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. http://lastever.org

Episodes

  • Classicalish noise and many endings (Show #748)

    Classicalish noise and many endings (Show #748)

    02/02/2021

    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 & Andan

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

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

    11/01/2021

    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

  • The Decadence of Obsolescence + 2013 lost episode (Show #432/#483 as #728)

    The Decadence of Obsolescence + 2013 lost episode (Show #432/#483 as #728)

    12/10/2020

    Set: The Decadence of Obsolesence Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "The Decadence of Obsolesence" - Show #432, from May 11, 2012 [Live in a garage across from a park, summerish afternoon in Charlottesville. Playlist follows:] Fleetwood Mac - "Sara" - Tusk [Loop] Valentino Sound Effects Library - "Air - Air conditioner" - Volume 8 Fridge - "Harmonics" - Happiness Dufus - "Anouk" - In Monstrous Attitude La Dusseldorf - "Rheinita" - La Dusseldorf / Viva Michael Crichton - "TV captures attention, people spend their lives staring at screens" - Looker director commentary [The television can capture attention in a way, and take you away from real life. I think it's become more true as a quality of human attention, that not necessarily so much for television, but I sometimes think that more and more of humankind spends their days looking at screens. Meanwhile, kids are neglected, spouses are neglected, relationships, families, everything's neglected, we're looking at the screen. And whether it's the internet n

  • New! Regenerative Memory Feedback (When did you start losing your mind?) (Show #727) from Jul 20, 2020

    New! Regenerative Memory Feedback (When did you start losing your mind?) (Show #727) from Jul 20, 2020

    21/07/2020

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Regenerative Memory Feedback" - Show #727, from July 20, 2020 [(When did you start losing your mind?)] Set: Samples used, in no particular order, and not quite complete: Clem Leek & Jannick Schou - "Pimlico" - Pimlico Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "You Can't Separate Them Later, + (As long as you don't choose, everything remains possible.)" - Show #664, from July 31, 2019 [with 12:01 PM sample: The rest of you are doomed to repeat the same hour over and over. I'm the only one who can change anything] Anna Pacquin - "Hey hey hey...C'mon geese!" - Fly Away Home Harry Nilsson - "I'll Be Home" - Nilsson Sings Newman [Written by Randy Newman] Jacob Augustine - "Mountain" - Goldyhymns [Don't let fear and common sense stop you] Lewis Carroll, David Horovitch, Jo Wyatt - "Through the Looking Glass (CD 1 track 10)" - Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There Liz Phair - "Count On My Love" - Somebody's Miracle C418 - "Sweden" - Minecraft - Volume Alpha Olafur

  • This Must Be the Beginning (you have to speak truth) (Show #719) | Download MP3 from Jun 10, 2020

    This Must Be the Beginning (you have to speak truth) (Show #719) | Download MP3 from Jun 10, 2020

    27/06/2020 Duration: 117h50min

    Previous DJ - "Brings up remote feed" Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Live stream feedback loop" Claude Debussy - "Clair De Lune" Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Live stream feedback loop" Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Live radio feedback loop" Ken - "All the loops need to work" Keith Holzman - "Small clock ticking" Daft Punk - "Outlands, part II" - TRON Legacy Soundtrack Ken - "Warming up loops" Sound effect - "Ringer" George Freeman - "Fully Fashioned" Alan Braden - "Starlight Revue (a.k.a. Curtain Raiser)" Ken - "Identification: In the next moment, it sounds a different way" Claude Debussy / Nintendo - "Untitled Goose Game" Gilbert Vinter - "Mists of Illusion" Camille Saint-Saens - "Aquarium" Ronald Hanmer - "Bits and Pieces" Four Tet - "Parks" Clint Mansell - "Together We Will Live Forever" - The Fountain soundtrack Chi-Lites - "Have You Seen Her? loops" Clem Leek - "Mystery Moor clock loop" Clem Leek - "Mystery Moor" Ifny - "Howdy is the Portal to the Future" Cowboy Junkies - "Sweet J

