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Desert Cruising

Jan 25, 2023 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


With Captain Ahab

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

Every Wednesday 3–5pm on 103.3fm WPRB.

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Ep. 224: 1/25/23


Desert Cruising
3:02 PM
Znous - Wajhelkhata
Znous Wajhelkhata N
Wajhelkhata - Single Anti-Ta7na Records 2022
3:06 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
3:11 PM
Earth - Omage 1 the Unbearable Weight of History
Earth Omage 1 the Unbearable Weight of History N
Even Hell has its Heroes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Thrones and Dominions 2022
3:18 PM
Altin Gün - Rakıya Su Katamam
Altin Gün Rakıya Su Katamam N
aşk ATO Records 2023
3:21 PM
Blackwülf - Thieves and Liars
Blackwülf Thieves and Liars N
Thieves and Liars - Single Ripple Music 2023
3:24 PM
Draken - House of Horrors
Draken House of Horrors N
Book of Black Majestic Mountain Records 2023
3:31 PM
1782 - Succubus
1782 Succubus N
Clamor Luciferi 2023
3:36 PM
Rotor - Kahlschlag (Single Edit)
Rotor Kahlschlag (Single Edit) N
Kahlschlag (Single Edit) - Single Noisolution 2023
3:42 PM
Sandrider - Alia
Sandrider Alia N
Enveletration Satanik Royalty Records 2023
3:48 PM
Turbid North - Eternal Dying
Turbid North Eternal Dying N
The Decline The Pyramid 2023
3:52 PM
Hail the Void - Talking to the Dead
Hail the Void Talking to the Dead N
Talking to the Dead - Single Ripple Music 2023
4:00 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
4:09 PM
Patriarchs in Black - Friends
Patriarchs in Black Friends N
Single 2023
4:13 PM
Cancervo - The Cult of Armentarga
Cancervo The Cult of Armentarga N
The Cult of Armentarga - Single Electric Valley Records 2023
4:17 PM
Tidal Wave - Pentagram
Tidal Wave Pentagram N
Pentagram - Single Ripple Music 2023
4:23 PM
Stoned Jesus - Thoughts and Prayers
Stoned Jesus Thoughts and Prayers N
Father Light 2023
4:29 PM
The Golden Grass - Howlin
The Golden Grass Howlin N
Life Is Much Stranger 2023
4:35 PM
Netherlands - Omisha
Netherlands Omisha N
Omisha - Single 2023
4:39 PM
Pyramid Mass - Offerings
Pyramid Mass Offerings N
Offerings - Single Ossein 2023
4:47 PM
Sun Mass - Space Slug
Sun Mass Space Slug N
Space Slug - Single 4830589 Records DK 2023
4:52 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
4:57 PM
Asbest - Dystopium
Asbest Dystopium N
Dystopium - Single 2023
Chat is archived.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:58:26 PM
Oh look who’s here 6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣😈
Captain Ahab (host) 2:58:50 PM
sneaking into chat early eh??
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 2:59:19 PM
No. You. What. No.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 3:01:40 PM
yes HI!
Captain Ahab (host) 3:03:26 PM
okey dokey away we go
Jon Solomon 3:04:44 PM
Welcome back!
Captain Ahab (host) 3:05:32 PM
thanks! I am back in more ways than one
Captain Ahab (host) 3:05:40 PM
weird for my show to actually be at 3pm
Brian D 3:08:28 PM
I was in a large boxy superlative titled tech appliance music store once and a customer waited in the line , gave the checkout person a cd, there was much back n forth, staring at the tag, questions then... they scanned the bar code... and the price total was as indicated on the price tag: $0.00. Customer win
*-J-* 3:09:26 PM
Jon Solomon 3:14:37 PM
Where can one see this Earth documentary??
Jon Solomon 3:15:23 PM
(Looks like it will be at festival(s) soon.)
Captain Ahab (host) 3:15:34 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 3:15:54 PM
yeah we'll see! hopefully they screen nearby
Jon Solomon 3:17:37 PM
Since it is an Earth documentary I assume it is narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Rofflestomp 3:19:44 PM
Pretty sure that is required by English law.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 3:19:58 PM
Brian D 3:20:33 PM
Altin Gün just nailing it
Brian D 3:22:04 PM
Sir David Attenborough voice is engrained in the memory. Loved those "turn out the lights, start the projector or tv vcr school days"
Mike Tropiano 3:22:26 PM
This would mash up well with Heaven and Hell,
Brian D 3:23:16 PM
The moon is just the sun at night. A thief is just a lie in flight.
