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.
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!
Webcast on March 2nd, 2014 on DFM and Plundercast - This program pays tribute to some recent passages at the time of its making including Harold Ramis, Pete Seeger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob 2 from Devo, and ... cats. Yes cats. RIP Geesha. Might have some NSFW comedy material therein. 3-hour mix.
This program was webcast on January 26th, 2014--A collection of songs that have, more or less, a reputation for being 'haunting'. Some of these songs tell compelling and disturbing stories, others are more abstract and are more haunting in their tone. Almost all were mentioned in a recent Reddit thread about 'most haunting or bone-chilling songs'. Not for the faint of heart, some of these disturbing songs (like Immortal Technique's 'Dance with the Devil' here in its entirety) are NSFW. Listener discretion advised. These are pieces from various artists that will stick with you after listening. 3 hour program - 128kbps. Full playlist at Mixcloud and in ID3 tags of mp3.
Webcast on Plundercast and DFM (out of Amsterdam) January 19th, 2014--This is our musical tribute to the classic 1982 film noir cyberpunk masterpiece 'Blade Runner' and features many remixes of sounds and music from the film, many remixes (particularly of the driving 'End Titles' theme) of musical pieces from Vangelis' soundtrack, clips from the 2007 25th Anniversary 3 cd-set (still available) and having nothing at all to do with Negativland's 1994 'Blade Runner Remix' when the soundtrack finally came out in the U.S. Yes, much has happened since then, in terms of DIY re-interpretations of this work, and we have the best of the best (in our humble opinion) all under one roof in this much listened-to and well attended program (we got upwards of 25 listeners for the show's final cut). This program is a little bit different than the webcast version in that it includes a great piece called the 'Surprise Mix' of the End Titles theme done by ARKiV who was a listener to the program and contributed that track. Thanks, ARKiV! - 3 hour mix. 128kbps mp3 with full playlist and info in ID3 tags.
Devoted to, and chock full of, predictions for the coming year from many voices around the web who claim to be able to foretell what is going to happen. Some other stuff in here too: including various songs, some mashups and a lot of new show excerpts from Skidmark Bob's great compilation series/show 'Pop Defect Radio' and their 2013 musical retrospective from late last year. This program was webcast on January 5th, 2014 on DFM out of Amsterdam and Plundercast - 3 hour show.
A mix of variations on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana. 60 min. long. As heard in 'The Best of NCN 2013' webcast on DFM and on Plundercast on December 8th, 2013. A medley of many mash-ups, versions and covers. These are all excerpts of songs, no one song is heard complete. Check the mixcloud version of this program for appropriate playlist.
Originally webcast on November 17th, 2013 on Plundercast and DFM streams - This is a program / mix about Star Wars, with remixes of music from the movies interspersed with funny songs about Star Wars. Contains some dubstep, as well as techno and house versions and other variations of recognizable themes from the movies. Many fan-made pieces in here, all under one roof. 3-hour show!
Webcast on October 17th, 2013 - Just in time for Halloween! A scary mix of different re-workings, variations, samplings, remixes, tributes and mashups all of, and about, the immortal Kubrick horror masterpiece, 'The Shining'. Pieces done by NCN and other media artists. Warning: contains dubstep. May not be suitable for more sensitive listeners. 128kbps Just over 3 hour mp3.
Webcast on October 6th, 2013 - The lowdown on the shutdown, and show down, over Obamacare, the United States budget, and the debt ceiling, in October 2013. All material used fairly in this syntopical and unique artistic synthesis of the subject matter, i.e. our impression of the controversy. Starts with the first 15 minutes or so of the program 'Shock Treatment' of which this is a sister program. 3 hour show. 128kbps mp3.
Originally Webcast on 09.29.2013 - We are back from our hiatus last week when we mixed 'Your Brain is the Universe' with Big City Orchestra on their UB Radio Salon show in Alameda, CA. We play some of that show in this show, as well as never before heard mixed outtakes from the show. Also in our 'Questions' theme, we pay tribute to Ellipse Elkshow and with segments form his 2011 release 'King Question' which we love. Also, a requested Vincent Price set, car crash love songs and a number of surprises shared by friends the past week. 3 hours - 128kbps mp3.
This was webcast by NCN, Thursday the 19th of September, 2013 on Plundercast Web Radio, about a week after Friday the 13th, and it was all about Luck in all it's various guises and contains a number of lecture clips and spoken word pieces telling us how we can get lucky. Includes many songs about luck and fortune in general, throughout. What is luck? Can it be brought about? How can we get lucky. The answers lie within this program. Also much found sound collage material in the second half from various artists. 128kbps - 3 hour mp3.
'For Your Protection' (Originally webcast Jan. 13th, 2012) is a mix about security, safe sex, safety and protection. Includes material from the NCN series 'Midnight Voicejail'. 3 hours. See links associated with this podcast in the archives section of the National Cynical Network's home site for more information. Playlist is in the ID3 tags of the 128kbps mp3.
This was webcast on August 11th, 2013 on Plundercast and DFM. It has been altered and improved since then. We are on live, Thursdays and Sundays 10pm Eastern. This is a show all about sleeping and not being able to sleep. Many of which were written by songwriters who were having trouble to sleep at the time, presumably. Also we have mixed in various instructional 'foreground' pieces. The first hour of the program is fairly psychedelic, the last 1/3 of the program is almost all songs having to do with insomnia. Phineas front and back announces. 128kbps - 3 hour show.