Donate to WPRB

WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

New Jersey's Only Radio Station

WPRB is a community-supported, freeform radio station. Our FM signal (103.3) serves central New Jersey, Philadelphia, eastern PA and the northern tip of Delaware. We reach a global audience at wprb.com.


WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

Desert Cruising

Oct 5, 2022 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Music

With Captain Ahab

The latest and greatest in stoner rock, doom metal, fuzz and more.

Every Wednesday 3–5pm on 103.3fm WPRB.

Shows archived at mixcloud. Follow me on facebook and instagram!

Ep. 209: 10/05/22

Spooky season baby

633da7c95440e.png

Desert Cruising
3:04 PM
Black Space Riders - Trapped In an Endless Loop
Black Space Riders Trapped In an Endless Loop N
Trapped In an Endless Loop - Single 2022
3:08 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
3:10 PM
Kosmodome - Retrograde
Kosmodome Retrograde
Kosmodome Karisma Records 2021
3:17 PM
All Souls - The Grind
All Souls The Grind N
The Grind - Single 2022
3:24 PM
Patriarchs in Black - The Submission Bell
Patriarchs in Black The Submission Bell N
Reach for the Scars Mdd Records 2022
3:28 PM
Deadly Vipers - Atom
Deadly Vipers Atom N
Low City Drone 2022
3:33 PM
Wizzerd - Attack of the Gargantuan Moon Spiders
Wizzerd Attack of the Gargantuan Moon Spiders N
Space? Issue No.001 2022
3:38 PM
Caustic Casanova - A Bailar Con Cuarentena
Caustic Casanova A Bailar Con Cuarentena N
A Bailar Con Cuarentena - Single 2022
3:43 PM
Warcoe - Pyramid of Despair
Warcoe Pyramid of Despair N
Pyramid of Despair - Single 2022
3:47 PM
Rickshaw Billie's Burger Patrol - Fly Super Glide
Rickshaw Billie's Burger Patrol Fly Super Glide N
Doom Wop 2022
3:51 PM
The Moose - Modulation Station
The Moose Modulation Station N
Renaissance 2022
3:55 PM
Frayle - All the Things I Was
Frayle All the Things I Was N
Skin & Sorrow Aqualamb Records 2022
4:01 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
4:07 PM
Baptizm - The Drag
Baptizm The Drag N
The Drag - Single Headlock Records 2022
4:12 PM
Maha Sohona - Peak of Ella
Maha Sohona Peak of Ella N
Songs from the Vault, Vol. 1 - EP 2022
4:18 PM
All Them Witches - Tour Death Song
All Them Witches Tour Death Song N
Tour Death Song - Single 2022
4:23 PM
WITCHSNAKE - Full Moon Wizardry
WITCHSNAKE Full Moon Wizardry N
Witchsnake 2022
4:29 PM
Goatsmoker - Eyes of the Aftermath
Goatsmoker Eyes of the Aftermath N
E.O.T.A. 4258184 Records DK 2022
4:37 PM
Dead Man´s Dirt - Asteroid
Dead Man´s Dirt Asteroid N
Asteroid - Single 2517661 Records DK 2022
4:46 PM
Wucan - Zwischen Liebe und Zorn
Wucan Zwischen Liebe und Zorn N
Heretic Tongues Sonic Attack Records 2022
4:51 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
4:57 PM
Seawitch - Force
Seawitch Force N
Force - Single 2022
Chat is archived.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:04:12 PM
here we gooooo
Brian D 3:04:31 PM
Ready steady
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:04:34 PM
Need to dry out in the desert
Richard Lyons (1) 3:04:41 PM
vroooom
Dan Ruccia 3:04:47 PM
Doom baton passed
Captain Ahab (host) 3:04:59 PM
I spied that Frayle tune!
Captain Ahab (host) 3:05:04 PM
I'm playing them too lol
Richard Lyons (1) 3:05:13 PM
Good show, Dan!
Dan Ruccia 3:05:17 PM
lol!
Dan Ruccia 3:05:38 PM
Great album. I kinda love the thread of metal that's basically Soundgarden but darker
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:08:20 PM
I've been listening to Sabbath's live vs studio versions of Sweet Leaf-- so slowed-down and heavy live
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:08:52 PM
Destroy the voice
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:11:26 PM
Yer overthinkin it, Ahab. Just talk about it. Could be key to open doors. Tell em about the rabbitholes & research done for Anatolian Hour.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:11:40 PM
That's definitely going in there!
Dan Ruccia 3:12:59 PM
"exploring a number of slower, heavier metal subgenres"
Captain Ahab (host) 3:13:15 PM
that's a good way of putting it, thanks Dan!
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:13:17 PM
It shows yer a holistic person, and pot/pot music aint a stigma anymore. You may have to explain the music genres to hiring folk.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:13:24 PM
You're probably the expert on exactly this question lol
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 3:14:19 PM
The type of music need not be specified. Stress rather it is a voluntary task, for which you have demonstrated reliability and surprising adaptability in multiple countries.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:14:43 PM
good points
Dan Ruccia 3:14:54 PM
Actually never dabbled in the academic job market, but I've definitely been around the periphery of the academy forever
Captain Ahab (host) 3:15:09 PM
I am copying these comments into my notes file, thanks team
Dan Ruccia 3:15:12 PM
Seconding Dave's points
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:15:13 PM
When I interviewed at an English dept none of em knew what "grit lit" was. I was amazed. (It's the successor to Southern gothic.) Hiring folk like juicy, interesting stuff to make learn about you. Def put it in.
Dan Ruccia 3:16:26 PM
What kinds of departments are you looking for? Matt's points are good. I'm just thinking about the quantum of crusty old curmudgeonly gatekeeping dudes you're going to have to deal with....
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:16:55 PM
Dont try to please Gen X or Boomer sensibilities. Fuck them. (I'm gen X.) You can only be yerself, and dubya prb is a big part of that.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:17:08 PM
I'll probably only apply to History departments, so fairly traditional
Bud Burroughs 3:17:33 PM
Just tell them that you make large numbers of people say "Yes, this rocks!!" on a weekly basis.
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:17:54 PM
Lol Bud ✊
Captain Ahab (host) 3:17:56 PM
"People bang their hands and throw goats when they hear the music I play"
Bud Burroughs 3:18:23 PM
Even better!
Dan Ruccia 3:18:27 PM
"Music that channels the esoteric power of various pagan rites and rituals"
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:19:23 PM
Just show you can straddle the classic/status quo and also have a knack for cutting edge music and the history of Turkish musical development.
Brian D 3:20:27 PM
Periphery of academia... I'm picturing a Sarlacc Pit but with nice grassy lawns/ malls & old buildings surrounding.
Dan Ruccia 3:20:58 PM
LOL
Dan Ruccia 3:21:10 PM
you're not wrong, Brian
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:21:18 PM
Advance a theory that Turkish music is a proto influence on doom metal. It's intriguing. They should remember that after interview is done. Be your sweet self but be confident, fiery.
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:21:50 PM
Brian D lol. It's a Sarlaac Pit indeed.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:22:52 PM
hahaha Matt I should, thankfully at this stage I just need a sentence or two about its relevance to my interest in public history/community engagement, I can develop those theories more if I get to the interview stage lol
Brian D 3:22:59 PM
I have not been back to ye olde college town in about 30 yrs. Must be tons of changes
Captain Ahab (host) 3:23:40 PM
not sure what it was like in your time but definitely lots has changed in the past 12
Captain Ahab (host) 3:23:54 PM
the new Wawa is like a modern art museum lol
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:24:13 PM
Shit has changed radically in the last 30 years in academia
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:24:59 PM
Ahab will do great, please all send her good metta/thoughts and thrown goats
Captain Ahab (host) 3:25:55 PM
thanks team, this fall is like a soft launch for me, ive got another year of wiggle room/cushion if things don't work out so i'm feeling pretty relaxed
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:26:24 PM
"where the parasites all feed" lyric IS ACADEMIA
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:27:28 PM
I would, as a student back in the day, have loved a doom metal history prof
Captain Ahab (host) 3:30:05 PM
"extra credit if you pledge to WPRB's membership drive"
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:30:36 PM
Start each class with a Bongzilla song
Captain Ahab (host) 3:30:47 PM
70 minutes later....whelp!
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:31:24 PM
"prof Ahab, it sounds like a goblin singing"
Captain Ahab (host) 3:32:25 PM
"10 points goes to house...slytherin?"
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:34:03 PM
The scene in The Runaways where their manager preps them for playing live is a great example of toughening up for the job search. He threw dogshit at them while they played.
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:34:48 PM
Meanwhile, Jewel was hit in the bewb with a frisbee and huffed offstage in a hissy
vintasonic 3:35:33 PM
I would just mention that you have hosted a radio show on WPRB for about 10 years, that would be enough. Speaks to self-motivation and self-starter yada, yada resume stuff. If they ask in an interview explain more then. IMHO
Mike Tropiano 3:35:48 PM
