Favoriting Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza: Playlist from August 21, 2013 Favoriting

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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.
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Favoriting August 21, 2013: (Show #468) Beginnings come out of nowhere (Trust)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New / Special Approx. start time
Hal Hartley and Justin Kawashima  Trust (closing)   Favoriting Possible Music - From the Films (etc) of Hal Hartley    2003  WAV    * ***   0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone caller  The great discussion, part 1   Favoriting     2013        0:02:17 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Benny Will Richardson & unidentified prisoners  It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad   Favoriting Parchman 12/47    1947  MP3  These recordings were made in late 1947 at the Lambert Camp at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known as Parchman Farm. Some were originally issued by Tradition on a 1958 LP entitled "Negro Prison Songs" and they are currently available on CD in two volumes - "Prison Songs" - as part of the Alan Lomax Collection on Rounder Records.  * ***   0:17:46 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Benny Will Richardson & unidentified prisoners  It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad   Favoriting Parchman 12/47    1947  MP3    ***   0:19:02 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  What Is It About?   Favoriting What Is It About?: 2/3/04, show #292    2004  MP3  Llewellyn ap Gruffydd, Cambodian field recording, callers.  * ***   0:20:00 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  What Is It About?   Favoriting What Is It About?: 2/3/04, show #292    2004  MP3    ***   0:20:04 (MP3 | Pop-up)
American Standards  My Bathroom Is a Private Kind of Place   Favoriting Bathrooms Are Coming!!    1969  MP3    * ***   0:24:27 (MP3 | Pop-up)
The Brothers Johnson  Strawberry Letter #23   Favoriting     1977  WAV    * ***   0:27:34 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Guest mic  Commercialism   Favoriting     2013        0:32:18 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone caller  Whistles   Favoriting     2013        0:39:19 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone caller  The great discussion, part 2   Favoriting     2013        0:45:02 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone caller  Drummer   Favoriting     2013        0:49:42 (MP3 | Pop-up)
The Magnetic Fields  I Thought You Were My Boyfriend   Favoriting i    2004  WAV    * ***   0:55:11 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Matrna Zubova  Lampa Kuukna Bi (Dance Of The Maiden, Lampa)   Favoriting Kalmyk 8/64    1964  MP3  Dubbed recording by Alan Lomax from Radio Moscow archives. Lampa is the name of the girl.  * ***   0:55:59 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone caller  Ticket re-gifter   Favoriting     2013        0:57:19 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone caller  Ticket re-gifter, on absurdity   Favoriting     2013        1:04:36 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone caller  Singing   Favoriting     2013        1:10:56 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Van Morrison  Tupelo Honey   Favoriting Still On Top (CD 2)    1971  MP3    * ***   1:11:56 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Van Morrison  Tupelo Honey   Favoriting Still On Top (CD 2)    1971  MP3    ***   1:13:19 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Tired of hitting butterflies (Reminders to do less)   Favoriting Tired of hitting butterflies: 7/31/13, show #465  Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  2013  MP3  Sample listing and audio: http://lastever.org/show/130731  * ***   1:17:03 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone caller  Blooping   Favoriting     2013        1:17:32 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Tired of hitting butterflies (Reminders to do less)   Favoriting Tired of hitting butterflies: 7/31/13, show #465  Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  2013  MP3    ***   1:18:17 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone caller  Last day with crazy soil scientist, last summer show   Favoriting     2013        1:19:58 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Nine Inch Nails  Hurt   Favoriting The Downward Spiral (instrumental)      WAV    * ***   1:29:52 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Alan Watts  The Silent Mind   Favoriting       MP3    * ***   1:32:08 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Alan Watts  Limits of Language   Favoriting       MP3    * ***   1:32:16 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Pinback  Anti-Hu   Favoriting Penelope EP    2001  WAV    * ***   1:34:50 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Pinback  Anti-Hu   Favoriting Penelope EP    2001  WAV    ***   1:37:17 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone caller  The great discussion, part 3   Favoriting     2013        1:39:40 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Alan Watts  Purpose (Now)   Favoriting Teaching Meditation      MP3    * ***   1:48:28 (MP3 | Pop-up)

Listener comments!


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Alex In Illinois:

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Hello, Friendship Society members.

It's great, Kenzo.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yerknow Nietzsche - this Superman theme is really unoriginal & irrelevant - & Shakespeare's full of cliches...
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listener james from westwood:

in and out today ... got a date w/ the dmv shortly but hope to catch the latter third!

I disagree that it lacks originality, and I could write 10,000 words right now explaining why.

