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"Humans have always been striving for freedom, and resist constraints on their activities. Now, this can be suppressed.

"So, take something in our ordinary experience: Getting a job. Suppose you're out of work, you don't have anything to eat. You look for a job. It's considered a wonderful thing to get a job.

"It wasn't always that way. You go back to the origins of the industrial revolution, mid-19th century. Take a look at the working class literature, it was very rich. The idea of having a job was considered a totally intolerable assault on elementary human dignity and human rights. Why should you be subjected to a master? Why should anybody spend most of their waking hours following orders given by a totalitarian ruler? That's what having a job is. It means you're following the orders of a master.

And in the early stages of the industrial revolution, this was regarded as not really different from slavery. In fact, it was called wage slavery. It was different from slavery only in that it was temporary, until you could become a free, independent human being again."

    - Noam Chomsky, December 2020

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Artist Track Album Year Comments
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  The Intolerability of Masters (work)   Options Live today  2021  Sometimes with sound collage radio apprentice 
 
Nearly complete list of sources used follows, not in order:
Mort Garson  Plantasia   Options Mother Earth's Plantasia  1976   
Air  Dark Messages   Options Virgin Suicides OST  2000   
Noam Chomsky  Any system that constrains creative impulse is illegitimate   Options AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020   
Noam Chomsky  Hedgemonic common sense imprisons people   Options AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020   
Noam Chomsky  Humans strive for freedom, working for master is intolerable assault on human rights, was called wage slavery   Options AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020   
Noam Chomsky  Subordinate to master under wage labor intolerable, beaten out of people's head for 150 years   Options AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020   
Noam Chomsky  Much to say about the puppet and the strings, but not the puppeteer, we believe we're free to make decisions   Options AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020   
Noam Chomsky  Being subjected to a master during most waking hours is intolerable   Options AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020   
Computer Critters  Computers are Coming Your Way #1   Options Computers Are Everywhere PSA  1984   
Computer Critters  Computers are Coming Your Way #2   Options Computers Are Everywhere PSA  1984   
Mort Garson  Various   Options Mother Earth's Plantasia  1976   
R.E.M.  Harborcoat   Options Reckoning (Deluxe Edition)  1984  Looped 
Peter, Paul & Mary  Blowin' in the Wind (live version)   Options   1963   
Wendy Carlos  Sinfonia in D major   Options Switched-On Bach  1968   
Van She  Kelly   Options S/T EP  2006  Looped 
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians  Ghost of a Dog   Options   1990  Looped 
Ken  Thinking for yourself   Options   2021   
Chandeen  At The End of All Days   Options Teenage Poetry  2007  Looped 
Meg Ryan  Miscellaneous poetry clips   Options In The Cut movie  2003  Looped 
In the Cut  Miscellaneous street sounds   Options In The Cut movie  2003  Looped 
Richard E. Grant  Roads represent a fundamental right of man to have access to the good things in life   Options How to Get Ahead in Advertising movie  1989   
Live stream feedback  WTJU live stream   Options   2021   
Live stream feedback  Give the Drummer Radio live stream   Options   2021   
Ween  The Mollusk   Options The Mollusk  1997  Looped 
Weird Al Yankovic  Hardware Store   Options Poodle Hat  2003  Forwards and reversed 
Apprentice  Hardware Store list   Options Live  2021   
Mort Garson  Music To Soothe The Savage Snake Plant   Options Mother Earth's Plantasia  1976   
Chicago  Remember the Feeling   Options Chicago 17  1984  Looped 
Lambchop  About My Lighter   Options No, You C'mon  2004  Looped 
Jerry Lewis  Follow your instinct, if you listen to others then you become what they think, and you're not your own man   Options The Dick Cavett Show  1973   
Matthew Broderick (actor); Wallace Shawn, Tom Cairns (writers)  You know me, darling - sometimes, I say things   Options Marie and Bruce movie  2004   
Katharine Ross, one other (actors), William Goldman (writer)  I have nothing against the general area - they just seem to be on a different wavelength   Options The Stepford Wives movie  1975   
Patrick McGoohan, Leo McKern  You're just as much a prisoner as I am. Both sides are becoming identical   Options The Prisoner (1x02: The Chimes of Big Ben)  1967   
Wallace Shawn (actor); Richard Dooling, Steven Schwartz (writers)  The living make such meaningless distinctions. Products you consumed, politics you debated - they seem very tiny now   Options Critical Care movie  1997   
 
Work
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey (actors); Eleanor Bergstein (writer)  Why do you let him talk to you that way? Fight the boss man? I need this goddamned job   Options Dirty Dancing movie  1987   
Noam Chomsky  Subordinate to master under wage labor intolerable, beaten out of people's head for 150 years   Options AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020   
Hal Hartley (writer)  Why do you work? To escape the emptiness of my own life. What are you afraid of? Not being able to work.   Options Ambition  1991   
Jeff Daniels, Molly Price (actors); Michael Walker (writer)  I just don't have the time, I have to work all day. Used to be more time, before I had to work. Life comes with expenses, and poetry just doesn't pay   Options Chasing Sleep movie  2000   
Michael Moore  Best way to pay off student loan debt is to work for banks instead of the common good   Options Capitalism: A Love Story movie  2009   
Hal Hartley (writer)  You work and you work, and you make sacrifices. They don't let you do what it is that you're good at. Now they try to make you feel guilty for trying to work yourself to death   Options Ambition  1991   
Martin Donovan (actor), Hal Hartley (director)  My biggest fear is this: That all my hard work has been nothing but building a wall between me and life   Options Surviving Desire movie  1992   
Lilia Skala, Lindsay Crouse (actors); David Mamet (writer)  Don't work so hard, do something that gives you satisfaction. You need joy   Options House of Games movie  1987   
Mark Hamill (actor), George Lucas (writer)  I can't get involved, I've got work to do. It's not that I like the empire, I hate it, but there's nothing I can do about it right now   Options Star Wars movie  1977   
Timothy "Speed" Levitch  One of the great tragedies of civilization is this need to work for a living   Options The Cruise movie  1998   
Harlan Ellison  People distanced from literature, they think writers are magicians on a mountaintop. By doing it in public, I show people it's a job of work, like being a plumber   Options Dreams With Sharp Teeth  2008   
Chris Cooper (actor), John Sayles (writer)  All I saw was workers killing workers, 2 years in jail kept me from killing some poor stiff that got pushed out on the battlefield by rich people and politicians   Options Matewan movie  1987   
Graham Chapman, Monty Python  You don't need to follow me, don't follow anybody, you're all individuals, don't let anyone tell you what to do, you've got to work it out for yourselves   Options Life of Brian movie  1979  You're all different! Yes, we are all different! I'm not. 
Noam Chomsky  Humans strive for freedom, working for master is intolerable assault on human rights, was called wage slavery   Options AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020  Humans have always been striving for freedom, and resist constraints on their activities. Now, this can be suppressed.

So, take something in our ordinary experience: Getting a job. Suppose you're out of work, you don't have anything to eat. You look for a job. It's considered a wonderful thing to get a job.

It wasn't always that way. You go back to the origins of the industrial revolution, mid-19th century. Take a look at the working class literature, it was very rich. The idea of having a job was considered a totally intolerable assault on elementary human dignity and human rights. Why should you be subjected to a master? Why should anybody spend most of their waking hours following orders given by a totalitarian ruler? That's what having a job is. It means you're following the orders of a master.

And in the early stages of the industrial revolution, this was regarded as not really different from slavery. In fact, it was called wage slavery. It was different from slavery only in that it was temporary, until you could become a free, independent human being again.
 


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Avatar 2:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This, live, here, hi
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Here I am listening to the show that hasn't started yet.
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Me too
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is Jim Price ok? it's not like him to cancel his show.
  3:08pm Sunny:

Punch your boss, not the clock. Hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm bill hanke:

what time can call in to get on the air?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Rich in Washington:

Pardon my ignorance, but what is Jim Price's show? When perusing playlists, I see one song on the accu, about one minute of audio, and a few comments. Is it a talk show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm bill hanke:

yes it is!
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Hi friends busy but hi hi lots going on hi
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Gosh I keep forgetting which time you're listening to. Well lemme tell you, other stuff happens also, this hour, that hour. Welcome back to my apprentice, radio collagist in training
  3:27pm Fr0ggi:

Hello what an extravagant show!
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hi thanks ribbit
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Feeling punchy
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Hi everyone, what's big?
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I'm listening Now.
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Hi miles. Also Fr0ggi, bill, Rich, Sunny
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And the texters and emailers and laters's
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I give myself leave not to playlist this right now
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What did the big flower say to the little one?
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I give up
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"Hello, bud!"
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Ba ha ha ha ha
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what is a cat's favorite color?
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Goood afternoon, WFMU Land!
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Welcome PR1
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I’m enjoying this
  4:49pm miles of middle texas:

The cicadas( the every summer kind) screeching is bleeding through my head phones as I install small wires in a giant house. It's a fit.
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Glad, glad
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Oh boy.. House chores ran away with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Rich in Washington:

Hypnotic show today, Kenzo! Thanks!
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Hi Kenzo!
Avatar 4:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Bye loves. Catch the archive, Bas! Lots of messages today. All new.
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Will do! And thanks for the show in advance!
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Glad to give you the show in the past. Bye everyone. Audio archive is now here!
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