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Options January 23, 2019: These Documents + Now (Rippling Water) + The Coming Storms + Coincident Symphony
Four half-hour classics from the Austin years. Hear it again now!

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  These Documents   Options Show #300, from Mar. 16, 2004  2004  These documents clearly show. The White House Press Secretary's unrelenting assertions about Bush's military service records, how clear the documents are, and how proud the President was. No looping was necessary! Ably assisted by Vangelis, Alan Watts, and Noam Chomsky.

Sources:
White House with Press Secretary Scott McClellan 2/10/04
Vangelis: Chariots of Fire main titles (1981), 12 O'Clock, Blade Runner main titles (1994)
Alan Watts: Zen laughing
Vangelis: Tears in Rain (1994)
Noam Chomsky: blood dripping from Americans' hands, from Manufacturing Consent
Trembling Blue Stars: Maybe After All ("don't live in the real world...")
 
0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Now (Rippling Water)   Options Show #305, from Apr. 13, 2004  2004  The past flows back from now.

Sources:
Quiet American: Plumbing and Irrigation of South Asia field recordings (2003)
Alan Watts: Purpose (Now)
Dire Straits: On Every Street
7% Solution: All About Satellites and Spaceships
Bonnie Tyler: Making Love (Out of Nothing at All)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza: Tones for Kitten (2004)
The Buddy System: Live 12/27/01 pt. 2
Pimsleur: Greek Lesson 27, Hebrew Lesson 28
Verbal Advantage: Transitory, Philanthropic, Lethargy, Exonerate, Pugnacious, Contrition, Abrogate, Intractable, Altruism, Accolade
 
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  The Coming Storms   Options Show #307, from Apr. 20, 2004  2004  Open space via 32 copies of a piano piece, and then another piece, from The Terminator soundtrack by Brad Fiedel.

Sources:
Brad Fiedel: Sarah's Destiny/The Coming Storm, Theme, Main Title from The Terminator: The Definitive Edition (1995)
 
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Coincident Symphony   Options Show #312, from May 4, 2004  2004  Classical cut-ups and synchronicity.

Sources:
Bright Eyes: An Attempt to Tip the Scales
Aimee Mann: You Do
Robert Greenwald: Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (2003)
Wayne Dyer: Coincident: Things that fit together perfectly
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 19 in E flat, K. 132: Allegro & Andante
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 5 in B flat, K. 22: Andante & Allero Molto
 
1:25:16 (MP3 | )
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466, 2nd Movement   Options Amadeus s.t.  1984  Neville Marriner  1:52:21 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 5:03pm fred:

Hello Kenzo and time-shifters
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Always and never, fred.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 5:04pm Webhamster Henry:

Kenzo demonstrates that it were e'er thus.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:06pm still b/p:

Chariots of Fuckery.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Henry, meet still b/p
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:10pm still b/p:

We need letters of introduction....old school.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:14pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Skin crawling
  Wed. 1/23/19 5:15pm Johnzon:

these documents show that station manager ken fulfilled his duties... and I think it's a real shame that people keep bringing it up
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:22pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

If you're interested in hearing the facts...
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ooh maybe we're going to hear four FCC sign-offs
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 5:28pm fred:

Is that sound from the flooded Monty Hall?
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:28pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

No politics for the next hour!
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:28pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yeah this is the only sound that gets through now
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:28pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

For the next fundraiser we're just asking for sponges
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 5:31pm Webhamster Henry:

You'll get to adopt lifeboats.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:31pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Wash a DJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 5:33pm fred:

A copy of The Sinking Of The Titanic, signed by Kenzo, as a special prize?
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Shipped in a frozen burst pipe filled with water, which soaks you as soon as it thaws in your hands.
  Wed. 1/23/19 5:34pm possibilitywaves:

Good evening and surroundings, Kenzo!!
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome, possibilitywaves. There was Johnzon.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:37pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Once there was Henry
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 5:38pm Webhamster Henry:

Once there was Alan Watts...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 5:38pm Webhamster Henry:

I'm waiting for his trademark cough.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Henry, that's an amazing vocal rendition of Psycho Killer you did there
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:50pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

My cat went crazy for that sound
  Wed. 1/23/19 5:51pm Johnzon:

you should build an ark
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 5:52pm fred:

So that loop is from Dire Straits. I had been wondering, as I had only heard it as part of your show
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yeah, it's from the part that leads into the section that much later War on Drugs imitated and greatly expanded on in Eyes to the Wind
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

teasing taste of that at the end
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

More minimalism this half hour.
  Wed. 1/23/19 5:57pm possibilitywaves:

Yes; it is continuously special to experience how music being presented within the show sort of becomes like the root of how memory exists and learns, made concurrently alive in completely new dimensions!!
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 5:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I showed up with a whole bunch of stuff to play with and instead hit play on this Terminator piece, which then became the source for the whole show
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 5:59pm listener james from westwood:

¡Viene la tormenta!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 5:59pm fred:

I might listen to the whole track someday, but probably not. I'm sure you picked the best part, and I'd get impatient with whatever leads to it. I do like that loop
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The Tinkling Terminator - in High Fiedelity.
  Wed. 1/23/19 6:05pm Johnzon:

chat
  Wed. 1/23/19 6:05pm Johnzon:

chat chat chat
  Wed. 1/23/19 6:05pm Johnzon:

chat chat
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:06pm Carmichael:

Heya Kenzoid and all thinglets.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yes these memories are the ones, no need to reconstruct the deconstructions. @RR63: Love it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:09pm fred:

@RevRab: I thought about you earlier today when Scott McDowell played a Jimi Hendrix/Juma Sultan track called Sundance (you probably know that one)
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Still get the Terminator scary nightclub scene mixed up with the other early 80's Brad Fiedel-scored film, Fright Night. Both are great scary nightclub scenes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@fred: Whut? No.
I'll check this... :
www.youtube.com...
...&/or - Scott's archive. Cheers.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:11pm Martinibomb:

hi Kenzo
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:12pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome to the other side, Martinibomb
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:14pm Carmichael:

Kenzo, have you ever done a THX1138 show? Where the robot cops are coaxing Duvall down from the ladder, "you have nowhere to go".
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:15pm Martinibomb:

It's a good place for someone like myself to unwind after a hard day o radio. I do two shows in a row. One on Freeform Portland then that Sheena's one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:15pm fred:

@Carm: I think THX1138 samples have been used on this show before
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ha, Carmichael, have I ever done a THX-1138 show? One of the favorite things I've ever done:

"You Have Nowhere to Go (What's wrong?)"
lastever.org...

(also replayed in the second hour of lastever.org... )
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:17pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Stay calm. Everything will be all right. You in my hands. You have nowhere to go. You have nowhere to go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:18pm Carmichael:

SHould have never asked ... I just thought of it during this Terminator stuff. "Come with me, if you want to live."
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

It's also on my first WFMU premium DVD, "To Decadence in Obsolescence (two-decade dance cadence)" from the 20th anniversary of this show
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

He will not stop until you are dead. It's what he does. It's all he does!
  Wed. 1/23/19 6:19pm Johnzon:

Welcome, possibilitywaves!
Skin crawling letters of introduction chariots... Yes it is continuously special to experience more minimalism, from the part that leads into the War on Drugs in Eyes to the Wind that loops from Dire Straits amazing vocal rendition of Psycho Killer Shipped in a frozen burst pipe filled with water, which soaks you as soon as it thaws in your hands.
adopt sponges! lifeboats... build an ark... monty hall is flooded with music becoming like the root of how memory exists and learns, made concurrently alive in completely new dimensions!
these documents show that station manager ken fulfilled his duties extravagantly
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:19pm Carmichael:

That should be in the FMU store, Kenzo.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:19pm Martinibomb:

THX1138 got me into sampling. That was one of the first things I ever collaged together on my Amiga w/8bit sampler
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Carmichael: It's all out of stock at WFMU, but I've got a bunch sitting right here.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:22pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

It looks like I'm making a third premium MP3 DVD: "Unopened Packages (you can make everything)"
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:23pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Wow I must've been in some kinda fugue not to remember Brad Fiedel's name
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I never got to do a KVRX fill-in at going-on-air time, that would've been fun
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:25pm fred:

Great news! I love walking at night listening to these shows. It's a different experience, I might even prefer it to listening at home
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Jeepers - yer a podcast, now I think of it...
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:27pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh nooooooooooooooo
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:27pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

P.S. podcast: lastever.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:29pm fred:

I guess the best thing would be listening live while walking, but that would require my getting a smartphone, and I'd rather not go there
  Wed. 1/23/19 6:29pm possibilitywaves:

Yes, Johnzon; recently I have been wondering lately about how basically everything is low to mid level hypnosis, with the exception of: KLERE, and actual ongoing dialogue between one or more people! Hypnosis is ok but getting beyond it seems to include everything good about it without the subduction effects!
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:30pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

fred don't go there
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:30pm Carmichael:

@fred, how do you listen to the archives while walking?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Everything is Suggestion.
The Medium is the Massage.
W/in the province of the mind - what I believe to be true is true - w/in the limits to be found experimentally or experientially. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:33pm fred:

@Carmichael: Kenzo's premium. I load one of the old shows to my mp3 player and I'm good to go
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...*or - becomes true...
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The premium should just BE an MP3 player
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:35pm Carmichael:

Aha, thanks. I'm so used to the iPhone app and everything being in real time.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I remember at my first station when Radiohead's OK Computer was just released, and they sent us a promo copy of it on cassette, glued permanently into a tape walkman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:35pm Carmichael:

FMU gave out that thumb drive a few years back, full of righteous tunes.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@rr struth
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:40pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I am so entertained by remixing classical. It's funny I only do it about once every couple of years
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:42pm fred:

@Carmichael: When my boss asks how I can be reached out of hours, I just say I can't. That's part of the point. Same idea with people who will show up late: I say when I'll give up and leave, their call to show up within that window or not
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

+1
  Wed. 1/23/19 6:44pm Johnzon:

I love walking at night in some kinda fugue I collaged together that will not stop until you are nowhere in my hands. Stay calm in the province of the mind. Hypnosis is an experience glued permanently into an ongoing dialogue between a cassette and unopened Packages to be transcended once every couple of years.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

+2
  Wed. 1/23/19 6:47pm possibilitywaves:

It is interesting to consider Deeper Understanding and the current phone situation. Computers were never ""little" black boxes" especially not at the time of the song's origins, (nor did they really have a "voice console")!
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hmm, hadn't noticed
  Wed. 1/23/19 6:49pm possibilitywaves:

It would be simple to adjust the lyrics to be about phones; ``I was lost, I was alone, without my spy satellite phone`` / Orbiting around me like a friend``
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

What were black boxes, then?
  Wed. 1/23/19 6:52pm Johnzon:

thank you all for listening to your own possibilitywaves
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:52pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

'zon again 'zoff again
  Wed. 1/23/19 6:53pm Johnzon:

zononanonan'onan'on
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Next week, something very very very new, I suspect. Made live on air Monday 2-4pm ET (WTJU, link at lastever.org ), then remade into a playlist experience here on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio next Wednesday 5-7pm ET. Soooo much thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:55pm listener james from westwood:

I speak for all mediocrities! I am their champion. I am their patron saint!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:56pm Gary:

Is next week the official 25th?
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"Kate Bush invents the internet with “Deeper Understanding”" music.avclub.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:56pm fred:

Kenzo@6:49: Maybe she had a NeXT. It counted as little back then
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

But ehhhhh computers were already obviously obsessive and evil way before 1989
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh yeah Gary I'm terrible about celebrating birthdays. But yeah uhhh it's in 2 weeks actually. 25 years of this last radio show.
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@james I absolve you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 6:58pm fred:

people have been for far longer
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 6:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Palette cleansing complete. Bye loves. Audio archive of this 4-show black box set will be right here in 10 minutes...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/23/19 7:00pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks for the time warp, Kenzo!
  Wed. 1/23/19 7:01pm possibilitywaves:

To play the tape backwards, we see human beings eventually melt back into eons of life within nature and then back into other forms including perhaps uniquely striped and spotted arboreal friends! We did have a balance for a very long time thankfully, despite what happened since!
Avatar Wed. 1/23/19 7:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Big bang black box theory
  Wed. 1/23/19 7:06pm possibilitywaves:

Thank you Kenzo! Already glad to be in the KLERE realm again soon!
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