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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza

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Live improvised sound collage experiment, weaving mesmerizing loopy layered found soundscapes, riding the liminal spaces between waking and dreaming. https://lastever.org

    Container Entrainment (intentional possibility understructure) | DownloadMP3 from Aug 23, 2021

    Container Entrainment (intentional possibility understructure) | DownloadMP3 from Aug 23, 2021

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Container Entrainment (intentional possibility understructure)" - Show #619, from Oct. 24, 2018 [Augmented live today in 2021




    List of source samples follows:]

    Thomas Park - One Minute Vacations

    Ambrose Pottie - "Petting Zoo" - One-Minute Vacations

    Stars of the Lid - "Articulate Silences" - And Their Refinement Of The Decline

    Aaron Ximm - "Tradewinds in Palm" - One-Minute Vacations

    Simon Hampson - "Walking near Poh's House" - One-Minute Vacations

    - "Creek Frogs, Panoche Valley CA" - One-Minute Vacations

    Ken - "I think you have your headphones on (you're taking slow, deep breaths)"

    - "Maine Shorebreak" - One-Minute Vacations

    Ken - "You don't do anything anymore (you're not trying, not anymore)"

    - "Granada Park" - One-Minute Vacations

    Vlissingen - "Wind Organ" - One-Minute Vacations

    Ken - "This is our last dance. I don't know who you are"

    - "Canyon Hawks, Santa Monica CA" - One-Minute Vacations

    Ken - "We don't remember anymore"

    Stars of the Lid - "Don't Bother They're Here" - And Their Refinement Of The Decline

    - "Winchcombe Last Post, Cotswolds UK" - One-Minute Vacations

    - "Perfect Storm, Muir Woods, CA" - One-Minute Vacations

    - "Whisby Nightingales, Lincoln UK" - One-Minute Vacations

    - "No one knows but the pebbles" - One-Minute Vacations

    Virgilio Oliveira - "Barcade Alva 1" - One-Minute Vacations

    Virgilio Oliveira - "Barcade Alva binaural" - One-Minute Vacations

    Bruce Davison, Kevin Conway, Ursula K. Le Guin - "There is a difference between what you dream and what you do" - The Lathe of Heaven

    Nicky Hopkins / The Rolling Stones - "She's A Rainbow"

    John Lennon - "Jealous Guy (guitar only)"

    Nicky Hopkins / John Lennon - "Jealous Guy (piano only)"

    Suzan Pitt - "Asparagus" [Brief]

    Bruce Davison, Kevin Conway, Ursula K. Le Guin - "But not for me! It's the same thing!" - The Lathe of Heaven

    David Clennon - "We all have fields around us" - thirtySomething

    Clive Wearing - "Part 2a" - Living Without Memory

    Peter Oldring - "I'm a radio broadcaster" - This is That

    Random Rab - "Blast Off" - Release

    Steven Jesse Bernstein - "The Man Upstairs"

    Dufus - "Feed the Baby" - Eth

    The Police - "Every Breath You Take (but every other beat is missing)"

    Toto - "Africa (but every other beat is missing)"

    Toto - "Africa (but half of every measure is missing)"

    Talking Heads - "Once in a Lifetime (but it's a waltz)"

    Blue Oyster Cult - "Don't Fear the Reaper (but every other beat is missing)"

    Live phone - "Dial tone"

    - "Field recordings, Stars of the Lid, Random Rab continue"

    Ken - "Monologue: Engagement containment entrainment" [Containing intention


    Intending containment for spaces under which possibility unhappens


    Containment of enstrange combinatorial


    Creating unintentional entrainment within which possibility space


    Creating structure for the container, not for the contents


    Creating understructure around the container


    One remembers to forget


    Touching unknowing impossibility


    Conscious unconsciousness


    Creating safety for risk-taking


    Unafraid of endless depths]

    Clive Wearing - "Living Without Memory (try and be careful not to place demands on his memory, because he then becomes upset)" - Living Without Memory

    Ken - "Let go of all your memories today. Be awkward, don't know, you don't have to know"

    Ken - "Identification"

    Little May - "Boardwalks" [Loops]

    Clem Leek - "Mystery Moor"

    Live phone caller - "Are you letting anything go? (I forgot time, and instead I felt the sun)" [Gravel beneath my feet]

    Sigur Ros - "Takk" - Takk [Brief]

    Gavin Bryars - "Titanic Hymn (Autumn) All Strings"

    Live phone caller - "More than enough (are we allowed to do this?)"

