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.
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.
This was alternately titled 'Once in a Blue Moon' and was webcast on 11/21/10, a rare 13th Full Moon of the year 2010 (thus technically a 'blue moon') and is a mix featuring songs, music and comedy pieces about the moon and the 'blue moon'. Material from Frank Sinatra, The Marcels, Elvis, Patsy Cline, Nanci Griffith, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, Crystal Method, Yello, Porcupine Tree, Genesis, Talking Heads, Cat Stevens, Evolution Control Committee, National Cynical Network, Dana Gould, David Cross, Gil Scott Heron, Brian Regan, John Prine, The Doors, Lazy, The Flaming Lips, Dean Martin, Duran Duran, and a special section in the last 45 minutes of the show all about the recent TSA airport screening controversy. 128kbps v0 3-hour mix. Just as it was originally webcast. See the links associated with this webcast on the NCN site, in the archives section, for associated links to material therein.
A weird episode about identity, and the question of who we are, originally webcast on 11/07/10 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam. Includes new work by NCN including 'Guide to Being Depressed and Miserable' and 'Dirty Bandages on an Invisible Man'. Also material from BBC's Horizon episode on identity 'The Secret You', Negativland, David Byrne, Porcupine Tree, Marilyn Manson, Peter Gabriel, The Value Village People, XAM, ToToM, Mowgli Be Cool, Rush, Irixx, and much more. 3 hour program in 128kbps mode. See Links for this item under its listing at the NCN homesite for related material and information.
This is the video version of the essay that was such a hit. Written by Phineas Narco. This is satire folks. Those who understand, know. Hope you enjoy!
This show is a mixtape for my friend Warbear (of Phagoff) on his 40th birthday. Pieces and songs the remind me of him, and which he reminds me of. Happy Birthday Warbear. Includes the piece 'Invocations' by Warbear and Phineas and his spoken word piece 'Falling, Floating, Flying'. Full source information is in the ID3 tags of the mp3. 3 hours. 128kbps.
In the spirit of the rapidly approaching Halloween season of 2010, this program is called 'Ear Candy' and is all about confections, sweets, chocolate and goodies of all sorts. A mixture of light and dark pieces, this program has, sprinkled throughout, revisited clips from the 'Deadly Chocolate' show mixed by Phineas Narco, TradeMarkG of The Evolution Control Committee, Big City Orchestra and UNIVAC on the UBRADIO Salon Show, which plays on DFM radio out of Amsterdam, some time ago. Psychedelic remixes of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, erotically oriented candy-themed pieces and songs by Bow Wow Wow, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Rivers, Talking Heads, Steinski, Cassetteboy, The Bran Flakes, DJ BC, The Archies, Go Home Productions, Hot Chocolate, and more! In 3-hour NSFW Complete Uncut 128kbps mp3 format.
An overview of the subject of language in song and media, this is the complete uncut (probably NSFW) version of 'Words' put together in the Fall of 2010 and originally webcast on www.plundercast.net, www.nationalcynical.com and www.dfm.nu on 09/26/10. It explores the world of spoken language and speech, how it has developed, it's origin and nature, and it's uniqueness to human life and identity. Includes music by Subgenius founder Philo Drummond, mashups by DJ M.i.F, The Bran Flakes, The Kleptones, DJ Lobsterdust, Divide and Kreate. Covers by NCN, Big City Orchestra, Phinny singing 'Talk' by Coldplay as well as NCN's Stark County Treasurer Speech spoof as well as songs by Laurie Anderson, Devo, Gadgetto, and many, many others. Blade-encoded 128kbps 3 hour mp3.
Just as it was streamed on 09/19/10, 'Songs About Home' is just that. Featuring music by The Mummers, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Easy Star's Lonely Heart's Dub Band, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, The Toyes, John Prine, Henry Hall and the Gleneagles Hotel Band, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Devo, Elvis and Bertie Higgins. Also mashup, experimental and collage work by The Bran Flakes, The Tape Beatles, RIAA, DJ Mei-Lwun, DJ Morgoth, and new work by Stallio! Also, version medleys by NCN and comedy material from George Carlin, Cheech and Chong, Nick DiPaolo, Sam Kinison and unreleased Bill Hicks. In 3 hour NSFW format. 128kbps LAME Encoded mp3.
