Favoriting Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza: Playlist from November 6, 2013 Favoriting

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Favoriting November 6, 2013: (Show #482) Co-existentialism (holding your breadth)

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Artist Track Album Year Format Comments New / Special Approx. start time
Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz  People don't know what they want   Favoriting Bodies, Rest and Motion  1993  WAV    * ***   0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Not a lot of stations in the world (James Ford outro)   Favoriting My So-Called Mind: 12/24/12 via 10/2/13, show #447/#476  2012  MP3    * ***   0:00:30 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Amanda Nazario  Please stay tuned now, I know you will love it   Favoriting Nazario Scenario on WFMU's GTDRadio 7/17/13  2013  MP3    * ***   0:00:53 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Amanda Nazario  More on phone   Favoriting Nazario Scenario on WFMU's GTDRadio 11/6/13  2013  WAV    * ***   0:02:03 (MP3 | Pop-up)
W.G. Snuffy Walden  My So-Called Life Theme   Favoriting My So-Called Life s.t.  1994  WAV    * ***   0:02:22 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Amanda Nazario  Buying a phone because of commercial   Favoriting Nazario Scenario on WFMU's GTDRadio 11/6/13  2013  WAV    * ***   0:02:42 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Give the Drummer Radio live stream   Favoriting   2013  MP3    * ***   0:03:56 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Russell Brand  Newsnight   Favoriting Russell Brand on BBC Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman  2013  WAV    * ***   0:10:39 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Adrien Brody  How are you to imagine anything if the images are always provided for you?   Favoriting Detachment  2011  WAV    * ***   0:12:49 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Adrien Brody  Fight dullness in our consciousness   Favoriting Detachment  2011  WAV    * ***   0:13:38 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Adrien Brody  To believe in lies while knowing they're false   Favoriting Detachment  2011  WAV    * ***   0:15:12 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Bright Eyes  An Attempt to Tip the Scales (reversed)   Favoriting Fevers And Mirrors    WAV    * ***   0:15:45 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Bright Eyes  An Attempt to Tip the Scales   Favoriting Fevers And Mirrors    WAV    * ***   0:16:34 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Bee Gees  More Than a Woman   Favoriting     WAV    * ***   0:17:52 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Bee Gees  More Than a Woman   Favoriting     WAV    * ***   0:18:53 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Adrien Brody  How are you to imagine anything if the images are always provided for you?   Favoriting Detachment  2011  WAV    ***   0:24:16 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Jim O'Rourke  Women Of the World   Favoriting     WAV    * ***   0:25:00 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Beginnings come out of nowhere (Trust)   Favoriting Beginnings come out of nowhere: 8/21/13, show #468  2013  MP3  Samples & audio: http://lastever.org/show/130821  * ***   0:32:17 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Beginnings come out of nowhere (Trust)   Favoriting Beginnings come out of nowhere: 8/21/13, show #468  2013  MP3    ***   0:33:13 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone call  I'm on the road, I love this show, I love what you're doing   Favoriting   2013        0:37:29 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Tim Roth  What I want isn't out there, isn't in here   Favoriting Bodies, Rest and Motion  1993  WAV    * ***   0:49:06 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Gary Jules  Mad World   Favoriting     WAV    * ***   0:50:03 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Mountain Goats  New Monster Avenue   Favoriting     WAV    * ***   0:51:06 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Hal Hartley  TV Deadens the Inner Core of my Being (excerpt)   Favoriting Trust    MP3    * ***   0:56:57 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Adrien Brody  How are you to imagine anything if the images are always provided for you?   Favoriting Detachment  2011  WAV    ***   0:59:04 (MP3 | Pop-up)
George Lucas  movies theme,time in life when you have to leave,make transitional change 1 step beyond,brave,not experienced   Favoriting American Graffiti documentary    MP3    * ***   1:05:31 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Charlie Kaufman  Lecture   Favoriting Screenwriters Lecture Highlights    MP3    * ***   1:06:52 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Jeff Daniels, Emily Bergl  There used to be more time, before I had to work   Favoriting Chasing Sleep  2000  WAV    * ***   1:07:16 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Albert Brooks  tv is everything to 10 year old,like heroin,parents made me and i got hooked   Favoriting Defending Your Life    WAV    * ***   1:08:26 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Sense of Ongoing Everness   Favoriting Sense of Ongoing Everness: 10/30/13, show #481  2013  MP3  (when it gets dark we'll go home) Samples & audio: http://lastever.org/show/131030  * ***   1:09:50 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Lou Reed  Perfect Day   Favoriting Transformer  1972  WAV    * ***   1:12:55 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Alessio Rastani  Trader on market crashing, dreams of another recession   Favoriting BBC, Dec. 2012  2012  MP3    * ***   1:16:38 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Al Lewis & phone caller  At least the Mafia had class   Favoriting Grandpa vs. Monroe on WBAI    WAV  Thanks to Rico for tape  * ***   1:17:48 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  I Believe (our favorite children)   Favoriting I Believe (our favorite children): 9/18/13, show #473  2013  MP3  Samples & audio: http://lastever.org/show/130918  * ***   1:18:52 (MP3 | Pop-up)
R.E.M.  I Believe   Favoriting Lifes Rich Pageant  1986  WAV    * ***   1:21:06 (MP3 | Pop-up)
R.E.M.  I Believe   Favoriting Lifes Rich Pageant  1986  WAV    ***   1:23:44 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Al Lewis  Wake up, America   Favoriting Grandpa vs. Monroe on WBAI    WAV  Thanks to Rico for tape  ***   1:26:19 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Trevor Timm, Parker Higgins  Pwn the Drones: A Survey of UAV Hacks and Exploits   Favoriting HOPE Number Nine, July 13-15, 2012  2012  MP3    * ***   1:27:17 (MP3 | Pop-up)
President George W. Bush  President's Address to the Nation - September 13, 2007   Favoriting   2007  MP3    * ***   1:29:20 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Interview  Bar bans Google glass video recording   Favoriting   2013  MP3    * ***   1:31:28 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Steve Bierfeldt  TSA Interrogation   Favoriting Passenger detained by TSA for carrying cash    WAV    * ***   1:32:57 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Carter Thornton  Raid on chicken farmer-Maricopa County, AZ notice reading   Favoriting Live from Castello Plan 6/25/12  2012  MP3  From Airborne Event w/Dan Bodah 6/25/12 WFMU  * ***   1:36:54 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Phone call  It's hard not to be an existentialist   Favoriting   2013        1:42:04 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Alan Watts  Wisdom of the Mountains!   Favoriting     MP3    * ***   1:50:46 (MP3 | Pop-up)
Adrien Brody  How are you to imagine anything if the images are always provided for you?   Favoriting Detachment  2011  WAV    ***   1:59:20 (MP3 | Pop-up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm
listener james from westwood:

