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NCN - A Vague Recollection of Things to Come 3

Tuesday December 12 2017 12:00 AM

Just a show! As webcast on December 3rd, 2017 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam. The third in a short series, loosely about the future in which we Visit the World of the Future via Ivan Stang of the Church of the SubGenius. We also bring on plenty of mash-ups and Plunderphonia with a lot from Stephen McQuillen (aka the PISs) as well as some obscure songs and comedy pieces. - 3 hours.

NCN - The 'Best' of Ambient Phone Trolls

Wednesday November 29 2017 12:00 AM

This was originally webcast on November 19th, 2017. The basic concept is making a mix of prank phone call recordings set against a backdrop of changing (more or less) ambient music sound bed. The effect is both soothing and outrageous. **Note--much of this program is NSFW (Use listener discretion)**. We did four 3-hour shows, years ago, (Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4), about this which we listened back to recently and discovered many parts needed work or paring down, which we have done for this 4-hour ultra-megamix, a digest or distillation of sorts of the whole epic run: in a much more wieldy half the listening time format! With a bit more new material to boot. Includes remixed and excerpted work by inimitable Longmont Potion Castle, Touch-tone Terrorists, Jerky Boys, Crank Yankers, Richard Christie and Sal from the Howard Stern Show, Crank Yankers, celebrity soundboard recording pranks, Jerky Boys (of course) and excerpts from Lucius Tate, the classic 'Red' (Tube Bar) recordings as well as Ivan Stang telling the story of the Binney/Arny (Al White Motors) calls with excerpts from those as well. A special musical 4-hour phony phone call megamix.

NCN - The Monty Montgomery Memorial Music MegaMix

Wednesday September 20 2017 12:00 AM

Or musical tribute, and our way of saying goodbye, to our old high school best friend, Monty Montgomery, who we learned, only recently, has passed away after a year-long battle with brain cancer at the age of 51. We mourn and miss Monty and remember him and his excellent and wonderful musical tastes with this special mix of music that he introduced us to and was very much into when we knew him and when we hung out together, 1982 being a key year. This is essentially a mainstream New Wave music mix, but for Monty--including many of the groups he followed and admired. In respectful remembrance, we share our memories and the music which defined and inspired Monty as well as being a key period in our early lives as well as in the history of music in general (circa 1982). - 3 hours. Originally webcast on September 3rd, 2017.

NCN - Beyond Belief

Monday July 17 2017 12:00 AM

Originally webcast on July 16th, 2017: This is a new 3-hour collage show / mix / program all about belief systems: how they define us, separate us, guide us and how we might envision a world that goes beyond them. Is it better to know than believe? Or, barring both, to then just wonder? Featuring remixed and excerpted work by Sadhguru, Abraham-Hicks, David Icke, Naomi Klein, Robert Anton Wilson, Bill Gates, Carl Sagan and a treatment/review of the new Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd fame) solo offering: 'Is This the Life We Really Want?' Took about 2.5 weeks to put this together.

NCN - Heat

Wednesday June 28 2017 12:00 AM

Webcast on June 25th, 2017 on Plundercast and DFM. Part of (and completing) our 'Four Elements' quad-rilogy ( which included NCN - The Earth Sleeps Alone, NCN - Share the Air and NCN - Songs from the Flood Zone ), this includes a lot of new material, all about fire, global warming, heatwaves and heat: smack-dab in the middle of Summer, 2017 (timely, as always) when much of the world is sweltering. Think of it as audio commiseration in the midst of our near-universal condition! Includes work by DJ BC, DJ Shylock, DJ MXR, DJ Doc Rok, A plus D, DJ Aristocat, Party Ben, DJ Johnny Red, much much more! - 3 hour mix!

NCN - Hunting and Gathering 2

Friday June 16 2017 12:00 AM

Originally webcast on January 8th, 2017--Various entertaining and obscure pieces of interest (a lot of which you probably haven't heard) that we hunted down and gathered together in one program for our Sunday Night show. Collage, mixes, comedy and novelty songs (including a Charles Manson set) abound in our 3 hour program, a sequel of course to NCN - Hunting and Gathering. Features work by: Negativland, NCN, Synthetic Human, Fernandenande Lemur, Soundhog, DRA'man, Revolucian, Nackt and Vrlex, Brian Routh, POYKPAC, Jon LaJoie, Miss Sherry Vine, Ace 'n' Eights, Bob Rivers, Pecan Army Cult, BRAND SPANKING NEW **BOWIE**!! as well as John Oswald, The Perrinormal, Reggie Watts, rx, The Knower, Placeboing, and much more!! -- A 3-hour show! For Best Effect Listen with Headphones!!

