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.

18 November 2017

Songs of Thankfulness vs. Songs of Protest Pt. 2

Once again hear Listener Sourced Songs of Thankfulness back to back with your suggestions for Songs of Protest and Resistance.

But first a little bit of AC/DC’s “Shot Down in Flames” to say goodbye to Malcolm Young.

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM HERE!

38283886226_454aa2a379_o

Playlist: Artist – “Song” – Album

Pere Ubu – “Thanks” – Lady from Shanhai;

The Coup – “We Are the Ones” – Pick a Bigger a One”;

Andew Gold – “Thank You For Being a Friend” – All This and Heaven Too;

Cornelius Cardew – “Take Up the Fight” – Musicians on Consciously;

Massive Attack – “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” – Blue Lines;

Dead Kennedys – “Take This Job and Shove It” – Bedtime for Democracy;

Sonic Youth – “Lee Is Free” – Confusion Is Sex;

The Durutti Column – “Protest Song” – Rebellion;

The Descendants – “Thank You” – Everything Sucks;

Heaven 17 – “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” – Penthouse and the Pavement;

They Might Be Giants – “Snail Shell” – John Henry;

Fela Kuti – “Sorrow, Tears, and Blood” – Sorrow, Tears, and Blood;

Bob Marley – “Give Thanks and Praise” – Confrontation

11 November 2017 (Armistice Day)

Songs of Thankfulness vs. Songs of Protest Pt. 1

Listener sourced songs of Thankfulness back to back with your suggestions for songs of Resistance. This will be the focus for the next two WTC programs.

STREAM THIS WEEK’s SHOW!

maxresdefault

photo credit: Fred Cole (R.I.P.) by Dick Pluim

Playlist  Artist – ‘Song/Piece/Drone/Jam” – Album/Whatevs:

Dead Moon – “These Times With You” – Echoes of the Past;

Dead Moon – “Poor Born” – Crack in the System;

Big Star – “Thank You Friends” – Sister Lovers;

Art Bears – “The Song of Investment Capital Overseas” – The World As It Is Today;

King Crimson – ” Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With” – The Power to Believe;

Gil Scott-Heron – “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised;

The Caretaker – “Thanks” – Selected Memories from the Haunted Ballroom;

Charles Mingus – “Orignal Faubus Fables” – Original Faubus Fables;

Sly & The Family Stone – “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” – I’m Back (Family & Friends);

Public Enemy – “Fight the Power” – Fear of a Black Planet;

Röyksopp – “Thank You” – The Inevitable End;

MC5 – “The American Ruse” – Back in the USA;

4 November 2017

Great NEW Experimental Music from all over the planet, dig!

38062883352_b9d612c13f_o

RIDE THE FREAKING STREAM!

Playlist: Artist – “Song” – Album

Senyawa – “Gerhana” – Aca Raki

Sisto Palombella – “II Condor” – Small pieces of accordion on a broken table

New Risen Throne – “Transmutation” – The Old Alchemist

big city orchestra and Charles Goff – “Opium” – Caricature Masquerade

Conformity Contortion – “If It’s Not Another, It’s One Thing” – Perception Management

Monocube – “Truth Beneath the Truth” – The Old Alchemist

Amy Denio – “Thanksgiving” – The Big Embrace

Turkey Makes Me Sleepy – “Freshly Grounded” – The Big Part of the Wishbone

28 October 2017 (2 Hr. What’s This Ghost? special pt. 2!)

So we dispensed with the phone number for call in ghost stories this week, as well as with Lennon’s “Transylvania” voice and with the rule that songs cannot have ghost in the title. This week, EVERY song has ghost in the title (with the exception of the Damned song used to fill a few moments while booth software was desperately rebooted at the start of the program…) Once again, however, all songs were nominated by What’s This Called? listeners, and what a spooky, eclectic, mind-bending, bone-chilling set of spectral musical pieces you suggested!

Chill to the 1st Hour HERE!

Spook to the 2nd Hour HERE!

2850118774_594b5ce6b6_o

Playlist: Artist – “Ghost Song” – Album or …?

The Damned – “Neat Neat Neat” (not a ghost song…) – Damned Damned Damned;

Sonic Youth – “NYC Ghosts and Flowers” – NYC Ghosts and Flowers;

Rowland S. Howard & Lydia Lunch – “I Fell In Love With a Ghost” – Some Velvet Morning;

The Minutemen – “Joe McCarthy’s Ghost” -Paranoid Time;

Albert Ayler – “Ghosts” – Ghosts;

Suicide – “Ghost Rider” – Suicide;

DXT & Bill Laswell – “Ghost Dub” – Aftermathematics Instrumental;

Mike Watt/Thurston Moore/Thalia Ferriera – “Like a Ghost on Fire” – You’ve Got Your Orders;

Bird Names – “Welcome to the Ghost Age” – Metabolism: a Salute to the Energy of the Sun;

Bob James – “Ghost Riders in the Sky” – Bold Conceptions;

Daniel Johnston – “Ghost of Our Love” – It Must Be Monday;

Loren Connors & Haunted House – “Blue Ghost Blues” – Blue Ghost Blues;

2nd Hour:

Jandek – “Ghost Town by the Sea” – Graven Image;

Killing Joke – “Ghost of Landbroke Grove” – Absolute Dissent;

Rich Kids – “Ghosts of Princes in Towers” – Single;

David & Jad Fair – “Ghost Shout” – Halloween Songs;

Jim O’Rourke – Ghost Ship in a Storm” – Eureka;

Lightnin’ Hopkins – “Black Ghost Blues” – Single;

Mudhoney– “Ghost” – Tomorrow Hit Today;

The Gun Club – “Ghost on the Highway” – Fire of Love;

Sparklehorse – “Ghost of His Smile” – Good Morning Spider;

Microphones – “Great Ghosts” – Live in Japan 2003;

Eels – “Friendly Ghost” – Soul Jacker;

Roky Erickson – “If You Have Ghosts” – If You Have Ghost

The Fall – “Ghost in My House” – Frenz Experiment

Patti Smith Group – “Ghost Dance” – Easter

Robyn Hitchcock – “Sweet Ghost of Light” – Eye

 

 

21 October 2017 (2 Hr. What’s This Ghost? special)

Listener sourced dark audio tales from the great beyond! All songs were suggested by listeners asked to name songs about ghosts without ghost in the title!

