The Strange Doctor Weird!

The Strange Doctor Weird!

The Strange Doctor Weird!

How’s It Named?: The Strange Doctor Weird!
(Featuring a live, solo performance on KPSU, where I present two short narratives based around the ’40’s radio seriel, The Strange Doctor Weird, as special coverage for Ricardo Wang.)

Covering for Ricardo Wang, I storm the KPSU studios for an audio essay centering around two selections from The Strange Doctor Weird, a radio program from the 1940’s featuring the voice of Maurice Tarplin as the titular character, written by Robert A. Arthur and directed by Jock McGregor.  The program is, in many ways, a sequel to The Mysterious Traveler, a program from which many of the Doctor Weird stories were culled from.  These versions, told in 15 minute segments, appeared on a number of stations as material that could easily fill out an hour or programming, and was most well known as being sponsored by Adam Hats, who could afford their own radio program in those days.

Accompanying these stories is a live performance by me, as I mix and apply effects to sounds made in the studio, as well as the sounds of recorded music by The Black Noise Orchestra and Yellow Crystal Star.  This performance, in many ways, is in preparation for my NoFest appearance coming in August.  I’m really excited about this show, and I need the practice.  So consider this show a “practice” session for that show.

During this show, Tunacan Jones was lurking around in the studio, and he helped influence the direction of this audio essay.  It’s also Part I of a multi-part radio appearance, which is slowly making it’s way to the podcast-o-sphere.  But until then, this humble beginning is available.

Enjoy.

The Strange Doctor Weird!

Part I: Journey Into The Unknown
01.) Excerpt * The Black Noise Orchestra * 20 September 2006
02.) Journey Into The Unknown * The Strange Doctor Weird! * 21 November 1944
03.) Nine Thousand And Second Amaranth Shower [Excerpt] * Yellow Crystal Star * Rainbow Bridge To Nonlocality: Myriad Forms of You

Part II: The Man Who Knew Everything
04.) Excerpt * The Black Noise Orchestra * 27 December 2006
05.) The Man Who Knew Everything * The Strange Doctor Weird! * 20 March 1945
06.) Up Under: Triumph, The Mask Melted Away To Reveal The Way * Yellow Crystal Star * Rainbow Bridge To Nonlocality: Myriad Forms of You

The Mystery Record

Breezin'

Breezin’

How’s It Named?: “The Mystery Record” w/ Cosmic Jim & Ezra
(Featuring an interview with Ezra about record collecting, and the entire Breezin’ record from 2011.)

Cosmic Jim joins me again for a casual conversation with his friend Ezra about the hobby of record collecting, among technical problems while we cover for Ricardo Wang as he is getting married.  We listen to records we love, talk about the problems with modern vinyl vs. vinyl from our youth, and get to know Ezra and his interests.

We also get to hear the entire Breezin’ record, a four song 12″ of some really odd – and rather incredible – album of mirth and music that we purport to be a bit of a mystery, in spite of knowing quite a bit about it.  Recorded in Lastra’s Smegma Studios and released in 2011, the performances on this record are extremely strong, and very well constructed.  This is the kind of record that record collectors love to find, and if you get a chance (and if they play again), their shows are quite incredible.  Included below is a clip from their sessions at Smegma, mixed with the track “Never Give You Up,” featured in today’s show.

This is a wonderfully strange and odd show, and exactly the kind of thing that How’s It Named? is all about.

Enjoy!

The Mystery Record

01.) Memphis Blues Again * Bob Dylan
02.) Greasy Chicken * Andre Williams * Wavy Gravy: Four Hairy Policemen * Beware Records
03.) Space Girl * The Earthboys * Wavy Gravy: Four Hairy Policemen * Beware Records
04.) Sightseer * Malcolm Mitchell
05.) Interview w/ Ezra Part I
06.) Listen To Your Heart * Breezin’ * Breezin’ * Going Records
07.) Never Give You Up * Breezin’ * Breezin’ * Going Records
08.) I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby * Captain Beefheart * The Spotlight Kid
09.) Interview w/ Ezra Part II
10.) Old, Wise * Breezin’ * Breezin’ * Going Records
11.) Out In The Night * Breezin’ * Breezin’ * Going Records
12.) PSY * The Butthole Surfers * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records

Hello, Trippers!

