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.
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!
HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE:
HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE:
HEAR THE THIRD HOUR HERE:
HEAR THE FOURTH HOUR HERE:
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]
What’s This Called? substituted for the Freeform Portland regular program On Stage Tonight on Friday November 23rd from 6-8 PM PST. As the regular show features live performances, we followed suit and provided two hours of live experimental recordings, including several from the WTC exclusive vault.
HEAR the first hour HERE:
HEAR the second hour HERE:
Vulgaricus (Daniel Menche vs. Daniel Menche mash-up) “Daniel’s Static Field” [Burning Man ’08 Noise Mash-Ups 2]
Robert Poss “The Pleasure of Stillness (For Sally Gross) – Live Excerpt” [Poss: Settings – Music for Dance, Film, Fashion and Industry]
Miss Murgatroid “Time Theory 11:11 (live)” [KAOS Theory]
Derek M. Johnson Love “KPSU Set 1” [Cello Sampler]
Soup Purse “Drink Their Due” [Best of No.Fest 2008/2009]
Crank Sturgeon/Soup Purse “Live on What’s This Called? 4/28/2007 (excerpt)” [Live Radio Performance]
Mini-Mutations “Sponsored Post” [Confessions of a Social Network Junkie]