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Desert Cruising

Sep 7, 2022 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


With Captain Ahab

Every Wednesday 3–5pm on 103.3fm WPRB.

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Ep. 205: 9/7/22

Woohooo new fall schedule.

Been playing around with some of that AI art generator business, here's the result for "captain ahab cruising through the desert"


Desert Cruising
3:01 PM
Goat - Under No Nation (Radio Edit)
Goat Under No Nation (Radio Edit) N
Under No Nation (Radio Edit) - Single Rocket Recordings 2022
3:03 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
3:09 PM
Opossum Sun Trail - Bajando
Opossum Sun Trail Bajando N
Mojave/Klamath 2022
3:14 PM
All Them Witches - Tiger's Pit
All Them Witches Tiger's Pit N
Tiger's Pit - Single All Them Witches 2022
3:18 PM
REZN - Waves of Sand (Live)
REZN Waves of Sand (Live) N
Live at Ohmstead - Single REZN 2022
3:25 PM
The LORD - The End of Absence (feat. Petra Haden)
The LORD The End of Absence (feat. Petra Haden) N
Devotional (feat. Petra Haden) (RED) Southern Lord 2022
3:34 PM
King Buffalo - Mercury
King Buffalo Mercury N
Regenerator 2022
3:38 PM
DRÖÖG - Rista Hans Namn
DRÖÖG Rista Hans Namn N
DRÖÖG 2022
3:43 PM
Craneium - Victim of Delusion
Craneium Victim of Delusion N
Victim of Delusion - Single 2022
3:49 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
3:58 PM
Wizzerd - Doom Machine (Radio Edit)
Wizzerd Doom Machine (Radio Edit) N
Doom Machine (Radio Edit) - Single Fuzzorama Records 2022
4:03 PM
Ufomammut - Stigma
Ufomammut Stigma R
Idolum (Standard Edition) Supernatural Cat 2008
4:10 PM
Freedom Hawk - Take All You Can
Freedom Hawk Take All You Can N
Take All You Can - Single Ripple Music 2022
4:15 PM
The Heavy Co. - Wormweed
The Heavy Co. Wormweed N
Wormweed (Live at Foam City) - Single DPR Records 2022
4:21 PM
Demons My Friends - Bring The Night
Demons My Friends Bring The Night N
Bring The Night - Single 2022
4:26 PM
Sun Voyager - God Is Dead II
Sun Voyager God Is Dead II N
God Is Dead II - Single Ripple Music 2022
4:31 PM
Noise River - Trip to Nebula C16
Noise River Trip to Nebula C16 N
Trip to Nebula C16 - EP Noise River 2022
4:53 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
4:57 PM
120 Minds - White Light
120 Minds White Light N
The Polymath - EP Kamran Inaiat Music 2022
Chat is archived.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:01:05 PM
oy oy
Captain Ahab (host) 3:01:08 PM
time to throw some goats
Captain Ahab (host) 3:01:16 PM
by playing a song by Goat
Jon Solomon 3:01:24 PM
Jon Solomon 3:01:34 PM
(That AI is bonkers.)
Captain Ahab (host) 3:01:36 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 3:02:05 PM
yeah it's pretty wild! I never thought artists would be at risk from automation
Matt-ain Lightning 3:02:14 PM
Would love to hear "Stigma" by Ufomammut if possible
Jon Solomon 3:02:32 PM
I mostly mess around with Craiyon and I love how wonky it is but this is next level.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:03:06 PM
heyo Matt, that should be possible
Brian D 3:04:31 PM
New artwork is a winner Ahab! Welcome!
Jon Solomon 3:05:30 PM
By the way, an 800 pixel maximum image width doesn't push the chat down the screen.