Trippy

Trippy

How’s It Named?: “Hello, Trippers!” w/ Cosmic Jim
(Featuring an interview with, and records from the personal collection of, Comic Jim, KPSU alumni and a stand-up guy!)

For those of you who were lucky enough to be able to hear The Psychedelic Renaissance when it was on KPSU, you know how amazing it was to have none other than THE Cosmic Jim bring you an hour of musical oddities, rare records, and the kind of enthusiasm that only a die-hard collector can bring to the airwaves.  His show was one that was at KPSU very near to the beginning, but Jim’s story and history in Portland goes back even further.  Join us for a rare interview / DJ set with this legendary figure, as we poke and prod the more extreme areas of his musical knowledge.

I also enjoy these How’s It Named? episodes, and both Ricardo Wang and I are big fans of Cosmic Jim’s record collection.  As Ricardo could not be here this week, he was really excited about the opportunity for me to bring you this show.  But Cosmic Jim’s history with KPSU is only the beginning; during this show we bring you stories of The Riff Raff (the band he played a roll in during the early 80’s), plus stories of his experiences collecting records, and a bit about his old ‘zine, Psychedelic Renaissance.  It’s one of those hours that has a lot to offer, and if for nothing else, you should check out the Madrigal song we play about about 15 minutes in.  Holy crap.

Special thanks to Tobin, Ricardo Wang and of course Cosmic Jim himself for making this show possible.  These kinds of shows are incredibly fun, and I was very happy to be able to bring you this show.

Enjoy!

Hello, Trippers!

01.) Everything’s Changing * Kak * Kak
02.) Stoned Freakout [Excerpt] * Madrigal * Madrigal
03.) Día Viajera * Los Yeh Yehs * Beatles En Español
04.) Taggin’ * The Fredric * Phases & Faces
05.) Excerpts From * Mighty Baby * Mighty Baby
06.) (A Song By) * Wildfire * Primo

The Kirby Krackle!

The Universe It Bigger Than We Think

The Universe Is Bigger Than We Think

The Kirby Krackle! 
(A special guest appearance on kpsu.org, covering for What’s This Called?, with Miss Rikki Lee backing me up, while Ricardo Wang is out of town.)

The recent thunder and lightning – very atypical for the Portland Metro area – has filled out town with lights and sounds that are not usually part of the typical makeup of our fair city.  In many ways it reminded me of nothing less that The New Gods themselves traversing the threshold of a Boom Tube, a sound so dramatic that is insists that you listen, above all other things.  It was with that in mind that I decided to let The King by my guide, and put together an hour of spacey wonder, ambient landscapes, and droning rock music that would make the man himself proud of where we are going for an hour.  It is my great pleasure to bring you The Kirby Krackle!  A special How’s It Named? presentation while Ricardo Wang is out of town.

This all came about in an unusual way, but for the sake of brevity: with summer here, much of the KPSU staff were unavailable this week, leaving Miss Rikki (of Closet Radio) short-handed when she needed an engineer.  After some wrangling and favor-promising, KPSU offered to let me handle the audio work (more on that next entry).  Meanwhile, Ricardo had to leave town unexpectedly during the same week.  Thinking back to the days when we were on back to back, episodes of How’s It Named? were a regular feature, and since I was going to be there anyway, he asked if I could lend a hand.  And, of course, I was happy to.