g'day kenzo, and all!!
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Not hearing the show.
Hearing something else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm

Tim Roth and Eric Stoltz are doing excellent impressions of classic blues artists.
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WFMU not broadcasting the show.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

oops wrong button there it is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm

Not grounded?
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Tons of static, as if something is half plugged in.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

and there's the rest of the freaking cable
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All is well now.
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"Do Cellphones Weaken Our Ability to Fight Disease?"
New Psychology Today article.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

is everything or nothing ok?
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It is all good now, Kenzo.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

but I mean what about everything else? Today? There?
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Avatar 2:27pm

Waiting to hear your voice to see how *you're* doing this week, 'zo.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

oh, right, I wasn't on the stream during the first part! gah
Avatar 2:29pm

Sounding better -- good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm
listener james from westwood:

ted barron
Avatar 2:36pm

On my end at least, it'd be great if the voices were boosted and/or the music lowered. Can hardly understand either you or the caller.

Under partly sunny skies we nonetheless have a flash-flood alert, so much goodness is raining down on, and emanating from, this show all at once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm
Mike Noble:

forgive me if this question is uncouth: does kenzo use proprietary software to make his programs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm
Mike Noble:

oh i meant, "radio programs." do you use proprietary sound collage software. or are you just using... uh... traktor? mixxx?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm
Mike Noble:

how's this visual premise: a guy dressed as a "DJ" miming that he is "spinning" and "scratching" on a rig that is visibly not even plugged in to anything. while kenzo mixes the program from behind a curtain.
Avatar 2:46pm
Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

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If , live, you were still going to have comments on your site, you could have a large projection behind you of just the comment page.
Could, not should.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

yeah, i could create such dreadful things, it would be easier to do that than not. we have to resist the dreadful so willfully today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm

Or in front of you, so we still can't see what's going on.....
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

negativland gave out blindfolds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm

An inverted mirror ball. So the whole studio is inside a glittering disco Dyson sphere, basically.