Hear the 1st Hour Here!

and 2nd Hour Here (if you dare…)

6297973850_dea7fc715e_o (1)

Playlist: Artist – “Song” – Album or Whatevs

Crispy Ambulance – “The Presence” – The Plateau Phase;

The Fall – “Spectre Vs. Rector” – Dragnet;

The Pain Teens – “Count Magnus” – Pain Teens;

Kate Bush – “Wuthering Heights” – Wuthering Heights;

Animal Collective – April and the Phantom – Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished;

Robyn Hitchcock – “My Wife and My Dead Wife” – Luminous Groove;

Lindisfarne – “Lady Eleanor” – Nothing But the Marvelous Is Beautiful;

David Allan Coe – “The Ride” – Castles in the Sand;

Ars Sonor (feat. William Spivey) – “The Inquisition” – Ghost Notes Remix Event;

Joy Division – “Dead Souls” – Substance;

Inside Bilderberg (Feat. Ra the Darkbird) – “Móðir mín í kví kví” – Soundcloud;

The Byrds – “I Come and Stand At Every Door” – Fifth Dimension;

Sonic Youth – “I Love You Golden Blue” – Sonic Nurse;

Lefty Frizzell – “Long Black Veil” – The Best of Lefty Frizzell;

Richard Thompson – RT – “1952 Vincent Black Lightning (live)” – youtube;

Bardo Pond – “Despite the Roar” – Dilate;

Royal Trux – “The Spectre” – Cats and Dogs;

Kate Bush – “Watching You Without Me” – Hounds of Love;

Arthur Murphy – “Molly Malone” – youtube;

Cex – “Denton” – Actual Fucking;

Dead Moon – “In the Graveyard” – In the Graveyard

14 October 2017 (2 Hour Show!)

Having missed last week’s show due to a flat tire, we doubled the weirdness and doubled the pleasure for you this week!

STREAM 1st HOUR HERE!

STREAM 2nd HOUR HERE!

37708491921_0dda3b62f6_o

Playlist: Artist or Other – “Song/Piece/Track/Jam/Sound/Thang” – Album or Other Filing Source     1st Hour:

Thurston Moore – “Exalted” – Rock ‘ N Roll Consciousness;

Nurse With Wound – “Space Music (edit)” – Space Music;

Kill Alter Archives – “1974 Screams Beneath Running Water” – Soundcloud;

Pere Ubu – “Dub Housing” – Dub Housing;

Coil – “The Universe Is a Haunted House” – Live Four;

Ken Nordine – “The Sound Museum” – The Best of Word Jazz, Vol. 1;

Comus – “Drip Drip” – First Utterance;

2nd Hour:

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

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

Terry Teene – “Curse of the Hearse” – Single;

Yair Yona – “Floodgate Opens to Allow a Ship to Come Through (As It Carries The Passenger Fahey On It) – Remember;

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Anthem for No State, Pt. III” – Luciferian Towers;

Hüsker Dü – “Terms of Psychic Warfare” – The Living End;

Ilitch – “Le Cantique de la Maieutique” – La Maeiutique de la Quantique;

Screaming Lord Sutch – “Dracula’s Daughter” – Till the Following Night;

Jason Willett;Jad Fair/Gilles Rieder – “The Ghost Goes West” – S/T;

Kate Bush – “Hammer Horror” – Lionheart;

The Moontrekkers – “Night of the Vampire” – Telstar: The Joe Meek Story;

Broadcast – “DDL” – All Tomorrow’s Parties 1.O;

The Tarantulas – “Tarantula” – Single;

The Colour Out of Space – “Live at Hollow Earth Radio” – Ricardo Wang collection…

30 September 2017

It all went by in a motion blur…

…a live reverberation

…of What’s This Called?

Ride the Freaking Stream!

37313429062_ee42eb456d_o

Playlist: Artist or Other – “Song/Track/Piece/Jam/Sound” – Album or You Know;

Greg Segal with Walter Whitney – “Contraption of Encryption” – Invisible Ground of Sympathy;

Greg Segal -“Cold Sky (Night Circus)” – Always Look on the Dark Side of Life;

Greg Segal – “Laugh Gently” – A Handful of Ashes;

X A M B U C A – “Barbarianenamorata” – Gestalt Screams from Imaginary People;

Ros Sereyothea – “I Will Starve Myself to Death” – Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia;

Bruce Friedman – “Monochromatic Textures (MCT-1)” O.P.T.I.O.N.S.;

Shalloboi – “Burning Star” – Blue-eyed;

My Education – “Oars” – Sunrise: Song of Two Humans;

Cranes – “Cloudloss” – Forever,

Mecca Normal – “Narrow” – Kill Rock Stars;

Jandek – “Land of God” – Chicago Wednesday