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Options June 14, 2017: (Show #525) Your Turn to Be Happy (What do we do? Enjoy it.)

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Garth Stevenson  Dawn   Options Flying  2010  Layers  0:00:00 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
 
I'm sure we can do everything         0:02:44 (MP3 | )
Polly Draper  There's always a problem   Options thirtySomething: Season 4      0:09:18 (MP3 | )
Mel Harris, Ken Olin  I've made mistakes   Options thirtySomething: Season 4      0:10:40 (MP3 | )
Bill Cosby  Conflict   Options To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With      0:11:29 (MP3 | )
Rebecca Tilles  Every day I miss you (live)   Options   2016  Layers  0:12:31 (MP3 | )
Radiohead  Daydreaming   Options     Layers  0:12:53 (MP3 | )
Patricia Wettig  I'll be back in a second   Options thirtySomething: Season 4, episode 9      0:14:19 (MP3 | )
Tarot card caterer  Party is like a child   Options thirtySomething: Season 4      0:15:02 (MP3 | )
Nina Simone  Feeling Good   Options     Loops  0:15:53 (MP3 | )
Tarot card caterer  You can be right or you can be happy   Options thirtySomething: Season 4      0:17:28 (MP3 | )
Ingrid Bergman  This night will be a long night   Options Gaslight  1944  Sometimes it's hard to believe there ever was a night  0:19:41 (MP3 | )
Alice  A world of my own (Everything would be nonsense)   Options Alice in Wonderland    Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't  0:21:06 (MP3 | )
Ken & niece Chutney  Childhood field recording   Options   2001    0:22:34 (MP3 | )
Mel Harris  You don't have to do everything exactly right   Options thirtySomething: Season 4      0:23:17 (MP3 | )
Christine and the Queens  Christine   Options     Loops  0:25:08 (MP3 | )
Mazzy Star  Fade Into You   Options     Layers, of course  0:26:49 (MP3 | )
Luke Rossi  A second's really short, it's gone   Options thirtySomething: Season 4, episode 9      0:29:14 (MP3 | )
Nina Simone  Feeling Good   Options     More loops  0:30:10 (MP3 | )
Christine and the Queens  Christine   Options     Further loops  0:31:39 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
 
It's all one thing         0:34:39 (MP3 | )
Kathryn Beaumont  What it is, it wouldn't be   Options Alice in Wonderland  1951    0:35:21 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
 