Sight of the show does, would, and will look like an originary moment of communicative connection between spheres, which certainly includes sight of a bone in the sky slowly turning end for end.
Avatar 2:50pm

"dreadful" is a good choice of word.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm
Mike Noble:

A large red button that says "DO NOT PRESS" but is so big and bright that the audience could not resist pressing it. The button is wired to randomly toggle something on Kenzo's rig (turns a device off, causes something to loop, cause something to go backwards, etc).
Avatar 2:51pm

Causes a trap door to open and the one that ushed the button ends up sliding down and out a door and ending up on the sidewalk.
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Mad World -- makes a nice mash up with the theme from the movie "Rogue." ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm
listener james from westwood:

heh, thought that was gary jules.
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Allowing cats and dogs to come to the show would be nice, but that is probably not in your (Kenzo's) hands to decide.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm
Mike Noble:

I'm embarrassed to admit that despite floating around the WFMU world for the past few years, I'm only a recent convert to the world of KLERE. Kenzo: do you ever go up to DC for live performances?
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

no, we have no responsibility
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Mike! I'll try! Archives in the meantime: lastever.org
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Believe I'm hearing "Bell Hell" -- kool, Kenzo!

In the meanwhile, "Rogue World" can be heard here: soundcloud.com...
Avatar 3:12pm

TV vs. Radio: It's like absolutely *every*thing else a person indulges in -- all in *moderation* is key.
Avatar 3:14pm

Speaking of visuals, here's a stunner: apod.nasa.gov...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm
listener james from westwood:

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And for you NYer's, there was this a couple of days ago: apod.nasa.gov...

@Mike: IGnoble to use the "c" word ya know. :,
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@kat330 (in regards to 1st image)
Because of photoshop I am reluctant to be amazed by colors and images in photos like that.
that having been said, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm

Forgot to chime in and say Howdeez!
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Howdy Extravaganzites
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Saw it live.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm
listener james from westwood:

this isn't al lewis, is it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm
listener james from westwood:

holy jeebuz, i was right. that voice is unforgettable. what a character.
Avatar 3:34pm

Is anyone at all surprised that the only consistent commenters of the female sex are the two or so who have to be confined at a desk IAE during a stretch of time coinciding with programming? Seems less like program loyalty and more like, "well, it sure beats working during these hours."

More women might spend even their precious leisure time commenting / listening with an honest loyalty if the community did a better job with a supportive atmosphere. Just offering an observation.
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"I'm not going to get in an argument with you."
What a joke.
Terrible answer.
Straight up denial/evasion.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hi kat! apod is great today, huh !
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Hey, RR -- very supportive greeting! ;)
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Amazing how they all refuse to answer his question about his legal rights, even when he states that he will answr any question he is legally required to ask.
I know, evryone here knows that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm
listener james from westwood:

the guy's first mistake: saying anything except "i won't answer any questions and i will only speak to my lawyer." tell die polizei nothing.
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I disagree.
It wasn't a mistake to ask them was he legally required to answer the question.
He did this purposefully and for a reason.
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@listener james from westwood
In general, I agree with your "tell die polizei nothing" comment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm
listener james from westwood:

that question makes sense; it's just risky to give them any sort of wedge. they're like ivy on a wall, finding the thinnest crack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm
Mike Noble:

@kat330: I'm never around enough, but I've always enjoyed your posts in playlists. I'll try to get my buddy Quinn (Miss 7SD) to post more. I'm following you on tumblr now too.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"it's hard not to be an existentialist"
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Reflecting further on my observation, it's more than likely the community actually prefers to exclude females and keep it a good ol' boys club.

Kenzo, thanks for playing some of my "Bell Hell" somewhere up there, regardless if it doesn't show up. Have a good rest of your hump day!
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@Mike Noble: Ah, so that's you! Great photos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm

Eck, while stuck at my desk, I can barely comment. now off to a meeting. Thanks Ken, awesome broadcast as per usual!

