The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry
Hour of Slack #1289 - rerun of 872 - Over the Edge / SubGenius Executive Retreat 2003

"The Church of the SubGenius: The Next 100 Years" -- The first uncut hour of a marathon historic weekend conference of high-ranking SubGenius officials (except Dr. Hal) at Sulphur Palms Resort, MCed by Bud Good of the Universal Media Netweb (with Don Joyce, Negativland), broadcast on KPFA, Berkeley, California, Dec. 27 2002. Conference participants include LIES, Puzzling Evidence, Bishop Joey of Church of the Last Laugh, Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Gary G'Broagfran, Princess Wei R. Doe, Rev. Ivan Stang, Rev. Michael Peppe, Rev. Rob on the Organ.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1289.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1288 - DEVOtional/Collage Special #2

It's all collages and we're all DEVO. We return to the DEVOtional to exploit the live recordings (and studio Cds) of the many bands and weirdos influenced by DEVO -- interspersed with earbone-wrenching collages from several newer contributors. We think SubGenii will enjoy the non-DEVO covers by new bands like Nervous Energy, FarBarf and International Espionage! Jerry Casale rants with The Spudboys! And there's even a Captain Beefheart cover, added just BEFORE we learned of the recent death of that great BulldadArtist.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1288.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1287 - SubGenius Ultimate Xistlessnessmess Mix Rerun Special

What are the holidays without reruns? This is the annual traditional Xmas Re-Rerun of #867 (& 921 and 1026, 1077, 1129 and 1236), which was itself a condensation of some ancient year's 3-show "Best of Xmas Sickness" compilation, which were themselves the concentrated best-of from 15 years' worth of previous Xmas SubGenius  and other Xmas weirdo collections.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1287.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1286 - The Toilet Zone: Tea Baggers Vs. Frankenstein

This live show from Dec. 5 opens with a string of collages utilizing especially pertinent old Twilight Zone shows, some colLARGEs and a new song by Phineas Narco. Then Lonesome Cowboy Dave calls in, and some extremely quirky background music goes on. Dave, Wei and Stang explore the similarities between current talk radio, Hitler, and Dennis Hopper playing an American Nazi in 1963; doktormusic; patriotism; the Members-Only ScrubGenius forum; bulldada; naked wet shaved dogs; and Stang reads selected passages from the ancient novels FRANKENSTEIN and DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, in a special way. Persons who are sensitive to psychotomimetic drugs should be careful when using this episode.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1286.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

Hour of Slack #1285 - TIME MADNESS (rerun of #863, 2002)

This episode of The Hour of Slack is a rerun, but a MYSTERIOUS one. Our friend St. David Bachner has gone to the trouble of digitizing almost all of the first 1,100 Hours of Slack, transfering them from cassette tape to MP3, and making them freely downloadable on his website. We have been inspecting the logs of the downloads and noticed a couple of very strange things. Firstly, a suprising number of old shows are being downloaded by people in Russia and China. Secondly, while most of the old show have been downloaded by an average of from 200 to 400 people, ONE of them has been downloaded almost 20,000 times! Our new shows get an average of like 3,000 downloads a month or so, but this one old show has been downloaded 20,000 times! We looked it up to see what was so special about it. It's Hour of Slack #863 from the year 2002, titled "TIME MADNESS," and it has some great stuff on it, but... damn if I know why this show out of all our 1200-odd shows has been copied by 20,000 people. Maybe YOU, dear listener, can figure it out. Please let us know, if you do.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1285.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1284 - DEVOtional 2010 Pt. 1

We set out to make a show from the 2010 DEVOtional, the annual Devo fan event held in Cleveland -- but there is easily enough for 3 shows, so just to make the selecting easier we decided to utilize mostly the DEVO covers done by bands that are also associated with Church of the SubGenius. That narrowed it down some. New songs, collages and DEVO covers by: The Mutant Mountin' Boys, William Devo, The Doktormuzika Project, The Spudboys, Mutate Now, Occupant, Poopy Necroponde, The Amino Acids, Psycho Charger, The Arkhams, Rural War Room, PEVO, Gadgetto, The Large, LeMur, Phantom Burnout, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy and (on the X-Rated Internet version only) Kitty Sneezes. Thanks to Rev. Toth Wilder for producing the DEVO-covers compilation album, Not Necessarily Beautiful But Mutated (2010), from which many of the songs are taken.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1284.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13am EST

Hour of Slack #1283 - 13X-Day Finale: July 5, 7 a.m. Mega-Edit

Some weeks, this show is just thrown together. But this is one of those episodes for which we started gathering clips months ago, and for which much ass was busted in editing. It's our annual "7 a.m. July 5" show, the culmination of all our expectations (and uncannily apt sound bites from other media) regarding "Bob's" Promise of X-Day -- and the subsequent let-down or encouragement, depending on how one sees it. We let the Internet version of this show go on longer than an hour; the censored broadcast version is just under 1 hour and lacks the three profanity-based cuts at the end. Music by 6 Fisted Tails of Connie, Munky Hyv, and Xandy Smith. Main voices are Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, and Rev. Stang. (Note: LOST fanatics will get a kick out of the climax.)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1283.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32pm EST

Hour of Slack #1282 - Live 11-7-2010: Religious Pledge Drive Steamroller

We were sent several mysterious and, it turns out, wonderful CDs from new contributors, and (for starts) these various Sons of Negativland form a nifty background for our annual pledge drive show for WCSB-Cleveland. Even after the pledge drive has ended in Cleveland, even if the sorry excuses for listeners have no intention of pledging, the ranting, collages and music in the episode will be better than they deserve. Only the Great Ones who contributed are worthy to hear this; and yet, we allow the rest to hear it anyway. Stang goes completely apeshit in the last half. But remember -- until you pledge, you're just eavesdropping.

Online credit card pledges can be made at http://wcsb.org; the phone number until Nov. 14 is 216-687-6900. (We removed the full number and other details to prevent confusion when this is heard on other stations besides WCSB.)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1282.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1281 -- Live: Halloween Monster / November Election Special

We don't often do timely shows, but this one is made to be heard before Tuesday, Nov. 2. It's our "Why We Vote" special -- appropriately, recorded on Halloween night of 2010. After some choice clips from past shows and collages concerning the world of monsters and politics, we continue to explore that theme, live in the studio, with Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei 'R.' Doe, and Rev. Ivan Stang on blabberlips. We try not to get too clearly or overtly political on Hour of Slack, but in this particular episode, Rev. Stang lets out some steam that he has evidently been holding in for some time. Learn why The Monsters Are Coming to Maple Street and how to stop them.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1281.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

Hour of Slack #1280 - Great New Music by Various SubGenius Artists

I, Stang got busy with my online SubGenius History/Cult-Running class this week, and we suddenly came into a lot of really great, previously unreleased music, so this is one of those "Sons of Zappa" mostly-music shows that we produce now and then. LeMur, The Large, Sudasana, SlanderBob, and Mr. Rection provided many collages, and our frequent caller Bernard is represented, but mainly it's a new/old Rudy Schwartz Project album -- new to Hour of Slack anyway -- and an incredible CD by some folks we met last X-Day Drill, who assemble ear-ripping music under the name RAINBOW. Consortium of Genius also has a new CD out, with a hymn to Cthulhu on it (with guest SubGenius vocals); Rev. Bleepo Abernathy did a beautiful "Beautiful World" cover; and we nabbed two songs from the movie satire about rock stardom, "Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story." WARNING: after you hear this show, at least one of these songs will be stucking looping in your head as the worst brainworm you've ever had.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1280.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38pm EST