15 January 2022 (Requiem for Sandy)

The real life mother of your host Ricardo Wang, Sandy McAdams, was found deceased on December 28, 2021. Her last contact with the family was at Christmas. Lennon and I picked music to honor her in this program. It would be a lie to say that she was a fan of experimental music, yet she was very supportive of our endeavors (the boys’ and mine as well). We believe she would appreciate the statement. If you did not know her, we hope the great pieces of music we’ve chosen at least express the intensity of our love for and thanks to Sandy.

“ashes of a fallen moon”


  1. Spring Heel Jack “Church Music” [Songs And Themes]
  2. Tortoise “Dear Grandma and Grandpa” [Millions Now Living Will Never Die]
  3. Tim Buckley “Goodbye and Hello” [Goodbye And Hello]
  4. The Microphones “You’ll Be in the Air” [The Glow, Pt. 2]
  5. Bardo Pond “Tommy Gun Angel” [Lapsed]
  6. Duster “Stars Will Fall” [Transmission, Flux]
  7. Laurie Anderson “Slip Away” [Life on a String]
  8. my bloody valentine “To Here Knows When” [Loveless]
  9. Scott Walker “The Seventh Seal” [Scott 4]
  10. black midi “Diamond Stuff” [Cavalcade]
  11. Leaves of Autumn “Memento Mori” [7th Annual Report]
  12. Lovesliescrushing “Mandragora Louvareen” [xuvetyn]
  13. Adolph Deutsch “Lonely Room” [Jazz Noir 60 Menacing Masterpieces of Mystery, Murder & Mayhem]
  14. David Bowie “Sons of the Silent Age – 2017 Remaster” [“Heroes” (2017 Remaster)]
  15. Duster “Stratosphere” [Stratosphere]
  16. Einstürzende Neubauten “Dead Friends (Around The Corner)” [Perpetuum Mobile]
  17. Boris “Just Abandoned Myself” [Pink]
  18. The Rolling Stones “Time Waits For No One” [It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll]
  19. Curtis Mayfield “If I Were Only a Child Again” [Back to the World]
  20. Brian Eno “I’ll Come Running – 2004 Digital Remaster” [Another Green World]
  21. Big Star “Holocaust” [Third]
  22. The Legendary Pink Dots “Sterre” [Hallway of the Gods]
  23. Have A Nice Life “The Big Gloom” [Deathconsciousness]
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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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