*-J-* 3:32:08 PM
Brian D 3:32:12 PM
The. Bass. It. Shall. Be. Low . And. Fuzz. So.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:33:07 PM
low and slow for a grey chilly day
Captain Ahab (host) 3:33:27 PM
ive got my storage cube parked outside the building and am not looking forward to lugging all my stuff up
Captain Ahab (host) 3:33:38 PM
but this kind of music will help
Mike Tropiano 3:33:50 PM
I always thought Dio sang the hell out of lyrics that didn't make much sense.
Mike Tropiano 3:34:21 PM
Appreciated the effort though.
Mike Tropiano 3:35:01 PM
Chelsea Handler thought so too Brian.
Brian D 3:35:43 PM
Totally . Schtick over substance. It worked
Brian D 3:36:25 PM
Mike Tropiano 3:37:23 PM
Maybe some of your metal minions are close by in MA to help Cap.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:37:39 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 3:37:44 PM
Ahab Crew assemble!
*-J-* 3:37:55 PM
Ahhhhh yesss...very psyched for the new Rotor.
Brian D 3:38:40 PM
Nightmares, thunder, dreams, rainbows, time, religious associated themes, crying out/ shouting.. all in the Dio stew ingredients
Mike Tropiano 3:39:07 PM
Queeg Queeg, Ashteego and....
Mike Tropiano 3:39:36 PM
Forgot the name of the third harpooner
Jon Solomon 3:39:40 PM
Cap, I have someone up your way (former WPRB person) I think you should meet. Typing this now so I remember to connect you later...
Mike Tropiano 3:40:04 PM
What is a Holy Diver?
Brian D 3:40:07 PM
Eddie... pretty sure it was Eddie
Captain Ahab (host) 3:40:25 PM
thanks Jon! look forward to it
Mike Tropiano 3:40:39 PM
No, Eddie made the cheesesteaks
*-J-* 3:40:42 PM
That dude last in line.
Brian D 3:40:45 PM
Hmm leap of faith kinda reference i would guess
Captain Ahab (host) 3:41:34 PM
This year I plan to go visit Medford and maybe Melville's house too, gotta fulfill my Ahab identity credentials
Brian D 3:42:05 PM
Deep that holy diving subject... so deep
Mike Tropiano 3:42:11 PM
Now that is cool!
Brian D 3:42:24 PM
Medfid. Medfaahd
Mike Tropiano 3:42:33 PM
Stay away from that preacher.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:42:41 PM
Mike Tropiano 3:43:18 PM
Tel him you're after Icky Moe.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:44:13 PM
Not Medford, NEW BEDFORD
Captain Ahab (host) 3:44:19 PM
lol they sound the same
Mike Tropiano 3:44:43 PM
You thought you were back in Joisey.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:44:49 PM
i was confus
Brian D 3:44:59 PM
The holy diving is one thing... then he's off on jungle animals, cats large and small... jewels ... Ronnie gonna Ronnie
Jon Solomon 3:45:03 PM
The whaling museum in New Bedford has a room (?) dedicated to a former WPRB DJ who died far too young.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:45:33 PM
really? who?
Brian D 3:45:59 PM
Yahmith. Bedfid. Chemsfid.
Mike Tropiano 3:46:13 PM
Maybe Dio had a turn on the Pequod.
Jon Solomon 3:46:24 PM
Ben Powell. Quick research shows it might be an internship there in his name. He was a high school DJ and his dad was a DJ who used to have the time slot you / I are in for many years.
Mike Tropiano 3:46:35 PM
Addled hus mind.
Jon Solomon 3:46:39 PM
Brian D 3:46:47 PM
Wow. Cool info there
Mike Tropiano 3:47:57 PM
Why did they honor him in this way?
Jon Solomon 3:48:24 PM
I believe he and his family spent a lot of time up in that corner of the country.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:48:48 PM
really interesting, sad, but even more of a reason to go visit
Mike Tropiano 3:50:10 PM
Oh, so his family endowed an internship in his name...I had a friend whose family did something like this.
Brian D 3:50:40 PM
The address line in that obit includes the words "Johnny Cake Hill". Now THAT is a New England address.
Brian D 3:51:47 PM
This is a sound and a half here Ahab
Captain Ahab (host) 3:52:10 PM
speaking of accents, I made the hilarious/horrifying discovery over the weekend before i flew back that the way my husband pronounces Car Key and Khaki is identical
Mike Tropiano 3:53:37 PM
I'd expect that is vital information that should be disclosed much earlier.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:53:53 PM
lol, too late now the ink is dry!
