28 January 2017

We’re all looking for signs of hope, and like bottled messages surviving the polluted open sea, a couple packages came to me in the oh so physical mail this week. That’s right, handmade home burned aluminum goodies just like back in the day. I told you the CD revival was coming. I told you all times are happening simultaneously.

Listen: Stream and/or Download HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – “Musical Experience” – Filing System

Angel-11 – “The Vision of St. Christina”- NachtLicht

My Boyfriend the Pilot – “Cosmonnaise” – Space is the Taste

Mahler Haze – “Extended landfall” – You Tube

Teresa Barrozo – “fl-f_dB_ck” – A Thousand Tones

Icon template – “Unlocked perspectives” – Belgium experimental underground 017 survey

Orbit Service – “Woke Up in the Fire” – Stereo Magic

Remora (remix by Mudd Makr) – “My Bother’s Guns & Knives” – Tandan

Olive In Dreamland – “Melancholic Oscillation” – A Thousand Tones

SPACE GAMBUS EXPERIMENT – “Be Melting Snow and Wash Yourself of Yourself” – ??

Crank Sturgeon – “Your Old Blend, Man” – dens I sPit

Misantronics – “Leta” – Belgium experimental underground 017 survey

ARU – “Building the Ark” – Dub Plate Vol.3.5

Edward Ka-Spel – “cybersKapes (edit)” – cybersKapes

21 January 2017 (Tribute to National Women’s Marches)

In honor of the national and Portland Women’s Marches this edition of What’s This Called? featured all female artists and female led groups. With only an hour to fill, many, many, many artists I would have loved to fit in are not here. 

LISTEN HERE!

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Playlist: Artist – “Song” – Album or Source

Miss Murgatroid – “Dolls Inside the Walls” – Myoclonic Melodies

Pauline Oliveros – “The Fool’s Circle” – Crone Music

Cyclopsycho – “Snatch” – Bandcamp

Emma Tricca – “Winter, My Dear” – The Wire Tapper 42

Mecca Normal – “Strong White Male” – Jarred Up

Teenage Jesus & the Jerks – “Race Mixing” – Everything

Motion Sickness of Time Travel – “Casting a Spell” – Ladyz in Noyz 3

Morgenstern – “Looking Down a Hill” – The Different Faces;

Cyoakha Grace O’ Manion – “Ride It ‘Til the End” – Unknown Music from Dream-Quest of Kadath

Hobby Knife – “Mew (Wisconsin)” Ladyz in Noyz 3

The Waiters – “Cast a Shadow in My Direction” – Before Using

Julie Ruin – A Place Called Won’t Be There” – Julie Ruin

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – “Everybody Needs a Hero” – Unvarnished

Angel-11 – “Heartbleeds” – SadoDamascus Winter Copulation 2016

Stereolab – “The Stars Our Destination” – Mars Audiac Quintet

Sea Charms – “Shift262” – SadoDamascus Winter Copulation 2016

 

07 January 2017 (Snow day)

Fearing white death from above (and also fearing our fellow Portlanders on the road as the minimal frosting of snow hit, seriously 1/2 an inch here = 2 feet anywhere else…) we opted to do What’s This Called? an hour early this week. Snowplows were literally pacing up and down the streets in anticipation.

Stream and/or Download the Snowy Show!

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Playlist: Artist – “Thang” – Where From?:
Nocturnal Habits – “Back to Snowdonia” – New Skin for Old Children
ALTO! – “Piece Seven (excerpt)” – Tour Cassette
Derek M Johnson Love – “KPSU Set 1 (excerpts)” – Cello Sampler
Fischkopf Sinfoniker – “I’m Pretty Sick” – Soundcloud
Marlo Eggplant – “Identity vs. Role Confusion” – Internal External
Sun Ra – “The World of the Invisible” – Cymbals
LIquid Letters (China Star) – “Crystal Drone” – 12″
Can – “Oh Yeah” – Tago Mago
 La STPO – “IceMesAmis” (blrrrecords.com excerpt)” – Le Combat Occulte
Sudden Infant – “Beautiful Tile” – Psychotic Einzelkind

31 December 2016 (What’s This METAL?)

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Longtime What’s This Called? cohost and webhost Austin Rich and his wife Marla suffered a horrible theft on Christmas day while moving and were robbed of several thousand dollars of possessions including computers and all of Austin’s recording equipment. I’ll post the link below to the fundraising site where our community is banding together to try to help recoup some small portion of their losses.

