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Options May 31, 2021: Mommy? (Scary hypnotic weaving, with three-year old niece as glue.) (Show #257) | Download MP3

From a very different Ken's Last Ever era, the debut of the Electronic Musical Experiment @ Chama, East Village, NYC, in 2002.

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Artist Track Album Year
Live stream feedback  Transition from Irene's show   Options   2021 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Mommy?   Options Show #257, from Feb. 6, 2002, live at Chama, East Village, NYC  2002 
Ken  Intermission 2021   Options   2021 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Mommy?   Options Show #257, from Feb. 6, 2002, live at Chama, East Village, NYC  2002 
Ken and apprentice  Mommy?   Options   2021 


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:00pm listener james from westwood:

Heya, Kenzo and all!!
Avatar 5/1/19 5:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Found and lost, james!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:02pm fred:

Hello Ken and time-shifters
Avatar 5/1/19 5:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

17 years the different.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:03pm Michael 98145:

one day in May
Avatar 5/1/19 5:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Michael, fred and james, handshakes all around
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:04pm chresti:

Hey mommys! Kenzo!
Avatar 5/1/19 5:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

chresti, meet mommie dearest
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:07pm Webhamster Henry:

This is pretty relaxing, Mommy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:08pm fred:

I only have 3 shows left from last year's premium. I save these for when I think my walk home will be the longest. But if I run out I'll fish out the previous one
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:09pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Is a handshake like a milkshake?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:10pm chresti:

At first, I thought the stray cat was caterwauling outside
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:13pm chresti:

damn right @GST
Avatar 5/1/19 5:13pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Milkshakes for Granny, relaxshakes for Webhamster
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:20pm Ike:

Sounds like he's saying "roadie."
Avatar 5/1/19 5:22pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

That's why I don't like playlist details or lyrics sheets. Forces a way of hearing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:26pm fred:

@Ike: You can count Mary Wing as a member of the antiFe. She expressed dismay at our foe's clicky-star count and ruled out a Heavy Metal cover segment earlier today
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:26pm chresti:

Now I have the song "Milkshake" playing in my head..
Avatar 5/1/19 5:28pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@fred Hopefully they ship the new DVD soon! I can't wait to see whether the cover came out at all. Last-minute decision to do a color photo instead of the usual sparse text on barely imperceptible fuzz.
Avatar 5/1/19 5:29pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I wish I remembered what I was filtering through. Something on a borrowed couple of laptops.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:32pm fred:

@Kenzo: I don't expect anything until August at least, the downside of getting a lot of stuff
Avatar 5/1/19 5:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mmm, waiting for the last thing.
Avatar 5/1/19 5:35pm Ian!:

Hello USA.
Avatar 5/1/19 5:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

It's Ian! !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:36pm Ike:

@fred, oh good! I was too swamped with work to hit the comments, but I was listening to a good chunk of her show.
Avatar 5/1/19 5:37pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh I recognize this sample. Not gonna give it away unless asked
Avatar 5/1/19 5:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The car's on fire, and there's no driver at the wheel.
Avatar 5/1/19 5:44pm Ian!:

Two days ago on my bicycle I got doored by a parked car, not on fire, with a driver at the wheel.
Avatar 5/1/19 5:44pm Ian!:

I am bent but not broken.
Avatar 5/1/19 5:45pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

'The bicyclist struck the car" as the New York Times likes to say
Avatar 5/1/19 5:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ian!, you might be disappointed: my voice appears (almost) nowhere in this episode. For some others, perhaps some relief.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:48pm fred:

I often miss the show because I'm often out, but I really enjoy listening to these old shows when I walk back home at night. I usually even ignore a bus that would get me home faster so that I can listen to more of it
Avatar 5/1/19 5:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I probably did not ever speak on mic at a stage show until Jan. 8, 2008 in Denver, Colorado.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:58pm Carmichael:

Aloha Kenzington and people of every ilk.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:59pm chresti:

I hear your voice in my head, with your comments
Avatar 5/1/19 6:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Carmichael, you did it all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:01pm Michael 98145:

@chresti, could be due to Neurogenesis
Avatar 5/1/19 6:01pm Ian!:

I do miss your voice. Yes I do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:01pm fred:

Any plans to come back to Paris?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:02pm chresti:

That's your 3 year old niece, has she listened to this?
Avatar 5/1/19 6:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@fred, you've been added to lastever.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:02pm Carmichael:

Your now 20 year old niece.
Avatar 5/1/19 6:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@chresti In fact I'm in the process of letting her know about it.
Avatar 5/1/19 6:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Maaaaaaaybe she's ready
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:04pm chresti:

Hey niece, you're on the radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:05pm fred:

My claim to fame! Or relevance. Or something
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:07pm chresti:

This is outtasight!
Avatar 5/1/19 6:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@fred If I could get there by train, I'd be there presently.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:09pm chresti:

How's the yellow vest situation? @fred
Avatar 5/1/19 6:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Gosh I wish I could remember what I used for this one episode only (but maybe also for some of the 2001 stage shows). SoundMulch for Windows 95?
Avatar 5/1/19 6:13pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This episode is the last one that sounds anything like this. Starting with my next show (on stage too but also on radio), I moved out of this electronic-y phase. I did 3 shows, took a year off, and then got back into a weekly radio show after 4 years without one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:14pm Ike:

The sound is so all-enveloping that at the beginning of this track, I thought somebody had brought their kid into the office. And then just now, I thought the janitorial staff at the office had turned on a vacuum cleaner for a second there... oh no wait, that *was* the janitorial staff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:15pm fred:

@chresti: Annoying. And worrying in that they're turning into our own Tea Party. Except they won't bring a fake fascist clown to power, it's going to be the real thing. Good thing my health isn't that good
Avatar 5/1/19 6:15pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I've lowered the volume a couple of times nervously to see what's really here in this room.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:19pm Michael 98145:

i suspect our fake fascist clown is just an agent of twitter
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:20pm chresti:

It has a nice. spacey dub feeling to it@Kenzo
@fred more and more fascist clowns hovering around, bad scene.
Sorry to hear about bad health!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:21pm chresti:

my earbuds are charged, hear goes nothing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:28pm fred:

@chresti: What I hate the most is the "left" around here turning into a nationalist and racist movement. Black block and yellow vests merge into brown shirts. Violence their only creed
Avatar 5/1/19 6:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Kenzo. Kubrick. 'Kay ?
Avatar 5/1/19 6:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah. UhOh. Libertarians suckered into opening the back door for the FarRight. When the Left abandons the Poor - we get this.
Avatar 5/1/19 6:32pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

free sound
Avatar 5/1/19 6:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

love on a real train
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:34pm fred:

This reminds me of Steve Reich
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:34pm Carmichael:

There is no more reasonable middle of the road thought any more. Nazis or Anarchists, the choice is yours.
Avatar 5/1/19 6:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@fred So said Steve in 2002
  5/1/19 6:39pm Martinibomb:

Hi Kenzo
Avatar 5/1/19 6:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hello to 17-year timeshifters Brian, Eliz, Shannon (who said he'd "buy this in a store"), Chairman Tubeamp, Liz, Adam, Stefano, Maha, Barbara, Jeff, and Mendy!
Avatar 5/1/19 6:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

And 17-second timeshifter Martinibomb.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:40pm fred:

@Carmichael: That would be an easy choice for me. But now anarchists join nazis, so it's not even a choice anymore. To be fair, anarchists who join nazis are cast out, but splitting away is an anarchist art form
  5/1/19 6:46pm Martinibomb:

is there a pile of screenshots of your work space somewhere on your website?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:48pm chresti:

Ah! Behind the curtain...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:50pm Michael 98145:

this has been quite enjoyable
Avatar 5/1/19 6:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You can't spell Kenzo w/out Oz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:51pm fred:

Was that screenshot from the Diane Cluck tour when you did a show in Paris?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:52pm fred:

Again, this reminds me of music for 18 musicians
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:53pm chresti:

What Michael98145 said...
Thanks Kenzo!
Avatar 5/1/19 6:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Now that I'm listening to it, I can hear how this show was already transitioning back into the phase that began right afterwards. Drifty.
Avatar 5/1/19 6:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@martinibomb Someday, a live videocast of the screen during a show. I record them all.
Avatar 5/1/19 6:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Glad you were all here to hear. Evocative visit to a transitional moment of transitional moments. Let's see what my niece thinks, or will she wait 17 more years...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:56pm Michael 98145:

no me me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:59pm fred:

Thanks Kenzo
Avatar 5/1/19 6:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hmm, I wasn't in it. My dad grunted for a second, that's as close as it gets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 7:00pm listener james from westwood:

Did ... did the Great Santini write that?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 7:00pm Rich in Washington:

Dad?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 7:00pm Webhamster Henry:

Yeah, DAD shaming!
Avatar 5/1/19 7:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Teaser for the sequel?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 7:01pm Rich in Washington:

What does it take to be a dad?
Avatar 5/1/19 7:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Henry Ad Council ftw on bad feelings
Avatar 3:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mommy?
Avatar 3:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mommy...
  3:03pm Mommy:

Hello Son
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm chresti:

Yes?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:04pm chresti:

What is it NOW?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:05pm chresti:

Hi Kenzo and everlastings!
Avatar 3:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Questions that have no answers. Hello chresti!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 3:09pm Bas NL:

Hi Kenzo! Hi Chresti!
Avatar 3:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

My updated show could be called "why?" Enough material to fill weeks.
Avatar 3:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yes Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm fred:

Hi Kenzo and others. Have I heard this before?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 3:11pm Bas NL:

Nineteen years late, but hey..
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:12pm chresti:

Hi Bas! Hi fred!
Avatar 3:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

fred, I guess so! It's unique.
Avatar 3:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(and yet of its time)
Avatar 3:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I hear Magnetic Fields, Love is Lighter Than Air
Avatar 3:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Now I hear Magnetic Fields, No One Will Ever Love You
Avatar 3:22pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Now I hear Mommy?
  3:34pm Queen Elizabeth II:

Must the reverb be on 100% forever?
  3:43pm Kenzo:

That's how this is an unusual one.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 3:46pm PaulRobeson1920:

Hello one & all
  3:49pm Kenzo:

Hello, Queen, paul, and Mommy. I hear memo? memo, and Godspeed You Black Emperor
Avatar 4:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I hear Art Bell radio show
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 4:07pm Bas NL:

Great ambience Kenzo.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:08pm chresti:

My son quit calling me Mom/Mommy when he was around 3 1/2. He decided to call me by my name.
Avatar 4:08pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"chresti? chresti..."
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 4:12pm chresti:

Exactly... I'm over here!
  4:20pm Kenzo:

I hear Bach Brandenburg Concerto, and the Mommy
Avatar 4:27pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I hear Ken's Last Ever...'s Q*Bert Bach Terror, backwards.
Avatar 4:27pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

which includes Wendy Carlos Hooked on Bach
Avatar 4:37pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I hear Tangerine Dream - Love on a Real Train
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 5:00pm Bas NL:

Thanks Kenzo! (Thanks Kenzo's niece!)
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Hellraiser 2021 Swag For Life Member 5:00pm chresti:

Thanks Kenzo!
Avatar 5:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thanks everyone! Audio archive is here. See you next week probably
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