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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza

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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

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

5/23/2018
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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

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

5/16/2018
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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

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 concerned...

Duration:01:57:45

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

5/9/2018
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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

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

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

5/2/2018
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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 & 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

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

4/25/2018
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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

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

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

4/18/2018
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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

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

So Now You Take My Breath Away (#352) & The Retina of the Mind's Eye (#342) | Download full MP3 from Feb 21, 2018

4/4/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "So Now You Take My Breath Away" - Show #352, from Jan. 25, 2005 Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "The Retina of the Mind's Eye" - Show #342, from Nov. 23, 2004 Terry Gilliam (director, writer); Charles McKeown, Tom Stoppard (writers); Jonathan Pryce, Oscar Quitak, Harold Innocent, John Grillo, Ralph Nossek, David Gant, James Coyle (actors) - "Scene: Charges read to Sam" - Brazil [More screaming] Cowboy Junkies - "Sweet Jane" - The Trinity...

Duration:02:08:58

Around the Town Soundscape (show #432/573) | Download full MP3 from Feb 14, 2018

3/28/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Around the Town Soundscape" - Show #304, from April 8, 2004 Her Space Holiday - "Spectator Sport" [One small loop. 1-1:05, 1:47-1:55] 7% Solution - "All About Satellites and Spaceships" - All About Satellites and Spaceships [1:05-1:47:30, 2:14-2:23, and end?] Quaquaversal - "13" - bloo compilation [1:18-1:31] Robert Rodriguez - "El Mariachi" - Once Upon a Time in Mexico [1:20-1:24] The Golden Arm Trio (feat. the TOSCA String Quartet) - "The Ship"...

Duration:02:08:53

It's not going to stop (time to get out) (show #462/572) | Download full MP3 from Feb 7, 2018

3/14/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "It's not going to stop (time to get out)" - Show #462, from July 10, 2013 [List of source samples: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/51438] Big City Orchestra - "Confident" - Chimpy [I would call that the pie in the sky (George W. Bush) (Not in audio archive)] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/77301

Duration:01:57:22

Equinox (light & dark are equal) | Download full MP3 from Mar 7, 2018

3/7/2018
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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:02:09:22

Co-existentialism (holding your breadth) (Show #482/571) | Download full MP3 from Jan 31, 2018

3/7/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Co-existentialism (holding your breadth)" [Old playlist: http://lastever.org/show/131106] Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Phoebe Cates - "People don't know what they want" - Bodies, Rest and Motion Amanda Nazario - "Please stay tuned now, I know you will love it" - Nazario Scenario on WFMU's GTDRadio 7/17/13 Amanda Nazario - "More on phone" - Nazario Scenario on WFMU's GTDRadio 11/6/13 W.G. Snuffy Walden - "My So-Called Life Theme" - My So-Called Life...

Duration:01:59:36

Children's Television Voteshop(#324) & A Carousel Ride after Too Much Soup(#336) | Download MP3 from Jan 24, 2018

2/28/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Children's Television Voteshop (Behavior Modification)" - Show #324, from July 27, 2004 [The electoral college will have the final voice, 'cause people helping other people is what this world's about. Kids, a Christian Coalition education critique, vote fraud, The Marx Brothers, Barney, and horror movies. You can always count on a police officer whenever you need help. Original playlist/source listing] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Lost...

Duration:02:08:45

Not A Single Thing (Show #527/567) | Download full MP3 from Jan 17, 2018

2/21/2018
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Episode contains fragments of: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Circular Ruins, Westworld, Sweet Valley, Joe Frank, Alan Watts, THX-1138, possibilitywaves, Kenny Rankin, Gabor Mate, Lambchop, Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, thirtySomething, Jared Leto, Clare Danes, My So-Called Life, David Wingo, Michael Linnen, Jack Kornfield, Whiz Kids, Evan Doorbell, Robert Plant, WarGames, Ally Sheedy, Matthew Broderick, War on Drugs, Live phone callers, BBC Horror, sound effects,...

Duration:01:55:15

New Whirled Symphony (Show #566) | Download full MP3 from Jan 10, 2018

2/14/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Snow flows" - Live today! The Police - "Every Breath You Take" [Loops] Ogurusu Norihide - "4:04" Telephone - "Live phone dialtone, error sound" Ken - "Is something going to happen? Are you in your life yet?" Ken with Ogurusu Norihide - "Did you make the right choice? Does it matter?" Antonín Dvořák - "Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World": III. Molto vivace" [My Dad's favorite symphony, now with layers. A.k.a. New World...

Duration:01:59:00

All over the place (Show #510/564) | Download full MP3 from Dec 20, 2017

2/7/2018
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "All over the place" - Show #510, from 9/24/16 http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/76477

Duration:02:09:06

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