09 December 2017

There are times on What’s This Called? when we play music that is so out there that even we aren’t sure if the radio station equipment is malfunctioning or working perfectly. Kudos to the artists who can do that to us!

Why Don’t You Just Have a LISTEN?

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Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Track” – Album or ?;

Mia Zabelka – “Cellular Resonance #5 (excerpt)” – The Wire Tapper 45;

Alphane Reality Generator – “Earthling Step Forward” – Music for the Robot Revolution;

Add N to X – “On the Wires of Our Nerves” – On the Wires of Our Nerves;

Earthmonkey – “Ahmet Another” – Music for Personality Disorder;

Crank Sturgeon – “To Answer is This Still” – i am a cardboard sturgeon;

Charles Goff III w/ Darlington Pair – “Lovely Lady of LEDA 25177” – Caricature Masquerade;

Thollem McDonnas – “For Nina Simone” – Machine in the Ghost;

MacGillivray – “Murdered Mermaid Song” – Watermarked in Flame;

Blondie – “Cautious Lip” – Plastic Letters;

Nadja – “Skywriting (edit)” – Music for Personality Disorders;

Bert Jansch – “Go Your Way My Love” – Sanctuary;

Sisto Palombella – “Bloody Christmas” – Small pieces of accordion on a broken table

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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! I've been doing the show at KPSU since 2005 and they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands to get me to stop. I started the Olympia Experimental Music Festival in 1995 and have been playing music off and on in the Dead Air Fresheners since 1997. I'm thrilled to be on the air and the internet at KPSU and part of such an exciting community of creative folks.

One thought on “09 December 2017

  1. A fine collection of recordings on the edge. Interesting that you included the Blondie thing. In 1996 I saw Harry, Stein, and Valentine do a pre-reunion Blondie set at the William Buirroughs “Nova Convention, Revisited” in Lawrence, Kansas. The part in which Harry read from Burroughs text and the band improvised beat jazz alongside was quite impressively fun. Keep up the good work Ricardo.

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