As Rikki and I were going to be prepping for the live music blowout (again, more on that next entry), I opted for a long songs show, something I’ve done before and rather enjoy.  However, the sounds of thunder and lightning shifted the focus very suddenly, not merely to long songs, but to spaced out rock in honor of the strange storms that appeared out of nowhere, much like Kirby’s amazing artwork.  In the end, it worked out perfectly, and the results are this broadcast you can now stream to your heart’s content.

I didn’t get to mention it during the show, but I always like to draw attention to Sailboats whenever I can.  Little known, and even less seen, they manage to capture some of the eeriest and most beautiful strangeness every time I listen.  They are on the Pecho Grande label, and while their site says that much of their catalog is out of print, I bet if you asked nicely you could locate a copy or two.  I highly recommend checking out Sailboats, as well as the other incredible things they have to offer.

Special thanks to KPSU, Ricardo Wang and Miss Rikki Lee, as each of them helped make this show possible.  It was fun to be back in the studio for a while, and I know that neither Ricardo or Rikki will allow me to take nearly as long between future appearances.  That’s just the way they are.

And then, there was live music…

The Kirby Krackle!

01.) Yeti (Improvisation) * Amon Düül II * Yeti
02.) Trigger In, Trigger Out * Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno * Just Another Band From The Cosmic Inferno
03.) 777 * Autechre * LP5
04.) Attach * Sailboats * Adrift * Pecho Grande

Episode 136: The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado!

The Cask of Amontillado!

Episode 136: The Cask of Amontillado w/ Miss Rikki! (A Halloween Spook-tacular!)
(Featuring a special Halloween Spook-tacular airing of a How’s It Named? rendition of Basil Rathbone’s reading of the Edgar Allen Poe classic!)

How’s It Named? dates back to my appearance on What’s This Called? in 2008, when I guested on his show and came up with this idea that our shows, combined, would take on this name.  Then, as time when it, it became the name I used when I was doing an experimental set of music, which is what appears on today’s show.

This time, I’m not only backed by new KPSU DJ Miss Rikki, who has  a great mind for this sort of thing when Ricardo Wang suggested coverage, but have added to all of this a layer of Halloween Spook-tacular, by remixing Basil Rathbone’s rendition of The Cask of Amontillado for this particular program.  You can check out Miss Rikki on her new program, Closet Radio, which is at 5 PM on Saturday’s, and rounds out the KPSU weekend line-up.

She and I collaborated on the selections for this show, and I think it came out rather nicely, minus the technical issues that we suffered from.  Plus, this has an actual element of creepy to it, which is missing from the Spook-tacular shows I’ve done this year.  I think Miss Rikki will be joining us often in the future, so hopefully there will be more wonderful shows like this.

The Cask of Amontillado
# Title * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Creature From The Black Lagoon: Main Title * Hans J. Salter (Conductor) * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
02.) The Autumn of Our Discontent * Dead Air Fresheners w/ Wolfgang Macivor * Separated By Comas
03.) Bird in a Grave * Sun City Girls * Juggernaut
04.) The Cask of Amontillado [Remix] * Basil Rathbone / Austin Rich * 22 October 2011 * Blasphuphmus Radio
05.) Ghost Bel Canto * Nels Cline / Wally Shoup / Chris Corsano * Immolation/Immersion
06.) Lightnin’ (1:25 Left: Vocals Kick In) 3:51 Sonic Youth NYC Ghosts & Flowers Alternative & Punk 20-10-11 9:08 PM
07.) Ghost Town By The Sea * Jandek * Graven Image * Corwood Industries
08.) Ghost Cracked Glass * Leopards * Leopards * Self-Released
09.) Midnight Sun * Cornflake Mandala * A Boy And His Dog * Self-Released
10.) Syrynx At The Edge Of Nightfall * Jason Robinson * Cerberus Reigning
11.) Minnie the Moocher * Goathoven * Rehearsal 23.8.05 * Unreleased
12.) What Hast Thou Done, Faustus? * Dreamcookie * MySpace.com * MySpace.com
13.) To The Grave * Seth Frost * Sailboats

No Skinny Ties

No Skinny Ties

No Skinny Ties

No Skinny Ties
(Featuring a variety of punk and post-punk selections by American bands from the ’80s to help celebrate the holiday season.)

From Ricardo Wang’s very own missive about the show:

“Start celebrating Independence on Sat. JULY 2ND from Noon to 2 PM Pacific Time as I’m joined by Austin Rich for the Annual All American Post-Punk Firework Show: NO SKINNY TIES! Wipers, Big Black, Dead Kennedys, Avengers, U-men, X, SY, Beat Nigs, and MORE! The Revolution Was Not Televised, but It Is STILL Being Broadcast.”

Two hours of Post- & punk goodies delivered through the din of holiday fireworks.  This one is not to be missed.

No Skinny Ties
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Kerosene * Big Black * Atomizer * Homestead Records
02.) The American in Me * The Avengers * The Avengers * CD Presents Records
03.) Attitude * Bad Brains * Attitude: The ROIR Sessions * ROIR
04.) Pink Houses * Avail * Dixie * Lookout! Records
05.) Turn On The News * Hüsker Dü * Zen Arcade * SST Records
06.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver * Mission Of Burma * The Horrible Truth About Burma * Rykodisc Records
07.) Life is Cheap * Flipper * Generic * Subterranean Records
08.) Holiday In Cambodia * Dead Kennedys * Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables * Alternative Tentacles Records
09.) Gimme Gimme Gimme * Black Flag * Wasted… Again * SST Records
10.) Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing * Minutemen * Double Nickles on the Dime * SST Records
11.) Freeze Bomb * U-Men * Solid Action * Chukie Boy Records
12.) American Woman * Butthole Surfers * Rembrandt Pussyhorse * Touch & Go Records
13.) Ragged Old Flag * Steve Fisk * 448 Deathless Days * SST Records
14.) Television * The Beatnigs * The Beatnigs * Alternative Tentacles Records
15.) In ‘N’ Out of Grace * Mudhoney * Superfuzz Bigmuff * Sub Pop Records
16.) Love Cums in Spurts * Richard Hell & the Voidoids * Blank Generation * Electra Records
17.) Neutron Bomb * The Weirdos * Weird World * Frontier Records
18.) The Fourth of July (Demo) * X * Beyond & Back: The X Anthology * Elektra Records
19.) In America * Fastbacks * Play 5 of Their Favortites * Pop Llama Records
20.) D-7 * The Wipers * Is This Real? * Weird System Records
21.) Cray Fish * Melvins * 10 Songs * Ipecac Records
22.) Ghost Bitch * Sonic Youth * Bad Moon Rising * Homestead Records
23.) Race Mixing * Teenage Jesus & the Jerks * Everything * Atavistic Records
24.) All In An Apple Orchard * Jandek * Living in a Moon So Blue * Corwood Industries
25.) West Side Story * Pere Ubu * 1980-1982 * DGC Records
26.) Let It Ride * Dinosaur Jr. * Bug * SST Records
27.) Love You Till Friday * The Replacements * Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash * Twin Tone Records
28.) I Spy * Beat Happening * 1983-1985 * K Records
29.) Thug * Swans * Body to Body, Job to Job * Young God Records

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Episode 088: How’s It Named? Again?

Again?

Again?

Episode 088: How’s It Named?  Again?
(Featuring a selection of new experimental records as I cover for Ricardo Wang.)

Due to a series of unfortunate events, Ricardo Wang couldn’t make it to bring you his weekly dose of Experimental Radio goodness. Which is a pity, because some of us need that regular fix of aural strangeness to help us get through the week. Fortunately for ya’ll, I’m not only listed as the co-host of What’s This Called?, but I’ve also become the station’s official Experimental Music Director. What this means for you is that I had an hour of radio to fill, and a huge crate of new weird things to send your way. It’s the perfect marriage or time and audio, methinks.

Admittedly, there are a few tracks played during this show that did not cross my desk as recent releases. (Ahem, Don Cherry, ahem, Albert Ayler), but they seemed to fit the mood I was in for this last-minute show, and personally, if you don’t instantly want to reach for them during an experimental hour of radio, then you need to seriously re-examine your priorities, anyway. My incidental music / mash-up album of choice this week was the new release by David First, who has issues a three album set of his Droneworks. It provided the cohesive thread that held the show together, and more to the point, is great for scratching, mixing, and everything else a DJ might need. I highly recommend it.

Ricardo should be back to his old self next week. So until then, keep on rockin’ in the digital world.

Enjoy!

How’s It Named? Again?
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Belt [Excerpt I] * David First * Privacy Issues (Droneworks 1996-2009) * XI Records
02.) Blue Sunday Morning * Out of Focus * Cloud Cuckooland * Finders Keepers Records
03.) Belt [Excerpt II] * David First * Privacy Issues (Droneworks 1996-2009) * XI Records
04.) Super Man – Super Cool (LP Version) * Jacky Chalard * Je Suis Vivant, Mais J’ai Peur de Gilbert Deflez * Finders Keepers Records
05.) Belt [Excerpt III] * David First * Privacy Issues (Droneworks 1996-2009) * XI Records
06.) Belt [Excerpt IV] * David First * Privacy Issues (Droneworks 1996-2009) * XI Records
07.) Kuril Probe * Kabutogani * Bektop * Intergroove Records
08.) A Bet on Transcendence Favors the House [Excerpt I] * David First * Privacy Issues (Droneworks 1996-2009) * XI Records
09.) Amejelo * Don Cherry * “Mu” First Part / “Mu” Second Part * BYG Recordings
10.) A Bet on Transcendence Favors the House [Excerpt II] * David First * Privacy Issues (Droneworks 1996-2009) * XI Records
11.) Snow Song * Nymph * Nymph * The Social Registry Records
12.) A Bet on Transcendence Favors the House [Excerpt III] * David First * Privacy Issues (Droneworks 1996-2009) * XI Records
13.) A Bet on Transcendence Favors the House [Excerpt IV] * David First * Privacy Issues (Droneworks 1996-2009) * XI Records
14.) Afternoon Non-Happenings no.2 * Phantom Payn Days * Phantom Payn Days * De Stijl Records
15.) A Bet on Transcendence Favors the House [Excerpt V] * David First * Privacy Issues (Droneworks 1996-2009) * XI Records
16.) We Break Out * Antye Greie aka AGF Einzelkampfer * AGF Production
17.) Ghosts: Second Variation * Albert Ayler * Spiritual Unity * ESP Records

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Episode 070: It’s Alive Part V: Experimental Jive

Warning: Experimental Music

Warning: Experimental Music

Episode 070: It’s Alive Part V: Experimental Jive
(Featuring live music, recorded by Austin Rich at KPSU, with a particularly experimental bent.)

While Ricardo Wang is out of town enjoying the Olympia Experimental Music Festival this week, I thought I’d look back at our working relationship, and bring you a host of Live Music that I recorded during various live events that happened on his very own What’s This Called? program in the last few years. Regular listeners (or either of our shows) know that our history goes back to 2005, when he was a guest on my show, which led to his return to radio as a host at KPSU. Since then, we’ve had a variety of amazing guests come in to play live on his show, and I’ve become his sound man of choice. While I love this kind of music, I don’t feature it nearly enough on my own show. With that in mind, I thought I’d take my favorite selections from these recordings for the most recent installment of, “It’s Alive!”

I didn’t have to go back very far to come up with more than enough material to fill two hours, and actually found myself cutting quite a bit of material anyway just to keep things moving. In fact, there is only one selection from before 2009: the extremely incredible performance by the Japanese group, Green Milk From The Planet Orange, who are sadly no longer together. I still can’t believe I got to run sound for them, and this is one of the recordings I’m the most proud of. Still, it was hard to believe how much great music I’ve had a chance to be involved with in only the last two years. Whenever he and I are in the laboratory together, really amazing things happen.

