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Options September 4, 2019: "Working Out Issues" & "Playing in a Bar is Hysterical" from European tour (Show #670) | Download MP3


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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Working Out Issues   Options Show #403, from July 8, 2009 (live in Paris)  2009  @ l'Espace En Cours  0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Playing in a Bar is Hysterical   Options Show #402, from July 4, 2009 (live in Berlin)  2009  @ Down by the River festival, in the Circus at Bar 25. One-hour excerpt of three-hour set  0:59:07 (MP3 | )

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Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 5:02pm chresti:

Hello, ready for a good time
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 5:02pm fred:

I remember that show
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:07pm david w:

This I must hear!
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hearly, we. chresti, fred, david w, as.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This was show #11 of 12 on the tour.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

fred looked on skeptically
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 5:18pm fred:

It was weird hearing this show with a bunch of people around me
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

OCDJ, Steven Jesse Bernstein, Explosions in the Sky, Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Probably Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin), Alan Watts...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:21pm Martinibomb:

Hi Kenzo!
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:21pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

M.bomb, greetings
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:22pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ida...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:23pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mogwai...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:23pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ooh, just found the video recording of the show...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:25pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The Princess and the Warrior (Der Krieger und die Kaiserin), Wayne Dyer...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

David Cronenberg...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mmm was using a 4:3 screen, so much better
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 5:28pm fred:

Did someone local film it?
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:28pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Beethoven...Ken...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:29pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

It's just the screen. Pretty sure I have some still photos but I don't recall a video of this one.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 5:32pm fred:

Good, that means I'm not on that video
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

they sometimes do
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:36pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

If I carve aside the whole weekend, I might do a lot of very new things on the air on Monday but who knows
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:40pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mark Mothersbaugh...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hans Zimmer...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh yeah I was completely underslept
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:43pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

And kinda cross I didn't have time to gather new materials between shows on the tour. I know traditional touring is you play basically the same set over and over but yechhhh.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 5:45pm fred:

I know someone who uses material he recorded during other sets of the previous shows
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:46pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

But they did wind up all feeling very different, and an interesting arc emerged from show 1 to show 12. My notes say I liked this one sorta the most. That's similar to when else I've done many shows in a row, like a week of radio shows...I tend to like them the further along in that obsession it gets, and the less sleep there has been.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:46pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@fred me?
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:46pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Tom Petty...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I had the most fun at the Berlin one; it was the most informal and I was just laughing most of the time. I found a video a few nights ago of the set up, which had all the social conversations I was part of in the midst of the set, had people coming up behind the rig and playing, introduced long separated friends who were all in that little corner of Berlin that day...
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 5:49pm fred:

No, someone else, when he has several close shows, he sometimes add bits from other bands to his database of sounds
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:51pm northguineahills:

Walking in the winter exploring Berlin's cityscape, is always fun, especially the abandoned areas....
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:52pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

ngh here
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(10 years later...)
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The Feelies...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Jon Brion...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 5:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Talking Heads...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Now to Berlin, 4 days earlier, outside open air daytime festive fun bewildering...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

WTC 9/11/01 shortwave radio recordings
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 6:00pm fred:

It's quite rare to have such a long set at a Non Jazz show (then again, there are usually at least 4 sets)
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This is about an hour and a half into the three-hour set
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Dire Straits..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/4/19 6:03pm Carmichael:

Aloha, Kennn.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mark Mothersbaugh...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome to where, Carmichael
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Rain sound effect...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ida...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Alan Watts...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:08pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Explosions in the Sky...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ken...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

8:43pm Berlin time on a Saturday
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/4/19 6:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Everning.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:12pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

RRN63, yes
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:17pm northguineahills:

it was more "on purpose" then, "on accident".
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The colloquial use of "accident" is "thing that happened that wasn't wanted," and certainly much of the systemic effects even physically over the ensuing minutes and hours weren't specifically planned.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Like this whole show, "an accident."
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

And then we listen to captured recordings of it
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:20pm Franco Twinkie:

I was asleep during most of that but could hear everything. It just seemed like one of my normal dreams
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Franco, we're setting up a staging area for your dreams
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:21pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Big Blood...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/4/19 6:24pm Carmichael:

Did they play Down By the River at the Down By the River Festival?
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:24pm northguineahills:

an accident is a purpose.....
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Carmichael That was planned but by accident it didn't happen
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Fridge...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:27pm Franco Twinkie:

Carmichael, Is that your back yard during the Monday BBQ?
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:31pm northguineahills:

...from a van down by the river?
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:34pm northguineahills:

easy there, rider....
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 6:35pm chresti:

My dreams usually take place in a large house/loft/warehouse/yard that's full of people
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 6:37pm chresti:

My nightmares often involve driving
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:37pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Network, The Princess and the Warrior, Cowboy Junkies covering Velvet Underground, Alan Watts...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I finally had a cell phone dream. Trying to type the letters but the kept sliding out of the way and the applications kept switching to the wrong ones. I couldn't type a single sentence successfully.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/4/19 6:39pm Carmichael:

Very slow Sweet Jane?
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Brazil samba, Jonathan Pryce, Robert DeNiro
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:40pm northguineahills:

my dreams usually involve a fictional NYC that involves every locale I've visited smashed together....
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 6:40pm chresti:

That sounds like a real life cell phone experience
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:40pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Normal speed for this live Cowboy Junkies version
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:40pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Tangerine Dream...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Most dreams involve elevators and office spaces
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 6:43pm chresti:

the locations in my driving dreams are a medley of different places I've been
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:43pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Aha, this is why video later in set is so dark. Now 9:19pm, finally became nighttime in summertime Berlin.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:44pm Franco Twinkie:

On Saturday I dreamed I was laying on the grass zipped into in my sleeping bag in Golden Gate Park, trying to crawl away like a worm before my friends recognized me.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:45pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Buncha unjingoism for this July 4th show in Europe
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/4/19 6:45pm Carmichael:

Yes, Franco, the very one!
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Bureaucracy dreams, how much will it cost and how many hours or days or weeks will it take to get an access card depending on which kind of ID I present and how much research that ID will demand of the workers walking up and down behind the counters
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/4/19 6:48pm Carmichael:

I dream that I can't ever quite get to where I'm going. Someone or something is always in the way.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:48pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

My inquiries eventually impressed the knowledgeable/helpful fellow hacker gov't bureaucrat who got me through the security portal and we shared hacker tales while planning future collaborations and explaining how everything works.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 9/4/19 6:49pm Carmichael:

And when I DO get there, I'm not wearing pants.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:50pm Franco Twinkie:

All of a sudden we were walking through the Haight, and one of my friends informed me she wanted to go back to school and have a baby.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 6:51pm chresti:

The only workplace dreams, that I can remember, are being late for work at the racetrack,
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 6:51pm fred:

I sometimes dream of the same few places, though not at often as I used to. But I've never been there. I look for them when I get to a new area
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:52pm northguineahills:

I have good dreams where I'm working. (I miss working, and enjoyed it).
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 6:53pm fred:

I sent one of my weirdest dreams to amEdeo for his dream project (he did use it)
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:56pm Franco Twinkie:

It changed to Berkeley, and my friend was riding a bike up a rocky path behind the university gesturing for me to follow, saying "Branoe, branoe." I was having trouble walking, thinking She shouldn't be doing this.
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Art Garfunkel from Carnal Knowledge, rain sound effect...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ned Beatty..
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Zooey Deschanel from All the Real Girls...
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 6:59pm chresti:

I know I've dreamed about where I work now, before

Thanks Kenzo!
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Matthew Broderick...
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:59pm northguineahills:

@Kenzo, is that Garfunkel sowing his hall of wild oates….?
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 6:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hey, time to fade out! Thanks for being with this tour visit. Archive will be posted in 10 minutes. See you next week! lastever.org
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 7:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@ngh My head spins
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 7:00pm Franco Twinkie:

I'm going back to bed. Good night, Kenzo.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 7:00pm chresti:

wow
Avatar Wed. 9/4/19 7:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(Paul Schneider...)
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2019 Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 9/4/19 7:01pm fred:

Thanks Kenzo
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