  • Lost episodes! Outside  Studio Movements (#387/#499/#695) from Jan 15, 2020

    Lost episodes! "Outside" & "Studio Movements" (#387/#499/#695) from Jan 15, 2020

    07/05/2020

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Outside" - Show #387, from Aug. 2, 2008 [Outdoor show, under a large tree, as sun went down. At Hot Mama's in Austin.] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Studio Movements" - Show #499, from Aug. 3, 2014 [Collaboration w/Fire in the Belly's improv dancing. Warming up for Southern Cafe stage show in Charlottesville.] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/90829

  • Present Toward the Future (marking it in pencil on the wall) (Show #694)

    Present Toward the Future (marking it in pencil on the wall) (Show #694)

    12/03/2020 Duration: 118h29min

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Present Toward the Future (marking it in pencil on the wall)" - Show #694, from Jan. 8, 2020 Mogwai - "Kicking a Dead Pig (Surgeon remix)" - Kicking a Dead Pig: Mogwai Songs Remixed + Mogwai Fear Satan Remixes Harry Nilsson - "Everybody's Talkin'" Mogwai - "Kicking a Dead Pig (Surgeon remix)" - Kicking a Dead Pig: Mogwai Songs Remixed + Mogwai Fear Satan Remixes The Moody Blues - "The Morning - Another Morning (1967 stereo mix)" - Days Of Future Passed Ken - "Because it's time (it's really good that you made those plans)" [over Mogwai - Kicking a Dead Pig (Surgeon remix)] Ken - "Identification" Mogwai - "Kicking a Dead Pig (Surgeon remix)" - Kicking a Dead Pig: Mogwai Songs Remixed + Mogwai Fear Satan Remixes Yossarian Feedback - "Week 9: They Have No Idea" - Broken Window Garden Beethoven - "Archduke Trio - Scherzo" Noah Baumbach, Eric Stolz, Annabella Sciorra - "And yet, with all this fatalism floating around in the air, they couldn't move away from each other." - Mr. J

  • Just When I Needed You Most v2 (Show #692) | Download full MP3 from Dec 25, 2019

    Just When I Needed You Most v2 (Show #692) | Download full MP3 from Dec 25, 2019

    03/03/2020 Duration: 118h07min

    Clem Leek - "Mystery Moor" Ken - "We don't know what will happen" The Art of Noise - "Metaforce (loops)" - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy Sam Pottle & Jim Henson - "The Muppet Show Closing Theme (loops)" Keith Forsey, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez - "The Breakfast Club loops" The Kinks - "Nothing in this world loops" Lullatone - "My Second Favorite Song in the World loops" [Brief] Bob Dylan - "A Series of Dreams loops" David Wingo, Michael Linnen - "Hottub loops" - All the Real Girls Pinback - "Anti hu loops" Ken - "Do you feel the need to make up new things? (The comfort of the familiar)" Pinback - "Anti hu loops" The Art of Noise - "Metaforce (loops)" Toby Goodshank - "Pray to You loop" Magnetic Fields - "You and Me and the Moon loops" [Brief] LucasArts - "Grim Fandango outtakes" Ed Bogas, Subverise Elements - "Switched on Psi 5 Trading Company" Peter Connelly - "Forbidden Forest theme remake" Disneyland - "Haunted Mansion Ballroom Organ alternate take" Commodore 64 - "1541 disk drive sounds: click, ratt

  • Vault classics: Redefining Freedom + None of This is What I Intended (Shows #364/365/689) | Download full MP3 from Dec 11, 2019

    Vault classics: Redefining Freedom + None of This is What I Intended (Shows #364/365/689) | Download full MP3 from Dec 11, 2019

