The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry
Hour of Slack #1264 - Ultimate Old-School X-DAY Special - Rerun of #534 (1996) We are now off-world (or about to be), and refuse to produce new shows. Instead, we present a beloved oldie. And we are presenting it two weeks early, as we will be either on the Saucers or at Starwood, and won't want to mess with posting shows then. Back in 1996, just before the very first X-Day Drill at Brushwood, I, Stang, assembled this ultimate X-Day collage, song and rant special, utilizing the best UFO-related clips from our old Media Barrage albums (from the 1980s!) as well as the finest new stuff of the time, such as Nenslo's X-Day anthem and Papa Joe Mama's first X-Day sermon. You'll hear the infant voices of Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Hal, all the Churchly old-timers beck when they were mere 30-somethings and even 20-somethings. It is a trip back in time -- and yet, a trip into a BRAVE BRAVE FUTURE!
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1264.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm CDT

We are now off-planet (or about to be, or might as well be), and cannot be bothered to produce new shows. Instead, a week early, so we don't have to mess with it during X-Day Week, we present a favorite oldie. Half of this is from the great Pre-5X-Day tomfoolerly on the WCSB-Cleveland show, Chas Smith's ESO Swamp Radio show of 6-28-02, some of which takes place after X-Day, aboard the saucers. The rest is a good general cross-section of everything that was happening with our favorite contributors and fellow SubGenius shows at the time. More about X-Day

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1263.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am CDT

A great rerun, #895 from just before the 6X-Day Drill, 2003. Includes many real oldies from the Media Barrage tapes of the 1980s, mixed with tracks from the 2002 X-Day Drill, choice moments from ESO Swamp Radio, and Susie the Floozie's amazing "Armageddon" collage. Also: a Stangian music collage of End o' the World songs of yore, and two original Chas Smith songs -- also Lonesome Cowboy Dave's "SubGenius Anthem" and Pope Black's sermon from Euro-X-Day 2002. And then there are the other 35 or 40 tracks. More about X-Day:
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1262.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48pm CDT

We start with some particularly mind-bending collages and three "killer" (heh heh) end-of-the-world songs by J. Coulton, C.O.G. and Saint N. The brainworm "Snot Mouth Tweedle" by The Rudy Schwartz Project is played at the end, with an incredible cut-up by GoDrex. The rest is rather hyper live yakking by Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Rev. Stang and Wei, covering the usual several hundred subjects, including X-Day, the documentary GOD'S CARTOONIST, the Starwood Festival and its new date and location, the death of the biosphere, and an important announcement regarding The StangDoe SubGenius Employment Agency.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1261.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:47pm CDT

This is one of those Hours of Slack that has a lot of cuts, most very short, but with a couple of meaty ones, those being a classic Papa Joe Mama sermon and an intense musical collage by The Large (performng under the name Schranz Ferdinand). There's some recent Puzzling Evidence, ranting from last X-Day Drill, music by Wilhelm Stahlhelm, Sivet Stang, Parker and Stone, Jonathan Coulton, and out old pal Joe Newman of The Rudy Schwartz Project. Spiced with clips from LeMur, The Large and the soundtrack of Edgar G. Ulmer's THE BLACK CAT (1934).
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1260.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56pm CDT

For our first live show in over a month, we plunged head first into BP's Gulf oil eruption, and came out very slick and smelly. If you have a truly sick and depraved sense of humor, this episode will make you feel much better about the ongoing ecocatastrophe. If you are "well adjusted" by normal standards, it will make you feel much, much worse. The show starts with the appropriate collages and music, but then Lonesome Cowboy Dave calls in. Between Dave and Stang, the death of the oceans becomes an idiot's playpen of SubGenius end of the world pornography. Think LIFE AFTER PEOPLE but with a laugh track. HOUR OF SLACK doesn't actually have a laugh track, but you can think that anyway.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1259.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40pm CDT

Hour of Slack #1258 - X-Day as Discussed On Other Radio Shows X-Day XIII is coming up -- Lucky 13. Since X-Day Drill #12 in 2009, your host and prayer partner has been collecting and setting aside all the parts of OTHER folks' shows when X-Day is being discussed. Includes: Stang on the British podcast RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE SITTING NOW and Jack Jett's show on Rational Radio in Dallas; Rev. Susie the Floozie's "Bob's" Slacktime Fun House with Puzzling Evidence as a guest; The Puzzling Evidence Show with Dr. Hal, Phineas Narco and Dr. Philo Drummond; there's also a poem by Nenslo, read by Dr. Hal at 12X-Day. The real killer however is Papa Joe Mama's sermon from the 2002 (or 2003?) devival in Hamburg, Germany, entitled, "Five Minutes To Midnight"! Also featured are frequent caller Bernard, The Crazy Numbers Guy, and Paula Dupree, the Ape Woman. Actually it is her mad doctor, John Carradine, doing the talking. Paula herself did not speak until the second Ape Woman movie.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1258c.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08pm CDT