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.
A 3-hr. mix made up of cut ups, mashups, and prank phone calls from Brother Russell and Longmont Potion Castle; also Phineas sings and reads from the Adventures of NervousMan. Includes 'Love Songs for Single People', Brad Sucks, the Dalai Lama, vintage Needle in the Red, comedy by David Cross, Sam Kinison, George Carlin and Brian Regan, novelty songs and more!
Webcast originally on 01.29.12 this is a 3-hr. strange, chock-full-a-bulldada mix made up of weird cut ups, crazy covers, bold collages, new finds and old favorites... including... a long sequence from Twobeans, MC Frontalot, Longmont Potion Castle, Midnight Voicejail, 'The Suburban Mind' (experimental film from 1971) , The Psycho Skeletons, cynical Phineas Narco songs (including one new one), Rev. Ivan Stang of the Church of the Subgenius, The Dalai Lama, Jon Wayne, ATR, Penn Jillette, and the earliest Pink Floyd song EVER, plus Much MOAR!
This show is, in part, about leaving your body, and the part of you that is NOT your body. Some new NCN stuff, as well as remixes by Art of Noise, Crystal Method, 4Centers, KWHB, and mashups by ToToM, Pheugoo, Gaston, King of Pants, DJ Lobsterdust, as well as post-mashup material by Stallio!, mixed material by Dr. Quantum, Two Beans, Philo Drummond (the last two of the Church of the Subgenius) and much more! 3 hour mix. 128kbps. Note--This was originally webcast on 12/18/11 but some of the post-show has been incorporated into the program for this podcast.
This is a subject we've explored before, and this foray includes some new NCN material such as a dramatized dream, and rant, from Phineas Narco, clips from 'Dreamland', the 5th episode of Midnight Voicejail, as well as some dream-oriented version medleys, songs about dreams and speculations on reincarnation and lucid dreaming. Also, material about zombies, in the latter half of the program, from Pop Defect Radio ('Day of the Dead 2'). Also found sound material from Negativland, Jim Larrance, Richard Lindsay, Kumquat, Girl Talk, Kleptones, Divide and Kreate, and DJ Earworm sprinkled throughout. Remixes of songs about dreams. 3 hour mix. 128kbps. Originally webcast on 12/04/2011.
Recorded on 8.31.11, and broadcast live on DFM, this is originally a 2-hour show all about games. Phinny has done post-production work on it, boiling it down to just under 80 min. The original mix is available, check the link list in the listing associated with this podcast on the NCN site. This was part of UBRadio Salon which is heard on DFM out of Amsterdam each Wednesday at 4pm U.S. Pacific Time. We utilized a number of computers playing (mostly) video game samples and sound effects of games being played (there was a live UNREAL game going on at the time) game show theme music, and of course UNIVAC's 'Adventures in Science' for which he read from a 1981 book about video games. This show was great fun to do and I hope at least as much fun to listen to. The synthesized voices are live text-to-voice contributions via the DFM chatroom at the time.
This is a special 4-hour mix that was made during the height of the debt ceiling crisis in Washington in the Summer of 2011 during the presidency of Barack Obama. It explores the notion of the 'Shock Doctrine' put forth by Naomi Klein in her book by that name and using material made from the documentary based on the book. This is interwoven and augmented by the Adam Curtis documentary 'The Living Dead' about the use of shock treatment in the CIA's involvement with the development of modern-day psychiatry in the late 50's and early 60's. Other pieces, throughout are by NCN, as well as songs by Bob Dylan, Blancmange, Bob Seger, Michael Jackson, George Carlin, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, Coldplay, Radiodread, and others throughout. 128kbps LAME encoded mp3. 240 min. Full credits at end of program. See links associated with this podcast at the NCN homesite for more source information.
Originally webcast on 7/24/11, this NSFW program explores the dark yet universal realm of addiction and includes mash-ups and collages which utilize music from (then recently passed) Amy Winehouse as well as new mixes by NCN, highlights from Midnight Voicejail 2.0, work by Party Ben, DJ Topcat, King of Pants, Mighty Mike, Mashup-Germany, Bob Rivers, 'Weird Al', Skinny Puppy, The Lorin Swelk Orchestra, The Promblemaddicts, 'The Syntax of Things', Nine Inch Nails and Afroman, much more. See links associated with this program in the archives section at the NCN home site for full details on source material. 128kbps mp3. 180 min.
Originally broadcast on 7/10/11, this show is all about the psychological phenomenon of boredom. We syntopically explore this universally undesired state of ennui, malaise, doldrums, and 'blues' to find out what causes it, and what if anything should be done about it. It's actually an INTRIGUING SUBJECT found extensively in popular culture (NIN, Otis Redding, Green Day, etc.) as well as psychological and philosophical studies. Re-contextualized examples, samples and effects pour forth in this 3 hour psychedelic collage treatment of the subject. Mental quagmire or a doorway to peace and enlightenment? Includes some material from 'The Joy of Nothing'.
