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 a re-edited, re-mastering of our 2008 biographical tribute to the life and music of Freddie Mercury of the musical group Queen. The story is augmented with mods, mashups, remixes, deconstructions, effects, etc. of Queen's music. More narrative in its structure than usual Plundercasts, but still told somewhat out of sequence, this program examines Mercury's life from his childhood in Zanzibar, to the start of his career as an iconic rock star in the U.S., to his tragic death from AIDS in late 1991. This is a very heartfelt celebration of a man whom we never met but greatly admire and love, as did countless others all over the world. His music shall live on. This program was webcast on Plundercast and DFM on 11/25/2012. It is about 2 and a half hours in length. 128kbps.
Originally webcast on 11-11-2012, this webcast includes bits of 'Idolic', our tribute collage paying musical homage to primarily 3 special and 'Cynical' artists who inspire us: Frank Zappa, Roger Waters and Trent Reznor. Negativland too! Including clips from 'Over the Edge' in the 1980's, clips from the new NCN collage video 'We Are So Screwed', new versions medleys, and other post-2012 Presidential Election comedy bits, DJ Hickory Dickory Doc plus other surprises. 128kbps - 3 hour program.
Part 2 in a series. This came out very good! Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM (http://dfm.nu/) on November 4th, 2012. 3-hour show. Lots of new and different things including stuff from NCN (including new), Breakmaster Cylinder. DJ Earworm, Filterfunk, Negativland, DJs From Mars, Workshoppe Radio Phonik, mrSimon, The National Hardwood Floor Association, and Ummagma. Includes REAL SUBGENIUS CONTENT!! With a liberal sprinkling of Susie the Floozie's "Bob" clips throughout as well as a Subgenius song by Phineas and a special Romney / Obama dollage set (but mostly Romney) featuring new work by Steinski, Cassetteboy, Kumquat and NCN. Not to be missed with any regularity! IYIYIYIYIY!!
We kind of lost track of some of the ultimate sources here but they are mostly from the 'Texas Chainsaw Mashacre 2' collection of Halloween mashups as well as Rifftrax. We hope this will serve as a whetting of the appetite to listeners and turn a lot of people onto Rifftrax and the fine work they do at www.rifftrax.com. We love them! 128kbps - 3 hours.
This was webcast on October 21, 2012 and borrows a lot from recent Halloween Mashups (2012) and some from years past like 'The Texas Chainsaw Mashacre'. Also included in the 3rd hour is most of Pop Defect Radio's 'Doomsday 2012' mix. The end though is a bit different as we have substituted our mix of Johnny Cash's 'When The Man Comes Around' and Tool's Ænima from the 'End of Time' program. See the links associated with this program's listing in the archives section of the NCN site. 128kbps 3 hour show.
Webcast on October 14th, 2012 on Plundercast.net and DFM out of Amsterdam, this is a magical mystery tour through all things Lennon. Playing mash-ups, covers, collages, and obscure songs of, and about, John Lennon, The Beatles, Yoko, but especially John, who would have been 72 the week this show was broadcast. Includes work by NCN and Negativland, The Flaming Lips, Wobbly, Evolution Control Committee, Go Home Productions, Bob Rivers, Julian Lennon, Mashup Germany and More! A 3 hour program in 128kbps.
This is a mix webcast originally on October 7th, 2012 on DFM out of Amsterdam, and Plundercast. Various artists in here (see links associated with this archive at the National Cynical Network's site) or listen to back announces in program for more playlist. Includes Ted Dots' Mad Cowboy and very left-leaning 'Lost' 9/11 Tapes aka 'The Final 9/11 Show' on "Bob"'s Slacktime Funhouse, mashups, songs by Ummagma, Zombie Disco Squad, Twink, new rare and unreleased alternative rock from Green Day, Blur and Beck. Also found sound and mashup pieces by Count Bassy, DJ Shadow, Diran Lyons. Pieces by Twink, Toadies, Jello Biafra, and Frank Zappa. 180 min. long 128kbps mp3. Phineas Narco is your host.
