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The 2007 Halloween Show

by NCN

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The NCN podcast is pretty highly-rated over on iTunes podcasts (aka Apple podcasts) in terms of number of 'stars' given. But AFAIK the only 'review' of the 'cast anyone ever wrote was over on Podbay.fm (which you can read here: bit.ly/3bAuns1) saying our 'Halloween shows are superior!'

We appreciate that. We enjoy Halloween and making shows for Halloween. It's always fun to frighten the listener in the name of 'good scary fun' (or just lulling them into a 'false sense of insecurity' before hitting them with something completely different).

But of all the Halloween shows we've done over the years, 2007's might have very well been a high-water mark. When we re-played it for our 2021 Halloween Marathon Special, we woke up the next day to read an e-mail from one of our longtime donating patrons which read:

"Lovin this. Is this mix (2007 H’ween) available for DL? It’s awesome! Both parts are great. One man’s opinion, but this mix deserves to be memorialized in FLAC on bc."

And so, now it is.

Full disclosure: Due to various data loss and recovery events since 2007, the 'master' source for this program IS the 128kbps 2007 original webcast podcast, so any sonic resolution for this ABOVE 128kbps is not going to give better fidelity than that (bandcamp requires lossless FORMAT files to be uploaded as their site's master but they're not required to be TRUE lossless).

However, we feel that the audio quality is fine as it is, most if not all of the source files used to make the program were probably at 128kbps resolution to begin with.

Also, this version is actually much-improved over the podcast version as we've eliminated several of the intrusive and now defunct SRN spots (t-shirts are also currently unavailable BTW) and tightened up some of the editing and transitions that needed it, normalized some dampened areas of the mix, fixed some momentary gaps and glitches here and there, and tweaked a number of improvements in it, throughout.

Plus, you get the standalone 'excerpt' tracks which are available now in that form for the first time.

Disclaimer: This program is not for sale and is not meant for sale and never will be for sale. It is meant to be listened to, and taken, as a whole work. All derived material used herein is accredited (as best we can), transformed and used fairly, NOT for the purpose of profit, but rather for self-expression, creative therapy, and the cultural enrichment and education of the public at large. A prerequisite monetary fee is NOT required to download or stream this program. Any proceeds collected through this page are therefore considered to be gratuities or donations given in appreciation for this work and/or the creative effort behind it, or to help support the expenses of that creative effort.

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released November 4, 2021

SPOILER ALERT: For best effect, it is recommended to NOT READ THESE DETAILS before listening to this work in order to preserve the element of delighted recognition, mystery and surprise which is an inherent and intended part of this fashioned listening experience. Feel free to check them out AFTER listening, though.

Credits go to:

Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield; The free Espressivo TTS service; mashup artist Cheekyboy; Ken Nordine; Petey Pablo; Danny Elfman; A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993); Unknown cover of 'Superstition' originally by Stevie Wonder; Helter Stupid by Negativland; 'I Scare Myself' by Thomas Dolby; The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975); 'Rocky Mountains' from 'The Shining' (1980) soundtrack; The Fly (1958); 'To Be, or What?' (NCN/Don Joyce); 'Heaven', a 1987 Diane Keaton documentary; Flight F-I-N-A-L; Silence of the Lambs (1991); 'I Eat Cannibal' by Toto Coelo; Interview with Jeffrey Dahmer (Inside Edition); Dead Man's Party (NCN mod) by Oingo Boingo; Waking the Witch by Kate Bush.

Music and/or dialogue from the following movies: The Shining (1980), The Thing From Another World (1951), Halloween (1978), The Omen (1976), Twin Peaks (TV, 1990), Jaws (1975), Poltergeist (1982), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Thing (1982) Note-schizophrenic monologue sample is from NCN's album 'Schizophrenia' track 'Time and Space', Psycho (1960) soundtrack music by Bernard Hermann.

The following will be filled out more completely at a later date:

Psycho II (1983); James Dean in East of Eden (1955); Anthony Perkins on Saturday Night Live on March 13, 1976; 'Murder' by David Gilmour; Frankenstein (1931); Guns 'n' Roses; Sandra Bernhard; Sam Kinison; ARON9085; Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins




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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