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Options November 13, 2019: Hang onto a dream (America) (Show #469/684) | Download full MP3

This spontaneous collage draws upon dozens of samples, speeches, and corporate anthems, creating an ambiguous if sometimes disturbing meditation on some notions of freedom. With appearances by Noam Chomsky, George W. Bush, Shell Oil, the NSA, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, Jello Biafra, John Lennon...and Neil Diamond.

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Artist Track Album Year Format Comments
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Hang onto a dream (America)   Options Show #469, from Aug. 28, 2013 (1/16/17 edit)  2013     
 
Neil Diamond  America   Options Jazz Singer  1984  WAV   
Unknown IT Corporation  I Have A Dream   Options IT Anthems    MP3  of 2 CPU's 
Noam Chomsky  Class War   Options Class War  1995  MP3   
Brian Reitzell & Roger J. Manning Jr.  Shibuya (field only)   Options Lost In Translation s.t.    WAV   
Brian Reitzell & Roger J. Manning Jr.  Shibuya (field only)   Options Lost In Translation s.t.    WAV   
George W. Bush  Address to Congress 9/20/01   Options   2001  MP3   
Joe Frank  Another Country Pt 2   Options   1986  WAV  Life in America was inconceivable to her 
Joe Frank  Another Country Pt 3   Options   1986  MP3  To have so much beauty, perhaps you had to have this much degradation. 
Jello Biafra  The New Soviet Union   Options If Evolution Is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Evolve (Disc 1)  1998     
Neil Diamond  America   Options Jazz Singer  1984  WAV   
Brian Reitzell & Roger J. Manning Jr.  Shibuya (field only)   Options Lost In Translation s.t.    WAV   
Madiha R Tahir & NSA  NSA recruiting session with students questions   Options University of Wisconsin recruitment drive, July 2013  2013  MP3  Discussion here 
Leo McKern & Patrick McGoohan  You're just as much a prisoner as I am   Options The Prisoner (1x02: The Chimes of Big Ben)  1967  WAV   
Joe Frank  Another Country Pt 2   Options   1986  WAV  I can't stand the isolation in this country. All you Americans do is watch television and go to the movies. 
Shell  Growing and Winning (We Are the World)   Options   2006  MP3   
Joe Frank  Another Country Pt 3   Options   1986  MP3  The waste is enormous 
Timothy "Speed" Levitch  One of the great tragedies of civilization is this need to work for a living   Options The Cruise  1998  WAV   
Noam Chomsky  The Undermining of Union   Options Class War  1995  MP3   
Neil Diamond  America   Options Jazz Singer  1984  WAV   
Jeff Daniels, Emily Bergl  There used to be more time, before I had to work   Options Chasing Sleep  2000  WAV   
Ralph Richardson, Peter Vaughan  When I have knowledge of computers, I will be the surpreme being   Options Time Bandits  1981  WAV   
American Standards  My Bathroom Is a Private Kind of Place   Options Bathrooms Are Coming!!  1969  MP3  I'm free.... 
Malcolm X  Stop Singin' And Start Swingin'   Options     MP3   
Malcolm X  The Ballot or the Bullet   Options     MP3   
Michael Nyman  Drowning By Number 2   Options Drowning By Numbers  1988  MP3   
George W. Bush  Address to Congress 9/20/01   Options   2001  MP3   
George W. Bush  Address to Congress 9/20/01   Options   2001  MP3   
Michael Nyman  Drowning By Number 2   Options Drowning By Numbers  1988  MP3   
George W. Bush  Address to Congress 9/20/01   Options   2001  MP3   
Leo McKern & Patrick McGoohan  Both sides are becoming identical   Options The Prisoner (1x02: The Chimes of Big Ben)  1967  WAV   
Noam Chomsky  Social Policy-Welfare for the Rich   Options Class War  1995  MP3   
Harrison Ford  It's an absolute sin to accept the decadence of obsolesence   Options Mosquito Coast  1986  WAV   
Iam Holm, Craig Warnock, David Rappaport  Evil turned out rather well   Options Time Bandits  1981  WAV   
Shell  Growing and Winning (We Are the World)   Options   2006  MP3   
David Lynch  Blue Velvet interview (excerpts)   Options Canadian TV interview  1986  WAV   
Ken  Everything is going as planned   Options   2013     
Jeff Daniels, Guy Sanville  Always two steps behind   Options Chasing Sleep  2000  WAV   
Timothy "Speed" Levitch  Been running from the cops all my life   Options The Cruise  1998  WAV   
Unknown IT Corporation  I Have A Dream   Options IT Anthems    MP3   
Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn  Full movie   Options My Dinner With Andre  1981  MP3   
Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn  Full movie   Options My Dinner With Andre  1981  MP3   
Great Society Band  March of the Astronauts   Options     MP3   
Malcolm X  You Can't Hate the Roots of a Tree and Not Hate That Tree   Options     MP3   
Harrison Ford, River Phoenix  America is a toilet   Options Mosquito Coast  1986  WAV  Why do they keep coming? 
Martin Luther King, Jr.  Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Address   Options   1964  MP3   
Alessio Rastani  Trader on market crashing, dreams of another recession   Options BBC, Dec. 2012  2012  MP3   
Barack Obama  If you can't trust us, we're going to have some problems   Options   2013  WAV   
Malcolm X  You Got What's Known As White's Disease   Options     MP3   
John Lennon  Jann Wenner Interview Part 1   Options   1971  MP3  The dream of this generation is over 
Noam Chomsky  Terrorism & The War On Nicaragua   Options The New War On Terrorism  2001  MP3   
Air Supply  Making Love out of Nothing at All (reversed)   Options   1983  WAV  Written by Jim Steinman 
Neil Diamond  America   Options Jazz Singer  1984  WAV   
 
