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It’s 12:30 p.m. You wake up, and at 1:30 p.m. you roll out of bed and turn on the radio, then open your local newspaper to check the HELP WANTED adverts. During breakfast, you turn on the television to catch a few minutes of the 24-hour news shows. School shootings. Higher taxes. Immigrants being treated badly. The price of milk has risen considerably. You turn it off quickly, filled with a sense of dread after seeing the latest disappointments the human race has to offer you. Shortly thereafter, you take the bus to roam aimlessly around the megalopolis, collect your UBI check, and contemplate on how to find meaning in your sad excuse of a life. While riding, you decide to escape the routine by listening to THE EXILE HOUR on your iPhone 19.

As you look out of the window at the sea of LCD billboards on the highways that you pass by, the voices of Caleb Jackson Dills and Evan Philip Lipson act as a safety blanket, lulling you into a TRUE sense of security. You hardly notice the dilapidated high-rises and superstructures you are zooming past as you are whisked away into the nightscape that is THE EXILE HOUR. Tonight’s guest has done something his mother probably is not too proud of, and you are finding yourself relating just a little too easily. In fact, you have more in common with this guy than every co-worker you have had over the span of your insignificant life. You excitedly nod along, enthralled at the places you are able to travel while remaining stationary. In fact, you are so captivated you miss your stop. Another hour added to your commute, but you do not mind in the slightest. Next stop: THE EXILE HOUR.

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It’s 12:30 p.m. You wake up, and at 1:30 p.m. you roll out of bed and turn on the radio, then open your local newspaper to check the HELP WANTED adverts. During breakfast, you turn on the television to catch a few minutes of the 24-hour news shows. School shootings. Higher taxes. Immigrants being treated badly. The price of milk has risen considerably. You turn it off quickly, filled with a sense of dread after seeing the latest disappointments the human race has to offer you. Shortly thereafter, you take the bus to roam aimlessly around the megalopolis, collect your UBI check, and contemplate on how to find meaning in your sad excuse of a life. While riding, you decide to escape the routine by listening to THE EXILE HOUR on your iPhone 19.

As you look out of the window at the sea of LCD billboards on the highways that you pass by, the voices of Caleb Jackson Dills and Evan Philip Lipson act as a safety blanket, lulling you into a TRUE sense of security. You hardly notice the dilapidated high-rises and superstructures you are zooming past as you are whisked away into the nightscape that is THE EXILE HOUR. Tonight’s guest has done something his mother probably is not too proud of, and you are finding yourself relating just a little too easily. In fact, you have more in common with this guy than every co-worker you have had over the span of your insignificant life. You excitedly nod along, enthralled at the places you are able to travel while remaining stationary. In fact, you are so captivated you miss your stop. Another hour added to your commute, but you do not mind in the slightest. Next stop: THE EXILE HOUR.

    John Trubee: Sardonic Bard & Experimental Landline Jester

    John Trubee: Sardonic Bard & Experimental Landline Jester

    Leader of the music group The Ugly Janitors of America, John Trubee has given his life to entertain the unwashed masses by way of recorded music, prank phone calls, poems, cartoons, and evocative performances. 
    Best known for creating the most famous song poem of all time, the 1984 novelty track "Peace & Love" (more commonly known as "A Blind Man’s Penis"), recorded by Ramsey Kearney. The country-western track penned by Trubee is one of the most deranaged dada/surrealist recordings of all time. 
    The Ugly Janitors of America, Trubee released the cult favorite 1984 album The Communists Are Coming to Kill Us! which contains prank calls, vile noises, and experimental jams. The record is disturbing, hilarious, and thought provoking all at once.
    Trubee's crank calls are perhaps the most influential avant-garde phone pranks to have been recorded, with Longmont Potion Castle citing Trubee as one of his biggest influences. Trubee's pioneering efforts in the genre can be found on his Call to Idiots cassettes Vol. 1 - 4.
    Trubee is still producing quality entertainment that can be found, and purchased, at the link below, or if you'd rather avoid the middle man, please paypal 25 USD per LP desired to johntrb09@gmail.com or write to:
    JOHN TRUBEEBOX 4921SANTA ROSA, CA 95402
    https://johntrubeeandtheuglyjanitorsofamerica.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 36 min
    NN: Wet-Brained Clairvoyance (Morning Zoo Edition)