Meanwhile in What’s This Called? land, the show must go on, and I’ve decided to close out the grim reaper year of 2016 with a special tribute to Yet Another Pope Austin Rich called What’s This METAL? 

Stream or Download It Like an Axe Grinder, A Pile Driver…

And every time you bang your head click the link below and give a little: Austin and Marla’s Robbery Rescue Fund!

Playlist As The Hammer Fell: Band – “Song” – Album/Gig

Black Sabbath – “Into the Void” – Master of Reality

Diamond Head – “Helpless” – Lightning to the Nations

The Runaways – “Wasted” – Old Grey Whistle Test 1977

Judas Priest – “Victim of Changes (Live)” – Unleashed in the East

Accept – “Fast As a Shark” – Restless and Wild

Motorhead – “Overkill” – Overkill

Crazy World of Arthur Brown – “Fire” – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Metallica (Cliff Burton) – “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” – Kill ‘Em All

Iron Maiden – “Wrathchild” – Killers

Budgie – “Crash Course in Brain Surgery” – Squawk!

Voivod – “Astronomy Domine” – Nothingface

 

 

24 December 2016 (Christmas Eve Listener Powered 2 Hour Special!)

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You wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest Christmas carols handpicked by YOU the faithful, the experimental, the weirdoes, the real people who are anti-Reality thank you very much!

Rudolph with Your Nose So Bright Won’t You Click These Streams Alright?:

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Second Hour of Program

Playlist:  Artist – “Song/Piece/Track/Thang” – Album or Whatevs

Joseph Byrd – “Carol of the Bells” – A Christmas Yet to Come; Bonfire Madigan Shive – “Mad Sounds: The Lion in Winter 3-5” – Mad Sounds: The Lion in Winter; Balto! – “Christmas Balls!” – Christmas 5; People Like Us – “Winter Wonderland” – Live at The Tate Modern, 18 December, as part of the Christian Marclay Exhibit – 2004; Tia Blake – “Jane Jane” – Folksongs & Ballads; Big Star – “Jesus Christ” – Sister Lovers; Tom Waits – “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis” – Swordfish Trombones; Jimmy Jules & the Nuclear Soul System – “Xmas Done Got Funky” – Classic Spacefunk Radio; (the) Melvins – “Charmicarmicat” – Eggnog; Scanner – “Insulation Mix (after G.F. Handel’s Messiah)” – Messiah Remix; Chris Martinez – “Merry Christmas” – Contagion Original Movie Soundtrack; Attrition – “Dream #9 Recurring” – Winter Wishes; CAN – “Silent Night” – Silent Night – Rollerball – “Carol of the Bells” – Winter Wishes; The OF – “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Snow Miser Song” – Green Monkey Records Presents Merry Krampus; Chloedada – “Christmas isn’t Christmas (unless it’s year ’round) [slippery white wrap mix]” – Soundcloud; Peter Aldrich – “Christmas Dub Against Master” – Winter Wishes; U-men – “Blue Christmas” – Christmas ’84; Evolution Control Committe – “Christmas Wrong” – Christmas Wrong; Roland Kirk – “We Free Kings” – We Free Kings; The Tom & Jim Yuletide Contraption- “(All I Want For Christmas Is A) Big Black Eye” – Green Monkey Christmas VII; King Diamond – “No Presents for Christmas” – single; Locust Pudding – “Santa Clause, He’s My Friend” – I Am the Mighty Santa; Fate Signals – “Santa Is Fat” – The Rest of Wolf/Judy/Gug; Sonic Youth – “Santa Doesn’t Cop Out On Dope” – Just Say Noel; ‘All I Want For Cristmas is a Goat’ – “Oh Holy Night (Goat Version)” – All I Want For Cristmas is a Goat.

