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The National Cynical Network is a Latent Einstein Outreach Ministry by Phineas Narco of the Church of the SubGenius. .

Published: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:45:37 -0400

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NCN Sunday Night Mix-Up - 10/28/06 - The Halloween 2006 Show

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 12:00:00 -0500

Webcast 2 days before actual Halloween in 2006, a rockin' great 2-hour collage program full of frightful sounds, noises, mash-ups, songs, and whatnot from NCN and other sources such as the Bride of Monster Mash site and various NCN projects (see Links for more details). 128kpbs mp3.

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NCN on Plundercast - 10/31/07 - Halloween 2007 Show - Part 1 of 2

Sat, 10 Nov 2007 12:00:00 -0500

Part 1 of 2: The Halloween 2007 Show, features original mixes, plus some Cheekyboy mashups stolen from the 2007 Mashing Pumpkins mash-up project. Negativland's Helter Stupid cut-up with Thomas Dolby, some modified versions of sequences from To Be, Or What on Over the Edge including a nice Psycho Norman Bates collage. Concludes with a spooky version of a Mary Poppins song by the elusive 'ARON9085'. To be continued. 128 kbps mode. 60 min.

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NCN on Plundercast - 10/31/07 - Halloween 2007 Show - Part 2 of 2

Wed, 14 Nov 2007 12:00:00 -0500

Part 2 of 2: Some mixes from To Be, Or What (Over the Edge), mashups from Mashing Pumpkins including Cheekyboy, and Fettdog, clips from NCN such as Pepridge Farms, Satan's Mailbox, Plutonium and clips of religious insanity from Paranoia (Needle in the Red), Enter Arethra by Deejay Cntrl. Clips from Halloween and an NCN Redux of Vincent Price on Boys. In 128kbps. 60 min.

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The National Cynical Network - The Walrus Cover Medley New Music Video

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 12:00:00 -0400

A video collage for our audio collage featuring at least a dozen different versions of The Beatles' "I Am the Walrus" in the audio portion alone. The concept, as it came out, is what goes through a Beatles' fans head in the moment she gasps with delight while watching from the audience of The Ed Sullivan Show. Caught in a momentary time warp, she has a psychedelic vision of the future. Special appearance by J.R. "Bob" Dobbs of the Church of the Subgenius.

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NCN on Plundercast - 11/04/08 - Spirit of Change

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 12:00:00 -0500

A 3 hour collage about change, hope and the 2008 Presidential Election. Could this new hope be the end of cynicism for all time?? "Hey, you can't arrest me for being cynical!" "Yes, we can". In .mov format. Much thanks to Green Lantern's wonderful 'Yes, We Can' mix! Some modified and new NCN pieces in here including 'Over the Top' and 'You Got to Be Crazy'.

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Music Video: National Cynical Network - You May Be Right

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 12:00:00 -0500

A music collage video about madness. This is a syntopical commentary, and expansive deconstruction of Billy Joel's song 'You May Be Right' (I May Be Crazy) in regards to Billy Joel's bipolar condition. Leitmotifs include: Bipolar as madness, madness as flight, the flight and fall of Icarus in Greek Mythology, madness as entertainment as evidenced through various cinematic psychopathic villains represented herein. Madness as escape. Madness as creativity, madness as destruction. Madness as strength. Madness ultimately as source, and the choice, of positive celebration. (Trivia Note - Phinny is actually singing the vocals on the audio track of this video, not Billy Joel).

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Needle in the Red - 01/22/09 - Tapioca Supernova (2009 Radio Edit Version)

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:00:00 -0500

The 2009 reboot of Episode 28 of 'Tapioca Supernova' (from the Needle in the Red Series) as an exuberant playing with form, an abstract outburst celebrating stream-of-consciousness transformation through recovery. The waking up, and expression, of emotion and passion, in circular and gingerly unfolding spiraling forms cascading infinitely throughout the cosmos. With pudding!. Features the singles 'Hit Me' and 'Sign of the Beastie' mashup 1 hr. In 128kbps mp3 format.

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Needle in the Red - Episode 49 - The Bastard Pop Hip Hop Show

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 12:00:00 -0500

This is the 60 min. radio edit version of this and it concentrates on hip hop oriented mash-ups (this is the 2010 version this program). It features the work of The Kleptones, DJ BC, Go Home Productions, Freelance Hellraiser, Nemozod, A Plus D, DJ Fox, Party Ben, Girl Talk, DJ Doc Rok, NCN and MORE! Safe for airplay but you might want to play it in safe harbor hours. N-words ahoy!

