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Tomorrow is an Octopus

Jan 25, 2023 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM


With Dan Ruccia

Cephalopod dance parties for the apocalypse.

Is This Thing On?


Tomorrow is an Octopus
12:01 PM
Pierced Arrows - Guns of Thunder
Pierced Arrows Guns of Thunder
Straight to the Heart Tombstone Records 2008
12:06 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

Background: Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu

12:08 PM
Queen - Dancer
Queen Dancer
Hot Space EMI 1982
12:12 PM
Zombi - XYZT
Zombi XYZT
2020 Relapse Records 2020
12:16 PM
La Colonie de Vacances - Multitude of Snakes
La Colonie de Vacances Multitude of Snakes
ECHT Vicious Circle 2022
12:20 PM
Palais Schaumburg - Süss sein, nett sein
Palais Schaumburg Süss sein, nett sein
Lupa self released 1982
12:24 PM
Brainiac - 1 Am a Crack3d Machin3
Brainiac 1 Am a Crack3d Machin3
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture Touch and Go Records 1996
12:28 PM
Nine Inch Nails - Mr. Self Destruct
Nine Inch Nails Mr. Self Destruct
The Downward Spiral Interscope 1994
12:33 PM
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12:38 PM
Konono N°1 - Paradiso
Konono N°1 Paradiso
Congotronics Crammed Discs 2004
12:45 PM
Flora Purim - Cravo e Canela
Flora Purim Cravo e Canela
500 Miles High (Live) Fantasy Records 1974
12:52 PM
Kukl - England (Zro)
Kukl England (Zro)
Holidays In Europe (The Naughty Nought) Alda Music 1986
12:56 PM
Uhl - Fruit
Uhl Fruit N
Channels - EP Uhl 2022
1:01 PM
The Ganelin Trio - Who Is Afraid of Anthony Braxton
The Ganelin Trio Who Is Afraid of Anthony Braxton
Encores (Live) Leo Records 1994
1:12 PM
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1:17 PM
Wrecking Crew - Behemoth (feat. Casual, Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro, PremRock & Small Professor)
Wrecking Crew Behemoth (feat. Casual, Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro, PremRock & Small Professor)
Sedale Threat Wrecking Crew Productions/Three Dollar Pistol Music 2022
1:21 PM
Immortal Nightbody - Conviction Ark
Immortal Nightbody Conviction Ark N
Conviction Ark RRNR/DEATHDREAM 2022
1:26 PM
38 Spesh & Harry Fraud - Two 23's
38 Spesh & Harry Fraud Two 23's N
Beyond Belief T.C.F. Music Group/ SRFSCHL, LLC 2022
1:29 PM
RJD2 - The Horror
RJD2 The Horror
Deadringer Def Jux 2002
1:33 PM
Yo La Tengo - Here To Fall (Pete Rock Remix)
Yo La Tengo Here To Fall (Pete Rock Remix)
Here To Fall Remixes - EP Matador 2010
1:39 PM
billy woods x Messiah Musik - Fuchsia & Green ft. ELUCID
billy woods x Messiah Musik Fuchsia & Green ft. ELUCID
Church BackwoodzStudioz 2022
1:42 PM
EL-P - Lazerfaces' Warning
EL-P Lazerfaces' Warning
Fantastic Damage Def Jux 2002
1:47 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
1:52 PM
Rian Treanor & Ocen James - Rigi Rigi
Rian Treanor & Ocen James Rigi Rigi N
Saccades Nyege Nyege Tapes 2023
1:58 PM
Ensemble musikFabrik - Miramondo Multiplo: III. Aria del Sangue Freddo
Ensemble musikFabrik Miramondo Multiplo: III. Aria del Sangue Freddo
Edition Musikfabrik, Vol. 08 – Graffiti wergo 2014
Composed by Olga Neuwirth
2:03 PM
Motion Trio - You Dance
Motion Trio You Dance
Play-Station Asphalt Tango Records 2005
2:07 PM
Lydia Lunch - Lady Scarface
Lydia Lunch Lady Scarface
Queen Of Siam Ze Records 1980
2:10 PM
Joanna Newsom - Monkey & Bear
Joanna Newsom Monkey & Bear
Ys Drag City Records 2006
2:20 PM
Marc-André Hamelin - Toccata on "L'homme arme"
Marc-André Hamelin Toccata on "L'homme arme"
Rarities of Piano Music - Live Recordings from the Husum Festival 2017 V/A Danacord Records 2018
2:24 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
2:30 PM
Joe Westerlund - Kinshasa Yang
Joe Westerlund Kinshasa Yang N
Elegies for the Drift Psychic Hotline 2023
2:37 PM
Oranssi Pazuzu - Oikeamielisten sali
Oranssi Pazuzu Oikeamielisten sali
Mestarin kynsi Nuclear Blast 2020
2:45 PM
Screaming Females - Brass Bell
Screaming Females Brass Bell N
Desire Pathway Don Giovanni 2023
2:49 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
2:54 PM
Shellac - The End of Radio
Shellac The End of Radio
Excellent Italian Greyhound Touch and Go Records 2007
Chat is archived.
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:01:53 PM
Greetings one and all!
Brian D 12:02:14 PM
Is thing thing gone? Is this thing a gong? Is this thing an octagon?
Brian D 12:02:43 PM
Is this Klingon?
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:03:23 PM
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:03:31 PM
(Don't care about the text, just the image)
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:04:55 PM
Actually, let's go with this post as today's avatar:
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:05:38 PM
"Tomorrow Is an Octopus: Just a horse wailing on a saxophone"
Christine 𓅓 12:06:25 PM
💜 Hailu Mergia
Brian D 12:06:45 PM
Gods of: a) thunder , b) and rock and roll. Warning: you may be under a spell
Christine 𓅓 12:06:51 PM
Hey Dan; thanks for the update.
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:07:07 PM