    12/12/2019

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Redefining Freedom" - Show #364, from May 10, 2005, live on KOOP Austin ["We are a great society because we are free society; on the other hand, it is very important for there to be limits." - George W. Bush] Set: Aram Khachaturian - "Gayanne Ballet Suite (Adagio)" - 2001: A Space Odyssey s.t. [Armenian composer. Backwards, layered with forwards copy] Aram Khachaturian - "Gayanne Ballet Suite (Adagio)" - 2001: A Space Odyssey s.t. [Armenian composer. Forwards, layered with backwards copy] Ken Gary Dickerson - "Excerpt: "Radio extravaganza"" - On air in this timeslot one week ago 5/3/2005 Ken Ken, Mendy - "Apartment field recording" - Recorded 12/7/2004 [4 layered copies] The Dead Texan - "When I See Scissors I Can't Help But Think of You" - The Dead Texan [Two layered copies. Lifted from Farlan Veraitch's New Year's Type mix, January 2005] Sigur Ros/Kjartan Sveinsson - "Sioasti baerinn" - Sioasti baerinn Camper Van Beethoven, David Lowery - "All Her Favorite Fruit (Live

  • Fleeting: A wake (I havent told you lately) (Show #638/688) from Dec 4, 2019

    Fleeting: A wake (I haven't told you lately) (Show #638/688) from Dec 4, 2019

    05/12/2019 Duration: 117h04min

    Garth Stevenson - "The Southern Sea" - Flying Jared Leto - "Did I fall asleep? Sometimes I don't sleep" - Mr. Nobody Garth Stevenson - "The Southern Sea" - Flying Mirah - "We don't have that sticker in this book" Meg Ryan - "It's off in the distance, it came into the room, it's here in the circle" - In the Cut Cliff Martinez - "Death Shall Have No Dominion" - Solaris Ken - "It's all so fleeting" In the Cut - "Street sounds" - In the Cut In the Cut - "Street sounds, footsteps" - In the Cut Ken - "We can't just create everything. We can leave a wake. (I hadn't told you lately.)" Mirah - "I don't want to get my hands dirty (I didn't want to get my mouth dirty)" Meg Ryan - "Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in a dark wood, for I had wandered off from the straight path" - In the Cut Jared Leto - "I think about how it was. It's all I have left. What do you see when you look at me? A grumpy old man who never answers questions? Who mixes everything up? Who's kept busy by getting his meals?" -

  • You Cant Separate Them Later, + (Show #664) | Download full MP3 from Jul 31, 2019

    You Can't Separate Them Later, + (Show #664) | Download full MP3 from Jul 31, 2019

    04/09/2019 Duration: 116h39min

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "You Can't Separate Them Later" - Show #609, from Aug. 22, 2018 [(as long as you don't choose, everything remains possible)] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "New Whirled Symphony" - From 1/10/18 The Police - "Every Breath You Take (Kenzo ambient guitar mix)" Ken - "Intro from "New Whirled Symphony" 1/10/18" Ken - "Intro "today" talking to intro January" The Beatles - "Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only)" Radiohead - "Let Down loops" [Not the leaked ones yet] Antonin Dvorak - "Symphony No. 9, E minor, Op. 95, ''From The New World''" The Beatles - "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (loops)" Jeff Goldblum - "Tenspeed and Brownshoe" - Tenspeed and Brownshoe, episode 7 Mike Post and Pete Carpenter - "Tenspeed and Brownshoe theme" - Tenspeed and Brownshoe Jared Leto, Thomas Byrne, Jaco Van Dormael - "How do we distinguish between illusion and reality? If you mix the mashed potatoes and the sauce, you can't separate them later. It's forever." - Mr. Nobody George Frideric Handel

  • It Can Be Simple (witnessing) (Show #662) | Download MP3 from Jul 17, 2019

    It Can Be Simple (witnessing) (Show #662) | Download MP3 from Jul 17, 2019

    24/07/2019 Duration: 117h24min

    Pythagoron - "Untitled (1)" - Pythagoron Pythagoron - "Untitled (2)" - Pythagoron Ken - "So simple today" Brian Eno - "New Space Music" - Neroli (Thinking Music Part IV) (Expanded Edition) Ken - "Young lovers monologue" [Everywhere I go, people are talking. They're just talking. I'm not sure if they're talking about anything. Last night, they talked and talked, up into an almost frenzied anxiety. And suddenly, there wasn't any talking. Suddenly, it was very sudden, no talking at all. I thought maybe I heard...liquidy sounds...touching, sticking, rubbing...sounds of contact... It cast the talking in a new light. Maybe they didn't want to be talking at all. I wondered what that transitional moment looked like. Who began it? And had that been the plan all along? Or was it just a plan for one of them? Maybe one of them really wanted to talk. The other one just wanted to feel. So they implicitly agreed to do both, take turns. They closed the door. Not for very long. It wasn't much longer. And then she show