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New Video: Man's Search for Meaning

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 12:00:00 -0400

A lone man in Toronto protests his inability to go shopping at a mall during a time of rioting and civil unrest during the 2010 G20 protests in Toronto. Truly a metaphor for our times.

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The World Ends Next Monday (2010 Subgenius X-Day Remix Special Part 2 of 2)

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:00:00 -0400

Part 2 of 2 - A collage / mix / salute to the Subgenius X-Day Celebration on July 5th, 2010 at Brushwood, NY when the X-ists were supposed to come and spirit away the true believers in their pleasure saucers taking them away to Planet X. As heard on Plundercast and DFM streams. A dense music mix featuring clips from The Swinging Love Corpses, Hal and Stang at Brushwood, collages by Fernandinande Lemur and Norelpref, songs and pieces by National Cynical Network, work by Susie The Floozie, much UFO-related material, Puzzling Evidence Show, Subgenius Show from the 90's, Hour of Slack clips, Papa Joe Mama, much more! Full program available through the links associated with this podcast in the archives of the home site.

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The Puzzling Evidence 'Everything Relates to Avatar' Show (07/09/10)

Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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Needle in the Red - Episode 58 - The RedNarc Phone Show (Part 1 of 2)

Thu, 05 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Paranoia, In Perspective (Complete Uncut Program)

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:00:00 -0400

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 Some portions of this show might be NSFW and might be disorienting. Listener discretion is advised.

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NCN on Plundercast - Eye of the Hurricane (Complete Uncut NSFW Program)

Mon, 06 Sep 2010 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Songs About Home (NSFW, Uncut, Complete)

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Words (Complete, Uncut NSFW version)

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:00:00 -0400

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, and 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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Ear Candy (Complete, Uncut NSFW version)

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Mixtape for Warbear at 40 (NSFW)

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN - Guide to Being Depressed and Miserable

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0400

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!

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NCN on Plundercast - Identity Crisis

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - The Blue Moon Show

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Big Machine

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - The News

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - The Great Big Sex Music Mix

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Yankinem ('Weird Al' vs. Eminem)

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Best Bricks

Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Addictions

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Shock Treatment

Mon, 01 Aug 2011 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN, BCO and Univac - It's Game Time! (Narco Remix)

Tue, 06 Sep 2011 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Not My Body

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:00:00 -0500

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - A Show Made Up of Many Different Things

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:00:00 -0500

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!

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NCN on Plundercast - A Vague Recollection of Things to Come

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:00:00 -0500

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!

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NCN on Plundercast - Ambient Phone Trolls Part 1

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:00:00 -0500

Originally broadcast on January 15th, 2012 on and 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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Deconstructing Jacko (2012 Mix)

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Ambient Phone Trolls Part 2 (No Means No)

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - The NO DEVO Devo Show

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - The Davy Jones Memorial Tax Relief Voicejail Special

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Ambient Phone Trolls Part 3 (Who the Hell are You?)

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - The NO NIN Nine Inch Nails Show

Fri, 18 May 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - The NO DYLAN Bob Dylan Show

Mon, 28 May 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Fast Food Follies

Sun, 17 Jun 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Perked Up: The Coffee Show

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 -0400

This is a program that was first webcast on and also 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.

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NCN on Plundercast - The Titanic Megamix

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - All Things, Which Come My Way

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - John Lennon Revisited

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:00:00 -0400

Webcast on October 14th, 2012 on 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.

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NCN on Plundercast - 2012 Halloween Mix 1

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - 2012 Halloween Mix 2

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:00:00 -0500

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 We love them! 128kbps - 3 hours.

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NCN on Plundercast - All Things, Which Come My Way 2

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:00:00 -0500

Part 2 in a series. This came out very good! Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM ( 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!!

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NCN on Plundercast - The Idolically Screwed Election Special

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:00:00 -0500

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - King Mercury

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:00:00 -0500

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Hendrix Variations

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:00:00 -0500

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Steal This Show

Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:00:00 -0500

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'.

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NCN on Plundercast - Twisted Love Songs

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:00:00 -0500

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - Gratitude

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:00:00 -0500

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - The Short Attention Span Show 1 (2013 Mix)

Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:00:00 -0400

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.

