and work from Negativland, Pop-Defect Radio, Midnight Voicejail latest released episode 'Trucked', Frank Zappa, 'Weird Al', Bob Rivers, Over the Edge, The Puzzling Evidence Show and many more! - 3 hour mix
Webcast on February 26th, 2017--Songs inspired by rain and floods and our recent geographically close brush with the rising water in San Jose, recently. A simultaneous sequel to our program 'The Rain Show' and also the latest installment in our 'Elements' series (which included 'The Earth Sleeps Alone and 'Share the Air'). We take a look at the effects of climate change and the universal rising of sea levels in the future and many many songs about rain and flooding in this compilation of water music. Sprinkled throughout the program are excerpts from a high quality copy the 'Best' of Don Joyce's 'The Rain Show' on Over the Edge, which came out a couple hours after coincidentally webcast our 'The Rain Show' in 2014. - 3 hours
Webcast originally on February 12th, 2017--This is a collection of remixes of Devo songs, mostly culled from Soundcloud artists and then selected for the best ones. A trilogy-completing 'sister show' to NCN's 'The Devo Show' as well as our 'The No Devo Devo Show', this installment concentrates exclusively on remixes (though technically a cover or two might have slipped through). Enjoy this somewhat loopy all-remix version of the spudboys' work (with several versions of 'What We Do' as a running leitmotif throughout). Put together at the last minute, a day before showtime, as inspired by Stephen McQuillen, during a period that we tried to pry our brains away from Trump news in the first month of his presidency. This program seemed appropriately enough to be an obliquely relevant distraction for the time being. Playlist is in internal id3 tag of the mp3. - Over 2 hour show.
Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam on February 5th, 2017--A much-extended version of a show we did with UNIVAC and Big City Orchestra from years ago featuring music made from video games, collages mixes and songs about video games. - 3 hour show.
Webcast on January 22nd, 2017--An alternative soundtrack to the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States, largely culled from song on author John Shirley's playlist on youtube with a few added and admittedly unrelated surprises. Music for the rest of us on this fateful day. Note--This program has a few songs with possibly NSFW lyrics, listener discretion advised. This is also a different edit than the broadcast version.
Note-Some of the Subject Matter May be NSFW. Listener Discretion Advised. Yes. A show all about... That. Detailing the #GoldenGate scandal which took place just days before Donald J. Trump's inauguration in January of 2017, as well as an examination of the reliability of the news, the role of fake news, and a lot of comedy bits and songs about, uh... 'pee'. Webcast on January 15th, 2017 on DFM out of Amsterdam. - 3 hour program.
Weeee're Baaack! Thanks to YOU! Webcast originally on January 1st, 2017--We kick off the start of 2017 with a brand new offering about fake news, information overload, epistemological conundrums, choice nuggets of audio plunderphonia, new music, a look ahead at what might happen in 2017, and generally the BEST of the year (so far). Just kidding. We also have Rev. Twobeans' new Star Wars mix and some new (and older, rare) Negativland/OTE (Over the Edge) clips. Thanks to all who helped us get a new computer with which to create our mixes and continue our Latent Einstein Outreach Ministry. The title refers to quotes from Einstein (pictured) and Frank Zappa: two 20th Century geniuses we admire. - 3 hour mix.
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.