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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The Freeform Pathogen

Aug 31, 2022 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM


With Mike Lupica

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.

Sometimes I remember that I'm on Twitter.

End of Summer Mixtape


The Freeform Pathogen
8:01 PM
Bryan's Magic Tears - Sad Toys
Bryan's Magic Tears Sad Toys
Vacuum Sealed Born Bad Records 2021
8:10 PM
GA-20 - Fairweather Friend
GA-20 Fairweather Friend N
Crackdown 2022
8:13 PM
Tav Falco - Gentleman in Black
Tav Falco Gentleman in Black
Disappearing Angels Sympathy For The Record Industry 1996
8:18 PM
Boogarins - Lucifernandis
Boogarins Lucifernandis
As Plantas Que Curam Other Music 2013
8:22 PM
Fusilier - Kta
Fusilier Kta N
Treason - EP 2022
8:26 PM
Lee Bains + The Glory Fires - Done Playing Dead
Lee Bains + The Glory Fires Done Playing Dead N
Old-Time Folks Don Giovanni Records 2022
8:29 PM
Sosumi - Art Party
Sosumi Art Party
Crash Course in Cleveland Life V/A Synthetic 1988
8:33 PM
Why Bother? - Anything to Get it
Why Bother? Anything to Get it N
Lacerated Nights Feel It 2022
8:35 PM
David Johansen - We Gotta Get Out of This Place / Don't Bring Me Down / It's My Life (Live)
David Johansen We Gotta Get Out of This Place / Don't Bring Me Down / It's My Life (Live)
Live It Up Blue Sky 1982
8:39 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
8:46 PM
Julia Jacklin - Be Careful With Yourself
Julia Jacklin Be Careful With Yourself N
PRE PLEASURE Polyvinyl Records 2022
8:50 PM
Built to Spill - Revolution
Built to Spill Revolution
Ultimate Alternative Wavers C/Z 1993
8:54 PM
Homeboy Sandman - Lovin' It
Homeboy Sandman Lovin' It N
Lovin' It - Single Mello Music Group 2022
8:57 PM
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul - Esperanto
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul Esperanto N
Topical Dancer DEEWEE 2022
9:00 PM
The Contours - Danger, Heartbreak Dead Ahead
The Contours Danger, Heartbreak Dead Ahead
A Cellarful of Motown V/A Motown 2002
9:03 PM
Monophonics - Broken Boundaries
Monophonics Broken Boundaries N
Sage Motel Colemine Records 2022
9:08 PM
Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy
Boards of Canada Dayvan Cowboy
The Campfire Headphase Warp Records 2005
9:13 PM
Loop - Aurora
Loop Aurora N
Sonancy Cooking Vinyl Limited 2022
9:18 PM
Black Merda - Cynthy Ruth
Black Merda Cynthy Ruth
The Folks from Mothers Mixer Funky Delicacies 2004
Orig. 1970, Chess Records
9:21 PM
Dinosaur Jr. - In a Jar
Dinosaur Jr. In a Jar
You're Living All Over Me SST 1987
9:24 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
9:31 PM
Piper - Out of Control
Piper Out of Control
Piper A&M 1977
9:39 PM
Empire - Safety
Empire Safety N
Expensive Sound Munster 2022
Orig. 1981, ex-members of Generation X!
9:39 PM
Snuff - Win Some
Snuff Win Some
Caught in Session Vinyl Japan 1997
From a 1989 Peel Session
9:42 PM
Julian Cope - Out of My Mind on Dope and Speed
Julian Cope Out of My Mind on Dope and Speed
Skellington Zippo 1990
9:45 PM
Oneida - Solid
Oneida Solid N
Success Joyful Noise Recordings 2022
9:54 PM
White Hills - Radiate
White Hills Radiate N
The Revenge of Heads on Fire 2022
9:57 PM
Nazareth - This Flight Tonight
Nazareth This Flight Tonight
7" Philips 1973
Horrifically bad Joni Mitchell cover.