@kat: on that topic, the main WFMU page has many prolific female commentators. (I comment more once the office starts emptying out).
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Thanks, Kenzo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm
Mike Noble:

I'm listening from DC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm
Mike Noble:

I should email @kenzo some time about guesting on RadioCPR in DC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm
listener james from westwood:

kat, not sure what sparked the conclusions above, but if it helps, i split chatting with work this late in the day, so it's less common than during the a.m.
the gtdr stream is a subset of the pool of commenters to the on-air shows, with some unique commenters on both.
kenzo, thanks for another hypnotic show!
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

love to you all, all
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

kat: Myself - sometimes I feel very much included - other times excluded. It depends on the Program, who's there, if I have anything worthy to say (by whatever criteria) - any # of things. I'm sorry you feel it's sexist in any way - don't understand it - hope it isn't true, but don't negate your perceptions either! There are several female commenters I consider essential to the Community here - whatever that is - yourself included.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm
listener james from westwood:

and i know waaaay less about music than many of the wonderful folks here. much of the time i just watch the chat and learn.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

online apparitions of text are fairly genderless to me
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Happy archive has appeared, even with the missing early bits.

Late replies! -->
@kat330: Thanks for the volume-adjusting suggestion. Today there were some levels challenges since I didn't have the special volume button with me. I have subsequently eliminated the need to have such button ever again!

@Mike Noble: I don't use any live-audio software (like Traktor/etc.). Just basic players akin to a sea of turntables and tape decks, and it's on me to do something interesting with that. I do write a lot of software to make it work better, and to make the live playlist w/accurate timestamps possible straight from my live sampling (to say nothing of the live playlist software I wrote earlier for the website...). Today I wrote software to fix this week's levels problem for the future!

@Bliss: I like the trap-door-at-show idea, except instead of sliding out to the sidewalk, you wind up in a random world far away.

@Mike Noble: DC not so far away...good idea to play there! Welcome to the show.

@kat330: If I used your piece this week, it was in a sample from one of the earlier shows sampled. Thanks for otherworldly astronomy photos.

@listener james from westwood: Long live Grandpa Al Lewis! And, happy to hypnotize.

@kat330: You're describing a vast capitalist phenomenon about desk wage slavery in general. No gender escapes it outside of the upper classes!

Hello and thanks again to the nice mystery callers, listener james, Bliss, Ike, kat330, David, Mike, cklequ, northguineahills, duke, Revolution Rabbit Nov63, Give the Drummer Doug, Bryan in Austin, and all the other beings out there!

"You're not going to solve world problems by facetiousness."
"You're note going to solve them with the current system, at least facetiousness is funny."

ha.ha.ha, hilarious. Thanks k. I don't think I have ever heard of Russell Brand, but will be looking into anything else he's said or done, now.

I don't know why i am never here in the time that you are there. work. looking for work. art. looking for art. breathing. looking for breathing. i never thought i could miss so much life while looking for it.

i hope happiness in all you find.
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I am not sure what else Russell Brand has done and I have a feeling I don't want to look too hard. But that interview was just amazing.

working for art
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@Mike Noble: 7SD might have been our "gateway" program to all the rest here, but after donating over $400 specifically to Ken & Andy and never receiving a single "thank you" from either, Philo and I eschew the show now.

@northguineahills: FMU Main page? I'm quite familiar with "main page" shows and, no, there are not "many prolific female commentators" day to day except a couple during the 40-hr. U.S. work week when at their jobs. There are a few others loyal to a specific DJ, but not like yourself or Rabbit all over the grid.

@James: At least you're splitting work and chatting. :) [Besides, I believe you work for yourself as do I -- completely different from being paid by another to do this thing here.]

@Kenzo: re: "describing a vast capitalist phenomenon" -- I don't think you're getting my drift, which is about females on lists and in what circumstance they're more likely to appear. There's certainly no lack of male "desk jockeys" also on the lists, but that wasn't my specific point. Email if still confused. :)
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What show would I produce if I had an air slot on Friday? I would air a progressive rock show! No matter the date, time, or station, I would do a prog show. When I did radio, I did prog. When I don't do radio, I request prog. Prog is treated worse than disco, which I never understood. I'm not a prog bigot, I make fun of it, I get it... but I still love it!

The archives are more interesting, or at least more surprising, when the DJ is talking to me, even though I won't hear it for days. Still, I don't expect anyone else to come back to read or reply to my comments because only you get a notification.

There is lots of post-show chatter on this playlist, and it looks like a bunch of MUD @commands, but they're really just faux-Twitter @'s. FMU MUD!
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Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Before I leave this earth, I will implement a MUD in the playlist comments.

They'll reply to your comments because your comments will happen next Wednesday.

There was "prog" in "The Long View (the cathedrals of our age)": wfmu.org...
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