Mike Tropiano 3:54:41 PM
Like saying "water" then switching to woooder a couple years later.
Mike Tropiano 3:56:06 PM
Spent a summer in Boston and one of the local grad students had the gall to say I talked funny.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:56:15 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 3:56:26 PM
the accents here are something else, truly
Jon Solomon 3:56:34 PM
When you can't find the implement to start your vehicle and are wearing casual pants things are going to get wonderfully confusing.
Captain Ahab (host) 3:57:31 PM
The former head of my dept and the main admin lady were both from Medford so whenever they were in the room together Medfordese dominated
Captain Ahab (host) 3:57:57 PM
lol Jon I had to ask him three times to explain before I realized he was saying khaki
Mike Tropiano 3:59:02 PM
Yesterday I added a new word to my vocab...I learned waht a Bubbler is.
Mike Tropiano 3:59:47 PM
It's where I'd get some wooder in Massachusetts
Brian D 4:04:45 PM
Ya the British pronunciation of khaki is odd at first kaw-kee
Mike Tropiano 4:05:39 PM
throat warbler mangrove
Mike Tropiano 4:08:40 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 4:10:35 PM
they also pronounce lieutenant as Lef-tenant
Captain Ahab (host) 4:10:37 PM
which is just
Captain Ahab (host) 4:10:40 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 4:10:42 PM
there are no Fs!
Jon Solomon 4:11:53 PM
Now if someone could just explain why my mom says "warshing machine."
Brian D 4:11:54 PM
Ya. Trying to aprrox the French pronunciation but going on a lieut turn there
Mike Tropiano 4:12:05 PM
Doesn't that have something to do with Norman influence on Britisg English!
Mike Tropiano 4:12:31 PM
Captain Ahab (host) 4:12:43 PM
perhaps, does it have an F sound in French??
Brian D 4:12:51 PM
My grandmother from western Pa def said warsh
Brian D 4:13:41 PM
No it does not Ahab but i could see then morphing from the French to adding an f sound maybe
Jon Solomon 4:13:46 PM
She's from Perth Amboy!
Jon Solomon 4:14:49 PM
Have learned moments ago this is called "The intrusive R."
Mike Tropiano 4:14:50 PM
A 7th grade evil nun once told one of us to go to the office to ask for a rubber. We had no clue what she meant, laughed out loud and incurred her torturous wroth.
Captain Ahab (host) 4:14:53 PM
James always has a bit of 'penny dropped' moment whenever I point these things out
Captain Ahab (host) 4:15:07 PM
yeah Jon, he says Lawr and Order
Captain Ahab (host) 4:15:14 PM
Indiar and China
Brian D 4:15:20 PM
That Sabbath Bloody Sabbath riff gets another homage
Captain Ahab (host) 4:15:21 PM
he was shocked when I pointed it out
Bud Burroughs 4:15:26 PM
I maintain that Philadelphia is the birthplace of the nation; therefore we speak correct American English and it's everyone else who has an accent.
Mike Tropiano 4:16:04 PM
Now that's a sentiment I can support Bud.
Brian D 4:16:19 PM
A cousin Sheilar from Lon Guy Land studying lawr
*-J-* 4:16:42 PM
Right on, Bud.
Bud Burroughs 4:17:04 PM
So if you'se will excuse me, I'm gonna sit on my stoop and have a drink of wooder.
Mike Tropiano 4:17:47 PM
RIght there in da shtreet.
Brian D 4:18:47 PM
Ya the final added "r" is to make it easier going between a word that ends in a vowel to a next word that starts with a vowel . To avoid that loss of breath glottal stop
Brian D 4:19:52 PM
But then... to take it too far... people started adding that final r sound even when it wasn't needed
Captain Ahab (host) 4:20:18 PM
when the Rs go too far
Brian D 4:20:59 PM
Royt deer een da shtreet
Mike Tropiano 4:21:04 PM
Someone always has to take it too far and spoil it for everybody.
Mike Tropiano 4:21:43 PM
I like how you say it Bri
Brian D 4:22:23 PM
Day took eet too farrr and den droave dere Tayota crosst da Tyconee bridge and gone dee-own da shee-ore
Mike Tropiano 4:22:50 PM
It's funny how I talk at work and how I tawk at home.
Bud Burroughs 4:23:32 PM
I'm pretty much unable to turn off my "Philly brogue"
Mike Tropiano 4:23:39 PM
Wouldn't work out if I switched it up.
Brian D 4:23:54 PM
Ohhh no. That is not how i say it ha. 54 years in Phila area but the accent escaped me. Probably due to mom from Chicago area and dad from Western Pa
Bud Burroughs 4:24:49 PM
With great difficulty I can force myself to say "wahter", but it's uncomfortable.
Mike Tropiano 4:25:21 PM
That will do it Brian. I know someone from Mass. who has no N.E. accent whatsoever. Her father is Canadian.
Captain Ahab (host) 4:26:17 PM
Accents are wonderful! As much as it's fun to tease sometimes, how boring would it be if we all spoke the same
Mike Tropiano 4:26:17 PM
One of the smartest guys I know has a thicker Philly accent than I do. He males no effort to change it.
Mike Tropiano 4:26:41 PM
Agreed, Cap.
Brian D 4:26:47 PM
Then there's the children who say "oh i can't even hear my parent's accent..." k
Mike Tropiano 4:28:14 PM
I do think that, in the circles i traverse, my accent has been a source of disrespect.
Brian D 4:29:51 PM
Just finally binged all of The Wire. 20 years late to party. They only had a select few actors do the Bawlmer (Baltimore) accent. Some were actors born in Philly i noticed. . They could get it easy. Dominic West made no attempt. I could hear his British vowels creeping in there from time to time
Bud Burroughs 4:29:55 PM
My wife and I watched "Mare of Easttown" together. To her ear, everyone was speaking neutral, unaccented English :)
Jon Solomon 4:31:19 PM
Real "Mississippi Queen" guitar tone on this one.
Brian D 4:31:36 PM
Just watched that too. They made a good attempt. Maybe overdid the "o" s. But they never got the dee-own and other things. Like loyk. Mondee Tuesdee etc.. oh well
Mike Tropiano 4:31:36 PM
Before the show ends, I want to thank both the music and the chat today. It's been a gloomy day that seeped into my psyche today. I didn't think I'd participate in the chat today. But the show put me in a good and effudsive mood. Thanks Cap, and everyone!
Captain Ahab (host) 4:31:38 PM
When this first came on I thought it was Mississippi Queen!
vintasonic 4:31:56 PM
I'm from
Captain Ahab (host) 4:32:04 PM
aww Mike I'm so glad!
Captain Ahab (host) 4:32:42 PM
though I'm sorry you were down
Jon Solomon 4:32:43 PM
I think my all-time favorite minor celebrity interaction was seeing Leslie West at the gastroenterologist.
vintasonic 4:33:11 PM
I'm from Chicago, lived in Philly a while back was mercillessy taunted for my pronunciation of 'roof' and 'air conditioning'
Mike Tropiano 4:33:19 PM
Now that's funny!
Mike Tropiano 4:34:37 PM
I ran into Pete Rose on the Phlly subway. Shocked that he was riding public transportation.
vintasonic 4:34:54 PM
It also took me a while to figure out what "wudder ice" was. We call it a slushy
Brian D 4:34:56 PM
Straight outta the 70s tone def
Mike Tropiano 4:35:23 PM
Slushies are from 7-11
Bud Burroughs 4:35:34 PM
For some reason I always think Leslie West was English, and I'm always re-surprised that he spent most of his life on the East Coast of the US.
Brian D 4:35:34 PM
How much you wanna bet that Pete Rose is still gambling on baseball (sorry not sorry)
Mike Tropiano 4:36:06 PM
Eyetalian wooder ice
vintasonic 4:36:29 PM
Also, Tasty Cakes were brand new. Hostess rules here
Mike Tropiano 4:36:32 PM
I'll bet he has himself on a dead pool.
vintasonic 4:37:14 PM
Ok, that's funny! What does he get if he wins?
*-J-* 4:37:52 PM
riff engages the stankface
Brian D 4:38:08 PM
Leslie is Long Guy Land to the max (was RIP). He used to lapse into the Porky Pig exaggerated stutter effect in interviews ... uh-ba-dee-ba-duh-ba-dee-ba-duh.. what..
Mike Tropiano 4:38:16 PM
He gets into the Halll of fame
Matt Sabbath 4:38:34 PM
Did someone say Netherlands
Captain Ahab (host) 4:38:41 PM
there he is!
richard lyons 4:39:03 PM
ooooh. This is good! Good show, Captain!
