The Psychedelic Puppet Show

by NCN

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about

This got played on terrestrial radio in the UK in 2013. This original program is 3 hours long and is divided into tracks. The last track in the program is the 80 min. version of the entire program in one file.

This is a psychedelically mashed up mix of material about control, love, power, technological hubris, and the effects and consequences of 'The New Economy' as envisioned by the followers of Ayn Rand. It's kind of an artistically annotated (or augmented) version of a very good Adam Curtis documentary called 'All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace'. Adam Curtis documentaries are excellent in general.

Will mankind forever be a puppet to those in power? Can it overcome the force of it's own selfish desires? Will mankind ever be free, and if not, who pulls the strings?

With material from Adam Curtis' 'All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace' sprinkled throughout, and inter-cut with commenting musical asides by Negativland, Rush, NIN, Metallica, Lewis Black, Bill Hicks, The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theater, Kukla Fran and Ollie, The Powder Puppet Pals, Janor Hypercleats as Mr. TV, Puzzling Evidence, Hal Robins, John Mayer, Shari Lewis and Lambchop, John Mayer, The Doors, James and Bobby Purify, Sandy Shaw, Echo & The Bunnyman, Devo, Harry Chapin, The Bran Flakes, Stallio! (Animals Within Animals), Go Home Productions and more!

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.

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

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released July 10, 2011

See the next to the last track of program for full credits.

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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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