National Cynical Network News The latest headlines from National Cynical Network. Copyright 2017 National Cynical Networken-usTue, 25 Jul 2017 22:27:58 -0400Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:27:58 -0400 (Phineas Narco) (Phineas Narco)NCN on 'Over the Edge' on KPFA Tonight 12am 7/31/08Sun, 13 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400NCN will be on Negativland's radio show, 'Over the Edge' the NIGHT of July 31st at midnight Pacific Time (technically the morning of August 1st) 2008. This show will be a live mix largely consisting of Voicejail material. The other members of the 'group' will be there in electronic form, and you can talk to them via the phone. It will be the first 'phones open' (receptacle programming) show that Don has done in two years. You can listen to it at The KPFA Website at the time of broadcast. Use Time Zone Converter to find the time of broadcast for your area., 10pm EST 'Don't Take it Personally' (Complete Version)Sat, 06 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500Tonite's Show - Sunday, Dec. 6th, 10PM EST! DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY (Complete, original version)(On Dec. 6th, 10pm EST!) Click the green "Listen Live!" button below DURING THE SCHEDULED SHOWTIMES ONLY or else it won't work.... About Freedom and WhatnotThu, 04 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400Put Together by Phineas Narco and originally webcast on on June 4th, 2009, and adapted as a 2-hr. program for terrestrial radio in July, 2012, this program is loosely built around the subject of freedom, with monologues by Phineas Narco and various source material including Negativland, DJ Earworm, Voicedude, Overdub, Fidelski, Girl Talk, Evolution Control Committee, DJ Morgoth, Dan Mei and Marc Johnce, Electrosound, Acoustic Alchemy, Pheugoo many others. on KFJC 09/14/09Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400Phinny will be at KFJC in Los Altos Hills, This Monday 9/14/09. Presenting a Midnight Voicejail Show featuring material from "The Rest of Voicejail", "Voicejail 2.0" and "Tales from the Answering Machine".... go to their website for internet listen links at that time to tune in or tune to 89.7 at that time (if you are in the South Bay or San Francisco Bay Area) to listen![Plundercast] The 'Helter Stupid' 20th Anniversary SpecialThu, 22 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400Featuring the Ultimate overview of Negativland's "Helter Stupid" including 'Christianity is Stupid', the original, entire cd (released in 1989), and the "Over the Edge" show 'Helter Stupid' and clips from the 'Helter Stupid 2' show, which was also on Over the Edge. in the Archives: 'Xmas Leftovers' from 2009Sun, 27 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500This program was put together in 2009 and originally webcast post-holiday on 12/27/2009. A lot of these tracks can be found in the mash-up albums 'A Very Bootie Xmas' and 'A Very Bootie Xmas 2' which can probably be found on the web. Podcast Up - 'Xmas Leftovers' (2009) (Radio Edit Version)Sun, 27 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500An irreverent and energetic mix looking at Christmas called 'Xmas Leftovers'. This is the 60 min. radio edit version of this program, originally heard on the 27th of December, 2009 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam. Features excerpts of Christmas parody songs by Bob Rivers, a versions medley of 'White Christmas' with material from Corporate Blossom, Scooter from Innerside Radio, Hellpope Huey, Divide and Kreate, DJ John, DJ BC, Tom Lehrer, Monty Python, Mojochronic, Go Home Productions, DJ Schmolli, National Cynical Network, Paddy Roberts, and the absolute worst rendition of 'O Holy Night' ever recorded. 128kbps mp3., 'Kleptone Mania!' - on Plundercast stream 10pm - 1am ESTSun, 03 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Next Show: Thursday, January 7th, 10PM EST! "KLEPTONE MANIA!" (Best of the Kleptones v 2.0 alternate mix)(On Thursday, Jan. 7th, 10pm EST!) A tribute show to mash-up group The Kleptones, who's double 'album', 24 Hours and their latest great effort from their latest album 'Uptime/Downtime' form the backbone of the program. New pieces by NCN will also be unveiled as well as material from Midnight Voicejail, DJ Bootiestein, The Rev. Late Buddie Holly, Joe Sledgehammer, Frame by Frame, and more. FloydFri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Webcast 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. Tonight - The Bastard Pop Hip Hop Show - 2010 Version - Jan. 14th at 10pm EST Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Next Show: Thursday, January 14th, 10PM EST! Bastard Pop Hip Hop Show (On Thursday, Jan. 14th, 10pm EST!) This week's show concentrates on hip hop oriented mash-ups (the 2010 version of Episode 39 of the Needle in the Red series). Featuring the work of The Kleptones, DJ BC, Go Home Productions, Freelance Hellraiser, Nemozod, A Plus D, DJ Fox, Party Ben, Girl Talk, The Kleptones, DJ Doc Rok, NCN and MORE! ..... ubRadio SALON #110 (4-6pm US PST) featuring: WOBBLY, ECC and PHINEAS NARCOWed, 17 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500TUNE IN WEDNESDAY, 17-FEBRUARY 2010 4-6PM (US Pacific Standard Time) for Europe: THURSDAY, 18-FEBRUARY 01.00-03.00 (Central Europe Time CET/GMT +2hr) ubRadio SALON episode #110 LIVE WEB BROADCAST / STREAMING INTERNET RADIO on DFM RTV INT - TONITE: the return of WOBBLY, TradeMark G./ECC and PHINEAS NARCO... NatureWed, 17 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500This is the NCN version of a program we originally did on February 17th, 2010 at the UB Studios with NCN, Wobbly, TradeMark G of the Evolution Control Committee, and hosted by Big City Orchestra (with Das and Ninah Pixie) on their show at the time. It was mixed live, and then this is the version post-produced by Phineas Narco and The National Cynical Network. Tonight: 'Naturally Industrial' 10pm - 1am ESTSun, 21 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Sunday, Feb. 21st, 2010 at 10PM - 1AM EST! "Naturally Industrial" The centerpiece for tonight's show is the mix Phineas did with Big City Orchestray, Evolution Control Committee's TrademarkG and Wobbly. NSFW. Includes NCN piece 'Spider' from Midnight Voicejail some philosophical mash-ups, as well as industrial music and songs about nature. We are also on DFM Radio out of Amsterdam on the Sunday Night Show for the 10pm to 1am (EST) portion of the show! Also, you can join us via IRC, in the #plundercast room on the server! Devo ShowThu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Thursday, Feb. 25th, 2010 - "The Devo Show" (2010 Version) A tribute to the spud boys and their long-awaited comeback! New songs by Devo including their new single 'Fresh', 'Don't Shoot, I am a Man!" also mash-ups covers and remixes, and more obscure Devo songs as well as classic stuff that was re-mastered in 2008. This is the 2010 version of this show. Completely new! at BCO 30th Anniversary Show at Cafe DuNord in San Francisco at 1/31/10 8pm PSTTue, 20 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400There won't be a Plundercast tomorrow night as I will also be performing with them at the Cafe DuNord in San Francisco. That show starts at 8pm PST. If you are in the area, feel free to come to the show!! Cafe DuNord Go here for more information. Some of that show might be on live at that time at DFM if you tune in then. Please feel free to come to the show if you're in the bay area! 2170 MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114 PHONE: 415.861.5016 FAX: 415.861.7374 of Last Sunday's Performance at Cafe Du NordTue, 20 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400From left to right in these videos (seated) is Wobbly, TradeMarkG of the Evolution Control Committee and Phineas Narco... on Over the Edge and Puzzling Evidence Show on KPFA Tonight at Midnight (PST)Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Phineas Narco of The National Cynical Network will be on KPFA tonight 4/22/10 (Thursday Night / Friday Morning) from 12am - 5am (PST) mashing up Beatles samples from 12am - 3am on Negativland's Radio Show 'Over the Edge' with Don Joyce of Negativland, TradeMarkG from The Evolution Control Committee and Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) and then staying over for The Puzzling Evidence Show from 3am - 5am. Tune in to hear radio history being made by going to and listening to the live feed at that time., 02 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400This is a sound collage (NSFW) mix all about bombs and terrorism and wa part of the short 'Telecrime' series (originally done by Don Joyce of Negativland and Phineas Narco) in the mid 1990's and re-done (or 'augmented') for 2010. It was webcast on DFM and Plundercast radio on May 2nd, 2010. Food FolliesThu, 27 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Exploring fast food culture (particularly in America) the obesity epidemic, it's causes and effects. Songs, collage, news and comedy. Includes rarely heard live performance of NCN, Bran Flakes and Big City Orchestra playing 'Eat This' live at the first Omnimedia in San Francisco in 1998. of the Floydatar Event - June 6th, 2010 - In Second LifeSun, 06 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400Yay! Check out the slideshow of these pics from the event: when you get a chance! Thanks to Ninah of BCO and Nootski of DFM for taking these pics at the event! Floydatar is going to be shown AGAIN in Second Life in the next couple of weeks. Exact dates and times are TBA! Stay tuned! on Over the Edge July 8th at Midnight (PST) Money MusicWed, 09 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400Money Music - Mixing and creating music all about money LIVE on KPFA (94.1 FM in the SF Bay Area) with Don Joyce of Negativland, Otis Fodder of The Bran Flakes, TradeMarkG from The Evolution Control Committee, Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) and Phineas Narco of The National Cynical Network. The show starts Midnight, the night of July 8th, 2010; which is technically July 9th 12am (PST). Running time is 3 hours. on Plundercast Tonight with Narco Edit of Money Music 10pm ESTFri, 11 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400Money Music - Mixing and creating music all about money took place LIVE on KPFA's show 'Over the Edge' a few days ago and featured Don Joyce of Negativland, Otis Fodder of The Bran Flakes, TradeMarkG from The Evolution Control Committee, Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) and Phineas Narco of The National Cynical Network. The Narco-edit is on Tonight, Sunday, 10pm Eastern Standard Time. - in Second Life - Tomorrow (6/27/10) Final Two Shows!!!Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400An extra-long marathon, celebrating X-Day 2010 the (so far) yearly Subgenius BLOWOUT which is taking place, AT THIS VERY MOMENT, as we stream, at Brushwood, New York. with a roundup of NCN STUFF and Hour of Slack X-Day Specials celebrating the day that "Bob" gets us THE HELL OFF THIS PLANET via The X-ists (knock on wood), Includes clips from last year's Puzzling Evidence show from around this time, songs about X-Day by NCN and many old Subgenius favorites. A streamlined version of this will be on again this Sunday at 10pm EST on Plundercast and DFM. in Second Life June 6th, 2010 !!Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400THIS FEATURE HAS BEEN BANNED FROM YOUTUBE - AUTONOMOUS MEDIA PLAYGROUND in association with The National Cynical Network presents: FLOYDATAR - Last two Shows! An immersive film experience in Second Life - SUNDAY, JUNE 27th, 2010 (AMP, Sub Zero)... Podcast Up - Recent Puzzling Evidence Show with PhineasFri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Narco 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. on Over the Edge Thursday Night-Friday Morning 12am (PST)Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Money Music - Mixing and creating music all about money LIVE on KPFA ( (94.1 FM in the SF Bay Area) with Don Joyce of Negativland, Otis Fodder of The Bran Flakes, TradeMarkG from The Evolution Control Committee, Wobbly (Jon Leidecker) and Phineas Narco of The National Cynical Network. The show starts Midnight, the night of July 8th, 2010; which is technically July 9th 12am (PST) OR for Eastern Standard Time, starting at 3am. Running time is 3 hours but Phineas will probably stay over for the Puzzling Evidence Show. Week's Show is 'Deconstructing Dutch' (The Ronald Reagan Remix) Thurs. and Sun. 10pm - 1am (EST)Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Thursday 8/12/10 and Sunday 8/15/10 at 10pm EST, The National Cynical Network presents: Needle in the Red - Episode 56 - Deconstructing Dutch (The Ronald Reagan Remix). World Premiere of the 2010 Expanded version of 'Deconstructing Dutch' (The Ronald Reagan Remix). This newly expanded, nearly 3-hour collage explodes the Ronald Reagan mythos and pieces it back together again, with brylcream and jelly beans, in all it's bewildered glory. Join us for a psychedelic tour through the Reagan years and beyond, their impact on our culture, and their influence on world politics past and future. Could we be turning again? All shall be revealed! Includes work from Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza, The Tape Beatles, Diego Music Creations, NOFX, Bonzo Goes to Washington, Crystal Method, Reagan Youth, Chris Burke, Doug Kahn, Cliff Roth, Bob Rivers, Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Scooter's Innerside Radio from KPFT, NIN, Negativland, and Ron Reagan Jr. Headphones recommended for this never-before-heard extravaganza! Thursday and Sunday at 10pm Eastern Standard Time (7pm Pacific) on (Will be re-streamed on Sunday, at 10pm EST also on out of Amsterdam)! Show: 'This Week in History' (Tonight and Sunday 10pm EST / 2am GMT)Thu, 09 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400This week's program is called 'This Week in History' and features songs, audio collages and music all about 9/11 and it's aftermath - The War on Terror. Featuring work from The National Cynical Network including the Midnight Voicejail episode '2001' which was written about in The Metro newspaper when it first was broadcast on KFJC, clips from the unreleased 'The Orange, The Black and the Red' from 2003, and the Needle in the Red episode 'Bombscare'. Additional material by The Kleptones, Stephen McQuillen, Steinski, Jello Biafra, George Carlin, Negativland, Peter Gabriel, and many others. CandySun, 17 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400Originally webcast on October 17th, 2010, this mix program 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' a show mixed by Phineas Narco, TradeMarkG of The Evolution Control Committee, Big City Orchestra and UNIVAC live on the UBRADIO Salon Show. for WarbearSun, 24 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400My friend Warbear, in Italy, turned 40 this week. This is a collection of songs and pieces that he reminds me of, and which remind me of him as well as reflections on turning 40. Includes the piece 'Invocations to my Demon Brother' which we made together and has frightened audiences all over Italy. CrisisSun, 07 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0400The new 75 min. uncut, long-playing, tracked, nsfw version of 'Identity Crisis' is up at bandcamp in the format of your choice (including lossless) on a name-your-own-price basis. Also includes the 60 min. radio edit, artwork, liner notes, and two .avi videos in the package. Go get 'em. Much thanks to ToToM, Negativland, The Value Village People, The Bran Flakes and Irixx who all have guest tracks on the program. week's Plundercast is 'Big Machine' (new show) Sunday and Thursday 10pm EDT!Thu, 02 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500This week's (new) show-slash-ride.. is called 'Big Machine' and is a collage show about man's relationship to technology and it's increasing co-dependent nature, origins and destiny. in the Red PilotSat, 25 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500This is the original and may be NSFW version! This aural ride runs the gamut from gloriously amateurish psychedelia, trance, industrial, and voicemail art, always keeping the experimental edge going and keeping you guessing while it lulls you into a false sense of insecurity. An audio journey through dark and jarring soundscapes with bizarre and absurd flights of fancy. This pilot kicked off the series from which further programs came. By Phineas Narco and The National Cynical Network. Essential 'best of' clips from a 'gothi-comedy' collage program, originally produced for KFJC in 2003. 