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

Well, we really did it this time -- we did another show. A relatively "normal" show by recent standards, mixing music, collage, PR Gnus, live-on-the-air spouting with the cowboy -- you know, a regular plain old Hour of Slack. (We'll be back to rough-hewn X-Day recordings next week!) There are a few last location reports from Leipzig, Germany by StangDoe, a new Psycho Skeletons tune, and a whole lot of Reagan's Polyp, which, if you don't know, maybe you'd better pick up on it. Also, DEVO COVER TUNES -- just a smattering so far from the latest compilation of such things, the "Not Necessarily Beautiful But Mutated" CD, Volume 10! (Including "Blockhead" done by Rural War Room!) Incidentally, the German-language clips at the beginning are from the first big Captain America movie, but dubbed in German. The Nazi ranting is by The Red Skull. Don't blame us! 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1483.mp3
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We went to Germany! We had a great time! We stayed with Rev. Tatjana and Rev. Buckky in the best-located SubGenius apartment ever! We met The Large! He is large in height, voice and nerve! We saw the town! It has naked ladies and scary babies everywhere! We were horrified by hundreds of tortured Jesus pictures at the art museum! We invented a new language that nobody can understand! After the location recordings of the first half, we got Lonesome Cowboy Dave on the line and he told us about everything we DIDN'T see. And we read Rev. Peas' godawful advice re: how to behave in Germany. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1482.mp3
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We had a great two weeks in Germany, but our gripping report on that will have to wait until next week. This is the second of two shows from July 2, recorded before a live audience in Caffeina's café at the Wisteria campground, with Dr. Hal, Rev. Baby Bear, Rev. Richard Skull, Princess Wei 'R.' Doe and Rev. Stang. Topics include working for "Bob," bad booze, our perpetual dissatisfaction, The First Church of the Last Laugh, head launchings, Mass Wisteria, Stang's hair, the kinks of "Bob," "Bob's" Favorite Comics and other swag classics, scotch tape-and-FATE-magazine collage technique, the story of Count Jesus, a rant by Fellow Citizen Bork (read by Stang), the Planets of the Apes, "Bob" as a CGI character, The Uncanny Valley of "Bob," Intelligent but Psychopathic Design, the Socialist Social, Obabo the Presiserp of Uninu, Dr. Hal recites a Tolkein poem. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1481.mp3
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Dr. Hal, Rev. Baby Bear and Rev. Stang recored this show before a live audience in Caffeina's café at the Wisteria campground, the first of two shows on July 2. The discussion goes all over the place, but especially notable are what we now know to have been the opening salvos in a bloody and tragic mystery that unfolded during the week of the 17X-Day Drill. The disappearance of the obnoxious dog "Snuckles" was only the beginning. Other topics: Genius Vs. SubGenius. "Bob's" second childhood. Slack Altars and Recalcitrant Spouses. Surfing the Luck Plane. Kaspar Hauser. Toilet training with "Bob." Stang's grandchildren are heard for the first time in this episode. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1480.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15 AM

