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Options September 5, 2018: Loops in Isolation & Inside of the Ending | Download full MP3

Two classic dreamy collages from the Austin years today!

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Loops in Isolation   Options Show #337, from 10/19/04  2004  Pretty, aimless, self referential  0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Inside of the Ending   Options Show #360, from 3/29/05  2005  I won't dream any further than my own backyard. What do we mean when we differentiate work from play? (Full playlist here)

Contains bits of: Clint Mansell with Kronos Quartet, Requiem for a Dream, The Who, Tommy, Girl Interrupted, The Wizard of Oz, Barry Lyndon, Return to Oz, David Shire, Amadeus, Chrorus of Whales, Alan Watts, Franz Schubert, Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza, George W Bush, Explosions in the Sky, live phone callers, Llewellyn ap Gruffydd, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Past Lives Meditation, Giovanni Paisiello
 
0:58:24 (MP3 | )
Idea Fire Company  The Island of Taste   Options     Exit music  1:57:14 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

On into this losesome gainsome journey
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 5:01pm fred:

Hello Kenzo, listeners and time-shifters
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

There you were, fred
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:09pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh I love these sounds without the music
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Lost the original playlist for this one, or it might be in the paper playlists folder in the radio archive box in the mysterious location
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 5:14pm fred:

Speaking of boxes, I got a notice that I had to go the post office to retrieve a package because it "didn't fit in mailbox". I hope it is what I hope it is
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:15pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Is it a mailbox? Those never fit in the mailbox.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/5/18 5:16pm geoff mcq:

Evening Fred, Evening Kenzo.
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome, geoff from Scotland!
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I am glad you found here
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/5/18 5:20pm geoff mcq:

I am glad to be here for this live/unlive thing.
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Live phone caller
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 5:24pm northguineahills:

Happy day for fred! (my postal personnel just leave it at the door) Me and my neighbors never have any problem w/ theft. Heck, half the time I forget to lock my door.
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:27pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

My door doesn't usually fit in my door
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/5/18 5:29pm geoff mcq:

I'm hoping my happy day may be tomorrow. I got an email today saying my marathon swag had made as far as Coventry. I think it's coming by glacier.
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:33pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Glaciers never fit into glaciers even if they both melt together
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 5:33pm fred:

I use doors as tables, propping them on books. I quickly stopped putting them back in place. So I have tables with handles
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Books as doors, tables as handles
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 5:35pm northguineahills:

@geoff: Then you may be waiting a long time, w/ climate change, etc...

/I got mine a month ago, but I'm stateside.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 5:36pm fred:

@geoff: the good (and bad) news is that glaciers move faster and faster these days. But maybe not from Coventry to where you are
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 5:37pm northguineahills:

I read an article about the (very) few glaciers that are expanding. It's depressing that it was all summed up in on 3 page academic article.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 9/5/18 5:39pm geoff mcq:

The last time I drove up the M6 it was pretty glacier-free.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 5:39pm fred:

@ngh: mine got delayed a little because one of my prize warehouse picks was no longer available. Which was great because I could pick Mayuko's water bottle instead
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mine melted before it reached me
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Fuck I love this show. I need to go loopy but words free more often.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 5:41pm northguineahills:

@fred: I got Mayuko's poster. Can't wait to frame it!
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

My calendar says I received an important package the day after this show
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh and I had a broken foot, not yet diagnosed
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:43pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh and I completed the radio station revolution 6 days after this show. No wonder I was too distracted to keep a playlist or use words.
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:46pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

If I hadn't've broken my foot, I wouldn't have finished the revolution.
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Rare that a show got named during the show
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 5:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(Wednesdays 5-7pm ET on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, and loosely alternating Mondays 2-4pm ET on WTJU. All at lastever.org )
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 6:01pm fred:

Kronos, of course a good fit for this show
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Now, Inside of the Ending, long after the revolution had settled in, and time for me to get going with a restored foot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 6:03pm Carmichael:

Heya Kenzo and Cousin Kevin.
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi Carmichael! My second-half friend.
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(We're on our own...cousin...)
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The day after this show, I was supposed to get the cat neutered, but couldn't bring myself to do it
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:08pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ooh Return to Oz
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:09pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(music by David Shire, designed to sound authentically like Dorothy would've been hearing at the time)
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Great extensive interview with him about the whole soundtrack in some cinema magazine from the mid 80's
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:15pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Includes: Clint Mansell with Kronos Quartet, Requiem for a Dream, The Who, Tommy, Girl Interrupted, The Wizard of Oz, Barry Lyndon, Return to Oz, David Shire, Amadeus, Chrorus of Whales, Alan Watts, Franz Schubert, Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza, George W Bush, live phone callers, Llewellyn ap Gruffydd, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Past Lives Meditation, Giovanni Paisiello
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi chresti
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:30pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Tommy loop + live phone caller
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

One of my favorite live caller sing-alongs. Oh, and there's The Guy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 6:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...deaf dumb & blindboy
...he's in a KenzoCollage Land...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 6:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

OK improv Comedy class...you got Watts, Tommy, Python...Go!
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Unquestionably a laugh-riot, rr
  Wed. 9/5/18 6:55pm Santos L Halper:

Thanks Kenzo. That Amazing Loop was sublime
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Goodbye m'loves. I'll be back next Wednesday. Hear today's again beginning 10 minutes after it ends! Agreed, Santos. Thanks all all all all all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/5/18 6:55pm northguineahills:

danks Ken!
Avatar Wed. 9/5/18 6:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Been a pleasure, fred, ngh, Santos, RevoRabbit, chresti, Carmichael, invisible and future and long-past friends
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