We must continue to let go and re-sensitize.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

How should everything be different?
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Expectations of self. Can they ever be fully realized?
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Doug S.:

I folded your playlist into an origami swan.
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Rich in Washington:

one of the beautiful/tragic things about improvised artforms is that it can come out completely transcendent or completely fall apart, or anywhere in between. And what might seem like a failure to one person on the receiving end can be sublime to another.
Expectations can be one of the worst things to bring into a performance.
That and a goddamn cell phone.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- the Program is @ once multi-media, mashup/collage, & FreeForm & 'intereactive'
- but also has elements of Minimalism ;
- a theme or intent seems to be in John Cage territory of making it about Audition - in literal etymological sense of being about the Listening - of *how* listening is happening
- which is about self-examination to some extent
- which is of course challenging.
- This is counter to what most of Entertainment is usually about (& of course the Commercial element is usually in play - Time is Money too...) : Do *anything* - but don't leave leave our attention alone w/ just ourselves...

the inner child sees all radio as fascinating and deeply communicative! I will always listen at another time, any possible time! for some, myself included, who are busy/not always connected, this is their one and only radio show!!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- no - don't Change it! This Program has to be now - Now - NOW!

I'm not smart.
I like it.
Yo, Brothers Johnson.
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Rich in Washington:

That Strawberry 23 loop was my ringtone for so long I keep thinking someone's calling me.
No one calls anyone anymore.

Hi, Rich.
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Rich in Washington:

Hiya, Bliss!

You will become a pile of runes.
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charlottesville listener emails from 11 minutes ago:

"The 2-4pm Wed slot is being trashed and debased by this sophomoric narcissistic jerk whose audio-art abilities are pathetic, trite, cliched, and either sonicly clumsy and jarring, or quietly stupid and puling.

PS - get Dominic back; he is one of the finest rock dj's anywhere"

sadly, dominic's not coming back. but he does enjoy the heck out of ken's last ever.

Via @bcnft twitter.com... :
"and while i appreciate the support and calls for my return, i honestly believe ken takes radio art to a much higher plane that i ever could."
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pacific standard simon:

I went to a garden party...

pacific standard simon!! that must have been wonderful... i was at a garden yesterday early morning with fog , rabbits, and squirrels.
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pacific standard simon:

...to reminisce with my old friends...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bliss: That is great poetry
- also: When first getting into Runes (Norse divination), I just wrote them on card-paper & cut them out (rather than having actual 3D stones or such-like).
- A result was that when you Threw them - they would sometimes stand up straight or make little tent-like formations when they landed.
- Since Runes have different meanings if Inverted (or, I reasoned, just on their Sides) - this gave interesting Meanings of Runes in formation ~ realtion to each other (Runes are also Letters)...
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Rich in Washington:

Ah, the open-mindedness of college radio!
Briefly involved with my local college radio station. I shoulda took up sniffing glue instead. Really infuriating, closed-minded people.
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pacific standard simon:

If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck
But if memories were all I sang, I rather drive a truck
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

He's a Narcissist (too self-involved). Who wants *you* to call & be the Program.

Give away the ending to a story.

story a to ending the away, give!

Oh! If I don't call then there might not be a second caller to win the tickets. :S : )
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pacific standard simon:

I don't want tickets -- I hear that they explode.

it seems like people have called, yay : )
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pacific standard simon:

Texting For Dollars is trying to find me.

Twilighter, Beloved Binge, Co., Shannon Whitworth, Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, Last Year’s Men, Ironing Board Sam, Purling Hiss, Oblivians, Deep South, the Bar, Airtype, Wichita Falls, Bitter Resolve, Golden Void, ASG, Five Star, Melissa Swingle, Malcolm Holcombe, Water Liars, The Shilohs, Fletcher Opera Theater, Nathan Bowles, Angel Olsen, Grouper ,


wait, what's the phone number again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm

Work and buses conspired to make me miss most of what sounds like a great show. The archives will set that right.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

fred, where were you when I needed you??
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

434-971-9678 on air
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

but someone's on right now
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

i mean 434-971-8678
dc waters:

"Found it that way every time?" Hahahahahaha!
dc waters:

Beginnings come from endings. Uroborus.

Nice call.
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i think you really helped that girl Kenzo
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

thank you friendlies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm

Thank you, Ken.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

P.S. It's true, it's moving, the summer is ending, maybe far away, may far afield...
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fun fact: the current caller is the singer of a relatively not-famous drag city band.

I am excited about the golden ratio moment with pinback and alan! there are always lots of these, but, they are as memorable as coming across new forest clearings, little streams, calm lakes!!
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i cant wait for the end of summer! hoodies, big winter jackets, long nights
dc waters:

I'll remember to do nothing next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm

Ugh, a different time slot would probably be out of my listening hours. The archives would get my regular visit

she was raised by neither nature nor nurture : )
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thanks Kenzo, you've made my day
dc waters:

S'long. 'Twas fun.
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Rich in Washington:

thank you, Kenzo!

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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

love you all, really
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Archive up, all fun phone callers on the playlist, podcast updating soon @ lastever.org... ...
Thank you for all the delights! See you somewhere new.
Phone caller:

You're welcome!
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

We are all crazy soil scientists. We are all dismounting.
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