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The Freeform Pathogen

Jan 11, 2021 8:00 PM â€“ 11:00 PM

With Mike

Freeform radio for creative weirdos and deskbound dreamers. A sonic one-stop for Acid Dub, Beardo Bhangra, Micro-Folk Turntablism, Krautdrone, Cambodian Synthwave, Glam Pop, Art-Damaged Metal, Electro-Stoner Jazz, Proto Soul-Punk, DIY Hip-Hop, Psychedelic EDM, Minimalist Power Violence, Pre-Hipster NYC Weirdcore, and Afro-Hillbilly Futurism. Up and down this goddam dial since 1992.

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The Freeform Pathogen
8:03 PM
Dälek - Forever Close My Eyes
Dälek Forever Close My Eyes
From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots Ipecac Recordings 2002
8:10 PM
The Who - Eminence Front
The Who Eminence Front
It's Hard LP Warner Bros. 1982
8:15 PM
Fugazi - Sweet and Low
Fugazi Sweet and Low
In On the Kill Taker Dischord 1993
8:19 PM
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Forces of Viktry
Linton Kwesi Johnson Forces of Viktry
Forces of Victory Island Records 1979
8:24 PM
The Black Heart Procession - Broken World
The Black Heart Procession Broken World
Amore del Tropico 2xLP Touch and Go Records 2002
8:28 PM
Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black
Syl Johnson Is It Because I'm Black
Complete Mythology Numero 2010
8:35 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
8:41 PM
Juana Molina - Cara De Espejo
Juana Molina Cara De Espejo N
Anrmal Crammed Discs 2020
8:46 PM
Jesse Winchester - Step By Step
Jesse Winchester Step By Step
Let the Rough Side Drag Bearsville 1976
8:49 PM
Pylon - Cool
Pylon Cool
7" DB 1979
8:51 PM
Mag & the Suspects - Thousands Dead
Mag & the Suspects Thousands Dead
12" Virgin 1981
8:55 PM
Allen Ginsberg & the Gluons - Sue Your Parents
Allen Ginsberg & the Gluons Sue Your Parents
7" Alekos 1981
9:00 PM
Tom Robinson Band - Up Against the Wall
Tom Robinson Band Up Against the Wall
Power In the Darkness Harvest 1978
9:03 PM
Citizen Fish - Break into a Run
Citizen Fish Break into a Run
Free Souls in a Trapped Environment LP Bluurg 1990
9:08 PM
Thee Oh Sees - The Poem
Thee Oh Sees The Poem
An Odd Entrances Castle Face 2016
9:12 PM
Aphrodite's Child - Loud, Loud, Loud + The Four Horseman
Aphrodite's Child Loud, Loud, Loud + The Four Horseman
666 2xLP Vertigo 1971
9:20 PM
Jack Cooper - Gynn Square
Jack Cooper Gynn Square
Sandgrown Trouble In Mind Records 2017
9:23 PM
Bruce Springsteen - The Devil's Arcade
Bruce Springsteen The Devil's Arcade
Magic Columbia 2007
9:28 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
9:41 PM
James Blood Ulmer - Are You Glad to Be In America?
James Blood Ulmer Are You Glad to Be In America?
7" Rough Trade 1980
9:46 PM
Morphine - Cure for Pain
Morphine Cure for Pain
Cure for Pain Ryko 1993
9:49 PM
New Palestine Glee Club - Midnight Cowboy
New Palestine Glee Club Midnight Cowboy
9:53 PM
Smart Went Crazy - D.C. Will Do That to You
Smart Went Crazy D.C. Will Do That to You
Con Art Dischord 1997
9:57 PM
The Ex - Huriyet
The Ex Huriyet
30 (30 Years of The Ex) 2xLP Ex Records 2010
10:03 PM
Deltron 3030 - Do You Remember (feat. Jamie Cullum)
Deltron 3030 Do You Remember (feat. Jamie Cullum)
Event 2 Pod 2013
10:05 PM
Leonard Nimoy - A Visit to a Sad Planet
Leonard Nimoy A Visit to a Sad Planet
Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space Dot 1967
10:11 PM
Devo - Beautiful World
Devo Beautiful World
New Traditionalists Warner Records 1981
10:14 PM
Mark Stewart and The Maffia - As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade
Mark Stewart and The Maffia As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade
S/T Upside 1985
10:19 PM
The Bellrays - Nights in Venice
The Bellrays Nights in Venice
Raw Collection Uppercut 2003
Saints cover
10:25 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
10:32 PM
PJ Harvey - The Glorious Land
PJ Harvey The Glorious Land
Let England Shake Vagrant 2011
10:36 PM
Michael Andrews - Mad World (feat. Gary Jules)
Michael Andrews Mad World (feat. Gary Jules)
Donnie Darko (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 2001
Tears for Fears cover
10:39 PM
Galaxie 500 - Isn't It a Pity
Galaxie 500 Isn't It a Pity
On Fire Rough Trade 1989
George Harrison cover.
10:44 PM
Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Ever New
Beverly Glenn-Copeland Ever New N
Transmissions: The Music of Beverly Glenn-Copeland Transgressive 2020
10:51 PM
John Fogerty - Weeping In the Promised Land
John Fogerty Weeping In the Promised Land N
Weeping In the Promised Land 2021
10:55 PM
Vera Lynn - Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart
Vera Lynn Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart
Silver Memories: Our Vera
Chat is archived.
Factorial 8:05:04 PM
yo duder
Mike Lupica (host) 8:05:22 PM
Factorial! Good to see ya here.
Factorial 8:06:07 PM
what's on the menu tonight?
Mike Lupica (host) 8:06:34 PM
Regrets, ruminations, and a light salad with a refreshing vinaigrette.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:06:57 PM
Also, barely a lick of new music because who had time for that this week amirite.
Factorial 8:08:03 PM
aye aye. i'll just pull a blanket of "tried and true" over my head and call it a day
Mike Lupica (host) 8:09:08 PM
One of those weighted blankets with the rocks and beans inside it to help make you pass out.
Factorial 8:09:36 PM
whaddya think ive been collecting all these shells for!!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:09:58 PM
Assumed you were opening a seafood restaurant and needed cheap decor?
Factorial 8:10:49 PM
originally had planned on using them to make a giant rattle to scare off demons but that doesn't seem to be working too well
Mike Lupica (host) 8:12:11 PM
The order matters. I think it goes shell, shell, colored bead, rock, shell, another rock, old NYC subway token, rock, rock, shell, tooth (any).
Factorial 8:13:33 PM
i did find a severed talon of a raptor on a walk today.. gotta put that in there somewhere
Space Cowboy 8:17:28 PM
ah this is a good one
Christine Duffy 8:17:30 PM
Hey DJ Mike *waves* And is that DJ Julia of "Clean Your Room with Art & Julia" fame?
Greetings and Salutations!
Space Cowboy 8:17:59 PM
can you play that song that goes bomp zoink boom boom doo yea yeah - you know the one
Factorial 8:18:00 PM
howdy chat-roomers!
Factorial 8:18:13 PM
@christine - yup!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:19:01 PM
Whoa! I turn around for a minute to cue up the Linton Kwesi Johnson record and everyone shows up! Howdy, folks!
WebCam or it didn’t happen
Christine Duffy 8:19:18 PM
Hello DJ Julia! I loved your show. I hope you've been keeping sane & well.
Factorial 8:20:13 PM
@christine - awwww thanks! glad you enjoyed it! i'm in there swinging like all of us right now :)
Christine Duffy 8:21:16 PM
Glad you could join us; Freeform Pathogen is a Monday highlight. Right, kids? Hey Space Cowboy & MrM 💀!
Factorial 8:21:48 PM
yeah, Freeform Pathogen is appointment radio!
Jon Solomon 8:21:56 PM
My radio is ON.
Factorial 8:22:12 PM
GOOD SIR! hey jon!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:22:30 PM
Jon! Welcome, friend!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:26:39 PM
In case you hadn't yet guessed, with zilch time to scope out any new sounds this week, tonight's gonna be full service therapy radio. If you showed up hoping for unique insights, bold assertions, or clarity in a moment of national tragedy... I hope you saved your receipt.
Space Cowboy 8:27:32 PM
seriously no bold assertions? during this time of trouble -the whole thing is bold assertaion after bold assertaion
Christine Duffy 8:27:43 PM
Therapy Radio is just what the doctor ordered.
Factorial 8:27:50 PM
ML no worries, i stopped looking to you for guidance after you handed me that "Tumours" 7" and told me that it contained the audio secrets of the universe
Space Cowboy 8:28:16 PM
yeah ill take some therapy radio - and request 15 min of spoken word
Factorial 8:28:44 PM
@space cowboy, as long as it's not jello biafra, i can co-sign on this
I’m moved by those unique insights and bold assertions and moments of clarity!! Keep ‘em coming! Imma write these down!!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:29:09 PM
@Factorial, but was I lying?
Space Cowboy 8:29:16 PM
i mean spoken word from mike himself
Space Cowboy 8:29:27 PM
none of this playing a spoken word record
Space Cowboy 8:29:40 PM
hmph too easy
Mike Lupica (host) 8:29:48 PM
OK, I'll make some bold assertions, but might not be until hour two.
Factorial 8:30:05 PM
ok, ML spoken word, ok okok hahaahahaahaaha
Factorial 8:30:16 PM
deep ongoing laff over here at the thought.
Factorial 8:30:29 PM
would pay good money!
The Numero Group! 💙
Factorial 8:34:36 PM
i gotta dip on the chat, but will be listening! goodnight chat!
jimbeaux 8:35:23 PM
Please direct all Therapy Radio (TM) co-pays attn: Pledge Drive Department. Free T-shirt for repeat patients!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:35:29 PM
Peas out, Factorial!
Jon Solomon 8:41:24 PM
I'm still here, just going over something with N while we listen to the mic break. Was it really also today we saw you on our porch?!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:41:42 PM
@Jon, no, that was 1988.
Jon Solomon 8:43:23 PM
Thank you for clarifying. That explains my bomber jacket and Naked Raygun t-shirt.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:44:28 PM
I still dress basically the same way I did in 1988.
jimbeaux 8:44:41 PM
...or was it a Members Only jacket w/ Stray Cats tee?
Jon Solomon 8:45:06 PM
I still have a framed Stray Cats poster somewhere in my parents' basement!
jimbeaux 8:46:08 PM
Nice! My '88 look was denim jacket w/ magic marker blood dripping.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:47:10 PM
Black t-shirt, jeans, lowtop Docs 4 lyfe.
Christine Duffy 8:47:37 PM
If it works, why fix it?
Mike Lupica (host) 8:48:51 PM
@Christine, #truth
Jon Solomon 8:49:11 PM
I recently switched black jeans from 550s to 505s. Big life change.
these lyrics rn af
Mike Lupica (host) 8:54:51 PM
I know, who predicted the topical triumph of Mag & the Suspects back in 1981?
Christine Duffy 8:54:51 PM
Lyrically apropos.
jimbeaux 8:55:20 PM
1000s brain dead
jimbeaux 8:56:03 PM
that's a low estimate
Mike Lupica (host) 8:56:07 PM
@Jimbeaux, I await your updated cover/response song.
jimbeaux 8:57:28 PM
Fascists Ate My Brain (And I Still Look the Same)
jimbeaux 9:00:44 PM
Merry 25th of Amendment (I Don't Not Wanna Fight Tonight)
Jon Solomon 9:01:09 PM
You've got 49 weeks or so to record that one, Jimbeaux.
jimbeaux 9:01:54 PM
i get to work then
Mike Lupica (host) 9:02:11 PM
jimbeaux 9:03:07 PM
I Just Flopped In (To See What Condition My Constitution Was In)
Mike Lupica (host) 9:03:34 PM
Jeesus, you're on fire!
Jon Solomon 9:03:50 PM
Took me a while to remember who covered this recently. Answer = Superchunk.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:04:51 PM
@Jimbeaux, can I request a subtle title change to "I Just Frugged in to See What Condition my Constitution Was in"? Y'know, for us little folks who knew you before your breakout stardom.
jimbeaux 9:07:19 PM
jimbeaux 9:08:01 PM
It will be recorded School House Rock style.
Bo 9:10:05 PM
Hi DJ Mike!
Bo 9:10:38 PM
Hello Chatters!
Christine Duffy 9:10:53 PM
Hey, Bo!
Christine Duffy 9:12:08 PM
@jimbeaux, I and the rest of the world await your upcoming hit. The world needs it!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:12:10 PM
Bo! Welcome back, friend!
Space Cowboy 9:13:04 PM
oh here we go - time to light the incense
Mike Lupica (host) 9:13:27 PM
It's been lit since 7:45!
Space Cowboy 9:14:54 PM
uh oh ------
Space Cowboy 9:15:03 PM
now its gettin serious
Mike Lupica (host) 9:15:11 PM
In a dangerous display of bad taste, I have also added a lava lamp to the Doomsday Pantry this week. (Had to re-locate it from inside because the kiddo got an aquarium for Christmas and we are seriously AC outlet deprived in this house.)
Mike Lupica (host) 9:15:28 PM
I will bring back the webcam next week.
Space Cowboy 9:15:35 PM
and now we see the results audiolly
Space Cowboy 9:16:16 PM
obviously, your sub consciously being influenced by this lava lamp
Mike Lupica (host) 9:16:47 PM
I'm actually taking sips from it between every other song.
Space Cowboy 9:16:52 PM
I....... I.... I... can see into the future...
Mike Lupica (host) 9:17:01 PM
It's just big Orbitz.
Space Cowboy 9:17:03 PM
again -- clearly
Teresa Peacock 9:17:19 PM
I love this song so much! The first time I ever heard Aphrodite's Child, and especially "The Four Horsemen" was on your show, Mike! 😍🤩
Mike Lupica (host) 9:17:40 PM
Dubious notoriety, but I'll take it! Thanks Teresa!
Space Cowboy 9:19:04 PM
were these dudes from greece?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:19:17 PM
Note to self: Tell the "acid rock" story in the next mic break.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:19:32 PM
Yes, Greek hippies!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:19:49 PM
And Vangelis is in the band!
Jon Solomon 9:22:01 PM
House of Vangelis Lovers.
Space Cowboy 9:24:47 PM
hmm time for wikipedia
Mike Lupica (host) 9:26:40 PM
Which thingy is prompting you?
Space Cowboy 9:28:16 PM
who know Springsteen could do - a lush epic sound deal
Space Cowboy 9:29:45 PM
knaah - we already requested spoken word from you --sooooooo
Jon Solomon 9:30:14 PM
Christine Duffy 9:34:50 PM
Record cover stamps! LOL Loverboy! Blondie! Men At Work!
Space Cowboy 9:35:29 PM
@christine - that is exactly right--- perfect for that time period
Jon Solomon 9:36:10 PM
Space Cowboy 9:37:03 PM
and thats why you have the entire burl ives album collection
Space Cowboy 9:37:46 PM
@ a jon oh crap thats it - everything is on the internet--everything
Space Cowboy 9:38:18 PM
definitely aphrodite's child on the columbia record house collection
jimbeaux 9:38:22 PM
Yes! I taped the penny, too. I would find catalog numbers for things I wanted from different circulars. Got X - More fun in the new world for $1.99
jimbeaux 9:38:46 PM
Checking the Acid Rock box would get you sent Chrome, Hawkwind, Residents, etc.
Space Cowboy 9:39:19 PM
oops io meant definitely not on the columboa house record collection
Jon Solomon 9:39:39 PM
My musical tastes changed significantly b/w signing up for Columbia House and having to choose my non-$0.01 tapes. Eventually I think my parents had to pay Columbia House $20 to make it all stop.
Jon Solomon 9:40:06 PM
But at least I've got an Eddie Rabbitt cassette to show for it.
jimbeaux 9:40:28 PM
Looooooove a Rainy Night!
jimbeaux 9:43:18 PM
Ironic that the columbia house perforated adverts were suspiciously like popular LSD delivery mechanisms themselves.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:44:29 PM
Haha, yeah, respect to the kid who ate the Hawkwind stamps on his quest to see god.
jimbeaux 9:49:35 PM
little did he know it was just dissolved St. Joseph's Baby aspirin
Mike Lupica (host) 9:52:11 PM
IDK when they stopped doing those sticker/stamp things, but sitting here just now, imagining having them for the first three Monster Magnet albums is making me very happy.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:52:30 PM
Then again, that may be the lava lamp talking.
Jon Solomon 9:54:26 PM
I fully expect to open a grade school-era folder at my parents' house and discover hundreds of those stickers.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:56:12 PM
@Jon, save me any Hawkwind or Aphrodite's Child in a foodsafe container.
jimbeaux 9:59:26 PM
I bet I still have some legacy Columbia House 8-tracks that I filched from my brothers.
Christine Duffy 10:00:34 PM
Yes! Thank you for playing this song, DJ Mike. The Ex covering a beautiful African song. Healing.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:01:34 PM
@Christine, the Ex restores my faith in many things.
Christine Duffy 10:02:57 PM
I forgot which nation: it's Eritrea. 🇪🇷
jimbeaux 10:03:34 PM
that was a good one, Christine!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:03:55 PM
Wish I remembered. I know the Ex's drummer would always give some history / background on it when they would play it live.
Christine Duffy 10:04:54 PM
I had to look it up: thank you, Wikipedia.
Bo 10:12:34 PM
The drummer was a girl, phenomenal!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:24:11 PM
I hope y'all are jamming this Bellrays song through headphones like I am.
Bo 10:26:35 PM
Reminiscent of a Saints song that Bellrays one.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:34:40 PM
'Twas indeed a Saints cover, Bo!
Bo 10:36:26 PM
Thanks for confirming that Mike, I was like , where have I heard this before
Bo 10:37:34 PM
Loved that Polly Jane Album, was the last one of hers I got.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:37:54 PM
Yep, that record rules. Saw her on that tour, she killed it.
Christine Duffy 10:38:57 PM
This version always brings me back to the end of Donnie Darko.
Bo 10:39:10 PM
Never seen her Live, one day hopefully we all can again.
Bo 10:40:18 PM
I love that version Christine
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:40:19 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 10:40:28 PM
@Christine, yep. @Bo, same here!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:41:16 PM
DJ MikeLupica, thanks for the nice tunes! Kind regards to you, Sir!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:41:32 PM
Cheers Dears and even those with Big Ears!
Christine Duffy 10:42:13 PM
Which makes me wonder: are *we* existing in a weird, unstable, collapsing pocket universe?
Mike Lupica (host) 10:42:16 PM
Thanks MrM! See ya next week!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:42:33 PM
@Christine, did you just eat the Hawkwind sticker?
Bo 10:42:44 PM
G'night Mr M.
Christine Duffy 10:42:47 PM
Christine Duffy 10:43:02 PM
Bye, MrM! 💀
Mike Lupica (host) 10:46:18 PM
Side note: Judging by outward appearances, my copy of the Galaxie 500 record could easily be mistaken for an ancient Aramaic text. It is so yellowed with age -- looks like it's from thousands of years ago.
Bo 10:49:01 PM
Could be from an entirely different Galaxy
Christine Duffy 10:55:18 PM
This song is so powerful. Thank you, DJ Mike and everybody in the chat.
Christine Duffy 10:56:19 PM
(Weeping In The Promised Land)
Bo 10:56:22 PM
Totally Christine!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:56:59 PM
🎶 does anybody here remember Vera Lynn? 🎶
Mike Lupica (host) 10:57:04 PM
I heard that earlier today and I was like: "Your move, Springsteen."
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:57:18 PM
Brilliant tune, DJ MikeLupica!
Bo 10:57:39 PM
See ya all again next week, watch how ya go good people.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:58:49 PM
I saw what you did there 🖤💀
jimbeaux 10:58:56 PM
C.U. all later path o' jeans
Jon Solomon 10:59:11 PM
Night, all.
Bo 10:59:12 PM
Mr M. Of coarse!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:59:43 PM
Thanks y'all, be good to one another.