30 July 2016: The 500th(ish) Episode

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Visitations from the ghosts of summer future and past today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific standard time on What’s This Called? at KPSU.org

Stream It from the Other Side:

On Tap: Leopards, George & Kaplan, Nico, Thollem McDonas, Curtis Mayfield, Chrome, Venereal Crush, P. Miles Bryson, ABSV, 8 Eyed Spy, and MORE!

This is the 500th episode of What’s This Called? at KPSU since our co-host Austin Rich booked us the noon to 1 pm Saturday slot back in 2005, bringing the program out of it’s 2 year hiatus after moving to Portland. Austin will call in to talk about the history of the show at KPSU.


Playlist Happening NOW!

Artist/Art/Heart “Song/Track/Fart” Album/Source/Stuff

Leopards – “2 Guitars” – Lost Tracks; Thollem McDonas – “Machine In the Ghost” – Machine in the Ghost; .Nico – “Heroes” – Do Or Die!; 8 Eyed Spy – “dead me you b side” – Luncheon; George & Kaplan – “Nebraska Broadcasters” – He Really Got Through to Advertising

Curis Mayfield – “Future Shock” – Back to the World; P. Miles Bryson -“Neo-revivalist-retro-summer-splash” – Meglomanic, Decorator’s Quarterly; Venereal Crush – “Track III” – IV; Chrome – “Future Ghosts” – Alien Soundtracks; ABSV – “Forgotten Railway” – SadoDamascus Winter Copulation 2016

23 July 2016

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Chase the satellites on What’s This Called? today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time on KPSU.org!

On Tap: The Fall, Blue Orchids, Sun City Girls with Ruins, Eaton Flowers, FIASCO!, Rapoon, Giant Sand, Donald Byrd, Kait Moon, Gambus Space Experiment, and MORE!

Ride the Freaking Stream!

Asa and Lennon join your host Ricardo Wang in the booth for a family affair!


Playlist As It Goes Down (or shortly before when I figure out what the f I’m doing…)

Artist/Experience/Source – “Song/Track/Ditty” – Album/Book/Movie/Website/Filing Cabinet…

The Fall – “Frenz” – The Frenz Experiment; The Blue Orchids – “A Year With No Head” – A Darker Bloom; SPACE GAMBUS EXPERIMENT – “I am yours don’t give me back to myself” – NOIS04 SGE/Corvus Coren Split EP; Sun City Girls & Ruins – “October 1st, 1994, Alan Bishop’s House, Seattle, WA (excerpt)” – Mike Ziegler‘s Archives

Poem over the Sun City Girls track and Interview/Happy Birthday/phone distortions; Donald Byrd – “Wind Parade” – Look Into the Flower (Trip on psychedelic grooves with Blue Note); Eaton Flowers – “Fractalife” – SadoDamascus 2016 Winter Copulation; Rapoon – “Blood on the Plains of Persia” – Alien Glyph Morphology; STARS OF THE LID – “A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaning(Less) Process” – And Their Refinement Of The Decline; Fiasco Free Improvisation – “If Looks Could Kill, I’d Still Be Alive (excerpt)” – Bandcamp; Giant Sand – “Get To Leave” – WFMU Backyard BBQ

16 July 2016

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What’s This Called? TODAY Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time at KPSU.org Is your summer halfway upside down?

Ride the Freaking Stream!

On Tap: Brand New Orbit Service, Unexplained Sounds experimental music from Iran compilation, New Legendary Pink Dots, Soiled/Marcus H/Gary Seabrook, Laurie Anderson, Sex Funeral, Jandek and MORE!


Playlist (nearly) As It Goes Down!