2010Sat, 25 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500This week's (new) show... is called 'Xmas 2010' and has pieces by NCN, many mashups, and novelty songs! Tune in for a cynical symphony devoted to the holidays! Normal and EverythingSun, 02 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500These are the 2009 and final versions of Part 1, 2 and 3 of the 'Really Normal and Everything' Trilogy. Featuring Wobbly as Mr. Chemistry Homework, Ronald Redball, Joe Sledgehammer, Alexander T. Newport, Don Joyce of Negativland, and Phineas Narco. Everything old is new again. FOUR HOURS of dark, and funny weirdness for your ear drums! is now up at Soundcloud and BandcampMon, 03 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500Stream the 60 min. Radio Safe version and the Uncut 70 min. NSFW version of this program. An intense, rough and darkly humorous sound collage ride and / or mediage concept album about isolation and hiding. Put together by Phineas Narco and The National Cynical Network. This is the 2011 version of this cd and is on bandcamp and soon, iTunes. Includes NCN mods of work by Wayne Butane and DJ Zebra, a re-worked Chris Cornell demo, as well as some mixing by Don Joyce of Negativland and the voices of Phineas Narco, Alexander T. Newport, Ronald Redball and Joe Sledgehammer. is StupidThu, 20 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500A 3+ hour Collage / Compilation/ Creation which mixes up 'Christianity is Stupid' (the episode of Negativland's Radio show 'OVER THE EDGE' from April, 1991) with NCN's 'The Great Big Jesus Show'. Features a live in concert version of Christianity is Stupid from their live show at the Oasis in that same year. MoneyMon, 24 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500This is a sound collage / compilation / program / mix which musically explores the idea of 'peak money' and it's implications; a snapshot in time of various views of the ongoing and current economic crisis. Money as the lifeblood of the world, and other sonic meditations on money. This program is not for profit. Any proceeds go toward the NCN sound collage project. Some tracks are free. 79 min. program. Some parts may be NSFW. Madness (The Mental Disorders Show)Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500This is a 'double-album' length collage / mix / program that deals with the subjects of mental illness, labeling, psychiatric medications, their legitimacy, ADHD, stigma, marginalized and recovery through transformation. This is, by far, the most popular, listened to and downloaded program on the NCN site. Now available to stream for free, or get for a small donation to the NCN project. Not for profit. Some parts may be NSFW. Dutch: The Ronald Reagan Remix now up on BandcampFri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500A collage of collages, this program presents various cut-ups of Ronald Reagan by NCN and others are presented here in a psychedelically dissociated, non-linear collage format. This was originally a one hour program, and has been expanded. For the purpose of commentary, comparison and criticism of the Reagan mythos and some of its artifacts. This is playing tonight on, and Slander Bob's W-Slack from KAOS Radio Austin. is StupidSun, 13 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500This is a mix of a show called 'Christianity is Stupid' from Negativland's radio show 'Over the Edge' recorded originally in April of 1991 on KPFA, mixed with clips from NCN's 'The Great Big Jesus Show' collage mix about Jesus. It includes a religious debate between band members (in character) and actual live callers contributing to the debate. Other rarities are included such as different versions of the Negativland piece 'Christianity is Stupid' and discussion about it. The Great Big Jesus Show is here in its complete form: And the excerpted 'Over the Edge' Show 'Christianity is Stupid' is available here: at Negativland's Site. Don't KnowSun, 27 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500Hey, this week's program is called 'I DON'T KNOW' sounds a bit like The Puzzling Evidence Show on in some places. The Puzzling Evidence Show is on KPFA 94.1 in Berkeley, CA. and has been running in one form or another since 1981. This show includes some rare clips, yak tapes, bulldada and all given the NCN program treatment. Plays 2/27/11 at 10pm Eastern. Phinny will be on the Puzzling Evidence show ("Bob" willing!) on 3/4/11 12am-5am on KPFA 94.1 in Berkeley, CA. END IS NHGH is now available on BandcampTue, 08 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500'THE END IS NHGH' (pronounced 'nee-gee') includes clips from Phinny's appearance on The Puzzling Evidence Show with Dr. Howl, Puzzling Evidence and Philo Drummond of the Church of the Subgenius and which was broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 FM in the SF Bay Area and took place on March 4th, 2011. Other surprises too of an as of yet unspecified nature. Ahem, yes. This 3-hour show will be on Sunday the 6th at 10pm EST / 7pm PST / 3am GMT on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam. This program is available in its entirety (with two hidden bonus track) on a name-your-own-price basis in .flac, .ogg., .mp3, and a variety of formats. Or stream and listen for free here. Some parts may be NSFW. Week's Show is ''The End is NHGH" (3/06/11 - Sun. 10pm EST)Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500Hey, this week's program is called 'THE END IS NHGH' (pronounced 'NEE-gee') and includes clips from Phinny's appearance on The Puzzling Evidence Show with Dr. Howl, Puzzling Evidence and Philo Drummond of the Church of the Subgenius and which was broadcast live on KPFA 94.1 FM in the SF Bay Area and took place on March 4th, 2011. Other surprises too of an as of yet unspecified nature. Ahem, yes. This 3-hour show will be on Sunday the 6th at 10pm EST / 7pm PST / 3am GMT on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam. Week's Show is: THE NEWS (Sunday, 03/13/11) at 11pm ESTSun, 13 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500Hey, this week's program is called 'THE NEWS' a program that is designed to amuse and frighten. Many send-ups of TV and Radio News broadcasts mixed together in new show. Hope you can tune in. We are on an hour later due to spring daylights saving times differences between here and Amsterdam, where we are being simul-streamed by DFM. Week's Show is ''The News" (3/17/11 - Thu. 10pm EST)Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400Hey, this week's program is called 'THE NEWS' a program that is designed to amuse and frighten. Many comic send-ups of TV and Radio News broadcasts mixed together in new show. Hope you can tune in. This is version 2.0 and has been modified since it's debut last Sunday Night. Voicejail Original Uncut Episode 01 Up at Bandcamp (Stream here for Free)Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400This is the uncut, NSFW original episode for the radio series 'Midnight Voicejail' produced by Phineas Narco and The National Cynical Network. The series is a psychedelic documentary chronicling the audio goings-on of a real-life pre-internet voicemail box community which sprung up in Silicon Valley back in the mid-1980's. Voicejail - Episode 02 - DrugsFri, 08 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400This is the uncut, NSFW original episode 2 for the radio series 'Midnight Voicejail' produced by Phineas Narco and The National Cynical Network. The series is a psychedelic documentary chronicling the audio goings-on of a real-life pre-internet voicemail box community which sprung up in Silicon Valley back in the mid-1980's. Voicejail Original Uncut Episode 03 - Work Hell - Up at Bandcamp (Stream here for Free) Fri, 08 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400This is the uncut, NSFW original episode 3 for the radio series 'Midnight Voicejail' produced by Phineas Narco and The National Cynical Network and is titled 'Work Hell'. The series is a psychedelic documentary chronicling the audio goings-on of a real-life pre-internet voicemail box community which sprung up in Silicon Valley back in the mid-1980's. Voicejail - Episode 04 - Manic DepressionTue, 12 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400Episode Number Four, 'Manic Depression' deals with the crazy goings-on in a real-life, pre-internet voicemail box community in Silicon Valley in the 80's and 90's. Featuring the voices Mr. Chemist, Al Newport, Joe Sledgehammer, The Bay Area Representative, Psycho Jack and Ronald Redball. on Plundercast is On Tonight 4pm PST / 7pm EST Until ??Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400We'll be playing some Subgenius, Negativland, Steinski, Puzzling Evidence, Voicejail, Zappa, MC Frontalot, and other goodies tonight on Plundercast as well as WE Slack Radio on Kaos Radio Austin 4-14-11 at 4pm PST. Voicejail - Episode 06 - Getting TogetherMon, 09 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400The series 'Midnight Voicejail' is a psychedelic, audio documentary chronicling a real, pre-Internet voice mailbox community which sprung up in Silicon Valley in the mid-1980's. This is the complete package for episode 06 ('Getting Together) which includes the original episode in tracked format, the radio edit of the episode (plays as the last streaming track) in long playing format, as well as hidden bonus tracks (available when you get the entire program) which are outtakes originally in the Voicejail 2.0 version of this episode. TwistersSun, 05 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400A comically Straaaange mix of twisted and various bulldada elements and quick edits, featuring TV Carnage, work by Richard Lindsay of Kill Ugly Radio, Portland found sound cut up artist welcome newcomer Jim Larrance, NCN, Zappa, David Byrne, new religious talk show prank calls from Negativland's Over the Edge yesteryear, Redball and Newport and much more. 'Best of the Subgenius Show' Volumes 1 - 5 from the 1990sSat, 18 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400This is mostly material from the early 90's of what was called 'The Subgenius Show' or 'More Than an Hour Less Than a Show' which features incredible collages mixed with extemporaneous trance spout-riffing, psychedelic bulldada and surreal improvised comedy. This set brings you rare audio of the 'Doktors of the Air' at the time. Available for Stream or Download: 'The Psychedelic Puppet Show' ProgramSun, 10 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400A psychedelically mashed up mix of material about puppets, control, love, power, and the consequences of 'The New Economy' as envisioned by the followers of Ayn Rand. Will mankind forever be a puppet to the force of it's own selfish desires? Or will 'IT' forever 'pull the strings'? With material from filmmaker Adam Curtis, Negativland, The Bran Flakes, Stallio!, Go Home Productions and more!'Best Bricks' is now up in the archives....Sun, 17 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400From 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. This week: "Best Bricks" - July 17th, 2011 - 10pm to 1am EDTSun, 17 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400This week we go behind The Wall once more and offer up variations (covers, remixes and digital deconstructions) of songs from Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'. Many, many 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. This week: "Addictions" - July 24th, 2011 - 10pm to 1am EDTSun, 24 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400This week's NSFW program explores the dark yet universal realm of addiction and includes mash-ups and collages which utilize music from 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, Dictionaraoke, The Lorin Swelk Orchestra, The Promblemaddicts, 'The Syntax of Things', Nine Inch Nails and Afroman. on UBRadio Salon with BCO and Univac 08/31/11 at 4pm PacificWed, 31 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400NCN will be on DFM tomorrow, August 31st, 2011 at 4pm Pacific, 7pm Eastern for a 2 hour show about Games called 'It's Game Time'. We will be playing live on DFM out of Amsterdam (see full info for this blog by hitting Explore on the right) on UB Radio Salon. This week: "The Final 9/11 Show" - Sept. 11th, 2011 - 10pm to 2am EasternSun, 11 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400This should be the last 9/11 Show that we do. If we do another 9/11 show it will technically be the 'next to the last 9/11 Show'. This program will probably start earlier in the day with some music that came out on 9/11, music about 9/11 including found sound work by Stephen McQuillen, Negativland, Steinski and comedy clips from Phil Hendrie, David Cross, Louis C.K., NCN, and the episode of Midnight Voicejail that came out a couple days after the attack. (Remastered Program)Tue, 13 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400'Words' is from Sept. 2010, and is about the origins, development, and nature of human language. Features work by Talking Heads, Flaming Lips, Genesis, The Opposite of Music, Alan Watts, Cabaret Voltaire, Cameo, Lyle Lovette, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Hello Seahorse!, Laurie Anderson, Meat Loaf, National Lampoon, Peter Gabriel, The Orb, The Presets, The Romantics, The Tubes, Tracy Chapman. Also includes collages, Underground and Experimental music and mashups by The Bran Flakes, Martinn, Phineas Narco, DJ Lobsterdust, Pharoah March, Cassetteboy, Divide and Kreate, DJ Earworm, Gadgetto, Party Ben, DJ Schmolli, and The Kleptones. Now up on Bandcamp site for the first time. - Type Four Personalities in an Unhappy World (2011 Re-master) Home PageThu, 15 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400New re-mastered 2011 version of this program. Much more information about the Enneagram System for the Type Four Personality. A much more tight, sonically sound, positive and cogent composition than in years before. Many tracks are downloadable for free, entire program stream-able for free. Any proceeds from this program are not for profit and go back to the NCN project. This week: "The Dog Show" - Sept. 25th, 2011 - 10pm to 1am EasternSun, 25 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400A show that you'll want to sit and stay for... all about our four-legged friends, namely, DOGS. Yes, dogs. The 3-hour mix will be on this Thursday and Sunday Nights at 10pm Eastern on Plundercast, DFM and We-Slack Radio! Includes work by Pink Floyd, George Clinton, Elvis, George Carlin, Negativland, The Value Village People, The Bran Flakes, The Aquabats, Heart, Jethro Tull, Kate Bush, King Missile, The Monkees, NCN, and many, many more! Not to be missed. This week: "Occupations" - Sun. Oct. 8th - 10pm to 1am (Eastern Time)Sun, 09 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400This is about the Occupation of Wall Street which is happening at the time of this first-run show's creation in the Fall of 2011. Is 'revolution' being marketed to us? Is it more hype than substance? Will it really change anything, or do any good? Or is it just more bread and circuses? Is the fight between left and right really real or just another distraction? And do any of these questions even matter? All will be revealed. Or not. All this week. This is a sister-show to the program 'Uprisings' which was done back in the Spring of 2011. aliensWed, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400Test, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test This week: "Nightmare on Elm Street: The JFK Show" - Sun. Nov. 6th - 10pm EasternSun, 06 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400'Backwards and to the Left' Productions Presents: 'Nightmare on Elm Street - The JFK Show'. A 4.5 hour Psychedelic Mix and Discussion about the JFK Assassination (Nov. 1963) playing again on 11/6/11 (Late Sunday / Early Monday) Starting at 10pm Eastern. NOW, IT CAN BE TOLD! Join Puzzling Evidence and SubDeenies Philo Drummond, Hal Robins, and Phineas Narco as we replay the show from last Thursday Night/Friday Morning... This week: "Not My Body" - Sun. Dec. 18th, 2011, 10pm EasternSun, 18 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500Tonight we delve, in part, into that portion of your own Self which is NOT your body. Tonight's show includes 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!, Dr. Quantum, Two Beans, Philo Drummond, much more! This Sunday: "The Best of 2011 - NCN Retrospective" - Sun. Jan. 1st, 2011 - (All Day)Sun, 01 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0500This 2011 retrospective of the best of our mixes, from all last year, will be on all day Jan. 1st, 2012 (it is actually an 8 hour program, but will repeat for the day) with Phineas Narco as your host. Your ProtectionFri, 13 