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Options July 31, 2013: (Show #465) Tired of hitting butterflies (Reminders to do less)

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Artist Track Album Year Format Comments New / Special Approx. start time
Clint Mansell (Featuring Kronos Quartet)  Summer Overture   Options Requiem For A Dream    WAV  Loops  * ***   0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Give the Drummer Radio live stream   Options   2013  MP3    * ***   0:00:20 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Back and Forth   Options Back and Forth: 9/3/03, show #266, on KOOP Austin  2003  MP3  http://lastever.org  * ***   0:04:56 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  2001: A War Odyssey   Options 2001: A War Odyssey: 10/1/03, show #272, on KOOP Austin  2003  MP3    * ***   0:05:11 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Surely Laughter Brings You Closer to the Guy   Options Surely Laughter Brings You Closer to the Guy: 5/24/05, show #366  2005  WAV  I think the cat just fell: Should I go (a way)?  * ***   0:13:29 (MP3 | )
Bright Eyes  An Attempt to Tip the Scales   Options Fevers And Mirrors  2000  WAV  Loops  * ***   0:14:39 (MP3 | )
David Bowie  Starman (a cappella)   Options Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars    MP3    * ***   0:16:09 (MP3 | )
David Bowie  Starman (a cappella)   Options Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars    MP3    ***   0:17:05 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Back and Forth (entire show) (128s)   Options Back and Forth: 9/3/03, show #266, on KOOP Austin  2003  MP3    ***   0:18:02 (MP3 | )
Bright Eyes  An Attempt to Tip the Scales   Options Fevers And Mirrors  2000  WAV    * ***   0:21:59 (MP3 | )
Bright Eyes  An Attempt to Tip the Scales   Options Fevers And Mirrors  2000  WAV    * ***   0:22:35 (MP3 | )
Bright Eyes  An Attempt to Tip the Scales   Options Fevers And Mirrors  2000  WAV    ***   0:22:57 (MP3 | )
Bright Eyes  An Attempt to Tip the Scales   Options Fevers And Mirrors  2000  WAV    * ***   0:23:48 (MP3 | )
Bright Eyes  An Attempt to Tip the Scales   Options Fevers And Mirrors  2000  WAV    ***   0:24:45 (MP3 | )
Alan Watts  Not What Should Be, but What Is   Options     MP3    * ***   0:31:43 (MP3 | )
Alan Watts  Identical differences   Options     MP3    * ***   0:34:03 (MP3 | )
Brian Kenney  The Early Risers   Options     MP3    * ***   0:39:07 (MP3 | )
Brian Kenney  The Early Risers   Options     MP3    ***   0:39:13 (MP3 | )
Brian Kenney  The Early Risers   Options     MP3    ***   0:39:17 (MP3 | )
Brian Kenney  The Early Risers   Options     MP3    ***   0:39:23 (MP3 | )
Phillip K Dick  Part 10 of 21   Options Interviews    MP3    * ***   0:40:58 (MP3 | )
Charlie Kaufman  Master Class   Options GIFF 2011  2011  MP3    * ***   0:41:30 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Back and Forth   Options Back and Forth: 9/3/03, show #266, on KOOP Austin  2003  MP3    ***   0:44:25 (MP3 | )
Gavin Bryars  Titanic Hymn (Autumn) All Strings   Options The Sinking Of The Titanic  1994  WAV    * ***   0:44:40 (MP3 | )