Neil Diamond  America   Options Jazz Singer  1984  WAV   
 
Dance mix ending (show #604, Ken's Last Ever dance mix from 8/3/18),
not from Hang Onto a Dream (America), and not in audio archive
Julee Cruise / Angelo Badalamenti  The World Spins   Options Floating Into The Night  1989    Not in archive 
Grouper  Living Room   Options The Man Who Died in His Boat  2013    Not in archive 
Dustin O'Halloran  An Ending, A Beginning   Options LateNightTales  2013    Not in archive 
The Beatles  Flying (Take 8+ overdub takes 1-5)   Options Purple Chick Deluxe Editions  1967    Not in archive 
Anna Pacquin  Hey hey hey...C'mon geese!   Options Fly Away Home  1996    Not in archive 

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Listener comments!

  Wed. 8/28/13 2:02pm Bliss:

Hooray.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:03pm Carmichael:

Hey man, how's it goin'?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:03pm kat330:

Hi, Kenzo, Yo, Bliss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:03pm listener james from westwood:

good afternoon kenzo! sans context, this opening pair of notes is quite sinister.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:03pm Dervish:

Sybil's rights?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:05pm pacific standard simon:

They've all gone to look for Armenia...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:06pm fleep:

Baby Gojira or Giant Kitten? You decide!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:08pm pacific standard simon:

Giant catbox or tiny atoll.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The Laughing Noam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:10pm fleep:

I'm mixing Noam Chomsky with CNBC.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:10pm Rich in Washington:

Guardin' Noam
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Chernobyl Cat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:10pm fleep:

@kat330 Godzilla, over there.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

oh yes, oh no
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:12pm Bliss:

That Bush thing was weird.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:12pm Carmichael:

Remember, it's *Mer-kuh*.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...don't make me go nuke-yoo-lar w/ yer nazi-ism...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Duhbya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:14pm Carmichael:

Emphasis on *duh*.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:14pm listener james from westwood:

this is the first time i've listened w/ headphones on. definitely enhances the effect.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:15pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

hey, everyone, you're all in charge
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:16pm fleep:

I put dibs on Pope.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:18pm fleep:

This is mixing with an Infiniti commercial. Keep it up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:18pm Carmichael:

Is this Jello Biafra?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Carm: Distinctly.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Jello is robot-resistant, apparently
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:20pm 2HOPE:

i feel a knot
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:21pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Present.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:21pm Carmichael:

I have attended several of his group performances. California Uber Alles!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Gojira / Godzilla :
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- this week ?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:23pm kat330:

Hunh, how ironic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Kissinger: 'The U.S. does not have Allies - it has Interests.'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:27pm Carmichael:

The war room discussion from Dr. Strangelove would fit in well here, Kenzo.
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:27pm Bliss:

Kissinger knows more about politics than most anyone on Earth.
He is also insane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:28pm fleep:

The fave game among Poli Sci types involved lying your ass off to 'allies'. Some of those guys are in State now en.wikipedia.org...
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:28pm 2HOPE:

i am very wake, i literally woke up and visited the page. its dusk outside
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:28pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

holy crap.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:29pm kat330:

Clearly he has a tin ear. You'd think this many decades in the U.S. would have put a dint in his accent at least.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:29pm listener james from westwood:

these days, they're playing less diplomacy and more illuminati: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

en.wikiquote.org... :
- The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:30pm kat330:

Ooops dEnt...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:30pm listener james from westwood:

or as spy magazine perpetually dubbed him, socialite-war criminal henry kissinger.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:31pm listener james from westwood:

not to be confused with "short-fingered vulgarian donald trump."
this shell ... parody? corporate anthem? is jaw dropping.
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:33pm Bliss:

I'm surprised that Whole Foods Market Inc. hasn't come out with a version?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:34pm kat330:

Well, the Internet has taken care of the working part. ;)
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:34pm Rich in Washington:

US foreign policy reminds me of the scene in Monty Python's Mr. Neutron episode with the US Air Force van with loudspeaker driving through a bombed out city, apologizing for the inconvenience.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:36pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Hearts and minds.
Blood and souls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:36pm fleep:

The plan is to fire a guided giant cartoon hand, which will seek out Assad and give him such a smack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:37pm Carmichael:

I say we drop a giant boulder on him, and give him a tiny umbrella at the last moment to protect him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:37pm listener james from westwood:

or a small sign saying, "HELP!" to hold up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:38pm pacific standard simon:

@fleep, Carmichael - you don't think bombarding him with audio-collage will be enough?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:38pm kat330:

Just read on Sunday that Indiana is #40 in nearest to matching the national earnings average. We were #30 in the late '90s.
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:38pm Bliss:

The more I think about the Coming to America song, the more I realize how gross it is.
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:39pm Bliss:

Love the way this part of the song is being used though.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:39pm kat330:

A lot of that is due to union busting. While on the other end of the spectrum, municipal / utility worker unions are impenetrable and bankrupting the cities.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:39pm pacific standard simon:

'they've all gone to look for art media...'
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:40pm possibilitywaves:

limits of language / these combinations really do matter beyond what can be expressed...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:41pm kat330:

If people consumed less—were willing to make do with less—there could be more time for creation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- the U.S. (which is what we blithely mean by 'America') *has* represented freedom & opportunity to innumerable immigrants & refugees - incldg. nearly all our predecessors. 'America' is a large complicated thing - not a single simple thing to either Pledge Allegiance to nor to Hate...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:41pm Carmichael:

Or the discussion in the movie Barcelona about high crime stats in the US compared to Spain. Priceless.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:42pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

On that note [kat330] ... it's time to make ready a splendidly violent yard-sale...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:42pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

EVIL had the greatest lines (time bandits)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:42pm Carmichael:

kat, if you offer me a 44 oz soda, I will drink it. If you build it, they will come. That's where consumption is born, in the boardrooms.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:43pm pacific standard simon:

I consume mass quantities of art supplies.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:43pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

anything here for me? no? ok
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:44pm kat330:

@Rev: Why violent?? We've had a couple of those, but most ends up being donated to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. We use things 'til they're pretty used up. :)
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:45pm kat330:

@Carmichael: Resistance is NOT futile though! I was lucky to adopt a non-consumer mindset back when this country had a lot of optimism and hope among the young. There IS a way to keep it and tune out the Joneses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:46pm fleep:

Kenzo: you'll be mixed with Obama shortly, let's see what happens.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:46pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

VIOLENT yard sale from our perspective. Violently enthusiastic. Brutally thorough. Everything must go. BUT no haggling before 12noon. We shall not be victimized by mere "people."
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:46pm 2HOPE:

i am here
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:47pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Everything from televisions to decorative absinthe fountains. But I keep the plush Cthulhu.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:48pm kat330:

@Rev: Heh, OK.
@fleep: Yeah, I was going to stream that, too, but ...
@2Hope: Good to see it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & of course - the U.S. is *pathologically* adverse to / afraid of Socialism. Elsewhere, possibly older Civilizations - they have figured out that we will all Get Sick & need Health Care, Education is essential - even Art is a Basic Human Need. Unemployment is higher than since the Great Depression - simultaneously, our Infrastructure Disintegrates &/or becomes Obsolete - partly because Conservatives refuse to Invest in our Future - *any* Future - & employment positions remain vacant because Qualified people can't be found - & the TeaParties & Cons refuse to back Education...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:49pm duke:

Is there an applause sign at these speeches?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:49pm Rich in Washington:

This is wonderful, Kenzo!
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:49pm Bliss:

"The President of the United States."

So what.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

it's shaped like a gun pointed at their families
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:50pm Bliss:

Right on, Kenzo.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:51pm kat330:

Yes, Kenzo, kudos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 2:53pm fleep:

An all encompassing security system with unlimited funds? What could go wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 2:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I work @ a ThriftStore serving CommunityServices
( www.wfmu.org... ) - the danger being you come to believe $3.75 for jeans is normal
...they used to speak of the 'Post-Industrial Era' - that enuff Things had actually finally quite been Manufactured awlready - & CyberInfo would be the new Thing.
That was before Consumption again became a National Patriotic Imperative.
- Obama is President - he cannot but possibly represent what this Country has become. But Thx for this reminder of the Duhbya Administration years (two long Terms) - the 1st a stolen Election in which - ! - he quite lost the Popular Vote - the 2nd won w/ 55% (no more) for a standing wartime President. *Do you remember?!?!*: Everyone believed we had the Worst President in History - or @ least a strong contender. It felt like the American Experiment was Over & we should Leave. No less than that.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:01pm Rich in Washington:

David Lynch is a squirrel inhabiting the body of a human.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:01pm listener james from westwood:

digging the old tunes!!
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:01pm 2HOPE:

i am often blind to beauty
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

California Uber Alles:
- What are the Clintons & Obamas? Yuppie Lawyers.

We've Got a Bigger Problem Now :
...& there is much worse...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:04pm duke:

We're all normal and we want...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:05pm kat330:

But it's abnormal to want beyond our resources. Normal can be wanting at a normal, sustainable level.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:09pm fleep:

kat330 The Northridge earthquake shook the materialism right out of me. To this day I am always lightening the load.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Recent psych studies have concluded that prosperity up to the level of Middle Class Security *does* increase 'Happiness'
- but for Wealth above & beyond that - 'Happiness' quickly flatlines...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:13pm kat330:

@fleep: I missed that (left L.A. in '89), but growing up in a single-parent family as a latchkey kid, then pursuing my art for a decade after HS made and making around 39 household moves over the years make it impossible to get heavy into any sort of object love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ken - could you Post the new skedj *here* ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...this week's Show long since ☆ed awlready...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:15pm kat330:

[By the same token, I've been giving it away far more than pulling anything in all my life.]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- check John Densmore last week on Aeriel View:
..."'Currency' means 'flowing'"...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:18pm kat330:

Kenzo, have you heard the Army Corps of Engineers "theme" song? Harry Shearer often plays that ditty to good effect (when talking about NOLA and Katrina).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'm a Hoarder in sense of being an 'Archivist' - I like books & music & collectibles
- but in my old age what good is it?
...We're all hoping to win the Lottery or Die...SoilentGreen is People!...
- Oh! Another Shearer fan - I'm not utterly alone here...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:21pm kat330:

This bathroom song rips off a tune from "Peter Pan" the musical, I believe.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:22pm kat330:

@RR: I have been listening to Shearer ALMOST from his inception at KCRW. I missed a few years in my moves where there was no local station airing him and pre-podcast days, but otherwise, I'm one of his longest, most loyal listeners! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:23pm pacific standard simon:

When I die, my friends and family win the lottery (all my cool shit).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:24pm fleep:

MLK and Obama mixed. What fine work, Ken.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:25pm possibilitywaves:

it is a good point the real "america" exists as amorphous and nameless underneath all of the ways those in charge try to make us hate it. we do have amazing lasting impossible to describe roots that are still here today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- for me - Malcolm put the fine point on History is Written by the Winners - immensely important that way. They want to write him off as a Militant nutcase - analogous to they writing off Hendrix as Artless & Drug-Addled - &/or Rockers as prolonged-adolescent damaged goods - rather than the New Gnostics (Knowers) that we are.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:26pm Rich in Washington:

It's depressingly ironic to me that on the anniversary of Dr. King's speech, Barack Obama, who in some ways can be seen as a fulfillment of King's vision, is now preparing for a continuation of the US's imperialist 'nation-building' program.
Twerk-tweak that, mainstream media.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- well - Hendrix told the Panthers - 'you're doing what you can, & I'm doing what I have to do'...
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:28pm possibilitywaves:

^^^ RevolutionrabbitNov63, Yes. last year around this time i read Exegesis by Philip Kindred and his conceptuality of 20th and by extension 21st century existence is that it is not dissimilar to the beginning of "AD" time of some type of existential struggle between gnostics and "romans"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:28pm Doug Schulkind:

@Rich in Washington
What? You were expecting Huey P. Newton?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:29pm duke:

My son say that when in doubt about what to do in the movies, blow shit up. Politics seems to work the same way.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:29pm Rich in Washington:

Putney Swope!
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:29pm Bliss:

Obama is not an emodiment of the dream Dr. King Jr. had at all.

Obama just proves blacks can be as evil as whites.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:30pm fleep:

@Rich in Washingon Presidents get aboard a moving train of history. They are the conductors, but not the engineers.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:31pm Bliss:

or half blacks or half whites or whatever.

Race means nothing.
Mean and nice in every race.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:31pm Rich in Washington:

@fleep: I agree. THat's where I'm at now with it. Also, look how much Barack's aged in less than eight years. I'll bet it's a soul-crushing job in the extreme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...in the World Wars, the U.S. became the 'Arsenal of Democracy'. When Ike - a real General - left Office - he warned of the Military-Industriall Complex. Phil Ochs sang 'We're the Cops of the World'...
- Obama is Mixed Race. Everyone forces him to the Middle of the Bus...
duke: - Wow.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:32pm Rich in Washington:

i140.photobucket.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

*All* President's hair goes white pretty quick.
- Technically - on paper - the job of the President is to Protect the Constitution. In the Realpolitik - it ends being making *anything* & *everything* that might be Wrong in the Free World - & so really the World - Right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:36pm Doug Schulkind:

By any Neil necessary.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:36pm Bliss:

Let go of the "dream".
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:38pm Bliss:

(Wo)man, Lennon was awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

possibilitywaves - ✔
Bliss: On cue to that - John Lennon...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:40pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

oh EVIL, i love you so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...as a Metaphysician - a very Lennonesque conclusion:
- In the Age of ♒Aquarius - learn to Rule Yourself - don't hire other people (Governement) to do it.
- ♒Aquarius is the People, Circulation, FreeFlowing Information & Energy
- Opposite ♌Leo which is Monarchy & Rulers.
(The Lion & the Unicorn.)
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I will read you all and reply you all later sooner yesterday
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:42pm kat330:

After seeing what's going on in Detroit, Turnip, thought your Isle of Dogs might have been inspired by the plight of abandoned dogs there (rather than badger culling in the UK ;).
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:45pm Bliss:

Show's great, Kenzo.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:45pm 2HOPE:

beauty is there
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:46pm possibilitywaves:

``i would really like to help you, but i am a nervous messed up marionette, flying off on a prison ship...and the dinosaurs are roaming the earth...`` but maybe not... maybe not...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:46pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

The Detroit thing is a definite Ballard scenario. He'd be fascinated, methinks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...this also means that in claiming our Freedom from Leaders - we have to - as Lennon put it - 'Learn to Swim'
- Grow Up & - as Jung put it 'Individualize' - take Responsibility
...as Lennon said - what Violent overthrow of the Institution has ever worked & brought the Better World?
- Yet - Speaking Truth to Power *must* be part of the Process - to acKnowledge what *we* have become...
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:48pm Bliss:

Unaware fo the abandoned dogs in Detroi issue, entirely.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

also,
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:49pm kat330:

@RR: Year of the Cabbit, Shearer, Lennon and now a Jungster, too? I'd like to think of it as a tribe of like-mindedness, very different from a cult of hive-mindedness.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:51pm kat330:

@Bliss: Something like 70,000 homes just abandoned there, and often the owners left their dogs behind. Some join in packs to survive.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:52pm Bliss:

Those sweeties.
What a mess.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:52pm duke:

Great show kenzo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Almost Lost Detroit' by Dale Earnhart Jr.Jr. should be heard more often.
- well - ♒Aquarius is the Sign of the (Rebel) Individual but also Society - the Paradox of our Age !
- Joseph Campbell says it will take some time for Story-Telling Monkey (HomoSapiens) to get a Story together *this* time !!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

We have to Individuate - be Grown Up Adults
- & also learn what a Tribe is - & how it Works.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

OUTSTANDING KENZO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:54pm Doug Schulkind:

If a rabbi has some tea, does that make him/her rabbit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/28/13 3:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

My name is David.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:55pm Bliss:

This show is important.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:56pm Bliss:

Barack is not important.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 3:57pm fleep:

Thanks, Ken.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

thank you thank you thank you!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 8/28/13 4:01pm Rich in Washington:

Thank you, Kenzo!!!
Avatar Thu. 8/29/13 2:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Rich: "Guardin' Noam": Good one!
@james from westwood: Oh yes, these shows are made for headphones.
@Kenzo: And another thing...
@fleep: Thanks for mixing the show with the alternate-reality Media.
@2HOPE: Welcome!
@Carmichael: No fighting in the war room!
@james: Shell corporate anthem is real as far as I know.
@Rich: "US foreign policy reminds me of the scene in Monty Python...with the US Air Force van with loudspeaker driving through a bombed out city, apologizing for the inconvenience." When was the last time the US gov't apologized? By definition, everything done here is correct.
Welcome to then, Bliss, kat330, Dervish, pacific standard simon, Rev. Turnip Druid, possibilitywaves, duke, Doug, everyone who would call or email, and everyone else!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 5:01pm ParUbi:

Joining!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 5:02pm chresti:

Hello again!
  Wed. 11/13/19 5:02pm John from Florham park:

Hello fellow listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 5:03pm WR:

Oh, a repeat show. That's OKAY, I'm new here, so all new to me.
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 5:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Algorithmically determined to be new to all. And technically has never been here before in this arrangement.
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 5:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

We'll see what it means 6 years this on...
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 5:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome this new, ParUbi, chresti, John, and WR!
  Wed. 11/13/19 5:08pm John from Florham park:

@Kenzo just happened on your fine show
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 5:09pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@John Brace
  Wed. 11/13/19 5:12pm John from Florham park:

I am bracing for ramming speed
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 5:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

We are the world
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 5:27pm northguineahills:

Thanks, Ken!
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 5:28pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

ngh, nod
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 5:44pm ParUbi:

Michael Nyman / Drowning by Numbers
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 5:50pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I was just thinking the same thing.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 5:56pm ParUbi:

unmistakable idea man
  Wed. 11/13/19 5:57pm Quinn:

John from Florham park, every time I see your name I try to remember to go out to Ely's Tropical Fish to get some new mystery snails, they keep escaping from our aquarium
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 5:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Seems like David Cronenberg is different from David Lynch this way. He says he does set out to disturb an audience.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 5:59pm WR:

Ok, back into the hole for me (subway) twas pleasant being connected while I could.
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 5:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Farewell WR
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:00pm ParUbi:

be seeing you, WR!
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yes, Quinn
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:01pm ParUbi:

disturbance is secondary, but sometimes things need to be reshaped
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:01pm Carmichael:

Good after the noon, Kenzworth.
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome to the half, Carmichael
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:02pm chresti:

The bathroom is a private kind of place
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

At last I can finally be me
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:03pm cklequ:

I just tuned in. Out of habit i clicked the 'listen to this show' button, and then realized the listen live button was further up the screen. Now i'm listening to the first and second half of the show in unison.

I feel like i'm cheating in some way.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:04pm ParUbi:

i have a room which is pitch dark, no windows. perfect for listening and privacy.
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@cklequ It's a setup
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

They come to America
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:06pm ParUbi:

i think that's a great idea! starting it over randomly
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Kerouac & Ginsberg picking up sheets Burroughs had all over & collating 'Naked Lunch'...start anywhere...
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:08pm ParUbi:

those two were a pair of regular cut-ups
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:09pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hey cklequ's playing the beginning over all of us
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

James Baldwin blows my mind.
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:17pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I should look for speeches
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(btw)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Said that Malcolm & Martin just got closer to each other's views...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Martin - just...Musically Eloquent.
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

For sure, Martin Luther King Jr.'s later stuff was way more revolutionary
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

My big takeaway from Malcolm is that History is Written by the Winners.
He really lifts the veil on this...
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"To have so much beauty, perhaps you had to have this much degradation."
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:27pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Nobody used to live here
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...rather - he blew a fat hole in it...
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:30pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The dream is over.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Such a Punk that Lennon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:34pm Carmichael:

Great, now I have THIS song going through my head ...
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Neil Diamond time, patriot
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Tribute to his penniless Immigrant Grandma.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:37pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, everyone.
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"The song was also the one he was most proud of, partly because of when it was later used: national news shows played it when the hostages were shown returning home after the Iran hostage crisis ended"
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"It also became the anthem of his world tour two weeks after the attacks on America on September 11, 2001, when he changed the lyric at the end from; "They're coming to America", to "Stand up for America!""
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...oh well...
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I.e. fight, fight, fight...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/13/19 6:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...hostages released the very second Reagan is inaugurated...ho hum...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:41pm Carmichael:

Was the irony of your show against today's proceedings intentional?
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"In January 1987, Diamond sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl."
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

All is ever coincidental
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh here's the best one: "In 1992, he performed for President George H.W. Bush's final Christmas in Washington NBC special."
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ooh, I'm just two clicks away from this sentence:
"12 Songs also became noteworthy as one of the last albums to be pressed and released by Sony BMG with the Extended Copy Protection software embedded in the disc. (See the 2005 Sony BMG CD copy protection scandal.) "
And on that BMG scandal page is a link to my article series from the time: blog.wfmu.org...
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:47pm ParUbi:

and today is Fred Rogers day
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:48pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Also Felix Unger Day.
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Wrapping up "Hang onto a dream (America)" now. We'll collapse into the end of some dance music wave thing I made last year...
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:50pm ParUbi:

i hear some Peaksy guitar
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:51pm chresti:

Thanks Kenzo!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:52pm ParUbi:

thanks!
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thank you my dreamfriends and Felix Ungers
Avatar Wed. 11/13/19 6:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thanks for your recent extra pledge, Ken FHP!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:53pm chresti:

I love the peaksy stuff, has an opiated feeling to it
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/13/19 6:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Most welcome, Kenzo. This is good freeform.
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