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 came out a few years ago, but has been re-tooled as part one of a coming trilogy. The idea behind it is: no item is longer than 1 or 2 minutes creating a stream or barrage of strange and ever-changing audio bulldada. Some original pieces in here, but also much 'Voicejail' and Subgenius-oriented material sprinkled throughout. Originally webcast on March 17th, 2013 on DFM and Plundercast. Check the comments field of the ID3 tag on the long-running mp3 if you want to see what all the items are, there's a list there. 3 hours 128kbps mp3.
Webcast on February 24th, 2013, a show to be THANKFUL for. Yes, we are feeling thankful this week and we made a show for Sunday. Includes material by us and The Subgenius 'Doktors of the Air', Gadgetto, Zappa, Joe Pesci, Wild Belle, More from Chuck Key, Contemporary Casuals, Danny Elfman, Kumquat, Longmont Potion Castle, Miss Frenchie, MrSimon, The Bran Flakes, The Former Yugoslavia, ToToM, Britney Spears Remixes, mashups from The Kleptones and much more! 3 - hour show 128kbps mp3.
Webcast on February 17th, 2013, the week of Valentine's Day. Much relevant stuff from parodists and weird singer/songwriters such as 'Weird Al', Bob Rivers, Henry Phillips, Stephen Lynch, Martin Mull and Frank Zappa. Sprinkled throughout: helpings of the mix 'Love Songs for Single People' and 'Romance' by The Koop Bump by Red Hand Dave. There's also a short 'inflatable girlfriend set. See the attendant links to these project, artists and songs in the listing for this program in the archives section of the NCN site.
This is a special 4 hour podcast, since it includes the pre-show as well. Webcast on 2/3/2013, in honor of that week's once-a-century 1.30.13 "Bob" Date we presented a show mostly about stealing and theft but also kind of also about "Bob"... as in the avatar of slack: J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, head of the Church of the Subgenius. Drop your pants, open your mind, and let "Bob" restore what the CONSPIRACY(tm) has *Stolen* from you with this slackful show, yours for the taking, featuring work by Stop Children, Negativland, NCN, The Kleptones, The KPFA Subgenius Show (from the 1980's), The National Hardwood Floor Association, Dr. Onan Canobite, Jane's Addiction, Mr. Simon. Plus further installments of The Honest Truth About Dishonesty and Philip K. Dick's 'Exegesis'.
From 12.02.12 as webcast on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam - This is a 3-hour Jimi Hendrix fest comprised of mashups, collages, songs, covers and some comedy of, by, and about Jimi Hendrix who would have been 70 the week this was webcast. Pieces from Midnight Voicejail, and by NCN and Negativland. Covers by Axiom Funk, Tori, Frank Zappa, Devo, Amos and G3, amongst others. Also work by The Kleptones, DJ Rok, Wax Audio, Loo and Placido, PHeugoo, DJ Moule, DJ Magnet, DJ le Clown, DJ Lobsterdust, many others. 128kbps 3 hour mix.
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.