Also noting: Rumor is that my show is moving to Mondays 10am-noon, thus creating the almighty Dan block
Jon Solomon 12:07:52 PM
One! More! Time!
Brian D 12:09:09 PM
My Dan-Dan is equipped for the frigid temperatures of Hoth
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:10:08 PM
It will truly be a Dan Dan Revolution
Jon Solomon 12:10:18 PM
However Dan-tooine is far too remote to make an effective demonstration.
Christine 𓅓 12:12:45 PM
Dandan noodles to celebrate 🍜
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:15:04 PM
Always two Dans there are; no more, no less. One at 10am and one at 12pm.
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:15:30 PM
But which is the master and which the apprentice?
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:15:43 PM
Awww Hellz Yeeaahh!
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:16:14 PM
(Clearly Buskirk is the master; he's been doing this radio thing much longer than I have)
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:17:46 PM
Very charming! I think there are two Dan Master DJs!
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:18:11 PM
As and aside, my daughter recently asked to start watching the Star Wars movies. We're watching in chronological order by release year. We just finished Episode 2. My current hot take is that Episode 1 and Episode 9 are equally terrible but at least Episode 1 is fun for kids. Episode 9 is fun for nobody
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:18:29 PM
the picture at top! 🤣
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:18:42 PM
Rob F 12:19:50 PM
No PaDanwan
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:21:50 PM
I always liked Episode 1 and haven’t seen Episode 9 yet because I hated 7 and 8 so g d much. #HottestTake
Richard from Rocky Hill 12:22:16 PM
@ Dan Ruccia (host) Great in-WPRB studio portrait, Dan! Isn't it a core tenant of big time conspiracy theorizing that although the British royal family are shape-shifting reptilians from the Constellation Draco, the WPRB hosts are all ... KLINGONS !!! And thus it is proven, by your monumental photo posting slip ... !!!
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:23:40 PM
I remember going to a midnight opening night showing of Episode 1 on a school night in high school with a bunch of friends and being very VERY disappointed. And then really grumpy at school the next day because I'd stayed up super late for nothing
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:24:08 PM
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:24:27 PM
@Richard. Shhhhh, don't let anyone in on our secrets or the bat'leths will come out
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:25:27 PM
Funny how art is subjective. As if we each watched two different movies.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:26:08 PM
NIИ 🖤🖤🖤
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:26:36 PM
Shoot, not NIN yet
Brian D 12:26:43 PM
If you slow the frame rate you can clearly see their lizard tongue dart out.. PROOF
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:26:50 PM
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:27:05 PM
Spoiler alert
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:28:17 PM
I am a cracked machine
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:28:45 PM
But yeah, I think time and context have been kind to Ep. 1. When it was the only other Star Wars since the original trilogy, it suffered in contrast. Now that there are however many other movies, it doesn't seem quite so bad
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:29:16 PM
And now, NIN
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:29:52 PM
Fun segue!
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:29:54 PM
Yay for crazy 90s Ohioans
Brian D 12:32:21 PM
I'm happy in the bubble of my childhood "A New Hope - Empire- Jedi " Only other thing I've seen all the way through is the "Old Luke on the island... wait for it! " one. Glad others get to see so many options available now in that expanded world. But.. I'm staying where I'm at. Leave the memories just right
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:33:24 PM
I made it a point to show Evelyn the un-CGIed versions of the original trilogy, since those CGIed versions are trash
Brian D 12:33:56 PM
A headache in each of your eyes yea
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:34:22 PM
Interesting, Brian D. Never watched Episodes 1 - 3? Wow.
Jon Solomon 12:34:48 PM
Dan, didn't we see Episode III together?
Brian D 12:35:00 PM
Every so often the creators get all "hey we have the greatest moving sidewalk like tech now! Let's redo everything! " and...
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:35:14 PM
Fascinating, DJ DanRuccia! Nice introduction!
Jon Solomon 12:35:15 PM
(sorry, I ducked out to shower + shave.)
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:35:29 PM
That's possible, Jon? I honestly can't remember
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:35:42 PM
Jon Solomon 12:36:33 PM
I think we did. At the AMC 24. Midnight screening with KHJ? I picked up a Wawa hoagie on the way from my show because it was a Wednesday night...
