19 November 2016 (EZ Listening vs. Noise)

Somewhere between the extremes lies the perfect alignment of soft and harsh.



Playlist:    Track   Artist   Album

Cry Baby Cry  Ramsey Lewis   Mother Nature’s Son

A Finger to Hackle   Melt-Banana   ScRaTcH or StiTcH

Taboo   Arthur Lyman   Taboo, The Exotic Sounds of Arthur Lyman

See You Are (Recorded Live at the Factory , Manchester in May 1979)   Throbbing Gristle   Tyranny of the Beat

Midnight Cowboy   Ferrante & Teicher   Midnight Cowboy

Dead Dream  Overdose the Katatonic   Create Evil

Wind Parade   Donald Byrd   Look into the Flower (Trip on Psychedelic Grooves with Blue Note)

Midnight Confession #2   Skunk Puppet   Feel the Frequency (Norcal Noisefest 2015)

Gopher Mambo   Yma Sumac   Mambo!

2.1   Martyn Bates   Migraine Inducers / Antagonistic Music

Smiling Faces Sometimes   Bobbi Humphrey   Look into the Flower (Trip on Psychedelic Grooves with Blue Note)

Burned Out Gods   Four Dimensional Nightmare   Icicles

Listening to Music with the Vacuum Cleaner On   Nebel    Out of the Tangled Years

Blank (Intentional)   Crank Sturgeon   dens/i/spit

Sexopolis   Jean Pierre Mirouze   Le Mariage Collectif

Fly Me to the Moon   Astrud Gilberto   The Shadow of Your Smile

Shredder   GM Electronics   demo03 2002

Shooting Star” & Moonscape   Les Baxter   Space Escapade

Gartenmusic 1999 (edit)   Marko Ciciliani   CDR

Chase Scene   ARU/Bbjr   Deadly PA

This Guy’s in Love with You   Frank Chacksfield Orchestra   Redemption

Track 1 (edit)   Kobi   Kobi

12 November 2016 (Goodbye Leonard Cohen)

R.I.P. Leonard Cohen and other moody songs and sounds from the week of “What Happened?!”

Hear the Show NOW!

Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen i

Playlist:  Track   Artist   Album

Halleluja   Leonard Cohen   Various Positions

You Want It Darker   Leonard Cohen  You Want It Darker

Lazarus   David Bowie   Dark Star

Limerick   Bardo Pond   Amanita

Broken Arrow   The Album Leaf  Into the Blue Again

21 VIII 76 NYC Raga Malkauns (edit)   Pandit Pran Nath   You Tube

Wall of Speed   His Name Is Alive   Stars on E.S.P.

Sorrow Tears and Blood (edit)   Fela Kuti   The Best of the Black President 2

We Don’t Need Freedom   Saccharine Trust   Paganicons


05 November 2016 (AirOn Ghostradio Live!)

AirOn Ghostradio is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, rendering uniquely enchanting folk and jazz acoustic guitar riffs or electronic ramblings behind haunting vocals, weaving a tapestry of words to wisk you away to other ages and dimensions. Step into the speakeasy or float in inner space, while this femme fatale charms you with the unearthliness of her sultry refrains.

Hear EMF/EVP Streaming Vibrations Here Now!



Track   Artist   Album

Field Rep   Azalia Snail   Standing Rock Support Benefit

No Good Trying   Syd Barrett   The Madcap Laughs

LIVE   AirOn Ghostradio  On What’s This Called?

Time Has Told Me   Nick Drake   Five Leaves Left

Interview   AirOn Ghostradio   On What’s This Called?

Nibelungen   Nico   The Marble Index

LIVE   AirOn Ghostradio   On What’s This Called?