    NN: Wet-Brained Clairvoyance (Morning Zoo Edition)

    “Any effort which helps the powerful will be elevated and amplified, while any effort which inconveniences them falls into an empty void.” -Caitlin Johnstone

    “The degree to which I want violence in my art is inversely proportional to how much I want it in my life.” -NN

    NN (c. 1970) is a self-described “psychedelic gangster”; an untamed sexual psychonaut and holy war occultist who has cheated death more times than even he can recall. Operating consistently at or beyond what most would likely regard as being the extreme fringes of society, he began his non-career as a pre-internet non-commercial amateur pornographer, quickly realizing that there are some very real and less than fortunate consequences that can (and do) occur as a direct result of flowing either against or apart from the societal infrastructures of power and officialdom. 
    Despite being met with varying degrees of resistance, NN fearlessly continued to defy conventions of logic, humor, and taste as well as the bounds of legality itself, most often in the guise of music. His work typically operates within his two favored idioms of “modern classical death metal” and “psychedelic noisecore” (perhaps most notably with bands such as To Live and Shave in L.A., To Live and Shave in L.A. 2, and Hatewave). Nevai went on to further develop and refine his own forms of what he refers to as KLASSIKILL, AKTION, and DANGER MUSIC.
    On this episode of The Exile Hour we throw back more than a few with Nevai and discuss matters related to his uniquely hallucinogenic worldview, as well as his recent four (potentially five)-part deluxe CD digi-book series "The Price of Frontier." The books—which include outlandish personal tales as well as intensely bold/lurid photographs, letters, graphics, and illustrations—function as part memoir and part audio archive documenting his sundry musical releases spanning over three decades (each book contains four full-length CDs). The varied musings, rumblings, and howlings of a nomadic outsider—the kind which only this strange, beautiful, and high-stakes gamble of a country/empire can seemingly produce.
    One of the primary subjects that run through the series is the occult initiatory organization known as REDACTED; a satanic Crowleyan deep state government. One of the main organizations that NN believes to be REDACTED (the other being the REDACTED). NN currently resides in a secluded compound somewhere in upstate New York. Buckle up and prepare to go over the edge of sobriety and sanity itself. . .

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Boyd Rice: The Outsider's Outsider

    Boyd Rice: The Outsider's Outsider

    “Boyd Rice is a black pimp.” —Charles Manson
    “Boyd Rice was my mentor." —Marilyn Manson
    “Boyd is an iconoclast!” —Anton LaVey, Church of Satan
    “Boyd Rice could be the next John F. Kennedy or Jesus Christ.” —Kim Fowley
    “(Boyd Rice) is a bad influence.” —Der Spiegel
    Referred to by some as “The most dangerous man alive”, Boyd Rice (c. 1956) is a pioneering American artist, occultist, prankster, mystic, social critic, archivist, and provocateur whose impact & influence has penetrated nearly every level of global underground culture; a remarkably brazen and polarizing figure who has courted endless controversy worldwide over a span of more than four decades. Rice initially came to prominence in the 1970s as one of the founders of the “Industrial Music” genre and as one of the first artists signed to Mute Records. He quickly gained a reputation for starkly ritualistic live performances that were regarded as being the most abrasive, minimalistic, dangerous, and blisteringly high volume concerts ever staged. As early as 1980, he was already being hailed as “The Godfather of Noise”.
    Since then, Rice—a high school dropout raised in a Southern California trailer park—extended his creative pursuits to innumerable fields including visual art, film, literature, photography, acting, interior decoration/design, and culinary arts (taking first prize in the 2012 Denver County Fair Jello molding competition) among other things; something of a Renaissance Man for an age of decadence and decline. 
    In his own words:
    “My life is a testament to the idea that you can achieve whatever the hell you want if you possess a modicum of creativity, and a certain amount of naivete concerning what is and isn’t possible in this world. I’ve had one man shows of my paintings in New York, but I’m not a painter. I’ve authored several books, but I’m not a writer. I’ve made a living as a recording artist for the last 30 years, but I can’t read a note of music or play an instrument. I’ve somehow managed to make a career out of doing a great number of things I’m in no way qualified to do.”
    In the 1980s, through his collaborations with Re/Search Publications, Rice further established his position in the underground with recountings of his uproarious pranks and the promotion of “incredibly strange” cult films and “industrial” culture. Rice’s influence on the subculture was further extended through his vanguard exhibition of found photographs and readymade thrift store art, as well as his zealous endorsements and curation of outsider music, totalitarian & military aesthetics, tiki culture (even designing a now defunct tiki bar in Denver, Colorado eponymously named Tiki Boyd’s), and bygone pop culture in general (he’s been an avid collector, outspoken enthusiast, and longtime archivist of myriad forgotten mid-century oddities & treasures).
     