NCN - The Time Travel History Show (with Puzzling Evidence)

Friday June 16 2017 12:00 AM

Originally titled 'Time Control v3.31' but re-named ex post facto, this was originally broadcast on KPFA 94.1 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area on March 31st, 2017 from Midnight to 5am. A show done with Puzzling Evidence, Hal Robins (or Dr. Hal of The Church of the SubGenius) and NCN's Phineas Narco, in the KPFA studios, along with some callers including Suicide Man. The first half of this 'Narco Edit' of the show is a frenetic live mix about the subjects of time, history and time travel, featuring many DIY works by various found sound artists, in the mix. The latter half of the show consists of mostly a discussion between Phineas, Puzzling and Hal about history and cinematic history including the new King Kong movie. The show ends with a new Trump composition by NCN and others - 5 hours.

NCN - Trump Mayhem (on KFJC)

Friday June 16 2017 12:00 AM

Not all for laughs, but not all serious either!... RADIO SAFE and as it was broadcast live on KFJC on May 21st, 2017--Part of the month-long MAYhem series of Specials! The National Cynical Network (NCN), culls much media material from the past year's time in this special mix (of mixes) all about the 2016 political race and its current aftermath. We present a sumptuous distillation of many DIY mixes, remixes, covers, collages, parodies, digital deconstructions, send-ups and mashups created by obscure web artists from the public at large (including NCN itself) about all things Trump and more! Join us as we steer your eardrums through the realms of politics, 'fake news', PeeGate, the Post- Postmodern viral protest song, the spirit of resistance, the potential Apocalypse at hand... and beyond. - A grand 3-hour mix which reached the Number 4 spot on Mixcloud's comedy charts (out of 100 places)!

NCN - The Cornell vs Puzzling vs Trump vs Newport Show

Friday June 16 2017 12:00 AM

A Special 4-hour program webcast originally on May 28th, 2017. This is largely a Narco-edit of mainly Brilliant Trump collages (and discussion) from months' worth of many Puzzling Evidence Shows, in 2016 and 2017, both pre-election and post, from KPFA including additional mixed material paying tribute to recently passed Chris Cornell (RIP) of Soundgarden fame including speculative commentary about Cornell's apparent suicide from Philosopher and philo-babblist extraordinaire, Alexander T. Newport of Midnight Voicejail fame. Includes SubGenius Trump-centric and otherwise Doktor commentary from Dr. Hal, Suicide Man, K-ROB, Puzzling Evidence and Philo Drummond on KPFA and other surprises such as DIY mashups from Wax Audio, Super Deluxe, Pogo, Steinski, and more!

NCN on Plundercast - Back into Dreamland

Sunday June 04 2017 12:00 AM

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.

NCN - Driving

Thursday May 18 2017 12:00 AM

Webcast on May 7th, 2017 - A show all about trucks, cars, and driving. Featuring remixes, mashups and work from Negativland, Pop-Defect Radio, Midnight Voicejail latest released episode 'Trucked', Frank Zappa, 'Weird Al', Bob Rivers, Over the Edge, The Puzzling Evidence Show and many more! - 3 hour mix

NCN - The Spider Show

Sunday April 23 2017 12:00 AM

Webcast on April 23rd, 2017--A psychedelic and experimental media mix of mostly music all about these mysterious and darkly beautiful creatures and their treatment in culture at large. This program skitters around from rap to rock, to R and B... from comedy to SubGenius lore (featuring clips from The Puzzling Evidence Show), this show covers a lot about our 8-legged friends. Our favorite part is the blues set which starts about halfway through the show. Later in the mix we have a Spiderman set. Hope you like! - 3 hour mix. Cover art by Ninah Pixie of Big City Orchestra!