10:00 PM
Just Mustard - Seed
Just Mustard Seed N
Heart Under Partisan Records 2022
10:05 PM
Tall Dwarfs - Pirouette
Tall Dwarfs Pirouette N
Unravelled 4xLP 2022
10:09 PM
Tall Dwarfs - We Are the Chosen Few
Tall Dwarfs We Are the Chosen Few N
Unravelled 4xLP Merge 2022
10:12 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
10:20 PM
Ivy Green - I'm Sure We're Gonna Make It
Ivy Green I'm Sure We're Gonna Make It
Killed by Epitaph 2xLP V/A 1998
10:24 PM
The Humpers - Freak Magnet
The Humpers Freak Magnet
Journey to the Centre of Your Wallet Sympathy for the Record Industry 1994
10:26 PM
The Plugz - Achin'
The Plugz Achin'
7" Fatima 1981
10:28 PM
Ty Segall - Looking at You
Ty Segall Looking at You N
Hello, Hi Drag City 2022
10:33 PM
Jean-Claude Vannier - Fantome Felicienne
Jean-Claude Vannier Fantome Felicienne N
La Bete Noire Finders Keepers 2022
10:36 PM
Birgit Lystager - Close To You
Birgit Lystager Close To You
Birgit Lystager RCA Victor 1970
Carpenters cover
10:39 PM
Okay Kaya - Jazzercise
Okay Kaya Jazzercise N
SAP 2022
10:42 PM
The Wedding Present - Rotterdam
The Wedding Present Rotterdam
Seamonsters RCA Records Label 1991
10:45 PM
Wanda Jackson - Why I'm Walkin'
Wanda Jackson Why I'm Walkin'
Right or Wrong Capitol Nashville 1961
10:48 PM
Kostars - Red Umbrella
Kostars Red Umbrella
Klassics With a "K" Grand Royale 1995
10:52 PM
James Brown - September Song
James Brown September Song
Soul On Top Verve 1969
Chat is archived.
Jon Solomon 8:04:22 PM
DSM 8:04:45 PM
Mike do this for 3 hours
richard lyons 8:04:51 PM
hello o o o o
Andy Wing 8:05:17 PM
Karaoke Mike!
DSM 8:06:32 PM
Rofflestomp 8:07:04 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:07:06 PM
Sorry, dunno what came over me.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:08:35 PM
But the first part was from this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-term_nuclear_waste_warning_messages
Andy Wing 8:08:43 PM
Human radio station 2.0
Rofflestomp 8:09:21 PM
A half-life well lived...
Mike Lupica (host) 8:10:54 PM
I think my mouth has a half life after the amount of garlic I put in tonight's dinner.
Rofflestomp 8:12:22 PM
esoterica! 8:18:55 PM
Excellent singing!
esoterica! 8:19:16 PM
Can’t stay but just want you to know you are most excellent
Mike Lupica (host) 8:19:36 PM
D'awww, thank you! I can clear a room like a champ!
Ossy Hyouka 8:27:08 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:27:54 PM
Hey Ossy! Welcome back!
Ambrose Hughes 8:28:03 PM
Yo to the Mike!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:28:15 PM
Yo's to GO!
Ambrose Hughes 8:29:49 PM
@ Mike, I love garlic but it doesn't love me!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:33:24 PM
In that case, I'd say garlic needs a talkin' to.
Ambrose Hughes 8:37:28 PM
@Mike, roasted, we get along great!
Ambrose Hughes 8:38:29 PM
I really thought this was Eric Burden ...
Mike Lupica (host) 8:38:52 PM
Ambrose Hughes 8:39:39 PM
Never heard this before 😍
Rofflestomp 8:39:46 PM
David Johansen strikes as the kinda person who has a personal relationship with garlic.
DSM 8:40:27 PM
lol Roffle
Jon Solomon 8:40:57 PM
Ambrose Hughes 8:41:05 PM
@Rofflestomp, Hello! And that is probably true!😈
Rofflestomp 8:43:05 PM
I kept thinking they were saying Art Carney.
richard lyons 8:46:18 PM
and no cover charge
Mike Lupica (host) 8:47:35 PM
@Rofflestomp, I have also thought/wished it was about Art Carney!
Jon Solomon 8:51:14 PM
There goes Art Carney again...
Ossy Hyouka 8:52:23 PM
Looking through this chat, you all like smelly Wario, loving garlic LOOOL
Ossy Hyouka 8:52:44 PM
I do myself enjoy garlic on some things, lol
richard lyons 8:53:39 PM
BTS! Doug was sporting sweat pants last time I saw him in Portland. super chill
Mike Lupica (host) 8:54:56 PM
I frequently forget how much I loved this Built to Spill record when it came out. I think I saw them on that tour... at Maxwell's, maybe?
Mike Lupica (host) 8:56:19 PM
Also, I wouldn't abbreviate them as BTS for the under-12 set. You may get a stern talkin' to.
richard lyons 8:56:58 PM
Sooo goood! I was lucky in one respect to live in Boise While he was doing his early thing. Also with Calvin from K. Crazy Horse
richard lyons 8:57:32 PM
Sorry, looking that up, as an oldie
Mike Lupica (host) 8:57:45 PM
Can we get some Treepeople respect up in here?
richard lyons 8:58:42 PM
be there soon or behind the scenes?
richard lyons 8:59:05 PM
richard lyons 8:59:22 PM
Jon Solomon 9:00:55 PM
Esperanto came up at dinner last night and I was surprised to learn a movie in Esperanto was made...in 2007.
richard lyons 9:00:58 PM
double dog dare you to play a double shot! Those CDs are buried in storage:( I will correct that
Mike Lupica (host) 9:05:57 PM
Richard, all of my Treepeople product went the way of the Woolly Mammouth eons ago. I vaguely remember a song called "Funnelhead" being particularly good, though?
Marcus Watt 9:12:21 PM
There is no such thing as death, and when an escalator breaks down, it's just stairs. Sorry for the convenience.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:12:46 PM
Marcus Watt 9:13:27 PM
And Mitch Hedberg.
richard lyons 9:25:23 PM
Listen here, jr!
richard lyons 9:25:51 PM
It's good, alright!
reese 9:25:59 PM
I might make an argument for Bug, personally.
richard lyons 9:26:23 PM
That's your playlist pic :)
Matthew Robinson 9:27:32 PM
Hey what’s the song that you are playing for behind your set break??
richard lyons 9:27:32 PM
holy smokes! New LOOP?
Marcus Watt 9:31:22 PM
You are the only dj ever to play The Contours without mentioning Do You Love Me.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:33:29 PM
Matthew, I already forgot which track I was just talking over but I *think* it was by Lusine.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:33:48 PM
Marcus, I aim to shock and awe.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:34:29 PM
Reese, is there another good song on there apart from the "Sometimes I don't thrill you, just don't let me fuck up will you" one?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:34:46 PM
Serious question, no offense if that record is your jam! It just never clicked for me.
richard lyons 9:37:23 PM
As a 24/7 family caregiver, I was happy to hear about your beach trip:)
Mike Lupica (host) 9:38:13 PM
Richard, it ain't easy. Respect.
reese 9:38:38 PM
None taken. I've always been partial to No Bones off that album. Freak Scene is def the highlight though.
richard lyons 9:39:36 PM
ty. see, i know one old abbreviation :)
reese 9:40:23 PM
The new Sprints single is good stuff. Looking forward to a full album one of these days.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:41:39 PM
Reese, what's the new single?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:41:45 PM
richard lyons 9:43:05 PM
Damn! Julian Cope!!
Ambrose Hughes 9:44:26 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 9:44:31 PM
That's SAINT Julian to us mere mortals!