    Rice is also notorious for his pu

    • 1 hr 32 min
    KEEPING IT RAËL: Were Jesus, Buddha, and Muhammad all Swastika-loving swingers from another solar system?

    KEEPING IT RAËL: Were Jesus, Buddha, and Muhammad all Swastika-loving swingers from another solar system?

    On December 13, 1973 French automobile journalist and race car driver Claude Vorilhon purportedly experienced a physical encounter with what he believed to be an extraterrestrial human. This celestial being, which referred to itself as Yahweh, allegedly claimed to be a representative of a civilization from another solar system within the Milky Way referred to as the Elohim (meaning “Those who come from the sky”). Yahweh apparently went on to describe in detail how the Elohim were advanced scientists responsible for creating all life on Earth 25,000 years ago using DNA and advanced genetic engineering, eventually creating man in their own image.


    Vorilhon claimed that Yahweh also revealed to him that members of the Elohim appeared as terrestrial humans throughout history when having encounters with descendants of the humans they created in order to purposefully mislead them into believing that they were angels, cherubim, or gods. Prophets or messengers of the Elohim apparently included Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad among others. Vorilhon purported to have been informed that he was in fact the last prophet, and was given the final message of the Elohim conveying to him that their purpose is to bring global awareness about the Elohim, and that if humans become peaceful and aware enough, they are prepared to return to Earth and be welcomed by all of humanity. Following his extraterrestrial encounter, Vorilhon changed his name to Raël (meaning "messenger of the Elohim") and founded the International Raëlian movement.


    On this episode of THE EXILE HOUR we are joined by U.S. Raelian Movement Communications Director and Head of Public Relations Felix Clairvoyant. Clairvoyant is also a certified massage therapist, personal trainer, and former molecular biologist. Additionally, he holds a Ph.D. in human sexuality. Join us as we probe the depths into such matters as sensual meditation, reptilians, whether or not Hitler was an alien prophet, human cloning as a means to achieve immortality, masturbation, "SlutWalk", the psychological inquiry into the phenomenon of increased UFO sightings since WWII, advanced alien technology, and the desire to bring back the swastika as a universal symbol of peace and cosmic order.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The John McAfee Thanksgiving Special

    The John McAfee Thanksgiving Special

    “Liberty is the domain of the Sovereign. Servitude the domain of the collective.” -Yukio Mishima

    John McAfee (c. 1945) is a larger than life figure who requires little introduction. He is presently living in exile while simultaneously making a bid for the White House as a current U.S. Presidential candidate (despite claims that he has zero interest in becoming president). He also ran for President in 2016. Known as something of a sexual deviant, McAfee is both a libertarian and a libertine in every sense of the word. Former NASA programmer and founder of the computer software company McAfee Associates, Inc., McAfee first came to prominence after developing the world’s first commercial antivirus software program simply called “McAfee.” McAfee has become a major advocate for cryptocurrency as a way to remove taxation and financial power away from corrupt global governments. He has gone so far as to promise that if Bitcoin doesn’t reach the value of $1m by the end of 2020, he will eat his own dick.

    In 2012 McAfee was suspected of murder by Belizian officials after his American expatriate neighbor was found dead of a gunshot wound. McAfee quickly fled Belize after being sought for questioning by Belizian authorities concerning the murder. He was subsequently arrested for illegally entering Guatemala. McAfee shortly thereafter faked two heart attacks in order to avoid deportation to Belize, and was successfully deported to the United States. In early 2019, McAfee announced that he was on the run from federal authorities and living internationally on a boat following the convening of a Grand Jury to indict him, his wife, and four of his 2020 Presidential campaign workers on tax-related charges. This past summer, McAfee and members of his entourage were arrested while his yacht was docked in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of carrying high-caliber weapons and ammunition. They were held for four days before being released. McAfee has claimed to have had several attempts made on his life by various persons and authorities over the years.