Alan Watts  The Silent Mind   Options     MP3    * ***   0:46:04 (MP3 | )
              0:46:22 (MP3 | )
Alan Watts  The Silent Mind   Options     MP3    ***   0:47:09 (MP3 | )
Gavin Bryars  Titanic Hymn (Autumn) All Strings   Options The Sinking Of The Titanic  1994  WAV    ***   0:49:07 (MP3 | )
George Harrison  Room Conversation (Excerpts)   Options Chant & Be Happy! Indian Devotional Songs  1991  MP3    * ***   0:50:34 (MP3 | )
Please Call Stella  english4   Options Accents (Please call Stella...)    MP3    * ***   0:51:46 (MP3 | )
Please Call Stella  english4   Options Accents (Please call Stella...)          0:52:10 (MP3 | )
Gavin Bryars  Hymn II   Options The Sinking Of The Titanic  1994  WAV    * ***   0:56:23 (MP3 | )
Please Call Stella  arabic11   Options Accents (Please call Stella...)          1:05:41 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  None of This is What I Intended   Options None of This is What I Intended: 5/17/05, show #365  2005  WAV    * ***   1:06:15 (MP3 | )
Jim Connelley  Dragonriders of Pern videogame music (SID rip)   Options Dragonriders of Pern for the Commodore 64, published by Epyx  1983    Book by Anne McCaffrey. Software development by The Connelley Group    1:06:15 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  None of This is What I Intended   Options None of This is What I Intended: 5/17/05, show #365  2005  WAV  Sometimes, out of nowhere, it's like this moment of clarity.  ***   1:07:06 (MP3 | )
Polyphonic Spree  Light & Day   Options The Beginning Stages of...    WAV  Loops  * ***   1:08:17 (MP3 | )
Gavin Bryars  Coda   Options The Sinking Of The Titanic  1994  WAV    * ***   1:14:40 (MP3 | )
Gavin Bryars  Hymn II   Options The Sinking Of The Titanic  1994  WAV    ***   1:15:35 (MP3 | )
Bob Dylan  Series of Dreams   Options     WAV  Loops  * ***   1:20:45 (MP3 | )
Insect sounds  polyphylla   Options Digitized Insect Sounds    WAV    * ***   1:34:37 (MP3 | )
Telephone sounds  Vintage telephone network sounds part 1   Options     MP3    * ***   1:39:22 (MP3 | )
Richard Nixon  Moon Walk - Phone Call From President Nixon   Options     MP3    * ***   1:40:19 (MP3 | )
Quiet American  Field recordings from China   Options   2001  MP3    * ***   1:40:57 (MP3 | )
  minute2   One Minute Vacations    MP3    * ***   1:42:15 (MP3 | )
Collin Orthner  One-minute vacation for January 21, 2008   Options   2008  MP3  Twenty ten-or-tweleve-year-old hockey players on the ice after the final whistle is blown on their practice, in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.  * ***   1:42:32 (MP3 | )
Aaron Ximm  One-minute vacation for April 30, 2007   Options One Minute Vacations  2007  MP3  Walking on slate from the collapsed roof and partially caved in walls of an abandoned chapel destroyed by fire, on a hillside near Nodar, Portugal.  * ***   1:43:30 (MP3 | )
Daryl Richel  One-minute vacation for March 27, 2006   Options   2006  MP3  Bull-driven water well 'singing' in Gogunda, Rajasthan, India.  * ***   1:45:27 (MP3 | )
One-Minute Vacations  reading market   Options     MP3    * ***   1:47:43 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:02pm duke:

Hello Kenzo and listenerz
  Wed. 7/31/13 2:03pm Bliss:

Hello.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:03pm Uncle Michael:

I feel like I'm hovering an inch and a half above the seat of my office chair.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

all there here hear?
  Wed. 7/31/13 2:04pm Bliss:

I hear it perfectly. WFMU
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

good, i hear it too
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:06pm Snortley:

Show's playing fine in the pop-up player, but GTD robot's still on the MP3 stream here.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

stop and restart gtds
  Wed. 7/31/13 2:07pm Bliss:

wfmu mp3 is fine here
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:07pm Snortley:

Tried that. Didn't work.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:08pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

well try a different gtds then
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...is this when LindaBlair in Exorcist takes a nap?
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:09pm Snortley:

Ah. Now it's working.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- fine in iTunes.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I remember during 1st Bush 1st GulfWar having nightmares of track ATVs treading thru thick petroleum fire purgatories - pure Mordor...
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:17pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

this time you call: 434-971-8678
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- because Ganja is Prohibited in U.S. it can't be researched - but in Israel they have found that it has chemicals like the natural ones in the brain that help us forget. Big surprise, sure - but some people can't forget - a disorder - every ugly face on the subway...PTSD is a sort-of inability to Forget. It also struck me as key to the nature of the Psychedelic Experience: Not best for memorizing something new - but good for a clean slate creatively - & for stepping right out of yourself - forgetting yourSelf - & seeing things from two feet to one side, as it were...
- But yes - how do we remember not to forget what we know everyone should really remember...& then you die (?)...
  Wed. 7/31/13 2:20pm Bliss:

lyrics of a new song:
Everyone ages.
All changes.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:24pm kat330:

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I got that lowdown about pot from the great Michael Pollan's 'Botany of Desire' :
www.pbs.org...
video.pbs.org...
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:30pm listener james from westwood:

stuck on conf call but listening in background! howdy kenzo!
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:34pm listener james from westwood:

whoo! call done, can now listen full blast!
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:34pm kat330:

Anyone else had a natural mystical experience—no ganja, no LSD, no drugs of any sort?
  Wed. 7/31/13 2:36pm Bliss:

@kat330
Yes.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:37pm kat330:

Ah, that would explain your name then.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:38pm listener james from westwood:

ah, alan watts, long an fmu fave.
thanks, by the way, for the subdivisions on the wfmu recent program page that now list the programs by the stream they aired on!
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:41pm Ike:

@kat330, yes, while listening to FMU. Rarely, something seriously cosmic will materialize and send me on a crazy trip.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:43pm kat330:

@Ike: I'd think you might have had such while hiking, too. I had some wonderful, mystical experiences in Yosemite, for e.g.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- sure, Meditation - but only after taking LSD. Prob. got close to it in remote youth - just from reading about it & contemplation. For example - read Huxley (& say, Jung) before taking Psychedelics - 'Cosmic Consciousness' by Richard M. Bucke I think
...but all of this - drugs included - so very long ago. (Bucke makes correlation w/ Youthfulness in most cases.)
- Now - in mid-life in 21st Century - it's just what Huxley laid out in 'Heaven & Hell'. I just wanna be HomerSimpson - work (well, I must - Stimulants), come home, get naked, Forget/ - anaesthetize...
  Wed. 7/31/13 2:44pm Bliss:

393-6101 (Great grandma elliott?)
  Wed. 7/31/13 2:45pm Bliss:

Everyone in the city had the same area code.
We never dialed that, or thought about it.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:45pm Ike:

Kat, maybe once or twice while hiking, but not recently. It's great but not usually transcendent.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:46pm kat330:

867-5309 (Jenny)
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- then from Mysticism
- to Metaphysics & later Magick...
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:47pm kat330:

We were camped right at the edge of the Merced River, and I happened to be reading Philip Jose Farmer's "River" series. Cosmic.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- sure - Nature. Getting Out of one's Trap correlates to getting Out of one's Mind.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:50pm kat330:

Heh, yeah, that other SF Philip is pretty cosmic, too. Michael Bishop called him the cosmic beefsteak tomato orbiting the Earth.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:50pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

i don't remember
Avatar Wed. 7/31/13 2:50pm Doug Schulkind:

I dismember.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:52pm kat330:

Whatever kind of satellite Dick is, he's responsible for Philo and me meeting one another.
  Wed. 7/31/13 2:52pm Bliss:

Don't dis the ember.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Ritual & Ceremonial Magick seem to be mostly about changing one's Consciousness thru Focus & *something* like Trance
- by which I do not mean to negate it: I just refer to Jung saying Archetypes are Living as well as Archaic, & leave it @ that...
- Watts had to Work & Drank as well...
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 2:55pm kat330:

And then there's the blissful moment when it washes over you, unbidden and beautiful. "Have you ever been experienced?" "Beautiful."
  Wed. 7/31/13 3:00pm Bliss:

By the time you get there, getting there is no longer the goal.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- TheBeatles sure figured that out.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Taoism: When something comes to Fullness - it becomes its' Opposite.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:05pm kat330:

I believe I first heard the Watts' lectures when in Boston in the mid-70's. Never missed a broadcast.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:06pm kat330:

And balances.
Avatar Wed. 7/31/13 3:09pm northguineahills:

For the next time, can I just leave my phone open and add office ambiance?
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:09pm Rich in Washington:

KLERE is safe with most medications.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

northguineahills: yes and do it now!
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:13pm fred:

Please call Stella!!! I remember that Kenny G show. I even listened to it again. I was surprised that nobody at work had heard of it (a bunch of them work on voice)
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:14pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I did it before he did I think. lastever.org...
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:18pm fred:

He beat you to it: wfmu.org... Though of course he just played as much of the database as he could for three hours
Avatar Wed. 7/31/13 3:19pm northguineahills:

Busy for a second, will do... can you type the #?
Avatar Wed. 7/31/13 3:19pm northguineahills:

Kat's here!!!!
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:19pm Rich in Washington:

I have never heard of this Stella business.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:22pm kat330:

Well, I was. Then I left. But now I'm back. [I've made brief walk-ons before, but no one noticed. Stealth cabbit.]
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:24pm fred:

@Rich: The sentences contains all English phonemes. It's been recorded by speakers from different places to create a research database used to study accents
Avatar Wed. 7/31/13 3:25pm northguineahills:

I only have the WFMU #s on my phone.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:27pm Rich in Washington:

Yeah, I was just now looking at it. I do hope Stella brings a toy frog for the kids.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:27pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

434-971-8678 live on air
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:28pm kat330:

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:29pm fred:

@Rich: It's there, but I don't have to right plugins to check it's accessible: accent.gmu.edu
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:30pm Rich in Washington:

I played one of them from my region and am horrified by how my accent must sound, now.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:33pm kat330:

Just saw "Warm Bodies" last weekend. Its conceit was that zombies get to have the memories of the brains they eat.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:34pm kat330:

The cicadas are really loud and aggressive where you are.
  Wed. 7/31/13 3:46pm Bliss:

G.G. Elliott's phone number was part of a party line--where neighbors shared one phone line.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:46pm Rich in Washington:

I just found a Wally Schirra/Mercury 7 7" record the other day.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:47pm kat330:

Phone sounds: tinyurl.com...
  Wed. 7/31/13 3:47pm Bliss:

What a dumb speech by "Mr. President".
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:53pm kat330:

Adieu.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

thank you thank you thank you
  Wed. 7/31/13 3:55pm Bliss:

Did that seem fast to anyone else?
  Wed. 7/31/13 3:56pm Bliss:

Good show, Kenzo.
Avatar Wed. 7/31/13 3:56pm northguineahills:

Thanks Ken, I had fun calling in while working.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:57pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Kenzo.
Avatar    Wed. 7/31/13 3:59pm Rich in Washington:

Thank you Kenzo!
Amazing!
Avatar    Thu. 8/1/13 11:34am Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Archive should be up by Friday. Check out last week's archive if you can't wait: lastever.org...
Or the podcast: lastever.org...
Avatar    Tue. 8/6/13 12:31pm fred:

I'm not sure, but I'm tending toward thinking The Sinking of the Titanic might be the best music ever recorded, in part because of what Kenzo did with it
Avatar    Tue. 8/6/13 1:22pm fred:

Kenzo, you devil, this is a worthwhile challenge.
Avatar    Tue. 8/6/13 2:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

What is the challenge?
Avatar    Tue. 8/6/13 5:39pm fred:

The one-minute vacation clips were even more awesome when put in the context of the full show. I miss seeing you live, it's amazing that you can do *this* without the comfort of an edit.... I saw you do it though, but once isn't enough to believe it
Avatar    Tue. 8/6/13 6:27pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Well, that's what I hoped you meant. Yeah, it's kind of impossible what I'm doing. And I keep being reminded that almost nobody believes it. Someone asked to sit in on my show last week and watch. So at least he believes it now.

In fact, I don't believe it. I video the process so I can go back and watch if I ever doubt.
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