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17 December 2016 (Arrington de Dionyso)

rIn an on-air interview with your host Ricardo Wang, artist/musician Arrington de Dionyso brings us up to speed on his recent targeting by alt-right trolls at best very confused by his art. Featuring music from his bands Old Time Relijun, Malaikat dan Singa, and Ten Thousand Tigers!

Stream Here (You may “Save As” to Download too!)

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Songs Included in the Program:

“Witchcraft Rebellion”  Old Tim Relijun  Witchcraft Rebellion

“Cold Water”   Old Tim Relijun  Lost Light

“I Feel the Quickening”  Malaikat dan Singa  Open the Crown

“Ecstatic Abundance” Ten Thousand Tigers (w/ Thollem McDonas)   Ten Thousand Tigers

See Arrington Live in Portland January 12th at Lola’s Room!

 

10 December 2016 (Goodbye 2016)

A special 2 hour bittersweet What’s This Called?

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We say Goodbye to 2016, a year that was itself 365 days full of goodbyes.

Goodbye Joey Casio. Goodbye David Bowie. Alan Vega. Pauline Oliveros. Leonard Cohen. Gilli Smyth (Mother Gong). Bernie Worrell. Richard Lyons (Negativland). Goodbye to more great musicians than we can honor in one show…

Hear the First Hour Here!

Hear the Second Hour Here!

In addition to paying tribute to those that have left us, the show features sounds created and released by artists in 2016. Artists who last checked are still with us, including: Uneasy Chairs, Thollem McDonas, Age Coin, Sea Charms, Nocturnal Habits, Azalia Snail, Zach Zinn, Big Business, Kim Gordon, Fischkopf Sinfoniker, Yoko Ono, Bob Bucko Jr

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Playlist:  Track   Artist   Album

Daybreak   Joey Casio   Daybreak

I Can’t Give It All Away   David Bowie   Blackstar

New Skin   Nocturnal Habits   New Skin for Old Children

It Was Not Meant For Man’s Eyes To See   Fischkopf Sinfoniker   Soundcloud

The Mystery Beyond Matter   Quiet Music Ensemble/Pauline Oliveros   The Mysteries Beyond Matter

Red Sliders   Pauline Oliveros   Blanton Museum of Art

Ghost Rider (Live)   Suicide   London 2005 at the Electric Ballroom

Father’s Day   Big Business   Command Your Weather

Warm Cornish Room   Uneasy Chairs   Bandcamp

Raptor   Age Coin   Performance

10 minutes with Bernie Worrell   Bernie Worrell   MoogFest Pop-Up Shop May 20, 2016

Freedom Hoarders   Thollem McDonas   Machine in the Ghost

Hell Car   Negativland   Over the Edge Vol. 2 Pastor Dick

A Spell to Keep You Warm   Orbit Service   Stereo Magic (Portal in 13 Parts)

You Want It Darker   Leonard Cohen   You Want It Darker

Walking On Thin Ice   Yoko Ono   Yes, I’m a Witch Too

Field Rep   Azalia Snail   for Standing Rock

That Pale Light   Zach Zinn   Unexplained Sounds 2016 – the 2nd annual recognition test

Quantum   Gilli Smyth   Mother

Live at the DAAC Ruix Space (excerpt)   Bob Bucko Jr.   November 2015

Game Show IL   Sea Charms   Midwest Tour (Live) 2016

Murdered Out   Kim Gordon   single, Matador

Chemical Playschool Vol. 18 Side 2 (excerpt)   Legendary Pink Dots   Chemical Playschool Vols. 16 & 18

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