Hour of Slack #888

From: "Rev. Ivan Stang" <stang@subgenius.com>
Date: Sun, May 18, 2003

THE Jesticles est. 199x <jestus777@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

> "David Bachner" <bachner@subgenius.com> wrote:
> > is here:
> > http://www.subgenius.com/ts/hos.html
> Whether you give an excretion or not, i'll tell you this.
> My heartstrings were plucked by HOS#888. As well as the Intravenus
> Slack Injection, teaching me the power of the Slack Rush, I learned
> that Mr.Bungle are Bob endoursed. This makes me feel happy and silly
> at the same time. Happy because my impression of things is a little
> closer to how they are and should be. Silly because it really wasn't
> hard to assume... and I'm good at assumption.

Tell it to Lymph Node Institute -- that was all their show! ((Stang
simmers with jealousy.)) It alternates with Susie the Floozy's show on
Saturday nights on WREK Atlanta.

They, and Susie, play music of all kinds which they tie together with
original rants (and in Susie's case, collages). I USED to do that.

For my Hour of Slack shows, however, for the most part I now try to
avoid using music that's already commercially available in favor of
independently produced stuff by "amateurs" or artists otherwise too
weird or unbusinesslike to be signed with a label. ONE simple reason
for this is that such things are SENT to me. (Or to
alt.binaries.slack). So it would be a sin for me NOT to use them.

(Commercial music gets into HoS all the time via background music
played on by Chaz Smith on his ESO radio show in Cleveland, the live
parts of which I chop up for SubG mass dispersal.)

You can hear the Lymph Node Institute shows archived on the Web every
week, and Susie's shows, from http://www.wrek.org or .com, one of the

I used to play a lot more commercially released (but obscure) music
when I was doing the show from an actual station, and before we were on
the Internet. But nowadays, there are umpteen legal hurdles to
streaming a radio show over the Internet. I can avoid those hurdles by
not playing much licensed to the Conspiracy (ASCAP etc.). If most of
what I play is patently noncommercial, one-of-a-kind, sent in by the
artist, not associated with any unions, or the gov't., or art grants or
other forms of organized crime, we have far less headaches on down the
line when The Man strts shutting down websites right and left, a day
which I feel sure is coming.

What most scares me is when the best USENET BINARIES NEWSGROUPS start
vanishing from commercial servers because somebody called them
terrorists. I fret that that day is not far off.

May find a use for my old Macs yet, perhaps tucked in closests
functioning as crude servers. Like people used to have growing cloesets
for illicit pot plants... soon it'll be closets for illicit internet
peer to peer servers, bait for the jackboots!!



4th Stangian Orthodox MegaFisTemple Lodge of the Wrath of Dobbs Yeti,
Resurrected (Rev. Ivan Stang, prop.)

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