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 mostly material (outtakes and performances) from the March, 1998 pre-X-Day goings on in the Pacific Northwest (Portland and Seattle) 4 months prior to the original X-Day (July 5th, 1998) Subgenius celebration. However, this program doesn't get into the material from that event until about half an hour into the program. We mix it up with various 'PR Gnus' segments from F. Lemur, Richard Cheese parody, various mashups. Performances at the event include Phineas Narco, Ivan Stang (declaring 'War on God!'), Rev. Sterno, Rev. Crawford and The Duke of Uke. Includes a special trip to The Mystery Hole with the Doktors along with other surprises. - 3 hour program in all may be NSFW in some places.
A tribute to the spud boys and their comeback in 2010! This is a new edit of this show with new songs by Devo, also mash-ups covers, parodies, and remixes, more obscure Devo songs than usually heard, as well as classic stuff that was re-mastered in 2008. Includes work by Go Home Productions, ToTom, DJ Smakc!, The Dogs, NCN, OCCUPANT, Dananananaykroyd, Devo 2.0, A Plus D, Philip Steir, and The Illuminoids. Includes some covers of 'Beautiful World', some lesser heard songs by the spud-boys, including TV show themes as well as a versions medley of 'Be Stiff', songs about and inspired by The SixtiesThis is the new 2010 version of this show. This program is NSFW and not safe for terrestrial airplay, probably. Please review before broadcasting as heard on WBCQ and Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam. - Over 2 1/2 hours in all.
Webcast on July 27th, 2014 - Just a lot of different bits and pieces we collected from various places including older and new bits as well as some new new mixes by us. There are some leitmotifs in this program including: sports, lumps, black vs. white, dirty dancing, quantum theory, etc. 3 hour Mix - in 128kbps of course.
As webcast on July 20th, 2014: A full REDUX and Remix of our show from 03/24/14 detailing the first Malaysian flight MH370 that was lost, now updated to reflect the very tragic current events of the recent week namely passenger jumbo jet MH17 being shot down over the Ukraine. An act of terror? As before, this program examines the historical subject of lost planes and aviation mysteries in times of war and peace: from Amelia Earhart to the U2 spyplane and related Howland Island 'Over the Edge' material from 1992; also work by Larry Stepniak, Uncle Onan Canobite of the Church of the Subgenius, rx, our Bombscare program, and variations and theories relating to 'LOST' as well as music by The Hadron Big Bangers, surreal comedy from The Subgenius Show from The 1980s, new material from Porcupine Tree, and a number of leftover Negativland - U2 remixes that were NOT in our program 'NegatiVariations and Whatnot'! Also mash-ups by Ed Home, Pimpdaddysupreme and more! A 3-hour show. Superior to it's predecessor.
Another mix in NCN's inimitable style, this time concerning teeth, tooth care and dentists. "How do you take care of your teeth?" The 1 hour radio edit of this program was heard on WREK in Atlanta on "Bob"'s Solacktime Funhouse. Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM on November 27th, 2011 when we had to get that tooth in question extracted, this mix is remixed a little bit for July 09, 2014. Includes the piece 'The Klein vs. Gilmour Dentistry Suite' sprinkled into the initial comedy montage in the program. The suite compares Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's guitar playing style to a dentist's drill. Much comedy in here (with some possibly NSFW language) as well as all manner of music, novelty songs, mash-ups, collages, various memes and comic commentary as well as some disturbing material all in this almost 2 hour and 37 minute mix.
Just as webcast on June 22nd, 2014 - Remixes of works Negativland, mostly of their recent release to the web of their master recording tracks (or 'stems') of 'U2 - Negativland' their controversial 1991 EP featuring outtakes of Casey Kasem (RIP). Plus excerpts from the newest NCN release, the Subgenius-oriented 'Kill Me', a technology set, and work by Neu!, Eris Tsubasa, ARKiV, dev random, Kamasutra, DJ Tripp, The Boredoms, Neil Cicierega, Cloud Surfer, WRP, Sheer Zed and more! - A 3-hour mix.
This is in part a retrospective of Casey Kasem Collages, but NOT including the Original 'U2' EP by Negativland (pictured), but variations on the same. Look up 'These Guys Are From England, and Who Gives a Shit?' by Negativland for the original and other played variations. Includes some parodies, pranks and tributes. Also work by other DJs (of the other sort) including DJ Hickory, DJ Twobeans, Eric Kleptone, Tower of Tongues from Red Hand Dave, DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot, DJ Food, The Subgenius Show "Best" of the 90s, Ronald Redball, BudtheWeiser, Scott Lawler, I Cut People, DJ Falcon and The Rudy Schwartz Project. - A 3 hour mix.