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NCN on Plundercast - The Short Attention Span Show 2 (2013 Mix)

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:00:00 -0400

This is Part 2 of 'The Short Attention Span Show' was originally webcast on April 7th, 2013. It is a 3-HOUR hyper-edited stream of consciousness mix of various bulldada artifacts sure to satisfy your short attention span for the show's duration. All items are less than 2 min. long and many much less than that. Includes work by NCN, Negativland, Ellipse Elkshow, novelty songs, Puzzling Evidence Show clips, Minute(s) of Slack with Ivan Stang, Bob Rivers, Evolution Control Committee, The Kleptones, St. George Carlin, Jerky Boys, much, much more! - 128kbps NSFW in some places. Playlist is in the comment field of the mp3's ID3 tag.

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NCN on Pumpkinhead - The Scientology Remix Project (3-hour Digest Version)

Mon, 13 May 2013 12:00:00 -0400

Webcast on May 9th on KFJC with JC Clone on The Mr. Pumpkinhead Show, mixed live, this was a show remixing samples having to do with the controversy of Scientology. Originally a four hour program presented here on the podcast in post-produced, synthesized, 3-hour form. See the links associated with this archive at the NCN site ( to get the original uncut version of this show, etc. 128kbps mp3.

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NCN on Plundercast - The Daft Punk Show

Mon, 20 May 2013 12:00:00 -0400

This was webcast on 05/19/13 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam and contains many of the best Daft Punk mashups, some of which are not available anymore by themselves. Also includes a set of songs from Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' which had then become recently available in the middle of the mix. 128kbps mp3 - 3 hour mix.

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NCN on Plundercast - The Great Big Left and Right Show

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:00:00 -0400

This was webcast on June 2nd, 2013 on Plundercast and DFM. A 3 hour program in which we deconstruct and explore the Liberal vs. Conservative political dichotomy in this sometimes NSFW 3-hour program. What's behind the culture wars? Is political orientation genetically pre-determined? Or is it just a lifestyle choice? Will conservatives and liberals ever just get along? If you think there's a solution, are you part of the problem?? All is revealed. Or not. 128kbps mp3. See ID3 Tag for source of the links associated with this podcast archive at the NCN Home Site.

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NCN on Plundercast - The Back to the 60s Show

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:00:00 -0400

Created the week Doors' keyboardist Ray Manzarek passed away and webcast on May 26th, 2013: In this program, we go back to the 60's with 'The Doors' mashups, parodies, and songs, as well as Alan Watts, and mix material from Mixmaster and pieces by Devo and Bob Rivers. Also material from the NCN series 'Midnight Voicejail' episode 'How Does it Feel?". And filmmaker Aron Ranen researches the roots of iconic 60's places and characters such as Ram Dass in an unfinished documentary. Zappa remains cynical. A nostalgic look back to an inspired and tumultuous era which begs the question: did drugs hurt or help? 3-hour show. 128kbps mp3.

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NCN on Plundercast - The No Floyd Pink Floyd Show

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:00:00 -0400

As heard during the X-Day Plundercast Marathon for 2013 (then, in a slightly longer form), and webcast on DFM and Plundercast on July 7th, 2013... we have resurrected (re-made) this UNIQUE MIX from a crashed hard drive: our exploration of dozens and dozens of Pre-'Dark Side of the Moon' Pink Floyd song COVERS. Yes, NO PINK FLOYD will be heard in program, this is an ALL (obscure) PINK FLOYD (obscure cover) Show. A lot of the pieces derive from the Syd Barrett era of the band. SFW - 3 Hours. Note-The Playlist for this program is in the comment field of the ID3 tags embedded in the mp3 file itself. Enjoy.

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NCN on Plundercast - All Things, Which Come My Way 3

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:00:00 -0400

Webcast on July 14th, 2013 on DFM and Plundercast. This is a mixture of some 'best of' past shows as well as stuff we came upon this week. Includes Puzzling Evidence show clips, some mashups, covers, comedy and stuff from Press the Button. See comment field in the mp3's ID3 tags for full playlist, artwork and information. 128kbps 3-hour show.

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NCN on Plundercast - Ambient Phone Trolls 4 (Pranks Gone Wrong)

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:00:00 -0400

This NSFW and somewhat politically incorrect program was originally webcast on DFM out of Amsterdam and Plundercast on July 21st, 2013. It is the fourth part in our series of Phone Prank Calls set to ambient music (see the links associated with this program in the archives listing of the main NCN site). Some of these pranks are just wrong, others go wrong. You figure it out. Around 160 min. long, in 128kbps mp3 with full info in ID3 tags

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NCN - Shark Attack!

