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

A little new, a lot of old. SubGenius ranters of yore include Onan Canobite, Stang, ESO Swamp Radio (Chas Smith and Lonesome Cowboy Dave), Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Velveteen Sly and Rev. Heidi (of Psychoaccoustics on WORT-Madison), and Pope Sternodox with Drs. 4 "Bob." Lots of old Media Barrage #3 too! New jabber comes from Overlord Anna Maul with Dr. Brujaja, and Massive Hotdog Recall.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1718.mp3
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This is one of those rare Hours of Slack that's a documentary about the making of a documentary. Actually it's a documentary about the WATCHING of a documentary about those doing the watching. Recursive! The feature documentary film about us, "J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius," directed by Sandy Boone, had a very enthusiastic reception from audiences and reviewers at its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, and the SubGenius movie stars and friends had a BLAST! Sandy Boone tricked us into parading down the street holding signs and preaching loudly to the unsaved, and also into performing an impromptu mini-devival in the outdoor yard of the George Washington Carver Museum. Stang reflexively recorded those. Also this episode unveils -- get ready -- NEW REVELATIONS DIRECT FROM "BOB" HIMSELF!!! -- collected by Rev. Elvis Martini and read by Rev. Stang. Also: the beloved but suppressed SubGenius forbidden science lecture (with sound effects) by Dr. Ahmed Fishmonger about the basic sub-para-atomic particle, THE MUTRON. And: Massive Hot Dog Recall.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1717.mp3
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This one's a continuation of last week's show composed of three shows, starting with Part Two of the interview about that SubGenius movie with me and Sandy Boone on Lights Camera Austin. Following that: the last 8 minutes of Dr. Philo Drummond on the Puzzling Evidence show before he left California. And then, as threatened, more of that horrible Time for the Show show, where Stang had to call in using his laptop and sketchy wifi, which made for weird drunken-sounding time lags. Also: the soundtrack of the trailer for Sandy's fancy documentary movie about the Church!

Thanks to Lemur for PR news and our opening titles. Thanks to Puzzling Evidence, Time for the Show, Dr. Drummond, Sandy Boone, and, thanks to "BOB".

 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1716.mp3
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This episode consists of the first parts of three other shows! First up is Dr. Philo Drummond's last in-person Puzzling Evidence appearance, from June 2017 just before he moved to Dokstok Mountain. Next up is part of an Austin radio show about movies, Lights Camera Austin, with Rev. Stang and director Sandy Boone being interviewed about the SubGenius documentary movie (premiering at SXSW in March). Finally there's the beginning of a very strange Time for the Show show, with Rev. Stang calling in on a crappy Discord line from his laptop, because those hosts must have wanted Stang to sound much drunker than he actually was. HOWEVER! The show opens with a Massive Hotdog Recall sign about America's first transgender mayor, and a new sermon (or reflection rather) by Uncle Dr. Onan Canobite. Titles and Gnus by LeMur as usual.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1715.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

On X-Day, we'll get all our brain cells back, and our hearing, and eyesight, and maybe even our judgment. In the meantime, enjoy these Old Doktorz while they're still merely old and not yet either dead or repurposed. This is one of those OLD-old-fashioned shows with Lonesome Cowboy Dave and a few new old bands, in this case Massive Hotdog Recall and Walkenhorst, covering Cash. There's another glimpse of Philo Drummond and Rev. Bleepo Abernathy in the Hour of Slack Rest Home. All the rest of it is about the liberation of your mind… and our minds. 

Order Lonesome Cowboy Dave's novel NEIGHBORWORLD and/or THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS (signed): http://www.subgenius.com/scatalog/books.htm

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1714.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

This Hour of Slack is actually SOMEBODY ELSE'S SHOW, an hour-long interview with Dr. Philo Drummond. Last summer, our friend Rev. Snappy Twig recorded this historic interview -- historic because you hardly ever get to hear Philo without other radio doctors jumping from subject to subject, and I think it better reveals the way Dr. Drummond's minds work now, and worked when the SubGenius outreach was first being planned. Rev. Snappy Twig, under his human street name "Sean," has a podcast called "SHARE A SLICE WITH SEAN", which you can find at shareaslicepodcast.com. His web page for this episode includes over a dozen really excellent links to various other SubGenius and related websites that you might be really glad to know about. He did a great job editing this and in encouraging Philo to tell the strange but true story of how the Church grew in the late 70s and early 80s. It's a fine companion to the documentary movie about the Church that's premiering at SXSW film festival in March.

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CATALOGS: http://www.subgenius.com/scatalog/mediashack.html

