The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry

This is another of those crazy episodes that's part old live stuff that sounds new, part new music, and part new versions of old music. And part a brand new interview with old Rev. Stang by old non-SubGeniuses. The Mama Kangaroo ladies are back singing Captain Beefheart songs, The Psycho Skeletons (all of them!) present two new skelpieces, and LeMur cuts up. Collages by Norel Pref are probably also imbedded in the 2005 WCSB yaks with Stang, Dave n' Doe. Also included are excerpts of Rev. Stang being interviewed very recently by two local AM talk radio hosts who broadcast from a shopping mall. Stang's real purpose in going was to get the testimony of one of those hosts (named David Lynch, believe it or not), who was witness to a long-ago Cleveland seminar for cops on how to identify gang signs -- at which the Dobbshead was shown as an example of a "Satanic gang symbol." Praise "Bob."

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1460.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:11 PM

(Live 2014-4-6) Roping "LoneCow Dave" into the station by phone has been tricky lately, so we spent half of this episode replaying some 2005 recordings made when Dave was actually in the WCSB studio. These sections, which we found on a special disc while cleaning, are very rantful although they were originally selected specifically for Wei's Mom to hear, ten years ago. Suddenly, in the middle of the show, Stang, Doe and Dave age 10 years and (among other things) struggle with the issue of racism among monsters -- especially the monsters of a con-for-kids franchise called Monster High. (It attracted our attention for the obvious reasons: girls and monsters.) The "Bob"-"Oyeh" song at the very end is by Rev. Circle Maker.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1459.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:47 AM

Jimi Hendrix could be a real funny guy, and this show is dedicated to FUNNY HENDRIX. And, unless you're a victim of Hendrixmania, you probably haven't heard these versions of these songs. We even have Hendrix PREACHING. Our man in Dobbstown, Dr. G. Gordon Gordon, found a huge mess of rare Hendrix in "Bob's" vaults, recordings unheard since 1970 -- these are the funniest and/or most surrealistic. When Lonesome Cowboy Dave called in, The Conspiracy broke the phone bank, so we had to make comedy routines about our technical impediments again. So we played more Rare Funny Hendrix and three more songs from "Mama Kangaroo: Philly Women Sing Captain Beefheart." 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1458.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:17 AM

Stang got into one of his fits from reading the comments that follow Yahoo news articles, and interrupted the flow of Captain Beefheart songs covered by women, and collages by Xister, to once again read the actual words of Yahoo Yay-Hoos in various doofus accents. Luckily, Lonesome Cowboy Dave called in, getting Stang's mind off the death of Death Valley and back onto a bunch of insane nonsense. Also discussed: Velikovsky. Ancient Giants of Ohio. The secret SubGenius Nude Selfies facebook pages. "The culture of poverty" among rural whites. God Hates FAQs but invented math. Eating feet on Friday; consuming soles. Climate Science according to the Yay-Hoos of Yahoo.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1457.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:12 PM

Except for some nifty collages from Rev. Xister of Minute of Slack, this is a mostly live episode from WCSB Cleveland. Stang outlines his theory about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (still unexplained at this writing). Lonesome Cowboy Dave calls in and the usual incredibly convoluted discussion ensues. This one hinges on the question of whether we can be sure we have any more autonomous existence than do the characters in our video games and cartoons. Neal Stephenson gets mashed up with Robert Louis Stephenson. Both Dave's phone line and the station's had intermittent, unexplained, randomly occuring technical problems in the form of extra noise, which we of course tried to incorporate into the show using various ruses and sleights of tongue. Eventually Dr. Sinister walked in and joined us so things almost started to make a little sense just before the show ended with the Devo song, "Fountain of Filth".

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1456.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31 AM

Back in 1994, Hour of Slack originated in Dallas, but we used a lot of material recorded whenever Rev. Stang visited Cleveland and sat in on the late Chas Smith's show, "ESO Radio/Brain Rot Theater" on WCSB. One of the best chunks of one of the best of those shows, "Lonesome Cowboy Dave in Space," comprises the majority of this episode. Many listeners thought it was SCRIPTED! The only thing that was scripted however was the intro to the ESO show tapes, detailing the truly dire deadlines and circumstances of The SubGenius Foundation in late 1994. (We had two weeks to finish our half-finished book REVELATION X, and we had just moved (most unfortunately, as it turned out) from our funky old house into a brand new custom home.) Also in the show is music from Nenslo, The Rudy Schwartz Project and Doktorz 4 "Bob".

