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.

22 April 2017

Spring is On the Air! (Click for Audio!)

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Playlist in NearRealTIme tm:

Artist/Band/Thang – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Album or other Filing System:

Conformity Contortion – “She Who Laughs Laughs, Laughs Laughs” – Perception Management;

Edward Ka-Spel – “Viictoria” – The Victoria Dimension;

Savant – “Falling at Two Speeds” – Artificial Dance;

Arthur Lyman – “Moon Over a Ruined Castle” – Taboo (The Exotic Sounds of Arthur Lyman);

Martyn Bates – “Track 3 Disc 2” – Migraine Inducers;

Electric Eels – “Agitated” – The Eyeball of Hell;

Mutifungi – “Hollow Humans” – Ladyz inNoyz 3;

My Disco – “1991” – Severe;

Xambuca – “lipeäkala” – Joulupukki;

Aleorta – “Chapter Twelve: Brideships And Gulls” – Waywords And Meansigns: Recreating Finnegans Wake (In Its Whole Wholume)

15 April 2017 (Bob Bucko Jr. Live!)

HEAR Bob Bucko Jr. Live on WTC HERE!

What’s This Called? is very excited to bring you a return LIVE engagement with Dubuque Iowa’s free guitar virtuoso Bob Bucko Jr! Bob mines the territory of ’80 psych/country-punk such as Meat Puppets and Giant Sand, infuses it with the out jazz of Sonny Sharrock and Derek Bailey, and weaponizes it further with an arsenal of noise music pedal tricks and contemporary drone technique. If this sounds schizoid, it isn’t, as BBJR is a smooth player who hypnotically ensnares the listener with every note.

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08 April 2017

Ride the Proverbial Freaking Stream!

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Playlist in Almost RealTime tm – Artist – “Song/Piece/Thang” – Album or Source:

Peter mcdada – “I’m A Zanti Misfit” – Soundcloud;

Dadakopf – “Black Marshes” – Soundcloud;

Bob Bucko Jr – “IMPROV 1 042614” – Crank Shaft;

Cabaret Voltaire – “Automotivation” – Tyranny of the Beat;

Human Bell – “The Singing Trees” – Human Bell;

Replikants – “Replikants Requiem” – Slickaphonics; S

upersilent – “!3.3” – The Wire Tapper 40;

Lady of Situations – “I Wish Very Sweet of You Until Morning Fuck” – Ladyz in Noyz 3;

Yo La Tengo – “Friday I’m In Love” – Stuff Like That;

Black Happy Day – “How They Weep and Moan” – In the Garden of Ghostflowers;

L.A. Lungs – “Coupleskate (excerpt)” – Secret Limbic Systems

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01 April 2017 (Fools Rush In…)

WE BEGIN BOMBING IN 5 MINUTES

33609875652_6a01b65be6_oSpecial April Fool’s Day edition of What’s This Called? Jocularity, flippancy, and tomfoolery.

Playlist in Almost-RealTime! Artist – “Song” – Album/Source:

Bonzo Goes to Washington – “5 Minutes” – Bonzo Goes to Washington;

Palace Brothers – “Come a Little Dog” – Palace Brothers;

The Melvins – “Sesame Street Meat” – Hold It In;

Flipper – “Ha Ha Ha” – Love Canal 7″ version;

Steven Henry Fisk – “My Head Popped” – 999 Levels of Undo,

Amy Denio – “Muzak Blues” – Never Too Old to Pop a Hole;

Thollem McDonas & Andy Kaufman – “Zero Bottles of Beer on the Wall” – Always Put on Your Sincere Face;

Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston – “Fun and Games” – It’s Spooky;

The Residents – “Third Reich” – Third Reich ‘n Roll;

Crank Sturgeon – “Mutual RUBU” – dens-i-Spit;

Laurie Anderson – “Language Is a Virus (from Outer Space)” – Home of the Brave;

The Legendary Pink Dots – “Regression” – The Golden Age;

Ifsh – “Geriatric Dental Group” – Serums;

Sun City Girls – “Me and Mrs. Jones” – Horse Cock Phepner;

Little Roger & the Goosebumps – “Stairway to Giligan’s Island” – single;

The Dictators – “Teengenerate” – Go Girl Crazy

25 March 2017 (2 hour show!)

Experimental Music like Mom used to make!

Ride the Streaming Raindeer!