29 October 2016 (Halloween Collage)

This episode of What’s This Called? was crowdsourced for Halloween themed sounds and songs to create an hour long collage of spookiness. Thanks to Patti Braimes, Austin Rich, Kristina Cox, Jeremy Benton Oliveria, Robert Shepard, Nomy Lamm, Ryan A Ray, Tunacan Jones, Paul Pearson, Josh Baker, Patrick Neill Gundran, Kevin McCabe, Zach Zinn, David Fraser, Joe Mabel, Julián Orduña, Fischkopf Sinfoniker, Kelly Bloom, Gabriele Marras, John A Hodgson, Ashley Shomo, and Mare Turtletaub for their chilling contributions and spooky suggestions!

Ride the Freaking Stream! …If you dare.

This playlist is approximate as most of the tracks were played simultaneously in edited chunks and frequently looped.4170267273_e839f5fe12_o


Halloween Sound EffectsWalt DisneyChilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted HouseFrankensteinEdgar Winter GroupLive 1973Zombie CompromiseShadowy Men on a Shadowy PlanetSavy Show StoppersThe Ways of GhostsAustin RichReads Ambroce BierceJourney Into SpaceAustin Rich vs. Ricardo WangWhat’s This Called? 10/10/15Enter SandmanSHELJust Crazy EnoughThe Beast of Sunset StripEddy DurantHalloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties A Go-GoElephant CoatrackFate SignalsSoundcloudCommercial 1971Frankenberry/Count ChoculaYou TubeOpening TV ThemeThe Addams FamilyYou TubeVampire BluesNeil YoungOn the BeachThe SeanceRyan A. RayYou TubeThe Skeleton DanceSuper Simple LearningSuper Simple SongsWerewolf Bar MitzvahTracy Morgan30 RockDarkness (Plague of Locusts)Scott WalkerPlague SongsMy WallSunn O)))White1Busk #3Uneasy ChairsCapitol Hill Light Rail StationVeterans of the Psychic Wars [LIVE]Blue Oyster CultExtraterrestrial LiveMental InsaneToxic ChickenTRASHAirport RoarGodzilla 2014You TubeCharnel Ground DancersZach ZinnTen Moon SongsLove’s Secret DomainCoilLove’s Secret DomainSlurCoilHorse RotovatorThe Killing MoonEcho & the BunnymenOcean RainHalloweenGermanotta Youth10″ split w/ Joy As a ToyIt Was Not Meant For Man’s Eyes To SeeFischkopf SinfonikerIn ProgressThe Tenth KeyPacific 23119 Keys, 19 BandsThe Lions and the Cucumber tonwichManfred HublerVampyros LesbosThe House on the HillThe MummiesPlay Their Own RecordsHalloween Trick or Treat for UNICEFPSAYou TubeDance of the SkeletonsLiberaceYou TubeTheme SongCasper the Friendly GhostYou TubeCasper the Friendly GhostJad Fair & Daniel JohnstonIt’s Spooky!Killing of the WitchMort GarsonThe Wozard of Iz: An Electronic OdysseyHaunted HutchCyclopsychoBandcampSkeletonsInflatable Boy ClamsYou TubeCount Floyd Is BackCount FloydCount Floyd Mini-LPSuspira Sountrack SectionsGoblinSuspira Sountrack



Time to get seasonal on this week’s What’s This Called? at KPSU.org as your host Ricardo Wang is joined by special guest star disc-jongleur Tunacan Jones of the Top Dollar Hour direct from Spokane WA. These forces join to bring you an hour of spooky sounds and horrific dj booth antics.

Ride the Freaking Stream!


