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.
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.
Originally webcast on 1.22.2012--This is an EXTRA-Long, NSFW mix of prank phone calls and various telephoolery mostly, from the pre-'Caller I.D.' era, played against a backdrop of ambient music both relaxing and dramatic. A sequel to the Ambient Phone Trolls Part 1 show, this includes a clip from Midnight Voicejail with Mr. 1:15, Longmont Potion Castle, Lucius Tate, Arny and Binney clilps from Philo Drummond of the Church of the Subgenius, and more!. A 3+hour mix in 128kbps.
This (probably NSFW) 2012 mix of this program (originally from 2009) features remixes, , mashups, and otherwise experimental appropriated usage of Michael Jackson songs and samples -- Includes work by Susie the Floozie of the Church of the Subgenius, Negativland, John Oswald, Patton Oswalt, DJ Earworm, Go Home Productions, Ellipse Elkshow, De Le Clwon, Loo and Placido, Fatboy Slim, Bob Rivers, Mastermix, Pimpdaddysupreme NCN, many more. 128kbps 3 hour mix.
Originally broadcast on January 15th, 2012 on plundercast.net and dfm.nu out of Amsterdam, this compilation program combines ambient and electronic music with prank phone calls. It is definitely NSFW. Much of the ambient music was mixed by NCN. Includes clips from Midnight Voicejail including prank phone calls by Ronald Redball to Dave Emory of KFJC. Also, Jerky Boys, Touch-Tone Terrorists and clips from Howard Stern. Has a 'Nam Hu Remix' of "Jerky Turnstiles" from the Mental Disorders Show. Also includes prank call related songs and prank phone calls utilizing soundboards. 128kbps. 3 hours long.
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.
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.