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1455.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28 PM

The original plan was to worship various guitar players of the Church of the SubGenius, but Stang's attention was snagged just before leaving for the station by something else: not the Academy Awards, which were happening that night, but the intensely jealous comments from "the peanut gallery" following a Yahoo news article about the red carpet getting rained on. Amazing how the most trivial subject matter still leads inexorably to vehement dissertations about the evils of the Negro President and climate science. So, Stang & Doe read the Yayhoos of Yahoo again. Despite this distraction, Time Control is discussed at length with Lonesome Cowboy Dave, along with every other damn thing, especially the Conspiracy. The episode opens however with a kick-ass major collage by The Large plus some great LeMur bits and PR Gnus. Musical guests: The Psycho Skeletons and The Rainmakers. The background music for the live yakking is a great jam recorded at 9X-Day Drill involving The Amino Acids, Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Princess Wei.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1454.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05 PM

Contains VERY RARE DEVO. It's a bummer to think that I, Stang, wasn't prompted to discover just how many unheard DEVO songs I had preserved in the Bulldada Time Control lab until a member of the band suddenly and unexpectedly died -- a stern reminder that X-Day could come when you least expect it. Therefore: SLACK OFF AS IF YOUR VERY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT! The other members of DEVO have always been supportive of the Church but Bob 2 and his wife Lisa were the only ones who actually ponied up the (then) $30 for Ordainment. Also he was a swell guy in person. All of the music in this episode is by DEVO and most of it gets heard only by the most devout DEVOtees -- many of whom we see every year at the DEVOtionals in Cleveland, and whence come our copies of some of this swell material. Thanks especially to Rev. Toth Wilder for extreme rarities.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1453.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27 PM

We proudly present a recent episode of "Bob's" Slack Time Funhouse: a true masterpiece by Rev. susie the Floozie, originally broadcast on WREK Atlanta. As she describes it:

"You know, people sometimes see me as being little more than a pair of jiggling boobs--but if they'd look up, they'd see a mirror image of the same seething bicameral action going on under my beehive hairdo, complete with brain cleavage to match! Personally speaking, I had a bit of a psychotic break...and with two years of failure and withdrawal reaching a boiling point, the only therapy I have is to closet myself up working on the FUNHOUSE. But oh, this Bataan Death March of an episode was precisely the wrong kind of show for someone whose personality was fracturing into madness to immerse herself in--because the ingredients of this show are precisely that, broken mirror-shards of me. For once, I feel appropriate describing this episode as being "totally insane"--because this excursion truly is the product of my absolute blithering insanity.

"In this episode, I use my own evil Recombinant Comedy(tm) devices on myself, blasting my own words into rubble and reassembling them into a scenario that takes its own form....but this time I'm not in the driver's seat. From the very start, Evil Susie started taking the plot into wildly apeshit left-field areas, leaving me feeling as if I were being dragged along behind a fucking rampaging tank. But what a goddamned ride she took me on! The soundcollaged bits began to form into madly veering fractals that twisted and pretzeled upon themselves, resulting in unforeseeable madness that gobsmacked even me. Flying dogs! Rump roast horrors! Dead sixth graders! As the hemispheres of my brain erupted in all-out hammer-and-tongs warfare, turning the simple premise of the Flooze and Evil Susie spending some idle time together into an orgy of shortsighted murderous mayhem, I found myself gasping with helpless laughter to the point of hiccups.

"So yeah...I suggest you strap yourself in good and tight for this dizzyingly gutsplitting romp, because tonight you will be pissing yourself in hilarious ecstasy as the two Susies expose shocking secrets, sidesplitting shames, and jawdropping passions!"

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1452.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09 AM

Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei 'R.' Doe and Rev. Ivan Stang jam with Jimi Hendrix. (Also includes one live song by The Rainmakers and 2 LeMur collages.) Subjects: McMurphy's Law vs. Nurse Ratched's Rule. CHAOTIC FISHPONDS. America "cheese & fornication" bobalon. Class division humor. The football attached to the President's you know what. Harry Truman's shoes. Frankenfoods. Those aren't your neighbors. Dave's liberty seizures. X-Day 17. If you could ask "Bob" ONE QUESTION. Topology. Leaking from one's nozzle into one's 3rd nostril. Coffee fiends. Lobotomy humor. The Supernatural Bowl. Mind was once leather, now dry cracker. Bowl hole. Math porn. Stephen Hawking's sex life. Chimp armpit braiding. Mowing the lawn of cliches. The sausage sex goddesses at 1997 X-Day Drill.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1451.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49 AM