The previous week's live Hour of Slack on WCSB Cleveland was painfully extended for an extra half hour, due to a late DJ; likewise, at 17 X-Day, we had on July 1 recorded a show that, despite being performed in front of a live audience, contained many utterances which for various excellent reasons must be censored TO SAVE YOU. This, then, is a mish-mash of an accidental WCSB live show featuring guest Lonesome Cowboy Dave with a campground-recorded 17X-Day show that was too "inside" for public or pubic consumption. The show recorded at Wisteria featured Dr. Hal and Priestess Pisces along with parasite-host Rev. Ivan Stang. Between the two half-shows, pretty much everything is covered, topic-wise. This show is being released a week early because Stang & Doe are soon taking two weeks off. Way off. If no new shows are posted until Sept. 1, it's because we were already caught up; we've been posting more than one show a week since 17X-Day. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1479.mp3
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First half is performances from 17X-Day: Andrew the Impaled, The Mutant Mountain Boys, Evolution Control Committee, Phat Man Dee, plus rants by The Good Rev. Roger (read by Stang), Rev. Skull (read by Pisces), Rev. Feit C. Taj and Rev. Rachel Weirdagain. The second half is live at WCSB. Stang reads Rev. Eraazu's BLOG OF THE SUBGENIUS and The Secrets of the Skopts from THE SEXUAL RELATIONS OF MANKIND. Other topics: Lonesome Cowboy Dave's leaking forehead problem. Mean Dallas Barbie Soroity MILFs. A bunch of Sheetzes. Obabo the Presiserp. Back to 17X-Day for the end, with Rev. Scapegoat's rant and more horror of Armneji Front. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1478.mp3
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 We recorded two Hours of Slack (or something like Hours of Slack) every day during the 17X-Day Drill, all with Stang and Dr. Hal, this particular first one also with special guest Priestess Pisces. By the strangest chance, the first hour of recording required ZERO cuts and came to One Hour Exactly. And, it's RELENTLESS! Subjects touched upon: Mole stampede mystery. The superstars at X-Day. The sad case of the Facebook Bob Dobbses. Pisces' Mean Meme. The Church: "Teaching the Unteachable What No One Wants to Know." Monster movie girls and puberty. "STAY OFF THE STRAW." Donkey island. All SubGeniuses are differently fucked up. Sallack vs. Sakkak. Stang the Sacred Nutless Chimp. I lost my virginity at Dr. Dark's Drive-In. Earwigs diapers. Strange sounds, footprints in the woods. Stang's new poem about the gorilla. (Uncensored on the Internet version)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1477.mp3
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DON'T MISS THIS EPISODE! We wouldn't use a term like "kick-ass" unless we meant it. We got near-perfect recordings of great bands and preachers at X-Day, and here we feature one song from each band plus some of the most pew-peelin' preachin' you'll ever hear. St. Andrew the Impaled's new song "A Saucer Built for One" is the funniest, porniest X-Day singalong since "Take Me Off to Space," and much harder to remember! The Mutant Mountain Boys deliver "Spaceship Bound," Evolution Control Committee mashes Zep and Britney, and Phat ManDee debuts an autiobiographical song, "Hey Fat Chick." There's even a vivid Armneji Front replay and description! The inspirational rants are by Rev. Baby Bear, Priestess Pisces, and St. Andrew the Impaled -- and they will GIG you like a squid. Bonus: TWO parables by Rev. Skull, and lots of live running and gurgling commentary by Stang, Doe, and Lonesome Cowboy Dave. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1476.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41 PM

Dr. Hal, Stang, Doe, and host Dr. Sinister tackle callers in this second half of the June 29 Radio Synaesthesia show, recorded just before leaving Cleveland for 17 X-Day at Wisteria/Starwood. Among the many topics covered: Ant music. Flying Spaghetti Monster and Discordians vs. Boo Hoo Bible & "Bob". Stang's "craydar." Starwood vs. Burning Man. What's wrong with this country. SubGenius vs. SuperGenius. Hal tells exactly why the Porridge Bird lays its eggs in the air. X-Day = 2017 according to G. W. Bush. Lovecraft. Ayn Rand Paul. Moral imperatives. "Sixty's not old!" Presiserp Obabo's Google Earth minions. Hal does lines from Half Life. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1475.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21 PM

Following Hour of Slack #1472 on June 29, Dr. Hal, StangDoe, and Lonecow Dave joined host Dr. Sinister for two hours of Radio Synaesthesia on WCSB -- with callers! This is the first of those two hours. With four voices in the studio and three on the phone lines, this sounds almost like a Puzzling Evidence show: DENSE! Subjects discussed include: Plane crash and saucer seating. When girls call in. SubG: Grief Counselors for Humanity. Brain buttocks. Wisterical women. Major Amos Custard. "Cutting the Onions." Readings from Lovecraft trading cards by monsterwax.com. Aspies. UFO sightings by callers. Mentat Vulcan Jedi Stang. The day Dr. Hal met Ivan. Vampire leprechauns. Hex Day is here! 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1474.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40 PM