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:00:00 -0400

Webcast on Plundercast and DFM on August 4th, 2013. In this program we explore the depths of man's fear, and fascination, concerning sharks. A psychedelic ride through shark-infested waters which you can hear from the safety of your own home. From 'Sharknado' to variations on and remixes of the John Williams 'Jaws' theme, Rifftrax, movie clips, video gaming and songs galore, many new mixes. 3-hour collage show in 128kbps mp3 format.

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NCN on Plundercast - Insomnia: Music for Night Owls

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:00:00 -0400

This was webcast on August 11th, 2013 on Plundercast and DFM. It has been altered and improved since then. We are on live, Thursdays and Sundays 10pm Eastern. This is a show all about sleeping and not being able to sleep. Many of which were written by songwriters who were having trouble to sleep at the time, presumably. Also we have mixed in various instructional 'foreground' pieces. The first hour of the program is fairly psychedelic, the last 1/3 of the program is almost all songs having to do with insomnia. Phineas front and back announces. 128kbps - 3 hour show.

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NCN on Plundercast - For Your Protection

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:00:00 -0400

'For Your Protection' (Originally webcast Jan. 13th, 2012) is a mix about security, safe sex, safety and protection. Includes material from the NCN series 'Midnight Voicejail'. 3 hours. See links associated with this podcast in the archives section of the National Cynical Network's home site for more information. Playlist is in the ID3 tags of the 128kbps mp3.

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NCN on Plundercast - How to Get Lucky and Whatnot

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:00:00 -0400

This was webcast by NCN, Thursday the 19th of September, 2013 on Plundercast Web Radio, about a week after Friday the 13th, and it was all about Luck in all it's various guises and contains a number of lecture clips and spoken word pieces telling us how we can get lucky. Includes many songs about luck and fortune in general, throughout. What is luck? Can it be brought about? How can we get lucky. The answers lie within this program. Also much found sound collage material in the second half from various artists. 128kbps - 3 hour mp3.

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NCN on Plundercast - Cosmic Questions and Outtakes

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:00:00 -0400

Originally Webcast on 09.29.2013 - We are back from our hiatus last week when we mixed 'Your Brain is the Universe' with Big City Orchestra on their UB Radio Salon show in Alameda, CA. We play some of that show in this show, as well as never before heard mixed outtakes from the show. Also in our 'Questions' theme, we pay tribute to Ellipse Elkshow and with segments form his 2011 release 'King Question' which we love. Also, a requested Vincent Price set, car crash love songs and a number of surprises shared by friends the past week. 3 hours - 128kbps mp3.

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NCN on Plundercast - Shutting Down

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:00:00 -0400

Webcast on October 6th, 2013 - The lowdown on the shutdown, and show down, over Obamacare, the United States budget, and the debt ceiling, in October 2013. All material used fairly in this syntopical and unique artistic synthesis of the subject matter, i.e. our impression of the controversy. Starts with the first 15 minutes or so of the program 'Shock Treatment' of which this is a sister program. 3 hour show. 128kbps mp3.

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The Shining Remix Project

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:00:00 -0400

Webcast on October 17th, 2013 - Just in time for Halloween! A scary mix of different re-workings, variations, samplings, remixes, tributes and mashups all of, and about, the immortal Kubrick horror masterpiece, 'The Shining'. Pieces done by NCN and other media artists. Warning: contains dubstep. May not be suitable for more sensitive listeners. 128kbps Just over 3 hour mp3.

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NCN on Plundercast - The Star Wars Remix Project

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 -0500

Originally webcast on November 17th, 2013 on Plundercast and DFM streams - This is a program / mix about Star Wars, with remixes of music from the movies interspersed with funny songs about Star Wars. Contains some dubstep, as well as techno and house versions and other variations of recognizable themes from the movies. Many fan-made pieces in here, all under one roof. 3-hour show!

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NCN - Teen Spirit Variations

Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:00:00 -0500

A mix of variations on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana. 60 min. long. As heard in 'The Best of NCN 2013' webcast on DFM and on Plundercast on December 8th, 2013. A medley of many mash-ups, versions and covers. These are all excerpts of songs, no one song is heard complete. Check the mixcloud version of this program for appropriate playlist.

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NCN - 2014 Predictions and Whatnot

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Devoted to, and chock full of, predictions for the coming year from many voices around the web who claim to be able to foretell what is going to happen. Some other stuff in here too: including various songs, some mashups and a lot of new show excerpts from Skidmark Bob's great compilation series/show 'Pop Defect Radio' and their 2013 musical retrospective from late last year. This program was webcast on January 5th, 2014 on DFM out of Amsterdam and Plundercast - 3 hour show.