As webcast on September 30th, 2012, on Plundercast and DFM, we give you that sinking feeling--a 3 hour digital audio deconstruction of the Titanic (R.M.S.) ship disaster, 100 years ago this year, and its surrounding mythos and culture. Includes various songs, folklore, witness accounts, comedy, music, documentary clips and yes, stuff from THAT movie from 1997.
This is a program that was first webcast on http://www.plundercast.net/ and also http://dfm.nu/ on 09.23.2012 and is all about coffee. Somewhat psychedelic in parts, this program consists mostly of songs (a number of them called 'Black Coffee') and instrumental musical pieces, but also some spoken word pieces and comedy bits. It is about 156 min. (2 hours and 36 minutes) long. Put together by Phineas Narco and The National Cynical Network, this compilation / mix / program which features two back announce segments, one in the middle of the program, and one at the end.
Originally webcast on 05.27.12 this program explores fast food culture (particularly in America) the obesity epidemic, it's causes and effects. Songs, collage, news and comedy. Includes rarely heard (first ever) live performance of NCN, Bran Flakes and Big City Orchestra playing 'Eat This' live at the first Omnimedia in San Francisco in 1998. 3 hours 128kbps mp3.
Originally webcast on Easter, 04.08.12, and on the podcast just in time for Dylan's 71st birthday, this is a sister show to the NO DEVO Devo show, psychedelically weaving it's way through Bob Dylan music, but nowhere in the program will you actually hear Bob Dylan. Mostly covers, but also including comedic spoofs and parodies of work by "Bob"... Dylan that is. Featuring work by National Lampoon, William Shatner, Neil Young, Phineas Narco, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, 'Weird Al', and more. 128kbps 180 min.
Continuing on in our exploration of obscure covers of mainstream musical groups, this program features a lot of 'version medley's and woven cuts from Nine Inch Nails covers. NO NIN will be heard on this ALL NIN (cover) show. Featuring work by Devo, Vitamin String Quartet, Wormhole, Mojo Fury, Y Front, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Cash, Electric Hellfire Club, Richard Cheese and many many more! Hear NIN as you've never heard them before, in this program. 128kbps - 180 min. NSFW Language.
Webcast on DFM and Plundercast on April 1st, 2012: More telephone hilarity ensues, set against our ambient music backdrop, featuring work from Brother Russell, Longmont Potion Castle prank calling 80's pop star Eddie Money, Guido Hatzis, Jim Florentine, The Touch Tone Terrorists, Jerky Boys, Red's Tube Bar, Howard Stern clips, and more. Plus we'll have some cuts from SLOY, the new Hunger Games Soundtrack and new Madonna MDNA album at the end and some other goodies as well. 3hour mix - 128kbps.
Webcast on 03.01.12 - Our tribute to Davy Jones (of The Monkees, who passed away recently) and The Monkees in general. Many Monkees mashups, songs, and seldom-heard material. The rest of the show is devoted to pieces about taxes and rarely heard Voicejail outtakes (as heard on the Midnight Voicejail series) plus some other goodies. 3 hour 128kbps. NSFW in some places.
Webcast on 3.25.12 on WE Slack Radio, DFM and Plundercast: ALL Songs in this program are from Devo, however NONE of these songs will are by Devo. Yes, all covers -of- Devo songs, featuring work from Toth Wilder's 'Not Necessarily Beautiful, But Mutated' series, salutes from Lansing, Michigan, 'We Are Not Devo' and bands such as Gadgetto, Occupant, Friend of Mabel's, Humanzee, The Ergs, Sepultra, Deva, Jughead's Revenge, The Aquabats, SNFU, Cavalcade, The Plurals, Dr. Device, Left Orbit Temple, Narc Out the Reds, and Way more! The Best of all the covers we could find! Plus Midnight Voicejail clips at the end and other goodies. 3 hour mix in 128kbps.