Matt-ain Lightning 3:05:38 PM
I do art in cheap notebooks from Ocean State Job Lot with whatever tools are at hand, I guess it's anti-AI art of sorts
Matt-ain Lightning 3:07:02 PM
Dana as sub was rad, she played amazeballs stuff
Matt-ain Lightning 3:07:45 PM
Angel Dust by Faith No More was 1992 I fink
Matt-ain Lightning 3:09:02 PM
Fu Manchu were around in 1992 I suspect... (I saw em live in 1994)
Brian D 3:09:11 PM
Looks like Fu Manchu has some early 7 inches from 1992
Captain Ahab (host) 3:09:27 PM
Yeah they do! Got them on deck, got Trouble, some Monster Magnet
Captain Ahab (host) 3:10:04 PM
ah thanks for the tip Jon, I'll try to swap that out
Matt-ain Lightning 3:10:06 PM
Opossum Sun Trail !! That album is desert-fried and desert-riffic
Matt-ain Lightning 3:10:41 PM
Monster Mag's SUPERJUDGE, love that album, early 90s
Matt-ain Lightning 3:11:48 PM
Trouble might have a 1992 release...
Matt-ain Lightning 3:12:55 PM
Meat Puppets might could have a 1992 release
Jon Solomon 3:13:17 PM
You can adjust the image width in the playlist program itself, but no sweat either way!
Captain Ahab (host) 3:13:41 PM
oh that is an even pro-er tip!
Brian D 3:13:42 PM
And goats bowing down to Sabbath and Dio could apply with their rejoin lp Dehumanizer from 1992. Some good stuff on there
Matt-ain Lightning 3:14:40 PM
Matt-ain Lightning 3:15:22 PM
Nice one Brian D
Brian D 3:15:34 PM
The Mob Rules Again!
Matt-ain Lightning 3:16:06 PM
Ozzy-less Sabbath is such an interesting mixed bag
Jon Solomon 3:16:10 PM
Well done. Look how nicely that fits!
Brian D 3:16:13 PM
Yeah i like those Dio Sab lps.
Matt-ain Lightning 3:17:00 PM
Those Dio Sab records hold up 🤘
Captain Ahab (host) 3:18:38 PM
The Obsessed have a live album from 92, I'll count it!
Captain Ahab (host) 3:19:05 PM
ah but they were recorded in 1982, dubious
Matt-ain Lightning 3:19:32 PM
Brian D 3:20:08 PM
I do not know much outside of Gillan or Dio versions of Ozzless... heard a song or 2 over the years.... and there's a too "sweet" too high reg sound on some of the vocalists. Tony should have used the name IOMMI at some point .. it's a big mighty name that works great as a band name. Rekkid companies gonna rekkid company i guess.....
Matt-ain Lightning 3:20:42 PM
Butthole Surfers 92? They're more city Texas than desert
Matt-ain Lightning 3:21:01 PM
Iommic Life
Captain Ahab (host) 3:21:35 PM
I'll keep them on stand by if I come up short
Matt-ain Lightning 3:22:16 PM
Headless Cross by Iommi Sab is kinda interesting
Matt-ain Lightning 3:23:10 PM
Molotov, Mexican punk band, active in early 90s
Brian D 3:24:00 PM
Iommium .. periodic chart future edition
Matt-ain Lightning 3:24:14 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 3:24:25 PM
lol loving all these recs!
Captain Ahab (host) 3:24:49 PM
Sunrise on the Sufferbus by Masters of Reality is a 92 release! exciting
Dan Ruccia 3:24:51 PM
Digging the sax on this one
Matt-ain Lightning 3:25:31 PM
Iommium, discovered in the UK in mid 1960s, heaviest element known
Captain Ahab (host) 3:25:45 PM
hey Dan! was digging the end of your show there
Matt-ain Lightning 3:26:24 PM
The Masters of Reality dude did a quite good collan with Twiggy Ramirez, Goon Moon, but not 1992
Matt-ain Lightning 3:26:33 PM
Brian D 3:27:12 PM
The big Ministry hit lp Psalm 69 is from 1992
Dan Ruccia 3:27:23 PM
Thanks! I was definitely trying to move things gradually toward your show's soundworld
Matt-ain Lightning 3:28:32 PM
And technically that Ministry album of 92 has a Greek title!