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NCN - Blade Running

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Webcast on Plundercast and DFM (out of Amsterdam) January 19th, 2014--This is our musical tribute to the classic 1982 film noir cyberpunk masterpiece 'Blade Runner' and features many remixes of sounds and music from the film, many remixes (particularly of the driving 'End Titles' theme) of musical pieces from Vangelis' soundtrack, clips from the 2007 25th Anniversary 3 cd-set (still available) and having nothing at all to do with Negativland's 1994 'Blade Runner Remix' when the soundtrack finally came out in the U.S. Yes, much has happened since then, in terms of DIY re-interpretations of this work, and we have the best of the best (in our humble opinion) all under one roof in this much listened-to and well attended program (we got upwards of 25 listeners for the show's final cut). This program is a little bit different than the webcast version in that it includes a great piece called the 'Surprise Mix' of the End Titles theme done by ARKiV who was a listener to the program and contributed that track. Thanks, ARKiV! - 3 hour mix. 128kbps mp3 with full playlist and info in ID3 tags.

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NCN - Songs to Haunt You

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:00:00 -0500

This program was webcast on January 26th, 2014--A collection of songs that have, more or less, a reputation for being 'haunting'. Some of these songs tell compelling and disturbing stories, others are more abstract and are more haunting in their tone. Almost all were mentioned in a recent Reddit thread about 'most haunting or bone-chilling songs'. Not for the faint of heart, some of these disturbing songs (like Immortal Technique's 'Dance with the Devil' here in its entirety) are NSFW. Listener discretion advised. These are pieces from various artists that will stick with you after listening. 3 hour program - 128kbps. Full playlist at Mixcloud and in ID3 tags of mp3.

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NCN - Ghostbustin': Songs for the Recently Departed

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Webcast on March 2nd, 2014 on DFM and Plundercast - This program pays tribute to some recent passages at the time of its making including Harold Ramis, Pete Seeger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob 2 from Devo, and ... cats. Yes cats. RIP Geesha. Might have some NSFW comedy material therein. 3-hour mix.

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NCN - The Dog Show (2014 Mix)

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Ultra-dense mix originally from a 2011 show, recut and re-mastered for March 9th, 2014 with mixed samples from Ellipse Elkshow, The Value Village People, Negativland, Mash Puppies, Out of Phase, The Bran Flakes, The Onion, mrSimon, George Carlin, NCN's Midnight Voicejail, Woody Allen, 'Weird Al', The Simpsons, Longmont Potion Castle, Brad Sucks, Tom Lehrer, Good Cue Sign (from Red Hand Dave), The Aquabats, Ogden Edsel, Ask Dr. Science, Duck's Breath Mystery Theater, The Seven Stooges, many more!

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NCN - The Eckhart Tolle Remix

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Originally webcast on June 24th, 2012 on DFM and Plundercast--This program remixes a lot of material from spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle's 'The Power of Now' which advocates the stilling of, and non-identification with, the mind as a means to spiritual enlightenment. Many songs are used to illustrate and augment philosophical points, with Phineas popping in and out of the mix to channel Mr. 1:15, back announce, and express skepticism at the time, while praising Tolle's soft and compelling speaking voice. We since have come to believe that Tolle was right on many levels. Shades of light and shadow abound in this 3-hour mix.

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NCN - One of Our Planes

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Webcast on March 23rd, 2014 during the Malaysian Flight MH370 disappearance this program examines the subject of missing planes, past and present: from Amelia Earhart to Gary Powers' U2, the mystery of TWA Flight 800, and more current events. Some rare Live Negativland pieces about U2 and related Howland Island 'Over the Edge' material from 1992; also stuff from 'Bombscare', work by Larry Stepniak, Uncle Onan Canobite of the Church of the Subgenius, rx, and variations, mixes and theories relating to 'LOST' as well as music by The Hadron Big Bangers, latest Midnight Voicejail in the last half hour of the program (which may be NSFW) and more! - A 3-hour program.

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NCN - Songs About Blindness and Whatnot

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0400

This program was webcast originally on 12/05/10 and re-done a bit for 03/30/2014 on It is about blindness, seeing, hiding, information overload, and other leitmotifs that run through. Featuring work by Middle Class Rut, Cassette Boy, Porcupine Tree, Blancmange, The Kleptones, The Streets, NCN, Fear, ToToM, a 'Black Hole Sun' versions medley put together by NCN, Seelenluft, Girl Talk, DJ Schmolli, Skism, much more. 128kbps, 3 hour show.