From 07/17/11, We go behind The Wall once more and offer up variations (covers, remixes and digital deconstructions, version medleys) of songs from Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'. Many, many covers and re-interpretations have been done, but this is a presentation of what we feel are the 'best' ones out there. Includes pieces from the 'Deconstructing the Wall' project done by members of the Snuggles Negativland fan Mailing List from yesteryear and many other 'versions' that we have never before played. Seek these tributes out! Many of them are well worth it.
NSFW Program originally webcast on June 26th, 2011 on WE Slack Radio, Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam. This week's show is a mix of mash-ups, songs, remixes, dubstep versions, collages and general variations of music by Eminem mixed with various (mostly) nerdcore pieces by 'Weird Al' Yankovic poking fun at rap music and keeping it more real than the original songs. Lots of material referring to the idea that Eminem is gay (somehow) and material from the new 'Weird Al' album 'Alpocalypse' (recommended!) as well as Yankovic 'interviewing' Eminem. 128kbps LAME encoded, 180 min. with credits read at end.
This is a risque, explicit and downright dirty mix having to do with everybody's favorite subject - SEX. Portions were carried over from the now-retired NCN program 'Audiorotica - Music to Make Love To'. Obviously NSFW, this mixx Includes some original pieces by NCN as well as remixes, mashups, collages and mixes by and from Benny Benassi, Margo Ananad, A Plus D, Bloodhound Gang, Cazwell, DJ Zebra, DJ Deeon, Snoop Dog, Sascha, DJ Aristocat, C+C Music Factory, as well as some Negativland (from Sex Dirt), Dr. John, Ying Yang Twins, Queen, NIN, DJ Earworm, Crystal Method, Prince, Shaggy, Tone Loc, Tori Amos, Adam Ant, Khia, 2 Live Crew, and of course, Sir Mix-A-Lot. 180 min. 128kbps mp3.
A collection of pieces, both musical and comedic, poking irreverent fun at Catholicism and Easter, mixed up with some NIN remixes ('Closer to God' primarily) and some rare, new Devo pieces. Originally webcast on Easter of 2011 on DFM and Plundercast. 128kbps 3-HOUR show. NSFW.
Many psychedelic and comic send-ups of the news populate this collage program. Also, coverage of the Japan earthquake and tsunami and a smattering of Pink Floyd versions medleys and covers. Includes work by collage artists Hazel of the Windmills, Cassetteboy, Evolution Control Committee, Cabaret Voltaire, The Kleptones, KPFA's Subgenius Show, NCN, Midnight Voicejail, etc. A 3-hour, 128kbps LAME encoded mp3. Free download. Feel free to subscribe to podcast. Some portions are NSFW.
Originally conceived as a Puzzling Evidence Show tribute, this became partly about Unions, including the huge controversy and uprising in Wisconsin (at the time of it's making) regarding union-busting by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his cohort David Koch (who is impersonated in a 'gone viral' crank call to Governor Walker by writer of The Buffalo Beast blog). Other portions are some multi-layered talking by Phineas mixed with music and almost all of the 'old Doktor' Subgenius hierarchy in yak tapes from yesteryear and modern-day news about Middle East uprisings. The result sound very Puzzling Evidence type of mix you can zone out on and appreciate as background music or as something to listen to attentively. Basically a gearing up to Phinny's appearance on the KPFA 'Puzzling Evidence Show' in the week after this show was originally aired. Also included are Union Label commercials from the late 70's / early 80's, Louis C.K. asking Donald Rumsfeld if he is a flesh-eating lizard via The Opie and Anthony Show, Radiohead's latest (new) single, some remixes from Old Nerdy Bastard's 'Geeky Music Remixed', George Carlin discussing cynicism and what he hopes for, the trailer for the bogus but brilliant E(x).T. sequel, an 'Another Brick in the Wall' versions medley and a long guided meditation sequence which is new. In 128kbps LAME encoded 3-hour mp3 format.
Originally webcast on 11/28/10. A collage show about man's relationship to technology and it's increasing co-dependent nature, origins, and destiny. Features material from William S. Burroughs - A Thanksgiving Prayer, Meat Loaf, Star Trek (TOS), National Cynical Network (including the new song 'Masters of RIAA and 'I'm Not Going to Frop Anymore', music from the new Tron-Legacy soundtrack, Kevin Kelly, Norelpref, Velvet Revolver, Cassetteboy, Gary Numan, ToToM, NIN, Bob Hope, Party Ben, Louis C.K., George Carlin, The Kleptones and More. 3 hour show 128kbps LAME encoded. Some parts may be NSFW.