NCN - Songs from the Flood Zone

Sunday February 26 2017 12:00 AM

Webcast on February 26th, 2017--Songs inspired by rain and floods and our recent geographically close brush with the rising water in San Jose, recently. A simultaneous sequel to our program 'The Rain Show' and also the latest installment in our 'Elements' series (which included 'The Earth Sleeps Alone and 'Share the Air'). We take a look at the effects of climate change and the universal rising of sea levels in the future and many many songs about rain and flooding in this compilation of water music. Sprinkled throughout the program are excerpts from a high quality copy the 'Best' of Don Joyce's 'The Rain Show' on Over the Edge, which came out a couple hours after coincidentally webcast our 'The Rain Show' in 2014. - 3 hours

NCN on Plundercast - The Devo Remix Remix Project

Wednesday February 15 2017 12:00 AM

Webcast originally on February 12th, 2017--This is a collection of remixes of Devo songs, mostly culled from Soundcloud artists and then selected for the best ones. A trilogy-completing 'sister show' to NCN's 'The Devo Show' as well as our 'The No Devo Devo Show', this installment concentrates exclusively on remixes (though technically a cover or two might have slipped through). Enjoy this somewhat loopy all-remix version of the spudboys' work (with several versions of 'What We Do' as a running leitmotif throughout). Put together at the last minute, a day before showtime, as inspired by Stephen McQuillen, during a period that we tried to pry our brains away from Trump news in the first month of his presidency. This program seemed appropriately enough to be an obliquely relevant distraction for the time being. Playlist is in internal id3 tag of the mp3. - Over 2 hour show.

NCN - It's Game Time! (Extended Edition)

Sunday February 05 2017 12:00 AM

Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam on February 5th, 2017--A much-extended version of a show we did with UNIVAC and Big City Orchestra from years ago featuring music made from video games, collages mixes and songs about video games. - 3 hour show.

NCN on Plundercast - The In-AUUUUGGGGHH!-uration Special

Saturday January 28 2017 12:00 AM

Webcast on January 22nd, 2017--An alternative soundtrack to the swearing in of the 45th President of the United States, largely culled from song on author John Shirley's playlist on youtube with a few added and admittedly unrelated surprises. Music for the rest of us on this fateful day. Note--This program has a few songs with possibly NSFW lyrics, listener discretion advised. This is also a different edit than the broadcast version.

NCN - Yellow Journalism

Friday January 20 2017 12:00 AM

Note-Some of the Subject Matter May be NSFW. Listener Discretion Advised. Yes. A show all about... That. Detailing the #GoldenGate scandal which took place just days before Donald J. Trump's inauguration in January of 2017, as well as an examination of the reliability of the news, the role of fake news, and a lot of comedy bits and songs about, uh... 'pee'. Webcast on January 15th, 2017 on DFM out of Amsterdam. - 3 hour program.

NCN - Information Is Not Knowledge

Sunday January 01 2017 12:00 AM

Weeee're Baaack! Thanks to YOU! Webcast originally on January 1st, 2017--We kick off the start of 2017 with a brand new offering about fake news, information overload, epistemological conundrums, choice nuggets of audio plunderphonia, new music, a look ahead at what might happen in 2017, and generally the BEST of the year (so far). Just kidding. We also have Rev. Twobeans' new Star Wars mix and some new (and older, rare) Negativland/OTE (Over the Edge) clips. Thanks to all who helped us get a new computer with which to create our mixes and continue our Latent Einstein Outreach Ministry. The title refers to quotes from Einstein (pictured) and Frank Zappa: two 20th Century geniuses we admire. - 3 hour mix.

NCN - The Cynical Xmas Show 2007 - Part 1 of 2

Sunday December 25 2016 12:00 AM

Part 1 of 2: A pastiche of different collages, mashups and novelty songs about the holiday, including some straight up traditional favorites. A lot of these are from a cynical, tasteless or twisted perspective (some NSFW). Includes a set on fed-up Santas and spoofs on Xmas as seen by other faiths. Originally broadcast, Christmas 2007 on

NCN - The Last Xmas Show

Sunday December 25 2016 12:00 AM

A mix made up mostly of various novelty songs about Christmas. We put this together in 2011, anticipating the End of the World before Christmas, 2012, but it never got put up, until now... Also played on December 22nd, 2013 on DFM (out of Amsterdam) and Plundercast. Has a 'creepy Christmas' set as well a many Bob Rivers parodies. Includes some weird ones like Mom And Daddy's 'O Holy Night' and some more traditional stuff as well. 3-hour show. Full content listing in ID3 tags of the mp3.

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