26 August 2017 (Return from Oblivion…)

The station was supposedly under repair for three weeks and so we had no What’s This Called? or any live KPSU that entire time. So we came back and it really looks like they just cleaned the carpets. And immediately we realized that despite having two hours of absolutely new music to play, the booth computer we planned to use had updates and needed a super lengthy on-air reboot. So it was time to bust out the KPSU cd library classics, which is actually always cool, and then segue back into the original show of all new experimental sounds. Now we are STILL having technical difficulties recovering the 2nd (normal noon to 1 PM) hour of the program, so we give you that first awkward but ultimately exciting hour…



FULL 2 Hour Playlist: Artist – “Song/Track/Piece” – Album or Whatevs:

 Tiny Tim – “I Saw Mr. Presley Tip-toeing Through the Tulips” – I Love Me;

Black Flag – “Rise Above” – Damaged;

Syd Barrett – “Terrapin” – The Madcap Laughs;

The Rasperries – “Lets Go All the Way” – Greatest Hits;

Big Star – “September Gurls” – Radio City;

Echo and the Bunnymen – “No Dark Things” – Heaven Up Here;

Gastr del Sol – “Our Exquisite Replica of ‘Eternity'” – Upgrade & Afterlife;

ALTO! – “Piece Seventeen (DXCX)” – LP4;

The Open Secret (Gino Robair & John Butcher) -“Spoon Wink” – A Geography for Plays;

West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – “She Belongs to Me” – Volume One;

Cartoon Accident – “Thunderbird” – Rock ‘n Roll Life;

Vacant Stations – “Publix” – Clones;

The Necks – “Rise (edit)” – Unfold;

George Chen – “Transference” – Word Oragami;

Lance Eads – “The Suburban Existentialist” – Where the Branches Meet;

Mirrored Lips – “S&V” – были у меня длинные волосы, но разве они принесли мне счастье;

Beat Detectives – “Running From The Police​/​Tripped Out Prius 2”- NYPD Records Volume One:

Dead Cross – “Seizure and Desist” – Dead Cross;


Cyoakha Grace – “Liboland” – Up Sky Home;

Blake DeGraw – “Triple Quartet” – Electronic Duodecet for Humans; Vitamin C Wig – “Sewer World (edit)” – Sewer World;

Shalloboi -“self​-​perpetuating machine of loss and hopeless yearning” – self​-​perpetuating machine of loss and hopeless yearning;

Darko the Super – “Watered Down Demon Fuzz” – Watered Down Demon Fuzz;

The Giant Worm with Fred Chalenor – “My Beach” – Ask the Mice

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About Ricardo Wang

I began doing Public/Community/College radio at KUGS FM in Bellingham, WA in 1985 and was there until 1987. I spent 10 years at KAOS FM in Olympia, WA from 1993-2003 including a one year stint as Music Director. During that entire time, I did the What's This Called? program, at times for as long as 6 hours in a single night! The show ran at KPSU in Portland, from 2005 to 2018. I've been happily at Freeform Portland since October of 2018 and loving every second at this exciting freeform station! I started the Olympia Experimental Music Festival in 1995 and have been playing music off and on in the Dead Air Fresheners since 1997.

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