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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

The Long View (the cathedrals of our age) (Show #480) | Download full MP3 from Nov 15, 2017

11/15/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Extravaganza - "The Long View (The cathedrals of our age)" - Show #480 from 10/23/13 [The full playlist is here!] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/75863

Duration: 01:56:16


(Show #310,#330,#350) Please Call Stella + Why Go On? + Pure Imagination | Download full MP3 from Oct 11, 2017

11/8/2017
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Clem Leek - "Memories of Japan" - Seasons: Volume One Ken - "Airing simultaneously" Clem Leek - "Memories of Japan" - Seasons: Volume One [Layers] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Please Call Stella: Part 2 of 3" - Show #310, from 4/30/2004 Sawako - "White Sky Winter Chicada" - Hum Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Please Call Stella: Part 2 of 3" - Show #310, from 4/30/2004 [George W. Bush, phone callers, Neutral Milk Hotel, Air Supply, Wendy Carlos CD skipping, telephone...

Duration: 02:09:38


Playing Against Type (Show #556) | Download full MP3 from Nov 8, 2017

11/8/2017
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Clem Leek - "Memories of Japan" Ken - "I don't need to know who I am" Phone - "Dial tone, operator" Clem Leek - "Beginning" Kurt Vile - "Wedding Budz" Ed Harris - "We accept the world we're given" - The Truman Show Garry Shandling - "Life and its impermanence" Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas - "Instant Crush" [Loops. Sounds like Alan Parsons] David Burnham, Ted Koppel - "Privacy" - Nightline Garry Shandling - "Cell phones and cancer" - "Every day they work, they make the...

Duration: 02:08:55


Your Turn to Be Happy (Show #525/#553) | Download full MP3 from Nov 1, 2017

11/1/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Your Turn to Be Happy" - Your Turn to Be Happy: Show #525 from 6/14/17 Garth Stevenson - "Dawn" - Flying [Layers] Ken - "I'm sure we can do everything" Polly Draper - "There's always a problem" - thirtySomething: Season 4 Mel Harris, Ken Olin - "I've made mistakes" - thirtySomething: Season 4 Radiohead - "Daydreaming" [Layers] Bill Cosby - "Conflict" - To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With Rebecca Tilles - "Every day I miss you (live)"...

Duration: 01:56:41


(Show #421) A Series of Dreams (it's a hard-knock life) | Download full MP3 from Oct 4, 2017

10/31/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "A Series of Dreams (it's a hard-knock life)" - Show #421, from July 4, 2010 [Playlist/samples here] Explosions in the Sky - "Your Hand in Mine" [Loops] Ken - "I'm almost ready" Don Pedro Colley - "How shall the new environment be programmed?" - THX-1138 CocoRosie - "By Your Side" [Loops] Malcolm X - "I speak as a victim of America's so-called democracy" Julie Andrews - "For every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the...

Duration: 02:08:59


(Show #515) Every Path is the Right Path: Didn't air tonight, but hear the archive now! | Download full MP3 from Sep 27, 2017

10/12/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Every Path is the Right Path (give up without giving in)" - Show #515, from 1/14/17 [Ye ol' list of samples] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Long and gentle (How many mistakes?)" - Show #443, from Oct. 25, 2012 [The last 18 minutes. Full show and playlist] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/75056

Duration: 02:00:07


(Show #440) The World Opens Up when you Take Structure Away | Download full MP3 from Sep 20, 2017

10/4/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "The World Opens Up when you Take Structure Away" - Show #440, from 8/30/2012 Dan Deacon - "Rail" - America Eduard Artemiev - "Side One" - Solaris OST Joe Frank - "Bad Karma" The Evan "Funk" Davies Show - "don't sleep on adventure" - From 8/1/2012 David Cronenberg, Jeff Goldblum - "We're having synchronization problems" - Into the Night Trevor Timm, Parker Higgins - "Pwn the Drones: A Survey of UAV Hacks and Exploits" - HOPE conference...

Duration: 02:08:40


(Show #355/#347) It's All Forgotten Now & Don't Fear the Rumsfeld | Download full MP3 from Sep 13, 2017

9/25/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "It's All Forgotten Now" - It's All Forgotten Now: 2/8/05, show #355 [Full playlist] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Don't Fear the Rumsfeld" - Don't Fear the Rumsfeld: 12/28/04, show #347 [Full playlist] Girl Talk - "Imagine" - All Day [Kenzo shortened. Another John Lennon-esque ending] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/74851

Duration: 02:08:44


(Show #544/#466) All You Need Is (letting go) | Download full MP3 from Sep 6, 2017

9/20/2017
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Set: All You Need Is (letting go) Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "All you need is (Letting go)" - Show #466 from 8/7/13 [Full playlist] Pink Floyd - "Lost For Words" - The Division Bell [Loops] Tony Robbins - "Success from "Failure": 4 All-Time Greats-38" - Personal Power II - 01 - The Key to Personal Power Sigur Rós - "Sæglópur" - We Play Endlessly [Loops] Ken - "I'd like your experience possibilities to remain open" Sigur Rós - "Sæglópur" - We Play Endlessly [Loops] Live...