We're not separate from the atmosphere         0:36:04 (MP3 | )
Chutney  Yayyyyy   Options   2001    0:39:31 (MP3 | )
Chutney & Ken  Childhood field recording   Options   2001    0:40:15 (MP3 | )
W.G. Snuffy Walden  Interview about thirtySomething music   Options       0:42:05 (MP3 | )
Stan Dale  If I do nice things for you, maybe you'll love me?   Options     Just be the best Frank you know how to be  0:43:03 (MP3 | )
Christine and the Queens  Christine   Options       0:43:49 (MP3 | )
Kathryn Beaumont  A world of my own (Everything would be nonsense)   Options       0:43:59 (MP3 | )
Fleetwood Mac cover  Rhiannon   Options       0:44:04 (MP3 | )
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  Don't Go Breaking My Heart   Options       0:44:19 (MP3 | )
Mazzy Star  Fade Into You   Options     Layers continue  0:45:09 (MP3 | )
War on Drugs  Thinking of a Place   Options   2017    0:45:32 (MP3 | )
Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds  I represent what you had to stop   Options Mother  1996    0:45:45 (MP3 | )
War on Drugs  In Reverse   Options Lost in the Dream  2014  Loops! At 11:50pm  0:46:30 (MP3 | )
Peter Horton  Maybe there's no problem at all, and it's just your turn to be happy   Options thirtySomething: Season 4      0:48:32 (MP3 | )
Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer  Why should I lie? Come closer...   Options Gaslight  1944    0:49:02 (MP3 | )
War on Drugs  In Reverse   Options Lost in the Dream  2014  Loops, atmospheres  0:50:20 (MP3 | )
Patricia Wettig, Mel Harris  It's not a good idea to need someone who barely exists   Options thirtySomething: Season 4      0:51:00 (MP3 | )
Ingrid Bergman  He said I was going out of my mind!   Options Gaslight  1944    0:51:34 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever and Fareed Armaly  Interviewing Ken   Options 7/5/09  2009    0:52:03 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Extravaganza  antony and the johnsons, chicago, magnolia, trees, war on drugs, a lot more   Options Show #513, 11/19/16 #2 of 2  2016    0:52:43 (MP3 | )
Bill Cosby  Gorilla loop   Options     The skipping record that launched Ken's Last Ever over 23 years ago...  0:53:35 (MP3 | )
Rolling Stones  She's A Rainbow   Options     Loops. See also: Terminal Sunshine  0:54:56 (MP3 | )
U2  With or Without You   Options     Loops  1:00:01 (MP3 | )
Garth Stevenson  Hourglass   Options Flying  2010    1:00:22 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Station ID (they all go into the stew)         1:02:03 (MP3 | )
U2 & Brian Eno  With or Without You   Options The Joshua Tree    Loops  1:05:11 (MP3 | )
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers  American Girl   Options     Loop  1:06:07 (MP3 | )
Leslie Morgan Steiner  Isolate the victim   Options Domestic Violence TEDx talk    The last thing I wanted to do was leave New York  1:06:57 (MP3 | )
Peter Horton  Maybe it's your turn to be happy   Options thirtySomething: Season 4      1:07:56 (MP3 | )
Ingrid Bergman  This night will be a long night   Options Gaslight  1944    1:08:01 (MP3 | )
Nina Simone  Feeling Good   Options     Fish in the sea loop  1:08:16 (MP3 | )
Van Morrison  Tupelo Honey   Options     Loops  1:08:51 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Atmosphere appropriate for midnight and 6pm simultaneously         1:09:47 (MP3 | )
Van Morrison  Tupelo Honey   Options     Loops  1:11:21 (MP3 | )
Van Morrison  Everyone   Options     Loops  1:11:27 (MP3 | )
Melanie Mayron  I'm out of therapy, I'm fixed, I'm sick of these problems   Options thirtySomething: Season 4    These problems never get solved, do they?  1:12:28 (MP3 | )
Van Morrison  Everyone   Options     Loops  1:13:06 (MP3 | )
Joseph Cotten, Ingrid Bergman  You're slowly and systematically being driven out of your mind   Options Gaslight  1944    1:15:29 (MP3 | )
Luke Rossi  She doesn't know what a second means   Options thirtySomething: Season 4      1:16:04 (MP3 | )
Chutney, with Ken sneezing  Introduced to microphone   Options Childhood field recording  2001    1:17:10 (MP3 | )
Polly Draper  Terminate (I just want to leave here and never come back)   Options thirtySomething: Season 4    Could we keep in touch with each other?  1:20:00 (MP3 | )
David Wingo, Michael Linnen  Factories, skies, trains, rivers   Options All the Real Girls  2002  Loops  1:21:12 (MP3 | )
Walter Murch, J.S. Bach  Changeable loop   Options THX-1138  1970    1:25:41 (MP3 | )
Paul Schneider, Zooey Deschanel, David Wingo, Michael Linnen  Kissing   Options All the Real Girls  2002    1:28:07 (MP3 | )
Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey  This is it, it's gonna be gone soon. What do we do? Enjoy it.   Options Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  2004    1:29:29 (MP3 | )
Jon Brion  Spotless Mind   Options Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  2004  Loops, reversals, layers  1:30:26 (MP3 | )
Jon Brion  Main Title   Options Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  2004  Loops, reversals, layers  1:31:00 (MP3 | )
Bill Cosby  Forget all about it, I never hit you   Options To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With    Loops  1:34:43 (MP3 | )
Bill Cosby  You fell out the bed   Options To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With    Loops  1:37:16 (MP3 | )
David Cross, Tom Kenny  Flag scene   Options Mr. Show with Bob and David: Season 1, episode 4  1995    1:38:26 (MP3 | )
Jon Brion  Main Title   Options Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind      1:39:12 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
 
How creation works         1:39:16 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
 
We fill the container         1:44:12 (MP3 | )
David Wingo, Michael Linnen  Kissing music   Options All the Real Girls  2002  Loops  1:45:03 (MP3 | )
Vangelis  Chariots Of Fire   Options Chariots of Fire    Loops  1:46:05 (MP3 | )
Ken Olin  Crying   Options thirtySomething: Season 4      1:48:42 (MP3 | )
Kevin J. O'Connor  Why would you travel? You've never done it before!   Options Equinox  1992    1:48:47 (MP3 | )
Lara Flynn-Boyle  She had an opportunity to be with him once   Options Equinox  1992    1:49:12 (MP3 | )
Tyra Ferrell  Your whole life is about searching for one thing   Options Equinox  1992    1:49:59 (MP3 | )
Vangelis  Chariots Of Fire   Options Chariots of Fire    Loops  1:50:28 (MP3 | )
John Lennon  Mother   Options     Loops  1:51:13 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Nothing more to say         1:53:26 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 12:50pm Ike:

I'd like to request some Arcade Fire, please!!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 3:23pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

See you all at 5pm, and we'll try to make unsense of it together!
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 3:33pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

To listen: Click the "Pop-up" link at the left, OR click wfmu.org... , OR try the WFMU phone app and listen to the Give the Drummer Radio stream.
  Wed. 6/14/17 4:50pm Bliss:

It's been a while.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh my god it's working
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 5:00pm David D:

It begins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/14/17 5:02pm melinda:

hi Kenzo!
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:03pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, Bliss, David D, and melinda!
  Wed. 6/14/17 5:05pm Bliss:

Hi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/14/17 5:06pm melinda:

This is reminding me of Hearts of Space. You have a mellow voice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/14/17 5:07pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I can't believe I'm part of this historic occasion!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 5:09pm JtotheK:

hello - everyone! mind if i join you all?
  Wed. 6/14/17 5:10pm Bliss:

All are welcome. All are welcome.
  Wed. 6/14/17 5:11pm Doug Schulkind:

I am so so happy you're back!
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Comments on sound? Adjustments? I will certainly be sending a higher quality encoding of this to be put up tomorrow, not so MP3-soundy.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:13pm Timeshift Kenzo:

I forgot how impossible it is to playlist when you're changing samples every 10 seconds
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome, JtotheK, Ken From Hyde Park, DOUG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 5:16pm ⓘⓚⓔ:

Am I in the Red Room?
  Wed. 6/14/17 5:17pm Doug Schulkind:

I'm listening on my mobile (pronounced MO-byle) so the sound is already challenged.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/14/17 5:17pm cklequ:

Back and am bat at as hell!
  Wed. 6/14/17 5:20pm Doug Schulkind:

In other words, you sound great.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:26pm Rich in Washington:

Hello Kenzo. Delighted to have you back on the air.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Did people just hear a few seconds of silence?
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:26pm Rich in Washington:

I did. I thought it was my phone app stalling out.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:27pm Rich in Washington:

Now I'm listening to my phone and on a computer at the same time.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:28pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm working with three computers myself
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:31pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Rest assured, I am thoroughly confused, and not fighting it. Hi, Rich, cklequ, and ⓘⓚⓔ!
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:34pm weinstein:

This makes me very happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/14/17 5:34pm cklequ:

Goddamn, I'm so happy this show is back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 5:35pm northguineahills:

Yeah, it's Kenzo again on GTDS!
  Wed. 6/14/17 5:36pm Rand al'Thor:

Glad to hear you back on the air, Ken!
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:36pm mossy lightouse:

^^ i am thinking about hills! this mixing feels to include many rolling hills!!
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:37pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

<3
  Wed. 6/14/17 5:38pm Bliss:

I may have already gotten it all in.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Gap of silence again?
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:41pm mossy lightouse:

letting the days go by. water flowing underground!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/14/17 5:43pm melinda:

Digging the Chutney & Ken
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:43pm Rich in Washington:

I'm not hearing any gaps.
  Wed. 6/14/17 5:44pm Bliss:

I heard no gap.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The "you get a gorilla and then the old gorilla" skipping record was what started my shows over 23 years ago
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 5:56pm Rich in Washington:

this is loopilicious.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:01pm Doug Schulkind:

"Loopscapes" I believe someone has called it.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Afternoon, pshaw
  Wed. 6/14/17 6:03pm Bliss:

I ate beans. Just finished.
  Wed. 6/14/17 6:04pm Bliss:

23 1/2. Congratulations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/14/17 6:12pm Uncle Michael:

Drifting & dreaming...this is amazing in-and-out-of-a-nap audio.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:12pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I heard reports of dreams this induced last night
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:13pm Gary:

The Kenzo!
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:13pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Raise your hand if you've got problems
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:13pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(Bill Cosby raises his hand on cue)
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:14pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Side note: Creating this show has become no less an impossible feat
  Wed. 6/14/17 6:19pm Bliss:

Human Relations Puff N Stuff
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:24pm weinstein:

I dream of making radio like this but... am I dreaming now?
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I am dreaming you making this for you
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:31pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

It's gonna be gone soon
  Wed. 6/14/17 6:32pm Bliss:

It'll all be over, one day.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

You're all over that
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 6:35pm David D:

If we are listening to this, we are dreaming.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:36pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Everyone, click the favorite stars to the left and to the right of the title at the very top, so I don't lose you! Losing you is scary!
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:37pm Rich in Washington:

so many Cosby records in thrift stores now. So many.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:38pm Rich in Washington:

except for the Hurrah for the Salvation Army Band LP I foolishly discarded years ago.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hopefully nicely scratched!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 6:40pm Dave in Vermont:

listening
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:40pm Rand al'Thor:

Enjoying the show.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:41pm Rich in Washington:

whoops.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

uh oh
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:41pm Rich in Washington:

back now.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:41pm Rand al'Thor:

Huh, something else broke in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/14/17 6:42pm Uncle Michael:

I assume you did that on purpose...because you would.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I do nothing on purpose, see
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 6:42pm coelacanth∅:

hello. first time listener; long time caller.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/14/17 6:42pm Uncle Michael:

I see. Yet, I see nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 6:43pm northguineahills:

If I don't make it back, we're super happy you're back on GTDS, can't wait for next week.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:43pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thanks! I really might not
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 6:46pm coelacanth∅:

i actually don't understand how i never heard Kenzo's show...ever. was it always on the drummer stream, and then not, by the time i started using a computer to listen? (c.2015?)
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I only just started 23 years ago
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Listen to the archives, be all caught up in time for next week: lastever.org
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm going to do a technical experiment in 5 minutes
  Wed. 6/14/17 6:52pm Bliss:

I'm liking the ending.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 6:53pm coelacanth∅:

on the main wfmu fm signal? really?!!
...maybe i always thought it was another of Ken's shows, if i saw it on the schedule - which i only saw on my pledge forms. (?)
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thank you so much to everyone for being here and hearing this with me for the first time ever. I really don't know if I can go on, but I will try.
Use the favorite stars at the very top of the page,
send me email: lastever.org... ,
and even consider "liking" the "Facebook" "page": facebook.com...
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm rarely on the main WFMU signal. My show moves around among stations
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:54pm Rich in Washington:

Thanks, Kenzo. So glad you're back.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:55pm Rand al'Thor:

Thank you for the show, Ken. Your show means so much to me.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 6:55pm Gary:

Dusseldorf music lovers, join me in the next room in 5: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 6:55pm Dave in Vermont:

it keeps on working if you keep coming back
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/14/17 6:56pm Uncle Michael:

Thank you, Kenzo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 6:57pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Kenzo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/14/17 6:59pm Dave in Vermont:

when's the last time this happened
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 7:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Someone reassure me that the next show is airing
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 7:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Dave: This never happens
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 7:06pm mossy lightouse:

i do think each part of this show did fit really well during daylight, each future one will also in unique ways! i will also download this one and try listening during night! thank you for bringing about a second broadcast in this way!
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 7:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@mossy: I marvel at how totally distinctive your verbalizing always is! Amazing.
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 7:12pm mossy lightouse:

Thank you Ken! i am happy and relieved that you are able to tell that i am returning listener possibilitywaves who has forgotten my WFMU password!
Avatar Wed. 6/14/17 7:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Always
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/15/17 5:07pm Parq:

Hi, Kenzo. Listening on Thursday on the archive. Neat having you back. Posting this at about the halfway mark. Great stuff so far.
Avatar Thu. 6/15/17 5:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Great to have you here, Parq! You're hearing the high-quality archives I swapped in today! I'm ALSO listening right around the halfway mark right now!
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