Dan Ruccia 3:28:48 PM
Also played the other track from this one lol! Killer collab
Brian D 3:29:00 PM
That Lord + Petra Haden thing is great yeah! Love getting a double dose
Jon Solomon 3:29:03 PM
Someone who enjoys spreadsheets even more than me should figure out the first band to be played on all four of our shows during the Fall 2022 Schedule. It is possible it could be Goat!
Dan Ruccia 3:30:19 PM
The day of the Goat. We'll have to put up a baphomet statue in its honor
Brian D 3:30:37 PM
Goat sticker, pin, t shirt for the win win win next drive promos!
Brian D 3:32:32 PM
El Día de la Cabra '22 (reverse the right '2' for horns like logo)
Captain Ahab (host) 3:32:33 PM
Jon you're probably right, though that 9 minute version of Dopesmoker is always lurking around sneaky sneaky. I always think of you whenever I play Goat
Matt-ain Lightning 3:32:55 PM
Black Philip 🐐 approves of dubya prb
Jon Solomon 3:33:40 PM
I bookmarked the new Goat record at the start of your show. I know one artist is a repeat between my show and Dan's this evening (but a different song)...
Matt-ain Lightning 3:35:35 PM
Sometimes the market in rural NJ where I live carries the flesh of the goat for sale 😋
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 3:35:47 PM
The Lord & Petra Haden create an interesting intersection of Sangeet and sludge.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:37:14 PM
hi Dave!
Captain Ahab (host) 3:38:13 PM
the most ambitious thing ever would be to find a sludgy song for every PRB DJ
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 3:38:19 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 3:38:30 PM
I do not volunteer
Dan Ruccia 3:39:32 PM
Gotta track down some hyperpop sludge
Jon Solomon 3:39:44 PM
Match the WPRB DJ with the sludgy song will be a fun game.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:40:51 PM
lol can you imagine Marvin Rosen
Matt-ain Lightning 3:41:02 PM
Droog with the umlaut abuse
Jon Solomon 3:41:21 PM
I'm certain there's some chamber doom he's played over the years.
Matt-ain Lightning 3:41:29 PM
Marvin Rosen is metal AF
Dan Ruccia 3:41:30 PM
I could find some classical sludge, no problem
Jon Solomon 3:41:52 PM
I look forward to the piece you pick for Jerry Gordon.
Dan Ruccia 3:42:32 PM
Does Jerry do Sonny Sharrock at all?
Matt-ain Lightning 3:42:32 PM
Marvin is more punk than the kid in my town dressed head to toe as a punk
Matt-ain Lightning 3:43:42 PM
Mozart was the original punk
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 3:44:40 PM
We need sludge you can craft to.
Dan Ruccia 3:46:27 PM
Gotta pick something that doesn't make you want to pump your fists or headbang lest you poke your eye out with a needle or something
Captain Ahab (host) 3:46:48 PM
calm, focused sludge
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 3:46:54 PM
They’ll get their stitches alright.
Dan Ruccia 3:47:15 PM
Dan Ruccia 3:47:32 PM
Frankenstein as sludge
Jon Solomon 3:49:48 PM
Matt-ain Lightning 3:50:10 PM
The bible belt of Finland !!
Jon Solomon 3:50:19 PM
Get crafting!
gboss 3:52:34 PM
@Dan is there some Sonny Sharrock sludge that I'm missing out on?!
Matt-ain Lightning 3:54:27 PM
Melvins probably have a 1992 release
Dan Ruccia 3:54:50 PM
There's a Herbie Mann track he's on from like 68 that is like 10 minutes of vaguely cheesy Herbie Mann-ness followed by 2 minutes of absolute Sorry Sharrock shredding terror that probably fits the bill
Captain Ahab (host) 3:59:54 PM
now that's a prompt to feed into the AI machine! "Skull Demon Satanic Pentagram Drip Doom Priest Shrine Quilt 3 Piece Set"
richard lyons 4:01:47 PM
Great show, as usual, Captain!