Duration: 02:08:44


(Show #542) Reinventing the Wheel | Download full MP3 from Aug 30, 2017

9/12/2017
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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 to fall in love, but it's inevitable" - Made of Stone documentary Manhattans - "Shining Star" Taylor Kitsch - "Absolutely everything around me was false" - The Grand Seduction Jerry Lewis - "Can't improvise like you used...

Duration: 01:54:59


Laughter Brings You Closer (to the) from Aug 23, 2017

9/6/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Surely Laughter Brings You Closer to the Guy" - Show #366, live May 24th, 2005 in Austin [Full list of samples is here] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Layered Laughter Brings New Closure to the Guy" - Show #368, live May 31st, 2005 in Austin [This very-last-ever show was originally here, still no list of samples] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/74490

Act and Move On & Long and gentle (How many mistakes?) from Aug 16, 2017

8/30/2017
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Set: Act & Move On (If you miss the faux pearls, you get the ducks.) Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Act and Move On (If you miss the faux pearls, you get the ducks.)" - Show #436, from July 5, 2012 [Full show and samples originally here.] Working titles: This show is about people, and things and ideas, all coming into contact. Not going with the flow Gravity (perhaps it's just another word for fate) Fields around us It's all so easy once you let go There's magic in...

Duration: 02:08:45


Swirled Freely & You Have Nowhere to Go (What's Wrong?) from Aug 9, 2017

8/23/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Swirled Freely" - Show #348 from Jan. 4, 2005 [Full list of audio samples here!] Set: Swirled Freely Etienne Noiseau - "Waiting for the Mass" - One-Minute Vacation [Duomo, Siena, Italy, 2004. Field recording] Matteo Trisoglio - "cascatella" - One-Minute Vacation [Field recording] Gunnar Gentzsch - "Berlin backyard" - One-Minute Vacation [Field recording] Alan Leveton - "Bhutan festival" - One-Minute Vacation Arnaud of TMRX - "BMX bikers" -...

Three collages from the vaults, guaranteed dreamy/loopy/scary/thought stopping. from Aug 2, 2017

8/16/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "A Weird Sense of Cognitive Dissonance" - Show #345, live from Dec 14, 2004 [See the woefully incomplete playlist here.] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "A Sense of Recognition" - Show #362, live from April 12, 2005 [Just like snowflakes. See the whole playlist here] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "They Ignore Me (7-minute edit)" - Show #280 from Dec. 2, 2003, edited May 29, 2009 [Hear the entire unedited show and see its playlist .]...

Duration: 02:09:06


(Show #535) Decisions, gratification, escape | Download full MP3 from Jul 26, 2017

8/2/2017
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PSA - "Be a teacher" Ken - "The beginning of the show" Random Rab - "Apparently" - Visurreal [Many loops] Ken - "I think I just made it" Random Rab - "Apparently" - Visurreal [Many loops] David Weinstein - "Promo Ken's Last Ever last week" - Ridgewood Radio on WFMU's GTDR 7/19/17 Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Dreams, impossiblity, love" - Shoiw #533, 7/19/17 Ridgewood Radio - "Unknown drone" - Last week's show Stanley Kubrick - "HAL on being constantly occupied" George C....

Duration: 01:57:37


(Show #533) Dreams, impossibility, love | Download full MP3 from Jul 19, 2017

7/26/2017
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Ken - "Countdown" East Forest - "10 Laws" - The Education of the Individual Soul [Loops] Ken - "Everything is impossible, and it's going to happen anyway" East Forest - "10 Laws" - The Education of the Individual Soul [Always rest whenever you can] - "Phone dial tone test" Owl City - "Fireflies" [Loops] Miranda July - "WSNO" - The Binet-Simon Test David Weinstein - "Brief moment" - Ridgewood Radio on WFMU's GTDR 6/21/17 God Body Disconnect - "Rise of the Dormant Host" - Dredge...

(Show #513) Ramu Misses You (is it just me) from Jul 12, 2017

7/26/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Ramu Misses You" - Many many unnameable sources http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/73612

(Show #311) Whatever Happens Will Happen Again from Jun 28, 2017

6/28/2017
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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Whatever Happens Will Happen Again" - Show #311, May 1, 2004, KOOP Austin [Impossibly complex to itemize playlist sources today, and with many live phone calls.] http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/73300

Duration: 01:59:30


(Show #527) Not a Single Thing from Jun 21, 2017

6/21/2017
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Jóhann Jóhannsson - "Dis 8 ynnkudagur" Circular Ruins - "Time Without End" Music behind DJ: - "You can't control it. Just make it up" Westworld - "Please feel free to endulge your every whim" [Please go to the color-coded tram which will take you to the world of your choice] Sweet Valley - "Sentimental Trash" Joe Frank - "Bad Karma" Alan Watts - "Limits of Language" [You can't bite your own teeth] THX-1138 - "Stay Calm" possibilitywaves - "night emotions and paint" Kenny Rankin...