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Hour of Slack #1340 - SubGenius @ Starwood Festival 31 (Part 2)

We return to Starwood festival for the second half of Rev. Ivan Stang's annual Sermon to the Pagans, which includes readings from a rant by Rev. Sinphaltimus Exmortis as well as a quick but bone-chilling history of the Rosicrucians -- originally a 17th-century satire-on-cults, but from which grew most of the deadly-serious New Age movement, the O.T.O., and zillions of splinter-group False Prophets. The Rosicrucian origins and end results might not be as bone-chilling to the average person as they are to the minority of folks who created or contributed to satires on cults, only to find thousands of dipshits and numbskulls taking it all too seriously. The sermon is followed by a Q & A with the audience. Also included are a song by Phat ManDee and African collaborators recorded in the acoustically weird Pufferdome, numerous location recordings made by Stang and Wei, and a funny interview with Starwood co-founder Jeff Rosenbaum (aka St. Stymie de Bergerac) conducted by Church of All Worlds cofounder Oberon Zell (from the podcast "Pagans Tonight").

Photo Report on Starwood 31  

Starwood 31 in 5.5 Minutes video

"Bob" Appears at Starwood, Very Late at Night

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Hour of Slack #1339 - SubGenius @ Starwood Festival 31 (Part 1)

Being the Disbeliever Mascot of a huge pagan festival has its perks. The first half of Rev. Ivan Stang's annual Sermon to the Pagans is the main feature of this episode, which also includes a righteous short SubGenius sermon by Rev. "Suds" Pshaw and a longer interview with Stang conducted by Church of All Worlds founder Oberon Zell for the weekly podcast, "Pagans Tonight." There are also some location recordings and observations by Stang & Wei from Starwood, including a discussion with Lord Thatan himself, and even little bits of Ask Dr. Hal and a LeMur collage that we saved just for a Starwood show. Next week will feature Part 2 of Stang's sermon and more location recordings. Stang's sermon is not really all-Stang; it includes readings from shorter SubGenius-defining rants by Dr. Onan Canobite, Rev. Phineas Narco, the kooks of alt.slack and scrubgenius, and others.

Photo Report on Starwood 31

Starwood 31 in 5.5 Minutes video

 "Bob" Appears at Starwood, Very Late at Night

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Hour of Slack #1338 - 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. Includes over 66 separate tracks/songs/bits!

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Hour of Slack #1337 - 7 AM July 5, "2011" - Waiting for the Xists

We had so hoped that we wouldn't have to produce this particular show; we had hoped that our Pleasure Robots and Sex Goddesses would edit it for us. Much of this show was recorded (on a video camera operated by Stang) on the last day of the 14 X-Day Drill, the morning when we awaited the Saucers from Planet X and once again got shafted instead of beamed up in a shaft of light. Various songs and other live Hour of Slack business from the Wisteria stage build up to the recordings of the Moment of Truth, which had to be edited considerably for the broadcast version. This Internet version, however, is not only uncut but has a bonus extra 9 minutes of blather and palaver from the participants as we all tried to work out why the aliens keep NOT Rupturing us up to our promised Escape Vessels. Considering that this was the 14th time we've been let down, and technically the 16th year we've Drilled, the gathered SubGeniuses were pretty good sports about it. The louder participants include Dr. K'taden Legume, Dr. Hal, Papa Joe Mama, Princess Wei, and Rev. Susie the Floozie. Incidentally, this whole Drill was shot in 3D by a documentary crew, although their project is about SubGenius in general rather than just this festival.

After 16 shows derived from 14X-Day recordings, next week is our Traditional Xistlessnessmess Rerun, and then we move on to Starwood, a very different festival held in the very same place.

Photo & Text Report on 14X-Day Drill

14X-Day in 11.5 Minutes video

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Hour of Slack #1336 - Ministry of Slack Live at 14X-Day

The new kids on the SubGenius radio block are The Ministry of Slack. That show, with a large revolving cast, has been around as a podcast for a few short years, making the old-timers (Hour of Slack, The Puzzling Evidence Show, and "Bob's" Slacktime Fun House) look like mummies. Being strictly a podcast, not a broadcast, they are not beholden to FCC rules. Also, they all live in different places. At 14 X-Day the entire crew met and performed truly live for the first time. Rev. Xister of Ministry of Slack recorded it and sent me a pre-censored version with breaks for insertion of music/collage, which includes TWO new Rudy Schwartz Project songs, an Outmouth brainrip track, The Large, and De Capitater. There's also one clip each from The Puzzling Evidence Show (an unusual Philo-caller moment), and from Radio Synaesthesia (Dr. Sinister's impression of Southern Ohio).

