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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza

WFMU

A live, improvised sound collage experiment, going back 23 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. Weekly Wednesdays 5-7pm ET on the Give the Drummer Radio stream!

A live, improvised sound collage experiment, going back 23 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. Weekly Wednesdays 5-7pm ET on the Give the Drummer Radio stream!
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Location:

East Orange, NJ

Networks:

WFMU

Description:

A live, improvised sound collage experiment, going back 23 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. Weekly Wednesdays 5-7pm ET on the Give the Drummer Radio stream!

Language:

English


Episodes

Terminal Sunshine & Uncertainty is OK (Shows 333/357) | Download full MP3 from Aug 15, 2018

8/15/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Terminal Sunshine (Like a Rainbow Canon)" - Show #333, from 9/7/04 [What was it you were thinking about? Contains live looped and layered fragments of: Ordinary People (Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Robert Redford, Judith Guest, Alvin Sargent) - choir, what was it you were thinking about, how was the show, I think we should stick to the plan, have you thought about calling that doctor, the month's up, silence of our souls,...

Duration:02:06:56

There's So Much Left to Do (Show #435) | Download full MP3 from Jun 13, 2018

8/15/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "There's So Much Left to Do (what's the secret? finding out by doing)" - Show #435, from June 21, 2012 Graham Chapman - "I'd like to tell you about a minority group of people who have never been deprived" - Monty Python's Flying Circus John Carpenter - "Escape From New York" 3-2-1 Contact - "You do have the tendency to regard the computer as your friend. Do you ever throw your coffee cup at your computer?" Ken Dr. Seuss - "Yertle the Turtle" Disney...

Duration:01:47:45

Everyone is Leaving (I love you, I forgive you, forgive me, thank you, goodbye) (Show #606) | Download full MP3 from Aug 8, 2018

8/8/2018
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Radiohead - "Exit Music (for a film) loops" Ken - "You are here" Radiohead - "Exit Music (for a film) layered loops forward and backward" Four Tet - "Hands (layered)" Anna Pacquin - "Hey hey hey hey, c'mon geese!" - Fly Away Home Airhead - "South Congress" The Residents - "The Festival of Death" Negativland / KROB - "Over the Edge 7/20/18 with Star Trek samples" [Spock! Spock....!] Dustin O'Halloran - "An Ending, A Beginning" Constant Smiles - "Sea of Birds" - Lost Shlohmo -...

Duration:01:56:41

From the last tour: On Pillows, Mysteries Going On All The Time, In Between Dates (Shows #501,502,505) | Download MP3 from Jun 6, 2018

8/8/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "On Pillows" - Show #501, from Sept. 15, 2014 [Live at Chimney Swift Collective Land Trust, in Ithaca NY] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Mysteries Going On All The Time (keep doing those things)" - Show #502, from Sept. 17, 2014 [Live at The Ninth Ward at Babeville, in Buffalo NY. Playlist/sample listing] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "In Between Dates (choices all around you)" - Show #505, from Oct. 1, 2014 [Live at The Crown, in...

Duration:02:08:46

3 Spooky sound collages! | Download full MP3 from Aug 1, 2018

8/1/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "George & Adolf (Someone Who Has a Job to Do / I'm a Loving Guy)" - Show #270, from 9/24/03 [First hour. Full source listing (playlist) here] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "2001: A War Odyssey" - Show #272, from 10/1/03 [First half of second hour. George & Adolf on a space carousel. Tiny playlist here. Contains: György Ligeti's Requiem from 2001: A Space Odyseey (various copies speedshifted, reversed, layered), Ken's Last Ever Radio...

Duration:02:06:32

Lost Episodes from 2004 (Show #338,343) | Download full MP3 from May 23, 2018

8/1/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Hour 1: Lost episode #1" - Show #338 from Oct. 26, 2004 [Live on KOOP Austin, never heard since] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Hour 2: Lost episode #2" - Show #343, from Nov. 30, 2004 [Live on KOOP Austin, never heard since] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/79251

Duration:02:00:00

Karen's Dead and other Austin favs (Shows #262-266/#602) | Download full MP3 from Jul 25, 2018

7/25/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Karen's Dead (give her the goddamned camera!)" - Show #262, from 7/23/03 [Soundtrack to the beautiful unending experience of Ordinary People. Contains: Ordinary People, Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Elizabeth McGovern, Scott Doebler, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Numbers 1-4, Aimee Mann, Wise Up, Magnolia, Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D Major, Marvin Hamlisch, Robert Redford, Alvin Sargent, Judith Guest, Brian Eno,...