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NCN - The Floor Show

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM on April 13th, 2014: A show about floors, carpeting: songs and music about flooring IN celebration of our new carpet at NCN. We also pay tribute to our late friend Darren who sadly passed away a year ago in the first 35 minutes of this program presenting some of his favorite songs. Featuring work by Red Carpet, The National Hardwood Floor Association, Fernandenande Lemur, Major Lazer, DJ Schmolli, Ultra 396, Drowning Pool, DJ Shylock, The Onion Radio News, James Larrance, The Hadron Big Bangers, Phineas Narco and Mudwick, many more. A 3 Hour Mix in all.

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NCN - Backward Noodles

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Webcast on DFM out of Amsterdam and Plundercast on Sunday the 27th of April, 2014. This webcast is an eclectic mix we were originally going to call 'All Things Which Come My Way 4' but over the course of the week it evolved into 'Backward Noodles'. The program includes clips from the NCN programs 'Play It Backwards' and the newly released 'Nervous Noodles'. Also wonderful obscure work from fr334all.2 on, The Caretaker, DJ Lobsterdust, Luxurious Dagger, AcidTrasH, Baconhanger, El Barto and Liam B, Negativland, Hooverphonic, Frank Zappa and more.

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NCN - All Things, Which Come My Way 4

Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00:00 -0400

This is a mix of some recent discoveries, and some older material, in this very eclectic mix. Fourth in a series. As heard on DFM and Plundercast on May 4th, 2014. We mix it up a bit during part of this program creating some unique combinations. See the Mixcloud link or the ID3 tags inside the mp3 for complete playlist. - 3 hour mix.

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NCN - Mommy Issues

Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00:00 -0400

This was webcast on Sunday, Mother's Day, May 11th, 2014 on DFM and Plundercast. Kind of a dark, but sometimes moving, mix about motherhood and Mommy issues. Mixed in: material from an old Negativland/Over the Edge show called 'Mom and Dad' and our offering to the Red Hand Dave tape compilation from the 80s which is probably our earliest collage work. - 3 hour mix. This is a companion piece to 'Mom and Dad' as well as 'Daddy Issues' completing a trilogy.

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NCN - A Long Distance Dedication

Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 -0400

This is in part a retrospective of Casey Kasem Collages, but NOT including the Original 'U2' EP by Negativland (pictured), but variations on the same. Look up 'These Guys Are From England, and Who Gives a Shit?' by Negativland for the original and other played variations. Includes some parodies, pranks and tributes. Also work by other DJs (of the other sort) including DJ Hickory, DJ Twobeans, Eric Kleptone, Tower of Tongues from Red Hand Dave, DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot, DJ Food, The Subgenius Show "Best" of the 90s, Ronald Redball, BudtheWeiser, Scott Lawler, I Cut People, DJ Falcon and The Rudy Schwartz Project. - A 3 hour mix.

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NCN - NegatiVariations and Whatnot

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Just as webcast on June 22nd, 2014 - Remixes of works Negativland, mostly of their recent release to the web of their master recording tracks (or 'stems') of 'U2 - Negativland' their controversial 1991 EP featuring outtakes of Casey Kasem (RIP). Plus excerpts from the newest NCN release, the Subgenius-oriented 'Kill Me', a technology set, and work by Neu!, Eris Tsubasa, ARKiV, dev random, Kamasutra, DJ Tripp, The Boredoms, Neil Cicierega, Cloud Surfer, WRP, Sheer Zed and more! - A 3-hour mix.

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NCN - Last Tooth on the Left

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Another mix in NCN's inimitable style, this time concerning teeth, tooth care and dentists. "How do you take care of your teeth?" The 1 hour radio edit of this program was heard on WREK in Atlanta on "Bob"'s Solacktime Funhouse. Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM on November 27th, 2011 when we had to get that tooth in question extracted, this mix is remixed a little bit for July 09, 2014. Includes the piece 'The Klein vs. Gilmour Dentistry Suite' sprinkled into the initial comedy montage in the program. The suite compares Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's guitar playing style to a dentist's drill. Much comedy in here (with some possibly NSFW language) as well as all manner of music, novelty songs, mash-ups, collages, various memes and comic commentary as well as some disturbing material all in this almost 2 hour and 37 minute mix.