    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - "Southern Accents (piano loop)" - Southern Accents [Brief]

    Ween - "The Mollusk (loop)" - The Mollusk [Brief]

    Live phone caller - "Anything left to let go of? (I don't know what)" [Live stream echo chamber]

    The War on Drugs - "In Chains (loops)" - A Deeper Underst

    New/live improvised sound collage this week! | Download MP3 from Apr 26, 2021

    New/live improvised sound collage this week! | Download MP3 from Apr 26, 2021

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Live sound collage improvised right now" [List of sources sampled follows, not in order:]

    Nine Inch Nails - "Hurt (instrumental)"

    Ween - "I'm Dancing In The Show Tonight" - The Mollusk

    Ween - "The Mollusk loops" - The Mollusk

    Weezer - "My Name is Jonas loops"

    Weezer - "Undone (The Sweater Song) live multitrack mixing"

    Weezer - "Undone (The Sweater Song) loops"

    Simon & Garfunkel - "Sound of Silence live multitrack mixing"

    R.E.M. - "Superman live multitrack mixing"

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps loops"

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps (karaoke) loops"

    The Beatles, George Martin - "Here Comes the Sun (Kenzo instrumental mix)"

    The Beatles - "Abbey Road Medley (vocals only)"

    The Beatles - "Here Comes the Sun (vocals only)"

    The Beatles - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps live multitrack mixing"

    Air Supply, Jim Steinman - "Making Love (Out of Nothing at All) piano loops, forward & backward"

    Barry Manilow, Jim Steinman - "Read 'em And Weep"

    Bonnie Tyler, Jim Steinman - "Making Love (Out of Nothing at All)"

    Air Supply, Jim Steinman - "Making Love (Out of Nothing at All)"

    Fire Inc, Jim Steinman - "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young loops"

    Meat Loaf, Marion Raven, Jim Steinman - "It's All Coming Back To Me Now"

    The Sisters of Mercy, Jim Steinman - "More"

    Crap From the Past - "Jim Steinman tribute radio show Jan. 15, 1997" [Incl Paradise by the Dashboard Light, others]

    Shy Hunters (Indigo Street) - "Time Bomb"

    Def Leppard, Robert John "Mutt" Lange - "Promises (Kenzo loop mix)"

    Def Leppard, Robert John "Mutt" Lange - "Armageddon It" - Hysteria

    Def Leppard, Robert John "Mutt" Lange - "Armageddon It (The Nuclear Mix)" - Hysteria (Deluxe Edition)

    Def Leppard, Robert John "Mutt" Lange - "Hysteria" - Hysteria

    Def Leppard, Robert John "Mutt" Lange - "Promises" - Euphoria

    Kelly Clarkson, Dr. Luke - "Since U Been Gone live multitrack mixing"

    The Grand Seduction - "Irish Song"

    Nintendo - "Super Mario Bros. loop reversed"

    Lullatone - "My Second Favorite Song in the World loops"

    Ken, child - "Live radio mic looping"

    Beethoven - "Symphony No. 7 In A Major (2nd movement)"
    https://lastever.org/show/210426

    Hang Onto a Dream (America), with bonus 2021 mixing from Jan 18, 2021

    Hang Onto a Dream (America), with bonus 2021 mixing from Jan 18, 2021

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Hang onto a dream (America)" - Show #469, from Aug. 28, 2013 (1/16/17 edit)

    Neil Diamond - "America" - Jazz Singer

    Unknown IT Corporation - "I Have A Dream" - IT Anthems [of 2 CPU's]

    Noam Chomsky - "Class War" - Class War

    Brian Reitzell & Roger J. Manning Jr. - "Shibuya (field only)" - Lost In Translation s.t.

    Brian Reitzell & Roger J. Manning Jr. - "Shibuya (field only)" - Lost In Translation s.t.