Brian D 12:37:20 PM
I may have seen part of one of those Jar Jar Ewan M Natalie P Sam J ones... not a whole one. Not interested. Just me.
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:37:58 PM
I'd believe it! The timing would have been right. I though I had skipped that one in theaters, but I think what I skipped seeing was the third Matrix film
Jon Solomon 12:38:40 PM
Ha. Remember when they made a fourth Matrix movie?
Brian D 12:39:34 PM
Oh this just rocks it so
Jon Solomon 12:39:53 PM
Dan, your assistant might be old enough to start watching the animated series Star Wars Rebels and it is one of my favorite Star Wars things.
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:41:25 PM
You're not the first to suggest that. I suspect it's in our future. I've only seen a little bit of that, so it might be fun to watch together
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:41:42 PM
Someone do a Star Wars themed show so Star Wars talk won’t be so off topic and can last for three hours. No Spoilers!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:42:31 PM
I’m shaking my tail feathers to this one!
Brian D 12:42:50 PM
So you'll prob do audio blurb on this Congo tron thing but is this actual tribal/ native percussion treated and mixed w other add ons?
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:42:59 PM
I wonder what no spoilers star wars talk would be like...
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:43:17 PM
They're using likembes, which are a kind of thumb piano that are run through homemade amps
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:43:28 PM
We doin it now 🙃
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:44:46 PM
“When I saw this movie I got in line with a grinder”
Brian D 12:44:56 PM
There was a recording that popped up on wprb back 2 yrs ago (Octopus show used for background and played actual tracks too i think ). It was all that likembe or similar. Sounded like "acoustic techno"
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:45:23 PM
“I hated that movie so much, I now appreciate Ishtar”
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:45:33 PM
I know the one you're talking about, Brian. Let me see if I can find a link to it
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:46:08 PM
This one?
Jon Solomon 12:46:31 PM
Dan, by the third season Rebels was our family show to watch each week. Great characters, ties to the original films / Clone Wars quite well. I miss it!
Brian D 12:46:37 PM
Thanks... i have to satisfy my search urges and find it in past playlists every couple months ....
Brian D 12:47:04 PM
That's gotta be it
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:50:34 PM
DJ JonSolomon, is HOROX RYYDER in Rebels??
Jon Solomon 12:51:35 PM
There is a Ryder but not a Ryyder.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:52:12 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:53:47 PM
BJÖRK ❤️‍🔥
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:55:45 PM
Some day, I'm gonna create a station ID with audio from this video of bjork talking about her tv:
Jon Solomon 12:56:38 PM
Every time I look at your header image, Dan I think:
Jon Solomon 12:57:37 PM
"K'Ehleyr from Galorda Prime, you're on the 'FAN."
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 12:57:43 PM
Yes please, DJ DanRuccia!
Dan Ruccia (host) 12:58:32 PM
Clearly we need to do some gowron audio deepfakes to make that happen
Brian D 1:02:55 PM
Had not heard KUKL in ages. Like Bjork trapped in the fortress of solitude with a bunch of people hitting the ice walls as percussion
Brian D 1:04:41 PM
2 Maiden related audio blips in one day. The Prisoner show intro on #6 beginning. And that classic station id just now
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:13:12 PM
Brian D 1:17:15 PM
Mergia w snowfall out window... nice
Brian D 1:19:03 PM
Working "drinking Leinenkugel" in there. Skillz
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:19:24 PM
"Fee Fie Foe Fum, I smell the blood of a fresh snare drum"
Brian D 1:20:57 PM
2-4-6-8 ... I heard the purr of a Roland TR-808
Brian D 1:22:36 PM
More great percussive beats going down. A rhythmic 8 legged day here
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 1:30:19 PM
RJD2❣️ this GEM 💎❗️
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:30:47 PM
Wild that it's now 20 years old
Brian D 1:30:57 PM
Very 20 years ago wprb here
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:31:20 PM
We did play the crap out of this back then
Brian D 1:31:53 PM
That and Human Shield by Anti Pop Consortium. And Avalanches of course
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:32:21 PM
Good tunes, those
Brian D 1:32:41 PM
This RJD2 goes along side Avalanches so well
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 1:34:15 PM
Brian D 1:34:19 PM
Yo La Tengo !
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:35:36 PM
The snap of the snare drum in this is pretty amazing
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:35:55 PM
Also: disembodied Ira Kaplan
