Thu, 26 April 2012
The first 15 minutes of the show are wonderful collages and music, by DEVO (new and mostly unreleased), Rev. Royal de Capitator, The Large, The Deathbillies, The Psycho Skeletons, Rev. Cozmik Debris (with NEW "PR NOOZ!"), Dr. Slackjaw, the Ministry of Slack and The Horror of Party Beach. Then the "ON AIR" display lit up, Dave called in, and, well, you know. We went off on some tangents. Then Dr. Sinister entered the studio, and he added more tangents. A great motherlode of tangents, contradictory as that may seem. We enjoyed it, but it took 6 hours and much movie viewing to slow down and go to sleep after performing this live show. I, Stang, was somewhat agitated and worked-up for some reason, probably the return of health after an ankle injury during our 3 months of travel.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1357.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:57pm CDT
Wed, 18 April 2012
This episode was Made In Germany With American Parts. Rev. Bucky Argyle, who lives in Germany, unexpectedly sent us this completed show (in both X-rated and PG versions!), leaving a couple of instrumental breaks for credits, which were added in Cleveland as best we could from his rough list of tracks. His source material ranges from 1981 SubGenius tapes with Dr. G. Gordon Gordon to mysterious brand-new tracks snagged from YouTube videos, with a little of everything in between, like oddball songs, devival preaching, and kook clips. A true Media Barrage in the spirit of the early Pleistocene pre-Hour of Slack church tapes. Some of it is Olde SubGenius "best-of" while other audio treasures are completely new to the rest of us. The rant by (?) at the end is a must-hear.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1356.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56pm CDT
Wed, 11 April 2012
This episode just seems to spew pretty much all over the place. Dr. Slackjaw, also known as Rev. Royal de Capitator, Rev. Xister and Rev. Sweetness McGee of the Ministry of Slack show podcast all provide godzillions of collages. We experience The Puzzling Evidence show from KPFA Berkeley last February, with hosts Puzzling, Philo Drummond, Dr. Hal, and special guests Kaosmic Bobkat, Rev. Phineas Narco, Dr. Gary G'broagfran, Princess Wei, and Rev. Ivan Stang. X-Day is a-coming, so that gets addressed at length, with a short side-trip to Austin, Texas from the winter's SubGenius Family Vacation. Radio Synaesthesia of WCSB Cleveland is abused from afar. Badfilms get discussed and invented.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1355.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08pm CDT
Wed, 4 April 2012
Firstly, our Facebook post on April 1 about the Church shutting down was an April Fools Day joke. I am truly sorry that we have to spell that out.
We sure had fun with this live show from March 25, 2012. Long ago the True SubGenii abandoned the Usenet forum called "alt.slack" to the PinKooks it had attracted, and started a new, Members-only group called ScrubGenius. This severely upset the left-behind, Stang-hating, "Bob"-disparaging, SubGenius-despising individuals, who were few but who also hate each other more than they ever hated the rest of us OR The Conspiracy. A couple of them fantasized online that Rev. Stang had come down with prostate cancer. They eagerly believed each other on this point. The actual SubGeniuses, observing from the Yetinsyn-only ScrubGenius forum, took full advantage of this mob delusion and did their best to confirm the lie in order to prompt ever more entertaining outbursts of mistaken gloating. In truth, Stang was perfectly healthy (aside from a broken toe), and encouraged the hoax. This episode of Hour of Slack was produced, even while the hoax was ongoing, to demonstrate how gullible any generic "hater" is. We SubGenii, plotting fairly openly on another forum, set up these jealous bastards expertly, and they fell for it with a passion. By the time they hear, or hear-tell-of, this Cleveland broadcast, it will be 2 weeks after they'd started making fools of themselves. The first 20 minutes of the show, thankfully, are a series of very well edited collages by the main Ministry of Slack hosts, and also included in the show are some songs by The Deathbillies, Fist of Kindness (our literary agent's band!), and a mystery band, "SC77". Likewise offered are some good health-related and X-Day-promoting clips of The Puzzling Evidence Show from the weeks that Stang was held captive by Dr. Philo Drummond in the San Francisco area.
Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1354.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24pm CDT