    George W. Bush - "Address to Congress 9/20/01"

    Joe Frank - "Another Country Pt 2" [Life in America was inconceivable to her]

    Joe Frank - "Another Country Pt 3" [To have so much beauty, perhaps you had to have this much degradation.]

    Jello Biafra - "The New Soviet Union" - If Evolution Is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Evolve (Disc 1)

    Neil Diamond - "America" - Jazz Singer

    Brian Reitzell & Roger J. Manning Jr. - "Shibuya (field only)" - Lost In Translation s.t.

    Madiha R Tahir & NSA - "NSA recruiting session with students questions" - University of Wisconsin recruitment drive, July 2013 [Discussion here]

    Leo McKern & Patrick McGoohan - "You're just as much a prisoner as I am" - The Prisoner (1x02: The Chimes of Big Ben)

    Joe Frank - "Another Country Pt 2" [I can't stand the isolation in this country. All you Americans do is watch television and go to the movies.]

    Shell - "Growing and Winning (We Are the World)"

    Joe Frank - "Another Country Pt 3" [The waste is enormous]

    Timothy "Speed" Levitch - "One of the great tragedies of civilization is this need to work for a living" - The Cruise

    Noam Chomsky - "The Undermining of Union" - Class War

    Neil Diamond - "America" - Jazz Singer

    Jeff Daniels, Emily Bergl - "There used to be more time, before I had to work" - Chasing Sleep

    Ralph Richardson, Peter Vaughan - "When I have knowledge of computers, I will be the surpreme being" - Time Bandits

    American Standards - "My Bathroom Is a Private Kind of Place" - Bathrooms Are Coming!! [I'm free....]

    Malcolm X - "Stop Singin' And Start Swingin'"

    Malcolm X - "The Ballot or the Bullet"

    Michael Nyman - "Drowning By Number 2" - Drowning By Numbers

    George W. Bush - "Address to Congress 9/20/01"

    George W. Bush - "Address to Congress 9/20/01"

    Michael Nyman - "Drowning By Number 2" - Drowning By Numbers

    George W. Bush - "Address to Congress 9/20/01"

    Leo McKern & Patrick McGoohan - "Both sides are becoming identical" - The Prisoner (1x02: The Chimes of Big Ben)

    Noam Chomsky - "Social Policy-Welfare for the Rich" - Class War

    Harrison Ford - "It's an absolute sin to accept the decadence of obsolesence" - Mosquito Coast

    Iam Holm, Craig Warnock, David Rappaport - "Evil turned out rather well" - Time Bandits

    Shell - "Growing and Winning (We Are the World)"

    David Lynch - "Blue Velvet interview (excerpts)" - Canadian TV interview

    Irene Trudel - "Today live 2021 on Drummer stream, mixed with now mixed with then"

    Ken - "The half-way handoff, live in 2021"

    Ken - "Everything is going as planned"

    Jeff Daniels, Guy Sanville - "Always two steps behind" - Chasing Sleep

    Timothy "Speed" Levitch - "Been running from the cops all my life" - The Cruise

    Unknown IT Corporation - "I Have A Dream" - IT Anthems

    Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn - "Full movie" - My Dinner With Andre

    Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn - "Full movie" - My Dinner With Andre

    Great Society Band - "March of the Astronauts"

    Malcolm X - "You Can't Hate the Roots of a Tree and Not Hate That Tree"

    Harrison Ford, River Phoenix - "America is a toilet" - Mosquito Coast [Why do they keep coming?]

