Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza:
The Decadence of Obsolescence (5/11/12, show #432)

(Imagine having my own identity)
Live in Charlottesville, VA @ The Garage, in Tom Tom Founders Festival.


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Artist Song title Album Year Comment Begin End
Fleetwood Mac Sara Tusk 1979 Loop 0:00:00 0:01:14
Valentino Sound Effects Library Air - Air conditioner Volume 8 0:00:17 0:03:38
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:01:14 0:03:31
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:02:23 0:07:00
Dufus Anouk In Monstrous Attitude 2009 0:02:45 0:02:54
La Dusseldorf Rheinita La Dusseldorf / Viva 2005 0:02:59 0:08:56
Dufus Anouk In Monstrous Attitude 2009 0:03:07 0:03:15
Dufus Anouk In Monstrous Attitude 2009 0:03:41 0:03:54
Michael Crichton TV captures attention,people spend their lives staring at screens Looker (1981) director commentary 2007 0:04:23 0:04:28
Michael Crichton TV captures attention,people spend their lives staring at screens Looker (1981) director commentary 2007 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 now, or whether it's DVD's, iPods, whatever it is, we're not, we're not in the present; we're in the image. 0:04:40 0:05:27
Pete Townshend You're So Clever Scooped 1980 0:05:13 0:05:33
Pete Townshend You're So Clever Scooped 1980 0:05:31 0:05:46
Pete Townshend You're So Clever Scooped 1980 0:05:43 0:06:34
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:05:58 0:07:42
Pete Townshend You're So Clever Scooped 1980 0:06:32 0:06:50
Jonny Greenwood Open Spaces There Will Be Blood s.t. 2007 0:06:43 0:12:57
Pete Townshend You're So Clever Scooped 1980 0:06:48 0:07:08
Pete Townshend You're So Clever Scooped 1980 0:07:06 0:07:23
Dufus Anouk In Monstrous Attitude 2009 0:07:14 0:07:45
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:07:39 0:16:48
Alan Watts Intellectual Yoga Philosophies of Asia 0:07:48 0:07:51
Alan Watts Intellectual Yoga Philosophies of Asia So long as you can be pursuaded that there's something more that you ought to be than you are, you've divided yourself from reality, from the universe, from god, or whatever you want to call that. 0:07:54 0:08:14
Big City Orchestra A Child's Garden of Noise A Child's Garden of Noise 1994 ...I wish there was a sign that said, "noise, please." Yes, maybe there ought to be a sign like that. 0:08:19 0:08:52
Timothy "Speed" Levitch The grid plan The Cruise 1998 0:08:46 0:10:09
Valentino Sound Effects Library Air - Air conditioner Volume 8 0:09:24 1:08:57
Gundecha Brothers Hum Sab Mahi - Raga Bhairavi Hum Sab Mahi 2009 0:09:31 0:20:42
Bill Nelson The Spirit Cannot Fail Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights- (1) The Angel at the Western Window 1987 Never let anything cause you to doubt your ability to demonstrate truth. 0:10:12 0:12:19
Jonny Greenwood Open Spaces There Will Be Blood s.t. 2007 0:10:27 0:17:58
Jonny Greenwood Open Spaces There Will Be Blood s.t. 2007 0:11:05 0:11:15
Fleetwood Mac Everywhere Tango in the Night 1988 11 middle everywhere loop 0:11:19 0:12:16
Pete Townshend You're So Clever Scooped 1980 0:11:45 0:11:55
Fleetwood Mac Gypsy Mirage 1982 Gypsy loop 0:12:14 0:12:53
M. On UVA bookstore 2012 What the guys and girls buy on their parents' accounts, unitemized 0:12:44 0:17:40
La Dusseldorf Rheinita La Dusseldorf / Viva 2005 0:13:10 0:19:36
Timothy "Speed" Levitch The grid plan The Cruise 1998 0:14:23 0:15:08
Orson Welles Videotape TV static 0:15:50 0:22:02
Orson Welles Interview If they don't like what you do, really...I was going to show them that they were wrong, and I've spent the rest of my life showing people, trying to prove that what is said is wrong, and that's been an enormous waste of spirit and of energy. 0:16:17 0:16:36
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:16:45 0:21:48
Strom Carlson NV Bell Payphone in Pahrump - March 2004 2004 Telephone recordings 0:16:59 0:18:31
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Mexican Road Race S.R.O. 1966 Martin's recording from father's vinyl 0:17:29 0:19:12
Neil Diamond America Jazz Singer 1984 0:17:52 0:20:37
Alan Watts Intellectual Yoga Philosophies of Asia 0:18:38 0:18:46
Holcombe Waller Hardliners Into the Dark Unknown 2011 0:19:00 0:19:54
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Mexican Road Race S.R.O. 1966 0:19:13 0:19:15
Joe Jackson Another World 2001 01 full double part loop 0:20:19 0:21:43
La Dusseldorf Rheinita La Dusseldorf / Viva 2005 0:20:46 0:26:02
Talking Heads Sax and Violins Popular Favorites 1984-1992 in the Vaseline 1988 0:21:25 0:23:42
Timothy Busfield and Ken Olin, actors; Joseph Dougherty, writer; Tom Moore, director Season 2, episode 13 thirtySomething 1989 There's a price, no matter what you do, there's going to be a price. So, you know what you do? You find out what's important and you make boxes. And in this box, you have what it takes to work with somebody like Miles, and in this box, you have what you take home to Janey and to Hope, that's how you get through. So, that's the key to happiness, a little self-induced schizophrenia? ... You want to have a life here, today, then pick your fights and learn to compromise. 0:21:57 0:22:23
Ricky Gervais You don't need everyone on the planet to like you Time Interview 2007 More people hate it than like it. Obviously. Luckily, you don't need everyone on the planet to like you. So, you do it for you and like-minded people 0:22:27 0:22:45
Timothy "Speed" Levitch The grid plan The Cruise 1998 ...By saying that everyone likes the grid plan, you're saying I'm going to relive all the mistakes my parents made. I'm going to identify and relive all the sorrows my mother ever lived through. I will propagate and create dysfunctional children in the same dysfunctional way that I was raised. I will spread neurosis throughout the landscape and do my best to recreate myself and the damages of my life for the next generation. 0:22:51 0:23:36
Dondero High School A Capella Choir Fox on the Run Pop Concert 1996 1996 Sweet cover (1974) 0:23:18 0:25:51
Timothy Busfield and Ken Olin, actors; Joseph Dougherty, writer; Tom Moore, director Season 2, episode 13 thirtySomething 1989 0:23:48 0:23:51
Fleetwood Mac Everywhere Tango in the Night 1988 Various loops 0:23:55 0:34:12
Orson Welles Interview I don't believe there is any wisdom in compromise, unless you're a politician. And to the extent that movies are politics, I don't belong in movies. I cannot compromise. When I do something which is compromised, it is poorer than a second-rate director's picture. My pictures don't work at all unless they work my way. It's not because I think they're better that way; they simply fall apart unless they're done my way. 0:24:12 0:24:48
Timothy "Speed" Levitch Working for a living The Cruise 1998 One of the great tragedies of this experiment called civilization is the fact that people have to work for a living... 0:25:18 0:26:28
Ludwig von Beethoven Variation V Si prenda il tempo un poco piu vivace Beethoven Vol. 8 Cello Sonatas (Maisky - Cello, Argerich - Piano) 0:26:50 0:26:54
Harrison Ford & River Phoenix (actors), Paul Theroux (novel), Paul Schrader (screenplay) America is a toilet Mosquito Coast 1986 Look around you. How did America get this way? Land of promise, land of opportunity. Give us the wretched refuse of your teaming shores. Have a Coke, watch TV, have a nice day, go on welfare, get free money, turn to crime (crime pays in this country). Why do they put up with it? Why do they keep coming? Look around you, Charlie: This place is a toilet. 0:27:07 0:27:39
Harrison Ford (actor), Paul Theroux (novel), Paul Schrader (screenplay) We eat when we're not hungry Mosquito Coast 1986 We eat when we're not hungry, drink when we're not thirsty, we buy what we don't need, and throw away everything that's useful. Why sell a man what he wants? Sell him what he doesn't need. Pretend he's got eight legs and two stomachs and money to burn. It's wrong, wrong, wrong. 0:27:38 0:27:52
Harrison Ford (actor), Paul Theroux (novel), Paul Schrader (screenplay) It's an absolute sin to accept the decadence of obsolescence. Mosquito Coast 1986 It's an absolute sin to accept the decadence of obsolescence. Why do things get worse and worse? They don't have to; they can get better and better. We accept that things fall apart, but they don't have to. Things can last forever. 0:28:10 0:28:21
La Dusseldorf Rheinita La Dusseldorf / Viva 2005 0:28:23 0:31:39
Harrison Ford (actor), Paul Theroux (novel), Paul Schrader (screenplay) We eat when we're not hungry Mosquito Coast 1986 0:28:45 0:29:28
Steven Jesse Bernstein More Noise Please Prison 1992 ..can't live without all this goddamn noise. Maybe I need the noise to write poems, make love and eat. I'm going to hang a sign out my window that says, "more noise, please," or, "thank you for making noise." Maybe we are the kind of people who need to have what we don't want just to get along, to do the basic things... Myself, I could not sleep last night. I could not close the window, either. I tried to tear the window out of its frame. 0:29:33 0:30:18
Timothy "Speed" Levitch The grid plan The Cruise 1998 ...the grid plan emanates from our weakness 0:30:07 0:30:51
Joe Frank Grace requires degradation Another Country Pt. 3 1986 ...to have so much beauty, perhaps you have to have this much degradation 0:31:04 0:31:10
Ida My Fair, My Dark My Fair, My Dark 2006 Various loops 0:33:23 0:36:34
