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Hour of Slack #1550 - The Eulogy of Pappy

Rev. Ivan Stang's father, "Pappy," boarded the saucers on Nov. 9 at age 88. This Radio Synaesthesia show was recorded at WCSB-Cleveland about two weeks later, with Stang and Princess Wei joining host Dr. Sinister by phone from Stang Ranch in Stangsville, Texas. Lonesome Cowboy Dave also called in. The discussion covers many other things besides the death of the Stang patriarch, but it included a perfect edit-point for Stang to insert the recording of himself reading Pappy's eulogy to the local Stangsville Methodist church -- a eulogy which Pappy wrote himself! When you hear it, you'll clearly understand how Stang got the way he is. (Although if we had any similar Mammy recordings, it would be clear that both parents made Rev. Stang the SubGenius preacher-man he is today.) We also offer a list of SubGenius prescriptions for Seasonal Affective Disorder -- a list that caused some sensitive Internet humans great butthurt. But SubGeniuses understood.

NOTE: Dr. Sinister did not believe that the last movie starring the late Andy Griffith featured the venerable actor and Mayberry sheriff getting a blowjob. It is true and the name of the movie is "Play the Game."

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1550.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:45pm CDT

Hour of Slack #1549 - SubGenius Ultimate Xistlessnessmess Mix Rerun

What are the holidays without reruns? Sappy, nostalgia-provoking reruns on TV are what Chistmas is all about, right? This is the hoary old annual traditional Xmas Re-Rerun of #867 (and 921 and 1026, 1077, 1129, 1236, 1338, 1497, etc.), 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. We are on XISTLESSNESSMESS VACATION from Hour of Slack! (But don't worry, Show #1550 is nonetheless already in the can and will be released soon as an antidote to this one.)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1549.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11pm CDT

Hour of Slack #1548 - Circus Apocalypse and a SubGenius Wedding

We're back to the Radio Synaesthesia show recorded at WCSB Cleveland the night that the 21st X-Day Drill ended: July 5th of what is obviously not really "2015." Host Dr. Sinister had Dr. Hal and Rev. Stang in the studio, and on the phone, Dr. Philo Drummond, Princess Wei 'R.' Doe, and Lonesome Cowboy Dave, all reminiscing about the so-called "19X-Day" that had just happened. Interspersed with the talk show are edited documentary recordings of the specific events, such as the amazing if stomach-turning sideshow acts by Circus Apocalypse (St. Andrew the Impaled and Rev. David Apocalypse). You can see the photos on Climaxing the show, as it might be, is a mostly uncut recording of the truly inspiring SubGenius wedding at X-Day of Rev. Faux and Rev. Aster, with music choices provided by Trademark G of ECC, and with a head launching at the end. It's an excellent example of a legal SubGenius marriage and full of helpful hints for beginning Ministers! One might call this Part Two of episode number 1546. There is a Part 3 to come.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1548.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm CDT

Hour of Slack #1547 - A Smorgasbord of Shenanigans

We got a little behind, though some would call it big, so this Hour of Slack is a rerun of 2002's Hour of Slack #825. It's got some great bits from the late Chas Smith's ESO Radio on WCSB, with Chas, Stang and Lonecow Dave off the hook and on the loose. Interspered are some classic bulldada cuts from our ancient album Media Barrage #5. There's ranting by Stang, George Carlin, Hellpope Huey and many nameless crazy Texas preachers, rare music by Walls of Genius (Li'l Fyodor), The Four Letter Words and The El Queso All-Stars, and weird-ass collages that were current back in 2002 and yet still hold true today! For they ring with the Truth of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs and his The Church of the SubGenius. So there.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1547.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm CDT

Hour of Slack #1546x - 18X-Day Instrumental Jams

This Internet-Only special Hour of Slack wasn't sent to the broadcast stations because it's solid instrumental jams from 18X-Day, and SubGenius jam music can be an acquired taste that melts the tongues and ears of the unworthy, or of those with so-called "good" taste. But we figure the musicians themselves, some X-Day attendees, and masochists may want to hear it. There were jams on five nights of the festival, so we had a lot to choose from. None of this music was rehearsed; it's all improvisational jams, some rocking and some jazzing, but all spazzing. It's carefully organized, but not in any order we can explain. There is a sort of general credits-giving at the end by M.C. Priestess Pisces. The one musician who is probably on damn near every track is Rev. Angry Larry, playing the generally most prominent guitar most of the time. Other musicians who were involved most nights include Bishop Stick (mostly on bass), Rev. Rock God (guitar), Rev. Hazel of the Windmills (everything), Rev. Fidd Chewley (on drums a lot), Trademark Gunderson from Evolution Control Committee (custom keyboards), Lord Ferg (bass), Rev. Frodis "Suds" Pshaw (bass, guitar), Dr. Philo U. Drummond (weird machines), Rev. Sinphaltimus Exmortus (throat, drums, guitar), Rev. Shover (bass), Rev 80, Rev. Dildonics, Rev. Aurichio, and DJ Gravity. Note: The MP3 and Ogg Vorbis versions of this paticular show were rendered at a higher resolution than usual, and the show is over an hour, so the file sizes are larger than normal.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1546x.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:45pm CDT

Hour of Slack #1546 - 18X-Day - 7 a.m. and The Bobtism

It's back to 18X-Day again for the edited recordings of the horror of 7 am July 5 as well as the happiness of the Bobtism, and some discussion of those events recorded the night of July 5 on Dr. Sinister's show on WCSB Cleveland, Radio Synaesthesia. But we also hear from Father Joe Mama, Mr. F. LeMur, and AVEEE by Rev. Kaosmic "Bob"Cat, as well as Rev. Flamegrape on the very first episode of his new SubGenius show Fugue Segue (on WOZO FM in Knoxville, Tennessee). The star blabberers however are mainly Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Stang, Dr. Hal, Dr. Dark, Rev. Susie The Floozie, Princess Wei, and the late Neanderthal Man.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1546.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13pm CDT