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PLAYLIST: Artist/Group/Band/Performer/Your Mom – “Song/Piece/Track/Noise/Experience” – Album/Website/Filing System/Source

L.A. Lungs – “No Weary for the Wrestlers” – Cryptic Snuggling

Future Ex-Wives – “population III” – Ladyz in Noyz 3

Volcanic Pinnacles – “Infinite Waves” – Volcanic Pinnacles

My Boyfriend the Pilot – “In the Hall of the Radish” – Space is the Taste

GM Electronics – “Left Alone” – Demo03-2002

Overdose the Katatonic – “Quadruple Penetration (chapters 1-4)” – Feel the Frequency Norcal Noisefest 2015

Melt-Banana – “DIG Out!” – ScRaTcH or StiTcH

Daniel Menche – “Scourge (extract)” – Sometimes Silence Is an Answer

Olga Wojciechowska – “I’m Never Not Thinking of You” – Maps and Mazes

The Hafler Trio – “A Thirsty Fish/The Dirty Fire” – The Tyranny of the Beat

ALTO! – “Piece 7 (Excerpt)” – ALTO!

Kobi – “Track 2” – Earplugged

Royal Trux – “Fire Hill” – Pound Pound

CHROME – “ST 37” – Alien Sountracks

Surprise Pre-Game Show!

all kpsu cd library selections!

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Hüsker Dü – “Reoccurring Dreams” – Zen Arcade

Tom Waits – “Clap Hands” – Rain Dogs

Sonic Youth – “Fire Engine Dream” – The Destroyed Room

Old Time Relijun – “Dark Matter” – Catharsis In Crisis

Sun Ra – “Images Incl. Over The Rainbow” – Disco 3000 -Complete Milan Concert 1978

Allen Ginsberg – “C.I.A. Dope Calypso” – Holy Soul, Jelly Roll (Poems and Songs)

AC/DC – “High Voltage” – High Voltage

Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians – “The Cars She Used to Drive (Live)” – Gotta Get This Hen Out

Nick Drake – “Things Behind the Sun” – Pink Moon

 

18 March 2017 (Listeners Choice!)

The Listeners’ Choice Today 12-1 PM PST on What’s This Called? @ KPSU.org!

Argentinian Celtic Music, Stockhausen, Orbit Service backwards, A wee bit of Tangerine Dream for the green folk, Is Celtic Frost Irish music??, The Late Severa Wires, Syd Barrett vs. LPD, Tunacan Jones reads the Bridges of Spokane County! “Bill Laswell’s Emerald Aether, though my wife hates it.” and MORE! All picked by YOU! or someone just like you…

STREAM OR DOWLOAD HERE!

 

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Playlist that’s Almost Live! Artist – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Album/Source

Burning Spear – “The Ghost” – 100th Anniversary;

Karlheinz Stockhausen/Arditti Quartet – “Helicopter String Quartet” – from A film by Frank Scheffer;

SkilTron – “Bagpipes of War” – The Highland Way;

Tunacan Jones – “The Bridges of Spokane County” – LIVE interspersals!;

Tangerine Dream – “Genesis” – Electronic Meditation;

Orbit Service – “A Painless End” – A Calm Note from the West;

The Late Severa Wires – “521.58 Hz R. 610.15 Hz” – The Late Severa Wires;

EMA – “Red Star” – Past Life Martyred Saints;

Celtic Frost – “The Ursurper” – To Mega Therion;

Syd Barrett – “Effervescing Elephant” – Barrett;

The Legendary Pink Dots – “Canta Mientras Puedas” – Canta Mientras Puedas;

Bill Laswell – “Dark Green” – Emerald Aether;

Scott Brazieal – “The Noise of Time” – Songs from the Empire;

Mathematical Impressions – “Change Ringing (edit)” – Simons Foundation

11 March 2017

Great ID and intro by Ricardo’s two sons Lennon and Asa, totally fitting with the graphic of them spinning on the merry-go-round.

Ride the Freaking Stream!

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Playlist in Almost RealTime tm: Artist/Band/Group/Thang – “Song/Piece/Track/Thang” – Album/Source/Filing System/Thang:

Lungfish – “Necrophones” – Necrophones

Thollem McDonas & Andy Kaufman – “Nervous Nirvana” – Always Put On Your Sinere Face

Muslimgauze – “Turkish Speaker” – Sometimes Silence Is an Answer

Wisteriax – “Lucid Interval” – Women Take Back the Noise

Wett Nurse – “Spook It” – Worships the Devil

Snickers – “See You, Owczerek” – Wiretapper 40

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma – “Strange Dreams” – Sunshine Soup

Crank Sturgeon – “hot in the SAMP(k)” – densiSPit

Cabbage Patch Kill dolls – “From Your Dreams” – Cabbage Patch Kill dolls

Hieroglyphic Being & J.J.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl – “Civilization That Is Dying” – We Are Not the First

Jandek – “The Fantasy (edit)” – New Orleans Monday