25 March 2017 (2 hour show!)

Experimental Music like Mom used to make!

Ride the Streaming Raindeer!


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!


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…




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!


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

4 March 2017

Enter the Audio Vortex that is What’s This Called?



Playlist: Artist/Band/Thang – “Song/Piece/Sound” – Album/Source

The Melvins – “Lovely Butterflies” – Electroretard

Fischkopf Sinfoniker – “Battle Hymn (featuring K. Ketzner)” & “War Drums”- Music for a Revolution

Thurston Moore – “Cease Fire” – single

Mahler Haze – “The Horned Gull Speaks From Afar (1st Mix – Master)” – Soundcloud

Sisto Palombella – “The second subversive trip (excerpt)” – Differences – visions of contemporary composition

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

Marlo Eggplant – “Intimacy vs. Isolation” – Internal External

Sun Ra – “Exotic Forest” – Nothing Is

25 February 2017

Featuring experimental songs of innocence and experience.

Whistle With the Goat Footed Balloon Man! (Stream or Download…)


Playlist (Artist – “Song/Track/Piece/Sound” – Album/Source):

Quantic – “Time Is the Enemy” – The 5th Exotic

e. e. cummings – “In Just” – The Voice of the Poet

Grauzone – “Eisbaer” – Die Sunrise Tapes

Noisepoetnobody & Vance Galloway – “The Process of Enlightenment” – Uranium 238

Ashtoreth – “Waní Yetu” – Morana

Eric Muhs – “Fireflies” – Notochord an electronic wonderland

Pauline Oliveros – “Sound Patterns” – Extended Voices

The Birthday Party – “Mutiny in Heaven” – Mutiny

Eric Hausmann & Kamal Sabran – “Penewar” – 16 Degrees

CAN – “Bring Me Coffee or Tea” – Tago-Mago

Blowhole – “When Tom Brokaw Says Lozenge” – Billowing Sheen

Noggin – “Untitled” – Noggin

Sven Grünberg – “Valgusõis” – Hingus

Bad Brains – “The Regulator” – Attitude (The ROIR Sessions)

18 February 2017 (Tres Gone for Mike Mahaffay)

Featuring an hour of the music of the great Portland experimental improvisational group Tres Gone featuring Mike Mahaffay on acoustic, electronic, and electoacoustic percussion. R.I.P. P. Mike. Rest in Percussive Peace.

Playlist (All songs by Tres Gone)

1) Selection from Tres Gone live at Portland’s NoFest in St. Johns, September 6, 2014
Mike Lastra: theremin, samplers
Eric Hausmann: Roland Handsonic
Fred Chalenor: Bass
Mike Mahaffay: Korg Wavedrum
Scott Steele: Prepared guitar

2) Selection from Tres Gone live on What’s This Called? March 16th 2013, recorded, mixed, and engineered by Austin Rich.

3) Tracks 5 & 6 from Voodoo Too, with Tiffany Lee Brown, Feb 2015.

4) “Maple Blazer Blunts” from Live from Voodoo Doughnut, April 2004

5) “Lint Brush” by Jennifer Robin w/ Tres Gone, VOODOO II Record Release Party, released October 26, 2014

6) Selection 2 from Tres Gone live at Portland’s NoFest in St. Johns, September 6, 2014

Ride the Freaking Stream!


Image provided by Kate Steele.

Before the Tres Gone special, I played a psyched out Pre-Game show using only cds from the KPSU library. Mike was definitely on my mind as I spun the silver platters.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show!

Pre-Game Playlist: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “EXP/Up from the Skies” – Axis: Bold As Love; The 13th Floor Elevators – “Dr. Doom” – Bull o fthe Woods; Bob Dylan – “Girl from North Country” – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan; Chocolate Watch Band – “Lets Talk About Girls” – Best of…;The Velvet Underground – “All Tomorrow’s Parties (mono version)” – Selections from The Velvet Underground; 101 Strings – “Space Odyssey” – Astro Sounds from Beyond the Year 2000; The Beatles – “I’m Looking Through You” – Rubber Soul; Ravi Shankar – “Tabla Solo in Shinkar Tal” – Ravi Shankar in San Francisco; Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians – “My Wife and My Dead Wife” – Gotta Get This Hen Out; Neu! – “Fur Immer ( Forever )” – NEU! 2; John Coltrane _- “A Love Supreme Part 1 – Acknowledgement” – Gold: Television – “Guiding Light” – Marquee Moon

11 February 2017

This show is dedicated to Mike Mahaffay of Tres Gone/Gone Orchestra (get well soon!)

Ride the Freaking Stream!

Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Thang” – Album/Source

Mike Mahaffay – “Section Three” – Celestial Nursery: Riders of the Storm: Escape Velocity

Ffej – “Timegrinder” – Emulation Phase (EP)

Amy Denio – “Biopsy” – Bandcamp

Bing & Ruth – “In This Ruined House” – City Lake

Ashtoreth – “Channeling TAUUSK Forest” – Unexplained Sounds 2016 – the 2nd annual recognition test

My Boyfriend the Pilot – “An Excellent Disappointment” – Space Is the Taste

Hypercube – “Owl-eyed spike” – Unexplained Sounds 2016 – the 2nd annual recognition test

Ifsh – “Dirty Pillow” – Serums

Sun Ra – “Angels and Demons at Play” – Angels and Demons at Play

Deaf Society – “Impr#3” – Unexplained Sounds 2016 – the 2nd annual recognition test

Echo and the Bunnymen – “Porcupine” – Porcupine

Noiseman433 – “La Caccia (excerpt)” – Autumn: Four Seasons part 1