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Options December 13, 2017: Walk Directly Into Fear (you can do everything) (Show #507/563) | Download full MP3

Dreamy, chaotic, profound, ridiculous, important, soothing. New words, ideas, musical recombinations, live phone callers. What would you do with seven minutes?

Contains little bits of: Little People, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Cowboy Junkies, Tangerine Dream (Steve De Jarnatt's Miracle Mile), Beth Orton, Carl Orff, Jack Kornfield, Alan Watts, Kermit the Frog, Derek Sivers, Mozart, Martin Donovan, Hal Hartley, Nicholas Cage, Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation), Jónsi & Alex, Adam Sandler, Paul Thomas Anderson (Punch-Drunk Love), Brian Kenney, John Carpenter, Lullatone, David Lynch, Andre Gregory, Debashish Bhattacharya, The Tallest Man On Earth, George Lucas, Walter Murch (THX 1138), Bach, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Nickelback, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Shania Twain, Talking Heads, Lykke Li, The Spinners, Carmen McRae, Dirty Dancing, Magnetic Fields, Black Mirror, Toby Kebbell, Jodie Whittaker, Coen brothers, The Big Lebowski, Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Meg Ryan, Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally), Big Blood, Ogurusu Norihide, Pascal Pinon, Bill Murray, LCD Soundsystem, Vangelis (Chariots of Fire), The Who, Surviving Desire, Being There, Ken's Last Ever


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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  We Continue to Approach   Options Show from 11/20/2013  2013  The last 11 minutes 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Walk Directly Into Fear (you can do everything)   Options Show #507, from 8/8/16  2016  Full playlist and other audio archive 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Rich in Washington:

Hi Kenzo!
Avatar 5:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome, Rich! Are you afraid of anything?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Kenzo and all!
Avatar 5:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, james! What haven't you done yet?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Marathon 2020 5:06pm David W:

Is it safe?
Avatar 5:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Miracle Mile, sigh.
Avatar 5:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

David, it is not safe, but you go ahead anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm listener james from westwood:

Today? Eat lunch, technically. Been scattered.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Rich in Washington:

I'm afraid of heights and the future. They're both rather similar, when you think about it.
Avatar 5:09pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Rich, are you ready to jump? Will you jump anyway?
Avatar 5:09pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

james, why are you afraid of lunch?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Rich in Washington:

I am afraid to look and to leap.
Avatar 5:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

There are two great disappointments in life: Not getting what you want, and getting it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm listener james from westwood:

That's why I'm afraid of lunch.
Avatar 5:19pm still b/p:

Did he say Shaw? I think that was Wilde. I bow to the irresistibility of petty correction.
Avatar 5:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Leap before you look!
Avatar 5:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@still b/p: Alan Watts is being wiggly.
Avatar 5:22pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm afraid of people not admitting they're afraid.
Avatar 5:23pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ignorance is the necessary condition of human happiness. (-Hal Hartley via Martin Donovan)
Avatar 5:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm afraid I won't find something to play in the last 11 minutes of this timeslot.
Avatar 5:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm afraid of missing out on life due to perfectionism.
Avatar 5:32pm coelacanth∅:

hello
Avatar 5:33pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

coelcanth0, what will you do about your fear?
Avatar 5:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"It's like going to therapy and being there for hours and not knowing if you can get out."
(More reviews at lastever.org... )
Avatar 5:35pm coelacanth∅:

get to work
Avatar 5:37pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hiding behind work
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm gloomsday:

ahhh so sorry to be tuning in late. hello ken! hello fellow extravaganzists <3
Avatar 5:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

gloomsday, are you afraid of something? Like how you missed last week's NMH moments?
Avatar 5:40pm coelacanth∅:

i'm not talking about working for money.
Avatar 5:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Slavery, aha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm gloomsday:

KENZO!!! i didn't miss it ;) i wasn't able to listen live, but i definitely listened to the archive after the fact. i'd never miss a NMH moment!
Avatar 5:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

gloomsday, what will I be afraid of now??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm gloomsday:

"and now she knows she'll never be afraid..."
Avatar 5:45pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

What's one fear you're ready to give up?
Avatar 5:46pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

It's so sad to see the world agree that they'd rather see their faces fill with flies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Carmichael:

OK, finally I get to pop up my head and say heya Kenzo and enthusiasts.
Avatar 5:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Carmichael, is there something you're afraid of?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Carmichael:

My total lack of fear frightens me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm gloomsday:

i'm very ready to give up the fear of disappointing people. it's something i've struggled with my whole life, which can be very debilitating and has impeded my own happiness as a result. i think it's time to start letting that go. :)
Avatar 5:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hell yeah, that's a hard one
Avatar 5:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Carmichael, your lack of fear about your lack of fear frightens me
Avatar 5:49pm coelacanth∅:

no.
i'm not afraid of dying; in fact the idea is soothing to me. i'm not afraid of heights or centipedes; i get anxious and i take action, respectively.
...my only fear that i can identify is dying before getting certain things done - as a gift to others, but also as a self-serving goal. at the same time i feel fairly certain that that it doesn't matter...so maybe it's not fear either, but anxiety.
there is a difference.
...and it's "magic theatre" (steppenwolf)
-
Avatar 5:50pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

That our fears may not matter can be scary to give in to
Avatar 5:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mysteries going on all the time, every moment, right under our noses.
Avatar 5:52pm coelacanth∅:

i remember this lecture.
Avatar 5:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Fear is more defined than anxiety?
Avatar 5:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

gloomsday, people who will be disappointed will be disappointed anyway
Avatar 5:56pm coelacanth∅:

hmm. i've contradicted something i've oft said - that there are only 2 emotions: Love; & fear.
-so anxiety must be borne out of one so it must be fear...so i must have fear but i don't know what of. (i can't honestly say i care much either though)
Avatar 5:57pm coelacanth∅:

...i do fear that i'll never get these string lights untangled.
that's a big one for me.
Avatar 5:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Anxiety = Love + Fear?
Avatar 5:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Anxiety = The state of not accepting your emotion?
Avatar 6:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oooh Nickelback
Avatar 6:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ooh Shania Twain
Avatar 6:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

It's sweeps week
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm gloomsday:

omgosh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Kermit, Watts, TheWho...if it ain't home, it's close enuff...
Avatar 6:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

RevoRabbit, I was afraid you were gone. What fear will you act on?
Avatar 6:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

And Dirty Dancing, don't forget that
Avatar 6:07pm northguineahills:

Magnetic Field loops!
Avatar 6:08pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

ngh, omg, I've done a whole lot of MF looping
Avatar 6:08pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Never before trying to sync with Nickelband.
Avatar 6:10pm northguineahills:

My only care about dying is the people that love me will be affected. My death is comforting to me, just as coel said. That said, there is plenty left to be experienced in this reality I've yet to experience, so, I'm not ready to get on the cart yet.
Avatar 6:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

What will being ready feel like?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...hm. To suggest that life begins @ the end of one's comfort zone is anathema to a Year of the Hare native!...Then again, the 'Revolution' part of my moniker is (in part) to acknowledge the paradox that I'm also Scorpio - sign of Intensity & Transformation....
Does one mean - act on fear in sense of feel fear & do anyway - or sense of act out of fear - which we all do constantly of course...As Huxley observed the ego is essentially the mind's reducing valve on infinity - limiting it to what is necessary to survival...& so on...
Haven't had interwebz @ home cause paying off my landlord for some time. Will presumably change back some month soon...
Avatar 6:12pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Lordz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

In a few billion years the Sun will expand to utterly engulf the Earth - tombstones & all...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...which somehow concerns me less than dirtnapping in Cold Winter Soil in smalltown NorthNewEngland until then...
Avatar 6:15pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Are you afraid of being lied to?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Paranoid as hell.
Avatar 6:15pm northguineahills:

@Rev: which movie did Woody Allen expand upon the futility of life since the sun will engulf the inner planets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Dunno. Did that really happen?
Avatar 6:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Maybe they were lying
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Rich in Washington:

this movie made me afraid to grow up when I was young.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm Rich in Washington:

I knew I'd never have a nest egg to inadvertently blow in Las Vegas, so at least I had that consolation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Carmichael:

@ngh, that must have been Annie Hall.
Avatar 6:20pm northguineahills:

Yep, that's it Carmichael.
Avatar 6:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Lost in America. What a movie!
Avatar 6:21pm northguineahills:

Nice to not be in buried in more work then I know what to do w/. I might actually leave work before 7 (and I took a 45 min nap during lunch). That's going to change by next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...well - who knows what Humanity will be in 4 billion years...Asimov's 'Cosmic AC' (Analytic Computer) story was about this...
  6:22pm possibilitywaves:

It is possible to consider calendars, stopwatches, clocks (and more i suppose!) with the lemniscate ("infinity symbol") in place of the numbering.
Avatar 6:22pm glenn:

nickelback?? oy.
Avatar 6:22pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

possibilitywaves, are you afraid of not having a way to measure time?
Avatar 6:22pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

glenn, are you afraid of some kinds of music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...my most Rationalist Materialist inclinations cannot convince me this single life is It...
Avatar 6:23pm glenn:

every time you play nickelback, a beaver dies inside.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...whatever any of those words are supposed to define (make finite)...
Avatar 6:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Well I played it a lot with those loops
Avatar 6:25pm glenn:

which explains all the depressed beaver surrounding me.
Avatar 6:25pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

That sounds...exciting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...well...dam.
Avatar 6:29pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm gonna scoot from the infinity symbol playlist chat early this week, because I'm afraid of being late
  6:29pm possibilitywaves:

i sometimes become afraid when time is measured for me by someone else! in many ways temporal orientation is as important a human rights issue as sexual orientation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Beaver the Fear - & Dammit Anyway...
Avatar 6:30pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Don't fear the beaver?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Time is Money.
Avatar 6:30pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Time is beaver?
Avatar 6:30pm northguineahills:

glenn has gone full Canuck on us!
  6:31pm possibilitywaves:

i often wish for a looping and mixing between the songs Time Trades and Persist to happen some day in a show!
Avatar 6:32pm glenn:

i started out full canuck.
Avatar 6:32pm northguineahills:

Surrounded by depressed beavers, glenn soldiers onward on his trusty moose stead, swilling fermented maple syrup en route to the next hockey riot,
Avatar 6:32pm coelacanth∅:

i'm pro-beaver; anti-nickleback.
Avatar 6:32pm northguineahills:

It's the Blood!
Avatar 6:32pm glenn:

oh boy. don't be jelly.
Avatar 6:33pm northguineahills:

There are a lot of beaver out here in the swamps in Florida, they are a big part of the restoration of wetlands here.

@glenn: I be jelly.
Avatar 6:34pm coelacanth∅:

(i'd be anti-nickleback even if i weren't pro-beaver)
Avatar 6:36pm coelacanth∅:

DING!
(i got my 2nd string of lights untangled)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm gloomsday:

yay LCD!
Avatar 6:36pm northguineahills:

Damn coel, you should be done in time for xmas.
Avatar 6:37pm glenn:

also, my ex knows chad's ex [not avril] and he is a major league asshole on wheels.
Avatar 6:39pm coelacanth∅:

ngh, i discovered that these light strings do not have ends. they are loops. they must've been wired into some ridiculous electrical configuration after being installed onto the tree.
...so i'm cutting and splicing them.
Avatar 6:40pm coelacanth∅:

i don't know if "chad" is a nickleback member but if so it should come as no surprise.
Avatar 6:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

No idea who Chad is but I love him
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...do unto Beaver as you would have Beaver do unto you...
Avatar 6:43pm glenn:

chad kroeger, the singer of nickelback. sorry, i just assumed there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm Gary:

Hola
Avatar 6:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, Gary! Find your fear and then...
Avatar 6:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thanks for helping me be afraid
Avatar 6:49pm northguineahills:

Thanks Ken, I'm leaving work, cheers and OOOOOs! noches todos!
Avatar 6:50pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

That was that. This is this
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 6:50pm cklequ:

All this fear in one place is warming.
Avatar 6:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yes
Avatar 6:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thanks, loves
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Rich in Washington:

Thanks, Kenzo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm gloomsday:

thank you, kenzo <3 <3
Avatar 6:59pm magic theatre∅:

not for everybody
Avatar 7:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Ken

tchau camaradas
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