Colin 9:44:54 PM
without looking i wondered if this was a chumbawumba song, don't hate me.... blame commie
richard lyons 9:44:55 PM
Might be time for haysooos? HA HA
Ambrose Hughes 9:45:08 PM
richard lyons 9:45:11 PM
richard lyons 9:45:33 PM
dman you AMBROS!
Colin 9:45:35 PM
Pete Trenham 9:45:54 PM
My favorite JC jam
richard lyons 9:45:59 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 9:46:24 PM
OK, let's settle this like civilized people: By shouting loudly over one another during a seven minute Oneida song.
richard lyons 9:46:25 PM
and you had me sign that petition...
richard lyons 9:47:55 PM
...wait that was already playing on another device :)
Matthew Robinson 9:48:16 PM
Really looking so hard for that lusine track..
Matthew Robinson 9:48:48 PM
It had such a nice chill *beep boop* kinda loop
Matthew Robinson 9:49:27 PM
It was the song you had playing talking about playing boards of Canada feeding your baby (which is obv a great idea)
Mike Lupica (host) 9:50:32 PM
I think it might be called "Still Frame"?
reese 9:51:26 PM
It's called Literary Mind. Just appeared on Bandcamp today.
Matthew Robinson 9:51:37 PM
Yes!!!!! The remix!!! 🤌🤌🤌🤌
Mike Lupica (host) 9:51:46 PM
Reese, look for it here next week!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:51:55 PM
Matthew, glad you found it!
reese 9:52:22 PM
Will do!
Matthew Robinson 9:52:43 PM
Just played every standard song of theirs on Spotify… didn’t get to through all the remixes yet. I could identify this instantly. Fire
Mike Lupica (host) 9:53:21 PM
Hello this is rowan :D
Mike Lupica (host) 9:53:39 PM
have a nice night c:
Mike Lupica (host) 9:53:59 PM
My daughter, everyone.
Matthew Robinson 9:54:24 PM
✌️✌️🫶🫶 great show thank you
TAndy 9:55:04 PM
Evening all, good show so far. Def putting me in good spirits for tonight
Mike Lupica (host) 9:55:37 PM
Hey TAndy.
Ambrose Hughes 9:55:48 PM
Good evening Rowan!
TAndy 9:56:08 PM
That Monophonics followed by Boards of Canada earlier was top notch Mike! Good stuff B]
richard lyons 9:56:11 PM
¡GN chattists! Great show and no DOG, darnit
Ambrose Hughes 9:56:12 PM
Yo TAndy!
richard lyons 9:56:38 PM
TAndy 9:56:39 PM
hey ambrose! i saw ossy, richard, colin, whoever i'm missing
richard lyons 9:56:46 PM
Colin 9:57:28 PM
ha, i instantly thought mike's chat ain't that modern. then the reveal.
richard lyons 9:57:36 PM
As Onideia said, "Solid."
Colin 9:57:37 PM
hi tandy
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 9:57:41 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 9:58:05 PM
richard lyons 9:58:16 PM
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 9:58:49 PM
I like this version far better than the original. It helps that it was a top 10(?) hit in England when I lived in Europe, and that it was the first version I heard
Russell Edling 9:59:02 PM
this cover WOW. took me a minute.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:59:09 PM
Rob, I definitely hate/love it.
richard lyons 9:59:17 PM
Sorry Joni
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 9:59:41 PM
Russel, I have the 45 from my Europe days, so I recognized it pronto
richard lyons 9:59:43 PM
dog bless you
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 9:59:49 PM
Mike, I understand
Colin 10:00:18 PM
those background vocals and hand clap totally level up this tune
richard lyons 10:01:05 PM
nite ya buggers :)
TAndy 10:02:05 PM
nighty richard!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:02:47 PM
Spoiler: Tall Dwarfs in the bullpen.
Ossy Hyouka 10:02:49 PM
Hi Tan!