This is a mix of some recent discoveries, and some older material, in this very eclectic mix. Fourth in a series. As heard on DFM and Plundercast on May 4th, 2014. We mix it up a bit during part of this program creating some unique combinations. See the Mixcloud link or the ID3 tags inside the mp3 for complete playlist. - 3 hour mix.
This was webcast on Sunday, Mother's Day, May 11th, 2014 on DFM and Plundercast. Kind of a dark, but sometimes moving, mix about motherhood and Mommy issues. Mixed in: material from an old Negativland/Over the Edge show called 'Mom and Dad' and our offering to the Red Hand Dave tape compilation from the 80s which is probably our earliest collage work. - 3 hour mix. This is a companion piece to 'Mom and Dad' as well as 'Daddy Issues' completing a trilogy.
Webcast on DFM out of Amsterdam and Plundercast on Sunday the 27th of April, 2014. This webcast is an eclectic mix we were originally going to call 'All Things Which Come My Way 4' but over the course of the week it evolved into 'Backward Noodles'. The program includes clips from the NCN programs 'Play It Backwards' and the newly released 'Nervous Noodles'. Also wonderful obscure work from fr334all.2 on archive.org, The Caretaker, DJ Lobsterdust, Luxurious Dagger, AcidTrasH, Baconhanger, El Barto and Liam B, Negativland, Hooverphonic, Frank Zappa and more.
Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM on April 13th, 2014: A show about floors, carpeting: songs and music about flooring IN celebration of our new carpet at NCN. We also pay tribute to our late friend Darren who sadly passed away a year ago in the first 35 minutes of this program presenting some of his favorite songs. Featuring work by Red Carpet, The National Hardwood Floor Association, Fernandenande Lemur, Major Lazer, DJ Schmolli, Ultra 396, Drowning Pool, DJ Shylock, The Onion Radio News, James Larrance, The Hadron Big Bangers, Phineas Narco and Mudwick, many more. A 3 Hour Mix in all.
This program was webcast originally on 12/05/10 and re-done a bit for 03/30/2014 on www.plundercast.net. It is about blindness, seeing, hiding, information overload, and other leitmotifs that run through. Featuring work by Middle Class Rut, Cassette Boy, Porcupine Tree, Blancmange, The Kleptones, The Streets, NCN, Fear, ToToM, a 'Black Hole Sun' versions medley put together by NCN, Seelenluft, Girl Talk, DJ Schmolli, Skism, much more. 128kbps, 3 hour show.
Webcast on March 23rd, 2014 during the Malaysian Flight MH370 disappearance this program examines the subject of missing planes, past and present: from Amelia Earhart to Gary Powers' U2, the mystery of TWA Flight 800, and more current events. Some rare Live Negativland pieces about U2 and related Howland Island 'Over the Edge' material from 1992; also stuff from 'Bombscare', work by Larry Stepniak, Uncle Onan Canobite of the Church of the Subgenius, rx, and variations, mixes and theories relating to 'LOST' as well as music by The Hadron Big Bangers, latest Midnight Voicejail in the last half hour of the program (which may be NSFW) and more! - A 3-hour program.
Originally webcast on June 24th, 2012 on DFM and Plundercast--This program remixes a lot of material from spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle's 'The Power of Now' which advocates the stilling of, and non-identification with, the mind as a means to spiritual enlightenment. Many songs are used to illustrate and augment philosophical points, with Phineas popping in and out of the mix to channel Mr. 1:15, back announce, and express skepticism at the time, while praising Tolle's soft and compelling speaking voice. We since have come to believe that Tolle was right on many levels. Shades of light and shadow abound in this 3-hour mix.
Ultra-dense mix originally from a 2011 show, recut and re-mastered for March 9th, 2014 with mixed samples from Ellipse Elkshow, The Value Village People, Negativland, Mash Puppies, Out of Phase, The Bran Flakes, The Onion, mrSimon, George Carlin, NCN's Midnight Voicejail, Woody Allen, 'Weird Al', The Simpsons, Longmont Potion Castle, Brad Sucks, Tom Lehrer, Good Cue Sign (from Red Hand Dave), The Aquabats, Ogden Edsel, Ask Dr. Science, Duck's Breath Mystery Theater, The Seven Stooges, many more!