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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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  Needle in the Red - Episode 3a - "Really Normal and Everything" (Director's Cut Part 1 of 3) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

This program is the Director's Cut for Part 1 of the 'Really Normal and Everything' trilogy. It follows a somewhat non-linear psychedelic storyline with various leitmotif's running through. Synopsis: Ronald Redball is half-asleep at one of his Cracklin' Burger restaurants dreaming vague dreams of teenagers having parties without him. Redball has somehow lost the memories of his earlier life and is confronted by his old friend John (Mr. Chemistry Homework portrayed by found sound artist 'Wobbly'). Using a special helmet of Mr. Homework's own design, Ronald's memories are restored as dissociated dreams, memories, hallucinations, and cognitive pre-impressions flood Redball's fragile psyche. Presented here as a 79 min. audio-only .mov file with AAC processing and index search. Continued in Part 2. NSFW!!

  Needle in the Red - Episode 57 - "Deconstructing Tap" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

This is a 'Director's Cut' of a psychedelicized collage of the 'Spinal Tap' mythos, which all started with the Rob Reiner cult 'mockumentary / rockumentary', blown up (much like one of the band's drummers) and glued back together with a bunch of other bits in there as well. Includes new versions of old favorites, some NCN mash-ups (Tap vs. Monty Python) and re-interpretations ('The Monkeys Are Asleep Today') as well as clips from the original 'Troggs Tape' of band-drama outtakes (on which the original band concept was based) popping in here and there. All material in this program is fragmentary, re-worked, and used fairly for the purpose of criticism and commentary of said material as expressed through its uniquely subjective, re-contextualized, and syntopical arrangement. Made with Much Love! Please don't sue us. Presented in audio-only .mov format with AAC processing. 79 min. NSFW!

  The Inappropriate End of the World Puzzling Evidence 2009 X-Day Show (Part 1 of 3) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

A post-produced version of a broadcast on KPFA 94.1 in Berkeley, CA on July 3rd, 2009. This was a week after Michael Jackson had died, and 2 days before the Subgenius Church Event X-Day. Present were Puzzling Evidence (Doug Wellman), Phineas Narco, and Philo Drummond of the Subgenius Church. The entire show was 5 hours, originally but has been condensed down to 4 hours of the best stuff, and post-produced by Phineas Narco. This is the first third of the program. Some material did not appear on the original broadcast but most did. See listed links for this podcast to get Complete Download Package for this program. This is an audio-only .mov file, processed with AAC sound. with chapter search if played on iTunes or Quicktime.

  Needle in the Red - Episode 38 - Money is a State of Mind - Director's Cut | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

From 'Money Can't Buy Me Love' to 'Money is What I Want' these are songs, remixes, collages about money, having money, and being broke. Personal budget managing audio courses are mixed with clips of miscellaneous monetary music, both popular and obscure. Includes Team 9's 'The Money Song' mash-up, version medleys by NCN, an NCN mix of Monty Python with Spinal Tap, The Android Sisters, rap songs, and 'Semper Subgenius' by Phineas somehow got in there, not sure how, but it fits! Also includes the found sound pieces 'Little Paper Airplanes' by The Sursiks and Negativland's 'I Want to Play it Again' (Unreleased). 79 min. 128kbps mp3.

  Needle in the Red - Episode 33 - The Great Big Jesus Show (Radio Edit) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

A radio safe version of the collage compilation show exploring the many facets of the Jesus mythos past and present. A snapshot in time of the zeitgeist surrounding the Jesus. Includes NCN pieces such as 'Those Last Moments' from 'Stop' and 'Cauldron of Agony' as well as a rare live version of Negativland's 'Christianity is Stupid' from 1993. SFW unless your boss is a fundamentalist Xtian. 128kbps 60 min.

  Needle in the Red - 01/22/09 - Tapioca Supernova (2009 Radio Edit Version) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

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.

  NCN on Over the Edge - 01/11/09 - Telecrime (Part 1 of 2 - Radio Edit Version) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

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.

  Music Video: National Cynical Network - You May Be Right | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

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).

  NCN on Plundercast - 11/04/08 - Spirit of Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

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'.

  The National Cynical Network - The Walrus Cover Medley New Music Video | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

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.

  NCN on Plundercast - 02/26/08 - Pets or Meat - Part 2 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

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! :)

  NCN on Plundercast - 02/26/08 - Pets or Meat - Part 1 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

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.

  NCN on Plundercast - 10/31/07 - Halloween 2007 Show - Part 2 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

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.

  NCN on Plundercast - 10/31/07 - Halloween 2007 Show - Part 1 of 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

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.

  NCN Sunday Night Mix-Up - 10/28/06 - The Halloween 2006 Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

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.

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