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NCN - One of Our Planes v2.0

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400

As webcast on July 20th, 2014: A full REDUX and Remix of our show from 03/24/14 detailing the first Malaysian flight MH370 that was lost, now updated to reflect the very tragic current events of the recent week namely passenger jumbo jet MH17 being shot down over the Ukraine. An act of terror? As before, this program examines the historical subject of lost planes and aviation mysteries in times of war and peace: from Amelia Earhart to the U2 spyplane and related Howland Island 'Over the Edge' material from 1992; also work by Larry Stepniak, Uncle Onan Canobite of the Church of the Subgenius, rx, our Bombscare program, and variations and theories relating to 'LOST' as well as music by The Hadron Big Bangers, surreal comedy from The Subgenius Show from The 1980s, new material from Porcupine Tree, and a number of leftover Negativland - U2 remixes that were NOT in our program 'NegatiVariations and Whatnot'! Also mash-ups by Ed Home, Pimpdaddysupreme and more! A 3-hour show. Superior to it's predecessor.

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NCN - Hunting and Gathering

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Webcast on July 27th, 2014 - Just a lot of different bits and pieces we collected from various places including older and new bits as well as some new new mixes by us. There are some leitmotifs in this program including: sports, lumps, black vs. white, dirty dancing, quantum theory, etc. 3 hour Mix - in 128kbps of course.

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NCN - The Devo Show

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400

A tribute to the spud boys and their comeback in 2010! This is a new edit of this show with new songs by Devo, also mash-ups covers, parodies, and remixes, more obscure Devo songs than usually heard, as well as classic stuff that was re-mastered in 2008. Includes work by Go Home Productions, ToTom, DJ Smakc!, The Dogs, NCN, OCCUPANT, Dananananaykroyd, Devo 2.0, A Plus D, Philip Steir, and The Illuminoids. Includes some covers of 'Beautiful World', some lesser heard songs by the spud-boys, including TV show themes as well as a versions medley of 'Be Stiff', songs about and inspired by The SixtiesThis is the new 2010 version of this show. This program is NSFW and not safe for terrestrial airplay, probably. Please review before broadcasting as heard on WBCQ and Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam. - Over 2 1/2 hours in all.

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NCN - Counting Sheep (and Pigs)

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0400

As heard on August 10th, 2014 on DFM and Plundercast: The first two hours of this primarily dark and psychedelic mix is dedicated to sheep, while the final hour is about pigs and swine flu. The final hour is the radio edit version of 'If Pigs Could Fly (The Swine Flu Show)' and does contain some Robin Williams (RIP) in the mix as it turned out, and is a slightly different mod or mix from what has been heard in the past, such as on "Bob"'s Slacktime Funhouse on WREK, Atlanta.Some portions may be NSFW. Much Thanks to Rev. Xister of Subgenius for letting us use his Pink Floyd Animal Farm Remixes originally done for Slanderbob's show on KAOS Radio Austin, amongst the other variations on those songs. - 3 hours in total.

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NCN - The Final Devival (Part 1)

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0400

This is mostly material (outtakes and performances) from the March, 1998 pre-X-Day goings on in the Pacific Northwest (Portland and Seattle) 4 months prior to the original X-Day (July 5th, 1998) Subgenius celebration. However, this program doesn't get into the material from that event until about half an hour into the program. We mix it up with various 'PR Gnus' segments from F. Lemur, Richard Cheese parody, various mashups. Performances at the event include Phineas Narco, Ivan Stang (declaring 'War on God!'), Rev. Sterno, Rev. Crawford and The Duke of Uke. Includes a special trip to The Mystery Hole with the Doktors along with other surprises. - 3 hour program in all may be NSFW in some places.

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NCN - The Semi Mars Show (2014 Mix)

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400

From 09.28.2014 - We mix up some Mars material (and whatnot) from the likes of Ivan Stang, Susie the Floozie, Puzzling Evidence and Negativland (from their 'Probing Mars' program from December 1993) Also Onan Canobite with his 'This Planet is Mars' theory and unrelated-to-Mars material such as Gitar, The Bran Flakes, The Evolution Control Committee, Wolfbait, Fernandenande Lemur, Just John, Silica Gel, Steinski and the Mass Media, The Kleptones, Thriftshop XL, Supercut, and UFO Phil! - 3 hour show in 128kbps.