  • The World Opens Up when you Take Structure Away (Show #440/648) | Download full MP3 from May 15, 2019

    The World Opens Up when you Take Structure Away (Show #440/648) | Download full MP3 from May 15, 2019

    17/07/2019

    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 9/2012 Cheshire Catalyst, John Draper, Tom Santa Monica - "Old School Phreaking" - HOPE conference 9/2012 Keith Fullerton Whitman - "ACGTR SVP" - Playthroughs Charlie Kaufman - "Failure is a badge of honor, it means you risked failure" - Screenwriters Lecture Highlights Souen - "Ken's Souen kitchen walk before it closed for renovation" Terry Gilliam - "Spielberg gives you answers, Kubrick doesn't, the holocaust, the complete failure of civilization" Edwin Black - "IBM and the Holocaust (Thomas J. Watson)" - IBM and the Holocaust Dan Seward -

  • Emptying Our Boxes (Whats he doing in there?) (Show #647) | Download full MP3 from May 8, 2019

    Emptying Our Boxes (What's he doing in there?) (Show #647) | Download full MP3 from May 8, 2019

    12/06/2019 Duration: 117h37min

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Emptying Our Boxes" Stanley Kubrick's Boxes - "Boxes" - Stanley Kubrick's Boxes Ken - "We'll open some of the boxes" Jon Brion - "Jimmy's Breakdown" - Magnolia OutKast - "B.O.B. loops" Jon Brion - "Jimmy's Breakdown" - Magnolia Ole Jensen and his Music - "Exotica" - Chappell Recorded Music (LPC 1047) Ole Jensen and his Music - "Bach-Style" - Chappell Recorded Music (LPC 1047) [Thanks to Explorers Room with Flash Strap] Jeff Lynne - "Every Little Thing (remix) loop" War On Drugs - "Pile of Tires loop" Wobbly, Negativland - "Over the Edge 3/15/19: With Your Permission" Stanley Kubrick's Boxes - "Years went by, what was he doing in there? The boxes have the answer" - Stanley Kubrick's Boxes Wobbly, Negativland - "Over the Edge 3/15/19: With Your Permission" Clem Leek - "Burleson, TX" Clem Leek - "The Lights of New York" John Carpenter - "Out of Time (unused)" - Escape from LA Sarah Jessica Parker - "How long have you lived here? You should unpack. You can't unpack, bc that w

  • Mommy? (Scary hypnotic weaving, with three-year old niece as glue.) (Show #257/645) | Download full MP3 from May 1, 2019

    Mommy? (Scary hypnotic weaving, with three-year old niece as glue.) (Show #257/645) | Download full MP3 from May 1, 2019

    08/05/2019 Duration: 120h09min

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Mommy?" - Show #257, from Feb. 6, 2002, live at Chama, East Village, NYC https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/85627

  • Smoking: Isnt it about Dads? (Show #163/635) | Download full MP3 from Feb 27, 2019

    Smoking: Isn't it about Dads? (Show #163/635) | Download full MP3 from Feb 27, 2019

    10/04/2019

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Smoking: Isn't it About Dads? (Part 1: The PSA cut-ups)" - Show #163, from Jan. 16, 1998 [From 21 years ago: Public Service Announcement fest, spliced, collaged and reinterpreted in real time. Later participation via telephone nonsense, and ambient noises.] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Smoking: Isn't it About Dads? (Part 2: The live call-ins)" - Show #163, from Jan. 16, 1998 [The first caller called in and changed the format forever. I never thought I'd re-air this part.] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Phone callers talking to samples of themselves" - Show #216, 8/27/1998: "More Hanson, please: Freshmen Jamming III" Girl Talk - "Can't Stop" - Unstoppable https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/84446

