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NCN Intro 00:04
Live 01:02
Mixture 01:48
Liquid Metal 06:13
We're in the building where they make us grow And I'm frightened by the liquid engineers Like you My Mallory heart is sure to fail I could crawl around the floor just like I'm real Like you The sound of metal I want to be you I could learn to be a man Like you Plug me in and turn me on Oh everything is moving I need my treatment it's tomorrow they send me Singing "I am an American" Do you? Picture this if they could make the change I'd love to pull the wires from the wall Did you? And who are you and how can I try? Here inside I like metal In you All I know is no one dies I'm still confusing love with need
Gay Paranoia 02:26
NCN I.D. 00:13
MTV Burns 05:35
Being Alone 05:52
NCN Outro 00:07


The title of this program is a play on the word 'Idyllic'. It indicates an ideal life situation for producing art and music.

This is a 79 min. collage paying musical Tribute to primarily 3 more or less 'cynical' artists who inspire us. Namely, Frank Zappa, Roger Waters and Trent Reznor. To a lesser degree, but completing the foursome is Negativland. Many interview clips from the three principles as well as relevant musical references, as they are heard talking about their art, craft, in what it is they do.

Also much material and commentary on the music business which is admittedly somewhat dated, but an important historical touchstone in the stories of these artists, in their own words and interesting in light of what those same record executives they're talking about eventually turned into.

Also: post-produced bits from Midnight Voicejail, The Puzzling Evidence Show and Over the Edge (Negativland's Radio Show).

We offer on Track 7 a remix of Negativland's song, 'Cityman', which can be found on their album Free. This is the tracked and uncut version of this program. Some tracks are download only and are not set up to stream. An hour long Radio Edit does not currently exist.

Some portions of this program may be NSFW. Some tracks are not available as separate downloads. Available on a name-your-own-price basis. Please give what you believe this download is worth. We put a lot of work into it and feel it is one of our better efforts!

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All derived material in this program is used fairly, accredited, and transformed (remixed / fragmented / re-contextualized / re-worked) for the purpose of education, cultural reference, and to artistically capture the cultural conversation about the subject matter during the time of this program's creation.

This researched program is the result of an artistic and creative process, which can be documented, and is meant to be heard, and taken in its entirety. Payment is not a prerequisite fee in exchange for content in order to get this package but is considered a voluntary donation toward supporting the creative work and expense behind the program.

Thank you for listening, and thank you for your support.


released November 9, 2012

Frank Zappa, Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Neil Boorman, Pink Floyd, The Easy Star All-Stars, Negativland, Don Joyce, Phineas Narco, Robert Klein, Janor Hypercleats, Hal Robins, Puzzling Evidence (Doug Wellman), dINBOT, Ronald Redball, King MIssile, Michael Nesmith, Genesis, Alan Thicke; Johnny Cash; U2




The National Cynical Network San Jose, California

The National Cynical Network (NCN) is a long-running, SF Bay Area alternate programming media remix project. It originally consisted of a trio of SF Bay-Area based radio collage artists: Phineas Narco, Ronald Redball and Alexander T. Newport. NCN seeks to play *with* music , using sound, and video media samples in the process of media collage or 'mediage'. ... more

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