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NCN - Songs About Mary

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400

A 3-hour program dedicated to Mary and songs about Mary. Dedicated to the loving memory of Gonkwheat (RIP), or Mary, whose 47th Birthday was the week it aired! Many many 'Mary' Songs. Originally webcast November 3rd, 2013 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam. We miss you, Pippi! You will appreciate this show if you are a Mary or have a Mary in your life. A Grand Old Name! Note--This program has been updated for 2014 to include DJ Schmolli's mashup 'Mary, Proud Mary'. The original 2013 version is on Mixcloud. 128kbps 3 hour program.

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NCN - October Mystery Mix

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Webcast on October 5th, 2014--Sometimes melancholic and wistful With a lot of thanks to comic relief by the great DJ No Breakfast, which you should check out, this was almost called 'Covers and Such' or 'All That Comes My Way 5' and was based around a great Lorde Cover that happens in its third hour. You'll just have to read the playlist at mixcloud or in the tags to find out what all else is in it. 3 hour show - 128kbps.

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NCN - Bootycore 2014

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Possibly NSFW cultural overview: This was from October 12th, 2014--a mix all about 'Da Butt' aka your rear end. A universal subject. Many mash-ups, but not restricted to those. Quite a lot of hip hop and rap songs are represented in this mix, but also country, punk, comedy and yes, rock. The last half hour is the complete radio edit of Midnight Voicejail Episode 25: Perry Stone in which a 1980s Silicon Valley voicemail community member's box is mistaken for the hotline of a local shock shock radio host. See mix contents in ID3 tags of the mp3 - 3 hours.

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NCN - Deconstructing Floyd

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Webcast on Plundercast and DFM on January 15th, 2010: this is our exhaustive, and uniquely-blended, (almost 4 hour) Floyd-a-thon presented in a mix of Pink Floyd mash-ups, rarities, versions, variations, mixes, remixes, NCN pieces, live performances, mods, and covers. This mix runs the gamut of their career from the Syd Barrett era to their respective solo careers. Includes material from 'Deconstructing the Wall', a group collaboration by members of the Negativland fan mailing list 'Snuggles'. This program is part of a quadrilogy of PInk Floyd Tributes by NCN: including 'Best Bricks', 'Dark Side Variations' and 'The No Floyd Pink Floyd Show'. See the links associated with the listing for this program in the archives section of the NCN home site for more information.Full Playlist in ID3 Tags of the 128kbps mp3. Note-The 2-Part Mixcloud version of this program has back annoucements and playlists, the podcast version does not. Check comment field of the ID3 tags in the podcast mp3.

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NCN - The Rain Show

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Been meaning to do this program for a while now: songs and musical pieces about the rain. This was well-received and webcast on Dec. 14th, 2014, on NCN and DFM out of Amsterdam, in the midst of a big thunderstorm in California (which was in the midst of a drought). Wistful and moving works, elegantly blended, mostly punctuated by the soothing susurration of rainfall. - 3 hour mix. Includes Episode 13 of Midnight Voicejail: 'Weather'.

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NCN - Anger Therapy

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500

This program is about anger and was webcast on January 25th, 2015 on Plundercast and DFM. It is a hybrid show of the past un-released programs 'Escape from Anger' and 'Angry Music' along with some surprises from the current and recent era. This show seeks to be a cathartic release designed to soothe the savage beast-ness out in the listening ether. We are using the same graphic picture from the now defunct 'Angry Music' mix (sometimes these programs take years to truly develop into themselves). This mix spends time on remixed sequences philosophically examining anger along with inter-cut medley flourishes of mash-ups and other 90's era 'complaint rock' sets, interspersed with other tangential material - a 3 hour program.

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NCN - The Earth Sleeps Alone

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Webcast on Feb. 22nd, 2015--Songs, pieces and remixes about loneliness, specifically the loneliness of earth: a sole planetary spaceship upon which we all reside, adrift in a vast cosmic ocean. Also: the prospect of aliens. Are we alone? Might be the first of our 'Elements Series', we'll see. Includes remixes of 'The Derek Tape' phone conversation and some material from Pop Defect Radio. Includes Who Made Who, Contemporary Casuals, DJ Frane, DJ Jurgen, Hellpope Huey, Kumquat, Negativland, Mastermix, Mr Simon, Midnight Voicejail, Over the Edge, Pilchard, Symphony of Science, The Former Yugoslavia, The Caretaker, Casey Kasem and a Gary Owens tribute. Plus Much More. A 3-hour collage/mix/show. NSFW Language?

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