Duration:02:08:36

Great Green Wall (Show #590) | Download full MP3 from May 16, 2018

7/25/2018
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Noel - "Silent Mourning" [Loop] Ken - "We'll slip away" Noel - "Silent Mourning" [Loop] Walter Murch - "Good example of the power of the sound" Walter Murch - "He doesn't have the film in his head, he loves the process of making" Nada Surf - "Blizzard of 77" [Loop] Jack Kornfield - "Loving kindness Part 12" Eumir Deodato - "Also Sprach Zarathustra" [Layers] Walter Murch - "Li, things unlikely to get except by chance" Dustin O'Halloran - "An Ending, A Beginning" Julianna Barwick -...

Duration:01:59:38

Reinventing the Wheel (Show #542/601) | Download full MP3 from Jul 18, 2018

7/18/2018
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Tori Amos - "Frog on My Toe" Ken - "Intro" Tori Amos - "Frog on My Toe" [Layers] Vangelis - "Tears in Rain" - Blade Runner s.t. Jerry Lewis - "You have to follow your instinct" - Interview by Dick Caviett Saint-Saens - "The Aquarium" Stone Roses - "It takes time for people to fall in love with you, but it's inevitable" - Made of Stone documentary Manhattans - "Shining Star" Taylor Kitsch - "Absolutely everything around me was false" - The Grand Seduction [Everybody was telling me...

Duration:01:57:11

schnappi..+Our Jill?(Latter Day Sainthood) (Shows 349/353) | Download full MP3 from May 9, 2018

7/18/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "schnappi schnappi schnappi" - Show #349, from Jan. 11, 2005 [We all live on a stage where many infinities gather. Dance to the music.] Set: Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Our Jill? (Latter Day Sainthood)" - Show #353, from Feb. 1, 2005 [Scary, epileptic hour-long exploration of a Church of Jesus Christ Public Service Announcement. (We're here to listen.)] Set: Keith Fullerton Whitman - "Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime (1981)" - Greatest...

Duration:02:09:37

Other Shapes are Possible (fish dances, before it's too late) (Show #461/599) | Download the MP3 from Jun 27, 2018

6/27/2018
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Ken - "Identification" Johann Sebastian Bach - "Mir Hat Die Welt Tr Blich Gericht" - Mattus Passion 2 Johann Sebastian Bach - "So Ist Mein Jesus Nun Gefangen" - Mattus Passion 2 George Lucas, Walter Murch - "How shall the new environment be programmed? It all happened so slowly that most men failed to realize that anything had happened at all." - THX-1138 Live stream feedback echo chamber - "Give the Drummer Radio live stream" Ken - "Check" Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Ken's...

Duration:01:56:26

One Step Closer + A Little Scream (of me) (Show #335+#340) | Download full MP3 from May 2, 2018

6/27/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "One Step Closer" - Show #335, from Sept. 28, 2004 [Corporate propaganda, TV, bears: noise. Full source playlist] Emergency Alert System - "Required Weekly Test" Exxon - "Energy For a Strong America" - Commercials from the 80's [For the children on the way, it'll be their world someday. One step closer at the end of every day. Here at Exxon, we pursue a long-range plan.] Lone Star Radio Network - "Tire Pressure" - Texas Clean Air Minute Lone Star...

Duration:02:09:47

Back In The Light (Show #597) | Download full MP3 from Jun 20, 2018

6/20/2018
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Bloc Party - "The Pioneers (M83 Remix)" Ween - "The Mollusk" [Loop] Ken - "We're here now" Live phone caller - "Introducing, from The Bronx" Generationals - "Avery" [Loops] Gary Oldman - "Bring me everyone. Everyone!" - Leon: The Professional movie Anois - "A Noise" War on Drugs - "You Don't Have to Go" [Loops] Beach Fossils - "This Year" [Loops] - "If You Believe in Yourself (I feel happy of myself)" [You will get the hang of it, I know it! (I feel, I feel, I feel...)] Derek...

