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Hour of Slack #1576 - 19X-Day Begins with Dr. Howll

DAMN IT! Stang forgot to credit Rev. Walter Cosmac for the collage at the very beginning, and we don't have time to add that audio because the world is about to end and (though this makes no sense) we're rushing around trying to get all loose ends tied up before July 5. The big celebration at the remote secret campground being immanent, we flew in the illustrious and erudite Dr. Hal Robins or Dr. Howll to preside over this final broadcast. (In fact this is the first of a three hour broadcast from WCSB that lapped over into Dr. Sinister's two-hour show after The Hour of Slack. Those hours will be available later, albeit not on Earth Farm One for much longer.) An operatic song by Xposed 4heads, "Hot Aliens," is a perfect opening anthem for X-Day. Then Dr. Hal is introduced, Lonesome Cowboy Dave phones in, Princess Wei starts glowing, and the end game is afoot. We haven't had time to listen back to it so that's really all we know at this writing except that the show ends with The Rudy Schwartz Project covering the Swinging Love Corpses classic, "Pick a Booger." Thanks for all the Slack, and see you on The Saucers.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1576.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:02am EDT

Hour of Slack #1575 - Walkers for Trump

This was one talkative episode! The music at the beginning includes excellent brand new pieces by David Morrison and Pilgrim Speakeasy, and there's an RSP dingleberry at the end. In between it's nonstop banter, blather and ranting as we gear up for both X-Day/Starwood and the Inevitable Mass Trump Slapdown that we suspect is finally brewing. The problems of Facebook and "real" names comes up. The Romero-based Living Dead movies and the Walking Dead show as metaphors for the Dumbing of America are explored, painfully. Lonesome Cowboy Dave expresses his dislike of superheroes. Stang gets possessed by that redneck wingnut demon again.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1575.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1574 - The Buzzard in the Coal Mine

There's a new, all-original CD out by The Rudy Schwartz Project, and we haven't even The opening clip of dialog from HAIL CAESAR will make you want to see the movie, and is followed by "Pop That Bulbous Scrotum," one of FOUR new Rudy Schwartz Projects songs (of which "Ted Cruz's Mouth" is not on the radio version). We have two different Trump Blather mashups, one by Rev. Cuttlefish and one by Rev. Phineas Narco. Xposed 4Heads are again exposed with the song "Generica." Then it's live in the studio with Lonesome Cowboy Dave on the phone and Stang & Wei trying to make sense of it, some. Stang reads a report texted in that afternoon by Dr. K'taden Legume regarding a very revealing experience he had on "Amazon Island." This leads into a discussion, sometimes heated, of Moral Outrage Addicts on Facebook, a type that seems to be growing and was in furious bloom that particular weekend. The Internet and especially Facebook's role in the dumbing of America are tied to the rise of the PROUD TO BE STUPID or "revenge of the caveman" mood of the country.

If you (like we did) wonder what "real first President museum" Dave was talking about at the beginning, Here's a funny article about it

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1574.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1573 - They Saved Grandpa's Gauze Pt. 1

There's a new, all-original CD out by The Rudy Schwartz Project, and we haven't even played everything off the last RSP album ("Sunshine Supershits," a collection of covers). So we're playing the first half of this brilliant bulldada rock opera of an album for the first half of the show. Tighten down your grommets for it! There is also a great new song by Xposed 4Heads. After that we get The Call from Lonesome Cowboy Dave. Topics of discussion include: "Bob" and Reagan. The blowhole of America, Moby Dick and monster hunt legends as the basis of literature. The Sensitive Bone vs. The Funny Bone. Pyroflatulation. Dave's parasitic twin. The Drs. 4 Wotan Audience Replacement technique. Fossil ghost tracks at Stang Ranch. Wei downloads a Fart Piano and we sing a song about Ranch Style Beans.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1573.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1572 - Ejerkulations of Epictetus

Rampant theological unseemliness abounds in this free-for-all-except-the-slaves. Lonesome Cowboy Dave, out of the hospital again, gets us all worked up about God's dress. Terrible news of the day is discuss-ted. P.R. Gnus returns. We hear quotations from The Enchiridion of Epictetus, ancient philosophy recently republished by A Man of Letters (Onan Canobite), and we learn all about the historical Cleopatra from Hal and Philo. Old music from ESO joins new from The Rudy Schwartz Project, The Fantastic Plastics, Rev, Jimmy Ryan, Rural War Room and Miss Murphy the Bearded Lady. Also, the word of "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1572.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

Hour of Slack #1571 - Godzilla's Travels

Lonesome Cowboy Dave was sick, so this is a Daveless live show, with Rev. Stang reading cool stuff such as a great rant by The Good Rev. Roger, and more of the juicy parts from Gulliver's Travels (1726). Also featured is music by and a discussion about the recent Sanza music CD of Halim "Pharoah" El-Dabh and Ron "Pyrosonic" Slabe. Instead of Dave and Stang blabbering, it's Dr. Hal and Dr. Drummond from an old Puzzling Evidence show. The music however is all new from The Fantastic Plastics, The Rudy Schwartz Project, The Psycho Skeletons, Rev. Jimmy Ryan and Rural War Room. The RWR pieces especially will rip your head in twain if you listen in headphones or brainbuds.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1571.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1570 - Gulliver's Travels - The Dirty Parts

Rev. Stang reads selections from Gulliver's Travels -- the passages in which Gulliver needs to go to the bathroom, but the bathrooms are all either too small or too large. Lonesome Cowboy Dave provides his own insights into the great Jonathan Swift novel of 1726. Stangs gets all worked up about Trump and the value of boredom. First, though, there's a great rant by Rev. Susie the Floozie about "Bob," "Bob" hymns by Rev. Bleepo Abernathy and Mark Mothersbaugh, two count 'em two new Rudy Schwartz Project pieces, Jimmy Ryan guitar, and some discussion of haters by Dr. Philo Drummond and Dr. Hal on The Puzzling Evidence Show.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1570.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1569 - Southern Spoutin's in Slangs

First live show from WCSB in six months! The Daves and StangDoes invent several new languages, partially inspired by the book "Southern Sayin's for Yankees and Other Immigrants." Before that, however, there is an amazing collage by Rev. Susie the Floozie about "Bob" and Connie, and new music is unveiled by The Rudy Schwartz Project (covering The Shaggs!!!), Rev. Jimmy Ryan and Rural War Room, plus a brand new "Bob" hymn by Rev. Morgan Gutentag. There are also some cold, wet sound effects and a canned recording from Stang Ranch about the Stang Ranch dinosaur tracks and what other creatures may be leaving footprints in those parts.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1569.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1568 - Lonesome Cowboy Dave In Space

Back in 1994, Hour of Slack came from 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. Many listeners thought it was SCRIPTED! What was scripted however was the intro to the show, detailing the truly dire deadlines and circumstances of The SubGenius Foundation at that time. Also includes music from Nenslo, The Rudy Schwartz Project and Doktorz 4 "Bob".

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1568.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1567 - Lonesome Cowboy Dave In Hell

We're busy packing to move the Bulldada Time Control Labs back to Cleveland Bluffs for the summer, so it's (still) rerun time. Luckily, this particular rerun is one of the best of the 1990s ESO/SubGenius live radio collaborations, from ESO Swamp Radio on WCSB Cleveland. Chas Smith still had his life, and his original band, and you hear them playing along musically with wherever Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave go -- which was primarily to Hell and back. It is a torturous route, but it has a happy ending: Dave saves the world, and Chas covers a Residents classic.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1567.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT