Francois and I go out to dinner a lot. We’re not exactly foodies, since to Franc, "quality=quantity." But we still have fun, because we have conversations. Long, meandering, conversations. And the stuff in this podcast is what we have been talking about.
Praise "Bob," for here we have a truly all-purpose, no-theme/all-themes salad of SubGenius sources. We’ve been in reruns or live shows for so long that quite a nice stack of short clips by beloved Church of the SubGenius Audio Soldiers has piled up. This episode scavenges from Radio Synesthesia (Cleveland) and Puzzling Evidence (Berkeley), with collages from our favorite insane clip editors keeping the two SubGenius shows far enough apart that they won’t squabble and get into fights. One solitary oldie, a gospel song by Rev. Onan Canobite, is the sole anchor to familiarity.
NOTE: We of The SubGenius Foundation be off the Internet for most of next week, so we are uploading next week’s episode a bit early.
For this Post-12X-Day special, we intercut the very first of the live-on-stage Hours of Slack (in this case starring Dr. Hal and Priestess Pisces) with rants by Rev. Carter LeBlanc and Rev. Stang, along with some of the music of X-Day: Phat Man Dee’s torid torch singing, Fat Free’s sex rock, a Hal/Pisces improvised gospel song, and John Deere Tractor Beam’s rip-offs of The Amino Acids. We are even privileged to hear a Church ritual that is usually kept secret: The Launching of the Bleeding Head of Muammar al-Gaddafi.
Every year, the great Cleveland station WCSB has a pledge drive or "Radiothon," and we at Hour of Slack love this one single time each year, when we are able to legally grub for money just like regular Christian evangelists. You see, the stations that carry Hour of Slack are all public-supported and thus we can’t exactly advertise. Even during pledge drives, we can only grub money for the station. And boy, do we! Because this episode may be aired by other stations, and because the WCSB pledge drive is already over, we have reversed or cut the Cleveland phone number for pledges from these copies. But, if you want to pledge, the phone number is: 216-687-6900. Or, you can always mail or Paypal your pledge to firstname.lastname@example.org, aka SubGenius, PO Box 181417, Cleveland Hts OH 44118. Or (and this is probably easiest) just buy something from subgenius.com. Praise "Bob."