    McAfee has stated on several occasions that he has 47 biological children. He has authored several books about yoga and recently released his own personalized marijuana strain “Dank Minge.” A forthcoming film titled “King of the Jungle” focusing on McAfee’s life in Belize is currently in production. Join us for this special Thanksgiving episode of THE EXILE HOUR with John and Janice McAfee!

    • 51 min
    Rev. Fred Lane: When in Rome, DON'T Do As The Romans Do

    Rev. Fred Lane: When in Rome, DON'T Do As The Romans Do

    Rev. Fred Lane (c. 19??) is a simultaneously enigmatic and notorious persona who is responsible for creating what is arguably the most obscure, strange, darkly comedic, psychotic, perplexing, and uniquely American music that has ever been recorded. The collected works of Fred Lane constitute an improbably rare body of music that brazenly rides the line between order and chaos; taking the listener into realms that are all the way out, and yet somehow oddly (and perhaps unsettlingly) familiar. It is a music that is impossible to penetrate the mystery of and exists outside of conventional time in a universe all of its own. The intrepid few that miraculously stumbled across these rarefied recordings have largely become rabid & cult-like fanatics. One especially obsessive lifelong fan even created a Rev. Fred Lane documentary that took over 19 years to complete.

    Remarkably, Fred Lane and his swinging ‘pataphysical cult from an alternate dimension (SEE: Ron ‘Pate’s Debonairs featuring Rev. Fred Lane + Fred Lane and his The Hittite Hot Shots) only performed TWICE in their entire existence. All of the band members were credited on the albums with fake aliases created by Lane, with monikers such as Dick Foote, Omar Bhag-dad-a, Dimples LaCroix, Ron ‘Pate, Abdul Ben Camel, Cyd Cherise, Shep Estrus, E. Baxter Put, Whitey Stencil, “Bill” The Kid Dap, and Motor Hobson. Several bizarre and fantastical rumors surfaced over the years, some claiming that Lane had become a demented recluse and/or nazi living in a pyramid and constructing sculptures out of vegetables. Were any of the rumors true? Was it all some kind of elaborate ruse?

    Probing deeper into the story of Rev. Fred Lane, one discovers that the character emerged from the mind of T.R. Reed; a man who grew up in rural Tuscaloosa, Alabama and eventually fell in with a crowd of intensely crafty & diligent freaks known as Raudelunas. Raudelunas was a motley crew of deviant Southern artists and musicians in the mid-1970s who modeled their behavior & actions off of the early European Dadaists, Surrealists, and Futurists— attempting to freak out, subvert, and unleash as much explosive mayhem and chaos as they could possibly muster upon their stiflingly conventional-minded college football town. French proto-Dadaist/symbolist writer and madman Alfred Jarry (creator of ‘pataphysics) served as something of a patron saint.

    Lane was summoned into being as a sort of swaggeringly megalomaniacal MC for the group’s various presentations in order to terrorize, humiliate, and provoke the audience. During these years he also began creating bizarre sculptures using different collage techniques. He also produced several publications including “Naked Women Overthrow The Government Quarterly”, “Liquid Basketball”, and “Steamed Plywood Triannual”.

    Among Raudelunas’ myriad activities and high jinks, they were among the very first Americans to perform and record what eventually came to be known as “free improvisation” (which they initially referred to as “Headache Music”)— a kind of meta-music or proto-music in which participants don’t know what they’re doing until they’re doing it. LaDonna Smith (aka D.P.B. Smith) and Davey Williams (aka Cyd Cherise) were two of the more dedicated players who emerged from this group and quickly went on to become internationally recognized luminaries in the field.

    After the release of “Car Radio Jerome” in 1986, Reed/Lane abandoned any sort of public or professional involvement in music in order to pursue crafting and selling his mobile sculptures (alternately referred to as “creachters” and “whirligigs”) at folk art festivals all around the country— a career path he continues up to the present day, along with his wife and fellow artist Jeanie Holland. However, in recent years, prompted by EXILE HOUR co-host Evan Philip Lipson (aka Lipps Epsom) with some assistance from Shaking Ray Levi Society co-founder Bob

    • 1 hr 52 min

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