8 December 2018

What’s This Called? is joined by legendary Portland dj Leo Daedalus for a special 4 hour show (including two hours substituting for Turtles Have Short Legs). It is the Freeform Portland Donor Drive and a great time to show support of the program and it’s amazing new home: https://www.freeformportland.org/donate/

We strove to make the show fun to listen to, with a smattering of tracks from Lux Interior’s X-mas mixtape, samples of KRAB in the 1970s and TESC in the 1980s, an 18 minute Can opus, and discussions about fundraising that somehow incorporated Phillip K. Dick’s VALIS novel and Exegesis!







  • Jack Scott “There’s Trouble Brewin'” [Best Of The Rockabilly Years]
  • Robert Poss “You’ll Curse the Day” [Frozen Flowers Curse the Day]
  • Zilmrah “Cellophane Owl” [Hippocampus Obscura]
  • Tiroteio Lampeao de Serra Grande “Pernambuco” [Missao de Pesquisas Folcloricas]
  • Mehmet Ali Sanlikol “Dirmilcik’ten gelir” [ A Story of The City: Constantinople, Istanbul ]
  • Horace Silver “Acid, Pot Or Pills – Ron McMaster 24 Bit Mastering; 2004 Digital Remaster” [The United States Of Minds]
  • Kookie “Yulesville” [Jeezus Fuck It’s Christmas]
  • Squarepusher “Fly Street” [Budakhan Mindphone]
  • Swans “Lunacy” [The Seer]
  • Silver Mt. Zion “Stumble Then Rise On Some Awkward Morning” [He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light Sometimes Grace The Corner Of Our Rooms]
  • Aiden Baker “Second Selves” [Songs of Flowers & Skin]
  • Johnny Guarnieri “Santa’s Secret” [Savoy Christmas Blues]
  • Nels Cline “Fistful of Aliens” [Dirty Baby]
  • Nels Cline “Vegetation Made Public” [Dirty Baby]
  • Terry Setter “Aphorism 3; Like A Coat Or A Mask” [The Aerial #1 (Winter 1990)]
  • Bert Jansch “The Time Has Come – 2015 Remaster” [Bert & John]
  • Liars “Grown Men Don’t Fall In The River, Just Like That” [They Threw Us All In A Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top]
  • Nadja “SUNJaguar” [Under the Jaguar Sun]
  • unknown “KRAB radio mystery track” [KRAB radio mystery selections]
  • Sagan “Jabpunplusone” [The Wire Tapper 09]
  • Thorrific “Independence Ghetto” [Invisible Mountain]
  • CAN “Cutaway (March 69)” [Unlimited Edition (Remastered Version)]
  • Marquees “Christmas in the Congo” [Jeezus Fuck It’s Christmas]
  • Jason Robinson & Michael Dresden “Synchronous Aether” [25 Accretions]
  • Andrea Borghi “Omaggio a Gelmetti” [Translations of Opacity – for Michelangelo Antonioni]
  • Salted Slugs “Nightwash” [Sewer Goo]
  • Joey Baron “Pause of the Clocks” [Live at the Knitting Factory New York City volume two]
  • ARU “Ripples In Your Scotch” [Abstruction]
  • Juan Hidalgo “Tamaran” [Fluxus Anthology]
  • ARU “Locked Groove Does the De-Lay” [Abstruction]
  • Selling Expectations “Nick Grey & the Random Orchestra” [Spin Vows Under Arch]
  • John Fahey “Red Cross, Disciple Of Christ Today” [Red Cross]
  • The Youngsters “Christmas in Jail” [Jeezus Fuck It’s Christmas]
  • Jimmy Butler “Trim Your Tree” [Savoy Christmas Blues]
  • Fork “Tomtarnas Julnatt” [So… This Is Christmas?]
  • Pulseprogramming “Becomes Eventually” [Tulsa for One Second]
  • James Brown “Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto” [The Complete James Brown Christmas]
  • Klezmonauts “Oy to the World” [To The World: A Klezmer Christmas]
  • Syd Barrett “Lanky, Pt. 1” [Opel]
  • Ernest Tubb “Merry Christmas Y’all” [Jeezus Fuck It’s Christmas]


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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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