Summer is just around the bend, and that means anything can (and usually does) happen on Blasphuphmus Radio. As we start to prepare for the next couple months, rest assured that the usual cavalcade of cacophony will be coming your way, all with a decidedly summer-laden feel. I, personally, can’t wait.

See ya in seven.

Experimental Jive
# Track * Artist * Performance Date
01.) Excerpt * Toiletooth * 13 March, 2010 Broadcast
02.) Excerpt * Abusive Delay * 2 May, 2009
03.) Excerpt * EET * 14 March, 2009
04.) Excerpt * Knot Pine Box * 15 August, 2009
05.) Excerpt * Moodring * 21 March, 2010
06.) Excerpt * The Passengers * 7 November, 2009
07.) Excerpt * Million Brazilians * 6 June, 2009
08.) Excerpt * Death Worth Living * 4 April, 2009
09.) [A Song] * Santiago Latorre * 31 May, 2009
10.) Stockholm * Horde Of Two * 27 June, 2009
11.) Part I * New Red Sun * 3 October, 2009
12.) Excerpt * Mangled Bohemians * 12 September, 2009
13.) Excerpt * Green Milk From the Planet Orange * 14 October, 2006

KPSU Playlist

Episode 063: What’s This Blasphuphmus Radio Called?

Broadcast Mash-Up

Broadcast Mash-Up

Episode 063: What’s This Blasphuphmus Radio Called?
(Featuring a mix of experimental and rock music with a slight religious theme, hosted by Ricardo Wang and myself.)

Ricardo Wang and I are often involved in each others projects; I’m usually his sound man when live acts appear on What’s This Called?, and he regularly keeps me on task when my mind starts to drift away from radio. We make a good pair. So it made sense that we should do more shows explicitly as a team, rather than just in theory. And thus, this episode was born.

The timing was perfect: my 12 Year Anniversary coincided with KPSU’s Pledge Drive, to make for an actual reason to be on the air for two hours solid. It also made sense to do a mere DJ set; as my show has evolved and developed over the years, it began as a place to play records that I loved, and that was our theme for this show. I tried to sneak in a little bit of a “religious / church” theme for the second hour, but on the whole this was about music that we love, that is meaningful, and connects to ourselves and our friends. And I must say, we did a pretty great job.

We did a sort of “trade off” style set-up. For the first hour, Ricardo was the pilot, and I made suggestions for things that would fit where he was going. For hour two, we switched. It was pretty excellent, and I think we both moved a little closer to each others usual sound in our selections. I definitely picked stuff that was more experimental for hour one, and he picked some rockin’ stuff for hour two. Of course, both he and I are all over the map with our tastes, and fortunately that is a map that I love to listen to.

Two things of note with this episode: I included the 9th Life song mostly because they are a Eugene band, and we were re-hashing old ground during the 11 AM hour. I miss those guys, and treasure their recordings immensely. The second hour is also full of a little more King Missile than I have included on my shows in recent years. All I can say is that we’re having a flashback to those early days I was at KWVA, when I was obsessively collecting all their albums. It fits.

Not much else to say for this one, as the music speaks for itself. And if you haven’t already downloaded Thursday Night’s interview with Exene Cervenka, you really need to check it out.

See ya in Seven.

01.) I Like You Too * Jandek * Portland Thursday
02.) Strychnine * Strychnine * Dead Rats And Oakland Dogs
03.) American Coffin * Thurston Moore * Trees Outside the Academy
04.) (Millionaire?) * ?? * ??
05.) Happy Day Scene 2010 * Ilima Considine’s Junkie Logic * MP3
06.) Forest Fire * Dead Kennedys * Plastic Surgery Disasters
07.) Spirit Ditties of No Tone * Deerhoof * The Runners Four
08.) Neat Neat Neat * The Damned * Damned Damned Damned
09.) Spirits Drifting * Brian Eno * Another Green World
10.) (Justify Your Actions?) * ?? * ??
11.) ?? * New Bomb Turks * ??
12.) Queen * Melvins * Stoner Witch
13.) Bad Houses * Big Black * Atomizer
14.) ?? * (Wamp Scut?) * ??
15.) Wait a Minute * The Wipers * Is This Real?
16.) Happy Hero * Negativland * Dispepsi
17.) Kill All The White Man * NOFX * I Heard They Suck Live!!
18.) Buckets of Rain * Wofgang Macivor * MP3
19.) Dance of the Blessed Spirits * Sunroof! * Bliss
20.) Treat Me Right * The Con Men * Live In-Studio
21.) Open Helmut Hurt Toiletooth Montevideo
22.) Titanium Exposé * Sonic Youth * Goo
23.) Theme * Los Mex Pistols Del Notre * ??
24.) What’s This Called? ID * Crank Sturgeon * Exclusive!
25.) This Is Radio Clash * The Clash * The Story Of The Clash
26.) Track 8 * Derek M. Johnson * aileron-Ist wing
27.) The Boy Who Ate Lasagna and Could Jump Over A Church * King Missile * Way To Salvation
28.) Excuse Me… * Unwound * The Future of What
29.) Spirit of Radio * Rush * Permanent Waves
30.) Hangin’ Tough * New Kids On the Block * Hangin’ Tough
31.) Tennesee Stud * The Wilderness Road & Jimmie Driftwood * The Wilderness Road & Jimmie Driftwood
32.) Fire Spirit * The Gun Club * Fire of Love
33.) ?? * Man… Or Astro-Man? * ??
34.) Critics * Tubeway Army * The Plan
35.) Victim of Your Life * Argumentix * Boss of Goth
36.) Time Travel (rough) * Ilima Considine * demo
37.) Zebra Hymn Tattoo * Sun City Girls * Static From The Outside Set: Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 14
38.) Church Key * The Gonzos * Wild Surf!
39.) Side Of The Road * 9th Life * 9th Life
40.) Psalm * Skate Death * You Break It, You Buy It
41.) Spiritual * Dynamite Club * It’s Deeper Than Most People Think
42.) Blasphuphmus Hymn * The Pope Of The Church of Blasphuphmus (Not Jesus) * Disposable Grandparents Cassettee
43.) American Jesus * Bad Religion * Recipe For Hate
44.) Psalm * King Missile * King Missile
45.) Monkeys * Echo & The Bunnymen * Crocodiles
46.) Grapes at Home – Gallery 1412, Seattle 07/08 * L.A. Lungs * Bro-Mantic: L.A. Lungs Live
47.) Hymn For Kali Ma * Charles Gocher * Pint Sized Spartacus
48.) Prophet * Albert Ayler * Spirits Rejoice
49.) Part 2 * King Missile * The Way To Salvation

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How’s It Named? w/ The Passengers, LIVE!

The Passengers

The Passengers

How’s It Named? w/ The Passengers, LIVE!
(Featuring DJing, musical selections, hosted by Ricardo Wang, and then a live performance by The Passengers, and an interview hosted by myself.)

I ran sound for What’s This Called?, which ended up being a two-hour episode of How’s It Named?  Special thanks to Hao, our web-director, for accommodating us during all the craziness, and to Chad Clark, our tech-director who tag-teamed the live sound for The Passengers. Can I get a Hell yeah?

Episode 045: The How’s It Named? Halloween Spook-Tacular!

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Episode 045: The How’s It Named? Halloween Spook-Tacular!
(Featuring scary selections from the collections of Austin Rich & Ricardo Wang.)

