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Options August 28, 2013: (Show #469) Hang onto a dream (America)
Reflecting on the current state of civil rights in America, this spontaneous collage draws upon dozens of samples, speeches, and corporate anthems, creating an ambiguous if sometimes disturbing meditation on some notions of freedom. With appearances by Noam Chomsky, George W. Bush, Shell Oil, the NSA, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, Jello Biafra, John Lennon...and Neil Diamond.

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Artist Track Album Year Format Comments New / Special Approx. start time
Neil Diamond  America   Options Jazz Singer  1984  WAV    * ***   0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Unknown IT Corporation  I Have A Dream   Options IT Anthems    MP3  of 2 CPU's  * ***   0:04:20 (MP3 | )
Noam Chomsky  Class War   Options Class War  1995  MP3    * ***   0:04:55 (MP3 | )
Brian Reitzell & Roger J. Manning Jr.  Shibuya (field only)   Options Lost In Translation s.t.    WAV    * ***   0:06:34 (MP3 | )
Brian Reitzell & Roger J. Manning Jr.  Shibuya (field only)   Options Lost In Translation s.t.    WAV    ***   0:07:15 (MP3 | )
George W. Bush  Address to Congress 9/20/01   Options   2001  MP3    * ***   0:08:19 (MP3 | )
Joe Frank  Another Country Pt 2   Options   1986  WAV  Life in America was inconceivable to her  * ***   0:09:59 (MP3 | )
Joe Frank  Another Country Pt 3   Options   1986  MP3  To have so much beauty, perhaps you had to have this much degradation.  * ***   0:11:57 (MP3 | )
Jello Biafra  The New Soviet Union   Options If Evolution Is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Evolve (Disc 1)  1998        0:13:42 (MP3 | )
Neil Diamond  America   Options Jazz Singer  1984  WAV    * ***   0:17:10 (MP3 | )
Brian Reitzell & Roger J. Manning Jr.  Shibuya (field only)   Options Lost In Translation s.t.    WAV    * ***   0:17:15 (MP3 | )
Madiha R Tahir & NSA  NSA recruiting session with students questions   Options University of Wisconsin recruitment drive, July 2013  2013  MP3  Discussion here  * ***   0:18:53 (MP3 | )
Leo McKern & Patrick McGoohan  You're just as much a prisoner as I am   Options The Prisoner (1x02: The Chimes of Big Ben)  1967  WAV    * ***   0:21:01 (MP3 | )
Joe Frank  Another Country Pt 2   Options   1986  WAV  I can't stand the isolation in this country. All you Americans do is watch television and go to the movies.  * ***   0:22:51 (MP3 | )
Shell  Growing and Winning (We Are the World)   Options   2006  MP3    * ***   0:24:29 (MP3 | )
Joe Frank  Another Country Pt 3   Options   1986  MP3  The waste is enormous  * ***   0:28:17 (MP3 | )
Timothy "Speed" Levitch  One of the great tragedies of civilization is this need to work for a living   Options The Cruise  1998  WAV    * ***   0:30:07 (MP3 | )
Noam Chomsky  The Undermining of Union   Options Class War  1995  MP3    * ***   0:31:29 (MP3 | )
Neil Diamond  America   Options Jazz Singer  1984  WAV    ***   0:34:46 (MP3 | )
Jeff Daniels, Molly Price  There used to be more time, before I had to work   Options Chasing Sleep  2000  WAV    * ***   0:36:58 (MP3 | )
Ralph Richardson, Peter Vaughan  When I have knowledge of computers, I will be the surpreme being   Options Time Bandits  1981  WAV    * ***   0:38:52 (MP3 | )
American Standards  My Bathroom Is a Private Kind of Place   Options Bathrooms Are Coming!!  1969  MP3  I'm free....  * ***   0:39:25 (MP3 | )
Malcolm X  Stop Singin' And Start Swingin'   Options     MP3    * ***   0:40:28 (MP3 | )
Malcolm X  The Ballot or the Bullet   Options     MP3    * ***   0:41:11 (MP3 | )
Michael Nyman  Drowning By Number 2   Options Drowning By Numbers  1988  MP3    * ***   0:42:23 (MP3 | )
George W. Bush  Address to Congress 9/20/01   Options   2001  MP3    * ***   0:44:22 (MP3 | )
George W. Bush  Address to Congress 9/20/01   Options   2001  MP3    ***   0:46:05 (MP3 | )
Michael Nyman  Drowning By Number 2   Options Drowning By Numbers  1988  MP3    ***   0:47:38 (MP3 | )
George W. Bush  Address to Congress 9/20/01   Options   2001  MP3    * ***   0:48:31 (MP3 | )
Leo McKern & Patrick McGoohan  Both sides are becoming identical   Options The Prisoner (1x02: The Chimes of Big Ben)  1967  WAV    * ***   0:50:44 (MP3 | )
Noam Chomsky  Social Policy-Welfare for the Rich   Options Class War  1995  MP3    * ***   0:52:31 (MP3 | )
Harrison Ford  It's an absolute sin to accept the decadence of obsolesence   Options Mosquito Coast  1986  WAV    * ***   0:53:56 (MP3 | )
Iam Holm, Craig Warnock, David Rappaport  Evil turned out rather well   Options Time Bandits  1981  WAV    * ***   0:54:40 (MP3 | )
Shell  Growing and Winning (We Are the World)   Options   2006  MP3    ***   0:56:44 (MP3 | )
David Lynch  Blue Velvet interview (excerpts)   Options Canadian TV interview  1986  WAV    * ***   0:57:34 (MP3 | )
Jeff Daniels, Guy Sanville  Always two steps behind   Options Chasing Sleep  2000  WAV    * ***   1:10:38 (MP3 | )
Timothy "Speed" Levitch  Been running from the cops all my life   Options The Cruise  1998  WAV    * ***   1:12:27 (MP3 | )
Unknown IT Corporation  I Have A Dream   Options IT Anthems    MP3    * ***   1:13:34 (MP3 | )
Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn  Full movie   Options My Dinner With Andre    MP3    * ***   1:14:03 (MP3 | )
Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn  Full movie   Options My Dinner With Andre    MP3    ***   1:14:44 (MP3 | )
Great Society Band  March of the Astronauts   Options     MP3    * ***   1:16:59 (MP3 | )
Malcolm X  You Can't Hate the Roots of a Tree and Not Hate That Tree   Options     MP3    * ***   1:18:27 (MP3 | )
Harrison Ford, River Phoenix  America is a toilet   Options Mosquito Coast  1986  WAV  Why do they keep coming?  * ***   1:19:43 (MP3 | )
Martin Luther King, Jr.  Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Address   Options   1964  MP3    * ***   1:21:23 (MP3 | )
Alessio Rastani  Trader on market crashing, dreams of another recession   Options BBC, Dec. 2012  2012  MP3    * ***   1:26:28 (MP3 | )
Barack Obama  If you can't trust us, we're going to have some problems   Options   2013  WAV    * ***   1:28:51 (MP3 | )
Malcolm X  You Got What's Known As White's Disease   Options     MP3    * ***   1:30:09 (MP3 | )
John Lennon  Jann Wenner Interview Part 1   Options   1971  MP3  The dream of this generation is over  * ***   1:34:23 (MP3 | )
Noam Chomsky  Terrorism & The War On Nicaragua   Options The New War On Terrorism  2001  MP3    * ***   1:42:19 (MP3 | )
Air Supply  Making Love out of Nothing at All (reversed)   Options     WAV    * ***   1:45:10 (MP3 | )
Neil Diamond  America   Options Jazz Singer  1984  WAV    ***   1:45:32 (MP3 | )
 
Neil Diamond  America   Options Jazz Singer  1984  WAV    ***   1:55:06 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

  Wed. 8/28/13 2:02pm Bliss:

Hooray.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:03pm Carmichael:

Hey man, how's it goin'?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:03pm kat330:

Hi, Kenzo, Yo, Bliss!
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:03pm listener james from westwood:

good afternoon kenzo! sans context, this opening pair of notes is quite sinister.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:03pm Dervish:

Sybil's rights?
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:04pm Bliss:

Hi, kat330.
Hello all.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:05pm pacific standard simon:

They've all gone to look for Armenia...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:06pm fleep:

Baby Gojira or Giant Kitten? You decide!
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:08pm pacific standard simon:

Giant catbox or tiny atoll.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:09pm kat330:

@fleep: Gojira? Like this? www.shopradiocast.com...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The Laughing Noam.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:10pm fleep:

I'm mixing Noam Chomsky with CNBC.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:10pm Rich in Washington:

Guardin' Noam
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Chernobyl Cat.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:10pm fleep:

@kat330 Godzilla, over there.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

oh yes, oh no
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:12pm Bliss:

That Bush thing was weird.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:12pm Carmichael:

Remember, it's *Mer-kuh*.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...don't make me go nuke-yoo-lar w/ yer nazi-ism...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Duhbya.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:14pm Carmichael:

Emphasis on *duh*.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:14pm listener james from westwood:

this is the first time i've listened w/ headphones on. definitely enhances the effect.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:15pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

hey, everyone, you're all in charge
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:16pm fleep:

I put dibs on Pope.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:16pm kat330:

Here's a cartoon dedicated to all at-work desk jockeys:
tinyurl.com...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:18pm fleep:

This is mixing with an Infiniti commercial. Keep it up!
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:18pm Carmichael:

Is this Jello Biafra?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Carm: Distinctly.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Jello is robot-resistant, apparently
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:20pm 2HOPE:

i feel a knot
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:21pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Present.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:21pm Carmichael:

I have attended several of his group performances. California Uber Alles!
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Gojira / Godzilla :
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:22pm kat330:

Kenzo, or anyone in the know: When did the hearts all drop from everyone's accounts?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- this week ?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:23pm kat330:

Hunh, how ironic.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Kissinger: 'The U.S. does not have Allies - it has Interests.'
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:27pm Carmichael:

The war room discussion from Dr. Strangelove would fit in well here, Kenzo.
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:27pm Bliss:

Kissinger knows more about politics than most anyone on Earth.
He is also insane.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:28pm fleep:

The fave game among Poli Sci types involved lying your ass off to 'allies'. Some of those guys are in State now en.wikipedia.org...
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:28pm 2HOPE:

i am very wake, i literally woke up and visited the page. its dusk outside
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:28pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

holy crap.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:29pm kat330:

Clearly he has a tin ear. You'd think this many decades in the U.S. would have put a dint in his accent at least.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:29pm listener james from westwood:

these days, they're playing less diplomacy and more illuminati: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

en.wikiquote.org... :
- The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:30pm kat330:

Ooops dEnt...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:30pm listener james from westwood:

or as spy magazine perpetually dubbed him, socialite-war criminal henry kissinger.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:31pm listener james from westwood:

not to be confused with "short-fingered vulgarian donald trump."
this shell ... parody? corporate anthem? is jaw dropping.
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:33pm Bliss:

I'm surprised that Whole Foods Market Inc. hasn't come out with a version?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:34pm kat330:

Well, the Internet has taken care of the working part. ;)
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:34pm Rich in Washington:

US foreign policy reminds me of the scene in Monty Python's Mr. Neutron episode with the US Air Force van with loudspeaker driving through a bombed out city, apologizing for the inconvenience.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:36pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Hearts and minds.
Blood and souls.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:36pm fleep:

The plan is to fire a guided giant cartoon hand, which will seek out Assad and give him such a smack.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:37pm Carmichael:

I say we drop a giant boulder on him, and give him a tiny umbrella at the last moment to protect him.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:37pm listener james from westwood:

or a small sign saying, "HELP!" to hold up.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:38pm pacific standard simon:

@fleep, Carmichael - you don't think bombarding him with audio-collage will be enough?
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:38pm Bliss:

The more I think about the Coming to America song, the more I realize how gross it is.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:38pm kat330:

Just read on Sunday that Indiana is #40 in nearest to matching the national earnings average. We were #30 in the late '90s.
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:39pm Bliss:

Love the way this part of the song is being used though.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:39pm kat330:

A lot of that is due to union busting. While on the other end of the spectrum, municipal / utility worker unions are impenetrable and bankrupting the cities.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:39pm pacific standard simon:

'they've all gone to look for art media...'
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:40pm possibilitywaves:

limits of language / these combinations really do matter beyond what can be expressed...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:41pm kat330:

If people consumed less—were willing to make do with less—there could be more time for creation.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- the U.S. (which is what we blithely mean by 'America') *has* represented freedom & opportunity to innumerable immigrants & refugees - incldg. nearly all our predecessors. 'America' is a large complicated thing - not a single simple thing to either Pledge Allegiance to nor to Hate...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:41pm Carmichael:

Or the discussion in the movie Barcelona about high crime stats in the US compared to Spain. Priceless.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:42pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

On that note [kat330] ... it's time to make ready a splendidly violent yard-sale...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:42pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

EVIL had the greatest lines (time bandits)
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:42pm Carmichael:

kat, if you offer me a 44 oz soda, I will drink it. If you build it, they will come. That's where consumption is born, in the boardrooms.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:43pm pacific standard simon:

I consume mass quantities of art supplies.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:43pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

anything here for me? no? ok
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:44pm kat330:

@Rev: Why violent?? We've had a couple of those, but most ends up being donated to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. We use things 'til they're pretty used up. :)
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:45pm kat330:

@Carmichael: Resistance is NOT futile though! I was lucky to adopt a non-consumer mindset back when this country had a lot of optimism and hope among the young. There IS a way to keep it and tune out the Joneses.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:46pm fleep:

Kenzo: you'll be mixed with Obama shortly, let's see what happens.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:46pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

VIOLENT yard sale from our perspective. Violently enthusiastic. Brutally thorough. Everything must go. BUT no haggling before 12noon. We shall not be victimized by mere "people."
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:46pm 2HOPE:

i am here
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:47pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Everything from televisions to decorative absinthe fountains. But I keep the plush Cthulhu.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:48pm kat330:

@Rev: Heh, OK.
@fleep: Yeah, I was going to stream that, too, but ...
@2Hope: Good to see it.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & of course - the U.S. is *pathologically* adverse to / afraid of Socialism. Elsewhere, possibly older Civilizations - they have figured out that we will all Get Sick & need Health Care, Education is essential - even Art is a Basic Human Need. Unemployment is higher than since the Great Depression - simultaneously, our Infrastructure Disintegrates &/or becomes Obsolete - partly because Conservatives refuse to Invest in our Future - *any* Future - & employment positions remain vacant because Qualified people can't be found - & the TeaParties & Cons refuse to back Education...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:49pm duke:

Is there an applause sign at these speeches?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:49pm Rich in Washington:

This is wonderful, Kenzo!
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:49pm Bliss:

"The President of the United States."

So what.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

it's shaped like a gun pointed at their families
  Wed. 8/28/13 2:50pm Bliss:

Right on, Kenzo.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:51pm kat330:

Yes, Kenzo, kudos!
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:53pm fleep:

An all encompassing security system with unlimited funds? What could go wrong.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 2:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I work @ a ThriftStore serving CommunityServices
( www.wfmu.org... ) - the danger being you come to believe $3.75 for jeans is normal
...they used to speak of the 'Post-Industrial Era' - that enuff Things had actually finally quite been Manufactured awlready - & CyberInfo would be the new Thing.
That was before Consumption again became a National Patriotic Imperative.
- Obama is President - he cannot but possibly represent what this Country has become. But Thx for this reminder of the Duhbya Administration years (two long Terms) - the 1st a stolen Election in which - ! - he quite lost the Popular Vote - the 2nd won w/ 55% (no more) for a standing wartime President. *Do you remember?!?!*: Everyone believed we had the Worst President in History - or @ least a strong contender. It felt like the American Experiment was Over & we should Leave. No less than that.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:01pm Rich in Washington:

David Lynch is a squirrel inhabiting the body of a human.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:01pm listener james from westwood:

digging the old tunes!!
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:01pm 2HOPE:

i am often blind to beauty
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

California Uber Alles:
- What are the Clintons & Obamas? Yuppie Lawyers.

We've Got a Bigger Problem Now :
...& there is much worse...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:04pm duke:

We're all normal and we want...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:05pm listener james from westwood:

hmmmm ... maybe we're on the gtdr stream ... i'm hearing something that sounds like a high life record but the playlist says david lynch.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:05pm kat330:

But it's abnormal to want beyond our resources. Normal can be wanting at a normal, sustainable level.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:06pm Rich in Washington:

I am hearing KLERE for sure and I'm on the GTDR stream.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:07pm kat330:

Ken, if you care about such things as typos at all, I see "dacadence" in the Harrison Ford bit of the playlist.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:09pm fleep:

kat330 The Northridge earthquake shook the materialism right out of me. To this day I am always lightening the load.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- no problem on iTunes.
- Recent psych studies have concluded that prosperity up to the level of Middle Class Security *does* increase 'Happiness'
- but for Wealth above & beyond that - 'Happiness' quickly flatlines...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:13pm kat330:

@fleep: I missed that (left L.A. in '89), but growing up in a single-parent family as a latchkey kid, then pursuing my art for a decade after HS made and making around 39 household moves over the years make it impossible to get heavy into any sort of object love.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ken - could you Post the new skedj *here* ?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...this week's Show long since ☆ed awlready...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:15pm kat330:

[By the same token, I've been giving it away far more than pulling anything in all my life.]
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- check John Densmore last week on Aeriel View:
..."'Currency' means 'flowing'"...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:18pm kat330:

Kenzo, have you heard the Army Corps of Engineers "theme" song? Harry Shearer often plays that ditty to good effect (when talking about NOLA and Katrina).
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'm a Hoarder in sense of being an 'Archivist' - I like books & music & collectibles
- but in my old age what good is it?
...We're all hoping to win the Lottery or Die...SoilentGreen is People!...
- Oh! Another Shearer fan - I'm not utterly alone here...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:21pm kat330:

This bathroom song rips off a tune from "Peter Pan" the musical, I believe.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:22pm kat330:

@RR: I have been listening to Shearer ALMOST from his inception at KCRW. I missed a few years in my moves where there was no local station airing him and pre-podcast days, but otherwise, I'm one of his longest, most loyal listeners! :)
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:23pm pacific standard simon:

When I die, my friends and family win the lottery (all my cool shit).
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:24pm fleep:

MLK and Obama mixed. What fine work, Ken.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:25pm possibilitywaves:

it is a good point the real "america" exists as amorphous and nameless underneath all of the ways those in charge try to make us hate it. we do have amazing lasting impossible to describe roots that are still here today.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- for me - Malcolm put the fine point on History is Written by the Winners - immensely important that way. They want to write him off as a Militant nutcase - analogous to they writing off Hendrix as Artless & Drug-Addled - &/or Rockers as prolonged-adolescent damaged goods - rather than the New Gnostics (Knowers) that we are.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:26pm Rich in Washington:

It's depressingly ironic to me that on the anniversary of Dr. King's speech, Barack Obama, who in some ways can be seen as a fulfillment of King's vision, is now preparing for a continuation of the US's imperialist 'nation-building' program.
Twerk-tweak that, mainstream media.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- well - Hendrix told the Panthers - 'you're doing what you can, & I'm doing what I have to do'...
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:28pm possibilitywaves:

^^^ RevolutionrabbitNov63, Yes. last year around this time i read Exegesis by Philip Kindred and his conceptuality of 20th and by extension 21st century existence is that it is not dissimilar to the beginning of "AD" time of some type of existential struggle between gnostics and "romans"
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:28pm Doug Schulkind:

@Rich in Washington
What? You were expecting Huey P. Newton?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:29pm duke:

My son say that when in doubt about what to do in the movies, blow shit up. Politics seems to work the same way.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:29pm Rich in Washington:

Putney Swope!
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:29pm Bliss:

Obama is not an emodiment of the dream Dr. King Jr. had at all.

Obama just proves blacks can be as evil as whites.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:30pm fleep:

@Rich in Washingon Presidents get aboard a moving train of history. They are the conductors, but not the engineers.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:31pm Bliss:

or half blacks or half whites or whatever.

Race means nothing.
Mean and nice in every race.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:31pm Rich in Washington:

@fleep: I agree. THat's where I'm at now with it. Also, look how much Barack's aged in less than eight years. I'll bet it's a soul-crushing job in the extreme.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...in the World Wars, the U.S. became the 'Arsenal of Democracy'. When Ike - a real General - left Office - he warned of the Military-Industriall Complex. Phil Ochs sang 'We're the Cops of the World'...
- Obama is Mixed Race. Everyone forces him to the Middle of the Bus...
duke: - Wow.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:32pm Rich in Washington:

i140.photobucket.com...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

*All* President's hair goes white pretty quick.
- Technically - on paper - the job of the President is to Protect the Constitution. In the Realpolitik - it ends being making *anything* & *everything* that might be Wrong in the Free World - & so really the World - Right.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:36pm Doug Schulkind:

By any Neil necessary.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:36pm Bliss:

Let go of the "dream".
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:38pm Bliss:

(Wo)man, Lennon was awesome.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

possibilitywaves - ✔
Bliss: On cue to that - John Lennon...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:40pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

oh EVIL, i love you so.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...as a Metaphysician - a very Lennonesque conclusion:
- In the Age of ♒Aquarius - learn to Rule Yourself - don't hire other people (Governement) to do it.
- ♒Aquarius is the People, Circulation, FreeFlowing Information & Energy
- Opposite ♌Leo which is Monarchy & Rulers.
(The Lion & the Unicorn.)
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I will read you all and reply you all later sooner yesterday
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:42pm kat330:

After seeing what's going on in Detroit, Turnip, thought your Isle of Dogs might have been inspired by the plight of abandoned dogs there (rather than badger culling in the UK ;).
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:45pm Bliss:

Show's great, Kenzo.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:45pm 2HOPE:

beauty is there
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:46pm possibilitywaves:

``i would really like to help you, but i am a nervous messed up marionette, flying off on a prison ship...and the dinosaurs are roaming the earth...`` but maybe not... maybe not...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:46pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

The Detroit thing is a definite Ballard scenario. He'd be fascinated, methinks.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...this also means that in claiming our Freedom from Leaders - we have to - as Lennon put it - 'Learn to Swim'
- Grow Up & - as Jung put it 'Individualize' - take Responsibility
...as Lennon said - what Violent overthrow of the Institution has ever worked & brought the Better World?
- Yet - Speaking Truth to Power *must* be part of the Process - to acKnowledge what *we* have become...
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:48pm Bliss:

Unaware fo the abandoned dogs in Detroi issue, entirely.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

also,
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:49pm kat330:

@RR: Year of the Cabbit, Shearer, Lennon and now a Jungster, too? I'd like to think of it as a tribe of like-mindedness, very different from a cult of hive-mindedness.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:51pm kat330:

@Bliss: Something like 70,000 homes just abandoned there, and often the owners left their dogs behind. Some join in packs to survive.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:52pm Bliss:

Those sweeties.
What a mess.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:52pm duke:

Great show kenzo!
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Almost Lost Detroit' by Dale Earnhart Jr.Jr. should be heard more often.
- well - ♒Aquarius is the Sign of the (Rebel) Individual but also Society - the Paradox of our Age !
- Joseph Campbell says it will take some time for Story-Telling Monkey (HomoSapiens) to get a Story together *this* time !!...
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

We have to Individuate - be Grown Up Adults
- & also learn what a Tribe is - & how it Works.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

OUTSTANDING KENZO.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:54pm Doug Schulkind:

If a rabbi has some tea, does that make him/her rabbit?
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

My name is David.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:55pm kat330:

Thank you, Ken! And au revoir all! Just in time to catch Laura Marling on local public station!
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:55pm Bliss:

This show is important.
  Wed. 8/28/13 3:56pm Bliss:

Barack is not important.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:57pm kat330:

@Doug (still can type even w/ Laura being interviewed) Heh, guess that would be the case.

RR: good to have a name to put with the ears! [OK, closing up keyboard now.]
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:57pm fleep:

Thanks, Ken.
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 3:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

thank you thank you thank you!
Avatar Wed. 8/28/13 4:01pm Rich in Washington:

Thank you, Kenzo!!!
Avatar Thu. 8/29/13 2:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Archive's up! Podcast, to follow: lastever.org...

@Rich: "Guardin' Noam": Good one!
@james from westwood: Oh yes, these shows are made for headphones.
@Kenzo: And another thing...
@fleep: Thanks for mixing the show with the alternate-reality Media.
@2HOPE: Welcome!
@Carmichael: No fighting in the war room!
@james: Shell corporate anthem is real as far as I know.
@Rich: "US foreign policy reminds me of the scene in Monty Python...with the US Air Force van with loudspeaker driving through a bombed out city, apologizing for the inconvenience." When was the last time the US gov't apologized? By definition, everything done here is correct.
Thanks, Bliss, kat330, Dervish, pacific standard simon, Rev. Turnip Druid, possibilitywaves, duke, Doug, everyone who called or emailed, and everyone else!
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