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1713.mp3
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We got some new music for you. Fresh! Hip! Swingin'! Well, maybe not hip. And the musicians themselves are not especially fresh. But the songs ARE! For instance, Massive Hotdog Recall -- with a name like that, and the only trombone solos that I know of in the rock genre, how can one go wrong? (The band leader is Al Mothersbaugh, cousin to the Devonian Mothersbaughs.) We also excavated some Rainmakers/Walkenhorst that we scraped off the sides of some lesser-known Bob albums, and we're re-exposing one of the many incredible fossil pieces mixed by Kings of Feedback (aka Bill T. Miller/O.B.E.) back when SubGenius Musicians worked REALLY HARD. Rev. Ivan Stang reads some shiny, sparkling new rants from Universal Uncle Onan Canotbite and Zigmunt Figment ("Yes, Promiscua, There Is a "Bob."). Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave ramble around by phone for a mere 25 minutes total, sticking to important subjects like the new "Bob" rubber masks and UFOs (Unidentified Floating Objects, this time). There's even some ranting about "Bob" himself, just like in the olden days!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1712.mp3
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It's Old Coots Night again, but this time we mix it up with music and radio theater. Rev. Priest has a very catchy new song, "I'm a SubGenius Preacher;" Morgan Gutentag has a song with a gimmick; The Psycho Skeletons have a new instrumental from Beyond; and we hear a classic Bleepo Abernathy Earworm, "On and Off the Road with "Bob." Bleepo whips out a Firesign Theatre-influenced "radio bit" he did in 1979 with The Duke of Madness, a Boston DJ at the time, and premieres a new Bleepo Earworm. Philo, Bleepo and Stang have all been doing radio literally for decades, and yet they still ramble on. We hear true tales of losing and gaining family farms to Snidely Whiplash and Jasper Johns. Philo has skeletons on his farm. Philo has new albums coming and runs potential album names by us. Church Secrets are revealed (yawn) and old survivors bemoan our younger friends who were untimely snatch'd from this Vale of Tears and Yuks.The Firesign Theatre and other weird radio theater comedy is discussed. There is a break for Dr. Onan Canobite's latest "Advice to Rev. Funnyname" epistle! Local horror hosts and kiddie show hosts are bragged on. Cripes, these three codgers might as well be sitting on a bench outside the old courthouse, whittlin', spittin', and bullshittin'. N' diddlin' chickens n' guit-fiddlin'.

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Order Lonesome Cowboy Dave's novel NEIGHBORWORLD and/or THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS (signed): http://www.subgenius.com/scatalog/books.htm

GoFundMe for Lonesome Cowboy Dave: https://www.gofundme.com/gm8su-dave

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1711.mp3
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Lonesome Cowboy Dave called in sick, so Stang called in Doktors: Dr. Philo Drummond (co-SubFounder of the Church, OverMan First Degree), and Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, radio professional and character actor. The show starts with one ancient song by each, and then it's another of those "two old guys talking" shows, except it's three old guys with Captain Beefheart instrumentals in the background. We had technical problems at first, about one third of which is included in this edit, but then settled on a merged-call system that worked (FaceTime Audio). So we'll know what to do next time... Meanwhile this might be one of those episodes that makes some listeners yearn for more reruns from the lively barrage shows of the '90s. For those who happen to be greedy for Church Secrets and Church history, however, this one is a treasure trove. Admittedly, it's not so much a Fountain of Youth as a Fountain of Age. (Hey, there's a TITLE!) As always the episode is framed by LeMur tracks, which are somewhat like raccoon footprints, but louder and more exotic.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1710.mp3
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From Rev. Stang's "intro" script: "Ah yes dear friends, it's rerun time and tonight's is Hour of Slack #786 from March 2001. It's never been rerun since then, and it's a really classic one from the period in the late 90s and early 2001s when Wei and I were working every week with the late great Prof. Chas Smith and Lonesome Cowboy Dave on Chas's ESO Swamp Radio show on WCSB in Cleveland, and we were doing a lot of live shows at the Euclid Tavern with their band Einstein's Secret Orchestra, which also had Bob Mozik on drums, Michelle George on electric violin and, at this one, John Petcovick on lead guitar. And so... let 'er rip."

Order Lonesome Cowboy Dave's novel NEIGHBORWORLD and/or THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS (signed): http://www.subgenius.com/scatalog/books.htm

GoFundMe for Lonesome Cowboy Dave: https://www.gofundme.com/gm8su-dav

 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1709.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

A rerun of #776 from 2001, when we were all still alive. (MOST of us still are.) With a general running theme of, well, Sex SubGenius Style, it's a mash-up of The old ESO Swamp Radio, Puzzling Evidence, and rants and music from the Winterstar devival, plus an amazing live recording from an Austin devival of the SubGenius supergroup Booger 9000 (members of the Swinging Love Corpses, The Rudy Schwartz Project, and Homicidal Briefcase) performing an amazing medley of Neil Diamond and "Dancin' With a Hard-On" by The Swinging Love Corpses. (Oops, sorry, that's "Dancing with a Heart On" for the broadcast radio audience.) Thus, the all-star old-time SubG Dinosaur cast includes (in their younger days) Dr. Philo Drummond, Colonel Sphinx Drummond, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Puzzling Evidence, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, the late Prof. Chas Smith, Rev. Ivan Stang, and more, from a time when they all talked faster than they do now. Also featured are some keen media-barrage mixes by various lords of alt.binaries.slack, such as Lemur and nu-monet. J. R. "Bob" Dobbs himself is heard briefly, albeit not in human form. CAN YOU SPOT THE SECRET CLIP? Contest winners will be announced next week.

Order Lonesome Cowboy Dave's novel NEIGHBORWORLD and/or THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS (signed): http://www.subgenius.com/scatalog/books.htm

GoFundMe for Lonesome Cowboy Dave: https://www.gofundme.com/gm8su-dave

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1708.mp3
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The first and last thirds of this fifth salute to the SubGenius hero and demon Dr. K'taden Legume come from Hour of Slack #467, from late 1993, with Stang reading two newspaper articles about Legume's confrontations with televangelists, in person, in Philadelphia. Then it jumps to the very last things we recorded of Dr. Legume on stage, in this case at 20 X-Day in 2017. Legume discusses chaos, of all things! Also on the panel are Dr. Onan Canobite, Dr. Hal and Rev. Stang, and it ends with the start of the Bulldada Auction. Finally, just because it was part of that old Hour of Slack #467, we take a break from Tales of Legume to hear the very strange but polished APOCALYPSE NOW - THE OPERA from Radio Shorts, some West Coast weirdos we used to trade tapes with.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1707.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT