The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast (podcasts)
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry

RADIO SAFE VERSION. It's a different campground, in a completely different part of the country, with a slightly different audience, but it's still another early July X-Day Drill live show with Dr. Hal and Rev. Stang. There are about 20 years' worth of those in the can. Luckily, this one is spiced up by Father Joe Mama's grippingly unforgettable first sermon at 24X-Day, a reveal of Wizard Bong the mysterious document, a little more SWONK comics and Dobbstown Mirror readings, and the romantic Rudy Schwartz Project song, "Farley Granger's Oxygen Tent."

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1840pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04pm CDT

It's a different campground, in a completely different part of the country, with a slightly different audience, but it's still another early July X-Day Drill live show with Dr. Hal and Rev. Stang. There are about 20 years' worth of those in the can. Luckily, this one is spiced up by Father Joe Mama's grippingly unforgettable first sermon at 24X-Day, a reveal of Wizard Bong the mysterious document, a little more SWONK comics and Dobbstown Mirror readings, and the romantic Rudy Schwartz Project song, "Farley Granger's Oxygen Tent."

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1840.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01pm CDT

The 24X-Day board recordings weren't lost after all! However, we're just beginning to sort through them. Meanwhile, here are reports on the Drill both real and fake, pieced together from fragments, lies, comic books, and The Dobbstown Mirror, with Stang doing a lot of reading. (One of the comic books being read is SWONK.) We also unearthed some nice Norel Pref collages to punctuate the various readings, bleedings and seedings. Music includes The Swinging Love Corpses, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Cyberchump, and monster movie soundtracks.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1839pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm CDT

The 24X-Day board recordings weren't lost after all! However, we're just beginning to sort through them. Meanwhile, here are reports on the Drill both real and fake, pieced together from fragments, lies, comic books, and The Dobbstown Mirror, with Stang doing a lot of reading. (One of the comic books being read is SWONK.) We also unearthed some nice Norel Pref collages to punctuate the various readings, bleedings and seedings. Music includes The Swinging Love Corpses, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Cyberchump, and monster movie soundtracks.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1839.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION. The 26th X-Day Drill, previously called 24 X-Day, was a great reminder that maybe we'd better either start working on our own escape ships, or clean up the one we're already on. We're still rounding up recordings -- some may have been lost to Tropical Storm Elsa! -- but we have some early excerpts including a fantastic, sick Papa Joe Mama sermon and some killer music by Rubix Pube. There's also some terrible music by Fidd Chewley and Rev. Peas, and a wonderful 12-minute media barrage by R.A.T.H.O.L.E. The Rudy Schwartz Project and some truly puzzling Evidence round it out. Stang gives thanks in an impromptu rant inspired by the real-life invasion of the resort by walking catfish.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1838pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm CDT

The 26th X-Day Drill, previously called 24 X-Day, was a great reminder that maybe we'd better either start working on our own escape ships, or clean up the one we're already on. We're still rounding up recordings -- some may have been lost to Tropical Storm Elsa! -- but we have some early excerpts including a fantastic, sick Papa Joe Mama sermon and some killer music by Rubix Pube. There's also some terrible music by Fidd Chewley and Rev. Peas, and a wonderful 12-minute media barrage by R.A.T.H.O.L.E. The Rudy Schwartz Project and some truly puzzling Evidence round it out. Stang gives thanks in an impromptu rant inspired by the real-life invasion of the resort by walking catfish.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1838.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27pm CDT

Rerun of #1258. X-Day XIII was coming up -- Lucky 13. Since X-Day Drill #12 in 2009, your host and prayer partner had been collecting and setting aside all the parts of OTHER folks' shows when X-Day was 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.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1837pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:59pm CDT

Rerun of #1258. X-Day XIII was coming up -- Lucky 13. Since X-Day Drill #12 in 2009, your host and prayer partner had been collecting and setting aside all the parts of OTHER folks' shows when X-Day was 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.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1837.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52pm CDT

RADIO SAFE! And it's a rerun, a real oldie. Hour of Slack #535, 1996. It's WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON X-DAY, in excruciating detail. It features what may well be the most forceful (and informative!) rants ever delivered by both Rev. Ivan Stang and Dr. K'taden Legume, sermons recorded in moments when those worthies were totally caught up in the thrall of "Bob" -- divine messengers, as it were, helpless to do anything but preach the hardest truths of SubGenius Orthodox Dobbsian doctrine. Punctuating these heart-staking sermons are some of the most intensive so-called "Media Barrage tapes" from the 1980s, especially segments from St. Byron Werner's historic cassette collage masterpieces "Space Age Bachelor Pad" (the actual origin of that hipster genre catch-phrase) and "Dougs, Drugs and Doctors." Voices heard from the old SubGenius Media Barrage tapes include Dr. Philo Drummond, Hellswami Satellite Weavers (the great SubGenius "ur-illustrator" narrating into a tape deck on a drive through Meteor Crater, Arizona), Former Pastor Buck Naked, Dobbs' bodyguard Dr. G. Gordon Gordon, Pope Michael Flores and even Janor, back in the olden days. We should have been running this episode annually, and would do so henceforth, were not X-Day imminently nigh.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1836.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm CDT

RADIO SAFE! But perhaps as evil as it is good. The mysterious Cleveland artist that calls itself SHERIDAN has provided yet more Show fodder, and it comes at a good time as we are preparing to leave the planet, for good this time. This is a true media barrage, a little of everything that you mostly have never heard before, or heard so long ago -- like at the age of six or seven -- that you still remember it vaguely. Sheridan also does his disturbed radio DJ bit some. "Station WWYN" he calls it. So, strap your headphones or hearing aids on tight!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1835.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:42pm CDT

RADIO SAFE! But maybe not Brain or Hearing Safe. (Look what it's done to Stang.) New Rudy Schwartz Project songs including "Intelligent Design" and "Adjacent to the Latex Gerbil" from the album of the same evocative name! The music is all new and the yakkery is all old Puzzling Evidence from KPFA Berekeley with Philo, Hal and Puzzling, and Don Joyce, and from WCSB Cleveland, with Lonecow Dave, Chas Smith, Dr. Hal and Dr. Sinister. There are some excellent collages by LeMur and Lymph Node Institute. The Swinging Love Corpses play their best song. Rev. J. Cobblestone offers a brand new Dobbs hymn, and Rev. Squalis Friday returns.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1834.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:19pm CDT

The Rudy Schwartz Project just released TWO brand new albums: ADJACENT TO THE LATEX GERBIL and FROP MUSIC. Those titles tell you everything you need to know about this episode. Other new material includes readings from the latest Dobbstown Mirror cult newspaper. An extremely rare, very religious piece by The Firesign Theatre is included, from the Dear Friends live radio days. Puzzling Evidence disturbances and Radio Synaesthesia with guests Dr. Hal and LoneCow Dave bear repeat listening and repeat bear-baiting. The Swinging Love Corpses kill the show, FINALLY.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1833pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36am CDT

The Rudy Schwartz Project just released TWO brand new albums: ADJACENT TO THE LATEX GERBIL and FROP MUSIC. Those titles tell you everything you need to know about this episode. Other new material includes readings from the latest Dobbstown Mirror cult newspaper. An extremely rare, very religious piece by The Firesign Theatre is included, from the Dear Friends live radio days. Puzzling Evidence disturbances and Radio Synaesthesia with guests Dr. Hal and LoneCow Dave bear repeat listening and repeat bear-baiting. The Swinging Love Corpses kill the show, FINALLY.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1833.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32am CDT

Something old, something new, some pills red, some pills blue. Why not both? we ask. WHY NOT BOTH. New weird music by Rev. Squalis Friday, lots of Puzzling Evidence and Radio Synaesthesia clips from a few thousand years ago (both with Dr. Hal). "The Larger World," a new Bob Walkenhorst song; Stang reads Goldstein's book from 1984; and Wei and Stang sing a salute to Dr. G. Gordon Gordon that they mutilated from a Warren Zevon classic.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1832.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48pm CDT

During the many SubGenius radio shows on various stations in 2008, we reminisced about old times and the most horrifying moments of the real-life SubGenius adventure. We saved those bits for this show, which ties in with Stang's SubGenius History / Cult Management online course that was then at Maybe Logic Academy (maybelogic.net). Ironically, brand new mindfuckery ends the show. Show is RADIO SAFE.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1831.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10pm CDT

Radio Safe Version! Rerun of #1150 (2008). An episode devoted entirely to the wonders and promise of X-Day, the annual SubGenius End of the Human World. Excerpts from Puzzling Evidence (KPFA) and John Hell's Pirate Cat show, San Francisco; Rick Barber's KOA-Denver AM talk show; Stang's sermon at Winterstar Symposium, and Radio Synaesthesia (WCSB Cleveland). New songs by The Attery Squash and Doctor Steel. Plan 9 Vs. The Mist.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1830pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13pm CDT

Rerun of #1150 (2008). An episode devoted entirely to the wonders and promise of X-Day, the annual SubGenius End of the Human World. Excerpts from Puzzling Evidence (KPFA) and John Hell's Pirate Cat show, San Francisco; Rick Barber's KOA-Denver AM talk show; Stang's sermon at Winterstar Symposium, and Radio Synaesthesia (WCSB Cleveland). New songs by The Attery Squash and Doctor Steel. Plan 9 Vs. The Mist.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1830.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm CDT

Rerun of #1149 (2008). A live broadcast from WCSB Cleveland, in which Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Rev. Stang and Princess Wei attempt to adjust moment-by-moment to the Rural War Room background music. The subject matter is primarily sex, sexual issues, and fluids that issue from "Bob." A rare 1929 SubGenius recording is played. Deluxe extra texture by LeMur, Norel Pref. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1829.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:11pm CDT

Rerun of #1143 (2008), in which we return to sheer idolatry for "Bob," taken from various devivals and radio shows from recent months' travels. Excerpts from Puzzling Evidence (KPFA) and John Hell's Pirate Cat show, San Francisco; Rick Barber's KOA-Denver AM talk show; Stang's sermon at Winterstar Symposium, and Radio Synaesthesia (WCSB Cleveland). Something new is added to the collagiasticity as well. (RADIO SAFE.)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1828pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41pm CDT

Rerun of #1143 (2008), in which we return to sheer idolatry for "Bob," taken from various devivals and radio shows from recent months' travels. Excerpts from Puzzling Evidence (KPFA) and John Hell's Pirate Cat show, San Francisco; Rick Barber's KOA-Denver AM talk show; Stang's sermon at Winterstar Symposium, and Radio Synaesthesia (WCSB Cleveland). Something new is added to the collagiasticity as well.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1828.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1827pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49am CDT

I’m so tired of writing these blurbs.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1827.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION. From 2008. All on the subjects of health, coffee and jenkem, from Puzzling Evidence (KPFA),  John Hell's Pirate Cat show (San Francisco), and Radio Synesthesia (WCSB Cleveland);  Stang reads from THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS at Winterstar Symposium. Also: dopest and dopiest Lemur noises and Norel Pref sounds. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1826pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm CDT

From 2008. All on the subjects of health, coffee and jenkem, from Puzzling Evidence (KPFA),  John Hell's Pirate Cat show (San Francisco), and Radio Synesthesia (WCSB Cleveland);  Stang reads from THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS at Winterstar Symposium. Also: dopest and dopiest Lemur noises and Norel Pref sounds. 

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LOG OF THIS EPISODE:

1 Slipstream - R We In a Movie? 00:45

2 Frankenstein 1970 -Skull Stripped-Begin 00:27

3 LeMur: HOS Intro #776 - Brain Reactivated 00:55

4 Stang intro speeded 00:59

4 "PuzEv" - FX-Brow-Coffeenos 04:01

5 My Mind! Ha! 00:03

6 Winterstar 08 -- Description Of Rant 01:20

7 Credits, Intro 00:52

8 Hell - PiratCat Jenkem Absynth 02:01

9 LeMur: Davy Crockett, King of Beer #2 00:25

10 LeMur:  Smoke Gun #7 - Drunk With _Bob_ 00:24

11 Winterstar 08 -- Frankenjenkem 04:24

12 Norel Pref:  bunny X copy 01:01

13 "PuzEv" - STOK - coffee! 02:07

14 Winterstar 08 -- Frankencoffee 04:04

15 "PuzEv"  - STOK2 - MonsterJuggs- 04:22

16 Norel Pref: don't forget drugs 02:17

17 cred Norel 00:19

18 Hell: Porno - Jenkem - Tape Arrest 01:55

19 LeMur: Canvas Hammock #2 00:30

20 Norel Pref: funniest cigarettes 00:49

21 LeMur: The Loneger Again #25a - You're Getting Help 00:52

22 Dave-MiniJimiDrugContainers 00:57

23 Slipstream009-HardDriveWriter-drugs 01:32

24 "PuzEv" -Leave Bob Alone - Drugz - Baby in Truck 01:40

25 Norel Pref: feel great 01:00

26 Radio Synesthesia, 3-9-08 - Rush Has the Good Pils~ 01:32

27 "PuzEv" -Gary & Drugs Caller 01:50

28 Norel Pref: bush love_drugs 02:07

29 Norel Pref: hit me with your bad shot 00:53

30 LeMur: Like Steroids 00:13

31 Winterstar 08 -- Reading the Book of the SubGenius Health_Chptr 12:16

32 Credits and URL 00:54

33 Slipstream - Whats Going On? -- End 00:39

 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1826.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37pm CDT

This one's not EXACTLY a rerun. It's partly made from episode #139, in which Dr. G. Gordon Gordon gets Stang hooked on Human Soul. There's also some old ranting by Stang from stuff he wrote for the Stark Fist of Removal magazine, and an an exclusive interview with The Swingin' Love Corpses about their drug use. We also hear clips from Sad Dog Diary, by Ze Frank, found on YouTube, and LBJ explaining that "Dogs has always been mah friend." Stang reads from Dobbstown Mirror and also Onan's Sermon on Brains.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1825.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION: Jesus is the star of this episode, from a rare radio appearance from back when He was business manager of The SubGenius Foundation. There's also the unusual usual from the Show Mines: Puzzling Evidence, The Swingin' Love Corpses, ESO Swamp Radio and ESO the band, Oingo Boingo, Rainmakers guy, plus Father Joe Mama and Rex Harrison.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1824pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:29pm CDT

Jesus is the star of this episode, from a rare radio appearance from back when He was business manager of The SubGenius Foundation. There's also the unusual usual from the Show Mines: Puzzling Evidence, The Swingin' Love Corpses, ESO Swamp Radio and ESO the band, Oingo Boingo, Rainmakers guy, plus Father Joe Mama and Rex Harrison.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1824.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25pm CDT

((RADIO SAFE VERSION)) This episode is different because it’s so CHEERY. Don’t worry, it’s still sick and twisted; it’s just that moods improved at Stang Ranch with the improved weather, vaccines, and animal behavior. Also, the new Dobbstown Mirror came out, and that’s always cause for celebration and on-air readings. The music in this one is a real mix, with everything from old show tunes to old-school rock and roll to punk to Doktormusic and The Swinging’ Love Corpses — but all cheery or at least spazzy and funny. The Drummond Brothers are featured on Puzzling Evidence clips as well as the Corpses tunes. Old ESO Radio and even older Firesign Theatre are interspersed. Stang reveals the plans for X-Day 2021 at the end.

2021 X-DAY INFO

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1823pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm CDT

This episode is different because it’s so CHEERY. Don’t worry, it’s still sick and twisted; it’s just that moods improved at Stang Ranch with the improved weather, vaccines, and animal behavior. Also, the new Dobbstown Mirror came out, and that’s always cause for celebration and on-air readings. The music in this one is a real mix, with everything from old show tunes to old-school rock and roll to punk to Doktormusic and The Swinging’ Love Corpses — but all cheery or at least spazzy and funny. The Drummond Brothers are featured on Puzzling Evidence clips as well as the Corpses tunes. Old ESO Radio and even older Firesign Theatre are interspersed. Stang reveals the plans for X-Day 2021 at the end.

2021 X-DAY INFO

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1823.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58pm CDT

Some listeners may want to use ear protection. Most of this episode is straight out of Cleveland. The bulk of it is by Sheridan, the mysterious weirdo, who provided another massive 45-minute media barrage. At the end we hear a classic tune from Cleveland's Einstein Secret Orchestra, and some acid garage punk jazz by The Swingin' Love Corpses. 

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2021 X-DAY INFO: https://hypercubego.com/XDAY2021/

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1822.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44pm CDT

This episode is NOTHING AT ALL like any recent episodes, or any old ones for that matter. It's almost entirely created by the Cleveland weirdo SHERIDAN, albeit using lots of SubGenius clips amid inexplicable things from his own collection. He wanted to give Stang a break so he did two almost-whole shows, of which is this the first. There is a break in the middle for rare, just-unearthed songs by Nenslo and The Swingin' Love Corpses.  ((CLEAN FOR RADIO!)

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1821.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13pm CDT

This episode is exactly like the last three, in that it has the same elements: ESO Swamp Radio from 2001, Puzzling Evidence from 2012, ancient rare Firesign Theatre, and Captain Beefheart. Saves time. Allowed us to get the Kindle version of our new book EYELASH out. We start with the late Prof. Chas Smith explaining the origins of Lonesome Cowboy Dave. Later there is an all-star Puzzling Evidence show, and more ESO, with call-ins from superstars Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, Michael Peppe, Popess Lilith, Bishop Joey of Church of the Last Laugh, and Dr. Phineas Narco of National Cynical... but not Dr. Hal. Towards the end, Philo Drummond and Ivan Stang revert to their true identities as Arkansas hog farmers.  

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1820.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01pm CDT

((CLEAN FOR RADIO)) "Nobody's biography has a happy ending!" -- the late Dr. K'taden Legume

This one's heavy on the Puzzling Evidence, an unusual episode from 2012 without Dr. Hal but with Rev. Stang and Dr. Philo Drummond. Rev. Phineas Narco joins by phone. Also: ESO Swamp Radio in the muddy, muddy flesh, The Firesign Theatre from Dope Humor of the Seventies, The Rudy Schwartz Project's Sunshine Supershits, Captain Beefheart, The Psycho Skeletons and Tenacious D. Those were the days. The days of old. Of old people and old Puzzling Evidence tapes. 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1819.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:10pm CDT

((CLEAN FOR RADIO)) An all-obscure-star cast! Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, Prof. Chas Smith, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Rev. Shining Path of Least Resistance, Phineas Narco, Dr. Philo Drummond and Kaosmic MamaKat, caller Taxi Bob, Bohandas (!!), The Firesign Theatre, Captain Beefheart, Paul Mavrides, Dr. Legume, Rev. Penn Jillette, Papa Joe Mama, even Rev. Funnyname! The highlight is probably the report from Rev. Shining Path of Least Resistance to Puzzling Evidence Show on his surreal visit to North Korea. Rev. Stang reads a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes and reveals the new Revelations of Rev. Xenofact. He also reads an angry letter from an ex-fan. 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1818.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01pm CDT

((RADIO SAFE VERSION))

All the music in this episode is from Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, and the album Doc at the Radar Station, except the very last song and one singing commercial by The Firesign Theater. There is a wise poem by Onan Canobite. All the rest of this episode is taken from The SubGenius Foundation's 2001 collection of best clips from ESO Swamp Radio (WCSB-Cleveland), the great show of the late Chas Smith, on which Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Stang, Princess Wei and Bleepo Abernathy were honored to be regulars. If regulars is the correct term. Probably not. 

HOUR OF SLACKhttp://subgenius.com/ts/hos.html

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1817pg.mp3
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All the music in this episode is from Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, and the album Doc at the Radar Station, except the very last song and one singing commercial by The Firesign Theater. There is a wise poem by Onan Canobite. All the rest of this episode is taken from The SubGenius Foundation's 2001 collection of best clips from ESO Swamp Radio (WCSB-Cleveland), the great show of the late Chas Smith, on which Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Stang, Princess Wei and Bleepo Abernathy were honored to be regulars. If regulars is the correct term. Probably not. 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1817.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29pm CDT

Or is it the lighter side of The Dark? Either way, this is another SubGenius "Silver Age" collection, although there's a brand new rant-song by new contributor Rev. Trevor B. (No relation.) Killer rare clips from The Firesign Theatre, Puzzling Evidence, ESO Swamp Radio,  and the SubGenius documentary movie (which is now free on Amazon Prime and YouTube). The Wei-Stang Clan was hoping to do a new "live" show this week, but two abandoned puppy dogs suddenly showed up on our doorstep, and they've been keeping everybody extra busy with their funny cavorting and pooping. The boy pup is named Yeti and the girl pup is Chupacabra. We think they are mostly German Shepherd so we reckon they will be large. The cats, however, are NOT amused. ((Whole show is CLEAN for radio.))

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1816.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION: Old shows and music that sound brand new... in fact, some sound more like they're from the future! Music by ESO, The El Queso All-Stars, Morgan Gutentag, The SubG Kids, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, and The Psycho Skeletons. Words are emitted, rapid-fire, by The Puzzling Evidence Show, ESO Swamp Radio, Sheridan, Rev. Negative, Christopher Lee the movie actor, and The Firesign Theatre. LeMur works over John Wayne! Yes, it is a show. A SubGenius show.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1815pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38pm CDT

Old shows and music that sound brand new... in fact, some sound more like they're from the future! Music by ESO, The El Queso All-Stars, Morgan Gutentag, The SubG Kids, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, and The Psycho Skeletons. Words are emitted, rapid-fire, by The Puzzling Evidence Show, ESO Swamp Radio, Sheridan, Rev. Negative, Christopher Lee the movie actor, and The Firesign Theatre. LeMur works over John Wayne! Yes, it is a show. A SubGenius show.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1815.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:35pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION - Stang reads from the new SubGenius book EYELASH, the latest Dobbs.town Mirror, and from recent rant-liners by Rev. Elvis Martini. From the SubGenius documentary, we hear audio describing the Church's biggest early devival, and the first super-obnoxious SubGenius Kook of many. The Firesign Theatre rarities continue, along with classic "lost" ESO Swamp Radio and Puzzling Evidence clips. Contributors include Dr. Philo Drummond, Paul Mavrides, Richard Linklater, Puzzling Evidence, Rev. Penn Jillette, Dr. Hal, Rev. Kelly Cash, Dr. Legume, Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Nurse Vicky. 

HOUR OF SLACK SECRETS

 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1814pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm CDT

Stang sings (?) a little January 20 ditty at the beginning of this Internet version that's not on the Radio version. Stang also reads from the new SubGenius book EYELASH, the latest Dobbs.town Mirror, and from recent rant-liners by Rev. Elvis Martini. From the SubGenius documentary, we hear audio describing the Church's biggest early devival, and the first super-obnoxious SubGenius Kook of many. The Firesign Theatre rarities continue, along with classic "lost" ESO Swamp Radio and Puzzling Evidence clips. Contributors include Dr. Philo Drummond, Paul Mavrides, Richard Linklater, Puzzling Evidence, Rev. Penn Jillette, Dr. Hal, Rev. Kelly Cash, Dr. Legume, Lonesome Cowboy Dave and Nurse Vicky. 

EVERYTHING

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1814.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm CDT

The first full-length SubGenius science fiction novel, EYELASH by Nikolai Kingsley, is now available, and Rev. Stang reads an excerpt from it. He also reads the latest Dobbs.town Mirror (in stages) as well as a new rant by Onan. Interspersed are classic best-of bits from The Puzzling Evidence Show and ESO Swamp Radio (all from 2001-2002) and some more very rare Firesign Theatre from their early radio days. We also hear Paul Mavrides and Penn Jillette talking about the Church, from the new documentary. There’s one song, a hidden track by Morgan Gutentag, titled, “Hidden Track.” Everything else is gravy, or, LeMur. (INTERNET VERSION = RADIO SAFE)

Order EYELASH

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1813.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION -

The only new thing in this episode is a clip about the history of The Book of the SubGenius from Sandy Boone's new movie. Stang mispronounces Nick Offerman's name in the credits but that's understandable since Stang is very, very old now -- as are these amazing best-of selections from The Puzzling Evidence Show, ESO Swamp Radio/Hour of Slack (both from 2001-2002), and unbelievable rare clips from The Firesign Theatre's recent release of their earliest radio work, a collection called Dope Humor of the Seventies. This kind of show is easier for Stang to assemble as he heals up from doing something stupid to his own backbones. And it's much more fun than just using reruns.

SUBGENIUS CATALOG

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1812pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33pm CDT

The only new thing in this episode is a clip about the history of The Book of the SubGenius from Sandy Boone's new movie. Stang mispronounces Nick Offerman's name in the credits but that's understandable since Stang is very, very old now -- as are these amazing best-of selections from The Puzzling Evidence Show, ESO Swamp Radio/Hour of Slack (both from 2001-2002), and unbelievable rare clips from The Firesign Theatre's recent release of their earliest radio work, a collection called Dope Humor of the Seventies. This kind of show is easier for Stang to assemble as he heals up from doing something stupid to his own backbones. And it's much more fun than just using reruns.

HOUR OF SLACK LOGS AND ARCHIVES

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1812.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:29pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION.

This is a pretty word-heavy episode, with NEW, very old, rare material from The Firesign Theatre, along with some old timey ESO Swamp Radio from the year 2001 — very directly Firesign inspired. We continue with samples of the soundtrack of Sandy K. Boone's movie, JR BOB DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS. Dr. G. Gordon Gordon’s extremely rare “It's Not Just The” # 2 has been unearthed, too! At the end: “Purple Haze” cover by The Psycho Skeletons. The old/new Firesign recordings come from firesigntheatre.com, where may be found many new and old albums such as DOPE HUMOR OF THE SEVENTIES. There would probably not be any kind of SubGenius radio or possibly even Church outreach, without The Firesign Theatre. 

http://subgenius.com

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1811pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10am CDT

This is a pretty word-heavy episode, with NEW, very old, rare material from The Firesign Theatre, along with some old timey ESO Swamp Radio from the year 2001 — very directly Firesign inspired. We continue with samples of the soundtrack of Sandy K. Boone's movie, JR BOB DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS. Dr. G. Gordon Gordon’s extremely rare “It's Not Just The” # 2 has been unearthed, too! At the end: “Purple Haze” cover by The Psycho Skeletons. The old/new Firesign recordings come from firesigntheatre.com, where may be found many new and old albums such as DOPE HUMOR OF THE SEVENTIES. There would probably not be any kind of SubGenius radio or possibly even Church outreach, without The Firesign Theatre. 

http://subgenius.com

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1811.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04am CDT

(CLEAN FOR RADIO) This one gets REALLY WEIRD. It's a new arrangement of fairly old stuff, all from late year 2000 and early 2001, all from Chas Smith's ESO Swamp Radio at WCSB Cleveland. Every month back then Stang used to compile the clips from that show that he had used on Hour of Slack, just in case he might need ways to reduce show production time in his old age. This is the first of those compilations,. Stang did go to the trouble of taking the random parts and organizing them so that they sound less random and more like we MEANT it to be that way. “We” being the late Professor Chas Smith, who was the host, producer, mixboard operator, and guiding star; Lonesome Cowboy Dave, who had been doing radio and music with Chas for many years, and Stang, the new guy to their show. Rev. Bleepo Abarnathy is also heard, calling in. 

EVERYTHING ABOUT HOUR OF SLACK: http://subgenius.com/ts/hos.html

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1809.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:11pm CDT

(CLEAN FOR RADIO) This episode, #128, was produced on May 1, 1988 for a potentially new audience, as KNON-Dallas had just swapped frequencies with a Christian station. Stang enthusiastically took advantage of having so many confused unwitting new Christian listeners! This is therefore another "explanatory" but also confrontational show, with much spontaneous ranting, plus clips of Stang guesting on Kevin McCarthy's Pink talk show on KLIF-AM in Dallas. That is mixed and matched with various Media Barrages and hilarious then-new music by The Swinging Erudites and Dr. Onan's Wotan Band. Also: reading from "High Weirdness by Mail" which was about to be published. (Coincidentally, the old Dallas version of the show was broadcast on 89.3 at 9 pm Sunday nights -- exactly like the later Cleveland version! Same time and frequency!) (CLEAN FOR RADIO)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1808.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION.

This episode is another of those perverted group marriages of young, old and in between. From Hour of Slack #88 we hear the young Puzzling Evidence, Paul Mavrides, Dr. Hal, Ivan Stang, Pope Sternodox, St. Byron Werner and Dr. Philo Drummond. We hear those selfsame early apostles as doddering old codgers, in an excerpt from Sandy Boone's fine documentary film. In between, from the future year of 2000, we hear the middle aged Stang, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, and Professor Chas Smith back before the wars and the diseases and deaths, when we were all ever so happy-go-Slacky. There is not much music but what there is, is The Rudy Schwartz Project and Shemekia Copeland. By coincidence, every level of show age includes background music composed by Nino Rota for Fellini's 8 1/2, performed by various artists including Snakefinger and The Potatoes. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1807pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55pm CDT

This episode is another of those perverted group marriages of young, old and in between. From Hour of Slack #88 we hear the young Puzzling Evidence, Paul Mavrides, Dr. Hal, Ivan Stang, Pope Sternodox, St. Byron Werner and Dr. Philo Drummond. We hear those selfsame early apostles as doddering old codgers, in an excerpt from Sandy Boone's fine documentary film. In between, from the future year of 2000, we hear the middle aged Stang, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, and Professor Chas Smith back before the wars and the diseases and deaths, when we were all ever so happy-go-Slacky. There is not much music but what there is, is The Rudy Schwartz Project and Shemekia Copeland. By coincidence, every level of show age includes background music composed by Nino Rota for Fellini's 8 1/2, performed by various artists including Snakefinger and The Potatoes. The Internet version has a song at the very end by Swamp Thing called "Fuck This Shit."

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1807.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:52pm CDT

RADIO VERSION.

Some very old, some very new, the newest being clips from the SubGenius documentary soundtrack, hopefully encouraging you to BUY THE MOVIE! (dobbstown.org for details) Also new are mixes by Rev. Negative, music from Cult of Zir , Psycho Skeletons and Cribshitter, The Rudy Schwartz Project does a cover, and there’s a rare and touching Glassmadness oldie - actually recorded in Bolivia at Dobbstown 2 in GGG's estate! The older material is from Hour of Slack #76. Ranters include the young 1980s versions of Sister Krys, Rev. Stang, Dr. Onan Canobite, Dr. G. Gordon Gordon, Dr. Hal, Pope Sternodox, Dr. Philo Drummond (his Foot Gland sermon!), and Puzzling Evidence.

EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SUBGENIUS MOVIE:

http://dobbstown.org

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1806pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:50pm CDT

Some very old, some very new, the newest being clips from the SubGenius documentary soundtrack, hopefully encouraging you to BUY THE MOVIE! (dobbstown.org for details) Also new are mixes by Rev. Negative, music from Cult of Zir , Psycho Skeletons and Cribshitter, The Rudy Schwartz Project does a cover, and there’s a rare and touching Glassmadness oldie - actually recorded in Bolivia at Dobbstown 2 in GGG's estate! The older material is from Hour of Slack #76. Ranters include the young 1980s versions of Sister Krys, Rev. Stang, Dr. Onan Canobite, Dr. G. Gordon Gordon, Dr. Hal, Pope Sternodox, Dr. Philo Drummond (his Foot Gland sermon!), and Puzzling Evidence. 

EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SUBGENIUS MOVIE

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1806.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:45pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION. Half is brand new, half is ancient episode #76. We continue hearing clips of the recent Film School podcast with Sandy Boone and Dr. Philo Drummond being interviewed about the new SubGenius feature film. There are some hard-hitting new songs by bands both unfamiliar and very familiar, and the Internet version has a rather blistering and possibly highly offensive extra song added at the end. The angry young 1986 version of Stang delivers a quite cantankerous and strongly worded brag/attack, with hypocritical Christians as its main target, but SubGenius hypocrites as well. The classic G. Gordon Gordon rant "It's Not Just The..." meets its female counterpart, as delivered by Sister Krys. There's lots of Dr. Hal from so long ago that he was just Rev. Hal! Johnny Winter helps Stang celebrate his latest x-rays, which proved Stang's not just a crybaby sissy, but comes by his bellyaching fair and square.

http://subgenius.com

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1805pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24pm CDT

Half is brand new, half is ancient episode #76. We continue hearing clips of the recent Film School podcast with Sandy Boone and Dr. Philo Drummond being interviewed about the new SubGenius feature film. There are some hard-hitting new songs by bands both unfamiliar and very familiar, and the Internet version has a rather blistering and possibly highly offensive extra song added at the end. The angry young 1986 version of Stang delivers a quite cantankerous and strongly worded brag/attack, with hypocritical Christians as its main target, but SubGenius hypocrites as well. The classic G. Gordon Gordon rant "It's Not Just The..." meets its female counterpart, as delivered by Sister Krys. There's lots of Dr. Hal from so long ago that he was just Rev. Hal! Johnny Winter helps Stang celebrate his latest x-rays, which proved Stang's not just a crybaby sissy, but comes by his bellyaching fair and square.

EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SUBGENIUS MOVIE

 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1805.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION. Brand new show finally! Stang's broke back is miraculously healed by the election results! (Turned out to be temporary, unfortunately.) Dr. Philo Drummond and director Sandy Boone are interviewed about the SubGenius movie. The new Ask Dr. Hal Show on Zoom is excerpted. Sheridan makes a nursery rhyme into a sick, sick, sick short story. Music is all new, by The Empire Jazz Orchestra, Xposed 4heads, Cult of Zir, and Piegatori di Cucchiai. Stang reads from The Dobbs.town Mirror as well as a fan letter, and reflects upon the future, specifically his own. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1804pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm CDT

Brand new show finally! Stang's broke back is miraculously healed by the election results! (Turned out to be temporary, unfortunately.) Dr. Philo Drummond and director Sandy Boone are interviewed about the SubGenius movie. The new Ask Dr. Hal Show on Zoom is excerpted. Sheridan makes a nursery rhyme into a sick, sick, sick short story. Music is all new, by The Empire Jazz Orchestra, Xposed 4heads, Cult of Zir, and Piegatori di Cucchiai. Stang reads from The Dobbs.town Mirror as well as a fan letter, and reflects upon the future, specifically his own. 

Ask Dr. Hal: https://gonzotronics.net/adh/

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1804.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37pm CDT

Rerun of #66. Reverend Stang is still "resting his back." This old episode is another headphones-friendly one, due to sound effects excerpts from 1980s sci-fi movies plus much Puzzling Evidence Show, Gary G'Broagfran, Drs. 4 “Bob,” Dr. Hal, Cleve Dunkan, Captain Beefheart. There's even a surprise appearance by Robert Anton Wilson! All radio safe.

HOUR OF SLACK LOGS, DETAILS, SUBSCRIPTIONS

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1803.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:20pm CDT

Rerun of the long-lost #65. Reverend Stang is having a little lie-down currently to rest his old back. This episode is LOADED with Puzzling Evidence Show, Drs. 4 Wotan, Drs. 4 “Bob,” Dr. Hal, Philo, Glassmadness, and much generally unreleased old Media Barrage albums like #s 4, 6, 7, 8, 9! All radio safe.

 

EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SUBGENIUS MOVIE:

http://dobbstown.org

Direct download: Hour_of-Slack_1802.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15am CDT

Rerun of the long-lost #38, with a Men In Black theme (NOT the movie franchise!)... but at the beginning we announce: THE MOVIE IS OUT! Sandy K. Boone's J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius" is on Amazon, YouTube, Apple TV, Vudu and others ($4 pay-per-view). As for this old show... there's some crazy-ass ranting and collages, and media-barraging, and callers. Lots of G. Gordon Gordon, Young Stang, Buck Naked, and many, many Dallas radio preachers and kooks of the early 1980s.

EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SUBGENIUS MOVIE

 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1801.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28pm CDT

Stang was laid up from a minor back injury for a whole week, so this is another rerun -- but it is one of the WEIRDEST episodes ever. In 1986 Stang was having fun doing crazy sound effects mixes on a 4-track reel-to-reel deck, partly inspired by Negativland's groundbreaking third album, "A Big 10-8 Place." Half this show is that very album. The other half is Stang's nutty mixes, including a crude "radio play" improvised on location in the wilds of Stang Ranch by Stang and his six-year-old son Xandy, with sound effects and music mixed in later. Xandy and Daddy must fight monsters and find the lost SubGenius colony on Planet Palenquedu, using the Show as a weapon. This episode, like Negativland's album, was produced especially to be heard in stereo headphones and without distractions for utmost "trippy" effect. (Ironically, the now one-eared Rev. Stang can no longer enjoy it that way!) There's also some Puzzling Evidence radio show, Pope Sternodox and doktor-music.

http://subgenius.com/

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1800.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm CDT

"Having listened back to this episode, closely, for the first time in decades, I must say that we must in fact have been TOTALLY AND UTTERLY TRIPPING BALLS THE WHOLE TIME." -- Rev. Ivan Stang, October 2020

Be that as it may, this early episode exploited Dr. G. Gordon Gordon and a great deal of the SubGenius album called Media Barrage 10, an editing tour-de-force thanks to St. Byron Werner, Puzzling Evidence, Hellpope Huey, DEVO, Dr. Philo Drummond, and others. There are two suites by The Swinging Love Corpses near the end that are just jaw-dropping if not jaw-amputating.

Remember, there are detailed "lyrics sheets" and logs of show content for each episode on our website in the Radio/HoS area. Just click on a show title for a close look at its innards.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1799.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45pm CDT

Stang Sermon at Starwood 2020 -

Starwood Festival is usually like a mini-Woodstock. But in 2020, like so many great weirdo festivals, everything had to happen in the Matrix, with all attendees and presenters looking at each other in little boxes on little screens. But, at least we could hang out! Starwood is the one annual venue where Stang is paid to blabber for an hour straight without fear of interruption -- so he tries harder then. He saves the year's best "Bob" quotes and crazy personal stories for Starwood, and even gets intermittently serious. 2020 was a BAD year, and this is Stang's most earnest pep-talk about that. A highlight is the pinpointing of various predictions "Bob" made back in 1982 and earlier, which were published in THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS, and which in too many cases have suddenly come RELENTLESSLY AND UNCANNILY TRUE, ALL AT ONCE. Stang also gives his testimony on "HOW I INFILTRATED THE PROFA MOVEMENT" and reads some carefully selected important excerpts from Neal Stephenson's recent novel FALL, specifically addressing the coming fallen and dangerous culture of rural rednecks who live 24/7 in tailored realities delivered by their portable devices, via a feedback loop that tracks their eyes, blink intervals, and pulse rates -- in other words, how the Internet now is making dumb people much dumber so quickly. There are also some funny parts.

Remember, there are detailed "lyrics sheets" and logs of show content for each episode on our website in the Radio/HoS area. Just click on a show title for a close look at its innards.

subgenius.com

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1798pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:07pm CDT

Starwood Festival is usually like a mini-Woodstock. But in 2020, like so many great weirdo festivals, everything had to happen in the Matrix, with all attendees and presenters looking at each other in little boxes on little screens. But, at least we could hang out! Starwood is the one annual venue where Stang is paid to blabber for an hour straight without fear of interruption -- so he tries harder then. He saves the year's best "Bob" quotes and crazy personal stories for Starwood, and even gets intermittently serious. 2020 was a BAD year, and this is Stang's most earnest pep-talk about that. A highlight is the pinpointing of various predictions "Bob" made back in 1982 and earlier, which were published in THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS, and which in too many cases have suddenly come RELENTLESSLY AND UNCANNILY TRUE, ALL AT ONCE. Stang also gives his testimony on "HOW I INFILTRATED THE PROFA MOVEMENT" and reads some carefully selected important excerpts from Neal Stephenson's recent novel FALL, specifically addressing the coming fallen and dangerous culture of rural rednecks who live 24/7 in tailored realities delivered by their portable devices, via a feedback loop that tracks their eyes, blink intervals, and pulse rates -- in other words, how the Internet now is making dumb people much dumber so quickly. There are also some funny parts.

Remember, there are detailed "lyrics sheets" and logs of show content for each episode on our website in the Radio/HoS area. Just click on a show title for a close look at its innards.

http://subgenius.com/

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1798.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04pm CDT

Rerun of Hour of Slack #5 (1985) -- At age 67, Rev. Stang is lately refusing to work as hard on this show as he did thirty five years ago. You listeners should just be danged glad that we still have the master tapes -- well, the dubbing masters, which are on cassette -- and can provide high quality reruns that are probably much better than the same preachers, bands and collagiastics/collagierros can possibly crank out now, in their geezerhood. When we got the radio show on KNON Dallas in '85, we had the ten 90-minute Media Barrage albums we had created, and three years of Puzzling Evidence shows, to work from, along with the then-new contributions from people like Brother Cleve 'Donut' Dunkan. The week this particular episode was assembled, the great spouter Dr. G. Gordon Gordon was in Dallas, and did some co-preaching with Stang in the Bulldada Time Control Labs home studio, which recordings are interspersed with the Puzzling Evidence and Media Barrage clips. Dr. Ahmed Fishmonger's amazing science lecture "THE MUTRON" is included, barely censored. Other contributors included: Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Onan Canobite, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, Stang's kids, Sternodox Keckhaver and Janor Hypercleats, Glen Carlson and Former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Stefan Hammond, Hellpope Huey, Pope David N. Meyer, Dr. Hal, Gary G'Broagfran, Mark Mothersbaugh, St. Byron Werner

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1797pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59pm CDT

At age 67, Rev. Stang is lately refusing to work as hard on this show as he did thirty five years ago. You listeners should just be danged glad that we still have the master tapes -- well, the dubbing masters, which are on cassette -- and can provide high quality reruns that are probably much better than the same preachers, bands and collagiastics/collagierros can possibly crank out now, in their geezerhood. When we got the radio show on KNON Dallas in '85, we had the ten 90-minute Media Barrage albums we had created, and three years of Puzzling Evidence shows, to work from, along with the then-new contributions from people like Brother Cleve 'Donut' Dunkan. The week this particular episode was assembled, the great spouter Dr. G. Gordon Gordon was in Dallas, and did some co-preaching with Stang in the Bulldada Time Control Labs home studio, which recordings are interspersed with the Puzzling Evidence and Media Barrage clips. Dr. Ahmed Fishmonger's amazing science lecture "THE MUTRON" is included, barely censored. Other contributors included: Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Onan Canobite, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, Stang's kids, Sternodox Keckhaver and Janor Hypercleats, Glen Carlson and Former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Stefan Hammond, Hellpope Huey, Pope David N. Meyer, Dr. Hal, Gary G'Broagfran, Mark Mothersbaugh, St. Byron Werner

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1797.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56pm CDT

(REVISED Sept.21) FIRED! The West is fired. The East is drowned. TIME FOR A PARTY IN THE MIDWEST! -- before the rattlesnake-nadoes, anti-masker water riots and burning cactuspus storms beset EVEN US, the Savage Mind of the Country's Interior (as per PuzEv). Sheridan retells the story of Adam and Eve. Onan publishes a SubGenius newspaper which Stang reads. And there are AT LEAST THREE SONGS ABOUT THE WORLD BURNING, ranging from classic masterpiece to bulldada doktor. Noisemakers include Cult of Zir, Soma for Savages, Rev. Negative, and "TNN" (Dr. Faux involved). Towards the end are two epic ancient tracks! One is Rev. Slanderbob's 2010 remix (adding music) of a pretty blistering and energetic devival sermon rant preached (in the 1990s?) somewhere by Rev. Stang before he lucked into Slack and got old and calmed down considerably. The other is an operatic instrumental tour-de-force by The Rudy Schwartz Project called "Buncombe Doubly Damned" from the album Delicious Ass Frenzy. (Trivia note: Stang is excitedly editing a music video using insect wildlife and goat ranch footage to illustrate this RSP composition -- which grotesquely tips its ridiculously ungainly hat to the incredible "Spaghetti Western" scores composed by by the late Ennio Morricone.)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1796pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am CDT

FIRED! The West is fired. The East is drowned. TIME FOR A PARTY IN THE MIDWEST! -- before the rattlesnake-nadoes, anti-masker water riots and burning cactuspus storms beset EVEN US, the Savage Mind of the Country's Interior (as per PuzEv). Sheridan retells the story of Adam and Eve. Onan publishes a SubGenius newspaper which Stang reads. And there are AT LEAST THREE SONGS ABOUT THE WORLD BURNING, ranging from classic masterpiece to bulldada doktor. Noisemakers include Cult of Zir, Soma for Savages, Rev. Negative, and "TNN" (Dr. Faux involved). Towards the end are two epic ancient tracks! One is Rev. Slanderbob's 2010 remix (adding music) of a pretty blistering and energetic devival sermon rant preached (in the 1990s?) somewhere by Rev. Stang before he lucked into Slack and got old and calmed down considerably. The other is an operatic instrumental tour-de-force by The Rudy Schwartz Project called "Buncombe Doubly Damned" from the album Delicious Ass Frenzy. (Trivia note: Stang is excitedly editing a music video using insect wildlife and goat ranch footage to illustrate this RSP composition -- which grotesquely tips its ridiculously ungainly hat to the incredible "Spaghetti Western" scores composed by by the late Ennio Morricone.)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1796.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:57pm CDT

This is not exactly a rerun, but it was recorded on Halloween night of 1985. The great SubGenius ranter and assassin G. Gordon Gordon was in town from Bolivia, and we'd been invited to Karen Denard's popular nightly talk show on the Dallas NPR station, KERA. Pastor Buck Naked was also there. This would have been Hour of Slack #4, but, it was a competing station's show so we waited almost three years and then played it in small bits and pieces over several Hours of Slack, around show #150. So this is the first time it's ever been played in its whole one-hour form on Hour of Slack. Many of the callers were Dallas SubGenii, pretending to be new to it. The callers, Buck Naked and GGG were all in very fine form that night, and the host was super cool. Proof that David Letterman's producers shouldn't have been too chickenshit to have us on his show.

The Internet version is "clean," but has a lot of news tacked onto the end, plus some cool Swinging Love Corpses music.

LEARN MORE

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1795.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:55pm CDT

RADIO SAFE VERSION - Much more music than usual in this episode! You may have heard of some of the bands... Oingo Boingo is the only "logo band," though. We have Cult of Zir, Rubix Pube, After Hours, SubG Kids, Thunk!, and TTN (Dr. Argus Faux & friends), plus some skeletons who are psychotic. Spoken and/or ranted word comes from Sheridan (new), ESO Swamp Radio (old) and Napoleon Hill (REALLY old).

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1794pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm CDT

Much more music than usual in this episode! You may have heard of some of the bands... Oingo Boingo is the only "logo band," though. We have Cult of Zir, Rubix Pube, After Hours, SubG Kids, Thunk!, and TTN (Dr. Argus Faux & friends), plus some skeletons who are psychotic. Spoken and/or ranted word comes from Sheridan (new), ESO Swamp Radio (old) and Napoleon Hill (REALLY old).

SubSITE

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1794.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14am CDT

A rerun of, get ready, Hour of Slack Number Three from October 1985. We had done only two prior shows in the crude KNON Dallas studio, and Stang was obviously still unfamiliar with the equipment. The amazing things about this episode are the special guests: three of the key early SubGenius Doktors were all somehow in Dallas that week. We had just done the Scary Ball Devival at the Twilight Room with Drs. 4 Bob. The oldest known SubGenius, Dr. G. Gordon Gordon had come for that... from BRAZIL. The normal-age Dr. Gary G'broagfran was there from Berkeley, and the then youngest SubGenius, Dr. Onan Canobite had come from Knoxville Tennessee. We ALL sound like BABIES. Miraculous! -- that everyone on that recording is still alive. PROOF OF "BOB" right there, my fellow prayer partners. Or... payer partners.

CATALOGS

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1793.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52pm CDT

RADIO-SAFE VERSION of Better Living Through Confirmation Bias! CULT OF ZIR rears its ugly head, as does the thing they call Sheridan. And lots of other new stuff -- some by new old people, some by old new people. ALL-SUBGENIUS! A new Onan rant stabs through some membranes of ESO Swamp Radio with Chas and Dave, but only makes them stronger. LeMur tries so very hard to help provide consistency (!), but fails, and the hammer of a band-thing called THUNK! makes an impression -- IN YOUR SKULL! We honestly don't know who did the song that ends the episode, ""Bob" Pokes Me In the Eye with Love."

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1792pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:54pm CDT

CULT OF ZIR rears its ugly head, as does the thing they call Sheridan. And lots of other new stuff -- some by new old people, some by old new people. ALL-SUBGENIUS! A new Onan rant stabs through some membranes of ESO Swamp Radio with Chas and Dave, but only makes them stronger. LeMur tries so very hard to help provide consistency (!), but fails, and the hammer of a band-thing called THUNK! makes an impression -- IN YOUR SKULL!We honestly don't know who did the song that ends the episode, ""Bob" Pokes Me In the Eye with Love."

Don't Look At This

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1792.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm CDT

Lonesome Cowboy Dave joined us for a whole hour -- from his hospital bed! And we thought he sounded more lively and snappy than before he got sick! LeMur did the titles but after that it's talk, talk, talk! Subject matters: The devil in your swimming pool. Dave's "home" in this sick, sick world. Buddy gets baked. Buddy's O.D. Can't Leave the Room. Spanish Fly Flu. Real world now like Neighborworld but with Zooming instead of Luming. Ask Dr. Hal on Zoom. Charlie Chaplin and the Red Scare. Repuiblicans now believe the Russian propaganda that says Democrats are Bad Commies. (Russians being white after all.) Plastic toy scuba divers then and now. Melting the whole bag of Army men. Gilbert's Chemistry Set experiments in invisibility. 1950s American "ladies." Mom's underpants and the mystery objects in parents' bathroom. Stang's parents were celibate. Crimes of pigmentation in Louisiana. Fake Antifa ads. Our escape routes for when the Black Helicopters come to take us to Trumpstop. Stang's Victory Garden and the tabasco pepper accident. The Norwegian Subs complained that they had no cod and we don't even have water. Skinjobs are people too. Dustin Hoffman doesn't need make-up any more to play Littl Big Man! Dick Smith, Doug Smith, Dick Titley, Fonda Dix, Fonda Peter. Ren-Faire don't care. Been distancing our whole lives, and wearing mask -- of normality. Masks and women. The Miami Vice Stubble. Dave's tracker-phone. Firesign Theatre nice guys and when Dave met Al Pacino. Stang's Italian DNA surprise. Walkers of every kind. Sudden show End.

The Internet version is RADIO-SAFE but longer than an hour.

EVERYTHING COOL

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1791pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41pm CDT

Lonesome Cowboy Dave joined us for a whole hour -- from his hospital bed! And we thought he sounded more lively and snappy than before he got sick! LeMur did the titles but after that it's talk, talk, talk! Subject matters: The devil in your swimming pool. Dave's "home" in this sick, sick world. Buddy gets baked. Buddy's O.D. Can't Leave the Room. Spanish Fly Flu. Real world now like Neighborworld but with Zooming instead of Luming. Ask Dr. Hal on Zoom. Charlie Chaplin and the Red Scare. Repuiblicans now believe the Russian propaganda that says Democrats are Bad Commies. (Russians being white after all.) Plastic toy scuba divers then and now. Melting the whole bag of Army men. Gilbert's Chemistry Set experiments in invisibility. 1950s American "ladies." Mom's underpants and the mystery objects in parents' bathroom. Stang's parents were celibate. Crimes of pigmentation in Louisiana. Fake Antifa ads. Our escape routes for when the Black Helicopters come to take us to Trumpstop. Stang's Victory Garden and the tabasco pepper accident. The Norwegian Subs complained that they had no cod and we don't even have water. Skinjobs are people too. Dustin Hoffman doesn't need make-up any more to play Littl Big Man! Dick Smith, Doug Smith, Dick Titley, Fonda Dix, Fonda Peter. Ren-Faire don't care. Been distancing our whole lives, and wearing mask -- of normality. Masks and women. The Miami Vice Stubble. Dave's tracker-phone. Firesign Theatre nice guys and when Dave met Al Pacino. Stang's Italian DNA surprise. Walkers of every kind. Sudden show End.

EVERYTHING NEEDED IS HERE

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1791.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38pm CDT

New Worst-Of 2020 X-Day rants and Old Best-Of Dave spoutings slam against each other, with just barely enough 1980s Oingo Boingo songs to grease the friction and prevent the prophesied FUTURE-COVID burn-out infection avalanche! IT'S OUR ONLY HOPE! We had to do it! No choice! Seriously! It was THAT BAD! We were forced to resort to the only staunching techniques available to us in that desperate time, and we stand by our decision. Our, yes, MORTAL decision. Praise "Bob." NOTE: This episode is all, miraculously, radio-safe.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1790.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40am CDT

This is a rerun of #1232 from 2009, recorded mostly at a live devival in Portland, and today the preaching by Portland natives Uncle Dr. Onan Canobite and Rev. Crawford Smith seems strangely timely and even prescient! The blurb then: "We have some GREAT new music (The Attery Squash, SODDI, Mutant Mountain Boys, Kenneth Jonsson, The Duke of Uke, and the grand southern mission of the first thing that came into my bobslack) and some of the best ranting from the Portland Cyclone of Slack devival from last October: Dr. Hal, Rev. Crawford Smith, and Dr. Onan Canobite. There's also a goodly stretch of Radio Synaesthesia, involving Lonesome Cowboy Dave. It's all peppered with wonderful ear-humping collages by LeMur, Phineas Narco, Rev. Sweetness McGee, Rev. Eric, The Large, and Wilhelm Stahlhelm."

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1789pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

This is a rerun of #1232 from 2009, recorded mostly at a live devival in Portland, and today the preaching by Portland natives Uncle Dr. Onan Canobite and Rev. Crawford Smith seems strangely timely and even prescient! The blurb then: "We have some GREAT new music (The Attery Squash, SODDI, Mutant Mountain Boys, Kenneth Jonsson, The Duke of Uke, and the grand southern mission of the first thing that came into my bobslack) and some of the best ranting from the Portland Cyclone of Slack devival from last October: Dr. Hal, Rev. Crawford Smith, and Dr. Onan Canobite. There's also a goodly stretch of Radio Synaesthesia, involving Lonesome Cowboy Dave. It's all peppered with wonderful ear-humping collages by LeMur, Phineas Narco, Rev. Sweetness McGee, Rev. Eric, The Large, and Wilhelm Stahlhelm."

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1789.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:45pm CDT

We continue with the Virtual X-Day on Zoom from July 1, but it's heavily interspersed with media barrage clips from our early albums and some '90s devivals, and some new music and musical collage from SubG Kids, The Psycho Skeletons, and new contributor Sheridan... and an old song from Danny Elfman's solo album. And a salute to the late Ennio Morricone. Guests on the Zoom "stage" included Dr. Hal, Uncle Onan Canobite, Dr. Philo Drumoond, Rev. Stang, Pissbaptist John Shirley, Modemac, and host Professor Pressure. The internet version is much longer than the radio version, with some SubGenius History as well as a paleontology lesson about a little-known Cretaceous life form called rudists -- which may be of interest to SubG purists, Junior Scientists and collectors but we thought may be too "inside" for broadcast radio. The Internet section also contains some bad news: Lonesome Cowboy Dave is in the hospital with heart problems, and is going to need all the help he can get once they get him back on his feet. Please send fan mail to Dave via stang at subgenius dot com!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1788pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09pm CDT

We continue with the Virtual X-Day on Zoom from July 1, but it's heavily interspersed with media barrage clips from our early albums and some '90s devivals, and some new music and musical collage from SubG Kids, The Psycho Skeletons, and new contributor Sheridan... and an old song from Danny Elfman's solo album. And a salute to the late Ennio Morricone. Guests on the Zoom "stage" included Dr. Hal, Uncle Onan Canobite, Dr. Philo Drumoond, Rev. Stang, Pissbaptist John Shirley, Modemac, and host Professor Pressure. The internet version is much longer than the radio version, with some SubGenius History as well as a paleontology lesson about a little-known Cretaceous life form called rudists -- which may be of interest to SubG purists, Junior Scientists and collectors but we thought may be too "inside" for broadcast radio. The Internet section also contains some bad news: Lonesome Cowboy Dave is in the hospital with heart problems, and is going to need all the help he can get once they get him back on his feet. Please send fan mail to Dave via stang at subgenius dot com!

See the GoFundMe for Dave -- and everything else about SubGenius Radio

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1788.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06pm CDT

We're going to 23X-Day, right in our own homes. The centerpiece is a face-peeling new X-Day rant by the great preacher Father Joe Mama. Much of this episode also samples audio from the first hour of the first day of the first X-Day held entirely online by teleconferencing. Most of X-Day week this roomful of Zoombies was a free-for-all, but we started with this attempt at a traditional "live" X-Hour of Slack limited to mainly Old Radio Doktors: Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Uncle Dr. Onan Canobite, Rev. Ivan Stang and Pissbaptist John Shirley, with Professor Pontius Pressure engineering and hosting. Rev. Modemac later joined in. This is very edited, because everybody could see each other and were constantly referring to greenscreened background visuals or "Show-and-Tell" display of objects -- frustrating to the blind radio audience later. It's interspersed with classic 1980s SubGenius Media Barrage album clips, LeMurian seasoning, The Psycho Skeletons, Danny Elfman "so-lo," and two Doktor songs by the new Dobbs Youth band, SubG Kids. During the teleconference, the conversation turned with surprising frequency to extremely speculative theories about dinosaurs, including Ghost Dinosaurs, Gas-Bag Dinosaurs, and even Moon Dinosaurs.

CATALOG

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1787pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54pm CDT

We're going to 23X-Day, right in our own homes. The centerpiece is a face-peeling new X-Day rant by the great preacher Father Joe Mama. Much of this episode also samples audio from the first hour of the first day of the first X-Day held entirely online by teleconferencing. Most of X-Day week this roomful of Zoombies was a free-for-all, but we started with this attempt at a traditional "live" X-Hour of Slack limited to mainly Old Radio Doktors: Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Uncle Dr. Onan Canobite, Rev. Ivan Stang and Pissbaptist John Shirley, with Professor Pontius Pressure engineering and hosting. Rev. Modemac later joined in. This is very edited, because everybody could see each other and were constantly referring to greenscreened background visuals or "Show-and-Tell" display of objects -- frustrating to the blind radio audience later. It's interspersed with classic 1980s SubGenius Media Barrage album clips, LeMurian seasoning, The Psycho Skeletons, Danny Elfman "so-lo," and two Doktor songs by the new Dobbs Youth band, SubG Kids. During the teleconference, the conversation turned with surprising frequency to extremely speculative theories about dinosaurs, including Ghost Dinosaurs, Gas-Bag Dinosaurs, and even Moon Dinosaurs.

Secrets of All SubGenius Media

 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1787.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48pm CDT

Friends, the Virtual Online X-Day Drill was lots of fun. The audio recordings are gonna take some editing, though. Luckily, Rev. Susie the Floozie saved our bootaw by doing a SUPERB brand new X-Day and Plague episode of "Bob's Slacktime Funhouse on WREK Atlanta!

Note: Both versions are radio-safe, but the Internet version is 3 minutes longer.

SECRETS OF HOUR OF SLACK

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1786pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:21pm CDT

Friends, the Virtual Online X-Day Drill was lots of fun. The audio recordings are gonna take some editing, though. Luckily, Rev. Susie the Floozie saved our bootaw by doing a SUPERB brand new X-Day and Plague episode of "Bob's Slacktime Funhouse on WREK Atlanta!

Note: Both versions are radio-safe, but the Internet version is 3 minutes longer.

ALL ABOUT HOUR OF SLACK AND ALL OTHER KNOWN SUBGENIUS SHOWS

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1786.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:16pm CDT

This is the second part of that old recording that's not a rerun, because we never ran it uncut and unmarred. This is as close to the master recording off WCSB Cleveland's cassette deck that we'll get. It was recorded July, 1994, right around X-Day 6. Participants on this ESO Swamp Radio episode were host the late Prof. Chas Smith, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei, and Rev. Ivan Stang. 

Speaking of X-Day, we'll be doing a virtual meet-up this week until the Saucers come and take us away. The details will be on subgenius.com if you want to join us on Zoom, starting July 5. We will attempt to record Hours of Slack each afternoon, via teleconference! Starwood festival is also being done that way. 

23X-Day Info

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1785pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm CDT

This is the second part of that old recording that's not a rerun, because we never ran it uncut and unmarred. This is as close to the master recording off WCSB Cleveland's cassette deck that we'll get. It was recorded July, 1994, right around X-Day 6. Participants on this ESO Swamp Radio episode were host the late Prof. Chas Smith, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei, and Rev. Ivan Stang. 

Speaking of X-Day, we'll be doing a virtual meet-up this week until the Saucers come and take us away. The details will be on subgenius.com if you want to join us on Zoom, starting July 5. We will attempt to record Hours of Slack each afternoon, via teleconference! Starwood festival is also being done that way. 

http://subgenius.com

X-DAY DETAILS

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1785.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm CDT

This is not exactly a rerun, but rather a long lost classic, recently unearthed. We found the master recording of an ESO Swamp Radio and Brain Rot Theater show that Stang sat in on while visiting WCSB in Cleveland in July of 19 and 94. We were all young and in our prime, with the FIRE in the BELLY, and it really shows. Bits have been used before on ancient Hours of Slack, but this recording stands alone just fine, possibly much better, and it's a superior reproduction of the original master recording. It was in fact two hours long and we'll probably run the second hour next week. Participants include host Prof. Chas Smith (R.I.P.), Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei 'R." D'oh!, Ivan Stang, and several callers including the late Dr. Dark.

http://subgenius.com

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1784pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm CDT

This is not exactly a rerun, but rather a long lost classic, recently unearthed. We found the master recording of an ESO Swamp Radio and Brain Rot Theater show that Stang sat in on while visiting WCSB in Cleveland in July of 19 and 94. We were all young and in our prime, with the FIRE in the BELLY, and it really shows. Bits have been used before on ancient Hours of Slack, but this recording stands alone just fine, possibly much better, and it's a superior reproduction of the original master recording. It was in fact two hours long and we'll probably run the second hour next week. Participants include host Prof. Chas Smith (R.I.P.), Lonesome Cowboy Dave, Princess Wei 'R." D'oh!, Ivan Stang, and several callers including the late Dr. Dark.

HOUR OF SLACK LOGS, INFO, OTHER SUBGENIUS SHOWS

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1784.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10pm CDT

RADIO-SAFE VERSION!

Not the same old! Stang couldn't hide from it forever, and directly addresses the BLM situation by describing the setting, set-up and denouement of a (luckily) peaceful demonstration in the small rural town of Glen Rose, Texas. The counter-demonstration was extremely hostile, but took place entirely on obscure local Facebook pages. We gave a lot of thought to the appropriate music to use, which ended up being five weirdly topical (yet kind of old) songs by The Rainmakers, one twelve-minute song by Jimi Hendrix, and some antimusic and ranting from a brand new Doktorband, SubG Kids (High Priestess Poochie, Rev. Katana007, Rev. Negative). LeMur provides the world news. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1783pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27am CDT

Not the same old! Stang couldn't hide from it forever, and directly addresses the BLM situation by describing the setting, set-up and denouement of a (luckily) peaceful demonstration in the small rural town of Glen Rose, Texas. The counter-demonstration was extremely hostile, but took place entirely on obscure local Facebook pages. We gave a lot of thought to the appropriate music to use, which ended up being five weirdly topical (yet kind of old) songs by The Rainmakers, one twelve-minute song by Jimi Hendrix, and some antimusic and ranting from a brand new Doktorband, SubG Kids (High Priestess Poochie, Rev. Katana007, Rev. Negative). LeMur provides the world news. 

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

http://www.cafepress.com/subgen

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1783.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23am CDT

This remaster of #44 comes from the prehistoric days of 1986, when audio was edited on, at best, 1/4" reel-to-reel tape using a splicer and lots of little reels, and copious paper notes, or else, at worst, two cassette tape decks and a "record-pause" button. Seems like it was somehow... better... oh, well. Along with excellent remastered copies of the otherwise unreleased Media Barrage #8, this also features a then-young Spouting team calling themselves The Rat Cave. THEY WERE GREAT! As heard below. Everything is punctuated by an ongoing rant by the Angry Young Stang about how subversion of the current regime is always itself subverted by being turned into a fashion. AS TRUE TODAY AS IT WAS THEN! Maybe much worse. Also: a choice section of Michael Peppe's rant-masterpiece "Ad," and some pretty disturbing ending thoughts from Roberto de la Rosa, cracked son of David Boone. And Negativland, Nash the Slash, Alan Watts, Oingo Boingo. The good old days. If you're old.

SubGenius.com

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1782pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm CDT

This remaster of #44 comes from the prehistoric days of 1986, when audio was edited on, at best, 1/4" reel-to-reel tape using a splicer and lots of little reels, and copious paper notes, or else, at worst, two cassette tape decks and a "record-pause" button. Seems like it was somehow... better... oh, well. Along with excellent remastered copies of the otherwise unreleased Media Barrage #8, this also features a then-young Spouting team calling themselves The Rat Cave. THEY WERE GREAT! As heard below. Everything is punctuated by an ongoing rant by the Angry Young Stang about how subversion of the current regime is always itself subverted by being turned into a fashion. AS TRUE TODAY AS IT WAS THEN! Maybe much worse. Also: a choice section of Michael Peppe's rant-masterpiece "Ad," and some pretty disturbing ending thoughts from Roberto de la Rosa, cracked son of David Boone. And Negativland, Nash the Slash, Alan Watts, Oingo Boingo. The good old days. If you're old.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1782.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:26pm CDT

RADIO-SAFE VERSION! (Actually the Internet version is clean too, but longer than one hour.) From the year 2000 comes this remastered Hour of Slack 724 rerun, packed with Slack from ESO Swamp Radio, the XX-Day 1999 devival, Media Barrage 11 on the subject of UFOs, Todd Rundgren "rap" songs, Hemorrhoy Rogers and His 'Roid Boys, Ryanetics, and am amazing string of one-line movie spoilers by Dr. Hal and Puzzling Evidence. This was digitized from the cassette master, which incidentally seemed strangely bass-y after transfer in the ESO Radio sections... according to Deaf Stang's hearing aids, anyway. Frequency correction was applied! 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1781pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am CDT

From the year 2000 comes this remastered Hour of Slack 724 rerun, packed with Slack from ESO Swamp Radio, the XX-Day 1999 devival, Media Barrage 11 on the subject of UFOs, Todd Rundgren "rap" songs, Hemorrhoy Rogers and His 'Roid Boys, Ryanetics, and am amazing string of one-line movie spoilers by Dr. Hal and Puzzling Evidence. This was digitized from the cassette master, which incidentally seemed strangely bass-y after transfer in the ESO Radio sections... according to Deaf Stang's hearing aids, anyway. Frequency correction was applied! 

SUBGENIUS.COM

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1781.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08am CDT

RADIO-SAFE VERSION - Rerun of Hour of Slack #664 from early 1999, featuring the late Prof. Chas Smith's amazing edit of best SubGenius moments from his ESO Swamp Radio show with Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave, and several "Bob" hymns by Einstein's Secret Orhcestra (his "ESO Volume 10" special tape). We also hear ESO, Stang, and Lonecow Dave live at a November 1998 devival at the Euclid Tavern in Cleveland. King of Slack Bill T. Miller has two songs in this episode. This whole episode is a great example of the ESO/Hour of Slack barrage-edit and music collaboration at its peak.

EVERYTHING ABOUT SUBGENIUS RADIO

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1780pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21pm CDT

Rerun of Hour of Slack #664 from early 1999, featuring the late Prof. Chas Smith's amazing edit of best SubGenius moments from his ESO Swamp Radio show with Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave, and several "Bob" hymns by Einstein's Secret Orhcestra (his "ESO Volume 10" special tape). We also hear ESO, Stang, and Lonecow Dave live at a November 1998 devival at the Euclid Tavern in Cleveland. King of Slack Bill T. Miller has two songs in this episode. This whole episode is a great example of the ESO/Hour of Slack barrage-edit and music collaboration at its peak.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1780.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:17pm CDT

RADIO-SAFE VERSION! This is an hour of nothing but Rev. Ivan Stang alternately hollering and muttering to the live audience at the 39th Starwood Festival in July 2019. (Stang has ranted at the last 29 Starwoods, almost always on Saturday afternoon at the main stage.) We beg your forgiveness but we have to crank these things out or else resort to reruns. Topics include: Stang's health (he's old). When X-Day Comes. A SubGenius dialog about love, hate, and stinky socks from The Handsome and Mature Gentlemen's Club, a secret society. News of the Church -- the movie, and NEIGHBORWORLD. Stang on his actual job, President Cartman's fan club and Self-Validating Philosophies, what happens when all world electronics fry in a solar storm, and the unprecedented polarization between urban and rural Americans. Highlight: Stang does a dramatic reading of an amazing fire-in-the-belly rant written by Rev. Baby Bear, originally meant to be delivered by her at an aborted Starwood-related event. Stang addresses the way some SubGenius's actual minor superpowers are termed "disabilities" by the Conspiracy, and there is a Q&A at the end about underwear.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1779pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52am CDT

This is an hour of nothing but Rev. Ivan Stang alternately hollering and muttering to the live audience at the 39th Starwood Festival in July 2019. (Stang has ranted at the last 29 Starwoods, almost always on Saturday afternoon at the main stage.) We beg your forgiveness but we have to crank these things out or else resort to reruns. Topics include: Stang's health (he's old). When X-Day Comes. A SubGenius dialog about love, hate, and stinky socks from The Handsome and Mature Gentlemen's Club, a secret society. News of the Church -- the movie, and NEIGHBORWORLD. Stang on his actual job, President Cartman's fan club and Self-Validating Philosophies, what happens when all world electronics fry in a solar storm, and the unprecedented polarization between urban and rural Americans. Highlight: Stang does a dramatic reading of an amazing fire-in-the-belly rant written by Rev. Baby Bear, originally meant to be delivered by her at an aborted Starwood-related event. Stang addresses the way some SubGenius's actual minor superpowers are termed "disabilities" by the Conspiracy, and there is a Q&A at the end about underwear.

EVERYTHING ABOUT SUBGENIUS RADIO

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1779.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49am CDT

RADIO-SAFE VERSION! Rev. Ivan Stang talks relatively straight for a change, and reads from The Bobliographon at some length. Works by three NEW Hour of Slack contributors make up the rest. There's a strange song by David Morrison (mixed by The Rudy Schwartz Project), two strange musical sampling collages by "Sheridan" of Cleveland, and two collage mixes by Dr. Filius O. Fooey. A little more of the 22X-Day show from last week also carries over. This episode has more real-life Church and Stang Ranch news than most. The entire creepy nature of all human POLITICS is also confronted head-on in the Bobliographon readings. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1778pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm CDT

Rev. Ivan Stang talks relatively straight for a change, and reads from The Bobliographon at some length. Works by three NEW Hour of Slack contributors make up the rest. There's a strange song by David Morrison (mixed by The Rudy Schwartz Project), two strange musical sampling collages by "Sheridan" of Cleveland, and two collage mixes by Dr. Filius O. Fooey. A little more of the 22X-Day show from last week also carries over. This episode has more real-life Church and Stang Ranch news than most. The entire creepy nature of all human POLITICS is also confronted head-on in the Bobliographon readings. 

NEW Dobbshead Face Mask BANDANAS and T-SHIRTS

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1778.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58pm CDT