*-J-* 4:39:04 PM
Matt was lurking. but probably headbanging
Matt Sabbath 4:39:59 PM
Headbangin in the snow
*-J-* 4:40:23 PM
frozen wooder?
Matt Sabbath 4:40:25 PM
That Earth doco looks intriguing
Brian D 4:40:58 PM
We just made a sheet pan cake of Kandy Kakes peanut butter chocolate topped yellow cake. Wayyyyy better than Tasty makes it I must say. They replaced flavor with preservatives n stuff long ago
Matt Sabbath 4:42:01 PM
Holy guacamole Brian D 😋
Brian D 4:42:55 PM
Usually do half and half Kandy Kakes half homemade Krimpets but we ran out of butterscotch chips to melt
Matt Sabbath 4:43:38 PM
Those lil butterscotch bastards are addictive
Mike Tropiano 4:43:44 PM
That's a Philly jawn Brian. Gotta try it myself.
Mike Tropiano 4:44:32 PM
Oooh I like this
Brian D 4:44:56 PM
We found some great chocolate chips/ discs that are better at room temp for that topping. They melt great. Then when they chill the choc isn't like tooth shattering. Good stuff
Brian D 4:46:11 PM
I had a store bought actual Tasty Cake krimpet few years ago. Boo. No flavor at all. Just like eating air
Bud Burroughs 4:47:10 PM
Krimpets need to be properly aged before eating. At least a year.
Matt Sabbath 4:47:13 PM
Blast beats!
Mike Tropiano 4:47:29 PM
It would be interesting if there were an independent bakery that made Tastycake knock-oofs, without calling them Tastycakes.
Jon Solomon 4:48:31 PM
3/$1 Tastycake oatmeal raisin bars were many a breakfast for me on the way to school growing up.
Jon Solomon 4:48:59 PM
If they had been called "cookie bars" then like they are now instead of "breakfast bars"...
Mike Tropiano 4:49:05 PM
Haven't had one of those in a while. They were great.
Matt Sabbath 4:49:32 PM
Space slug! Little known Star Wars ep VI character: Ghoel, a philosophical space slug who tries to lick C3PO's head
Mike Tropiano 4:50:02 PM
Often have a "protein bar" for lunch - usually rushed for time. It's a candy bar!
Brian D 4:51:16 PM
Plus when making them at home you get to put a THICK layer on top! Sheesh they cheap out with a paper thin layer of icing now (aka icening in Philly speak)
Mike Tropiano 4:51:29 PM
Show is too short. We need an Ahabathon.
Matt Sabbath 4:51:59 PM
Mike Tropiano 4:52:14 PM
Jimmies or sprinkles?
Matt Sabbath 4:52:33 PM
Iceninged Earth
Matt Sabbath 4:52:45 PM
Jimmies forevah
Mike Tropiano 4:52:46 PM
Jon Solomon 4:53:09 PM
Matt dropping a Ghoel reference in the chat like it was nothing!
*-J-* 4:53:48 PM
haha "jimmies" all the way
Matt Sabbath 4:53:49 PM
You got it Jon 😂🤣
Jon Solomon 4:54:08 PM
Can't wait to hear a band called Exogorth on Desert Cruising.
Mike Tropiano 4:54:43 PM
"sprinkles" meant something else whan I was a small child...
Matt Sabbath 4:55:13 PM
Exogorth rules
Rofflestomp 4:56:06 PM
OMG, I'm worried about catching diabetes just reading the chat.
Mike Tropiano 4:56:36 PM
A1C, down with Rebelsus
Matt Sabbath 4:56:37 PM
Lol Roff. You can beat the beetus!
*-J-* 4:57:19 PM
Great show, Captain!
Bud Burroughs 4:57:42 PM
Thanks for the great tunes, Captain!
Rofflestomp 4:57:44 PM
Thanks for the tunes Capt'n. Just right for the cooking hour. :)
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 4:57:51 PM
Another Grand Show! Thanks, DJ Captain Ahab!
Mike Tropiano 4:58:06 PM
Wonderful afternoon!
Matt Sabbath 4:58:23 PM
Dystopium! Welcome back Ahab
Captain Ahab (host) 4:58:23 PM
thanks all!
Jon Solomon 4:58:27 PM
Another treat for all of us. Thanks, Cap.
Captain Ahab (host) 4:58:32 PM
catch you next week
Matt Sabbath 4:59:12 PM
Solly up next, dont touch the dial unless you wanna lose that finger
Brian D 4:59:34 PM
Great one Ahab