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Favoriting August 30, 2021: New! Conformity (Are you sure that that thing is true?) | Download 256k MP3

An attempt to tip the scales. Hear it again now!

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Artist Track Album Year Comments
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Conformity (Are you sure that that thing is true?)   Favoriting Show #779, from Aug. 30, 2021  2021  Live improvised sound collage mix, right now 
 
Complete list of today's sampled sources:
Plantasia  Concerto for Philodendron & Pothos   Favoriting Mother Earth's Plantasia  1976   
Royskopp  Daddy's Groove   Favoriting      
Jack London  The Jacket   Favoriting     2:05:59 
Ken  World Trade Center concourse field recording   Favoriting   2001   
Ken  NYC subway field recording   Favoriting   2001   
Ken & Chut  Ken & Chut field recording #1   Favoriting   2001   
Max Martin's daughter?  Since U Been Gone (Cassmix)   Favoriting     7'44 
McGruff the Crime Dog  Smart Kids   Favoriting McGruff’s Smart Kids Album  1986  Smart kids know that it's wrong feeling good. (Scruff McGruff) 8'54 
S.A.M. (Software Automatic Mouth)  smart kids   Favoriting      
The Art of Noise  Metaforce (loop)   Favoriting      
The Beach Boys  California Girls loop   Favoriting   1965  2:13:39 
The Beatles  Sexy Sadie loop   Favoriting The White Album    2:15:07 
McGruff the Crime Dog  Make Your Body Last   Favoriting McGruff’s Smart Kids Album  1986  If you care about what goes inside you, you'll say "no way!" It's your body, you've got to make it last, treat it right. Since bodies are made to last a good, long time, don't hurt your body with drugs. 2:15:59 
Bright Eyes  An Attempt to Tip the Scales loops   Favoriting Fevers and Mirrors    2:19:31 
Ken  Nostalgia   Favoriting   2021  21'33 
S.A.M. (Software Automatic Mouth)  thank you   Favoriting     2:28:18 
Lullatone  My Second Favorite Song in the World loops   Favoriting     2:29:35 
Johann Strauss  The Blue Danube (reprise)   Favoriting 2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack  1968  2:30:43 
Antonín Dvořák  Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World": IV. Allegro con fuoco   Favoriting The Complete Published Orchestral Works  2013  2:31:39 
Ken & Chut  Ken & Chut field recording #2   Favoriting   2001  2:32:38 
Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish  Some kids need lots of approval   Favoriting How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk    2:33:26 
McGruff the Crime Dog  No, No, No!   Favoriting McGruff’s Smart Kids Album  1986  Just say no to drugs. Don't fall for the lies they tell you. 2:33:58 
RRRR  RRRR and breath   Favoriting     Via Henry 2:34:42 
Beck  Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime loop   Favoriting Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind    2:35:05 
Joe Frank  The plague (excerpt 1)   Favoriting A Call in the Night  1979  2:39:16 
Plantasia  Plantasia   Favoriting Mother Earth's Plantasia    2:42:45 
Joe Frank  The plague (excerpt 2)   Favoriting A Call in the Night  1979  Are you contaminated? (There are these crazy people running around.) 2:44:43 
Dire Straits  On Every Street loops   Favoriting On Every Street    Older loop version 2:47:47 
Ken  A space within which   Favoriting   2021  It's good to cross over the lines sometimes. 48'32 
They Might Be Giants  Put It to the Test   Favoriting Here Comes Science  2009  Are you sure that that thing is true? Or did someone just tell it to you? If you want to know if it's the truth. Then, my friend, you are going to need proof.. Don't believe it 'cause they say it's so. If it's not true, you have a right to know. 2:51:11 
Yossarian Feedback  Excerpts   Favoriting The Synergetic Integral of All Truths  2010  Contains a couple of spoken samples (incl. Richard Feynman?) 2:52:48 
James Burke  Conformity of politics, science, teaching; truth is always changing   Favoriting The Day the Universe Changed, episode 10 (Worlds Without End: Changing Knowledge, Changing Reality)  1985  An invention of another version of how things are. We still go on believing that today's version of things is the only right one. We've always had to have conformity with the current view. If you didn't fit the mold, you were rejected. 2:56:00 
Noam Chomsky  Hedgemonic common sense imprisons people   Favoriting AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020  2:58 
Noam Chomsky  Humans strive for freedom, working for master is intolerable assault on human rights, was called wage slavery   Favoriting AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020  2:59 
Ken  Identification, performative roles   Favoriting   2021  Not everybody has a sign that says, "I'm acting now." 59'48 
Ifny  Howdy is the Portal to the Future   Favoriting   2020  3:05 
War on Drugs  Eyes to the Wind loops   Favoriting Lost in the Dream  2014  3:17 
Tim Roth  What I want isn't out there, it isn't in here   Favoriting Bodies, Rest & Motion    3:18 
J.A. Preston  More of everything bad since the wave started, everything is just a little askew   Favoriting Body Heat  1981  3:19 
Harlan Ellison  TV on in restaurants, and nobody watching. People are stupid. They feel imposed upon if you remove that giant tit from their mouth (radio is wonderful)   Favoriting Dreams With Sharp Teeth    3:20 
Martin Luther King, Jr.  I'm afraid we're integrating into a burning house   Favoriting     3:20 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Die Zauberflöte Overture (Magic Flute)   Favoriting     3:24 
Albert Brooks, James Spader  Catastrophic health care, revenue, dying not in hospital bed, no insurance   Favoriting Critical Care movie    3:24 
George C. Scott  Medical failure list ("transplants")   Favoriting The Hospital movie  1971  3:26 
Noam Chomsky  Being subjected to a master during most waking hours is intolerable   Favoriting AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel  2020  3:27 
Ludwig van Beethoven  Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 II. Allegro con bri   Favoriting     3:29 
Ludwig van Beethoven  Symphony No. 7 In A Major Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace   Favoriting     3:29 
Ludwig van Beethoven  Symphony No. 9: Poco Allegro, Stringendo II Tempo, Sempre Piu Allegro - Prestissimo   Favoriting     3:30 
Ray Walston  Plague took people, not gadgets, the old way was a death trip   Favoriting The Stand movie  1994  3:30 
Robert Redford, Cliff Robertson  Economics, oil, food, heat running out, people will want us to get it for them   Favoriting Three Days of the Condor    3:31 
Charles M. Howell IV (voice), William Crain (writer)  What we eat helps determine whether we reach our potential physically   Favoriting Nutrition: You Are What You Eat  1976  3:32 
Ron Livingston (actor); Mike Judge (writer)  We don't have a lot of time on this earth. Human beings aren't meant to be sitting in little cubicles staring at computer screens, listening to eight bosses drone on about mission statements   Favoriting Office Space movie  1999  3:33 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza & Sequoia  Forget the burden of history, disconnect from it   Favoriting Show #473, from Sept. 18, 2013: I Believe (our favorite children)  2013  3:34 
Richard Stallman  It's worth making sacrifices to gain control over the things that you live your life with   Favoriting RT interview Aug. 2012  2012  3:35 
Richard Stallman  Governments betray, empire of corporations keep public controlled, only looks like democracy   Favoriting RT interview Aug. 2012  2012  Our governments betray the citizens. When the empire of the corporations imposes its governments of occupation, these governments exist to keep the public under control of business. They may have democratic form, but they don't really carry out democracy. 3:35 
Ken  It's not that I believe anything. You can be changed   Favoriting   2021  95'20 
S.A.M. (Software Automatic Mouth)  I am typing right at this moment   Favoriting   2021  3:40 
Richard Stallman  That's why i don't carry mobile phone - Against state seeing   Favoriting RT interview Aug. 2012  2012  It's not that my movements are a big secret. It's not that I actually am concerned whether they would know where I'm going. But I'm against any system whereby the state can see where anyone has gone. 3:43 
Jacques Offenbach  Duo for Two Cellos, Op. 51 No 1: I. Allegro   Favoriting     3:43 
Bright Eyes  An Attempt to Tip the Scales   Favoriting Fevers and Mirrors    3:45 
Faith No More  Non-Epic (Ken's minimalist remix)   Favoriting     Brief 3:47 
Franz Schubert  Trio in E Flat   Favoriting The Hunger OST    3:52 
Shearwater  Animal Life   Favoriting Animal Life    3:54 
Lemon Jelly  Closer   Favoriting     3:56:31 
Ken  They felt the ending brought them everything they were hoping for   Favoriting   2021  116'06 