Lots of good advice/comments/ I "third" Dave's advice about not needing to specify the type of music, and second Dan's comment about old (and not so old) curmudgeons.There can be some priggish and judgmental personalities, as you are aware, in academia (as a child I believed that education was ennobling. Right!). Even if someone isn't that old and used to listen to music like this when they were younger, they could have "grown" become rather intolerant.
Mike Tropiano 3:36:24 PM
Academic job = service, scholarship and teaching
C🎃lin 3:37:14 PM
that spelling of wizzerd rules
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:37:32 PM
Lol Colin
Mike Tropiano 3:37:33 PM
I could see discussing your radio work in the context of the latter two, and perhaps even the first, if you'd get involved with media at a university.
C🎃lin 3:37:57 PM
ave ya erd wizzerd?
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:38:42 PM
I'm a wizard, mind you. - Conan the Barb
Captain Ahab (host) 3:39:16 PM
thanks Vintasonic and Mike, those are all great tips, I agree about not getting into the specifics of the music, just the emphasis on public service and hte public history aspects (in the case of Anatolian Hour)
Mike Tropiano 3:40:04 PM
Exactly. You could discuss course you might like to develop.
Mike Tropiano 3:40:42 PM
Probably not in a cover letter but somewher along the interview process.
vintasonic 3:40:50 PM
Plus, it helps your weeding out process as well. If someone doesn't find that intriguing, maybe you don't want to work there. Interviews are a two way street
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:41:56 PM
The Process of Weeding Out - Black Flag
Mike Tropiano 3:42:22 PM
Agreed. I've heard stories where people didn't get jobs because they didn't want "someone like that" in their department (and the "like that" could be very petty).
Mike Tropiano 3:43:45 PM
One of my students last year mentioned to the guy whose office is next to mine that I like Black Flag. She told me he groaned, "That explains it."
Captain Ahab (host) 3:43:58 PM
my first choice university has a radio station very similar to WPRB, so that's potentially exciting (of course not relevant to whether I get the job, but still something positive)
Captain Ahab (host) 3:44:07 PM
LOL MIKE
Captain Ahab (host) 3:44:10 PM
oh man
Mike Tropiano 3:44:23 PM
Tells you that at least there are like minds there.
Mike Tropiano 3:44:37 PM
I'm excited for you!
Mike Tropiano 3:45:32 PM
And that guy is in his early thirties!
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:48:00 PM
https://bohemian.com/punkademics-1/ interesting article about punks in academia from 2007
Captain Ahab (host) 3:48:32 PM
now I have to ask, do you listen to your music with headphones or speakers lol. might explain his reaction
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:50:14 PM
doom wop
Mike Tropiano 3:50:26 PM
I think it, last Fall, when I'd listen to Harrison's show to help me get psyched for an evening class, that annoyed him. Wasn't using earphones.
Mike Tropiano 3:51:21 PM
I do try not to make it loud (er, not too loud).
Mike Tropiano 3:51:49 PM
Thanks for the article. The title certainly describes me.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:51:49 PM
oh snap yeah Harrison's show was mega haha
Captain Ahab (host) 3:52:06 PM
yeah thanks Matt, got it bookmarked
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:52:13 PM
Kyuss has a song called Acidize the Moose er something
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:53:15 PM
Ahab have you heard Ice Dragon? Amazeballs Ozzy-ian vox https://icedragon.bandcamp.com/album/a-beacon-on-the-barrow
Mike Tropiano 3:53:33 PM
I played Amoeba before starting a 9 AM lecture earlier in September (both the class and I needed to wake up).
Captain Ahab (host) 3:53:41 PM
I love Ice Dragon, that album in particular
Captain Ahab (host) 3:53:48 PM
sad that I never caught them in Boston
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 3:57:39 PM
I played a Made Out of Babies song and Deftones song in class, both about abusive relationships, to show it from diff POVs (male/female), rather than just "cancel the abuser and support the innocent victim" mentality
Mike Tropiano 4:03:35 PM
That's appropriate pedagogic use. Most of my class was bio majors, so I just wanted something loud that ham some proximity to biology.
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:04:37 PM
Come on down to the quarantine dance
Mike Tropiano 4:05:13 PM
Here's something I have often shown (at some point early in a semester) to the freshman year chem classes.
Mike Tropiano 4:05:17 PM
https://youtu.be/HDw4gk5pYl8
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:07:11 PM
Reach for the Scars ... love it
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:15:45 PM
