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 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.
Webcast on Plundercast and DFM on August 4th, 2013. In this program we explore the depths of man's fear, and fascination, concerning sharks. A psychedelic ride through shark-infested waters which you can hear from the safety of your own home. From 'Sharknado' to variations on and remixes of the John Williams 'Jaws' theme, Rifftrax, movie clips, video gaming and songs galore, many new mixes. 3-hour collage show in 128kbps mp3 format.
This NSFW and somewhat politically incorrect program was originally webcast on DFM out of Amsterdam and Plundercast on July 21st, 2013. It is the fourth part in our series of Phone Prank Calls set to ambient music (see the links associated with this program in the archives listing of the main NCN site). Some of these pranks are just wrong, others go wrong. You figure it out. Around 160 min. long, in 128kbps mp3 with full info in ID3 tags
Webcast on July 14th, 2013 on DFM and Plundercast. This is a mixture of some 'best of' past shows as well as stuff we came upon this week. Includes Puzzling Evidence show clips, some mashups, covers, comedy and stuff from Press the Button. See comment field in the mp3's ID3 tags for full playlist, artwork and information. 128kbps 3-hour show.
As heard during the X-Day Plundercast Marathon for 2013 (then, in a slightly longer form), and webcast on DFM and Plundercast on July 7th, 2013... we have resurrected (re-made) this UNIQUE MIX from a crashed hard drive: our exploration of dozens and dozens of Pre-'Dark Side of the Moon' Pink Floyd song COVERS. Yes, NO PINK FLOYD will be heard in program, this is an ALL (obscure) PINK FLOYD (obscure cover) Show. A lot of the pieces derive from the Syd Barrett era of the band. SFW - 3 Hours. Note-The Playlist for this program is in the comment field of the ID3 tags embedded in the mp3 file itself. Enjoy.
After our musical appetizer which opens this show (a medley of many different 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)' song versions) we launch into various inappropriate funeral songs inter-cut with large post-produced chunks of Phineas Narco's appearance on KPFA's 'The Puzzling Evidence Show' on June 7th, 2013 with special guest DJ, Justin Credible and regulars Doug Wellman (Puzzling Evidence) and Subgenius Church co-founder Philo Drummond. They talk about suicide, Subgenius, JFK, the upcoming X-Day preparations, time, money and a special 'in Spanish' sequence with Justin Credible and an unknown caller - Originally Webcast on June 09, 2013.
This was webcast on June 2nd, 2013 on Plundercast and DFM. A 3 hour program in which we deconstruct and explore the Liberal vs. Conservative political dichotomy in this sometimes NSFW 3-hour program. What's behind the culture wars? Is political orientation genetically pre-determined? Or is it just a lifestyle choice? Will conservatives and liberals ever just get along? If you think there's a solution, are you part of the problem?? All is revealed. Or not. 128kbps mp3. See ID3 Tag for source of the links associated with this podcast archive at the NCN Home Site.
Created the week Doors' keyboardist Ray Manzarek passed away and webcast on May 26th, 2013: In this program, we go back to the 60's with 'The Doors' mashups, parodies, and songs, as well as Alan Watts, and mix material from Mixmaster and pieces by Devo and Bob Rivers. Also material from the NCN series 'Midnight Voicejail' episode 'How Does it Feel?". And filmmaker Aron Ranen researches the roots of iconic 60's places and characters such as Ram Dass in an unfinished documentary. Zappa remains cynical. A nostalgic look back to an inspired and tumultuous era which begs the question: did drugs hurt or help? 3-hour show. 128kbps mp3.
This was webcast on 05/19/13 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam and contains many of the best Daft Punk mashups, some of which are not available anymore by themselves. Also includes a set of songs from Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' which had then become recently available in the middle of the mix. 128kbps mp3 - 3 hour mix.
Webcast on May 9th on KFJC with JC Clone on The Mr. Pumpkinhead Show, mixed live, this was a show remixing samples having to do with the controversy of Scientology. Originally a four hour program presented here on the podcast in post-produced, synthesized, 3-hour form. See the links associated with this archive at the NCN site (www.nationalcynical.com) to get the original uncut version of this show, etc. 128kbps mp3.