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Midnight Voicejail - Episode 01 - What is Voicejail?

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Pseudonyms 1 04:12
Song lyrics by Ronald Redball
Pseudonyms 2 00:21
Alexander T. Newport
Late 00:27
End Credits 00:33


This is the uncut, NSFW original episode for the radio series 'Midnight Voicejail' produced by Phineas Narco & The National Cynical Network. The series is a psychedelic documentary chronicling the audio goings-on of a real-life pre-internet voicemail box community which sprung up in Silicon Valley back in the mid-1980's.

Included is the special, expanded Voicejail 2.0 version of the episode, with more than 30 min. of newly found material, the original episode as it first aired, and the radio edit of the episode, edited for radio by Susie the Floozie of the Church of the Subgenius.

Bonus material for buying the entire program:

- Readable pics of the newspaper article done about the series done by The San Jose Mercury News in 2001.

- The Midnight Voicejail FAQ is also included in .txt file format.

This initial original episode explores some of the basics of the 'Voicejail' and introduces most of the main real-life characters: Al Newport, Ronald Redball, Father Luke, Joe Sledgehammer, Mr. Chemist, and others in the voicemail community.

This is not to be confused with the album length 'Best of' version of the series' first volume 'What is Voicejail?' which is available at Amazon, Napster and so on. This is the original uncut episode of the series as it was broadcast on 4/20/01.

All material is used fairly or with the permission of the owners of the recordings. Thanks to all voicejailers everywhere. Not for profit, all proceeds go back to the NCN project and are considered donations toward that project.

For more information about this series go to:


This program is meant to be listened to, and taken, as a whole work, artistic in nature. Subsequently, more derivative tracks are not available separately.

All derived and referenced material used herein is meticulously accredited and/or fragmented / transformed / re-contextualized, and/or remixed from its original form, and is used fairly as a cultural reference in the subtext, and artistic narrative, of this unique 'syntopical' arrangement.

Any proceeds from this work are considered donations to express appreciation for, and to help support, the expenses of the project this program is a part of, and the creative work behind it, and is not a prerequisite fee in exchange for content. All voicemail material is used with the express consent of its owners.


released April 6, 2011

Alexander T. Newport, Ronald Redball, Joe Sledgehammer, Father Luke, The Bay Area Representative, Mr. Chemist, Psycho Jack, Phineas Narco




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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