29 August 2015: Big City Orchestra, Live

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Hard to believe it’s been nearly 5 years since the long running Bay Area experimental pioneers Big City Orchestra played on What’s This Called? but it really has!

BCO ended up enlisting some unmasked members of Dead Air Fresheners to help them play the KPSU studio with contact mics and processors.

Big City Orchestra, Live:

Track * Artist * Album

First Dream * Big City Orchestra * Daydreams of Night
Live on What’s This Called? * Big City Orchestra * KPSU
Interview * Big City Orchestra * KPSU
Church of the Sub Species (edit) * Big City Orchestra * Church of the Sub Species
Live on What’s This Called? * Big City Orchestra * KPSU

22 August 2015: Goodbye Tunacan Jones

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Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time on What’s This Called? your host Ricardo Wang says farewell to the long running program character actor and sound effects producer Tunacan Jones who is passing to the pastoral pastures of Spokane, Warshington. TJ, as his listeners and fans affectionately refer to him, has provided countless skits and commercials during the program as well as unsurmountable creaking chair and coffee percolating audio since he first became involved in the program in the late ’60s when he was fired from the Closet Radio show by Miss Rikki. Perhaps TJ’s most triumphant performance on WTC was as the absent Noah Mickens during this past year’s White Noise Christmas, where he magically became the popular PDX circus impresario for the entire podcast. In any case, this will be your last chance to catch TJ’s wacky shenanigans live on WTC before he retires to a life of agriculture and dedicated WoW playing! Shove aside those rumors he’s actually moving to Gresham and not Spokane, this is probably for real this time!

Goodbye Tunacan Jones:

Track * Artist * Album

Pink Turns to Blue (edit) * Husker Du * Zen Arcade
Tunacan Spokane Blues in D- * Tunacan Jones * Live on What’s This Called?
Goat Boat * The Giant Worm * Castings
Dogs and Cattle Prods * The Melvins * Tres Cabrones
Dying Diary * Sons of Amargosa * Pelucas! ep
Jungle Fever Part 3 * Von Helwig * Jungle Fever
Tunacan Spokane Blues in F- Meltdown * Tunacan Jones and the Wang Family * Live on What’s This Called?

15 August 2015: All KPSU CD Library Show

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The Wangmobile is going in for an airbag recall in the Couv tomorrow at 7 AM, so my preparations for this week’s What’s This Called? are going to be on the fly.

With this in mind, what a great week to delve into the classic cd library in the KPSU studio. Lets be real, even at KPSU not that many djs ever open the top couple drawers of the cabinet and wax nostalgic all over obscure electronic experimental compilations with Nurse With Wound and Bastard Noise, but you know that your host Ricardo Wang does. And so this week it will be ALL recordings from the first few drawers of the KPSU cd library. What weird indie underground experiments showed up in 1994 when the station began?

This is What’s This Called?’s tenth year at KPSU and the party starts here Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time.


All KPSU CD Library Show:

Track * Artist * Album

Dueling Banshees * KARP * Mustaches Wild
Potango Tango (remix) * Lydia Lunch with the Anubian Lights * Champagne, Cocaine, and Nicotine
Opiate and Mullah * Muslimgauze * Gun Aramaic
Dyspeptic & Blue * A Small Good Thing * The Pink and Purple World of Dishonesty
Queen * Melvins * Stoner Witch
Track 5 * George & Caplin * Live on What’s This Called?
Budokan Tape Try (500 tapes high) * Boredoms * Super Roots
Anxious Mo-Fo * Minutemen * Double Nickels on the Dime
Too Much Spurt * Negativland * Sex Dirt (Over the Edge Vol. 8)
Exhale * Steel Pole Bathtub * The Miracle of Sound in Motion
Where’s the Truth * Pere Ubu * St. Arkansas
Tower of Lies * Danielle Dax * Pop-Eyes
What Was Wound * Unwound * New Plastic Ideas
Shake Appeal * Iggy & the Stooges * Raw Power
The Relay * Gastr Del Sol * Upgrade & Afterlife

8 August 2015: Back from Tanelorn

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Your soul is an echo chamber on this week’s What’s This Called? with your host Ricardo Wang fresh returned from his Multiversal travels to bring you pan, verb, and flange from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard TIme on KPSU.org!

Timothy Leary doses Ash Ra Tempel, Bob Bucko Jrcovers David Byrne, Arrington de Dionyso walks into the KAOS studio in 1996 and hands me a cd he just finished in a popcorn bag, iMoodring, ARU, Fejj,The Legendary Pink Dots, Analog Tara, and MORE!


Actual Playlist

Track * Artist * Album

Space/Time RWang remixes * Ash Ra Tempel * Seven Up
Themselves * Bob Bucko Jr. * BBJR
Manticore/Lion Tamer * Old Time Relijun * Songbook Vol. I
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) * Bob Bucko Jr. * BBJR
Magnus Harmonica * Analog Tara * Women Take Back the Noise
Into the Doom * Moodring * Scared of Ferret
Heat Rage * ARU * Dub Plate Vol 3.5
Pendulum * Legendary Pink Dots * The Gethsemane Option
No Outlet * Fejj * Patterns in the Storm Vol. 1

Twitter Playlist

Earth 1 Ricardo Wang returns from Tanelorn on What’s This Called?
About to go LIVE w/ Ash Ra Tempel & Timothy Leary duel in Space & Time!
Bob Bucko Jr. into Old Time Relijun, but not the BBJR song promised, so he gets 2 this week!
Moodring, ARU, and Leg. Pink Dots to bring it on home.

01 August 2015: “The Greatest Heel In The Garden” or “Two Tributes At Once”

The Greatest Heel in the Garden

01 August 2015:  “The Greatest Heel In The Garden” or “Two Tributes At Once”

Today at 12pm, PST on What’s This Called on kpsu.org, your host, Ricardo Wang from Earth Two will be honoring The Greatest Heel that ever wore a kilt.

AND….For the first time ever in radio history, a second tribute will be attempted at the SAME time as the tribute to The Greatest Heel occurs. Ms. Lynn Anderson, who left us as well this week will be remembered today. Two hours of memories, words, and songs lovingly packaged into one hour. Radio history, people, radio history!

Ricardo Wang is at the beach collecting 2 dozen eggs for an omelette. He’ll be back, (i swear), next week!!!

But if you know what’s good for you, you’ll be here in The Pit.