Jon Solomon 1:39:30 PM
Human Shield holds up!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 1:47:51 PM
Any Fill Ins on the schedule today??
Brian D 1:48:58 PM
The comp Peanut Butter Wolf's Jukebox 45s is another wprb 20 yrs ago memory.
Dan Ruccia (host) 1:49:09 PM
Great comp!
Brian D 1:49:32 PM
Been on my phone for years
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 1:49:54 PM
Glad I’m here to hear the TedTalk 🥸🤓
Jon Solomon 1:50:29 PM
Mr. M, I believe Lili fills in for Mike after my show tonight.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 1:51:31 PM
What?! MikeLupica?! Lili!?
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 1:52:01 PM
Thanks, DJ JonSolomon!
Jon Solomon 1:52:13 PM
Yes. A Lull In The Conversation in lieu of Freeform Pathogen.
Brian D 1:57:03 PM
Great rhythmic thread all through today's playlists Dan
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:10:13 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:10:31 PM
this playlist has everything!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:11:38 PM
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:11:45 PM
Thanks, Brian and MrM!
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:12:30 PM
I'm still salty that I missed her on the tour for this record in 2006 because my car battery died
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:12:52 PM
And I will say that in the chat every time I play something from it!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:13:09 PM
No emergency jet pack in trunk??
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:13:29 PM
I was a less sophisticated klingon back in those days
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:13:58 PM
Or is that a less sophisticated Mandalorian?
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:14:07 PM
Getting my references crossed up
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:16:01 PM
Mandalorian in a DeLorean
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:16:11 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:19:38 PM
Spelunking in Lyrics! 🏆
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:20:12 PM
Also, given the pattern of gaps between Joanna Newsom album releases, I think we're maybe due for one this year? Previous gaps were 2, 4, and 6 years. It's now been 8 years since Divers....
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:20:41 PM
Wow. We ready!
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:22:03 PM
@ Dan Ruccia (host) Lydia Lunch's "Lady Scarface" and Joanna Newsom's "Monkey & Bear" were absolutely terrific! Big Love on your playlist!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:23:23 PM
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:24:00 PM
Here's a cool video of Hamelin playing this on a tiny upright:
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:24:20 PM
Thanks, Richard! They make for a fun pairing
Richard from Rocky Hill 2:28:16 PM
@ Dan Ruccia (host) Where has Lydia Lunch been all my life? And hearing "Monkey & Bear" I could audio-ize it being performed by (and this is a compliment) being performed by a young Judy Garland. Now that you mention it (during mic break) I can certainly groove the Van Dyke Parks contribution.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:40:46 PM
this T R A C K Rn aF
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:41:24 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:42:16 PM
Nuclear Blast, indeed!
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:43:55 PM
This band is definitely one of my favorite discoveries of last year. Metal at its wildest
Brian D 2:47:34 PM
S.F. bring bring bring it muchly
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:48:31 PM
San Francisco!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:48:50 PM
I also like the SCREAMING FEMALES❣️
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:50:39 PM
Final Ten Mins?! Rude.
Brian D 2:51:46 PM
Pazuzu is the name of the demon in The Exorcist
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:52:27 PM
New show time: Mondays 10am-noon! So I'll be next on the air 2/6
Brian D 2:52:33 PM
In the Blatty novel. The cutest name for a demon. Not at all menacing of a name
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:54:14 PM
DJ DanRuccia! You did it! Again! TopNotch Show! Many thanks! Big cheers! Kind regards!
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:54:34 PM
Thanks, MrM!
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:55:17 PM
Thanks everyone for spending 5 months worth of Wednesday afternoons with me! It's been such a joy. I'll see you on Monday mornings in February!
Brian D 2:55:26 PM
Gurgle translate says ouikea.... etc is... "Hall of right- minded people" in Finnish
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:55:41 PM
lol. That's amazing, Brian
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:59:01 PM
Also, "Below-Average Italian Greyhound" would be a great name for a radio show
Dan Ruccia (host) 2:59:16 PM
or maybe "Above Average Italian Greyhound"
richard lyons 3:00:00 PM
Great show, Dan!