A unique mix, originally streamed on 09/05/10, 'Eye of the Hurricane' features songs and material all about wind, weather, and hurricanes. Featuring work excerpted from Zappa, Impellitteri, Kansas, The Scorpions, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, Jay Farrar, Spinal Tap, Grace Jones, Elton John, Peggy march, Lyle Lovett, Slim Whitman, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, Thomas Dolby and others. Collages by The Tape Beatles, Stephen McQuillen, NCN (from the Midnight Voicejail show 'Weather' and the Needle in the Red episode 'The Eye'), Negativland, Pat Robertson cut-ups, Stallio, DJ Lobsterdust, Rasmussen . Much more. Features Phinny back-announcing. 128kbps 3 hour show. NSFW.
This particular show got at least 19 listeners the night we played it for the first time, so with that in mind I've posted the program here in its entirety. Contains highlight tracks from the NCN programs 'Paranoia' and 'Schizophrenia' mixed up with a lot of lighter toned fare (Phineas reads the specific credits in the program) such as new mashups from The Kleptones as well as 'jump' oriented songs from DJ Schmolli, Anti-Funky, Mastermix, Party Ben, and Mighty Mike with a wonderful mashup called 'Imagine a Jump' which really inspired this whole show, as it is. 'Schizophrenia' and (soon) 'Paranoia' are available as high quality downloads, and a cd. Just see the links associated with this podcast in the archives section at http://www.nationalcynical.com. Some portions of this show might be NSFW and might be disorienting. Listener discretion is advised.
Part 1 of 2 of Episode 58 for Needle in the Red is the two-part Narco edit of Negativland's Radio Show 'Over the Edge' as broadcast in March 1994: 'The RedNarc Phone Show'. This program has not heard for years and has been recently re-mastered from Hi-Fi Stereo videotape on which it was recorded off the KPFA studio headphone jack at the time, really putting you IN THE MIX with it's fidelity. Wear headphones for best effect! Features Don Joyce (of Negativland), as well as Phineas Narco and Ronald Redball from the original lineup of The National Cynical Network. Ronald and Don interview phone-phreaker 'Marty Freeman' who tells about the history of telephone hacking in the 1970's including an indirect call from 'Cap'n Crunch'. Also includes phone mixes and 'Blast from the Past' features (dramatizing the origins of Over the Edge) and speculations of the (then) future of the 'Information Superhighway' plus other surprises! See associated links with this podcast archive on the NCN website for information on how to obtain the complete digital download package.
Part 1 of 4. (For Information on obtaining entire program, see the links associated with this podcast at the homesite). This was originally broadcast on KPFA in March of 1994 on Negativland's radio show 'Over the Edge', and has since been digitally re-mastered. Fidelity is far superior to other versions that are 'out there'. This on-air live party features most of Negativland (The Weatherman, Mark Hosler (by phone in the part 2 of 2 segment), Don Joyce) and most of NCN (Phineas Narco and Ronald Redball) and celebrated the then new release of Over the Edge Vol. 6 - The Willsaphone Stupid Show which presented mixes and collages made up of The Weatherman's actual childhood and family recordings. This segment includes a visit from The Wheel of Fortune, mixes of cd outtakes, and many many probing questions asked of The Weatherman by Narco, Redball, and many callers. 79 min. long in 128kbps mp3 format.
Narco Edit of the 7/9/10 KPFA show, sans Hal and Phil, recorded just after X-Day, in which Puzzling Evidence and Phineas Narco talk about various movies including the Watchmen Director's Cut, Avatar and other movies with blue people, take calls and have flashbacks to previous shows. This is the first half of the show, see the associated links of this podcast in the archives section at the Home Site to get the complete download package of the show.