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0500'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. This Sunday: "A Show Made up of Many Different Things"Sun, 29 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0500A 3-hr. strange, chock-full-a-bulldada mix made up of weird cut ups, crazy covers, bold collages, new finds and old favorites... including... Twobeans, MC Frontalot, Longmont Potion Castle, Midnight Voicejail, 'Suburban Mind', The Psycho Skeletons, cynical Phineas Narco songs (including one new one), Rev. Ivan Stang, The Dalai Lama, Jon Wayne, ATR, Penn Jillette, and the earliest Pink Floyd song EVER, plus Much MOAR!'Work in Progress' up at BandcampSat, 25 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0500This is a package consisting of two files.. the program for 'Work... In Progress' in Uncut and Radio Edit form. The Radio Edit version was heard on "Bob"'s Slacktime Funhouse in February of 2012. It also includes artwork and liner notes in .txt form for both albums. You can purchase them separately or togeher. The Uncut version has portions in it that are NSFW. Davy Jones Memorial Tax Relief Voicejail SpecialThu, 01 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500Our tribute to Davy Jones, who passed away recently, and The Monkees in general, takes up the first hour. Many Monkees mashups, songs, and seldom-heard material. RIP Davy Jones.The rest is devoted to taxes and rarely heard Voicejail as heard on the Midnight Voicejail series plus some other goodies. This show might run over time! This Week: "The No-Devo Devo Show"Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400Devo Covers! ALL Songs in this program will be from Devo, NONE of these songs will be performed by Devo. Yes all covers of Devo songs, featuring work from the 'Not Necessarily Beautiful, But Mutated' series, salutes from Lansing Michigan, 'We Are Not Devo' and including 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 Many more! Mix compiled and produced by Phineas Narco. This Week: "Plundercast for the End of April"Sun, 29 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400Kind of a miscellaneous show, tonight we play the latest collage masterpiece offering from Pop Defect Radio as well as the just-finished one hour edit of 'The Dog Show' featuring Ellipse Elkshow, Negativland and The Value Village People, plus some other goodies including a collage about apathy. Blue Moon ShowSat, 05 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400Now up at the mixcloud site: mix program dedicated to The Moon, including the Supermoon from May 5th 2012, and blue moons. A couple new songs sun by Phineas as well as Midnight Voicejail, song excerpts from Patsy Cline, Elvis, Porcupine Tree, Genesis, Talking Heads, Cat Stevens, Flaming Lips and Henry Rollins, an NCN version medley and comedy by Dana Gould, David Cross and Brian Regan. More. MeFri, 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400From February 2012, this 1 hour radio edit *maybe* safe for work program was inspired by a real-life unprovoked attack, on a couple of friends of ours by a couple of West Side punks, Clockwork Orange style and without reason. This is a reaction to, and an exploration of, the fact and choice of violence, both in society and in popular culture: as a vent for frustration, relief from boredom, a consensual erotic outlet, or just something to just be avoided if at all possible. Includes excerpted material from Jerky Boys, Longmont Potion Castle, Jim Larrance, NCN, plus 2 songs sung by Phinny. This Week: "Bugs and Whatnot"Sun, 10 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400Mix about bugs (and whatnot) including bedbugs, bees, spiders, work by Negativland, Over the Edge, NCN, Bob and Doug McKenzie, Longmont Potion Castle, Laika, Oingo Boingo, Pearl Jam, Amplifier, The Who, Ronald Redball as Bug other works of current note. Phineas Narco is your host. Suicide Outreach ProgramThu, 14 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400Originally Webcast on June 14th, 2012, and remixed as a double-album in 2014: how is it we never did a show about this?? Well, now, we have. In a special session of musical therapy for the mind, we examine the all-too-relevant and always-present taboo issue of suicide, in all it's guises, as treated in popular culture, not-so-popular culture, movies and, yes, even comedy. Phone Trolls (Series)Thu, 21 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400This NSFW and somewhat politically incorrect mini-series, all about prank phone calls, 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. Some of these pranks are just wrong, others go wrong. Not to be missed! Part 4 is up on Mixcloud. Podcast Up: X-Day Subgenius Show from PlundercastWed, 04 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400Tomorrow's Show.... 'The World Ends Monday'... Celebrating the 13th Subgenius X-Day with a 3 hour program all about it. Includes work from Susie the Floozie and Phineas Narco, many surprises! of MindTue, 10 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400This was one of the original 'Needle in the Red' episodes. Contains various rants by Alexander T. Newport and some pre-mixing by Don Joyce of Negativland. Post-produced by NCN., 15 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400A criticism and parody of television news coverage of crime with an eye toward the so-called 'New Media' from the early 2010's era: this program has had several incarnations, this is the official release from NCN as of 2012. Features work with Don Joyce of Negativland done with us, circa 1994. The equivalent of a 2 cd set, most tracks stream for free, downloadable in a variety of formats now up on the bandcamp site. Includes artwork and bonus material. on Pludercast This Week: Mediage - Part 1Sun, 15 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400Kind of getting back to our 'found sound' roots, we take a listen to various artists of the genre including: Negativland, Animals Within Animals, Stark Effect, Ellipse Elkshow, Escape Mechanism, Klarc Qent, John Oswald, EBN, Evolution Control Committee, M. Poverish, Steinski, The Bran Flakes, and many more. on Pludercast This Week: Mediage - Part 2 (Four Hour Show)Sun, 22 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400In this Four Hour show we kind of get back to our 'found sound' roots, we take a listen to various artists of the genre including: Edited highlights of Negativland's radio show 'Over the Edge' featuring 'The Late, Late Cartoon Show', Stark Effect, Ellipse Elkshow, Escape Mechanism, Klarc Qent, Evolution Control Committee, Steinski, The Bran Flakes, and many more.'God's Nostrils' now ReleasedThu, 26 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400This is ultimately a crazy and absurd program consisting of collage cut-ups, mash-ups, radio show clips and strange meditations on God. It was played on WREK in Atlanta (in radio edit form) and goes back to the early days of the 'Needle in the Red' series. This is the 2009 version re-mastered for this release. It BackwardsSun, 29 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400With some help from Voicejail's Joe Sledgehammer, our mix from Sunday, 07/29/12 explores the topic of backward masking. Includes work by DJ Lobsterdust, NCN, Frank Zappa, Warbear and Phineas, Devo and of course Negativland.'s 'Probing Mars' (Over the Edge, 1993)Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400This is not a new release by Negativland. This a fan-generated, high mp3-quality 5-hour program, which was done by Negativland on their weekly radio show 'Over the Edge' in December of 1993 as part of the 'Another UFO' series. It is available in just about any format you can name on a Pay-what-you-want basis.'s 'Helter Stupid' (Over the Edge, 1989) Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400This is the radio show that Don Joyce of Negativland did circa 1989, based and expanding upon, the material, themes, and subject matter used in the making of their seminal album from that time: "Helter Stupid". It's almost 5 hours long and kicks off the current 'Your Brain is the Devil' series started last week on Over the Edge (Negativland's radio show). On a Name-Your-Own-Price basis of ChangeWed, 15 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400As the political race in the U.S. heats up, we take a nostalgic look back, with a few new relevant pieces, at our show done right after Obama winning the election in 2008, 'Spirit of Change'. With borrowed dollops from DJ Green Lantern's 'Yes We Can!' Mix, Oingo Boingo, Puzzling Evidence, Brian Tracy as well as collage artist Brian Routh, Auto-Tune the News, songs about change amidst right wing radio ranting, The Real Mitt Romney, and in the third hour we go to the dogs with the 1 hr radio edit of 'The Dog Show'. Kicking it off is Devo's new one: "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro" (Seamus Unleashed) dedicated to Mitt Romney's dog and its harrowing ride on the roof of Romney's car, in years past. of ChangeSun, 19 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400This unique program/ compilation / mix was made right after, and was inspired by, Barack Obama taking the U.S. presidency in 2008 and seeks to capture the spirit and cultural conversation of that time in all it's hopeful and cynical aspects in a composed narrative. Saved Zappa's MoustacheWed, 22 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400This program, 'They Saved Zappa's Moustache' (also known as 'Zapped' as coined by co-creator of the program Don Joyce of Negativland) is the full, official, re-mastered release of this sound collage show done by Don Joyce (of Negativland) and Phineas Narco (of The National Cynical Network). It was broadcast in March of 1995 on Negativland's KPFA radio show, 'Over the Edge'. NovemberSat, 25 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400Newly remixed and re-mastered, this is kind of a long meditation (Probably NSFW in a lot of places) about madness in Suburbia, amongst other things. But it has a lot of excruciatingly self-aware original spoken word manic poetry and a very long newly remixed piece by Al Newport. Includes Joe Sledgehammer, Father Luke and other 'Voicejailers' (members of a real-life voicemail community in Silicon Valley during the 90's and 80's), voicemail message shenanigans in the mix as well. This mix is nearly 80 minutes long. Sings! (Without Autotune)Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400The Best copies of ALL of Phinny's cover and parody songs in one fell swoop! Phineas sings without auto-tune. When you get the entire 'album' you get a bonus track of the original uncensored "Bob"'s Way which Phinny sung on X-Day 1998 on Or Kill Me Radio at the Brushwood campgrounds in New York. PatternsTue, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400This is a deeply weird, largely abstract program consisting of mostly original music set against randomized foreground samples as well as real life phone conversations, remixes, 'mushups' and voice mail messages from the Midnight Voicejail universe. Fairly cacophonous in places but an ultimately sublime program about deliberate randomness that includes 1). the tracked, uncut, re-mastered NSFW and remixed 2012 version of this NCN program. 2) the Radio Edit version of this program in one track (cued for this page). 3) bonus 'Outtake' tracks from the program. 4) Artwork for the program. On a name your own price basis. Be, Or What?Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400This program is based on a show on 'Over the Edge' (Negativland's Radio Show on KPFA) which was mixed live by Don Joyce and Phineas Narco in the early 90's. This is the unique Narco production of this show. Post production work has been done on it. It was recorded off the KPFA headphone jack at the time of it's broadcast onto HiFi videotape for maximum fidelity. Titanic MegamixSun, 30 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400As 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. Best of Midnight Voicejail Volume 3: Maze of DreamsMon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400Some parts are NSFW: This is Volume 3 in the 10 Part 'Best of Midnight Voicejail' series: Maze of Dreams. This is a combination of episode 6 (Getting Together), 5 (Dreamland) and 24 (The Maze). BeatleSnuff (Narco Edit) Now Available!Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400At long last, this is 'The BEATLESnuff' - the double album-length 'Narco Edit' of the original Big City Orchestra inspired 3-hr. program recorded live in the KPFA studios on April 23rd, 2010 for Negativland's radio show 'Over the Edge' with TradeMark G of ECC, myself, Wobbly, and Don Joyce of Negativland. You get artwork, all tracks, and a video in the (rather large) download package. Available in just about any format including lossless., 02 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0400This is the final 2012 adaptation of this program which was first made for the early incarnation of the 'Needle in the Red' series. Some cannibalized portions of this mix has come from the defunct 'Fresh Outta Klonopin' and the unreleased 'Bodies' as well as a few pieces from the retired 'Sine Fervor, Nihilium Est'., 09 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500The title of this program is a play on the word 'Idyllic'. It indicates an ideal life situation for producing art and music. This is a 79 min. collage paying musical Tribute to primarily 3 more or less 'cynical' artists who inspire us. Namely, Frank Zappa, Roger Waters and Trent Reznor. Remixes Classic Right-Wing Kook Rant (Video)Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500NSFW Language (and probably visuals). Our interpretation of a recent anti-Obama victory rant made on Election Night 2012, and posted to youtube ,that's been making the rounds at this time. Many weird .gifs! and music by Coil. This is a unique composition. Effects have been added where we feel so moved. We make no claim to the elements used fairly herein. A classic (enhanced) right wing kook rant by someone who takes it all much too seriously and rabidly over-estimating her importance and power to sway opinion. She actually thinks that Obama won because people wouldn't share her kook rants on Facebook. Rest of VoicejailMon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500NSFW in some places (though the harshest (and funniest) instances of NSFW are available only when getting the whole package: this is an over 72 min. downloadable album detailing the Voicejail scene in the mid-nineties, shortly before it's demise. Lots of Father Luke and Angel messages (who joined the group in the latter half of its 1985-1995 reign). This was a voicemail community in Silicon Valley back at that time and part of the Midnight Voicejail series detailing the real life goings on of a voicemail community in Silicon Valley in the pre-internet age. MercurySun, 25 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500This is a 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. on Pludercast This Week: 'Super Conscious Santa (2012 Mix' - Thu. and Sun. - 10pm EasternThu, 20 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0500Not heard since 2008, the original 3-hour webcast mix of 'Super Conscious Santa' (with a 1 hour extension of *New* 12/21/2012 'Mayan' Material). Played on Phinny's Birthday! Thursday, 12/20/12 and again the following Sunday starting (both days) at 10pm Eastern / 7pm PST. Includes work by Future Shock, The Eurythmics, James Brown, The Wurzels, Elvis. With collages by NCN, The Value Village People, The Craniel Fishers, mashups by Voicedude, songs by Phineas, Comedy by Adam Sandler, spoken word by Alex Jones and David Icke, many others!, 06 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500Originally webcast on Sunday, Jan. 6th, 2013. A collage show which looks at predictions and resolutions for the year 2013, with various forays into other subjects. The latter half of the show is Negativland's live performance (as recorded from the audience, by Puzzling Evidence) at the Uptown in Oakland on December 29th, 2012. This ShowSun, 13 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500This 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. EducationTue, 22 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500A psychedelic tour through the world of sex and sex education. Includes ephemeral Sex Education films galore, plus remixed songs by Adam Ant, Hall and Oates, Suzanne Vega, Salt n Pepa; Music by DJ Food, The Rudy Schwartz Project; Collage work by The Bran Flakes, The Evolution Control Committee, DJ Bleek and Workshoppe Radio Phonik, EBN, NCN, Negativland, and comedy by Mad TV, Sam Kinison, Robert Schimmel, Monty