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Hour of Slack #1335 - Themeless Live Show 11-20-11 with Priestess Pisces, Pater & Petal Nostril

This show ended up even more chaotic than I, Stang, expected, and I expected chaos. For the first time ever, I let somebody besides Lonesome Cowboy Dave phone in and participate: Priestess Pisces. This was also the first time we've had live guests in the studio besides Dr. Hal, Dr. Sinister or Paul Krassner, if my memory serves me -- much less TWO Space Princesses. After the requisite 15 minutes of songs/collages/mini-sermons (Rev. Frodis "Suds" Pshaw, Little Jack Melody, The Puzzling Evidence Show, The Duke of Uke and The Rudy Schwartz Project), it's all talk. Subjects include: the Buzz of Dave; scrapple; the new Google+ and Twitter sites by which I am gradually being replaced by tough women who use me as their plaything; The Rudy Schwartz Project videos; horrible recent news-making events and even worse puns derived thereof; controlled nose hair growth; pepper spray as a sex aid; "Bob's" DePends; some talk of Thatan's problems at Starwood and 14X-Day Drill; and Lonesome Cowboy Dave's habit of saying "I'm sorry" a lot. It ends with a special recent cut by DEVO.

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Hour of Slack #1334 - Live 11-13-11 - "God Told Me To"

Old and new rants by Stang and Rev. Frodis "Suds" Pshaw; Puzzling Evidence radio clips from KPFA Berkeley; old and new songs by The Psycho Skeletons, The Great Groovy Neptune and The Rudy Schwartz Project, Little Jack Melody, plus a mystery song of old; collages by LeMur and De Capitater; and half live at WCSB with Stang, Dave & Wei. Subjects covered include: Sexcrement - us and commercial radio - "Bob's" surprise appearances at Starwood, 14X-Day, WCSB videos on YouTube/revstang - Censoring The Girls of X-Day - Witches' Tits Vs. Gravediggers' Asses - People Against Free Speech Against the Rich - Stock Market is Up; Black Rhinos are down - Science According to Impotent Businessmen - God spoke to Stang - Mormons and Subs - God and the Republicans - Mattresse - future blending of sexes: 5 different ones - marriage between shemales and he-femmes. And much more.

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Hour of Slack #1333 -- Live 11-6-11: Pledge Drive Madness

 Because HOUR OF SLACK is, among other things, a real show on a real broadcast radio station -- albeit a noncommercial one -- we have to do pledge drives. And we LOVE to. It's the ONLY time we get to act like REAL PREACHERS: shamelessly grubbing every possible penny from believers and/or listeners. We have edited this episode a bit to make it a generic pledge drive show, one that any of our sister stations can use for their own pledge drives, and we have tried to do it in such a way as to make it entertaining even to the Internet listeners who have not yet started being charged per download. (We are also preparing our listeners for the day, soon to come, when downloads will no longer be free. This is for SURVIVAL as much as for Slack.) There's some very funny material from new contributors like Dub Diablo and Rev. de Capitater, as well as old stand-bys like The Puzzling Evidence Show, Evolution Control Committee and Rev. Frodis "Suds" Pshaw. But half of it is pure holy WHEEDLING by Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Rev. Stang. (Princess Wei and Dr. Sinister were on the phone lines taking pledges.) We thank those who pledged and, even more, those who have already donated, whether to us or to WCSB-Cleveland. Your donations are what keep the wheels of Slack rolling, and the grindstone of Slack nose-smoothing.

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Hour of Slack #1332 - Live 2011-10-30: German SPIEGEL Article About the Church


Best Quote: "Bob" can take any shape he wants and stuff it into his wallet somehow.

 

Three Main Things: 1) Great new collages from The Large and Rev. Royal de Capitater.  2) Live sections wherein Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Wei and Stang take turns reading an incredibly bent babelfish computer German-to-English translation of an article about The Church of the SubGenius published in the big German news magazine, Spiegel. 3) A new song by The Rudy Schwartz Project and an old one by Warren Zevon. 4) Puzzling Evidence. We found a 1943 Tarzan movie about Connie and Jaynar, heard here. There is some sexist and exploitative talk with Dr. Sinister of the very successful and sexy WCSB Masquerade Ball.

 

Detailed WCSB Masquerade Ball pictorial and text report

http://tinyurl.com/wcsb11

 

Charleston Okafor, the host of the reggae show that precedes Hour of Slack on WCSB, African Abstract, touchingly discussed the annual WCSB ball, station staff and much more with us for a few minutes before our show started, heard here:

http://subgenius.com/MP3s/Charleston_on_party-subg.com.mp3

 

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Hour of Slack #1331.5 XXX-Rated - Internet Only - Meat and Teat Extravaganza

 This whole episode is just dirty and nasty from top to bottom. It includes "X-rated" clips and songs we've been collecting for a year. Anybody and everybody is covered. It's not an X-Day or even an especially SubGeniusly show, although there are a few clips from the last 3 X-Day Drills. Mostly it is material contributed over the last year -- 46 different tracks -- that were inspiring and funny to the gut-blowout degree, but just wouldn't work AT ALL in censored form. ONLY the subscribers and downloaders will hear this one; it could not possibly be played on any of the broadcast stations that normally carry Hour of Slack. This is the first show to feature some marvelous collages by a new contributor, Rev. Dr. Royal de Capitator. He'll be well represented in shows to come as well.

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