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.
The 2009 reboot of Episode 28 of 'Tapioca Supernova' (from the Needle in the Red Series) as an exuberant playing with form, an abstract outburst celebrating stream-of-consciousness transformation through recovery. The waking up, and expression, of emotion and passion, in circular and gingerly unfolding spiraling forms cascading infinitely throughout the cosmos. With pudding!. Features the singles 'Hit Me' and 'Sign of the Beastie' mashup 1 hr. In 128kbps mp3 format.
This hyper-mixed and dense media collage program explores crime as reported through the media of TV and, to a degree, The Internet. Where we have been, where we are going, crime as entertainment and distraction, the psychological effects of violence in media. It is based on a radio show originally mixed in the mid-nineties, live on KPFA, by Phineas Narco and Don Joyce (of Negativland) on Negativland's show 'Over the Edge'. Portions of that show have been used for this program which has been post-produced, remixed, re-mastered and re-cut in 2009 for www.plundercast.net. The full hi-quality digital package (including uncut versions and extras) of this program can be found at www.lulu.com/pnarco.
A music collage video about madness. This is a syntopical commentary, and expansive deconstruction of Billy Joel's song 'You May Be Right' (I May Be Crazy) in regards to Billy Joel's bipolar condition. Leitmotifs include: Bipolar as madness, madness as flight, the flight and fall of Icarus in Greek Mythology, madness as entertainment as evidenced through various cinematic psychopathic villains represented herein. Madness as escape. Madness as creativity, madness as destruction. Madness as strength. Madness ultimately as source, and the choice, of positive celebration. (Trivia Note - Phinny is actually singing the vocals on the audio track of this video, not Billy Joel).
A 3 hour collage about change, hope and the 2008 Presidential Election. Could this new hope be the end of cynicism for all time?? "Hey, you can't arrest me for being cynical!" "Yes, we can". In .mov format. Much thanks to Green Lantern's wonderful 'Yes, We Can' mix! Some modified and new NCN pieces in here including 'Over the Top' and 'You Got to Be Crazy'.
A video collage for our audio collage featuring at least a dozen different versions of The Beatles' "I Am the Walrus" in the audio portion alone. The concept, as it came out, is what goes through a Beatles' fans head in the moment she gasps with delight while watching from the audience of The Ed Sullivan Show. Caught in a momentary time warp, she has a psychedelic vision of the future. Special appearance by J.R. "Bob" Dobbs of the Church of the Subgenius.
Smothered in secret sauce and served with a nice Chianti, this is the second of two parts of 'Pets or Meat' a collage show about animals and food. Abstract mash-ups of various songs, some collage pieces by NCN, comedy, Ronald's Cracklin' Burgers, and novelty song clips. Also includes an extended clip from Negativland's Over the Edge show 'Eat This!' featuring Phineas Narco, Das from BCO, Don Joyce of Negativland and Otis Fodder from the Bran Flakes. Program takes a detour into the realms of politics and religion. Just over an hour, and at 128kbps, this is a nice companion piece to Part 1! :)
Part 1 of 2: A delight to listen to: a psychedelic collage of novelty songs, remixes, funny songs, and original pieces all having to do with animals, pets, and meat. (Some portions NSFW). From Voicejail, Mr. 1:15 agrees to take care of Ed Note's dog, NCN's 'Before Swine' starts off a 'pig' set, also a section devoted to dogs, cats, and bad behavior with barnyard animals. We also hear from the Value Village People, a few Bob Rivers parodies, plus surprises.
Part 2 of 2: Some mixes from To Be, Or What (Over the Edge), mashups from Mashing Pumpkins including Cheekyboy, and Fettdog, clips from NCN such as Pepridge Farms, Satan's Mailbox, Plutonium and clips of religious insanity from Paranoia (Needle in the Red), Enter Arethra by Deejay Cntrl. Clips from Halloween and an NCN Redux of Vincent Price on Boys. In 128kbps. 60 min.
Part 1 of 2: The Halloween 2007 Show, features original mixes, plus some Cheekyboy mashups stolen from the 2007 Mashing Pumpkins mash-up project. Negativland's Helter Stupid cut-up with Thomas Dolby, some modified versions of sequences from To Be, Or What on Over the Edge including a nice Psycho Norman Bates collage. Concludes with a spooky version of a Mary Poppins song by the elusive 'ARON9085'. To be continued. 128 kbps mode. 60 min.
Webcast 2 days before actual Halloween in 2006, a rockin' great 2-hour collage program full of frightful sounds, noises, mash-ups, songs, and whatnot from NCN and other sources such as the Bride of Monster Mash site and various NCN projects (see Links for more details). 128kpbs mp3.
A collection of favorite mash-ups from various sources. Includes DJ BC, The Kleptones, and many others.