Joe Frank Hamburger paper waste Another Country Pt. 3 1986 The hamburger is made. 30 seconds later it's been wrapped in paper, which is put in a box. 15 seconds later, that box has been put in a bag with a napkin, and 10 minutes after that, the bag... 0:33:48 0:34:02
Fridge Lost Time The Sun 2007 Various loops 0:35:35 0:47:46
Timothy "Speed" Levitch Running from the cops all my life The Cruise 1998 ...According to them I was running from the cops for a month before they caught up to me. ...and I felt like a fugitive. But you know what? Every day I feel like a fugitive. It never occurred to them that I am running from the anti-cruise every day. And when I was up in front of the judge for my arraignment, the judge said my biggest problem with this case is that this guy, this current person we're judging, ran from the police for a month. And if I could've spoken, of course I wasn't allowed to speak, I would've said, it's been a lot more than a month. I've been running from you people all my life, all my life, and I'm going to keep running. 0:36:05 0:36:48
Gundecha Brothers Hum Sab Mahi - Raga Bhairavi Hum Sab Mahi 2009 0:38:43 0:38:48
Dufus Anouk In Monstrous Attitude 2009 0:39:32 0:40:03
Belle and Sebastian Storytelling Storytelling 2002 02 1st piano loop 0:40:09 0:40:49
La Dusseldorf Rheinita La Dusseldorf / Viva 2005 0:43:29 0:43:33
Malcolm Clarke Romanescan Rout The Radiophonic Workshop 1975 Or perhaps 2002 remaster 0:45:04 0:45:45
Bill Nelson The Spirit Cannot Fail Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights- (1) The Angel at the Western Window 1987 0:47:12 0:48:53
Belle and Sebastian Storytelling Storytelling 2002 02 1st piano loop 0:47:36 0:48:59
The Carpenters Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft Passage 1977 Like a Disney cult song. Cover of 1976 Klaatu song. 0:48:23 0:50:08
La Dusseldorf Rheinita La Dusseldorf / Viva 2005 0:48:54 0:50:27
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:49:08 0:53:13
Toto Rosanna Toto IV 1982 0:49:57 0:50:01
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:50:17 0:52:01
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:50:34 0:54:41
Malcolm Clarke Romanescan Rout The Radiophonic Workshop 1975 Or perhaps 2002 remaster 0:50:46 0:50:50
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:50:59 0:51:08
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:51:09 0:51:55
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 0:51:55 0:55:29
Simon and Garfunkel The Sound of Silence Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. 1964 Simon only, thanks to Steve Fitch, Dec. 2011 0:52:22 0:52:23
Michael Crichton TV captures attention,people spend their lives staring at screens Looker (1981) director commentary 2007 The television can capture attention in a way, and take you away from real life. 0:52:34 0:52:48
Fleetwood Mac Sara Tusk 1979 Loop 0:53:15 0:53:29
Bill Nelson The Spirit Cannot Fail Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights- (1) The Angel at the Western Window 1987 0:53:20 0:59:54
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem Introitus Amadeus s.t. 1984 Backwards 0:54:26 0:56:17
Fleetwood Mac Sara Tusk 1979 11 main going loop 0:54:41 1:06:17
Jonny Greenwood Open Spaces There Will Be Blood s.t. 2007 0:56:35 0:59:58
The Feelies When Company Comes The Good Earth 1986 better fast go guitar loop,offset 0:57:02 0:57:06
Neil Young Down By the River Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 1969 Various loops 0:57:17 0:59:15
Bob Dylan Series of Dreams 1989 Various loops 0:58:57 1:03:35
Ida My Fair, My Dark My Fair, My Dark 2006 05 short down loop w drum 0:59:07 0:59:51
Tom Cruise (actor), Paul Thomas Anderson (writer/director) I will not apologize for who I am Magnolia 1999 I will not apologize for what I need, I will not apologize for what I want 1:01:23 1:01:30
Cat Stevens If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out Harold and Maude s.t. 1971 Loop 1:02:54 1:04:47
Cat Stevens The Wind Teaser and the Firecat / Rushmore s.t. 1971 02 guitar loop 1:04:04 1:04:13
Cat Stevens If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out Harold and Maude s.t. 1971 1:04:19 1:05:25
Fridge Harmonics Happiness 2001 1:05:04 1:08:53
Timothy "Speed" Levitch The grid plan The Cruise 1998 1:05:33 1:05:39
Timothy "Speed" Levitch The grid plan The Cruise 1998 1:06:30 1:08:32
Ken Live ambient street sound 2012 1:08:53 1:09:25
Working Titles: and do my best to recreate myself
looking at screens
self-induced schizophrenia
the grid plan
why sell a man what he wants?
the decadence of obsolescence
I'm going to keep running
keep running
aligning herself with this civilization
i can't imagine changing my mind on anything
i can't imagine having my own identity
imagine having my own identity
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