Artist/Source – “Song/Track/Experience” – Album/Package/Host

S.S.M.P. – “Engines On” – Iran experimental underground 016 survey; Alphaxone – “Intuition” – Iran experimental underground 016 survey; Soiled/Marcus H./Gary Seabrook – “Drowning in Oxycotin” – Phonic Grafts; Orbit Service – “A Room Within a Room” – Stereo Magic (portal in 13 parts)

Sex Funeral – “Breathe In” – Your Heaven Sucks; The Legendary Pink Dots – “Stitching Time (first version)” – Come out from the Shadows Vol. 1; The Legendary Pink Dots – “Mirror, Mirror” – Pages of Aquarius; Cocteau Twins – “Beatrix” – Treasure; Jandek – “Highway Going Home” – Portland Thursday

9 July 2016

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Totem Confluence (inspired by the Oaks Park)

On Tap: King Crimson, Ghost Bitch, ABSV and MORE!

Ride the Freaking Stream.


Playlist (Artist/Source – “Song/Track/Experience” – Album/Package/Aggregator):

King Crimson – “21st Century Schizoid Man (Live @ Filmore West1969)” – YouTube; Edward Ka-Spel – “The Border of Beyond” – The Victoria Dimension; Uneasy Chairs– “Fast Elevator Makes A 90º Angle Into The Thought Forms” – Soundcloud; ABSV – “In LAF” – Soundcloud; Ghost Bitch – “Hello Death, Hello Oblivion” – Ghost Bitch; MadProphet (Kris Nelson) – “Hong Kong Chase” – Soundcloud

Sun Ra – “And Otherness” – Cosmic Tones For Mental Therapy; Zetsea – “spooks” – Soundcloud; “laearian” – Ion Banc – Soundcloud; Power Skeleton – “ruosf.wav” – Soundcloud; Boredoms – “title unknown, July 4, 1994” – KXLU eighty-eight point nine fm los angeles Live vol. 1; Wilkamin – “Good Morning America” – Soundcloud

Fourth of July 2 Hr Special: 2 July 2016

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Special 2 Hour Independence Weekend What’s This Called? 11 AM to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time Saturday July 2, 2016.

Great American experimental and anti-mainstream music such as Sun Ra, Laurie Anderson, John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Jandek, Noggin, American Merkin, Marissa Magic, Art Blakely, Blowhole, Sonic Youth, Moodring, Lou & Peter Berryman, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Lou Reed, Suicide, Miles Davis, Flipper, and MORE!

Ride the Freaking Stream


Playlist As It Goes Down (or very slightly before…)

Artist – “Song/Track/Experience” – Album/Source:

Sun Ra – “The Order of the Pharaonic Jesters” – Cymbals (The Great Lost Sun Ra Albums); Laurie Anderson – “Another Day in America” – Homeland; Lou Reed – “Metal Machine Music Pt. 1 (excerpt)” – Metal Machine Music; Noggin – “and again and again and again and again into the breach” – Noggin; Lou & Peter Berryman – “Science Marches On” – Double Yodel

Jandek – “Girl from America” – The Living End; Sonic Youth – “Early American” – Kill Yr. Idols; Suicide – “Rocket USA” – Suicide; Flipper – “Sex Bomb” – Generic Flipper

Ornette A. Coleman – “Space Flight” – Forms & Sounds; Marissa Magic – “Track 2” – Untitled CDR; Moodring – “Rintin Fire” – Scared of Ferret; Art Blakely – “The Feast” – Holiday for Skins; Miles Davis – “Vote For Miles” – On the Corner; Lungfish – “Shapes in Space” – Necrophones

American Merkin – “A Waltz In Berlin ” – SadoDamascus 2016 Winter Copulation; John Cage – “Sonata II For Prepared Piano” – Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano; Teenage Jesus & the Jerks – “The Closet” – Everything; Blowhole – “It Plays Itself” – Billowing Sheen; Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live – “The Apocalypse Through Sound” – I Am That Great and Fiery Force; Elliott Sharp – “Crowds and Power” – From the Kitchen Archives No. 3 Amplified: New Music Meets Rock 1981-1986