Colin 10:03:05 PM
richard lyons 10:03:16 PM
imusic is working overtime for a quick playback
richard lyons 10:03:54 PM
OH nO you didn't, ML!!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:04:20 PM
Just mentioning for Those That Observe.
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 10:04:40 PM
This Just Mustard song is reminding us of the 90s group Cranes
Mike Lupica (host) 10:05:22 PM
I don't think I ever listened to them, but I think my wife has some CDs by them in deep storage?
DSM 10:06:01 PM
Like that Just Mustard. Never heard the Cranes, will have to look em up. Heard a little HEALTH in there maybe?
richard lyons 10:06:08 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 10:06:34 PM
I now have the Tall Dwarfs box set in my home and it is a thing of BEAUTY and WONDER.
richard lyons 10:06:36 PM
Ahhhh...Respect to Mr. Knox
Mike Lupica (host) 10:07:05 PM
There is gonna be stupid amounts of Tall Dwarfs heard on this show for weeks to come.
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 10:07:29 PM
It's pretty much the vocals of Just Mustard that remind us of Cranes. The music is less grindy
richard lyons 10:07:37 PM
amen. Preacher ML
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 10:08:19 PM
Tall Dwarfs are great (though I don't really know them)
Mike Lupica (host) 10:08:42 PM
You will soon enough!
Ossy Hyouka 10:09:26 PM
A band or singer named after the yellow smelly condiment lol like DJ Mustard, but condiment names are common, lmao
richard lyons 10:10:57 PM
I need to interject and mention FLYING NUN!!!!! :)
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 10:11:04 PM
@Mike, yay!!!
richard lyons 10:12:34 PM
OK, tomorrow can go to hell. I'm staying up
Mike Lupica (host) 10:31:48 PM
It is reassuring to learn that Ty Segall has entered the Marc Bolan phase of his life.
richard lyons 10:31:59 PM
Hello, Hi
richard lyons 10:32:09 PM
Ossy Hyouka 10:38:22 PM
Sounds so Yoshiko Sai!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:38:46 PM
I would do bad things to get a copy of this record.
richard lyons 10:39:47 PM
sounds like a reality show I would watch
Ossy Hyouka 10:39:51 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 10:44:06 PM
I think this Wedding Present LP is recorded out of phase. Can y'all hear the vocals?
richard lyons 10:45:17 PM
Wedding Present is one of the best! A bit quiet in the mix
richard lyons 10:46:51 PM
So are my copies. I think more than one
Mike Lupica (host) 10:48:28 PM
OK, thx. I think this repress I have has some mastering problems that only manifest when they are forced through FM processing.
Colin 10:51:39 PM
lol, i always wondered what this album was like, since it came out! thanks for solving this mystery mike.
TAndy 10:53:30 PM
Mike, you really have the "Eating late at a 24 hour diner off the highway" vibe down packed with this set.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:54:05 PM
Colin 10:54:37 PM
mmm turkey club....
Mike Lupica (host) 10:54:38 PM
JB closing up shop with THEEE BEST EVER version of September Song. It's September in 60 minutes, yo!
TAndy 10:54:49 PM
I miss those late night spots, thanks [Disease] for ruining that for us :(
Colin 10:55:58 PM
my area currently has zero late night spots sans awaw
richard lyons 10:57:27 PM
"can you guess"
richard lyons 10:57:51 PM
But, PST?
TAndy 10:58:03 PM
We used to have three in my area of Trenton, but one closed due to a "mysterious" fire and the other two I knew of thanks to Thing
TAndy 10:59:31 PM
Thanks for the show!
richard lyons 11:00:07 PM
Cheers! f fascists!!
Ambrose Hughes 11:00:17 PM
Thank you Mike!
Mike Lupica (host) 11:00:27 PM
C YA!!!
Mike Lupica (host) 11:00:38 PM
Thanks for hangin' out tonight.
Mike Lupica (host) 5:20:58 PM