Duration:01:58:08

Limits (taking care) (Show #586) | Download full MP3 from Apr 25, 2018

6/20/2018
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Dave Matthews Band - "Crash" - Crash [Loop, forwards] Dave Matthews Band - "Crash" - Crash [Loop, backwards] Ken - "Do something that you knew was you" Dave Matthews Band - "Crash" - Crash [Loop, backwards] Lemon Jelly - "Nice Weather for Ducks" - Lost Horizons Moondog - "What's the Most Exciting Thing" - Moondog 2 [Layers] David Lynch - "Some people love to be lost" Donald Swartz - "TWX in 12 Bars (Wall $treet Week theme)" [Layers of teletypes] Donald Swartz - "Opening to Wall...

Duration:01:58:05

Music From Airports (what's on your mind? nothing) (Show #584) | Download full MP3 from Apr 18, 2018

6/13/2018
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OCDJ - "My Friend Mayonnaise" - Hooray [Loops] Ken - "Introduction: It's just this" OCDJ - "My Friend Mayonnaise" - Hooray [Loops] Toby Goodshank - "Pray to You" [Loops] Snap! - "Rhythm is a Dancer" [Loops] Stone Roses - "I Wanna Be Adored" [Loops] Gaetano Pugnani - "Trio Sonata in E-flat minor" Sean Gullette, Ben Shenkman - "So! What do you do? Math. Amazing!" - Pi Philip Glass - "The Unutterable" Leonard Nimoy - "There are many who are uncomfortable with what we have created, it...

Duration:01:58:44

Ever Ending Compost (you can make everything) (Show #489/581) | Download full MP3 from Apr 4, 2018

5/16/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Ever Ending Compost (you can make everything)" - Show #489, from Dec. 4, 2013 [Full list of samples here!] Ken - "You can make everything" [(You can make your own series of motivational tapes)] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Ever Ending Compost (you can make everything)" - Show #489, from Dec. 4, 2013 Ken - "I grew up. It happened over and over. It's over, it's gone, it's done, it's ready, it's complete, it's satisfied." [Became more...

Duration:01:57:45

Allowing the past to carry me (Unopened packages) (Show #496/580) | Download full MP3 from Mar 28, 2018

5/9/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Allowing the past to carry me (Unopened packages)" - Show #496, from Jan. 8, 2014 [Full original source sample listing] Erik Satie (rearranged by Johnny Mandel) - "Gnossienne #5" - Being There [Layers] Erik Satie - "Gnossiennes No. 4 & 5" Jon Brion - "Theme" - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [Loops] Erik Satie (rearranged by Johnny Mandel) - "Gnossienne #5 (reversed)" - Being There Ken - "We still go around" Jon Brion - "Theme (reversed)" -...

Duration:01:59:30

Back & Forth + Starting Up & Winding Down | Download full MP3 from Mar 14, 2018

5/2/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Back and Forth" - Show #266, from Sept. 3, 2003 [Source listing] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Starting up and winding down" - Show #493, from Dec. 25, 2013 [Way detailed source listing] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/77878

Duration:01:59:53

Equinox (light & dark are equal) (Show #520/578) | Download full MP3 from Mar 7, 2018

4/25/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Equinox (light & dark are equal)" - Show #520, from March 12, 2017 [Full source listing] Set: Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Children's Television Voteshop (2007 edit)" - Show #324, from July 27, 2004 [The 6.5-minute edit, even longer than the version on Doug Schulkind's forthcoming marathon premium CD] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/77771

Duration:01:52:18

Suddenly See More (won't back down) (Show #577) | Download full MP3 from Feb 28, 2018

4/18/2018
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Metallica - "The Unforgiven" [Loops] Ken - "Introduction / It's time to change" Metallica - "The Unforgiven" [Loops] Mike Post and Pete Carpenter - "The A-Team" [Loops] Bryan Adams - "Summer of 69" [Vocals only] Barney Cranes - "Happy Christmas" R.E.M. - "Driver 8" [Vocals only] David Guetta feat. Sia - "Titanium" [Intro loops] Electric Youth - "Another Story" [Intro, layers] Zero Mostel - "Fiddler on the Roof" - Fiddler on the Roof s.t. [Loops] Sean Gullette, Ben Shenkman -...

Duration:01:58:42