Jon Solomon 4:02:51 PM
Today has been kind of "bleh" so far but your show is a real pick me up!
Jon Solomon 4:03:07 PM
Which AI should I put that expression in....?
Captain Ahab (host) 4:03:32 PM
Thanks Richard!
Matt-ain Lightning 4:03:40 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 4:03:47 PM
I was playing around in Midjourney today Jon, I can run it real quick
Jon Solomon 4:04:02 PM
I'm on it!
Matt-ain Lightning 4:04:14 PM
This band makes downright scary chunes, love 'em
Captain Ahab (host) 4:04:37 PM
can never go wrong with ufomammut
Matt-ain Lightning 4:05:50 PM
Lest we romanticize the desert and forget its sting
Brian D 4:06:22 PM
Sonny Sharrock is in the Herbie Mann band featured in the Sumner of Soul soundtrack and film (1969 performance, film realeased last year I think)
Matt-ain Lightning 4:07:04 PM
Subwoofers up
Brian D 4:07:10 PM
Matt-ain Lightning 4:08:14 PM
This song reminds me of Nirvana, if Nirvana was actually good
Captain Ahab (host) 4:08:56 PM
Matt-ain Lightning 4:09:07 PM
That yelp-y singing style
Brian D 4:10:51 PM
Oooo. this is great!
Matt-ain Lightning 4:10:52 PM
Freedoom Hawk
Brian D 4:11:24 PM
I remember now. Very Sab on Sleeve band
Matt-ain Lightning 4:12:19 PM
Reminds me of Early Man
Matt-ain Lightning 4:13:01 PM
Not to be confused with Primitive Man or Yawning Man
Captain Ahab (host) 4:14:15 PM
or Late Man
Matt-ain Lightning 4:14:44 PM
Encino Man
Matt-ain Lightning 4:15:08 PM
Wheez juice wit da Weasel
Captain Ahab (host) 4:15:24 PM
I think we lost Jon to the AI
Captain Ahab (host) 4:15:56 PM
Robo DJ will do his best
Jon Solomon 4:16:03 PM
You lost Jon to "couldn't figure out how to get it to work tied to his Discord so he went to find a snack instead."
Captain Ahab (host) 4:16:21 PM
hahaha fair enough
Jon Solomon 4:16:52 PM
I sent you the Craiyon image.
Matt-ain Lightning 4:17:32 PM
The prb robo dj played something so beautiful once it made me cry, so I shouldn't knock AI I guess
Captain Ahab (host) 4:18:16 PM
I too have fallen victim to the temptations of a robo dj song, only to never find out what it was due to no playlisting at the time, it still hurts
Matt-ain Lightning 4:19:13 PM
Someone put in "people watching public hangings at Disneyland" into AI art and it was...something
Jon Solomon 4:19:51 PM
I had a multi-decade song mystery solved by plum luck last year. What a relief.
Captain Ahab (host) 4:20:22 PM
Thanks Jon! not sure where my phone is so will take a look after the show, curious what the Craiyon versions look like
Jon Solomon 4:20:57 PM
No rush. Plenty of good decoration inspiration in the AI I sent ya...
Captain Ahab (host) 4:21:10 PM
I still never solved the mystery of this haunting beautiful song I heard on PRB my freshman year before I was ever a DJ, was at like midnight or 2am, I suspect it was a Mike Hunter song. I still think about it
Matt-ain Lightning 4:22:40 PM
Some mystery in this info overload life is good
Captain Ahab (host) 4:22:41 PM
wow, did the same song just come on and you recognized it?
Jon Solomon 4:23:05 PM
I have two mysteries like that, one I mention on the air ever-so-often in hopes someone can ID. The other was a commercial that only aired once!
