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Options August 21, 2013: (Show #468) Beginnings come out of nowhere (Trust)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New / Special Approx. start time
Hal Hartley and Justin Kawashima  Trust (closing)   Options Possible Music - From the Films (etc) of Hal Hartley    2003  WAV    * ***   0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Phone caller  The great discussion, part 1   Options     2013        0:02:17 (MP3 | )
Benny Will Richardson & unidentified prisoners  It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad   Options Parchman 12/47    1947  MP3  These recordings were made in late 1947 at the Lambert Camp at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known as Parchman Farm. Some were originally issued by Tradition on a 1958 LP entitled "Negro Prison Songs" and they are currently available on CD in two volumes - "Prison Songs" - as part of the Alan Lomax Collection on Rounder Records.  * ***   0:17:46 (MP3 | )
Benny Will Richardson & unidentified prisoners  It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad   Options Parchman 12/47    1947  MP3    ***   0:19:02 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  What Is It About?   Options What Is It About?: 2/3/04, show #292    2004  MP3  Llewellyn ap Gruffydd, Cambodian field recording, callers.  * ***   0:20:00 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  What Is It About?   Options What Is It About?: 2/3/04, show #292    2004  MP3    ***   0:20:04 (MP3 | )
American Standards  My Bathroom Is a Private Kind of Place   Options Bathrooms Are Coming!!    1969  MP3    * ***   0:24:27 (MP3 | )
The Brothers Johnson  Strawberry Letter #23   Options     1977  WAV    * ***   0:27:34 (MP3 | )
Guest mic  Commercialism   Options     2013        0:32:18 (MP3 | )
Phone caller  Whistles   Options     2013        0:39:19 (MP3 | )
Phone caller  The great discussion, part 2   Options     2013        0:45:02 (MP3 | )
Phone caller  Drummer   Options     2013        0:49:42 (MP3 | )
The Magnetic Fields  I Thought You Were My Boyfriend   Options i    2004  WAV    * ***   0:55:11 (MP3 | )
Matrna Zubova  Lampa Kuukna Bi (Dance Of The Maiden, Lampa)   Options Kalmyk 8/64    1964  MP3  Dubbed recording by Alan Lomax from Radio Moscow archives. Lampa is the name of the girl.  * ***   0:55:59 (MP3 | )
Phone caller  Ticket re-gifter   Options     2013        0:57:19 (MP3 | )
Phone caller  Ticket re-gifter, on absurdity   Options     2013        1:04:36 (MP3 | )
Phone caller  Singing   Options     2013        1:10:56 (MP3 | )
Van Morrison  Tupelo Honey   Options Still On Top (CD 2)    1971  MP3    * ***   1:11:56 (MP3 | )
Van Morrison  Tupelo Honey   Options Still On Top (CD 2)    1971  MP3    ***   1:13:19 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Tired of hitting butterflies (Reminders to do less)   Options Tired of hitting butterflies: 7/31/13, show #465  Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  2013  MP3  Sample listing and audio: http://lastever.org/show/130731  * ***   1:17:03 (MP3 | )
Phone caller  Blooping   Options     2013        1:17:32 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Tired of hitting butterflies (Reminders to do less)   Options Tired of hitting butterflies: 7/31/13, show #465  Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  2013  MP3    ***   1:18:17 (MP3 | )
Phone caller  Last day with crazy soil scientist, last summer show   Options     2013        1:19:58 (MP3 | )
Nine Inch Nails  Hurt   Options The Downward Spiral (instrumental)      WAV    * ***   1:29:52 (MP3 | )
Alan Watts  The Silent Mind   Options       MP3    * ***   1:32:08 (MP3 | )
Alan Watts  Limits of Language   Options       MP3    * ***   1:32:16 (MP3 | )
Pinback  Anti-Hu   Options Penelope EP    2001  WAV    * ***   1:34:50 (MP3 | )
Pinback  Anti-Hu   Options Penelope EP    2001  WAV    ***   1:37:17 (MP3 | )
Phone caller  The great discussion, part 3   Options     2013        1:39:40 (MP3 | )
Alan Watts  Purpose (Now)   Options Teaching Meditation      MP3    * ***   1:48:28 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

  Wed. 8/21/13 2:03pm Bliss:

Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:03pm Alex In Illinois:

Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:04pm Carmichael:

Hello, Friendship Society members.
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:08pm Bliss:

It's great, Kenzo.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yerknow Nietzsche - this Superman theme is really unoriginal & irrelevant - & Shakespeare's full of cliches...
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:12pm listener james from westwood:

in and out today ... got a date w/ the dmv shortly but hope to catch the latter third!
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:13pm Bliss:

I disagree that it lacks originality, and I could write 10,000 words right now explaining why.
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:15pm Bliss:

We must continue to let go and re-sensitize.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:25pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

How should everything be different?
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:25pm Carmichael:

Expectations of self. Can they ever be fully realized?
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:25pm Doug S.:

I folded your playlist into an origami swan.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:26pm Rich in Washington:

one of the beautiful/tragic things about improvised artforms is that it can come out completely transcendent or completely fall apart, or anywhere in between. And what might seem like a failure to one person on the receiving end can be sublime to another.
Expectations can be one of the worst things to bring into a performance.
That and a goddamn cell phone.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- the Program is @ once multi-media, mashup/collage, & FreeForm & 'intereactive'
- but also has elements of Minimalism ;
- a theme or intent seems to be in John Cage territory of making it about Audition - in literal etymological sense of being about the Listening - of *how* listening is happening
- which is about self-examination to some extent
- which is of course challenging.
- This is counter to what most of Entertainment is usually about (& of course the Commercial element is usually in play - Time is Money too...) : Do *anything* - but don't leave leave our attention alone w/ just ourselves...
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:28pm possibilitywaves:

the inner child sees all radio as fascinating and deeply communicative! I will always listen at another time, any possible time! for some, myself included, who are busy/not always connected, this is their one and only radio show!!
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- no - don't Change it! This Program has to be now - Now - NOW!
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:32pm Bliss:

I'm not smart.
I like it.
Yo, Brothers Johnson.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:33pm Rich in Washington:

That Strawberry 23 loop was my ringtone for so long I keep thinking someone's calling me.
No one calls anyone anymore.
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:34pm Bliss:

Hi, Rich.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:36pm Rich in Washington:

Hiya, Bliss!
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:42pm Bliss:

You will become a pile of runes.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:43pm baconfat:

charlottesville listener emails from 11 minutes ago:

"The 2-4pm Wed slot is being trashed and debased by this sophomoric narcissistic jerk whose audio-art abilities are pathetic, trite, cliched, and either sonicly clumsy and jarring, or quietly stupid and puling.

PS - get Dominic back; he is one of the finest rock dj's anywhere"

sadly, dominic's not coming back. but he does enjoy the heck out of ken's last ever.

Via @bcnft twitter.com... :
"and while i appreciate the support and calls for my return, i honestly believe ken takes radio art to a much higher plane that i ever could."
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:46pm pacific standard simon:

I went to a garden party...
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:47pm possibilitywaves:

pacific standard simon!! that must have been wonderful... i was at a garden yesterday early morning with fog , rabbits, and squirrels.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:49pm pacific standard simon:

...to reminisce with my old friends...
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bliss: That is great poetry
- also: When first getting into Runes (Norse divination), I just wrote them on card-paper & cut them out (rather than having actual 3D stones or such-like).
- A result was that when you Threw them - they would sometimes stand up straight or make little tent-like formations when they landed.
- Since Runes have different meanings if Inverted (or, I reasoned, just on their Sides) - this gave interesting Meanings of Runes in formation ~ realtion to each other (Runes are also Letters)...
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:49pm Rich in Washington:

Ah, the open-mindedness of college radio!
Briefly involved with my local college radio station. I shoulda took up sniffing glue instead. Really infuriating, closed-minded people.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:51pm pacific standard simon:

If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck
But if memories were all I sang, I rather drive a truck
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

He's a Narcissist (too self-involved). Who wants *you* to call & be the Program.
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:53pm Bliss:

Give away the ending to a story.
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:55pm possibilitywaves:

story a to ending the away, give!
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:57pm possibilitywaves:

Oh! If I don't call then there might not be a second caller to win the tickets. :S : )
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:58pm pacific standard simon:

I don't want tickets -- I hear that they explode.
  Wed. 8/21/13 2:58pm possibilitywaves:

it seems like people have called, yay : )
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 2:59pm pacific standard simon:

Texting For Dollars is trying to find me.
  Wed. 8/21/13 3:03pm Bliss:

Twilighter, Beloved Binge, Co., Shannon Whitworth, Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, Last Year’s Men, Ironing Board Sam, Purling Hiss, Oblivians, Deep South, the Bar, Airtype, Wichita Falls, Bitter Resolve, Golden Void, ASG, Five Star, Melissa Swingle, Malcolm Holcombe, Water Liars, The Shilohs, Fletcher Opera Theater, Nathan Bowles, Angel Olsen, Grouper ,

  Wed. 8/21/13 3:06pm Bob_A_Loo_Bop:

wait, what's the phone number again?
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:07pm fred:

Work and buses conspired to make me miss most of what sounds like a great show. The archives will set that right.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:13pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

fred, where were you when I needed you??
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:15pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

434-971-9678 on air
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

but someone's on right now
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

i mean 434-971-8678
  Wed. 8/21/13 3:27pm dc waters:

"Found it that way every time?" Hahahahahaha!
  Wed. 8/21/13 3:31pm dc waters:

Beginnings come from endings. Uroborus.
  Wed. 8/21/13 3:32pm Bliss:

Nice call.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:32pm steve:

i think you really helped that girl Kenzo
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:36pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

thank you friendlies
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:37pm davex:

Thank you, Ken.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:40pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

P.S. It's true, it's moving, the summer is ending, maybe far away, may far afield...
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:47pm baconfat:

fun fact: the current caller is the singer of a relatively not-famous drag city band.
  Wed. 8/21/13 3:47pm possibilitywaves:

I am excited about the golden ratio moment with pinback and alan! there are always lots of these, but, they are as memorable as coming across new forest clearings, little streams, calm lakes!!
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:48pm steve:

i cant wait for the end of summer! hoodies, big winter jackets, long nights
  Wed. 8/21/13 3:51pm dc waters:

I'll remember to do nothing next time.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:53pm fred:

Ugh, a different time slot would probably be out of my listening hours. The archives would get my regular visit
  Wed. 8/21/13 3:54pm possibilitywaves:

she was raised by neither nature nor nurture : )
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:57pm steve:

thanks Kenzo, you've made my day
  Wed. 8/21/13 3:57pm dc waters:

S'long. 'Twas fun.
Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 3:58pm Rich in Washington:

thank you, Kenzo!
  Wed. 8/21/13 4:01pm Bliss:

Avatar Wed. 8/21/13 4:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

love you all, really
Avatar Fri. 8/23/13 6:48pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Archive up, all fun phone callers on the playlist, podcast updating soon @ lastever.org... ...
Thank you for all the delights! See you somewhere new.
  Sun. 8/25/13 7:08pm Phone caller:

You're welcome!
Avatar Sun. 8/25/13 7:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

We are all crazy soil scientists. We are all dismounting.
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