Author: Ricardo Wang
Ride the Freaking Stream! Playlist Thang: Artist/Thang – “Song/Thang” – Album/Thang Conformity Contortion – “There’s No Time Like the Prescient” – Perception Management; Electric Bird Noise – “Scene 1 – owt ytriht” – The Moonflower; The Legendary Pink Dots – “Chemical Playschool Volume 16 Part 2 (excerpt)” – Chemical Playschool 16 & 18; Urs Wild – […]
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!
Enter the Audio Vortex that is What’s This Called?
Featuring experimental songs of innocence and experience. Whistle With the Goat Footed Balloon Man! (Stream or Download…)
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, […]
This show is dedicated to Mike Mahaffay of Tres Gone/Gone Orchestra (get well soon!)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 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!