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Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza - "Conformity (Are you sure that that thing is true?)" - Show #779, from Aug. 30, 2021 [Live improvised sound collage mix, right now]
Set: Complete list of today's sampled sources:
Plantasia - "Concerto for Philodendron & Pothos" - Mother Earth's Plantasia
Royskopp - "Daddy's Groove"
Jack London - "The Jacket" [2:05:59]
Ken - "World Trade Center concourse field recording"
Ken - "NYC subway field recording"
Ken & Chut - "Ken & Chut field recording #1"
Max Martin's daughter? - "Since U Been Gone (Cassmix)" [7'44]
Scruff McGruff - "Smart Kids" - Smart Kids [Smart kids know that it's wrong feeling good.
S.A.M. (Software Automatic Mouth) - "smart kids"
The Art of Noise - "Metaforce (loop)"
The Beach Boys - "California Girls loop" [2:13:39]
The Beatles - "Sexy Sadie loop" - The White Album [2:15:07]
Scruff McGruff - "Make Your Body Last" - Smart Kids [If you care about what goes inside you, you'll say "no way!" It's your body, you've got to make it last, treat it right. Since bodies are made to last a good, long time, don't hurt your body with drugs.
Bright Eyes - "An Attempt to Tip the Scales loops" - Fevers and Mirrors [2:19:31]
Ken - "Nostalgia" [21'33]
S.A.M. (Software Automatic Mouth) - "thank you" [2:28:18]
Lullatone - "My Second Favorite Song in the World loops" [2:29:35]
Johann Strauss - "The Blue Danube (reprise)" - 2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack [2:30:43]
Antonín Dvořák - "Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World": IV. Allegro con fuoco" - The Complete Published Orchestral Works [2:31:39]
Ken & Chut - "Ken & Chut field recording #2" [2:32:38]
Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish - "Some kids need lots of approval" - How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk [2:33:26]
Scruff McGruff - "No, No, No!" - Smart Kids [Just say no to drugs. Don't fall for the lies they tell you.
RRRR - "RRRR and breath" [Via Henry
Beck - "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime loop" - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [2:35:05]
Joe Frank - "The plague (excerpt 1)" - A Call in the Night [2:39:16]
Plantasia - "Plantasia" - Mother Earth's Plantasia [2:42:45]
Joe Frank - "The plague (excerpt 2)" - A Call in the Night [Are you contaminated? (There are these crazy people running around.)
Dire Straits - "On Every Street loops" - On Every Street [Older loop version
Ken - "A space within which" [It's good to cross over the lines sometimes.
They Might Be Giants - "Put It to the Test" - Here Comes Science [Are you sure that that thing is true? Or did someone just tell it to you? If you want to know if it's the truth.
Then, my friend, you are going to need proof.. Don't believe it 'cause they say it's so.
If it's not true, you have a right to know.
Yossarian Feedback - "Excerpts" - The Synergetic Integral of All Truths [Contains a couple of spoken samples (incl. Richard Feynman?)
James Burke - "Conformity of politics, science, teaching; truth is always changing" - The Day the Universe Changed, episode 10 (Worlds Without End: Changing Knowledge, Changing Reality) [An invention of another version of how things are. We still go on believing that today's version of things is the only right one. We've always had to have conformity with the current view. If you didn't fit the mold, you were rejected.
Noam Chomsky - "Hedgemonic common sense imprisons people" - AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel [2:58]
Noam Chomsky - "Humans strive for freedom, working for master is intolerable assault on human rights, was called wage slavery" - AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel [2:59]
Ken - "Identification, performative roles" [Not everybody has a sign that says, "I'm acting now."
Ifny - "Howdy is the Portal to the Future" [3:05]
War on Drugs - "Eyes to the Wind loops" - Lost in the Dream [3:17]
Tim Roth - "What I want isn't out there, it isn't in here" - Bodies, Rest & Motion [3:18]
J.A. Preston - "More of everything bad since the wave started, everything is just a little askew" - Body Heat [3:19]
Harlan Ellison - "TV on in restaurants, and nobody watching. People are stupid. They feel imposed upon if you remove that giant tit from their mouth (radio is wonderful)" - Dreams With Sharp Teeth [3:20]
Martin Luther King, Jr. - "I'm afraid we're integrating into a burning house" [3:20]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "Die Zauberflöte Overture (Magic Flute)" [3:24]
Albert Brooks, James Spader - "Catastrophic health care, revenue, dying not in hospital bed, no insurance" - Critical Care movie [3:24]
George C. Scott - "Medical failure list ("transplants")" - The Hospital movie [3:26]
Noam Chomsky - "Being subjected to a master during most waking hours is intolerable" - AMA with Noam Chomsky on Jung Wittgenstein and Gödel [3:27]
Ludwig van Beethoven - "Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 II. Allegro con bri" [3:29]
Ludwig van Beethoven - "Symphony No. 7 In A Major Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace" [3:29]
Ludwig van Beethoven - "Symphony No. 9: Poco Allegro, Stringendo II Tempo, Sempre Piu Allegro - Prestissimo" [3:30]
Ray Walston - "Plague took people, not gadgets, the old way was a death trip" - The Stand movie [3:30]
Robert Redford, Cliff Robertson - "Economics, oil, food, heat running out, people will want us to get it for them" - Three Days of the Condor [3:31]
Charles M. Howell IV (voice), William Crain (writer) - "What we eat helps determine whether we reach our potential physically" - Nutrition: You Are What You Eat [3:32]
Ron Livingston (actor); Mike Judge (writer) - "We don't have a lot of time on this earth. Human beings aren't meant to be sitting in little cubicles staring at computer screens, listening to eight bosses drone on about mission statements" - Office Space movie [3:33]
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza & Sequoia - "Forget the burden of history, disconnect from it" - Show #473, from Sept. 18, 2013: I Believe (our favorite children) [3:34]
Richard Stallman - "It's worth making sacrifices to gain control over the things that you live your life with" - RT interview Aug. 2012 [3:35]
Richard Stallman - "Governments betray, empire of corporations keep public controlled, only looks like democracy" - RT interview Aug. 2012 [Our governments betray the citizens. When the empire of the corporations imposes its governments of occupation, these governments exist to keep the public under control of business. They may have democratic form, but they don't really carry out democracy.
Ken - "It's not that I believe anything. You can be changed" [95'20]
S.A.M. (Software Automatic Mouth) - "I am typing right at this moment" [3:40]
Richard Stallman - "That's why i don't carry mobile phone - Against state seeing" - RT interview Aug. 2012 [It's not that my movements are a big secret. It's not that I actually am concerned whether they would know where I'm going. But I'm against any system whereby the state can see where anyone has gone.
Jacques Offenbach - "Duo for Two Cellos, Op. 51 No 1: I. Allegro" [3:43]
Bright Eyes - "An Attempt to Tip the Scales" - Fevers and Mirrors [3:45]
Faith No More - "Non-Epic (Ken's minimalist remix)" [Brief
Franz Schubert - "Trio in E Flat" - The Hunger OST [3:52]
Shearwater - "Animal Life" - Animal Life [3:54]
Lemon Jelly - "Closer" [3:56:31]
Ken - "They felt the ending brought them everything they were hoping for" [116'06]

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