The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry
Hour of Slack #1392 - Rerun #926, BACK ON "BOB"

This is truly an old-school "Bob"-centric episode: SubGenius "back-to-the-Pamphlet" fundamentalism, with everything from the oldest Glassmadness Dobbs hymns to more recent Dobbsedelia by LeMur and Einstein's Secret Orchestra. Well, recent by Church History standards; this rerun is from 2004. Includes Stang rants, Heart Ignition, Norel Pref, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Nenslo, Zappa, nu-monet and the one-man band, MAN (now "Man, Incorporated.") A mouldin' oldie, in other words, yet as fresh today as it was in 2004, give or take 8 years or so.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1392.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1391 - SubGenius Ultimate Xistlessnessmess Mix Rerun Special

What are the holidays without reruns? This is the hoary old annual traditional Xmas Re-Rerun of #867 (& 921 and 1026, 1077, 1129, 1236 and 1338), 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! And no, not one bit has been changed in all these years.


Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1391.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am EDT

Hour of Slack #1390 - SubMusic by SubMen and UberFemmes

Best of the Friday and Saturday night concerts at 15X-Day. Bands include Several Fisted Tails of Connie, The Slot Rods, Andrew the Impaled, Evolution Control Committee, Amoeba Knievel. Rants by Papa Joe Mama, Stang, G. Gordon Gordon. Collages by LeMur, Slackmaster Sarcastro, Byron Werner. Also: Puzzling Evidence, The Rudy Schwartz Project, and Mister Sister sings the Tro Lo Lo song! Special thanks to Rev. Frodis "Suds" Pshaw for recording so much of this.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1390.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1389 - Live 2012-11-25 - The Maya Prophecy

This live episode is largely centered around two subjects: songs about stupidity, and the Maya prophecy of the world ending on Dec. 21, 2012. The music includes The Rudy Schwartz Project, Jonathan Coulton, Wei's new "discovery" Ted Ganger, and even ZZ Top! LeMur and The Large collages round it out. As usual, the live parts with StangDoe and LoneCow Dave are all over the place, but there's much discussion of the Maya in general and the famous prophecy, including Stang reading from IN THE COURT OF THE SUN and THE SACRIFICE GAME by Brian D'Amato (HIGHLY recommended black-humor historical science fiction). Also: the tragic end of The Onion mailing print copies to subscribers signals potential mass killings at Post Offices. The Internet version of this show includes an extra 8 minutes of StangDoe chatting with Dr. Sinister while waiting for him to take over the controls and start his show, Radio Synesthesia.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1389.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:55pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1388 - Fire & Water: The Bobtism and The Burning

A little of everything this time. Dr. Hal and Dr. Drummond return from 15X-Day and talk about it on the Puzzling Evidence Show. Their critiques lead to songs by various bands (Evolution Control Committee, Amoeba Knievel, The Slot Rods, Andrew the Impaled, The Amino Acids, Several Fisted Tails of Connie) as well as to Stang's edit of the Naked Bobtism ceremony and the Bonfire Burning of "Bob" location recordings. Collages by Rev. Phineas Narco and LeMur help stir the pot. Also: mini-sermons by Dr. G. Gordon Gordon and music by The Psycho Skeletons and Jonathan Coulton.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1388.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1387.5 XXX-Rated - 15X-Day Internet-Only Special

This is one of our rare Internet-Only shows, composed of audio that would be pointless if rendered fuckless and shitless for broadcast radio. Aside from Legume's reworking of the infamous Shelley Dankert rant and the LeMur titles, it's all from 15X-Day, with rants by Dr. Philo Drummond (WARNING: "Who We Hate" is not very "p.c."), Rev. Pockets, Rev. Suds Pshaw, and Rev. Stang, plus much excellent improv doktor jamming with disgusting and filthy vocals by Rev. Angry Larry, Phat ManDee and especially Priestess Pisces. First of two XXX-X-Day episodes.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1387.5XXX.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1387 - Rerun of #942 - The Invisible Collage

With this rerun we buy time to give the last of the 15X-Day recordings the attention they deserve. This is a live show from 5-9-04 with Princess Wei, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, and Stang in the station, but it's also the premiere of "The One-Liners Collage" v 01.1 -- an intense collage of collages, mostly by Fernandinande Lemur but also with great cut-ups by Norel Pref, Rev. nu-monet, Rev. Artemia Salina, Heart Ignition, iDRMRSR and others. There are songs by The Bonzo Dog Band and Hank Flloyd & the Swerving Headlights, and music by Norel Pref.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1387.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1386a - WCSB Pledge Drive - Live 2012-11-11

We're putting two shows online this week, because it was pledge drive time at WCSB, which meant that for the other broadscast stations we had to provide a rerun. And it's one of the best reruns. That's #1386b. However, we're putting 1386a online too, because both funny and sad stuff happened. And, hey, both WCSB and the Church will take your donation even if it doesn't come from Cleveland! Imagine that! What a surprise! (There's a donation button on the home page of SubSITE and Hour of Slack donation/subscription buttons at: ) P.S. We feel we should let the too-empathic (and/or the gullible) know that Rev. Stang's insane nervous breakdown near the end is just a performance. Well, MAINLY a performance. There's SOME truth to it.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1386a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1386b - Rerun of #984 - SubGenius Album Sampler

We're putting two shows online this week, because it was pledge drive time at WCSB -- meaning that we had to provide this rerun for the other broadscast station. And it's one of the best reruns. The description of it from 2005 applies perfectly well this year too:

I was falling behind on Hour of Slack, yet there's a TITANIC MASS of new material to sort through. Only way to catch up was to FORGET THE NEW, for this week, and use what was already digitized and "prepped" - like for instance all the SubGenius albums! So I grabbed one or two sound files each, whichever I remembered being especially true to "Bob", from the following SubGenius CD albums:

Bobsongs 1 through 6

Media Barrages 0, 5, 10, 11, 12

Hour of Slack Classics

Best of Hour of Slack/ESO live radio

It turned out so well that we sell this collection as a CD too!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1386b.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1385 - ELECTION RESULTS SPECIAL - Live 2012-11-4

"I'm Tired of Bronco Bomney!"

Time Control! On November 4, we already knew who would be President both before and after the recount! So in this special live show, we celebrate America's great new destiny under our glorious leader, as well as the terrifying changes it will bring as it shuffles toward Bethlehem Steel. Also: Rev. Jannus Blackseed's sermon from 15X-Day, pertinent songs by Rev. Phineas Narco, Devo Dan and Jonathan Coulton, killerlages by LeMur, G. Gordon Gordon mini-rants. SUPER-MONSTER-GEEK QUIZ: Can you identify the background music and sound effects? Winner gets to sleep with Lonesome Cowboy Dave and briefly make him just plain Cowboy Dave.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1385.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT