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Options May 23, 2022: Denouement Classics: "No Tomorrow Life" & "Just Wanted to Say Goodbye" | Download MP3


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Artist Track Album Year Comments
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  No Tomorrow Life   Options Show #361, from Apr. 5, 2005  2005  Tranquility is sudden; I look for conclusions.

Sampled sources are listed below:
 
 
Sampled sources, in no particular order:
Four Tet  Harmony One   Options Pause     
Philip Glass  Act 1, Scene 2: Trial   Options Einstein on the Beach  1990   
The Beatles  Revolution 9   Options White Album     
Dr. Seuss  Sneetches excerpts   Options The Sneetches     
Joel Coen, director & writer; Ethan Coen, writer; Billy Bob Thornton, actor; Carter Burwell, music  Scene: I Was the Ghost   Options The Man Who Wasn't There movie    I didn't see anyone, and no one saw me. 
The Police  Every Breath You Take   Options Synchronicity    Intro 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Excerpt 110: Tanya, John T., Tanya computer samples trick John, DZ Distortion, Ken Laugh   Options More Hanson, please: Freshmen Jamming III (8/27/98)  1998   
The Notwist  Scoop   Options Putting the Morr Back in Morrissey  2000)   
Alan Watts  On Being God II   Options On Being God II    That is to play the part of god, and none of us is fit to do so. 
Michael Andrews  The Artifact and Living   Options Donnie Darko s.t.  2001   
Charles Strouse, music; Martin Charnin, lyrics; Thomas Meehan, musical; Aileen Quinn, others, singers  It's a Hard Knock Life   Options Annie: The Movie s.t.  1982  11 excerpts, looped 
Charles Strouse, music; Martin Charnin, lyrics; Thomas Meehan, musical  It's a Hard Knock Life   Options Annie: The Musical s.t.    9 excerpts, looped 
Pat Buchanan  Pat Buchanan pro-choice radio ad   Options     George W. Bush is not a good enough Christian 
Catholic Homily  Catholic Homily of the Day 4/4/05   Options Catholic Homily for Today  2005  I'm so results oriented. I look for conclusions. I want to know how things are going to finish. 
George Tyne, director; Ken Levine, David Isaacs, writers; Alan Alda, others, actors  Scene: People are Dying   Options M*A*S*H, season 7, episode 2: Peace on Us     
Milos Forman, director; Peter Shaffer, writer; F. Murray Abraham, actor  Scene: That Was God Laughing at Me   Options Amadeus film  1984  One day I will laugh at you 
Monty Python (Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, writers; Graham Chapman, actor)  Scene: Appeal for the Wealthy Party   Options Monty Python's Flying Circus, episode 45 ("A Party Political Broadcast on Behalf of the Liberal Party")  1974   
Michael Andrews  Mad World   Options Donnie Darko s.t.  2001   
Tears For Fears  Mad World   Options     Original version 
NFL Films  The Power and the Glory   Options The Power and the Glory: The Original Music and Voices    Pro football is a mirror of early America: A 2-1/2-hour carnival of color, sound and action. 
Zach Braff, director, writer, actor; other, actor  Scene: Waiter 10, you forget the order 41 for table 101   Options Garden State movie  2004  Do you have your earpiece in? 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Excerpt: Lonny Stern and Penguin Cafe Orchestra   Options Karen's Dead (7/23/03)  2003   
Dr. Seuss  Zax excerpts   Options Zax    North-going Zax and south-going Zax 
Franz Schubert  Piano Trio in E flat, Op. 100: 2nd movement   Options Barry Lyndon s.t.  1975  Film adaptation 
E-mail  Ken's email subject titles, spoken by computer   Options   2003  As used in Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (7/30/03) 
George W. Bush  Speech excerpt: God is not neutral between them   Options Speech 9/20/01  2001   
Bee Gees  More Than A Woman   Options     Single loop, as used on Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza: So Now You Take My Breath Away (1/25/05) 
Diane Cluck  Track 1   Options Keystone Props (Selections from Audio Sketchbook)    Loop 
Phone callers  Various callers   Options   2005   
Michael Andrews  Liquid Spear Waltz   Options Donnie Darko s.t.  2001   
Michael Andrews  Waltz in the 4th Dimension   Options Donnie Darko s.t.  2001   
Michael Andrews  Carpathian Ridge   Options Donnie Darko s.t.  2001  Maybe not used 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  No Tomorrow Life   Options Show #361, from April 5, 2005  2005  Tranquility is sudden; I look for conclusions. 
 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Just Wanted to Say Goodbye   Options Show #363, from Apr. 26, 2005  2005  Every day, once a day, give yourself a present.