This dude's voice is a tad like Ken Andrews' from Failure
Ambrose Hughes 4:17:53 PM
Hello Captain Ahab!
Captain Ahab (host) 4:18:14 PM
hi Ambrose!
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:19:33 PM
I saw All Them Witches in Boston but shoulda paid better attention, they had the tough job of opening for Mastodon & Primus
Captain Ahab (host) 4:20:20 PM
aah that is tough
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:20:23 PM
And I'd been overserved edibles & booze
Brian D 4:20:47 PM
Slide
Captain Ahab (host) 4:20:48 PM
I saw them headline in 2017 at the Sinclair, a great venue in Cambridge and it was amazing
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 4:21:53 PM
Super Selections! 🎵🎶 Many thanks to you DJ Captain Ahab!
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:22:19 PM
CUZ I'M A COWBOY, ON A STEEL HORSE I RIIIIIIIDDEEE
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:22:50 PM
Mellotron is nice
Captain Ahab (host) 4:23:11 PM
hey Mr. M! Thanks
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:23:54 PM
ah, the mighty Witchsnake
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:27:21 PM
full moon wizzerdry
Captain Ahab (host) 4:27:58 PM
howling at the moooooon
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:29:59 PM
F'n love the Goatsmoker 👍🐐🤘
Jason DiVirgilio 4:30:25 PM
I would love to know how much, or how little, thought goes into some of these band names.
Captain Ahab (host) 4:30:37 PM
lol Jason
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:31:15 PM
Goofy name, great band
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:31:30 PM
There's also Goblinsmoker
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:32:17 PM
Goblinsmoker has a whole mythology around their name
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:33:41 PM
Love the overdriven bass
gboss 4:33:44 PM
They smoking the Goat band that Dan played earlier?
Captain Ahab (host) 4:35:10 PM
haha the very same
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:35:17 PM
Smoked goat is delish
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:36:54 PM
I usedta eat at a Persian joint in San Franshitshow that made goat w/ bone and they gave no warning about bones or sharpness thereof
Captain Ahab (host) 4:38:00 PM
that is the opposite of a fun fact
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:38:03 PM
Luckily I have Viking teeth
Captain Ahab (host) 4:38:06 PM
hope you didn't cut yourself!
Captain Ahab (host) 4:38:12 PM
ah fair enough
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:38:24 PM
Risky eating
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:39:46 PM
Refreshing in an overly-safety-minded world
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:47:57 PM
FLUTE
Captain Ahab (host) 4:48:34 PM
was saving best for last
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 4:48:48 PM
Ja, das stimmt. Deutsch ist genau richtig.
Jason DiVirgilio 4:50:37 PM
Captain - I've been obsessing over "Nonfiction" since your 1992 show, that whole "In The Know" album is pretty damn good. I'm a sucker for that era of metal. :q
DSM just soggy 4:51:15 PM
This Wucan hittin’ right
gboss 4:52:04 PM
great show, thanks!
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:53:17 PM
Lol the Swedish stoner rock 😂🇸🇪
Jamie N 4:54:07 PM
Oh yeah! I wanna hear some German punk now
Mike Tropiano 4:54:34 PM
Thanks for giving us a little light into the dreary day.
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:54:50 PM
Jamie have you heard Doc Wor Mirran?
Brian D 4:56:02 PM
Are you with me Dr Wucan
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:56:30 PM
Wucan Clan
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 4:56:48 PM
DJ Captain Ahab! Great tunes! Big cheers to you! Rest yer voice! Already looking forward to your next show! Kind regards!
Brian D 4:56:55 PM
Prawn Caravawn. In the jawn
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:57:16 PM
Do lotsa bongrips and get that voice back Ahab
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:57:44 PM
And bourbon
Brian D 4:57:55 PM
Phlegmsmöker
Brian D 4:58:50 PM
Böürbönätör
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:58:53 PM
Great show, thanks, dj
Captain Ahab (host) 4:58:56 PM
ah Jason I love that!
Captain Ahab (host) 4:59:22 PM
Thanks team, appreciate the support as always
Brian D 4:59:31 PM
Krimes against umlautinity
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 4:59:45 PM
And thanks Black Sab for the catalyst
Ambrose Hughes 4:59:47 PM
Nice one to end on, thanks Captain!
Brian D 4:59:59 PM
Great show Ahab
Matt-ain Mountain of XyloPrawn Shells 5:00:02 PM
Lol Brian
Brian D 5:00:34 PM
Is there anybody there...
Francis 5:04:07 PM
voice sounds vaguely like Bob Mould