Listener comments!

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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, here's this, say hello here yes
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

and it will be heard on the air, but only if you type it before 4pm ET
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Bas NL:

Hey Kenzo!
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

oh here
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fred:

Greetings Kenzo and all
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Bas NL:

Live/life is good!
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Froggi:

Yo Kenzoooo and world <3
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, Bas and fred and Froggi and all who else would where howfore
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'll playlist this windy weave starting in an hour 'cause I'm still wovewending it. Hi!
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annie:

too many players, not enough headphones
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Rich in Washington:

Hi Kenzo!
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I am typing right at this moment
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

It's very risky, there is no plan, here we go, in an hour
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Webhamster Henry:

Hi Kenzo! It's 2026 and I'm 70 today!
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"rrrrrrrrr", I say. And hi everyone else who hasn't heard me say hi to them yet because audio delay
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Bas NL:

I've got silence..
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Whoops
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annie:

yep... wait... there it is
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Bas NL:

:)
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Did anything get skipped, I guess it probably did
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Bas NL:

It was a short minute.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I wonder if anything repeated after the silence or
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Bas NL:

Not yet! :)
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

good I hate loops
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

It feels funny to pretend to hate
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annie:

little boxes
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

OK here comes the filled out playlist I think
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I think
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

annie, did you hear the Jack London?
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Henry, did you hear the rrrrrrr?
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Rich in Washington:

I'm not real
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Well clearly I'm not going to finish typing the playlist before the show ends, but I'll finish it tonight I think
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fred:

Thanks Kenzo!
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Bas NL:

Thanks Kenzo! Nice one!
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thanks everyone. Good growing drooping expanding hearts everyone
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Rich in Washington:

Thanks Kenzo! See you on the radio next week!
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'll get the playlist finished sometime and the audio archive will be up in 10 minutes or so! Thanks radio friends.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The playlist is rather filled out now! The audio archive is here, and a higher-quality version will be posted Tuesday nightish.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

A nicely high-quality version of the audio is now here. I'll add timestamp clickability throughout the playlist next!
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