  • Choosing (to be here today) (Show #642) | Download full MP3 from Apr 3, 2019

    Choosing (to be here today) (Show #642) | Download full MP3 from Apr 3, 2019

    03/04/2019 Duration: 116h15min
  • Its Possible (twisted branches) (Show #631) | Download full MP3 from Jan 30, 2019

    It's Possible (twisted branches) (Show #631) | Download full MP3 from Jan 30, 2019

    13/02/2019 Duration: 116h59min

    W. G. Snuffy Walden - "Angela Smiled" - My So-Called Life Armin van Buuren feat. Aaelyn - "In and out of love" Bart & Baker feat. Lolly Wish - "Downloaded (Rogan remix)" W. G. Snuffy Walden - "My So-Called Life theme" - My So-Called Life [Layers] Olivia Newton-John & ELO - "Xanadu" - Xanadu [Loops] Ken - "Nobody knows, we're all alone" [Recorded on cell phone camera (live during show)] Olivia Newton-John & ELO - "Xanadu" - Xanadu [Loops] W. G. Snuffy Walden - "Angela Smiled" Live phone caller & Ken - "Possibility is possible (It's possible)" W. G. Snuffy Walden - "Angela Smiled" - My So-Called Life Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "You Don't Have Time (this is good news)" - Show #509, from 9/15/2016 [Live on stage at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar] Set: Michael Linnen & David Wingo - "Kissing music" - All the Real Girls Ken - "Collective faith (something good will happen)" Cowboy Junkies - "Ring on the Sill" - Pale Sun Crescent Moon [Loops] Sharon Stone with Garry Shandling - "If you're no

  • These Documents + Now (Rippling Water) + The Coming Storms + Coincident Symphony from Jan 23, 2019

    These Documents + Now (Rippling Water) + The Coming Storms + Coincident Symphony from Jan 23, 2019

    30/01/2019

    Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "These Documents" - Show #300, from Mar. 16, 2004 [These documents clearly show. The White House Press Secretary's unrelenting assertions about Bush's military service records, how clear the documents are, and how proud the President was. No looping was necessary! Ably assisted by Vangelis, Alan Watts, and Noam Chomsky. Sources: White House with Press Secretary Scott McClellan 2/10/04 Vangelis: Chariots of Fire main titles (1981), 12 O'Clock, Blade Runner main titles (1994) Alan Watts: Zen laughing Vangelis: Tears in Rain (1994) Noam Chomsky: blood dripping from Americans' hands, from Manufacturing Consent Trembling Blue Stars: Maybe After All ("don't live in the real world...")] Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Now (Rippling Water)" - Show #305, from Apr. 13, 2004 [The past flows back from now. Sources: Quiet American: Plumbing and Irrigation of South Asia field recordings (2003) Alan Watts: Purpose (Now) Dire Straits: On Every Street 7% Solution: All A

  • Everything has always been there (Show #628) | Jan 16, 2019

    Everything has always been there (Show #628) | Jan 16, 2019

    17/01/2019 Duration: 118h41min

    Acousmatique Recordings - "Breathe in through tightly pursed lips" David Byrne - "What time is it? No time to look back" - True Stories [over Acousmatique Recordings] Acousmatique Recordings - "Breathe in through tightly pursed lips" Bea T'cha - "If you ask nicely" [over Acousmatique Recordings. Includes French monologue] Neil Amsterdam - "Neutral Strings #2" - Magic Kingdom WEDway Peoplemover Music Loop [over Bea T'cha, Acousmatique Recordings] George Bruns - "Monorail Song" - Magic Kingdom WEDway Peoplemover Music Loop [over other Magic Kingdom, Bea T'cha] Bea T'cha - "Evening of Light" [over other Bea T'cha, Neutral Strings #2] George Bruns - "Nation on Wheels" - Magic Kingdom WEDway Peoplemover Music Loop [with Bea T'cha, Acousmatique Recordings, other Magic Kingdom] Neil Amsterdam - "Industry in Motion #1" - Magic Kingdom WEDway Peoplemover Music Loop [with Bea T'cha, Acousmatique Recordings, other Magic Kingdom] Ken - "Intro / let go" [over Bea T'cha if you ask nicely and Nation on Wheels] Bea T'cha - "

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