Matt-ain Lightning 4:24:46 PM
Some mysteries are anticlimactic. Like, Predator blood is just lightstick juice & lube
Matt-ain Lightning 4:27:05 PM
Or, the original ALIEN (1979) poster is just an egg and brownies in a pan
Matt-ain Lightning 4:28:23 PM
God is dead, the sequel 😂
Bud Burroughs 4:30:48 PM
Several years ago I did a bunch of Googling of lyrics of a WPRB-Robo song, and finally came across it. It was an obscure 80s track by Jesters of Destiny.
Captain Ahab (host) 4:31:30 PM
love it when that works
Captain Ahab (host) 4:32:27 PM
lol Matt I know right, they do have a song "God is Dead" from an earlier album
Captain Ahab (host) 4:32:44 PM
buckle in for the next 20 minutes folks
Jon Solomon 4:33:03 PM
Matt-ain Lightning 4:33:51 PM
I thought maybe Sun Voyager were being respectful to Nietzsche, who first declared god kaput
Captain Ahab (host) 4:34:51 PM
maybe a little bit of column a, little bit of column b
Captain Ahab (host) 4:35:14 PM
The Sabbath song always comes to my mind
Matt-ain Lightning 4:35:50 PM
Oh yeah that too
Captain Ahab (host) 4:35:55 PM
mainly because it was the first new Sabbath to come out since I first discovered this whole scene
DSM 4:36:03 PM
Oh hey Captain Ahab returns to Wednesdays!
Captain Ahab (host) 4:36:29 PM
Yay for Wednesdays!
DSM 4:36:32 PM
Been enjoying not checking the new schedule and being surprised at who is on
Captain Ahab (host) 4:36:56 PM
DJ roulette
Matt-ain Lightning 4:37:20 PM
I love how Time & Sludge is on at 10 am Tuesday
Captain Ahab (host) 4:37:45 PM
sludge is an essential breakfast food
DSM 4:38:26 PM
Enjoying this Trip to Nebula C16
Matt-ain Lightning 4:38:29 PM
Black mayonnaise
DSM 4:39:02 PM
sludge and zeuhl, breakfast of champions
Matt-ain Lightning 4:40:17 PM
I asked my doctor about how the gall bladder works and he said "sludge" builds up in it as we age, and I thought of Flex LOL
DSM 4:41:40 PM
bilge pump the gall
Matt-ain Lightning 4:42:02 PM
Matt-ain Lightning 4:42:43 PM
Ty Segall
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 4:43:09 PM
Hello Captain and everyone. I'm wondering, would the band Craneium have any ornithologists as members? ;-)
DSM 4:44:42 PM
Steven Segal-bladder
DSM 4:45:11 PM
haha, Hey Rob
Matt-ain Lightning 4:45:55 PM
Matt-ain Lightning 4:46:31 PM
The gall-oping rhythms of Iron Maiden
Jon Solomon 4:47:37 PM
Ask your doctor if Noise River is right for you.
Matt-ain Lightning 4:50:20 PM
Someone studied Rush lyrics and found that the words "the river" appears more than anything else in their storied career
Matt-ain Lightning 4:51:09 PM
Even more than references to Ayn Rand
Matt-ain Lightning 4:54:22 PM
Nebula C 16 just got cancelled, I heard
Matt-ain Lightning 4:55:23 PM
God is Dead III: God is Really, Actually, Indubitably Dead
Matt-ain Lightning 4:56:37 PM
Great show Ahab! Seeya in Sky Valley!
DSM 4:57:06 PM
God is Dead 4: God's Rise From the Grave to Battle Chucky
richard lyons 4:57:28 PM
Thanks for the great show!
Matt-ain Lightning 4:57:29 PM
Jon Solomon 4:57:40 PM
Cappy Birthday!
DSM 4:58:19 PM
Thanks Ahab and Happy Birthday if I don't catch ya next week!
Rob from Maryland 🌻 🇺🇦 🦀 4:58:35 PM
What DSM says!
Captain Ahab (host) 4:58:45 PM
Thanks team, catch youse next week! Thanks for tuning in
Matt-ain Lightning 4:59:29 PM
30 is young
Captain Ahab (host) 4:59:53 PM
i know i knoooow