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Options November 9, 2020: War Is(n't) Over: Beautiful Terror, Children's Television Voteshop, The Wizard of War, The Great Communicator

4-show collage, made for WFMU's RNC Remix in 2004, as part of The Imagine Festival Of Arts, Issues and Ideas.

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  • 1) Beautiful Terror: A musical-political meditation on our world leaders at their most capitvating and horrible. George W., more beautiful than ever.
  • 2) Children's Television Voteshop: The electoral college will have the final voice. You can always count on a police officer whenever you need help.
  • 3) The Wizard of War: The Fog of War.
  • 4) The Great Communicator: Ronald Reagan said, "We can leave our children with an unrepayable debt, and a shattered economy."


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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Ken's Last Ever Extravaganza  Beautiful Terror (RNC edit)   Options Show #284, from Dec. 22, 2003  2003  Edited Sept. 2, 2004 for WFMU's RNC remix

Full source listing follows:
 
0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Explosions in the Sky  Your Hand in Mine   Options The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place  2003  Cut up into pieces and looped in realtime behind speeches, progressing and shifting gradually throughout show to slowly increasing war beat  0:29:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush, written by Michael Gerson  Various speeches   Options       0:29:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lyndon Baines Johnson  Renunciation Speech 3/31/68   Options   1968    0:30:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ronald Reagan  Speech 10/27/64   Options   1964    0:30:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dwight D. Eisenhower  Atoms for Peace speech 12/8/53   Options   1953    0:30:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt  Arsenal of Democracy speech   Options       0:30:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Douglas MacArthur  Farewell Address speech   Options       0:30:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
John F. Kennedy  Speech   Options       0:30:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush, written by Michael Gerson  Victory Speech 12/13/00   Options   2000    0:31:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush, written by Michael Gerson  State of the Union 2002 speech   Options   2002    0:31:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush, written by Michael Gerson  Memorial speech 9/14/01   Options   2001    0:31:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush, written by Michael Gerson  Address to the Nation 9/11/01 speech   Options   2001    0:31:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush, written by Michael Gerson  Address to joint session of Congress and the nation 9/20/01 speech   Options   2001    0:31:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush, written by Michael Gerson  National Day of Prayer & Remembrance speech   Options       0:31:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush  Clip: "Bring 'em on."   Options       0:32:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush  Clip: Everyone should work 4,000 hours   Options       0:32:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush  Clip: Commiserate   Options       0:32:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush  Clip: She's an unsticker   Options       0:32:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush  Clip: Working hard to put food on their family   Options       0:32:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush  Clip: Weapons of mass production   Options       0:32:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush  Clip: You say we're going to war with Iraq, I don't know why you say that. I'm the person who gets to decide that, not you.   Options       0:32:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush  Clip: Subliminable   Options       0:32:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George W. Bush  Clip: Now there's one terrible pilot   Options       0:32:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bill Clinton  Speech   Options       0:33:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Björk  New World   Options Dancer in the Dark s.t. (Selmasongs)  2000  Intro loop beat, beginning vocal, see loop, forwards and backwards  0:46:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bushwhacked  Kenzo edit   Options     My edit, removing the silly and sexual parts  0:47:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Diane Cluck  (Track 1)   Options Macy's Day Bird    Intro piano loops  0:47:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash  The Gettysburg Address   Options       0:48:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Martin Scorsese (director), Paul Schrader (writer), Robert De Niro (actor), Bernard Herrmann (music)  Scene: Thanks to the rain...   Options Taxi Driver movie  1976    0:48:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Various politicians  Various speeches   Options       0:31:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ronald Reagan  Speech 10/27/64   Options   1964    0:56:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Malcolm X  Ballot or Bullet speech   Options       0:58:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Björk  New World   Options Dancer in the Dark s.t. (Selmasongs)  2000    1:00:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Explosions in the Sky  Your Hand in Mine   Options The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place  2003    1:01:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Ken's Last Ever Extravaganza  Children's Television Voteshop (RNC edit)   Options Show #324, from July 27, 2004  2004  Behavior Modification. Edited Sept. 2, 2004 for WFMU's RNC remix.

Full source listing follows:
 
1:02:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jerry Fielding  The Bionic Woman opening theme   Options The Bionic Woman TV show  1976    1:05:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sonny Curtis  Love Is All Around (The Mary Tyler Moore Show opening theme)   Options The Mary Tyler Moore TV show  1970    1:05:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Tom Anthony, composer; Al Dana, Hank Martin, Tish Rabe, Ruth Sherman, singers; Liz Moses, actor; Kathy Mendoza, executive producer  Show excerpt, about the production of the 3-2-1 Contact theme song   Options 3-2-1 Contact Season 1, Episode 1 ("Noisy/Quiet: Production & Processing of Sound") (Jan. 14, 1980)  1980  Children's Television Workshop (CTW)  1:06:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Wes Craven, director; J. Peter Robinson, music; Miko Hughes, Heather Langenkamp, Matt Winston, Rob LaBelle, Wes Craven, David Newsom, actors  Robotic Freddy Krugar hand nightmare opening scene   Options A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 7 (New Nightmare) film  1994  3 loops, used in various ways throughout show  1:06:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  Identification   Options   2014    1:06:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Marx Brothers  The Country's Going to War   Options Duck Soup film  1933    1:07:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
mike_fictiti0us  The United States of America   Options   2004  Incl. George W. Bush  1:07:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Frank DeVol  The Brady Brides opening theme   Options The Brady Brides TV show  1981    1:07:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Peg Luksik, PA Parents Commission  Who Controls the Children excerpts   Options Who Controls the Children video (Aug. 3, 1992)  1992  Presentation on "outcome based education" - goals-based behavior and attitude modification requirements for schools - targetted at Christian Coalition chapters and framed by anti-abortion Constitutional Party three-time candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania  1:07:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mark Richards, host; Kevin McMahon, announcer  Starcade excerpts   Options Starcade TV show episode 213  1982  80's video game game show  1:08:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Schoolhouse Rock! (George Newall, Bob Dorough, writers; Jack Sheldon, singer)  I'm Gonna Send Your Vote To College   Options Schoolhouse Rock! (Special 30th Anniversary Edition) DVD (2002)  2002  The Disney/ABC propagandists reunited in 2001 just to make this delightful cartoon celebrating the existence of the electoral college that prevents citizens from having the final choice in presidential elections. "The electoral college will have the final voice."  1:08:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Barney  Excerpt about police   Options Barney & Friends: Who's Your Neighbor?  2004  Helping people is all a part of being a police officer. You can always count on a police officer whenever you need help. If you like to help people then joining the police is A-OK.  1:09:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Robert Greenwald, director  Excerpts about improprieties in 2000 presidential election   Options Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election film  2002    1:11:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Darren Aronofsky, director; Eric Watson, story; Sean Gullette, Ben Shenkman, actors  Excerpts   Options Pi film  1998  Number theory and Hebrew  1:12:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Schoolhouse Rock! (Lynn Ahrens, writer; Lori Lieberman, singer)  The Great American Melting Pot   Options Schoolhouse Rock! (Special 30th Anniversary Edition) DVD (2002)  1977  Anyone can be the president  1:12:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Billy Goldenberg  Rhoda closing theme   Options Rhoda TV show  1974    1:14:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Oliver Nelson  The Six Million Dollar Man opening theme   Options The Six Million Dollar Man TV show  1974    1:17:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Wes Craven, director; J. Peter Robinson, music; Miko Hughes, Heather Langenkamp, Matt Winston, Rob LaBelle, Wes Craven, David Newsom, actors  Robotic Freddy Krugar hand nightmare opening scene   Options A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 7 (New Nightmare) film  1994    1:17:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Schoolhouse Rock! (Lynn Ahrens, writer & singer)  The Preamble   Options Schoolhouse Rock! (Special 30th Anniversary Edition) DVD (2002)  1976    1:17:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Michael Moore, director  Excerpt about Al Gore in joint session of Congress certifying 2000 election results   Options Fahrenheit 9/11 film  2004    1:19:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Andrei Tarkovsky, director; Susan Fleetwood, actor  Scene: House burning down at end   Options The Sacrifice film  1986     
Ken  Identification   Options   2004    1:20:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Ken  Identification   Options   2020     
Ken's Last Ever Extravaganza  The Wizard of War (RNC edit)   Options Show #301, from Mar. 23, 2004  2004  Edited Sept. 2, 2004 for WFMU's RNC remix.

Full source listing follows:
 
1:22:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Philip Glass  The Fog of War   Options The Fog of War s.t.  2003    1:25:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Phone callers  Four callers to today's C-SPAN coverage of 9/11 Commission hearing   Options C-SPAN Mar. 23, 2004  2004    1:25:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Philip Glass  67 Cities   Options The Fog of War s.t.  2003    1:27:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Noam Chomsky  Excerpt on media's delusion and blood dripping from Americans' hands   Options Manufacturing Consent film  1992    1:28:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Philip Glass  (Various tracks)   Options The Fog of War s.t.  2003    1:28:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  Identification   Options   2004    1:31:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Phone callers  Four callers to today's C-SPAN coverage of 9/11 Commission hearing   Options C-SPAN Mar. 23, 2004  2004    1:31:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Ken  Identification   Options   2020     
Ken's Last Ever Extravaganza  The Great Communicator (Ronald Reagan) (RNC edit)   Options Show #317, from June 8, 2004  2004  Ronald Reagan said, "We can leave our children with an unrepayable debt, and a shattered economy." (May cause stomach illness.) With layered copies of Antonio Vivaldi - Cello Concerto in E Minor, third movement, and Jello Biafra.

Edited Sept. 2, 2004 for WFMU's RNC remix.

This show was followed up the next week by the more ridiculous "Better Off Dead" (6/15/04).

Sept. 10, 2006: Featured on DIYmedia's Ronald Reagan Translations. (Their comment: "A mega-mix of Reagan ramblings, many of them ironic as f*ck.")

Aug. 15, 2010: Sampled by The National Cynical Network in their Ronald Reagan Remix "Deconstructing Dutch."
 
