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Options August 15, 2018: Terminal Sunshine & Uncertainty is OK (Shows 333/357) | Download full MP3


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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Terminal Sunshine (Like a Rainbow Canon)   Options Show #333, from 9/7/04  2004  What was it you were thinking about?
Contains live looped and layered fragments of:
Ordinary People (Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Robert Redford, Judith Guest, Alvin Sargent) - choir, what was it you were thinking about, how was the show, I think we should stick to the plan, have you thought about calling that doctor, the month's up, silence of our souls, contemplate thy peace, free from all the world's desires
Jon Brion - theme from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Pachabel - Canon in D Minor
Brian Eno - Canon in D Major, Variation from Discreet Music
Slip Dip - The Drop
Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow
Joe Satriani - Rockapella
Vanessa Mae
Stephen Wolinsky - Waking from the Trance The Spiritual Illusions from A Practical Course on Developing Multidimensional Awareness
Phone caller
 
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Uncertainty is OK (The more you look, the less you really know. Nothing can go wrong. Show us your papers. Stay calm. Suffer peacefully.)   Options Show #357, from 2/22/05  2005  Contains rearranged bits of:
Mark Mothersbaugh - Mothersbaugh's Canon - The Royal Tenenbaums s.t.
Carter Burwell, music; Joel Coen, director & writer; Ethan Coen, writer - The Man Who Wasn't There movie (2001)
Phone caller
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Grapefruit Excerpts - The Lost Lennon Tapes Vol 14
Michael Crichton, director & writer - Westworld movie
George Lucas (director, writer), Walter Murch (writer, sound montage) - Scene: Shopping Mall - THX 1138 movie (1971, 2004)
C-Span - National ID Card Panel - C-Span
Reps. Ron Paul and Lloyd Doggett - Discussing National ID Card act in Congress, 2/9/05 - C-Span
Malcolm X - You Can't Hate the Roots of a Tree and Not Hate That Tree
The Traveling Wilburys - Theme For Something Really Important - The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 2 (1989)
Joel Coen, director & writer; Ethan Coen, writer; Billy Bob Thornton, actor; Carter Burwell, music - Scene: I Made It Out - The Man Who Wasn't There movie
Malcolm X - I'm A Field Negro
Malcolm X - The Ballot or the Bullet
Malcolm X - You Got What's Known As White's Disease
The Beatles - Good Night - The White Album (1968)
American Standard - My Bathroom is a Private Kind of Place - Bathrooms Are Coming!! (1969)
Malcolm X - Last Speech
Gary Jules - Mad World - Donnie Darko s.t. (Tears for Fears cover)
The Beatles - You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) - Studio Mystery Tracks D5 (1996)
Robert Zemeckis, director, writer; Bob Gale, writer; Christopher Lloyd, actor - Scene: Erased From Existence - Back to the Future Complete Soundtrack (film excerpts)
Bernie Green - The Peanut Vendor - Plays More Than You Can Stand In Stereo
Joel Coen, director & writer; Ethan Coen, writer; Tony Shalhoub, actor - Scene: Uncertainty and Doubt - The Man Who Wasn't There movie
The Beatles - You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) - Studio Mystery Tracks D5 (1996)
The Beatles - It's All Too Much (Version 2, vocals overdub) - Alternate Sgt. Pepper's - Magic (2001)
Phone caller
Ken - Asking for 17 things that are OK
Phone callers - Listing things that are OK
Sandra Beckmeier - Number samples: 1, 10th, 2, 200 and, 3, 30, 30, 30, 6, 6, 60, 6:34, 6:45 - 30/3000 July 16, 2003 on Austin radio
Mark Mothersbaugh - Mothersbaugh's Canon - The Royal Tenenbaums s.t. (reversed loop)
Bright Eyes - An Attempt to Tip the Scales - Fevers and Mirrors
Phone callers - Listing things that are OK
 
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Stars of the Lid  The Evil That Never Arrived   Options And Their Refinement Of The Decline  2007  Exit music (for a decade)  1:55:44 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:01pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon, Kenzo and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Sing along with Pachelbel! I wonder if there's an all-cannon version?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:03pm listener james from westwood:

I'm at the combination Pizza Hut and Pachelbel.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Boom boom boom let's pachabel to our room
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:03pm listener james from westwood:

Jeeeezus that one goes back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:05pm Webhamster Henry:

It actually reminds me of Herzog's Jeder Für Sich und Gott Gegen Alle (The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser).
That and interminable WNYC marathons.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This is Jon Brion layers
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This segment can't last much longer. On to the Rolling Stones looping soon.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:17pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(Have you thought about calling that doctor?)
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Good evening, listener james & Webhenry Hamster
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:23pm Carmichael:

OK Ken, got here reasonably on time. Now go do that voodoo that you do so well.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Carmichael youdo
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:25pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I played a variation of this in a big theater (Terminal 5), felt majestic
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh I'm mixing the majesty of the Opera House in Toronto with the vastness of Terminal 5 in NYC, happened a couple of days apart
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:31pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Donald Sutherland & Mary Tyler Moore with Rolling Stones and Jon Brion loops
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(I think we should stick to the plan)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:36pm Carmichael:

Is Alvin Sargent related to Dick Sargent?
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Doesn't seem to be www.imdb.com...
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I just saw "that doctor" in The Meyerowitz Stories
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:40pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I love a good set of therapy scenes. Ordinary People, Mr. Jealousy, The Squid and the Whale
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:44pm Carmichael:

The one with Billy Crystal and Robert DeNiro.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/15/18 5:45pm 23 Wolves:

Diggin' the show.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:45pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

All 23 of you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:45pm northguineahills:

*huh, I can still leap from my back to my feet* Sorry about the vase

/seriously, sprained my ankle doing such, no longer as limber as I used to be
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:46pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Billy Crystal was great as a mime in the 5-hour workprint of This Is Spinal Tap
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

ngh You're welcome to break anything here
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/15/18 5:47pm 23 Wolves:

About 17 of us.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:48pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I will explore your Encrypted Crypt as seen here www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:52pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I notice a pattern of being annoyed every time a caller talks about cars or holidays
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:54pm Rand al'Thor:

A holiday for cars.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh, Rand
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 5:58pm northguineahills:

Now, can I be wolves 24-26?
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 5:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Stay calm. Nothing can go wrong.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Wolf choir needed to close it out
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

You must not leave this house! You must not see anybody or talk to anybody!
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Imagine letting a goldfish swim across the sky. Let it swim from the east to the west.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:13pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

You Can't Hate the Roots of a Tree and Not Hate That Tree
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:15pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hide until everybody forgets about you. Hide until everybody goes home. Hide until everybody dies.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:17pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

It seemed like I knew a secret. Like I had made it to the outside somehow, and they were all still struggling down below.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

And some of y'all are still gut eaters.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:23pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Now it's time to say goodnight (my bathroom!)
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm free! I'm free! At last I can finally be me....
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:25pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This is my favorite part of this show
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:25pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Children waiting for the day they feel good
  Wed. 8/15/18 6:27pm Santos L Halper:

I’m calm, dammnit!!!
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:27pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Send snow sounds to a person you like
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:29pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Santos, show us your papers
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:32pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Tony Shaloub with Bernie Green on Uncertainty
  Wed. 8/15/18 6:33pm Santos L Halper:

You first
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:33pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

There is no "what happened." Looking at something changes it.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Sometimes, the more you look, the less you really know.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh I have to try these loops again
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 6:35pm Carmichael:

I have this Beatles 45. The flip of Let It Be.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:36pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Carmichael: Ah, but not this version
  Wed. 8/15/18 6:39pm Santos L Halper:

Ok, now this is too much
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Santos, it's OK
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 6:41pm Carmichael:

There's a different version?! (said the completionist)
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh Carmichael, can you handle the truth? There are dozens and dozens and dozens of other takes and mixes of almost every Beatles song, been floating out there for a long time and every now and then another surfaces...
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oklahoma is definitely OK.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(Every caller talks about cars)
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:45pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Grackles! Miss them from Austin
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(Not on Tuesday nights. On here every Wednesday 5-7pm ET, and every otherish Monday 2-4pm ET on WTJU. Links and schedule always at top of lastever.org along with endless archives going back a long long time)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 6:52pm coelacanth∅:

i've received something. orders to make guacamolé.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

coelcanth0, you are abundant
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 6:53pm Rand al'Thor:

My dinner is ready just as the episode ends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 6:53pm coelacanth∅:

i'm shrinking actually.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

And I will go body movement improvise with others now
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

coel There is no shrink without expand
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 6:54pm Carmichael:

Apparently I can't ... I just did some quick research. So much to get.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:56pm geezerette:

Been working, is that OK? Can't listen to this while I work because then I can't work, cause I'm listening...
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

geezerette, what a dilemma. Try not working next time, and compare!
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thanks everyone for swimming in it together. New live show next week (live Monday 2-4pm on radio via my site lastever.org , and then brought here Wednesday 5-7pm ET!) <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 6:58pm coelacanth∅:

there's no shrink without incorrect conclusions
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

coel everything is wrong
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 6:59pm coelacanth∅:

(and people willing to pay for those incorrect conclusions)
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 6:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The archive of today's show-pair is here! Hear it without working!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/15/18 6:59pm coelacanth∅:

Kenzo true, but it's okay.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 7:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Good god the robot doesn't understand how to transition at all
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 7:04pm geezerette:

silly robots. I'll listen to this in near future which will have been the past.
Avatar Wed. 8/15/18 7:05pm geezerette:

thanks in both tenses.
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