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A live, improvised sound collage experiment, going back 28 years, weaving mesmerizing new soundscapes from found and collected materials right in the present moment.
Pop music, speeches, live phone calls and spontaneous monologues become ambient loopy layered threads riding the liminal spaces between waking and dreaming. (Visit homepage.)

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Options July 25, 2022: Mommy? (Scary hypnotic weaving, with three-year old niece as glue.) | 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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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Mommy?   Options Show #257, from Feb. 6, 2002, live at Chama, East Village, NYC  2002  Scary hypnotic weaving, with three-year old niece as glue.

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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Ken  Intermission 2022   Options   2022    0:59:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  Intermission 2021   Options   2021    1:01:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Mommy?   Options Show #257, from Feb. 6, 2002, live at Chama, East Village, NYC  2002    1:03:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken and apprentice  Mommy?   Options   2021    1:57:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Ad Council PSA  It takes a man to be a dad   Options   1990's    1:58:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  Goodbye 2021   Options   2021    1:59:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  Goodbye 2022   Options   2022    2:00:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


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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 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 Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 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 Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:09pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Is a handshake like a milkshake?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 5:10pm chresti:

At first, I thought the stray cat was caterwauling outside
Avatar 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 6:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Kenzo. Kubrick. 'Kay ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 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 Swag For Life Member 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 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 Swag For Life Member 5/1/19 7:00pm Rich in Washington:

Dad?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 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 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 5/31/21 3:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mommy?
Avatar 5/31/21 3:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mommy...
  5/31/21 3:03pm Mommy:

Hello Son
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/31/21 3:03pm chresti:

Yes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/31/21 3:04pm chresti:

What is it NOW?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/31/21 3:05pm chresti:

Hi Kenzo and everlastings!
Avatar 5/31/21 3:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Questions that have no answers. Hello chresti!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 5/31/21 3:09pm Bas NL:

Hi Kenzo! Hi Chresti!
Avatar 5/31/21 3:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

My updated show could be called "why?" Enough material to fill weeks.
Avatar 5/31/21 3:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yes Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/31/21 3:11pm fred:

Hi Kenzo and others. Have I heard this before?
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 5/31/21 3:11pm Bas NL:

Nineteen years late, but hey..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/31/21 3:12pm chresti:

Hi Bas! Hi fred!
Avatar 5/31/21 3:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

fred, I guess so! It's unique.
Avatar 5/31/21 3:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(and yet of its time)
Avatar 5/31/21 3:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I hear Magnetic Fields, Love is Lighter Than Air
Avatar 5/31/21 3:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Now I hear Magnetic Fields, No One Will Ever Love You
Avatar 5/31/21 3:22pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Now I hear Mommy?
  5/31/21 3:34pm Queen Elizabeth II:

Must the reverb be on 100% forever?
  5/31/21 3:43pm Kenzo:

That's how this is an unusual one.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5/31/21 3:46pm PaulRobeson1920:

Hello one & all
  5/31/21 3:49pm Kenzo:

Hello, Queen, paul, and Mommy. I hear memo? memo, and Godspeed You Black Emperor
Avatar 5/31/21 4:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I hear Art Bell radio show
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 5/31/21 4:07pm Bas NL:

Great ambience Kenzo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/31/21 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 5/31/21 4:08pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"chresti? chresti..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5/31/21 4:12pm chresti:

Exactly... I'm over here!
Avatar 3:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Exactly... You're over here!
Avatar 3:04pm LadyChanticleer:

Ok, hi! I'm in the right chat now!
Avatar 3:05pm desert fox:

Ok, hi! I followed you here Lady C. Everywhere u go, I go.
Avatar 3:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Right, it's all that's left! Hi LadyChanticleer. I hope you decide to come back to make another show next week, but in this slot...
Avatar 3:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Lead the way, desert fox!
Avatar 3:07pm LadyChanticleer:

YES DF! The duo
Avatar 3:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Lightning storm here, slight possibility audio will fizz out...
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 3:17pm Bas NL:

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

Bas, charged up to see you
Avatar 3:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mmm, saw this Magnetic Fields song played live a couple of months ago, 20 1/2 years later than when originally used this sample
Avatar 3:21pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh, ha, only just noticed I'd sent people to the wrong playlist back on your playlist, LadyChanticleer! Thanks for finding us anyway.
Avatar 3:23pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Here's hoping the lightning storm doesn't fry the two computers, mixer, microphone, monitor, router, and modem! Fingers crossed
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 3:29pm Bas NL:

Careful with headphones!
Avatar 3:30pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yeah I moved to listen on wire free device
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 3:31pm Bas NL:

:)
Avatar 3:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Storm was fierce, I'm surprised no power line went down
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 3:39pm Bas NL:

Glad it did not disturb this great mix!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Franco Twinkie:

Ken, I've been lost in a box of old photographs - this is the perfect sound track.
Avatar 3:52pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I've been there lately too, Franco
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 3:52pm WR:

I'm just lost, good soundtrack for that, too.
Avatar 3:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I've been there lately too, WR.
  3:58pm egould:

Thanks Ken! Dig the atmospherics.
Avatar 3:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Dig dug, egould
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Franco Twinkie:

But now I've got to come up for air and clean this mess up before Chresti gets home!
Avatar 4:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

That's another fine mess
Avatar 4:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hey, no shows from me for the next few weeks. If we're lucky, from someone else!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Rich in Washington:

So, in a way, this IS Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza (for two weeks).
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:15pm WR:

Franco, was looking at your green them avatars. The apple pies pic is 1 year old or someone is selling 1 year old apple pies?
Avatar 4:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Rich, that's the last time you've said that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Franco Twinkie:

I was just looking for green stuff in my files. I know for a fact that it was in Walmart.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 4:27pm WR:

Today's mix reminds me of going to the shopping mall on acid. What little I can remember from that day about 50 years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Franco Twinkie:

A long time ago I walked to the Alpha-Beta, a supermarket a few blocks from my house on acid. I was fascinated/horrified by the frozen food section.
Avatar 4:31pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This mix reminds me of the frozen section
Avatar 4:45pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This Tangerine Dream was only 20 years old then
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 4:50pm Bas NL:

Awesome this!
Avatar 4:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I wonder what it was like for the people who sat there for this two hour show.
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 4:55pm Bas NL:

I'd lie down on the floor.
Avatar 4:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

See you in 4 weeks
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 4:59pm Bas NL:

Great show! Have a nice break Kenzo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Rich in Washington:

Thanks, Kenzo! See you later!
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 5:00pm WR:

Be seeing you Kenzo. Thank you! Wishing you a productive and reinvigorating break.
Avatar 5:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Be all your bestests, everyone
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