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Options March 22, 2021: There's So Much Left to Do + 2021 live mix at end (Show #435/760) | Download full MP3

(What's the secret? Finding out by doing.) Hypnotic drifts and optimism.

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There's So Much Left to Do
There's So Much Left to Do
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There's So Much Left to Do

Contains samples from: The Stone Roses, Rushmore, 3-2-1 Contact, Dr. Seuss, True Romance, Hal Hartley, Mogwai, Schubert, Bob Dylan, John Carpenter, Golden Arm Trio, Modest Mouse, Radiohead, Mark Mothersbaugh, Yann Tiersen, Hans Zimmer, Spiro Agnew, Jimmy Carter, Bach, Wendy Carlos, The Beatles, Michael Crighton, and many others.

Working titles:
perfection | memory | when something is over | acting without thinking | good night | escape from new york | down here at the bottom, we too should have rights

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza: There's So Much Left to Do (what's the secret? finding out by doing) (Listen to this set: MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  There's So Much Left to Do (what's the secret? finding out by doing)   Options Show #435, from June 21, 2012  2012    0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Graham Chapman  I'd like to tell you about a minority group of people who have never been deprived   Options Monty Python's Flying Circus       
John Carpenter  Escape From New York   Options        
3-2-1 Contact  You do have the tendency to regard the computer as your friend. Do you ever throw your coffee cup at your computer?   Options   1980     
Ken      2012     
Dr. Seuss  Yertle the Turtle   Options        
Disney World  Electric Light Parade   Options        
Wendy Carlos  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3?   Options        
J.S. Bach  Brandenburg Concerto?   Options        
Margarita Levieva  The whole secret of power is to make it unresponsive   Options Noise (movie)  2007     
Alan Oppenheimer  A disease of machinery   Options Westworld (movie)  1973  We don't know exactly how they work   
Yann Tiersen  Amelie music backwards   Options        
Patricia Arquette, Christian Slater  When it comes to relationships, I'm 100%   Options True Romance (movie)  1993     
Melvyn Douglas  There's so much left to do   Options Being There (movie)  1979     
Hans Zimmer  You're So Cool   Options True Romance s.t.  1993  Like Carl Orff Badlands   
Ken  Is there something underneath? I'm trying not to think   Options   2012     
Melvyn Douglas  There's so much left to do   Options Being There  1979     
Billy Bob Thornton  It seemed like I knew a secret, something none of them knew   Options The Man Who Wasn't There (movie)  2001  Like I had made it to the outside, and they were all still struggling below   
Radiohead  Let Down   Options OK Computer    Layers   
Self-help guy           
Current electropoppy music           
Mark Mothersbaugh  Sharp Little Guy   Options Rushmore s.t.  1998     
Bill Murray  What's the secret, Max?   Options Rushmore (movie)  1998     
Mel Harris, Ken Olin  It wasn't any good. You make it look so easy!   Options thirtySomething       
Martin Donovan, Rebecca Nelson  When I feel this, I'm usually thinking of you. I appreciate being taken seriously, but I'm always concerned I'm not sufficiently serios   Options Surviving Desire (movie)  1992  Hal Hartley   
Max Gail  An operator pressed the wrong button   Options Whiz Kids  1983  80's computer tv show   
Rebecca Nelson  I'm afraid of seeming gullible, so I'm argumentative more than I should be   Options Surviving Desire (movie)  1992     
Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson, Mark Mothersbaugh  The secret?   Options Rushmore (movie)  1998     
Penguin Café Orchestra           
Martin Donovan, Rebecca Nelson, Hal Hartley  But we're not! (Not what?) Sleeping together. (Not yet, anyway.)   Options Surviving Desire (movie)  1992     
Bill Murray  Yeah, you seem to have it pretty figured out.   Options Rushmore (movie)  1998     
Bob Dylan  A Series of Dreams   Options     Loops   
Neutral Milk Hotel  The King of Carrot Flowers (Part One)   Options     Loops   
Yann Tiersen  Amelie music backwards   Options Amélie s.t.       
Stone Roses  Elephant Stone   Options     Loops   
Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez  You have problems. Where do you want me to go? Go away!   Options The Breakfast Club  1985  with loops of scene's ambient music   
Mark Margolis  When your mind becomes obsessed with anything, you will filter everything else out and find that thing everywhere   Options Pi (movie)  1998     
Kyle MacLachlan  Every day, once a day, give yourself a present   Options Twin Peaks  1990     
Penguin Café Orchestra           
Ken  I never know what it is (something must be making sense) I wasn't thinking anything, so everything was fine.   Options   2012    0:48:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mark Mothersbaugh  Snowflake Music   Options Bottle Rocket s.t.  1996    0:52:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Rebecca Nelson, Hal Hartley  Do you think I'm very beautiful?   Options Surviving Desire (movie)  1992  If you never see me again after tonight, will you be sad? Will you be tortured by the memory of having been with me, of having caressed me? Will you wonder if I've been with other men? Will you become jealous, will you become obsessed? Will you carry your disappointment around with you forever? Will you be maudlin and anti-social? Will you get into fights? Will you expect other women to be somehow more like me? My mouth, my eyes, the way I wear my hair? Will you? Will you be like that, you think? It's the nature of things, you know: Regret.  0:53:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Schubert          0:55:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Léo Delibes  Lakmé: The Flower Duet   Options       0:57:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mogwai          0:57:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
John Carpenter  Escape From New York   Options       0:58:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Malcolm X  You and I have never seen democracy, all we've seen is hypocrisy   Options     Stop talking about The South. As long as you're south of the Canadian border, you're south  0:59:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Malcolm X  There were two kinds of slaves: House negroes and field negroes   Options     Whenever the master said we, he said we. That's how you could tell it was a house negro. If the master got sick, the house negro would say, what's the matter, boss, we sick?  1:00:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Spiro Agnew  Their powers of choice are broad. They decide what 50 million Americans will learn of today's world. These men can create national issues overnight.   Options       1:02:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
  Whale sounds         1:04:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Modest Mouse  sleepwalkin'   Options     Loop  1:04:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jimmy Carter  A Crisis of Confidence   Options   1979  Our people are losing their faith. We've discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. Speech text  1:07:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
WTJU  Promo fragment   Options       1:10:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  What happens now?   Options   2012    1:11:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Modest Mouse  sleepwalkin'   Options     Loops forward and backward  1:17:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  I'm not outraged about any things   Options   2021    1:16:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Judy Garland  I'm outraged about many things   Options Judy Garland Speaks!    Now I'm going to talk back  1:18:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Firesign Theatre  Hey, man, you broke the president!   Options I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus  1971  Read me doctor memory?  1:18:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  Dream recording   Options       1:21:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Air Supply  Making Love (Out of Nothing at All)   Options     Piano loop   1:23:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Golden Arm Trio          1:24:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Spiro Agnew  Networks   Options       1:24:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Diane Cluck  Talking live before show in Denver, CO   Options   2008    1:26:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Yann Tiersen  Amelie music   Options Amélie s.t.      1:27:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Camper Van Beethoven  Sweethearts   Options Key Lime Pie  1989    1:28:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Peter Finch  The people spoke! The people won! That sort of thing is not likely to happen again   Options Network (movie)  1976  It was a radiant eruption of democracy  1:30:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Golden Arm Trio?  Mysterious music   Options       1:30:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Malcolm X  What do you mean, separate? Where can I find better clothes than this?   Options       1:31:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ulrich Schnauss  ... Passing By   Options Far Away Trains Passing By  2001    1:32:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fleetwood Mac  Big Love (live)   Options     Repeating  1:33:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Radiohead  Let Down   Options       1:34:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Carpenters  Calling Occupants (of Interplanetary Craft)   Options Passage  1977  By Klaatu  1:35:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hans Zimmer  You're So Cool   Options True Romance s.t.  1993    1:37:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  Transitions: How it all started   Options   2012    1:37:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman  What's the secret? You seem to have it pretty figured out. I think you've got to find something you love to do, and then do it for the rest of your life   Options Rushmore (movie)  1998    1:40:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
3-2-1 Contact  You do have the tendency to regard the computer as your friend. Do you ever throw your coffee cup at your computer?   Options   1980    1:41:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Air Supply  Making Love (Out of Nothing at All)   Options     Piano loop   1:42:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Yann Tiersen  Amelie music   Options Amélie s.t.      1:42:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Peter Finch  Creatures that look human but aren't   Options Network (movie)  1976    1:43:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Beatles  Good Night   Options The White Album  1968    1:44:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson, Mark Mothersbaugh  The secret?   Options Rushmore (movie)  1998    1:46:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
David Cronenberg  Forbidden images coming to you from a distant place that had great resonance for you   Options The Directors: The Films of David Cronenberg      1:47:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Matthew Broderick  Let's say all you ever knew were apples. Now you can make a decision. That's democracy   Options Election  1999    1:47:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
 
Now in 2021 (Listen to this set: MP3 | Pop‑up)
Radiohead  Stupid Car (Tinnitus Mix) (backwards)   Options     Layered live with itself and Ken  1:48:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  2021 new live here hi   Options   2021    1:49:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Radiohead  Stupid Car (Tinnitus Mix)   Options     Layered live with itself and Ken  1:49:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  Because it's now (my job is represent the Other) / The emperor's new clothes / Spectacle of being shut down / Mass effect   Options   2021  Layered live with Radiohead  1:50:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
David Cross  Why America Sucks at Everything   Options The Gravel Institute  2021  Layered live with the other things  1:54:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Negativland  The World Will Decide   Options The World Will Decide  2020  Layered live with the other things  1:56:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Radiohead  Stupid Car (Tinnitus Mix)   Options       2:02:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  Goodbye (I might be on again)   Options   2021    2:02:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 3:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Starting a few minutes late...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Webhamster Henry:

It's usually a few decades late.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm fred:

Time is a factor now? Hangovers are tough
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Rich in Washington:

what
Avatar 3:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

why not
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Son Of Pantz:

Is that photo a still from the ending of "Being There"?
Avatar 3:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Son dingdingding
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm bill hanke:

i feel this will be the best show ever! i can tell the magic will propel us all the way. all the way.
Avatar 3:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Wecleom, Henry, fred, Rich, others...
Avatar 3:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

and bill
Avatar 3:08pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hey I just read this book (Yertle the Turtle)
Avatar 3:09pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Your majesty please, I don't like to complain, but down here below, we are feeling great pain
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Son Of Pantz:

This is just like television, only you can see much further.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Son Of Pantz:

As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm fred:

Is that radiohead?
Avatar 3:25pm jimbrux:

Yeah, it's Let Down from OK Computer.
Avatar 3:25pm jimbrux:

Really nicely looped.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Webhamster Henry:

We'll be really disappointed if we don't get back to Yertle the Turtle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Webhamster Henry:

Rushmore in the house.
Avatar 3:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I do not understand any...claim?
Avatar 3:43pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh, playlist, here it comes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Son Of Pantz:

Breakfast Club
Avatar 3:43pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Son You're on fire
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm Son Of Pantz:

Like Chauncey, I watch too much Tee Vee
Avatar 3:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

My introduction to OK Computer was when the record label sent two copies of the record to my station, and I laid one on each turntable during my show and started live-looping between the two. It was months before I ever heard the album "plain," and was a bit disappointed.
Avatar 3:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I haven't heard you identify 3-2-1 Contact
Avatar 3:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

You see, Wendy? It's OK. He saw it on the television.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Son Of Pantz:

The Shining
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Son Of Pantz:

I'm guessing 3-2-1 Contact is the one about the computer and coffee cups, eh?
Avatar 3:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Son Indeed
Avatar 3:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Here comes the deets
Avatar 3:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

OK all caught up
Avatar 3:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I sound calm. 8 years 9 months ago. It was 2am. I handle some vegetables earlier. Somebody fought with me. The timeslot was brand new for me. I was calm, alone in the night.
Avatar 3:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Son of Pantz Spoiler alert, I'm going to put the sample id's up as I go now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Son Of Pantz:

A pleasant journey, Kenzo
Avatar 3:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Someone ID this Schubert for me. Actually it sounds like it was in Barry Lyndon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm fred:

My introduction to OK Computer was being dumped by a girlfriend. I went to see her, and she despised me enough to move away and call my parents to shame me. She's my best friend to this day
Avatar 3:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Trauma bonding
Avatar 4:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

So how was OK Computer involved? (Also: The label sent my station a portable cassette player with an OK Computer tape permanently glued into it.)
Avatar 4:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh hi jimbrux. Glad you liked the spontaneous Let Down mixing. I seem to return to it from some to time. Did something like it to some bits of the leaked session tapes a year or so ago.
Avatar 4:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hey, thanks to everyone who pledged during the WFMU fundraiser that just wrapped up, incl all those who pledged after last week's show, like Stephen, Steve, Marcy, Mark, Nacho, and Walter!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Webhamster Henry:

Jimmy sermonizes
Avatar 4:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

for the last time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm fred:

I kinda hoped the "hole in the playlist" thing would be a thing
Avatar 4:17pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Was this how?
Avatar 4:17pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Or was it this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm fred:

First try wasn't right, this is better
Avatar 4:18pm jimbrux:

Thanks for this, has been magic. I have to go and water the dog now.
Avatar 4:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hmm doesn't quite work
Avatar 4:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Bye and hello magic jimbrux, see you next last time
Avatar 4:21pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Put the pattern straight
Avatar 4:21pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Everybody better sit on the bench and watch the ballgame
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Webhamster Henry:

This Judy tape needs a special on the Sheena Stream or something like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Webhamster Henry:

Deepfake Nixon from 1971
Avatar 4:25pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Read me doctor memory?
Avatar 4:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Looks like classic dancing ants graphic around the song entries
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Webhamster Henry:

You can ask Siri if the Porridge bird lays his eggs in the air.
Avatar 4:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oops marching ants
Avatar 4:29pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Marching ants 1983 www.folklore.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm fred:

My Ann Lee icon is a fake in a way, might incur legal action from "artists" who are more of a corporation by now
Avatar 4:32pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

we'll all go down together
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm fred:

Yeah, Mircea Cantor (who made my pic) has a stronger case, and if Parreno wins, there's nothing left
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm bill hanke:

the united states IS finished.
Avatar 4:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

David Cross tells us all about it: (watch in 20 minutes) www.youtube.com...
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Kenzo and all.
Avatar 4:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi kfhp
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm fred:

This is so great
Avatar 4:43pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

awww. I'll "live" it up a bit in 9 minutes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm fred:

Counting down here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Webhamster Henry:

There are other Chayefsky speeches in other movies too!
Avatar 4:48pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Remind me
Avatar 4:50pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I could get nervous, 2 minutes 'til showtime! How confusing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm fred:

Now! If there's such a thing
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 4:55pm Bas NL:

I like what i think i hear here..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Webhamster Henry:

I have no mouth, but I must stream.
Avatar 4:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thanks everyone, hi Bas, I have no mouth
  4:59pm ifny:

Love to all and you Ken from outside the geographic imaginary of youzes borders. Enjoyed today immensely.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 4:59pm Bas NL:

Hi Kenzo! All!
Avatar 4:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

<3 ifny
  4:59pm jazz upholsterer:

HAHA I just started listened to all the Gravel institute videos last week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Webhamster Henry:

He's looking for animators, I was thinking about it.
Avatar 5:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

7 minutes bonus time
  5:03pm jazz upholsterer:

wait a second, do I have a youtube window playing at the same time?....No I don't, just ken spying on my internet history and incorporating it into his show.
Avatar 5:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Not youtube but hi i mix
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm fred:

Negativland always counts as bonus time
Avatar 5:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Love to all
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 5:06pm Bas NL:

Thanks Kenzo!
Avatar 5:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

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