1:33:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Antonio Vivaldi  Cello Concerto in E Minor, third movement   Options       1:35:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ronald Reagan  Various speeches   Options       1:36:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken  Identification   Options   2004    1:56:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jello Biafra  Hostages: Don't you wish you had him on your side?   Options What Reagan Didn't Know      1:57:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ronald Reagan  "I gave the government back to the people"   Options       1:59:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Ken  Outro   Options   2020    1:59:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

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

War Is(n't) Over
Avatar 3:14pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(if you still want it)
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Santos L. Halper:

What is this lovely loop that W is sullying?
Avatar 3:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Explosions in the Sky
Avatar 3:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Your Hand In Mine, I think
Avatar Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza supporter Year-End Fundraiser 2020 Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Santos L. Halper:

Ah, thanks, that makes sense (in more ways than one)
Avatar 3:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

A tradition of pro-war torch-passing continues unabated
Avatar 3:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

There you go, a full list of all the things.
Avatar 3:36pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Huh, this song was only a month old during this broadcast
Avatar 3:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Gerson joined the Bush campaign before 2000 as a speechwriter and went on to head the White House speechwriting team. "No one doubts that he did his job exceptionally well," wrote Ramesh Ponnuru in a 2007 article otherwise very critical of Gerson in National Review. According to Ponnuru, Bush's speechwriters had more prominence in the administration than their predecessors did under previous presidents because Bush's speeches did most of the work of defending the president's policies, since administration spokesmen and press conferences did not. On the other hand, he wrote, the speeches would announce new policies that were never implemented, making the speechwriting in some ways less influential than ever.
Avatar 3:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

My most vivid memory of Mike at Starbucks is one I have labored in vain to shake. We were working on a State of the Union address in John's (McConnell's) office when suddenly Mike was called away for an unspecified appointment, leaving us to 'keep going.' We learned only later, from a chance conversation with his secretary, where he had gone, and it was a piece of Washington self-promotion for the ages: At the precise moment when the State of the Union address was being drafted at the White House by John and me, Mike was off pretending to craft the State of the Union in longhand for the benefit of a reporter.
Avatar 3:40pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Gerson proposed the use of a "smoking gun/mushroom cloud" mixed-metaphor during a September 5, 2002 meeting of the White House Iraq Group, in an effort to sell the American public on the nuclear dangers posed by Saddam Hussein.
Avatar 3:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

“Gerson wanted to use the theological language that Bush had made his own since Sept. 11,” Frum writes, “so ‘axis of hatred’ became ‘axis of evil.’ ” Bush had nothing to do with it. Frum does allow, however, that once Bush “uttered it, ‘axis of evil’ ceased to be a speechwriter’s phrase and became his own.”
Avatar 3:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Coming to the end of Beautiful Terror...Children's Television Voteshop (Behavior Modification) up next.
Avatar 3:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh, I never got to thank Isabelle in Quebec, and Monica in Germany. Thanks!
Avatar 3:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

And Chresti, of course. And you too, Santos!
Avatar 4:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hmm, to dig up the source listing for this one...
Avatar 4:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I wonder if this is the version that ends right here...
Avatar 4:12pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Ooh I haven't heard these parts in a long time
Avatar 4:13pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The Disney/ABC propagandists reunited in 2001 just to make this delightful cartoon celebrating the existence of the electoral college that prevents citizens from having the final choice in presidential elections. "The electoral college will have the final voice."
Avatar 4:16pm Constance De Witt:

Yes, that's right!
Avatar 4:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome back to the new old new old world, Constance!
Avatar 4:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

OK, maybe it'll end right here...
Avatar 4:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Wow, more parts of Children Television Voteshop we never hear anymore...
Avatar 4:19pm Constance De Witt:

Humans are not really important after all, Kenzo. We will need to accept that fact, soon.
Avatar 4:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

'struth
Avatar 4:28pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

OMG, looking at the playlist from the full version of The Wizard of War (edit playing today), I played a Mary Poppins track by Sherman & Sherman called Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. Is that real?
Avatar 4:33pm Martinibomb:

Hi Kenzo!
Avatar 4:33pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome to the same ol' world as always, Martinibomb
Avatar 4:34pm Martinibomb:

Well it's a nice world to visit
Avatar 4:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yeah, you can be nice in it
Avatar 4:36pm Martinibomb:

I'll try to behave
Avatar 4:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

If not, they'll behave you.
Avatar 4:42pm Constance De Witt:

Love and anarchy for all!
Avatar 4:43pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I remember this one. The man kicked, and then I found 79 speeches in a hurry and ran in to do this one live. I'm looking at the files now...many are RealAudio.
Avatar 4:46pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

<3 @CDW
Avatar 4:51pm Constance De Witt:

Freedom for South Americans... ha ha.
Avatar 4:52pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The laughs keep coming
Avatar 4:56pm Constance De Witt:

I miss the Soviet Union. Thanks as usual for the great atmosphere, Kenzo.
Avatar 4:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

My terrible pleasure, Constance.
Avatar 5:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hear the audio archive here, anytime!
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