Pulling out all the stops for the last installment of our Spook-Tacular series this month, I joined forces with Ricardo Wang of What’s This Called? to bring you two hours of insanity to kick-start your Halloween Party Plans tonight. Ob-soive:

This has been a wonderful Holiday Season, and I really enjoyed getting back into the Halloween saddle. I’m not sure what’s on the docket for next week, but stay tuned! As the weather changes, and the year grinds to a close, I’ll be doing my best to bring you everything musical you need to cope. Pleasant Nightmares!

See you in seven.

How’s It Named? Halloween Spook-tacular!

01.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle
02.) Halloween At KPSU
03.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
04.) Paint It Black * The Avengers * The Avengers
05.) Waltz For A Witch * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
06.) Witches And Devils * Albert Ayler
07.) Ghost Wanted * Carl Stalling * The Carl Stalling Project Vol. 2
08.) Hands In The Dark * Dark Day * Dark From Day One
09.) Bride Of Frankenstein * Quintron * The Frog Tape
10.) Doors Of Death * Chuck Swaim & The Dead Air Fresheners
11.) I Hear Voices * Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
12.) What’s This Called? ID * Crank Sturgeon
13.) Please Mr. Gravedigger * David Bowie
14.) Werewolf Watusi * Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians
15.) Still Walking * Throbbing Gristle * 20 Jazz Funk Greats
16.) Feeder * Coil
17.) The Boogie Monster * Gnarles Barkley
18.) Frankenstein Walk * Gene “Bowlegs” Miller
19.) Ghost Bitch * Sonic Youth
20.) At The Stake * Melvins * Stoner Witch
21.) Corpse Pose * Unwound * Repetition
22.) Look A Ghost * Unwound * Leaves Turn Inside You
23.) Graveyard * Butthole Surfers * Locust Abortion Technician
24.) Night Of The Vampire * Roky Erickson & The Aliens * The Evil One
25.) Happy Nightmare Baby * Opal
26.) C.R.E.E.P. * The Fall
27.) Gravedigging Blues * Beat Happening * Black Candy
28.) Devil Doll * X
29.) Spookmaster * The Ghastly Ones * A-Haunting We Will Go-Go
30.) Demon Sanctuary * Naked City * Naked City
31.) Mad Monster Part * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
32.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

How’s It Named? w/ Santiago Latorre, LIVE!

The Old Console

The Old Console

How’s It Named? w/ Santiago Latorre, LIVE!
(Special Guest Host: Austin Rich)

First, at noon, I guest hosted What’s This Called? today, which is always a treat. But in this case, it was extra-special, because we had a live guest, all the way from Barcelona, Spain: Santiago Latorre! While I wish I could take credit for booking this one, I did run sound, host the show, and conduct a short interview at the end. This was a lot of fun, and definitely not to be missed.

How’s It Named? w/ Derek Johnson, Live!

Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson

How’s It Named? w/ Derek Johnson, Live!

For those of you who missed Derek Johnson’s great live performance on KPSU the other day, fear not! The wonder of modern technology has enabled us to capture sound recordings in a digital form, for your consumption. This brand new technology will no doubt revolutionize your life soon enough, but today it has allowed for this marvel to bring the past into the present at any future time of your choosing.

Thanks again to KPSU for letting me host, this, Ricardo Wang for being hard up and needing to make real money that day, and of course, Derek Johnson for rushing into the studio at the last second and still pulling off a great performance.

How’s It Named?

Austin "Time Lord" Rich

Austin “Time Lord” Rich

How’s It Named?

For those of you who missed yesterday’s episode of What’s This Called?, fear not! The power of the Inter-Web enables you to retrieve a recording of this broadcast at your leisure, and thus listen to it with the .mp3 playing device of your choice.

Nov 8th, 2008 Broadcast from noon – 1 PM. (Note: we went over by a few minutes, and so our last voice over may be recorded in the following hour.)

In preparation for the show, Ricardo created this really cool photo remix (featured right). This was included in all the promotion he did for this episode, and you can find more information about this photo (and viewer comments) here. If I were you, I’d check out the rest of his photos, too. Very, very cool.