    Martin Luther King, Jr. - "Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Address"

    Alessio Rastani - "Trader on market crashing, dreams of another recession" - BBC, Dec. 2012

    Barack Obama - "If you can't trust us, we're going to have some problems"

    Malcolm X - "You Got What's Known As White's Disease"

    John Lennon - "Jann Wenner Interview Part 1" [The dream of this generation is over]

    Noam Chomsky - "Terrorism & The War On Nicaragua" - The New War On Terrorism

    • 1 hr 49 min
    All Over the Place (Show #510) plus New 2021 mix (Show #749)

    All Over the Place (Show #510) plus New 2021 mix (Show #749)

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "All over the place" - Show #510, from 9/24/16 [With live 2021 talking]

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "New live mix now" - Show #749, from Jan. 4, 2021

    Barrington Pheloung - "The Farmhouse (peaceful flock of sheep) a la Spiegel im Spiegel" - Hilary and Jackie [Arvo Part remake]

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Live stream from an hour ago"

    Ken - "Time fold check"

    Barrington Pheloung - "The Mapmaker: Closing Titles" - The Mapmaker

    Barrington Pheloung - "Shopgirl theme" - Shopgirl

    Edward Snowden - "How Your Cell Phone Spies on You" - Joe Rogan Experience #1368

    Barrington Pheloung - "The Mapmaker: Closing Titles" - The Mapmaker

    Arisael Guzman - "Friends" - Candy Crush Saga

    Gavin Bryars Feat. Tom Waits - "Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet" - The Sinking of the Titanic / Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet

    Jon Brion - "I've Got a Surprise for You Today" - Magnolia s.t.

    Edward Snowden - "How Your Cell Phone Spies on You" - Joe Rogan Experience #1368

    Gavin Bryars Feat. Tom Waits - "Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet" - The Sinking of the Titanic / Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet

    Ken - "Running out of time to tell you the things" [Try not to listen to all the outside voices. You are healthy. We are healthy people.]

    Barrington Pheloung - "Shopgirl theme" - Shopgirl
    https://lastever.org/show/210104

    Classicalish noise and many endings (Show #748)

    Classicalish noise and many endings (Show #748)

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "New live noise: Classical cut ups, kiddo, TMBG, Portsmouth Sinfonia, How Do You Learn" - Show #748, from Dec. 14, 2020 [Including: Clair de Lune, Mozart's Magic Flute overture, Beethoven's 5th loops, KLERE This Must Be the Beginning, Lullatone, Portsmouth Sinfonia, Random Rab, Scolastic, Strauss's Blue Danube, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, They Might Be Giant's Why Does the Sun Shine and Mrs. Train, previous WTJU DJ]

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Swirled Freely" - Show #348 from Jan. 4, 2005 [With Ken's 2020 transition/identification


    (Playlist details here)]

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Coincident Symphony" - Show #312, from May 4, 2004 [Classical cut-ups and synchronicity.




    Sources:


    Bright Eyes: An Attempt to Tip the Scales


    Aimee Mann: You Do


    Robert Greenwald: Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (2003)


    Wayne Dyer: Coincident: Things that fit together perfectly


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 19 in E flat, K. 132: Allegro & Andante


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 5 in B flat, K. 22: Andante & Allero Molto]

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Swirled Freely" - Show #348 from Jan. 4, 2005 [The ending.


    (Playlist details here)]

    Joe Frank - "Radio Disclaimer" - A Conversation (with David Cross)

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Live KLERE endings collage" - Various shows [I love goodbyes. From:




    Thank You For Making Noise


    Inside of the Ending


    Welling Up


    You Don't Have Time


    Everyone is Leaving


    You Can't Separate Them Later


    Everything Has Always Been There


    Fleeting (A Wake)]

    Ken - "Goodbye for now in 2020"
    https://lastever.org/show/201214

    Triple sound collage from 2003-2004 (Show #262,263,336 as #729)

    Triple sound collage from 2003-2004 (Show #262,263,336 as #729)

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Karen's Dead (give her the goddamned camera!)" - Show #262, from 7/23/03

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8" - Show #263, from 7/30/03

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "A Carousel Ride after Too Much Soup" - Show #336, from Oct. 5, 2004

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Children's Television Voteshop (2007 edit)" - Show #324, from July 27, 2004 [Behavior Modification. (The 7-minute edit)]
    https://lastever.org/show/200803

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11 Ratings

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Beautiful Sound Collage

A journey through sound. An excellent adventure.

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Amazing Music/Sound Collages

Each episode of Ken’s Last Ever is unique. It’s an odd idea to describe, a sound collage, but once you listen you get lost in the music loops, in the sound samples, in the voiceovers. It’s an emotional journey, listening to episodes that are often two-hours. Highly recommended.

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