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Hour of Slack #1580 - Post-19X-Day-Starwood-and-RNC

First time back in the WCSB studio after 19X-Day, Starwood 36, and the RNC! We changed our minds about releasing the X-Day recordings as fast as we can -- we'll save some of those for our 6 months in Texas when we don't have the station or Dave. But this show has the Lonesome Cowboy! -- and lots of music too: Xposed 4Heads, The Fantastic Plastics, O.O.B. Experience, Doktors 4 Extreme Prejudice. Discussions cover The Age of Stupid, current events, undercurrents, currants, the elections, and how to repeat, quip your jab and Slock on. Some anecdotes from the various events are told and the "Bob" Whoopee Cushion is finally explained in full.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1579 - 19X-Day at Tarzan's Radio Station

The true story of what happened at Wisteria during 19X-Day, or, more correctly, the 21st X-Day Drill, beginning June 30, "2016." These episodes are recorded not at WCSB but on Tarzan's Radio Station, set atop a picnic table in a semi-enclosed outdoor cafe. In Stang's intro he mistakenly claims that Rev. Susie the Floozie is on this episode, but in fact she was in the second hour (next week). This one has Dr. Hal, Rev. Stang, and Princess Wei talking about X-Day, stop-motion dinosaurs, Bible movies, devil skeletons and much more. First, however, we hear inspiring SubGenius hymns by The El Queso All-Stars, Rev. Phineas Narco, Dr. Hal remixed by Rev. Wilhelm Stahlhelm, Da Binci, and even, at the very end, Rev. Stang (with help from LeMur, the son of Stang, others). As usual, a rough text log or spoiler sheet for this episode is stashed away on subgenius.com in the radio section.

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Hour of Slack #1578 - 19X-Day Radio Synesthesia with Dr. Howll 'n Callers (B)

This second hour of the pre-X-Day Radio Synesthesia show starts with the train wreck of Gov. Rocknar's immediate financial problems, but it grows into a powerful message of Slack. Dr. Sinister's studio guests are Dr. Howll, Rev. Stang, Princess Wei (that's pronounced "Wheeee!" by the way) and Lonesome Cowboy Dave. They grapple with callers Rocknar and No Money Mark, and each other, for the entire hour, aside from a very old StangCollage at the beginning. We're posting this episode a week early because we'll be back at Wisteria for Starwood Festival during the critical show-posting time-interstices. In two weeks this program will begin revealing the true story of what happened at Wisteria starting with the beginning of 19X-Day, or, more correctly, the 21st X-Day Drill, on June 27, "2016."

As always, a rough text log or spoiler sheet for this episode is stashed away on subgenius.com in the radio section.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1578.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1577 - 19X-Day Synesthesia with Dr. Howll 'n Dave

As most of you can probably deduce from your surroundings, this last July 5 wasn't July 5, 1998. So 1998 hasn't happened yet, and instead of having the alien AI called MWOWM do it all for us, we have to edit these hours of recordings from 19X-Day ourselves. (Actually it was the 21st X-Day Drill.) Luckily, the night before we left Cleveland for the Drill, we guested on Dr. Sinister's show Radio Synesthesia at WCSB for two hours, of which this is the first. Participants include Dr. Howll, Rev. Ivan Stang, Princess Wei 'R.' Doe, and Lonesome Cowboy Dave. X-Day itself is not discussed much, but everything else in the world is.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1577.mp3
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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
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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

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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.

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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
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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