The Psychedelic Puppet Show

by NCN

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NCN Intro 01:39
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NCN ID 00:43
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Downfall 08:14
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So Sorry 06:04
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I Keel You 18:17
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Interlude 03:51
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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!

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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.

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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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