Sampled sound sources listed below:
 
 
Samples used, in order of first appearance (sources collaged and layered together simultaneously):
Mogwai (Movie director/writer: David Gordon Green)  Fear Satan (Remix)   Options All The Real Girls movie  2003  Taken from transitional scene, reversed, and layered with forwards copy 
Mogwai (Movie director/writer: David Gordon Green)  Fear Satan (Remix)   Options All The Real Girls movie  2003  Taken from transitional scene, and layered with reversed copy 
CocoRosie  By Your Side   Options La Maison De Mon Rêve  2004  5 loops from beginning 
Franklin D. Roosevelt  We Will Not Participate in Foreign Wars   Options   1940   
John Carpenter  Escape From New York opening theme   Options Escape From New York movie  1981   
Apostle Arturo Skinner  God Wants to Heal You   Options   1968   
Ivan Pavlov against Richard Chartier  Move October 5, 2002   Options Chessmachine     
Bob Dylan  Series of Dreams   Options The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3  1991  10 loops, arranged and sequenced in real-time 
Phone caller  Animal calls   Options   2005   
Phone caller  Electronic calls   Options   2005   
Phone caller  Chanting   Options   2005   
Aleksandr Sokurov, director, writer, actor; Boris Khaimsky, Anatoli Nikiforov, Svetlana Proskurina, writers; Sergei Dontsov/Sergei Dreiden, others, actors  Various scenes incl. various musical pieces   Options Russian Ark movie  2002  incl. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (piano music "French Old Song" from "Children Album, Op. 39"), Mikhail Glinka, Henry Purcell (from opera "King Arthur"), possibly Georg Philipp Telemann, crowds, dancing, applause, Russian dialogue 
Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant, directors/writers  Outtake: Freelove Freeway   Options The Office DVD     
jima (James Allenspach)  X-Mas Bush   Options Dubya Cut & Paste Project  2004  George W. Bush reads 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 
Faither of E-Jitz  50 Bluebells   Options Now That's Real Music Son  2004  Jimmy Shand vs. 50 Cent (Scottish music legend Jimmy Shand's Bluebell Polka). Pitch shifted 
Alfred Apaka  My Isle of Golden Dreams   Options Adventures in Paradise     
DJ No No  Just Lose the Accordion   Options     Eminem vs. Myron Floren (Lawrence Welk's accordian-wielding polka-meister), with Circus Polka 
Phone solicitor  Debt Consolidation phone solicitation   Options     This is not another loan! Gather your statements! 
Phone solicitor  Loans to Homeowners phone solicitation   Options     In fact, some of the homeowners that I'm working with are saving up to 60% on their payments. I'll be working late as usual! We'll take a couple of minutes and see how much we can save you. 
Phone solicitor  Message for (?), Las Vegas vacation phone solicitation   Options     Or you can choose Jamaica, of course. 
Phone solicitor  You've been uniquely selected for a fly-away vacation phone solicitation   Options     Airfare on a major airline! Pick up your gift package. 
Phone solicitor  A non-profit agency, you've been approved to consolidate your credit card payments down to one phone solicitation   Options     We have secured these low rates on your behalf. 
Phone solicitor  We're surprised you haven't called, regarding reducing the rates on your credit cards phone solicitation   Options     Gather your statements and call right away! 
Jim Henson and Sam Pottle  The Muppet Show Closing Theme (instrumental)   Options The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem and More! The 25th Anniversary Collection    2 intro loops 
Steve B.  Phone message: I forgot to ask if I'm on the air.   Options   2005  We're always on the air 
Rodgers & Hammerstein  Getting To Know You   Options The King and I s.t.  1956   
A Mom  Phone message: How Come You Haven't At Least Called Me Back   Options     It's Mom, are you there? It's 9:05 Wednesday morning, I need to talk to you! I don't know where in the world you are, and how come you haven't at least called me back real quick so I can call you back. I've called I don't know how many times at the house, and, please call me! I'm gonna be gone until after lunch. Bye bye. 
A Stan  Phone message: This Stan   Options     This is Stan, I was just seeing if you're there or not. 
Steve B.  Phone message: I didn't think you'd be around, it's radio day   Options   2005   
A Dot  Phone message: We're listening to They Ignore Me   Options   2005   
Flocabulary  Quantify   Options     Rap song from SAT vocabulary study site 
Dick Kallerman  Stay tuned for Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza, one of our more exciting shows   Options Live on KOOP     
T.U.F.  Blue Danube   Options an der schonen blauen donau  1987   
Angelo Badalamenti  Laura Palmer's Theme   Options Twin Peaks s.t.  1990  One loop, as used in Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza: A Sense of Recognition (4/12/05) 
Ken  The future is always a safer place   Options   2005   
Phone caller  Buzzing   Options   2005   
David Lynch & Mark Frost, creators; Caleb Deschanel, director; Harley Peyton, writer; Kyle MacLachlan, actor  Scene: Give yourself a present   Options Twin Peaks, season 1, episode 6    I'm going to let you in on a little secret: Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it, don't wait for it, just let it happen. 
The Beatles / MP3J Reconstruction  Rain   Options     Remix of The Beatles 
Ivan Pavlov against Richard Chartier  Move March 22, 2003   Options Chessmachine     
David Lynch & Mark Frost, creators; Caleb Deschanel, director; Harley Peyton, writer; Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, actors  Scene: It could be...   Options Twin Peaks, season 1, episode 6    Could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot, black coffee, like this. A present...like Christmas. Aww, man, that hits the spot. 
Phone caller  Buzzing   Options   2005  "Kind of..." 
Phone caller  Silence   Options   2005   
Phone caller  Just wanted to say goodbye   Options   2005  Not much time left. I guess I just wanted to say goodbye. I wish I could say it in Russian. 
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Just Wanted to Say Goodbye   Options Show #363, 4/26/05  2005  Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. 
 