Python, and Much More! Best of Midnight Voicejail Volume 4: FascinatingSun, 03 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500Much of this 'album' was ultimately used in the much larger program 'Deconstructing Trek' and a lot is from the heretofore unreleased 'Kert Rats', episode of Midnight Voicejail. These are basically all the Star Trek references in the original Midnight Voicejail series., 24 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500Webcast 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.'Preacharound' (NSFW) is up at MixcloudThu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500NSFW. From the 3-hour program 'Weak Sin Review' this 1 hour segment is called 'Preacharound' and looks at the scandals and ministries of Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker in the late 80's and early 90's. Related songs. This program is not safe for work. Includes work by Marco Bars, MC Rai, Frank Zappa, Sam Kinison, Toki Fuko, Emilie Autumn, Octave, Bob Rivers, Madonna, Curtis Mayfield, Devo and more. Chocolate with BCO, ECC and UnivacThu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500This is the Narco-Edit / Adaptation of a show/program/mix done on October 23rd, 2009 on the UBRadio Salon radio show (#94). It was webcast live on out of Amsterdam. Based around the idea of chocolate, it took place on the anniversary of the invention of DDT, a chemical poison, which has since been banned. The theme 'Deadly Chocolate' emerged and featured the 5 participants jamming with Chocolate-oriented samples for two hours.... Short Attention Span Show (Series)Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400The National Cynical Network Presents: "The Short Attention Span Show 1" (2013 Mix) 3-hour show! All items no more than 2 minutes long. Most much less. Join our stream of consciousness programming this week! and MaggieSun, 14 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400A bit of a collage-based history lesson this week as we look back at two lives that lead the conservative revolution back in the 80's, in the U.S. and in the UK. This is kind of an augmented version of 'Deconstructing Dutch' (The Ronald Reagan Remix) which we will hear parts of, comparing and contrasting with material on the recently passed away Margaret Thatcher. Dubya DubSun, 28 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400This hasn't been heard in a while and is presented in time for the opening of The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, TX. This week, we bring you this look back on all the great (protest) music inspired (inadvertently) by George W.'s Presidency. Up and Jump Up (2013 Mix)Sun, 05 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400Webcast on Plundercast and DFM on May 5th, 2013 - This show commemorates Kriss Kross (variations) along with songs and material about jumping. Now up on Mixcloud. See listing at Mixcloud for details. Scientology Remix ProjectThu, 09 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400We are on KFJC this week presenting a remix and digital deconstruction of all things Hubbard, Tom Cruise, Dianetics, and yet Scientology. Join us for a psychedelic tour this this alternative religious culture and the phenomenon of Scientology. Daft Punk ShowSun, 19 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400This 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. Also includes a set of songs from Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' which at the time of the original broadcast of this program became recently available. Back to the 60s ShowSun, 26 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400Created 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. Great Big Left and Right ShowSun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400Webcast June 2nd, 2013, in this program we explore the Liberal vs. Conservative political dichotomy. 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 will be revealed! in this 3-hour show! 1984 Remix ProjectSun, 23 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400Webcast on June 23rd, 2013 - A 3 hour audio collage journey in which we deconstruct, augment and explore George Orwell's immortal story, '1984' as well as the cultural conversation around and about it. No Floyd Pink Floyd ShowSun, 07 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400As 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., 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400A collage album about paranoia, based on the radio show, mixed live with JC Clone 'Pumpkinhead Paranoia' with some massive post-production by NCN. New release as of this date, on Bandcamp. Most of it is stream-able for free., 14 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400In case you were looking for something very weird to listen to, this is our collage program about Schizophrenia. Mixed and compiled by Phineas Narco for the Needle in the Red radio series (KFJC); post-produced, a bit, from the original version. Note: Some of this program might be triggering, disturbing, or disorienting to listen to. It's probably not a good idea to listen to it while driving or using heavy machinery. Voicejail Volume 5: TelephooleryThu, 25 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400This fifth volume, and one of the BEST of the 'Best of' collection, is about phone line and voice mailbox shenanigans such as phone phreaking and pranks. These are remixed actual recordings of a voice mail community in Silicon Valley in the 1980's and 1990's. and GurlsWed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400A sometimes NSFW, cynically funny musical listen to the challenges and trappings of womanhood from someone who admittedly wouldn't know. A 1 hr. mix all about women and girls and the differences between them. From Howard Stern to George Carlin and Louis C.K., we poke fun at the tendency of men to put women up on a pedestal... only to look up their skirts. Dedicated to the memory of Helen Gurley Brown (RIP). Voicejail - Episode 21 - Jonesin'Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400This is Episode 21 of Midnight Voicejail title, 'Jonesin'' in which Mr. 1:15 (Alexander T. Newport) searches for in vain for relief from his cannabis habit, eventually turning to alcohol all while his dealer (Joe) is on vacation in San Francisco and claims to be 'dry'. Music For Night OwlsSun, 11 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400This was webcast on August 11th, 2013 on and 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. on Plundercast this Week: Beethoven VariationsSun, 25 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400This week, Thursday and Sunday, 10pm Eastern - we explore remixes, versions, modernizations and mash-ups of music originally by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Join us for a 3 hour show with your host Phineas Narco. Hear this classical master in a variety of different genres such as techno, electronic, dubstep, hip hop and more. Future Is NowSun, 08 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400A complex 3-hour collage show about the elusive nature of The Future. The idea of it, predictions for it, the non-existence of time (in nature), and the basis of our fears about... The Future. Can anyone know for sure what it holds? All will be revealed, or Not, this week on Plundercast. to Get Lucky and WhatnotThu, 19 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400This 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. Brain is the Universe (with BCO)Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400Sunday we will be on two hours earlier at 8pm-10pm Eastern with a live show on with Big City Orchestra in the UB Studios! Should be on Plundercast as well. See listen links herein. Brain is the UniverseThu, 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400This is our version of Negativland's long-running series on their radio show 'Over the Edge' titled: 'Your Brain is the Universe'. It was made from show #297 of UBRadio Salon and was mixed live in the UBRadio Salon studios in Alameda, CA, by Big City Orchestra and NCN on September 22nd, 2013. It was broadcast live at that time on DFM out of Amsterdam. Questions and OuttakesSun, 29 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400Originally 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. Thanks again to Das and Ninah for their hospitality and inspiration. It was fun weaving music with you both, live! DownSun, 06 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400This week: the lowdown on the shutdown, a 3-hour collage audio journey that puts it all into perspective... or maybe too much perspective as David St. Hubbins would say. Hours of Halloween Programmng!Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400Sunday the 27th of October, 2013 - Tune in any time to hear our live stream of 24-hour Halloween Programming! Will be Plundercasting all day as well as on DFM out of Amsterdam from 9pm to 12am Eastern time. About MaryThu, 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400This program is devoted to the memory our friend Gonkwheat, whose birthday is on Halloween proper (October 31st) when this show aired for the first time. A mix of songs all about 'Mary' and boy, there are a lot of them! Thanks to all the contributors to this show! This!Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500This Week's Show: For Sunday, December 1st, 2013, has not been heard for a few years. It is 'Eat This!' which was first mixed live on KPFA January 23rd, 1998 with Don Joyce of Negativland, Das of Big City Orchestra, and Rev. Otis Mofo of 'The Bran Flakes' (aka Otis Fodder). It has been re-mastered from the original hi-fi video recording taken directly from the KPFA headphones feed and cut into a double-album now available on our Bandcamp site! this Week: The Ghost of JFK (Subgenius Megamix)Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500We've intercut all of the recent Subgenius offerings about the JFK Assassination (50 Years Ago, This Week) into one big Megamix! Probably a bit redundant if you've been keeping up, but perfect if you haven't and want to catch up. (Dad, pass the ketchup!) Including Turn Me on Dead Man, Puzzling Evidence, Susie the Floozie, Dr. Hal, NCN. 4-hour Gut Blowout! Willsaphone Stupid Show Double CD Release PartyTue, 03 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500Don Joyce hosts The Weatherman (both of Negativland) and The Weatherman's 'Bodyguards' Phineas Narco and Ronald Redball, of NCN, and the mysterious 'Tristan' who join in for the party celebrating the probably non-existent and not-for-sale 'Willsaphone Stupid Show' a double cd of another Over the Edge show available at the time of the show: From March 1994. Spirit VariationsSun, 08 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500A 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. Last Xmas ShowSun, 22 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500A 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 as 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. 2013 Year End ShowSun, 29 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500Some Christmas leftover cookies in this mix, including a healthy helping of NON-Xmas related stuff including work by Pimpdaddysupreme, Voicedude, DJ Morgoth, Cassetteboy, stuff from Bandcamp, and other favorites!! Predictions and WhatnotSun, 05 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -05002014 Predictions from various 'seeing' voices around the web along with a heavy dose of 'whatnot' including some wonderful 2013 musical discoveries by one of our favorite radio programs: Pop Defect Radio. We will play Hour of Slack in the hour before the program. Running (The Blade Runner Remix)Sun, 19 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500This 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. to Haunt YouSun, 26 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500This 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'. PizzaMon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500From 2011: a 2014 Redux Edition of one of our listeners' favorite shows a show having everything to do with monkeys... and pizza. Yes, it's 'Monkey Pizza' the 2014 Mix.'MONKEY PIZZA' is now up at Bandcamp. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500Someone recently told me that this was our best effort recently when it came out, and I tend to agree. An extensive mix-up of hundreds of different elements all revolving around two subjects: Monkey(s) and Pizza(s). 3-hour program. Stream heer for free (some parts may be NSFW) several tracks are downloadable for free. Or download whole thing in .ogg, .mp3, .flac, or whatever format you want for a small donation to NCN. Thanks for listening! PizzaMon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500This week's (new) show... is called 'Monkey Pizza' and will be on Thursday Night December 9th, and Sunday Night December 12th, 10pm EDT / 7pm PDT / 3am GMT on and DFM.NU out of Amsterdam on the Sunday Night Show. - 'The Wind'Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500This was a poem Phinny wrote years ago, re-worked a bit after coming back to it, for 2010. Phinny's book of poetry is still available through for those who are interested. This might show up in a piece sometime soon audio-wise. News: Local Manic-Depressive Man Feeling Much, MUCH Better Today, Thank YouFri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500Tom Roswell, area resident, and manic-depression sufferer, announced Wednesday that he feels much MUCH better today than yesterday. "Yeah I don't know what I was thinking. Just 12 hours ago, I was, I hate to admit it, lying in bed, thinking of ways to kill myself," said Roswell. "But now, everything's fine. In fact it's great. I feel fantastic! Wonderful! And I'm getting so much done!". QuotesFri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500Favorite inspirational quotes, collected by Phineas Narco. Many from people in my personal life, but others collected from here and there. I hope you enjoy these. They inspire me. Narco Letter to the RIAAFri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500The story behind this letter is that it was part of a letter-writing campaign by the members of the Snuggles Mailing List defending the band Negativland after they could not get their latest cd pressed due to a Pink Floyd sample contianed therein. At that time, the cd's were rejected by the pressing plant due to the RIAA's policy of suing cd pressing plants if they were found to print (at all) copyrighted material owned by the RIAA. The policy made no provision for Fair Use. After the letter-writing campaign they made a provision for it. to Being Depressed and MiserableFri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500This is a darkly humorous essay which has actually been used in therapeutic settings. Phineas Narco's own guide to being completely depressed and miserable in 13 easy steps! This program really works!! (Video Link included) Voicejail Original Uncut Episode 07 - Voicemail Security - Now Up now at BandcampFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Midnight Voicejail is a psychedelic audio documentary detailing the goings on in a real-life voice mailbox community in Silicon Valley during the 1980's and 90's. This is Episode 07 of the Midnight Voicejail series titled, 'Voicemail Security' in which we sense sinister forces at work and paranoia in the box system, calling for tightened security, which may or may not be real, itself. 'Best of the Subgenius Show' Volumes 1 - 5 from the 1980sFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Note - The Fifth Volume of this set is a FREE DOWNLOAD. This is mostly material from the early 80's of what was called 'The Subgenius Show' or 'More Than an Hour Less Than a Show' which features incredible collages mixed with extemporaneous trance spout-riffing, psychedelic bulldada and surreal improvised comedy. This set brings you rare audio of the 'Doktors of the Air' at the time, (Moebius Rex, Puzzling Evidence, and Gary G'Broagfran, LIES, the Sludge(tm) Girls, and of course Dr. Hal) who (try to) explain X-Day, "Bob", Slack(tm), the Subgenius Church, and their very strange radio show ('The Show) which eventually became (some 20 years later) 'The Puzzling Evidence Show' (which is still on KPFA in Berkeley, CA). the National Cynical NetworkFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This is the page which contains the email address and contact information for The National Cynical Network. Please personalize your email subject header so that it will not be mistaken for spam.'Mom and Dad' (Full, Original) Show with Negativland from May, 1991 now Up!Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500NOTE - Most of this program is stream-able for free through bandcamp, but if you purchase the entire package, you get the FULL program which includes almost an hour more otherwise hidden bonus material constituting the full program which includes 23 minutes of Phineas talking to callers. This is the complete and uncut 5+hour version of the show NCN did with Don Joyce (of Negativland) in May of 1991 mixed live on KPFA 94.1 FM in the SF Bay Area. One of our darker shows, this is a long, audio collage about parents and dysfunctional families. No post-mixing has been done on this show. This recording was recorded onto hi-fi video tape (audio only) directly off the studio headphone jack as the show took place live. This program is directly and digitally taken from that original recording. News: Gay Men's Brains 'Turned On' by Penises (Study)Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500A 16- month study by the McBride-Bjorn Foundation of Sweden has found that the brains of male homosexuals are "turned on" or 'excited' by other men's penises. This week: "Shock Treatment" - July 31st, 2011 - 10pm to 2am EDTFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This week's program brings us up to date as it explores the narrative history of the Shock Doctrine as outlined by author Naomi Klein and how it relates to current economic and environmental crises in the world. Also material from Adam Curtis documentary 'The Living Dead' about psychiatric experiments with electro-shock therapy in the early 1960's, and new mixes by NCN. This is a new FOUR HOUR show. Join us this Sunday 07/31/11 at 10PM - 2AM EDT here on Plundercast. Voicejail FAQFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This is the 'Frequently Asked Questions' (or FAQ) list for the series 'Midnight Voicejail'. It describes the origins, nature of, and participants in the program. on Pumpkinhead (KFJC) 'The End of Time' (Narco Edit) Thu. May 26th, 2011 - 10pm - 2am ESTFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500NCN with JC Clone on the PUMPKINHEAD show at our old stomping grounds, KFJC on May 21st, 2011. Boiled down to the best bits (IMHO) this is the Narco Edit. A little post-production has been done on it for sweetening. This turned out to be about the May 21st HOAX by Harold Camping and Family Radio. Hear this show which originally was broadcast and mixed live on the 'GUARANTEED' scheduled DATE of The 'RAPTURE' (rapture event time subject to change, not valid in UTAH :P). Sludge Report on X-Day (Subgenius)Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This was written as a spoof news piece back in July of 1998, after Phineas attended X-Day, the first of yearly gatherings in expectation for 'X-ist' aliens to pick us up and spirit us away to Planet X. This is a kind of alternate reality story to the even (the X-ists didn't show up, needless to say) and is in the style of 'The Drudge Report' as it looked at the time. Bad Scientist (Comedy Sketch)Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This is a very very weird sketch that we never produced, but it has parts for the original lineup of NCN including Ronald Redball. May be funny to some people. Enjoy! (May be NSFW), DumbFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This was a somewhat humorous piece that appeared, in shorter expurgated form on some Over the Edge show many years back, probably in the 1980's. The name of the specific show is not remembered, but it is one of them. May be NSFW? / Saddam Cheese Shoppe SketchFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This was written just after the U.S. military action in Iraq began after 9/11. It is a direct spoof of the Monty Python Cheese Shoppe sketch with George W. Bush as the John Cleese character and Saddam Hussein as the ever evasive shop keeper. Sagan's ButtFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This is kind of a strange comedy sketch that never got produced. From back in the original lineup days of NCN. It is supposed to be in the style of a Kids in the Hall or Mr. Show type of sketch. No disrespect meant to the memory of Carl Sagan (we are big fans). We just thought his persona would be funny in this absurd context. 'Wizard of Oz' School 'Campage' Foiled at Last Minute (Cynical News 2003)Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500The context for this is it was a spoof of 'just foiled in time' post-Columbine school 'Matrix' and 'Basketball Diaries'-style rampage news stories that were very prevalent at the time of it's writing, and how they were often said to be inspired by movies in popular culture. in Video Actually Percy Dovetonsils (Cynical News, 2003)Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This was written shortly after the U.S. military action in Iraq in 2003 when videos of a strangely bespectacled Saddam Hussein emerged. At the time, questions arose as to whether or not it was really him. on KFJC 'The End of Time'... Sat. May 21st, 2011 at 9pm PSTFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500NCN with JC Clone and Company on PUMPKINHEAD at our old stomping grounds, KFJC 89.7 FM (In the SF Bay Area) are spinning Live for SIX HOURS, starting at 9pm PST Sunday, May 21st, 2011. It will be an audio exploration of the nature of time, apocalypse culture, the end of time, religions and time travel. From 2012 to Marty McFly, from Einstein to The Rapture. Hear this show on the GUARANTEED scheduled DATE of The RAPTURE, if you're, uhm, left behind, tune in and enjoy the end of time as it was meant to be heard!, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This is a list of links to essays, letters and reviews by Phineas Narco available on this site. Film reviews are available at the IMDB site and link to there. This is under the WORDS section of this site. News: Bilbo Requests Ring of Mordor for WeekendFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Cynical News: Longtime Shire-resident Bilbo Baggins has made a formal request to his nephew Frodo to 'just borrow The Ring (of Mordor) for the weekend'. Tooth on the LeftFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM on November 27th, 2011. We did this during a dental emergency that lasted 6 months! All but the final track in the playlist comprise the tracked, 3-hour, Long-Playing version of the program. The final track which the player is cued to (featured track) is the one hour long radio edit versioni of the program. NCN takes samples from popular and not so popular culture to make an artistic rendering around the subject of tooth care and dentists. NegativWobblyLand Show on 08.27.11 at Club Zool, in Oakland, CAFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500I enjoyed the NegativWobblyLand show on the 27th at Club Zool in Oakland. It was bascially a 'booper jam' with 5 (count 'em *5*) boopers and various gadgets and equipment for creating noise, such as a 70's era electronic toy that had been modified to do things it was never meant to do. This booper barrage, I should say, included the original booper, made by the Weatherman (David Wills of Negativland) in the 1970's which was, and is, a kind of a holy grail / lost ark type artifact of Negativland history (I respectfully touched it for good luck) which should be in a museum someday.... Week on Plundercast: 'Best of the Money Trilogy' - Thu. June 16th, 2011 - 10pm to 1am EDTFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This week's show boils down the three shows we did about money: 'Money is a State of Mind', 'After Money' and 'Money Music' (created with Don Joyce of Negativland, Wobbly, TradeMark G of The Evolution Control Committee and Otis Fodder of the Bran Flakes). Listen to a 3 hour collage show about what's on everybody's mind. On Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 10pm EDT. News - Saddam in Video Actually Percy Dovetonsils (From 2003)Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500CIA HEADQUARTERS, WASHINGTON - CIA Director George J. Tenet revealed at a press conference today that careful and painstaking forensic analysis of the latest video tape, purportedly to be that of a still-living Saddam Hussein (pictured above, left) has in fact revealed it to be none other than Percy Dovetonsils (pictured above, right). Stuffing CommercialFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This is a script for a commercial spoof that never got produced. I am not sure that it would have worked. But it's one of the most read pieces on the NCN site. It's an insane parody of Stove-Top Stuffing commercials which were omnipresent at the time. Role of Innocence and Experience in the Ascent of the SoulFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This essay was actually written for school and was a syntopical examination of common themes that ran through many stories and books we were reading. I thought it would be of interest to readers. News - Area Man's ADD Symptoms Worsen After DiagnosisFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This was written circa 2002 and is all true. Only the names have been changed, to protect the guilty. This is for all the people who have had to suffer the fools who use their labels as an excuse for irresponsibility and bad behavior. - The Five Levels of MadnessFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This is an essay about the purported 'Five Level of Madness' as theorized by Phineas Narco. This is meant to progress, cautionarily, the progression of mania and psychosis. (Mashup Movie) is up in the Archives and on VimeoFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500The just-completed sister-movie to FLOYDATAR called NINT2 is available now on Vimeo. It is a 'mashup movie', mashing up the visuals of 'Terminator 2' with 'Nine Inch Nails' songs, of which there are many (see list at end in the program). Finger Found - McDonald's Announces 'We Have a Winner!'Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500A Cynical News Story from 2003... a kind of dated spoof on a scam that was perpetrated by a woman in San Jose, California who claimed to find a fingertip in a bowl of chili from Wendy's in order to extort money from them (she had placed the fingertip in the chili, herself). She eventually did time, and was banned from Wendy's for the crime. Note - This is humor. As far as I know, no body parts have been found in McDonald's food. News - Neighbors Wary as New 'Borg' Walmart Prepares to OpenFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This was written in 2005 I think when Star Trek the Next Generation was still kind of relevant (well, the movies at least weren't that old) and people were wary of any Walmart opening up in their neighborhood. We've kind of accepted them now. News - Photos and CaptionsFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This is a list of Cynical News stories that I was actually too lazy to write up. You can just imagine the rest of the stories. These are works of humor and satire. Some of these are a bit dated. Not to be taken (too) seriously with any regularity. Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke. This Week....Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This week's show.... is The Short Attention Span Show.... 3 hours long, no individual items over 2 minutes in length! If you hear something you don't like, just wait for a minute or two and it will change., DumbFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500So your sheets are dirty so you go to the laundry and it seems like you're constantly doing laundry, it seems like you are constantly dragging bags of your stinking wrinkled threadworn tshirts and sweat pants and dirty sheets to the laundry, and didn't I just do 5 loads last week? Now I got 5 loads more to do. How can I wear that much clothing in one week? News (2005): Cute Easter Bunny Offsets Image of Ravaged JesusFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Easter, 2005 - Today, the image of the very Son of God being flayed beyond recognition, hanged on two splintery wooden planks by his wrists and insteps, and then rising from the dead, was offset by the more pleasant notion of a cute little bunny leaving chocolate eggs. News (2005): Mick Jagger Falls off Walker, Breaks Hip OnstageFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Mountain View, CA - Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger fell off his walker and shattered his hip during a live performance at Shoreline Amphitheater on Tuesday. Jagger has been using the walker to navigate the stage, on the Rolling Stones worldwide tour, singing such favorites as 'Start Me Up' and 'Satisfaction' to throngs of delighted stadium-sized crowds during the Stones' latest Spring/Summer 2005 tour. News (2006): Jesus Diagnosed with PTSDFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Heaven, Left-Wing - November 16th, 2006 - Amongst the homosexuals and the schizophrenics killed by injustice, violence and hate in the history of man on earth, tired of sitting at the right hand of God for all eternity where there was "nothing to do" except dwelling upon his own horrific experiences, Jesus Christ, only begotten Son of God, now broods as a shell-shocked 'earth casualty' in a small studio apartment in which he has become a guarded and disheveled recluse. News (2005): Bush Plan: Paying Social Sec. Recipients w/Lottery TicketsFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Washington. D.C. - President Bush announced Tuesday a 'back-up plan' if his proposed initial proposal to privatize the Social Security system falls through, namely, paying off the people who have paid into the system with lottery tickets. News: Area Man Slowly Suffocating in Local ElevatorFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500A local male resident, trapped in an almost airtight elevator over the weekend, was not succesful in securing his release. With air, and time, running but, he decided 'not to breathe so much' in an effort to conserve air. However, his attempts at holding his breath only caused him to breath more rapidly once he inevitably had to breathe again. News (2005): Nine Billion In Missing Iraq War Funds "Lost In Wallet Somewhere"Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Washington D.C. - A report presented before the US congress Sunday concluded that the Bush Administration handled the special funding for the rehabilitation of Iraq in a negligent manner, Israel Radio reported. The report went on to say that because of the negligence, more than nine billion US dollars intended for the rehabilitation of Iraq, has gone missing. News (2005): Last of Wood Being Used to Keep Zombies out of FarmhouseFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Pennsylvania, PA - Local resident, "Ben" announced Tuesday that he was now "down to chopping up the last of much-needed but 'expendable' farmhouse's furniture in a "concerted effort to keep the flesh-eating zombies hordes from devouring the people inside". News 2005 - North Korea Grows Balls, DickFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Relevant now more than ever, this is a 'Cynical News' piece from 2005 which exposes what's really going on in foreign policy concerning war and aggression. Some of the phraseology is an homage to Carlin (St. George) and might therefore be NSFW. Phineas Narco and Ronald Redball Reunion ShowFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500A shorter, much shorter, version of this did appear on an Over the Edge show. We're just not sure which one. Various attempts were made to produce this, but to no avail. Enjoy. the WallFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This online not-for-sale album was made a number of years ago by members of the Negativland fan mailing list 'Snuggles'. It seeks to re-interpret and deconstruct tracks from Pink Floyd's album 'The Wall'. Might Be a Found Sound Addict If....Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This is a piece poking fun at fans of found sound or sound collage, as written by Phineas Narco and some of the members of the Snuggles mailing list. Hope you enjoy it. - HumorFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This is a listing or index of Humorous pieces that can be found on the NCN site. This is under the 'Words' Section of the site. Some material and language may be NSFW. Reader discretion is advised. - Synchroncity and Its Role in Mania and PsychosisFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500An essay describing certain states of mind known as 'mania', 'hypomania' and 'psychosis' and the role that synchroncity or 'coincidence' plays in these experiences. Burton and Johnny Depp Announce Wedding PlansFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Los Angeles - Director Tim Burton and A-List actor Johnny Depp have announced plans to wed each other in June. "We've just worked together to this for so long... I guess we've always known... it's just now we've made it official," said Burton, as he showed off an engagement ring to the Hollywood press corps on Friday., Journalist, Commits SuicideFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500Gonzo The Great (pictured left) the popular Muppet, has been found dead at his home in Colorado. He died of injuries, Wednesday, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The 58 year old muppet was found by his son, Clucky. NO NIN Nine Inch Nails ShowFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500From April 19th, 2012 - NIN has a new album out so we put this up at Mixcloud. We continue 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. Hear NIN as you've never heard them before, in this program. Most of these covers are of songs from the pre-Fragile days., 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This week's show is a mix of mashups, songs, remixes, dubstep versions, collages and general variations of music by Eminem mixed with various nerdcore pieces by 'Weird Al' Yankovic poking fun at white rap (and rap in general) as well as stuff from his new album 'Alpocalypse'. Also includes 'Weird Al' 'interviewing' Eminem. in Motion (The Great Big Chicken Show)Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500RETURN: This feels done now. A collage show all about 'chicken'. We have built it up, and broke it down, over the course of almost 3 years and much over the past week. It is now tracked and LP length. This is the best stuff boiled down to its quintessence. No one source is presented in its original un-remixed entirety. Crazy listening. 79+ min. in length.. on Plundercast - The Great Big Sex Music MixFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500This 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 '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. Diagnosed with PTSDFri, 28 Feb 2014 22:41:09 -0500From the 'Cynical News' series, from 2006 - Amongst the homosexuals, prostitutes, schizophrenics and outcasts of society killed by injustice, violence and hate in the history of man on earth, tired of sitting at the right hand of God for all eternity where there was 'nothing to do' but dwell upon his own horrific experiences, Jesus Christ, only begotten Son of God, now broods as a shell-shocked 'earth casualty' in a small studio apartment in which he has become a guarded and disheveled recluse. Dog Show (2014 Mix)Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400Sunday's (March 9th) collage show has gone to the dogs and is about all things canine. Originally from a 2011 show, recut and re-mastered for 2014 with mixed samples from Ellipse Elkshow, The Value Village People, Negativland, Mash Puppies, Out of Phase, The Bran Flakes... Eckhart Tolle RemixWed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400Originally 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. of our PlanesSun, 23 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400Examining the current discussion of missing planes, past and present: from Amelia Earhart to U2, the mystery of TWA Flight 800 and more current events. Some 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 and theories relating to 'LOST' as well as music by The Hadron Big Bangers, latest Midnight Voicejail and more!'- Songs for the Recently DepartedTue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400Webcast on March 2nd, 2014 on DFM and Plundercast - This program pays tribute to some recent passages at the time of it's making including Harold Ramis, Pete Seeger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob 2 from Devo,, and ... cats. Yes cats. 3-hour mix. Might have some NSFW comedy material therein. About Blindness and WhatnotSat, 05 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400This 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. Floor ShowThu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400A show about floors, carpeting: songs and music about flooring IN celebration of our new carpet. We also pay tribute to our late friend Darren in the first 35 minutes of this program presenting some of his favorite songs. Great Big Jesus ShowWed, 23 Apr 2014 15:28:39 -0400A fairly irreverent, and often psychedelic, mix about Jesus and the story of Jesus as heard in the media at large. This show was re-released and played on Easter (4/20) 2014 on DFM and Plundercast. Includes some traditional songs and many very non-traditional songs, and pieces, about the Prince of Peace. NoodlesSat, 26 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400Nervous Noodles is a reference to neurons. This is a serio-comic, collage-form, sonic meditation on anxiety. Created for the 'Needle in the Red' series. Some 'Voicejail'-oriented material in here as well as some early adventures of 'NervousMan'. Revamped a bit for this 2014 release. NoodlesWed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400Webcast 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. Things Which Come My Way (Series)Tue, 06 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400This is a series consisting of different pieces that friends have either created or told me about at the time of the broadcast... an eclectic mix of this and that. Recent discoveries, at the time. Long Distance DedicationMon, 19 May 2014 20:26:56 -0400This 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. Show That Came Together Over TimeSat, 24 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400We plunder the online vaults of ARKiV with a number of his fine remixes (including one of Negativland's 'Helter Stupid') also extensive and actual Subgenius content! Also: I Cut People, 9th Evolution, BSJ, Dictionaraoke, NCN's 'Midnight Voicejail', The Problemaddicts, The Caretaker, Shahar Vashal, DJ Tripp, Mastermix and Much More! Back to Life (The Zombie ApocaRemix) - 2014 CutMon, 02 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400A psychedelic audio collage documentary and tribute to the zombie genre in general: this is the sprawling June 2014 cut of a 2010 program all about zombies, the zombie apocalypse, and how it is treated and represented in popular culture. Some music and sequences in this show were created live in the studio by Phineas Narco with Big City Orchestra and UNIVAC on the UB Radio Salon Show as webcast on Unrelated Canada (and Women) ShowWed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400Sometimes we do two disparate themes and see where they overlap. Such is the case this week when we present pieces about Canada, but also an expanded version of our past program 'Wimmen and Gurls'. On Plundercast and DFM Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at 10pm Eastern Daylight Time. MeFri, 20 Jun 2014 14:47:25 -0400Program we did back in the Needle in the Red days. Updated, and expanded to nearly 80 min. long (total) for this 2014 Release. Has some Subgenius-oriented content. Includes as a bonus track, our recent remix of Negativland's 'U2'. and WhatnotTue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400Remixes of Negativland and of their recent release to the web of their master tracks for 'U2 - Negativland' their controversial 1991 EP. Plus excerpts from the newest NCN release, the Subgenius-oriented 'Kill Me' (just released), 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! Tooth on the LeftWed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400Another 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. of Our Planes v2.0Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:42:12 -0400A full REDUX 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, examines the historical subject of lost planes and mysteries in times of war and peace: from Earhart to the U2 spyplane, as well as the mystery of TWA Flight 800 in the 1990's. and GatheringWed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400Just 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. This came out good. Should be better by the Sunday Show. - Using Found SoundTue, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400An essay which uses Negativland's radio show 'Over the Edge' as a specific example of the use and creation of found sound or sound collage in general. This has a new 2014 prologue which explains more about some of the terms used to describe these ideas. Final Devival (Part 1)Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400This 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. Sheep (and Pigs)Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:49:57 -0400As 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 Sunday: 'Shark Riot!'Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:55:47 -0400Just in time for the tail end of Shark Week we are documenting the recent events in Ferguson, MO without ever mentioning it (well, at least putting them into historical perspective) ... this program closes out Shark Week and was christened by Susie the Floozie, and it utilizes and augments Pop Defect Radio's well-made and passionate collage / program about police brutality (Policestate 2012 Mix) and augments it mostly with clips from our programs 'Telecrime', 'Occupations' and 'Shark Attack!'. Some tributes to Robin Williams as well. This Week: 'How to Get Lucky and Whatnot' - Thurs. and Sun. - 10pm EasternWed, 10 Sep 2014 04:09:06 -0400This was originally 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. Best of Midnight Voicejail Vol. 9: The Mr. 1:15 AlbumWed, 24 Sep 2014 07:40:05 -0400We just put this up. Part of a 10 part series, most of which is now available. Real life recordings of a social network on voicemail systems in 1980s era Silicon Valley. The Adventures of Sto-nerd Extraordinaire, Mr. 1:15 with his very own album. Player is cued to the radio edit, but entire tracked Uncut version is available in complete download along with bonus items. Humorous psychedelia. Enjoy. Semi Mars Show (2014 Mix)Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400Updated for 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 1993) Also Onan Canobite with his 'This Planet is Mars' theory and unrelated-to-Mars material. Mystery MixTue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400Webcast 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. Voicejail - Episode 25 - Perry StoneSat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400This is Episode 25 of the Midnight Voicejail series called 'Perry Stone'. The player is cued to the 'Complete Radio Edit' of the program, but if you get the full download, you get the tracked, uncut, original version as well. Voicejail Episode GuideSat, 11 Oct 2014 21:07:04 -0400The Midnight Voicejail episode guide, with episodes in order, with descriptions, and with off-site links to where you can listen to and purchase episodes in their original form(s) as well as complete radio edits of them. 2014Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:31:08 -0400Possibly 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. - 3 hours. Sunday: 'Thank You For Making Noise' - 10PM EasternSun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400Tonight we present in part a remix of the last big city orchestra show at UB Radio Salon from Last Sunday (Show #352) which we were supposed to be on, but we had a cold/flu virus, and are just getting over it. It's almost as if we were there! Look for us to guest on UB Radio Salon in January of 2015! On Hiatus for the Time BeingThu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400Phinny is taking a break due to illness for the indefinite future from regular Plundercast shows, so we will no longer be on at regularly scheduled times. If you want to follow us (plundercast) on Twitter, that is the best way to be notified if and when we will be playing anything on an off-schedule 'just for fun' basis, or if there's anything new that inspires. Thanks folks! Explore this item for useful links to find out what we're doing. CannibalismWed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400Just in time for Halloween: This uniquely-formed and very dark 2014 collage-based 10th-Anniversary Re-mastered Redux of this program is based on a radio show mixed live by JC Clone and NCN in the KFJC 89.7 FM studios in Los Altos, CA on April 7th, 2004. 2014 'Pre-lloween' Mega-Show - Thursday 8pm-1am EasternWed, 29 Oct 2014 16:33:10 -0400The day before Halloween we pull out all the stops and start the frights a wee bit Early. Join us this Thursday, October 30th at 8pm Eastern on Plundercast for the 2014 Pre-lloween 5-hour Mega-show! 2014: Month-Long Pink Floyd Tribute - Thurs. and SundaysTue, 04 Nov 2014 20:12:48 -0500Well... It's officially November now (2014) and we'd thought we'd make this wistful and melancholy fall month to be Pink Floyd month, on the streamed show. Around mid-November, the band is coming out with their new album, 'The Endless River' which looks to be their swan song. This Week: The "Best" of 2014 Part 1 - 7pm EasternThu, 18 Dec 2014 16:42:36 -0500Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 7pm (EDT) and Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at 10pm (EDT) A retrospective on our podcast's best pieces, mixes, remixes and edits from the past year. FAQ - What We're All AboutTue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500NCN - About Us (FAQ) - Everything you ever wanted to know about The National Cynical Network, it's members, roots, origins, influences and projects., 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500This is a page of links relating to NCN or contemporaries doing the same experimental and collage type of work, and artists and venues of interest to users of this site. Some of these links might be dead. You know how it is. Christmas: A Xmas Special (for the Rest of Us)Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500Tune in to our All-Day Christmas Special on Thursday, December 25th at 4pm Eastern Daylight Time. Listen links are at the bottom of this blog entry. We hope you can join us for a Cynical Christmas Special including Hour of Slack and many other goodies! Ronald Redball StoryTue, 30 Dec 2014 04:36:17 -0500In the annals of American comedy, there are many clowns, and fewer geniuses. And then...there are comics who transcend the level of genius. None of these categories however apply to: Ronald Redball: Comedian. Clown. Idiot. TherapyTue, 27 Jan 2015 02:17:20 -0500This 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 eclectic show seeks to be a cathartic release designed to soothe the savage beast-ness out in the listening ether. Will You Die?Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:24:28 -0500In this double-album/program, we ask the musical question, to obnoxious characters in our environment, that which we so much want to know the answer to and yet cannot. A meaningful medley of morbid and meandering montaged morsels mixed, and meant, to musically move many--and in part, this is a (former NCN alumni) Ronald Redball tribute / ode / retrospective. About HomeSat, 14 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500Just 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! Love SongsSat, 14 Feb 2015 02:06:51 -05003 hour Webcast which was on Plundercast and DFM 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 older mix 'Love Songs for Single People' and 'Romance' by The Koop Bump by Red Hand Dave. There's also a short 'inflatable girlfriend set. Shining Remix ProjectThu, 19 Feb 2015 12:06:28 -0500A mix of different re-workings, variations, samplings, remixes, tributes and mashups all of 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. Earth Sleeps AloneTue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500Webcast 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. This Sunday: Share the Air (Sunday 10pm Eastern)Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500New show--The second in our 'Four Elements' series is all about the AIR that we breathe, global warming, climate change, air pollution, breathing and being 'on the air'. We will be on the air in Amsterdam via DFM as well as Plundercast on Sunday the 1st of March when this final cut premieres. TrekSat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500Rest in Peace, Leonard Nimoy. This is our psychedelic, digital deconstruction of the world, zeitgeist and culture, of Star Trek. Includes original NCN material and stuff from the Midnight Voicejail's 'Best of' Volume 'Fascinating' featuring Joe Sledgehammer, Mr. 1:15, and Ronald Redball... also many musical remixes and ancillary material. Intricate, varied, dynamic and dense mix. My Toe in a Piece of Blue Sky - My Stint in Scientology (Part 1)Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400Now it Can be Told: In the Summer of 1991, I lived in downtown San Jose. I was 27 years old and mentally ill. I was disillusioned by the mental health system's attempts to 'cure' me of depression and anxiety and all of their permutations since 1984 when I got sick. I decided to check out Scientology while at the same time keeping some contact with the mental health system. My Toe in a Piece of Blue Sky - My Stint in Scientology (Part 2)Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:32:30 -0400Part 2 of my account of working for Dianetics/Scientology in San Jose in the early 1990's - by Phineas Narco. Continued from Part 1 of this account. Superman / Batman ShowWed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400Our remix of, and tribute to, superheroes: namely the two most prominent ones: Superman and Batman and their various treatments in our culture. Our tribute in anticipation of the upcoming Justice League movie (with Ben Affleck) that we hope will not suck. This webcast was played at 10pm Eastern, April 12th, 2015. We also will have material about tax and taxes in this show as well as outtakes from Midnight Voicejail. is a RentalTue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400NSFW? Webcast on April 19th, 2015 on Plundercast and DFM, this is a program partly about renting, rentals, eviction--Also, much stuff in here about parents, and in the last half hour we have excerpts from the final episode of Midnight Voicejail Uncut Episode 50 titled 'Escape'. of the Beatle BootiesTue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0400Compiled by NCN: this goes back to 2006 in its original conception, but is fleshed out a bit more for 2013. Available in three 79 min. files these mixes consist of our statement of what is the best of the Beatles variation genre (mashups, covers, tributes, parodies, etc.). IssuesSat, 09 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400From 2014, a Mother's Day show for the rest of us. Our Sunday collage show mix is a New/old/topical one, and is all about mothers and motherhood and a situation we can all understand... are on Tonight (Sunday) with impromptu show!Sun, 10 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400We couldn't make it up to Oakland this week so we will be on regularly scheduled time and place. Carlin Voice Mail to Phineas (1998)Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400This is a clean copy of the enthusiastic voicemail George sent to Phineas in the Fall of 1998. The tape he is referring to is of the program 'Bombscare' which I did with Don Joyce of Negativland in the mid-90's on their show 'Over the Edge'. I used some of George sampled 'Explosions are fun!' in it, which he loved hearing. It was a great validation from a no-bullshit guy. SatisfactionWed, 13 May 2015 21:36:10 -0400Webcast live on Plundercast and DFM on 9.2.12, this is a music mix about Satisfaction featuring some blues and country songs, but going into a more modern set around halfway through with riffs on Benny Benassi's 'Satisfaction', Rolling Stones, Devo, etc. 1 hour long MashagesThu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400With NSFW language in some places: this is an 8+ Hour Megamix of Bastard Pop Goodies. From the 3-Part series broadcast originally in 2006 minus any redundancies or any back announcements. Just a straight-through mix of many of our favorite mashups, by various DJ's and artists, some of which appear in other programs as well. Last Play Tape (New Release)Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400This is an Uncut and Complete recording of The 'Classic' lineup of Al Newport, Ronald Redball and Phineas Narco goofing around in the KFJC studio extemporaneously for about an hour amidst sound effects and musical samples. The last time the three of them were together, in 2001. This was shortly after 9/11 (and contains references to it) and right before Mr. 1:15 (Newport) moved to England. Extremely silly stuff., 02 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400Inspired by our recent personal California housing crisis, and webcast originally on May 31st, 2015 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam: An inspiring and moving show about moving, moving your stuff, and moving on. We cried as we mixed this! With many songs about moving and voices around the web talking about housing and moving--mixed material from 2 Many DJ's, DJ , DJ BC, Evolution Control Committee, TeeJay804, Girl Talk, and the Midnight Voicejail finale. - A 3 hour collage mix. to MeTue, 02 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400With some NSFW Language and Inspired from our real-life housing crisis: From May 24th, 2015 - WITH ACTUAL SUBGENIUS CONTENT!! with work by Mutant Beatniks, Ellipse Elkshow, The Former Yugoslavia, Mat Katastrophe', Anti-Musik for "Bob", Faroff, Loo and Placido, Jaydiohead, NCN, Much more. A show with the leitmotifs of resolve, determinism, strength, motivation and whatnot. - 3 hour often psychedelic mix. Words and New MusicTue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400Webcast on June 7th, 2015 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam: This combines one of our old programs called 'Words' with new music pieces and songs from 2015. No Back Announce on program itself. See mixcloud version for playlist or check ID3 tags of the MP3. HiatusWed, 17 Jun 2015 22:08:43 -0400NCN is on Hiatus until the end of the month, because we are moving. We are in need of funds so if you can help us out with a donation it would be greatly appreciated at this time! Thank you so much for your support!! Hard Drive Has Crashed During Show !!Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400Utterly gone. I'm writing from a neighbor's computer. I didn't think it would survive the move and it didn't. I got it in 2007 so it was about time. May have been the non a/c environment too. Thankfully I have most everything backed up. If anyone can help, let me know. It's a Dell. News 2005 - Tom Cruise Re-Emphasizes: 'NOT Gay!'Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400Following quickly on the heels of what critics have called 'irrational behavior' on the Oprah Winfrey Show (pictured left) and despite no claims to the contrary, Tom Cruise, a 'HETERO-sexual celebrity', released a 'pre-emptive' statement Monday that he is 'not gay'., 04 Jul 2015 13:02:17 -0400We are still dead in the water technically so we regret to inform you that we can't do a show this week. Our hard drive bit the dust and it may be until next week before we can get a new setup going. Please bear with us. Thank you for your support. - X-Day ProgrammingSun, 05 Jul 2015 03:50:35 -0400Here are some X-Day oriented offerings from NCN Past. We are off this week due to technical difficulties, sorry. For more information on X-Day and the July 5th yearly celebration see the subgenius foundation website! News: Shark Attack Reporting on the Rise (2003)Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400MIAMI : Media reports of shark attacks on humans, while rare, rose slightly in 2004 to 61 worldwide, and will rise more, as interest in shark attacks increases, said a study out Monday.... Attack!Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400In which we explore the depths of man's fear and fascination concerning sharks. Yes, 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, join us for this 3 hour collage show. Just in time for Shark Week! Art of GlancingMon, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400The first show at our new place! Webcast in its entirety on Plundercast and DFM on July 12th, 2015. A show in part about eye contact, starting over, revolutions and current events from June, in the news, including the South Carolina church shooting and the Supreme Court gay marriage decision. will be on KPFA / Over the Edge This Week - Thursday at Midnight (Pacific)Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400Don Joyce, of Negativland, our friend and mentor, is ill and so we are travelling up to KPFA to be on Over the Edge with Puzzling Evidence Thursday Night / Friday Morning of this week (July 16th/17th, 2015) at Midnight, Pacific Time. Art of Breathing (Part 2 of 2)Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400We are working backwards sequentially in this two-part show, which is in part about breath and breathing, and is also in tribute to our mentor and friend Don Joyce (of Negativland, who is currently ill with breathing issues) on The Puzzling Evidence Show. We will present Part 1 next week which will be the Over the Edge portion of the show. Art of Breathing (Part 1 of 2)Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400This is NCN's adaptation of the show 'Breathing' that we did with Jon Leidecker (Wobbly) of Negativland and Puzzling Evidence (Douglas Wellman) on 07/17/2015 on Negativland's radio show 'Over the Edge' in Berkeley, CA. We were helping to fill in, at that time, for our friend and long-time mentor and Negativland member Don Joyce (1944-2015). This is representative of that show with some post-production/mixing/additional material added to/done on it including a new ending. This is the last Over the Edge show done while Don Joyce was still alive, and in the hospital, at the time, due to breathing issues. Don sadly passed away on July 22nd, 2015 from heart failure. RIP Don Joyce and Long Live Negativland! - 3 hour program. ControlThu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400From August 2nd, 2015 - A redux of a previous show from years past, all about time, time travel, and time control amongst other things. Includes actual Subgenius content! Also includes the Midnight Voicejail episode 'Coping Mechanism'. Thanks to Richard Lindsay from KBOO in Portland for some of this material. Includes work by Steinski, Jack Hertz, Re-Drum, Mastermix, DJ Schmolli, ToToM, Sweet Brown, DJ Aristocat, Hour of Slack, The Subgenius Show, Over the Edge, Negativland, Hellpope Huey and Zoogz Rift. - 3 hour mix. Wing Radio Hell (2015 Mix)Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400A special 2015 Special Edition version of this collage-based program digitally deconstructing the attitudes, motivations, and effects of the right ring radio movement, and the culture war in general--as it was in the Clinton and Bush eras, and how it is today. We look at and remix work from the likes of Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Reagan, Bill O'Reilly, Paul Harvey, Dr. Laura, Sarah Palin, Phineas Narco, . Also comedy clips from George Carlin, Al Newport, Bill Hicks, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Roy Zimmerman, and collage work by Cliff Roth, DJ Silly, Babs Bendix, Hugh Atkin, Steinski, The Lorin Swelk Orchestra, The Melker Project and Many More! on KFJC - Day of Don (Joyce Unto the World)Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0400Just about exactly as it was broadcast on August 16th, 2015 with minimal trimming--NCN appearing live, and solo, on the 'Day of Don (Joyce Unto the World)' all-day Negativland / Don Joyce tribute show on KFJC: Remembering the great talent and work of Don Joyce who curated 'Over the Edge' on KPFA for over 35 years. We collected some choice rarities and pieces not heard for quite some time from Over the Edge and Negativland and composed them 'conversationally' using Don's own handed down technique. Sunday: The Annotated Mark Hosler InterviewSat, 29 Aug 2015 21:37:19 -0400The Interview that Phineas Did with Mark Hosler on KFJC, August 16th, during the 'Day of Don', didn't get heard in our regular show slot, and not on DFM.NU out of Amsterdam so we thought we would run an annotated version of the interview with sonic 'illustrations' of what it is we are talking about added in. Parody Song: Unfriend Me NowTue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400Phinny sings a new parody song based on Joe Cocker's version of the classic Ray Charles song 'Unchain My Heart' this time geared toward the social media age. Enjoy! Sunday: 'Confusions' (10pm Eastern)Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400An ultra-confusing show all about, our favorite subject: Confusion. A bit of a title-based sequel to last week's program: Confessions (which should be up by next week along with this one). 'Counting Sheep (and Pigs) v2.0 (Dave Cameron Version)Sun, 27 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0400This is a topically updated 2015 mix of a show not heard for a while called 'Counting Sheep (and Pigs)'. It includes material (in the middle 'Pigs' section of the program) about #piggate: a scandal currently hitting the Prime Minister Dave Cameron in the UK. A driven and psychedelic collage mix of and around these topics. Review: Terminator - GenisysSun, 27 Sep 2015 23:32:24 -0400Terminator: Genisys movie doesn't take itself seriously and maybe it shouldn't at this point in the franchise. With alternate timelines, nexus points, theoretical physics, and heroes becoming villains, who can really tell what's really happening in this franchise anymore? Nothing is sacred: just throw a bunch of CGI effects up on the screen like so much confetti, and let the audience figure it out. It's one of those movies where you're sure that the actors spent quite a lot of time in a 'green' studio reacting to things that were to be added in later. Up: The Coffee ShowTue, 29 Sep 2015 11:00:03 -0400Somewhat 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. LoughnerMon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400This is the original version of this program as it was first webcast on January 16th, 2011 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam. A collage / compilation/ mix featuring somewhat disassociated sonic meditations on the history and phenomenon of shooting sprees in The United States and the challenge of forgiving the unforgivable. This program asks the musical question of whether creativity can follow, and even trump, destruction. or Bad - The Psychopath RemixMon, 26 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0400Note--Some material in this program may be NSFW or triggering. Listener discretion advised! Webcast live, originally on October 25th, 2015 (also in the Second Life Burning Man virtual environment) a show about psychopaths, narcissists, sociopaths. Gun ShowMon, 26 Oct 2015 17:03:51 -0400Webcast originally on October 18th, 2015 to dozens of listeners--over a couple of weeks after the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon. A cultural commentary made up of news, clips of politicians, comedians and pundits addressing the gun issue, songs about guns, the controversy of gun control, and a digital deconstruction overall of the endemic gun problem in America which gets more ingrained with every mass shooting. Double-Album from NCN: Party in my MindTue, 27 Oct 2015 05:11:00 -0400A new double album from Phineas Narco and The National Cynical Network. Stream of consciousness monologues and leitmotifs like SubGenius, phone calls, Burning Man, death and madness, with material from various Plundercast programs that are highly synthesized and much un-heard stuff including a bonus track of extra material if you get the download. Sunday: SubGenius Songs and Whatnot (Part 1)Sat, 07 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500A bevy of strange songs and pieces from the SubGenius side of things as well as pieces by Phineas Narco, Mad Genius, Pogo, Stallio!, Dr. Onan Canobite, and various rarities. Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at 10pm EST. - They're Coming to Shoot JFK, Ha Haa!Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500This is a bit of a 'best of' Puzzling Evidence retrospective borrowing material from the 2011 Special we did on The Puzzling Evidence Show including live mixed collages and song as well as monologues from the November 8th, 2013 Puzzling Evidence Show (which commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the assassination). Star Wars Remix ProjectTue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500Originally 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. 