Playlist:  Track  Artist   Album

Internal Spin   Sonologyst   Electrons – A Scientific Study
Lazy Ghosts Lounge in the Hallway   Noisepoetnobody   Epos Nemo Latrocinium (Iter Itineris I)
It’s Spooky   Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston   It’s Spooky
Flowers Don’t Grow In Hell   U-men   Solid Action
Spider Rope   Teach Me Equals   Knives in the Hope Chest
She Creatures   Implog   New York Noise Vol. 1
Dolls Inside the Walls   Miss Murgatroid   Myoclyonic Melodies
Murder Mystery   The Velvet Underground   The Velvet Underground
Troll Lullaby   Jarboe   Sacrificial Cake
Dead On Arrival   Throbbing Gristle   D.O.A. the Third and FInal Report of…;
Fearless Vampire Killers   Bad Brains   Attitude – The ROIR Sessions
from a Haunted House   Bronze Eye + LD   Adventures In Love and Culture: ONCEABILITY
Pull a Single Thread   Premature Burial   factions
Let There Be More Darkness   Robyn Hitchcock   Invisible Hitchcock


15 October 2016 (2 Hr. Special!)

There was lots of talk in the news of a historic storm and there was word that the station might be closed if things got bad (especially if power went out of course). We arrived to find that the station had encountered a sewer leak and there were men with headlamps working on it, but they let us stay with the door to the booth closed. Weird, weird, show!




Track   Artist   Album

Sailing to Celephais   Cyoakha Grace O’ Manion   Unknown Music from Dream-Quest of Kadath

Thinkin’ One Thing and Doin’ Another   Miles Davis   On the Corner

Subterranean   Eric Muhs   Notochord

Volume 18 Part 1   Legendary Pink Dots   Chemical Playschool Vols. 16 & 18

Riverside Art Museum   Portland Bike Ensemble   You Tube

Highest Death Scale On Top   Dead Air Fresheners   Fast Radio Bursts

Still Rain Fell   Hood   Outside Closer

Preparation   Cyclopsycho   As is…

Kingdom Without Weather   Mecca Normal   The Eagle and the Poodle

Oh Yeah!   Can   Tago Mago

Of the Wind and Loneliness   Black Happy Day   In the Garden of Ghostflowers

Machine in The Ghost   Thollem McDonnas   Machine in The Ghost

Cherry Blossom Storm   Blowhole   Billowing Sheen

A Spell to Keep You Warm   Orbit Service   Stereo Magic

Remember I Was Vapour (Live)   Gary Numan   The Pleasure Principal

Slomono (Z’Ev Remix)   Sudden Infant   Psychotic Einzelkind

Way Over the Rainbow   Sun City Girls   Valentines from Matahari

Fugata   Astor Piazzolla   La Camorra

The Sound of The City Seems Not To Disappear   La STPO   Tranches de Temps Jete

My Brother the Wind   Sun Ra   My Brother the Wind Vol. 1

You Are Like a Hurricane   The Walkabouts   New West Motel

Rain in Madison   Jandek   Glad to Get Away


1 October 2016 (What’s This Rawk?)


Saturday October 1st from Noon to 1PM Pacific Time, we’re getting the Rawk out on What’s This Called? While there may be some of the experimentation you’ve come to expect during the program, your host Ricardo Wang‘s focus will be on rawking you like a hurricane.


Smash things along to the beat!  October is traditionally a month of costumed mayhem and rawking hard.


Track   Artist   Album
Teenage Werewolf   The Cramps   Gravest Hits
Set It On Fire   The Melvins   Everybody Loves Sausages
Good Grief   Nocturnal Habits   New Skin for Old Children
Hard to Grow Up   Joan Jett and the Blackhearts   Unvarnished
Gonna Find a Cave   Girl Trouble   Sub Pop 200
Lights Out   UFO   Lights Out
Death Machine   Motorhead   Aftershock
Track 3   Marissa Magic   Homemade CDR
Burning Rubber   Teenage Jesus & the Jerks   Everything
I Wanna Be Your Dog   The Stooges   The Stooges
Swallow My Pride   Fastbacks   Sub Pop 200
Johnny Thunder   The Kinks   Are the Village Green Preservation Society
Born to Lose   Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers   LAMF
Part of My Plan   Half Japanese   Hot
Murdered Out   Kim Gordon   ??
Pattern Recognition   Sonic Youth   Sonic Nurse
Sex God Missy   TAD   Sub Pop 200