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Avatar 10/9/19 5:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/9/19 5:03pm chresti:

Hello
Avatar 10/9/19 5:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Be sure to call a long, long time ago.
Avatar 10/9/19 5:21pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, chresti!
Avatar 10/9/19 5:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm a north-going Zax, and I always go north. Get out of my way now and let me go forth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/9/19 5:45pm northguineahills:

Einstein's Sneetches get stitches, beaches!
Avatar 10/9/19 5:46pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Einstein on the Sneetch.
Avatar 10/9/19 5:48pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

and a pumpkin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/9/19 5:50pm northguineahills:

I've heard of peach fuzz, but not pumpkin fuzz....
Avatar 10/9/19 5:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Someday, both.
Avatar 10/9/19 6:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(Hi, ngh!)
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 10/9/19 6:01pm Rand al'Thor:

Just wanted to say hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/9/19 6:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Feeling obligated to say hello.
Avatar 10/9/19 6:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Rebel (hi)
  10/9/19 6:12pm John from Florham park:

Hello kenzo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/9/19 6:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...bYRdS...
Avatar 10/9/19 6:13pm Ian!:

Oh I fear I missed Einstein on the Beach. 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ...
Avatar 10/9/19 6:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Everything is fresh and clean, Ian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/9/19 6:18pm chresti:

Where are we?
Avatar 10/9/19 6:18pm Ian!:

It could be Frankie.
Avatar 10/9/19 6:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@chresti We are saying goodbye
  10/9/19 6:24pm Quinn:

Oh wow. I’m at the beginning stage of a cold, descending into that dazed feeling, and this is really accelerating it. It feels good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/9/19 6:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Quinn: Eat garlic. Rest. Hydrate...
Avatar 10/9/19 6:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

: ...listen to loops.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/9/19 6:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Telemarketing.
Marx Was Right.
Avatar 10/9/19 6:28pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

We're surprised you haven't called! (These were all calls I received.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10/9/19 6:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Can't wait to hear Duhbya's audiobooks of the Existentialist Classics...
Avatar 10/9/19 6:54pm Ian!:

The owls are not what they seem.
Avatar 10/9/19 6:56pm Ian!:

You can't get the wood, you know. (Goon Show, BBC)
Avatar 10/9/19 6:57pm Ian!:

Прощай.
Avatar 3:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I think this counts
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 3:02pm Bas NL:

Hi Kenzo! Beautiful, Einstein on the Beach.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Webhamster Henry:

Last. Ever. Is. Now. In. Session.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Jan Turkenburg:

hello
Avatar 3:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I miss this mic
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Yvang:

Hi!
Avatar 3:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I miss this Bas, Henry, Jan, and Yvang
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Yvang:

The owning has an end but the missing lasts...
Avatar 3:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

End's last owning
Avatar 3:12pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(missing lastblavamamza)
  3:14pm Charles:

Hello!
Avatar 3:17pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, Charles!
Avatar 3:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Has a big change happened for you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm David (in London):

Ahh, the voice of Alan Alda. How nice to hear.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Webhamster Henry:

Sneetches voice credit : Marvin Miller, who does a mean Fox In Sox.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Tome:

finally have sound audacious giving me was grief , great sounds and atomspheres Kenzo
Avatar 3:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yes yes and yes
Avatar 3:37pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Alan Alda was funny in Flirting With Disaster and good in Marriage Story
Avatar 3:37pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Marvin Miller Fox in Sox 33 1/3 rpm record sounded normal at 16 rpm
Avatar 3:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome Tome, happy you like
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Tome:

I do indeed, you can just watch the "worst" episode of MASH that's how great Alan Alda is ,,,,
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Webhamster Henry:

I saw Flirting With Disaster when it was the last movie in a the Trans-Lux 85th st theatre that was demolished days later.
Avatar 3:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Beautiful
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 3:51pm Bas NL:

Sometimes the right answer raises questions about the question.
Avatar 3:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

What has four letters.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 3:55pm Bas NL:

Need food... Switching to new kitchen amp!
Avatar 3:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

F.M. = Food Modulation
Avatar 4:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I miss that answering machine (my last one)
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Webhamster Henry:

This can't be so old: I get these every spam calls week or so!
Avatar 4:28pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I haven't gotten calls like that in decades. They were so good! I only get Chinese spam calls now.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Webhamster Henry:

I very much miss my answering machine. If I could find a 2 cassette phone-mate like I used to have, I's stick it on my VOIP line and maybe start producing outgoing messages again.
Avatar 4:30pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

At the recent Vintage Computing Festival, someone set up a little phone network to demo a wide array of ancient answering machines and phones. One had a robotic arm that lifted the phone handset.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:30pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks for reminding us of the great intellect of G. W. Bush. No wonder the Earth is going to burn down and be washed away in a flood.
Avatar 4:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Being president isn't exactly rocket science: (watch after show) youtube. com/watch?v=THNPmhBl-8I
  4:50pm chresti - in Frisco:

Hi Kenzo and everlastings!
Avatar 4:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome back, Chresti!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 4:53pm Bas NL:

Hey chresti!
  4:58pm chresti - in Frisco:

Hi Bas!
Thanks Kenzo!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:58pm Yvang:

Thanks for (last) ever Kenzo!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 4:59pm Bas NL:

Thanks Kenzo! Great one!
Avatar 5:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thanks everyone. Goodbye. The End.
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