3-hour show! Lennon RevisitedTue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500Our John Lennon Collage Mix, from October, 2012. Mash-ups, covers, collages, and obscure songs by, 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. DonateThu, 31 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0500Donations Page. This is the page where you can make a donation to the work we do. Help Keep Us Fluid and Our Site Pop-Up and Ad free. Thank you for helping us bring you unique programming. Check out the link to our Patreon page! 2015 RetrospectiveSat, 16 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500This is a 6-hour program looking back at the 'Best of' NCN's mixes in 2015, done on New Year's Eve, December 31st, 2015 / January 1st, 2015 and played to as much as 200 listeners, on the KFJC stream and countless more listening in on radio waves in the SF Bay Area while we brought in the New Year. IssuesSat, 16 Jan 2016 21:02:13 -0500A show for everyone with a father! Around the family holiday season comes a mix that was first played on 11/20/11 on Plundercast and DFM about issues that spring up between fathers and their kids (especially sons) and... a situation we can all understand: 'Daddy Issues'--who do we know who doesn't have them? Even daddies! Predictions and WhatnotSat, 16 Jan 2016 22:13:36 -0500From January 10th, 2016. A somewhat somber show, with some upbeat sequences punctuating here and there. A collection of many mystical, artistic and journalistic voices from around the web giving prognostications for the coming year. Much commentary from various astrologers and psychics giving their predictions for the coming year. David Bowie Remix ProjectTue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500From January 17th, 2016 - This is a moving pastiche of different styles and genres: interpretations of Bowie's work in the form of mashups, remixes, covers and re-interpretations. Most of us have heard his original songs, but this program is exploring influences and inspirations of David Bowie (8 January 1947 10 January 2016) in these effectively de-facto collaborations with other artists. Peter Gabriel Remix ProjectWed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500Webcast on Jan. 31st, 2015--Continuing on in our tributes to musical 'Heroes' such as David Bowie a couple of weeks ago--no, Peter Gabriel didn't die--but this is a moving tribute and synthesized collection of different styles and genres: interpretations of Peter Gabriel's work in the form of mashups, remixes, covers. Trump / Fascism ShowThu, 18 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500Originally webcast on January 14th, 2016 - Excerpts from fascist-oriented commentary collage pieces by NCN from years past; and some more current remixes of Donald Trump in the current political race, from around the web, are mixed with excerpts from various mixes by other artists about fascism. A mostly abstract political show. RoomFri, 19 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500Quick Links to the main sound resources, on the site and different ways to listen to our unique radio programming from the podcast archives, to the listening streams, you can access all our available on-site sounds through the links on this page. Interesting Show About BoredomFri, 26 Feb 2016 07:10:55 -0500A show all about the universally undesired state of boredom: ennui, malaise, doldrums, 'blues', call it what you will--an exploration to find out what causes it, and what (if anything) should be done about it. It's actually an INTRIGUING SUBJECT found extensively in popular culture as well as psychological and philosophical studies. Side VariationsSat, 27 Feb 2016 06:39:24 -0500This is a 3-hour mix made up of versions (remixes, covers, medleys, mixes, version medleys and other such re-workings) of songs from Pink Floyd's seminal album 'Dark Side of the Moon'. All by OTHER bands. NO ORIGINAL PINK FLOYD WILL BE HEARD! Only versions of the original songs. Sunday is the 40th Anniversary of this album's release in the UK in 1973. 2016Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:09:22 -0400Yes, a show all about--THAT. We're sorry. A companion piece to Bootycore 2014 and playing on March 20th, 2016. Hosted by (the late) James Mason. Easter Show 2016Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400Webcast on Easter Sunday, April 27th, 2016--this is a very weird, irreverent (sometimes NSFW) collection of often bizarre (and sometimes moving) sonic items, both musical and comedic, relating to Jesus, Christmas, Easter, and religion in general. Rain ShowTue, 12 Apr 2016 06:25:41 -0400This was a well-received program which was webcast on Dec. 14th, 2014, on NCN, Plundercast, and DFM out of Amsterdam, in the midst of a big thunderstorm in California (which was in the midst of a drought simultaneously). Wistful and moving works, elegantly blended, mostly punctuated by the soothing susurration of rainfall. The late Don Joyce, at the time, came out with a similar program, coincidentally called 'The Rain Show' on Over the Edge a few days after this premiered., 26 Apr 2016 19:29:44 -0400A 3-hour mutated, manic media mix all about ROBOTS. Which was played to over 20 listeners on April 24th, 2016. Tons of work went into this show ALL WEEK LONG including a couple all-nighters, and it is by far the best program since the Bowie Tribute Show in January and the most elaborate since 'Mad or Bad'. Star Wars Remix Project - Episode 2 (The Sampler Strikes Back)Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400In honor of 'May the Fourth' this week: this is a brand-new 3-hour and wholly different show than Episode I (from 2013). Episode II (The Sampler Strikes Back) concentrates a little less on the comedy and more on the musical remixes, many of which have been created by various artists since the last Star Wars Remix Project show., 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400This is a list of quick links to the most popular Words pieces on the site from the past 30 days. The four main parts of the Words section are Poetry, Humor, Essays and Quotes and are reachable through this page. NO DYLAN Bob Dylan ShowWed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400A sister show to the NO DEVO Devo show, this is a show that psychedelically weaves it's way through Bob Dylan music, but nowhere in the program will you actually hear Bob Dylan. Yes, 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. Sunday: Robotic Mutations (on KFJC) - 1am-5am EDTSun, 29 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400We present a 'Special Edition' / Director's Cut and LIVE MIX of our 'Robots' show from earlier in the month, with over an hour of new material with Phineas Narco LIVE on the air at KFJC 89.7 FM (in the SF Bay Area). This will be on after hour regularly scheduled show which starts 10pm EDT / 7pm PDT on Plundercast, NCN, and DFM (DFM may or may not carry the longer Robots program after) - Dinosaurs (with JC Clone on KFJC)Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Broadcast on KFJC 89.7 FM in the SF Bay Area (for the recurring Mr. Pumpkinhead show and part of their MAYhem Specials) and mixed live by Phineas Narco and JC Clone on May 20th, 2016. The daring duo return to the terrestrial airwaves and serve up a mouth-watering musical audio-collage meal (for your eardrums) all about (dot dot dot) Dinosaurs. - Hate This Show!Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:07:44 -0400A show all about Hate (3-hour Mix). Includes work by The Church of the SubGenius, Rev. Cuttlefish, St. William Hicks, Eclectic Method, Donald Trump, I Cut People, Hate Mail from Phineas Narco and Ronald Redball, Neil Cicierega, Gitar, Midnight Voicejail, The Evolution Control Committee and others. Joy of NothingFri, 17 Jun 2016 22:30:23 -0400Originally webcast on and on March 25th, 2010. This is sort of a Whitman's sampler of various new-age type meditations on being and nothingness with appropriate musical references that came to mind at the time of it's construction sprinkled throughout, few in their entirety. A unique and 'trippy' mix, inquiring into the 'less as more' paradigm, taken to it's most extreme., 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Just Two Days before the scheduled SubGenius X-Day Rupture, we present the latest third installment in our SubGenius icon series: 'Aliens'. With a special rough-draft preview on Thursday at the same listed times. Not on this Week Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400We are off this week due to some technical reasons, however the 24 hour streams are still up. We hope to be on again next week with 'The (Belated) Prince Remix Project' or something else at that time. Stay tuned! Sorry for any inconvenience. Best of Midnight Voicejail - Vol 7: The Vomit at the End of the WorldSun, 31 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400This is Volume 7 of our 10 Part series which features the "Best" of various clips from the Midnight Voicejail series. The series is a psychedelic audio documentary about a world of real-life voicemail box system squatters who used the boxes as a form of social media in Silicon Valley during the 1980s and 1990s. Included in the entire download package is the uncut version of this program, in tracks, along with the radio edit of the volume which is all in one track (cued track in player). Prince Variations Remix ProjectSun, 31 Jul 2016 08:36:02 -0400Webcast on July 24th, 2016: This is a belated tribute to, and mix (of mixes) of, the music (and musical influences) of the artist Prince. Consisting mainly of remixes, covers, mash-ups and experimental collages (along with some scattered original Prince songs, for perspective) this mix is, at least for the first half, a kind of augmented version of the Dakeyne Definitive Prince Mix. are the EyeballTue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400Listener Discretion Advised. Webcast on August 14th, 2016--This came together rather quickly, and is an eclectic hodge-podge of mostly DIY and Plunderphonic style cutups, mashups (including DJ Schmolli, Wax Audio and ToToM) and other works, all held together by the striking and instantly recognizable style of collage artist extraordinaire Wayne Butane UpWed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM on August 21st, 2016. An audio time-capsule of sorts made up of current voices, and electronically spoken text, from around the web on the subject of adulthood. It is comprised of many clips, samples, music and songs all about coming of age and growing up. are on Hiatus: Sept. 29th - October 9th, 2016Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:28:42 -0400We are on Hiatus from Monday, September 29th through October 9th, 2016 as we are gearing up for (hopefully) a show on KPFA with Puzzling Evidence called 'Gods and Monsters' on KPFA on October 6th. We are also pre-empted on October 2nd, 2016 by Big City Orchestra on DFM for a special show from them. and MonstersWed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400From a show done for 'Crack of Dawn' on October 7th, 2016 at KPFA in Berkeley with Puzzling Evidence (Doug Wellman) and Dr. Hal (Harry S. Robins) in the studio. With remixes of humorous religious pieces as well as remixed excerpts from the 1963 LP "Famous Monsters Speak!" this mix of mixes includes long, dense spooky Halloween-worthy sequences, take-offs on cults, "God(s)" and religious dogma, as well as political material including at least a couple of post-added Donald Trump remixes (the Trump-centric 'PussyGate' scandal erupted the day after the program was broadcast).'s Almost Over--The 2016 Election Remix SpecialThu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500This is a v2.0 further developed version of the show we did a couple weeks ago in Second Life and on our show. A round-up collection of (mostly humorous) remixes, mashups, collages, 'Trumpstep', interpretations, protest songs, and mostly non-professionally made audio mixes and works that creatively came out of the 2016 Presidential Election season from the public. All under one roof for the first time, here is what we consider to be the 'best' efforts of the heated and controversial 2016 political season. For the purpose of criticism and commentary and for making you laugh! Sunday: '11/9 - Through the Looking Glass' - 10pm EasternSun, 13 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500Premiere: a very special show! A psychedelically artistic audio time capsule, and media documentary, which seeks to capture the spirit of 11/9/2016 (a day of elation or pain for many) and thereafter - The mind-blowing day after the U.S. Presidential election, in which political outsider Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. A sequel of sorts to our Election Remix Special from last week. Note from Phineas - NCN on Hold for Indefinite Future Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500Folks, I am not doing too well right now. The night before last my hard drive crashed. I could tell it was having problems up to the crash and did get a lot of stuff backed up at the last minute but not everything. The bad news is I need a new computer in order to do my work, because I called Dell to see what they could do and they just want to sell me a Windows 10 compatible computer.... for New Computer for NCN - Please contribute and/or Share!Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500The Church of the SubGenius is passing the hat around to get NCN a new computer on which to do our work! Please contribute--any amount is helpful and/or share Thanks so much for all the support of our listeners and fans!! is a special player for JoeSun, 18 Dec 2016 20:30:16 -0500We are waiting on new equipment to be delivered so we are off until next month (Jan. 2017) until then you can enjoy our streaming webcast! By request, this is a special player for Joe Sledgehammer so he can easily tune into the 'Best of' NCN 24hr 128kbps Hi-Fi stream which plays constantly and randomly on the site. Listener Discretion Advised. May be NSFW. Requires javascript to be enabled. Hit play (arrow button to start playback and hear). Christmas Shows at the top of the podcast archives queue!Sun, 25 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500We put the Christmas-oriented shows we did, from years past, at the top of the podcast archives queue. Lots of mashups and comedy songs and whatnot. Kind of irreverent in some places. You probably want to open each item in a separate tab, because Thoughtconduit doesn't let you backtrack. Sunday: 'Information Is Not Knowledge' - January 1st, 2017 - 10pm Eastern Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500Weeee're Baaack! Thanks to YOU! We kick off the start of 2017 with a brand new offering about fake news, information overload, epistemological conundrums, nuggest 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. Sunday: 'Hunting and Gathering 2' - 10pm EasternSat, 07 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500Premiere: Various entertaining and obscure pieces of interest 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! JournalismFri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500May 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. VersionsFri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500Webcast March 22nd, 2015 on Plundercast and DFM out of Amsterdam, we remix, examine, chronicle and deconstruct the controversies behind Robin Thicke's and T.I. Pharrell's infamous 'Blurred Lines' with many remixes and different versions of it in the mix. Mayhem (on KFJC)Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400Frequent Negativland co-conspirator and KFJC alumni Phineas Narco, of 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. Spider ShowFri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400Debut: A psychedelic and experimental media mix of mostly music all about these mysterious and darkly beautiful creatures and their treatment in culture at large. From rap to rock, to R and B... from comedy to SubGenius lore, this show covers a lot, Join Phineas Narco for a brand new program. This Sunday at 10pm Eastern Time. Time Travel History Show (with Puzzling Evidence)Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400Originally 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. and Gathering 2Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400Originally 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. Cornell vs Puzzling vs. Trump vs. Newport ShowFri, 16 Jun 2017 22:46:25 -0400A 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. FreaksTue, 27 Jun 2017 01:20:34 -0400An un-produced sketch (or skit or script) for a fictional trailer pairing the disparate talents of Woody Allen and David Lynch. Make of it what you will. - HeatWed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400Webcast 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. BeliefMon, 17 Jul 2017 23:46:06 -0400Originally 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? Player and Listen Links for Live Scheduled ShowSun, 23 Jul 2017 21:34:07 -0400This is a web-player page to hear this week's live show. Press play button on player to start playback. Will Work only during showtimes: Thurs. and Sun. at 10pm Eastern. Hope you enjoy! External player's listen link is available as well.