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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The Freeform Pathogen

Feb 17, 2021 8:00 PM – 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.

Tonight, Carmen

The Freeform Pathogen
8:08 PM
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Midnight Moses
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Midnight Moses
Vambo Rools: Big Hits & Close Shaves LP Vertigo 1977
8:12 PM
Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Dracula Drug
Frankie and the Witch Fingers Dracula Drug N
Levitation Sessions (Live) The Reverberation Appreciation Society 2020
8:19 PM
Rare Earth - Hey Big Brother
Rare Earth Hey Big Brother
7" Tamla Motown 1971
8:22 PM
Voice Imitator - Algorithmically Mandated
Voice Imitator Algorithmically Mandated N
Plaza 12XU 2020
8:25 PM
Pop-O-Pies - Fascists Eat Donuts
Pop-O-Pies Fascists Eat Donuts N
The White Ep Liberation Hall 2021
Orig. '81
8:30 PM
Hallelujah Chicken Run Band - Kare Nanhasi
Hallelujah Chicken Run Band Kare Nanhasi N
Take One Analog Africa 2020
8:33 PM
Otis Clay - That Kind of Lovin'
Otis Clay That Kind of Lovin' N
This is Fame 1964-1968 Kent Soul 2020
8:36 PM
T. Rex - The Slider
T. Rex The Slider
The Slider Reprise 1972
8:39 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
8:46 PM
Fania All Stars - Ella Fue (She Was the One)
Fania All Stars Ella Fue (She Was the One)
Rhythm Machine Columbia 1977
8:50 PM
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Jackson
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Jackson
Nancy & Lee LP Reprise 1968
8:53 PM
Rock-A-Teens - Cry Crybaby
Rock-A-Teens Cry Crybaby
Cry Daemon 1997
8:53 PM
Heatloaf - Bent 2 Be
Heatloaf Bent 2 Be N
Sweet Stroke heatloaf 2020
Featuring WPRB's own Pax of the SLOP broadcasting empire!
9:00 PM
Grace Sings Sludge - The Hackers
Grace Sings Sludge The Hackers N
Christ Mocked & the End of a Relationship Empty Cellar Records 2020
9:03 PM
Stereo Total - L'amour à 3
Stereo Total L'amour à 3
Party Anticonformiste Stereo Total 2007
RIP Françoise Cactus
9:05 PM
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man
Dusty In Memphis Atlantic 1968
9:08 PM
The Dream Syndicate - The Whole World's Watching
The Dream Syndicate The Whole World's Watching
These Times Anti/Epitaph 2019
9:11 PM
Bob Lassiter - The High School Conservative
Bob Lassiter The High School Conservative
Radio Archival Oddities Vol. 2 WFMU
9:19 PM
Bomb - Lucy in the Sky with Desi
Bomb Lucy in the Sky with Desi
Happy All the Time Boner 1989
9:25 PM
White Boy and the Average Rat Band - Neon Warriors
White Boy and the Average Rat Band Neon Warriors
White Boy & the Average Rat Bnd Tradewind 1980
9:30 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
9:40 PM
Sebadoh - Gimme Indie Rock
Sebadoh Gimme Indie Rock
7" Homestead 1991
9:43 PM
Isabella Fisher Turner, Jasper Fisher Turner & Simon Fisher Turner - Idiot Song
Isabella Fisher Turner, Jasper Fisher Turner & Simon Fisher Turner Idiot Song
Savage Songs of Brutality and Food. By the Extreme Angels of Parody. Soleilmoon Recordings 2020
9:45 PM
Snatch Tapes - Feeding Time
Snatch Tapes Feeding Time N
Passionate Particles 2021
9:49 PM
Fatou Seidi Ghali - Migrid Noulhawan
Fatou Seidi Ghali Migrid Noulhawan N
Sahel Sounds Vol. 3 V/A Sahel Sounds 2021
9:52 PM
The Notwist - Exit Strategy To Myself
The Notwist Exit Strategy To Myself N
Vertigo Days Morr Music 2021
9:55 PM
SF Seals - Ipecac
SF Seals Ipecac
Truth Walks In Sleepy Shadows Matador 1995
9:59 PM
Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Lookin' out my Window
Cliff Richard & The Shadows Lookin' out my Window
7" Epic
10:01 PM
The Skids - Scared To Dance
The Skids Scared To Dance
Scared to Dance Virgin Records 1979
10:05 PM
The RZA - Funky Theme
The RZA Funky Theme N
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 2021
10:07 PM
Annette Peacock - Pony
Annette Peacock Pony N
Cafe Exil - New Adventures In European Music 1972-1980 V/A Ace 2020
10:14 PM
Jaap Blonk, LouMallozzi, & Ken Vandermark - Zkradenn Vaa
Jaap Blonk, LouMallozzi, & Ken Vandermark Zkradenn Vaa N
s/t 2021
10:20 PM
Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk
Santo & Johnny Sleep Walk
7" Candian American 1959
10:22 PM
The Sweet - The Six Teens
The Sweet The Six Teens
Desolation Boulevard Capitol Records 1988
10:25 PM
Dow Jones & The Industrials - Ladies With Appliances
Dow Jones & The Industrials Ladies With Appliances
Red Snerts V/A Gulcher 1981
10:28 PM
Pipyu - Let Me Kill
Pipyu Let Me Kill N
S/T Demo Bitter Lake 2021
Orig. 1985
10:31 PM
Dieter - Cry for Fame
Dieter Cry for Fame
Killed by Death #5 V/A RedRum 1993
10:33 PM
Redd Kross - Kill Someone You Hate
Redd Kross Kill Someone You Hate
Born Innocent Frontier 1981
10:35 PM
Kirsty MaColl - Motor On
Kirsty MaColl Motor On
Make More Noise! Women in Independent UK Music
10:37 PM
ATM - Sour Jam
ATM Sour Jam N
Inglewood Tapes, Vol. 3 Radical Documents 2020
10:39 PM
Julie London - I Should Care
Julie London I Should Care
Julie Is Her Name Liberty Records 1955
10:42 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
10:50 PM
Arlo Parks - Hope
Arlo Parks Hope N
Collapsed in Sunbeams Transgressive 2021
10:54 PM
Chip Wickham - Shamal Wind
Chip Wickham Shamal Wind
Shamal Wind Lovemonk 2018
Chat is archived.
Jon Solomon 8:03:22 PM
Boom and the Legion of Doom Pantry!
Christine Duffy 8:04:28 PM
streaming is thumbs up right now
jimbeauxtron 8:07:51 PM
I can go kick the transmitter shed-tronics if needed...5 min away.
Jon Solomon 8:08:22 PM
My wife's family had a ColecoVision. They put that sort of stuff deep into the Ketubah.
Commie Francis 8:09:30 PM
Rewatching buffy is clearly an unrecognized pandemic trend, my sister and I started doing it independently and now I keep hearing other friends are doing it too
Mike Lupica (host) 8:10:10 PM
Wow, hey everybody! I feel better already being with trusted pals. If ever there was a night when I needed to just vibeout with friends and pile of records...
Bo 8:10:11 PM
Hey, hey, hey, hey!
jimbeauxtron 8:10:45 PM
Garage sale PONG knockoff was all we got. Would go to sleepovers and stay up all night gorging on Atari.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:10:47 PM
LOL @Jon. We'll move into Vic-20 discussions in hour two.
Christine Duffy 8:10:52 PM
Tonight is the night to vibe out in the Doom Pantry
Mike Lupica (host) 8:13:03 PM
Garage sale pong still better than Intellivision. The way I see it, as long as George Plimpton isn't involved, you're in safe territory.
Jon Solomon 8:13:19 PM
Is the WPRB chat actually a text-based game like Zork? Am I likely to be eaten by a grue??
Christine Duffy 8:13:51 PM
*George Plimpton has entered the chat*
Mike Lupica (host) 8:14:02 PM
LOL @Christine!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:14:30 PM
@Jon, in 2021 how hard is it to write one of those text based adventure games? Because that would be an awesome Membership Drive prize.
Jon Solomon 8:16:00 PM
Uh oh, just learned about this. Might be no turning back - http://inform7.com
Jon Solomon 8:16:16 PM
"Inform is a free app for creating works of interactive fiction, available for MacOS, Windows, Linux and Android. Inside it is a powerful programming language based on English language text."
Mike Lupica (host) 8:17:09 PM
I trust your good taste will prevail. But please see to it that George Plimpton figures prominently.
Jon Solomon 8:18:03 PM
You enter the room. An old man with a weirdly affected voice wearing a ragged Detroit Lions uniform smoking a pipe stands before you.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:19:11 PM
I think we can do this right here. Jimbeaux? Malc? Christine? Bo? Your move.
jimbeauxtron 8:23:53 PM
He gives a quick headshake to right his combover as you notice that the left side of his face is disintegrating...
jimbeauxtron 8:27:34 PM
As you slowly back out of the transmitter shed, Plimp-Zombie calls out to you about an obscure literary journal while advancing menacingly.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:28:23 PM
PRO TIP: Never google "George Plimpton fan fiction"
Christine Duffy 8:28:35 PM
Oh God
jimbeauxtron 8:29:05 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:29:33 PM
Actually, never google anything.
Christine Duffy 8:36:35 PM
@Mike, you're vibin'! Good show.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:37:13 PM
Thanks! Definitely vibin' now that the T. Rex LP is spinning on turntable #2.
Christine Duffy 8:38:29 PM
good tunes! 🎶🎵 thanks much! -MrM 💀
Selecta Jerry 8:44:15 PM
Big ups to all the folks on the grass roots level repressing long lost vinyl
Selecta Jerry 8:44:31 PM
better a repress than no Press
Selecta Jerry 8:45:13 PM
thanks for the shout Mike
Selecta Jerry 8:47:46 PM
t rex baby!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:48:59 PM
Hell yeah!
Jon Solomon 8:55:34 PM
Great show, Mike. Hope you don't have to go into the shed again anytime soon but the programming certainly didn't suffer because of it!
Bo 8:57:31 PM
@DJ Mike, have you heard the new The Shadows Of Night single?
Mike Lupica (host) 8:58:07 PM
Thanks Jon!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:58:29 PM
@Bo wait, what? Did you invent time travel?
Jon Solomon 8:58:31 PM
Maybe you should go there every Wednesday afternoon, just to be safe.
Bo 8:59:20 PM
I wish, your eyes do not deceive you!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:59:22 PM
Jon, would prefer to turn it into a more social gathering. Mask up, we can all meet at the transmitter and listen to Heatloaf. #wholesome
Jon Solomon 9:00:01 PM
You bring the 12x D batteries, I'll bring my boombox.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:00:54 PM
Bo, I don't know that I'm made of sturdy enough stuff for that. To quote a film that I think many of us are familiar with: "If you go into that cave, you face Vader alone."
Bo 9:01:56 PM
Vader? Space In-Vader Vader?
Christine Duffy 9:04:11 PM
Heatloaf! Tremendous.
Alessandro Medici 9:04:46 PM
I'll bring the hot plate and some meatloaf!
this song right now
Christine Duffy 9:07:49 PM
@Mike, was that the Stereo Total album cover?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:09:11 PM
Nah, that was Dusty in Memphis. Stereo Total was a digital file.
DJ MikeLupica, are you playing cds?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:11:54 PM
Nope. I got rid of all my CDs years ago. No CD player to play 'em on anymore!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:13:02 PM
Lots of vinyl in this house, plus a truckooad of MP3s.
Wow! Wow. Okay.
I need all new media players. What brand(s) of turntable are those pretty things?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:17:54 PM
These are Audio Technica ATLP-120s. They're essentially Technics knockoffs.
Alessandro Medici 9:19:05 PM
Can someone please hack the TV and blast this on all the channels?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:19:49 PM
@Allessandro, in a better world....
Alessandro Medici 9:20:04 PM
"because I can't stand stupidity"
Alessandro Medici 9:20:22 PM
who wants to get that tattooed on their forehead with me?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:20:26 PM
Now that's a hill to die on.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:20:39 PM
Many would argue that Lassiter did just that.
I thought that brand you have is widely considered to be Top Notch @DJ MikeLupica
Selecta Jerry 9:21:43 PM
I have one of each a technics and the Audio technica the only difference I can tell between them is the Audio Technica is more susceptible to vibration from the music playing loud
I need to play it loud!! Frustrating!!
Selecta Jerry 9:22:46 PM
technics is as heavy as lead no bass can shake it
DJ SelectaJerry, do you have cds?? What machines are running those drink coasters??
Are the price differences of the turntable brands significant??
Selecta Jerry 9:24:35 PM
numark ndx500
I’m not familiar 🤣😭
Very low
Selecta Jerry 9:25:29 PM
I would say google them but Mike said don't google anything
No mic
I will BING it!!
Selecta Jerry 9:26:16 PM
My Man
Mike Lupica (host) 9:26:19 PM
Workin' on it.
Bo 9:26:47 PM
We lost N.F. Porter earlier in the month he of Keep On Keeping On fame BTW!
esoterica 9:29:56 PM
true! rip nolan porter. hi, bo, selecta jerry, mr. m and freeform pathogen king, etal
What’s a recommended Technics model??
Selecta Jerry 9:30:16 PM
Ms E good evening
Hi, DJ Esoterica!!
esoterica 9:30:28 PM
hi. there. !!
Selecta Jerry 9:30:39 PM
there is only one technics to buy
Good Mic at Mike!!
Oh. Embarrassing 🙈 @dj SelectaJerry
Selecta Jerry 9:31:47 PM
1200mk2 is the standard
Selecta Jerry 9:32:10 PM
nothing to be embarrassed about
esoterica 9:32:10 PM
is mike having a seance? those candles are very angel heart.
jimbeauxtron 9:32:25 PM
MrM...I'm still running a direct drive technics from the '80s. Invest in a good one.
Ooohhhhh @jimbeaux!! Thanks!
esoterica 9:33:15 PM
although that would be sensational depiction of voodoo, not a seance.
Selecta Jerry 9:33:35 PM
mine is from the 80's as well
esoterica 9:34:02 PM
#voudou? what is the traditional song?
Oooohhhhh @SelecaJerry! TUBULAR!! 80’s!!
esoterica 9:34:14 PM
esoterica 9:34:46 PM
Christine Duffy 9:37:16 PM
Wow, that was a fast 90 minutes. And now for 'zine letters!
esoterica 9:40:51 PM
oh THAT's how you say it!
esoterica 9:41:15 PM
love this!
Bo 9:41:52 PM
esoterica Hi!
esoterica 9:41:59 PM
hey ho, bo!
esoterica 9:42:12 PM
good evening!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:42:42 PM
Hey Esoterica!
Bo 9:42:50 PM
It just got better! :)
Mike Lupica (host) 9:44:19 PM
nerf herder
Bo 9:47:20 PM
Rush Limbaugh's funeral song?!
Christine Duffy 9:48:00 PM
It would be appropriate.
Space Cowboy 9:48:12 PM
sooo i ws driving and heard the dusty springfield_ AND COULD not get the radio to go loud enough
oh my
Mike Lupica (host) 9:48:29 PM
Space Cowboy, so say we all.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:48:56 PM
A song meant by the gods to be sung along loudly to regardless of talent.
Space Cowboy 9:49:43 PM
i had a feeling the gods had intended that way soo-- i responded as they intended
Christine Duffy 9:50:31 PM
💜💜💜 Sahel Sounds
Mike Lupica (host) 9:50:31 PM
esoterica 9:50:41 PM
#tomfool = thomas skelton 16th c. fool and apparently serial killer? weird...the turners sent me down this rabbit hill
esoterica 9:50:55 PM
hole haha
Christine Duffy 9:51:23 PM
@DJ Esoterica, that's interesting!
Bo 9:51:24 PM
Hill of holes
jimbeauxtron 9:51:56 PM
yay, one of Les Filles de Illighadad!
esoterica 9:53:00 PM
good tuareg!
esoterica 9:53:32 PM
and actually, bo, reading that old tom fool skelton would push people to their deaths in quicksand holes! sa]o...
Christine Duffy 9:53:50 PM
@jimbeauxtron and Esoterica, and a new album to buy!
esoterica 9:54:59 PM
yes, hi, Christine! i am broke with all these good sounds, ! for a good cause tho... love the sahel sounds
Bo 9:55:00 PM
Helluva guy ol' TF
esoterica 9:55:11 PM
yes! true bo
Space Cowboy 9:55:32 PM
is this where the trip-out the portion of the show starts?
esoterica 9:57:26 PM
i'm always on the edge of the trip-out portion
Andrew Gruen 9:59:01 PM
i needed to hear barbara manning . thanks
Space Cowboy 9:59:03 PM
sooo is somebody going to tell the singer the whole drinking poison isn't a good idea?
Space Cowboy 9:59:32 PM
ohh the smooth sounds
Space Cowboy 9:59:59 PM
okay i admit it i like old records .. they just work
esoterica 10:00:04 PM
john jacob niles had a hit with this one, too
Mike Lupica (host) 10:00:30 PM
None smoother than Cliff!
esoterica 10:01:07 PM
Bo 10:01:45 PM
England's answer to Gene Vincent, never heard this!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:02:13 PM
this playlist rn af
Mike Lupica (host) 10:02:17 PM
I feel like England has answered Gene Vincent a few times!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:02:36 PM
(Shakin' Stevens fan here.)
esoterica 10:03:16 PM
oh yeah...
Bo 10:03:58 PM
HA! Yes, he was never off of Top Of The Pops! :)
Bo 10:05:11 PM
R.I.P. Stuart.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:06:27 PM
to what am I listening
Mike Lupica (host) 10:07:11 PM
That would be The RZA. He of Wu-Tang Clan.
Bo 10:07:19 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:07:37 PM
I thought it was Glitch Music 🥸
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:07:54 PM
What is my Glitch!?!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:08:05 PM
Sorry for all the bad segues tonight. Sloppy DJ in the haus.
esoterica 10:08:23 PM
keeping us on our toes, dj mike!
esoterica 10:09:37 PM
i have to leave! bummer. g'night, all. dj mike rocks!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:09:55 PM
Cheers, DJ Esoterica!
Bo 10:09:58 PM
@Mike, who's Carmen?
esoterica 10:10:28 PM
cheers! before i go, who is carmen?
Mike Lupica (host) 10:10:43 PM
@Bo, the namesake of my favorite Marty Robbins record. I (think I) played it last week? Been on a Marty Robbins kick ever since.
Bo 10:12:37 PM
Ah, OK, what a voice!
Space Cowboy 10:13:18 PM
bad segues were great - i say jsut do a bunch of weird bad segues and wrong/right speeds all together
Space Cowboy 10:13:41 PM
weird space funk
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:13:49 PM
I agree and concur with Space Cowboy
Mike Lupica (host) 10:14:41 PM
Tough crowd!
Bo 10:14:59 PM
Any songs about volcanic eruptions?
Space Cowboy 10:16:29 PM
oh so this is the trip out a portion of the show I see
Mike Lupica (host) 10:16:39 PM
Bo, is this your cryptic way of telling me that I should check the news?
Mike Lupica (host) 10:17:07 PM
Space Cowboy, everyone can go at their own pace. This is a safe space.
Space Cowboy 10:17:09 PM
maaan i hope not - that would be it for me enough is enough
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:17:32 PM
maybe I don’t agree and concur. I thought I was being supportive. I didn’t hear bad segues. I just like weird.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:18:25 PM
Yeah, as soon as Jaap Blonk shows up, the whole "safe space" thing kinda goes out the window.
Andrew Gruen 10:20:25 PM
the fever dream segment should become a regular occurrence
Mike Lupica (host) 10:21:57 PM
Hey Andrew! Will make a note of this... A solid recommendation.
jimbeauxtron 10:25:32 PM
103.3F is fever dream induction temp...perfect!
Bo 10:29:41 PM
@Mike, you didn't hear My. Etna burp?
Bo 10:37:21 PM
Miss this lady!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:38:42 PM
Me too! She was awesome. Tragic story.
Bo 10:43:36 PM
Is this being played on a gramophone? :)
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:50:49 PM
honored to be here to hear 20 songs 🎸🥁🎹
Bo 10:52:01 PM
Aw DUUUUDE, This girl is sooooo friggin' great!!!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:52:42 PM
@Bo, agree. I am over the moon.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:52:48 PM
...plus the entire show! Good On Ya, DJ MikeLupica
jimbeauxtron 10:53:34 PM
thx mike!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:55:37 PM
Thanks for hangin', everyone. Show was kind of a mess tonight, so especially appreciate the kindness. Stay safe through the next round of snow/hell, and see ya back here next Wednesday. Some spiritual jazz to take ya out...
Christine Duffy 10:56:36 PM
Thanks, DJ Mike! ❄
Bo 10:59:12 PM
I think you did a fine job Mike, I enjoyed it, steady as she goes, tomorrow especially, stay safe and well till next time.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:59:46 PM
You are too kind!
Andrew Gruen 11:00:14 PM
thanks for the tunes. hope the pantry is well stocked
Mike Lupica (host) 11:01:31 PM
Thanks Andrew! Yeah, now that the lights are on, I can show off the beans and banana peppers.