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

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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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1711.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

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."

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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

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1708.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

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