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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

The Freeform Pathogen

Feb 15, 2023 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.

Hypnoventilation for Body and Mind


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The Freeform Pathogen
8:01 PM
Sugar - The Act We Act
Sugar The Act We Act
Copper Blue Rykodisc 1992
8:09 PM
Screaming Females - Mourning Dove
Screaming Females Mourning Dove N
Desire Pathway Don Giovanni 2023
8:12 PM
Homeboy Sandman - Fresh Air Fund
Homeboy Sandman Fresh Air Fund N
Still Champion Mello Music Group 2022
8:15 PM
Crass - Anarchy in the UK (Paul Jamrozy - Test Dept Lockdown Remix)
Crass Anarchy in the UK (Paul Jamrozy - Test Dept Lockdown Remix)
Normal Never Was IV - Single Crass Records 2021
8:19 PM
Wire - In the Art of Stopping
Wire In the Art of Stopping
PF456 Deluxe 2x10" & Book Pink Flag 2021
8:22 PM
Nyati Mayi & the Astral Synth Transmitters - Heart & Beatroot
Nyati Mayi & the Astral Synth Transmitters Heart & Beatroot N
Lulanga Tales Bongo Joe 2022
8:27 PM
Dio - The Last In Line
Dio The Last In Line
The Last In Line WB 1984
8:33 PM
Iggy & the Stooges - Penetration
Iggy & the Stooges Penetration
Raw Power CBS 1973
8:36 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
8:46 PM
Twinkeyz - Sweet Nothings
Twinkeyz Sweet Nothings
Alpha Jerk S-S Records 2016
Orig. 1979
8:49 PM
Minami Deutsch - Pueblo
Minami Deutsch Pueblo N
Fortune Goodies Guruguru Brain 2022
8:53 PM
King Tuff - Portrait of God
King Tuff Portrait of God N
Smalltown Stardust Sub Pop Records 2023
8:57 PM
De La Soul - Eye Know
De La Soul Eye Know
3 Feet High and Rising Tommy Boy 1989
RIP Plug 2. Pretty shattered about this.
9:01 PM
Les Imprimés - If I
Les Imprimés If I N
7" Big Crown 2023
9:04 PM
Brigitte Fontaine - Comme à la Radio
Brigitte Fontaine Comme à la Radio N
Pierre Barouh & The Saravah Sound V/A WeWantSounds 2022
9:12 PM
Thee Headcoats - Pocahontas Was Her Name
Thee Headcoats Pocahontas Was Her Name
Heavens To Murgatroyd Sub Pop 1990
9:16 PM
Kepi Ghoulie - I Remember You
Kepi Ghoulie I Remember You N
Ramones In Love Pirate's Press 2023
Ramones cover
9:19 PM
Dotti Holmberg - Foolish Times
Dotti Holmberg Foolish Times N
Sometimes Happy Times Sundazed 2023
9:22 PM
Dotti Holmberg - Hopscotch
Dotti Holmberg Hopscotch N
Sometimes Happy Times Sundazed 2023
9:24 PM
Chris Knox - Not Given Lightly
Chris Knox Not Given Lightly
Seizure Flying Nun Records 1990
9:29 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
9:39 PM
The Sonics - Strychnine
The Sonics Strychnine
Here Are the Sonics Etiquette Records 1965
9:41 PM
Darksoft - Only Time Will Tell
Darksoft Only Time Will Tell N
Beigeification Look up Records 2023
9:44 PM
Abraxas - Fuji
Abraxas Fuji N
Monte Carlo Suicide Squeeze Records 2022
9:47 PM
Krys O - Witches Egg
Krys O Witches Egg
Midnight Matinee: Covers & Originals V/A
9:51 PM
Raquel Welch - I'm Ready to Groove
Raquel Welch I'm Ready to Groove
A Swingin' Summer Hanna-Barbera 1965
RIP Raquel Welch.
9:54 PM
Satan's Rats - In My Love for You
Satan's Rats In My Love for You
Year of the Rats V/A 1988
9:56 PM
Fucked Up - Nothing's Immortal
Fucked Up Nothing's Immortal
One Day Merge Records 2023
9:59 PM
Shilpa Ray - Male Feminist
Shilpa Ray Male Feminist
Portrait of a Lady Northern Spy 2022
10:03 PM
Pieuvre - Skinny Jeans
Pieuvre Skinny Jeans N
Hyperstretch Kitchen Leg 2023
10:07 PM
Bongwater - His New Look
Bongwater His New Look
The 20th Anniversary of the Summer of Love V/A Shimmy-Disc 1987
10:10 PM
Langendorf United - Selam New
Langendorf United Selam New N
Yeahno Yowouw Land 2023 2023
10:15 PM
Faust - The Sad Skinhead
Faust The Sad Skinhead
Faust IV Virgin Records 1973
10:17 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
10:26 PM
Serge Gainsbourg - Melody
Serge Gainsbourg Melody
Histoire de Melody Nelson Philips 1971
10:33 PM
Cymande - Dove
Cymande Dove N
Cymande Partisan/Knitting Factory 2023
Orig. 1972
10:44 PM
Kikagaku Moyo - Meu Mar
Kikagaku Moyo Meu Mar N
Kumoyo Island Guruguru Brain 2022
10:50 PM
Doom Flower - Tracker
Doom Flower Tracker N
Limestone Ritual Record Label 2022
Cassette release, limited to 99 copies
10:53 PM
Jesu - Give Up
Jesu Give Up
Terminus Avalanche Recordings 2020
Chat is archived.
Captain Ahab 8:00:44 PM
Chris Mohr 8:01:08 PM
richard lyons :) 8:01:22 PM
Ossy 8:01:41 PM
Numbuh 4!
Chris Mohr 8:01:46 PM
Hey ho, let's go!
Chris Mohr 8:03:33 PM
Marshmallow Fluff!
richard lyons :) 8:03:52 PM
Ossy 8:04:44 PM
Fluffy like a Mareep 🐑 ⚡
Jon Solomon 8:04:57 PM
My dad got face shingles a couple weeks before I got married and he could not shave. Surprised us by figuring out how to do so the night before. Looked good!
Dennisons 8:05:32 PM
Yup, my 2nd shingles shot sucked. For some reason the 1st shingles shot I had with a Covid shot and it was fine.
Dennisons 8:05:57 PM
No Prince visits though.
Mary Jones 8:06:05 PM
This long buildup of Act We Act 😙👌
Jon Solomon 8:06:11 PM
Mike, Nicole relays her thanks for playing Sugar from the other room.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:06:16 PM
Ya got robbed, Dennisons!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:06:27 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:07:06 PM
I totally forgot about this song until this past weekend. I like a guitar sound that you can knock down a wall with.
Jon Solomon 8:07:37 PM
She's singing along and everything.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:07:54 PM
Mary Jones 8:07:55 PM
Thank goodness you can’t wear out CDs, I would’ve worn this out.
Mary Jones 8:08:10 PM
Jon, tell Nicole the same is happening here
Ambrose Hughes 8:10:20 PM
Yo Mike! Like that guitar/hammer image like an axe but more musical.
Mike Lupica (host) 8:10:23 PM
It's the Wednesday Night Sugar Singalong!
Jon Solomon 8:10:40 PM
Message also relayed!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:11:23 PM
Hey Ambrose! And everyone else, too. Sorry, a bit discombobulated in here but thrilled to see you all here. I shall now bobulate.
Mary Jones 8:11:42 PM
I’m trying out TuneIn tonight on our Roku—normally I use a regular radio—and it’s nice seeing the playlist immediately updating without having to reload the chat website.
Jon Solomon 8:11:48 PM
I like this song a whole lot more than the other "single" from this record.
Ambrose Hughes 8:12:04 PM
Word is Screaming Females are touring the region!
Jon Solomon 8:12:30 PM
Marissa from SF just did a guest background vocal on a Nina Nastasia song (that I ran out of time for tonight).
richard lyons :) 8:15:42 PM
Love this HS release!
Ambrose Hughes 8:16:03 PM
@Jon, oh, next week's show?
Mike Lupica (host) 8:16:15 PM
That Homeboy Sandman record is indeed awesome. Gotta pick that one up on vinyl, fer sure.
Ambrose Hughes 8:17:51 PM
Was wearing me Crass T all day!😃
Mike Lupica (host) 8:18:28 PM
Ambrose, nice! I'm sure Commie Francis would be proud.
Ambrose Hughes 8:19:57 PM
@Mike, one should hope😉
richard lyons :) 8:29:46 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:30:02 PM
richard lyons :) 8:30:19 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:31:51 PM
As I often say (about many things, this song included): "Kids, there's two kindsa people in this world -- the ones who clockwise the volume when "Last in Line" by DIO comes on the radio, and fuckin' liars."
richard lyons :) 8:33:18 PM
ha! I had to put on my headphones :)
Jon Solomon 8:34:22 PM
A romantic Wednesday night at Ice Station Solomon sorting paperwork for our taxes while listening to mid-80s Dio.
Ambrose Hughes 8:34:31 PM
Nice recovery!😜
Mike Lupica (host) 8:34:36 PM
Live the dream, Jon.
Jon Solomon 8:35:40 PM
If this is a dream, I don't want to wake up!
Jon Solomon 8:38:57 PM
I'd love to see a multi-part documentary that gets to the bottom of what Flea thinks of Henry Rollins.
Jon Solomon 8:39:21 PM
Call it Ouroborbros!
Mary Jones 8:43:14 PM
Oral History of “The Chase (1994)”
Jon Solomon 8:44:02 PM
Mary, I laughed.
richard lyons :) 8:46:37 PM
Captain Ahab 8:46:39 PM
lol Mike
Ambrose Hughes 8:48:26 PM
@Mike, THAT was a great story!😆
Mike Lupica (host) 8:48:47 PM
"THAT'S NOT A SIDE EFFECT: The Mike Lupica Story"
Captain Ahab 8:49:10 PM
incidentally I got a shot in both shoulders yesterday (flu plus covid booster), I think the copious pushups helped keep the side effe...erm consequences...to a minimum
sorry it's andrew 8:49:35 PM
good evening fellow wednesdorks
Mike Lupica (host) 8:50:09 PM
Good strategy, Captain!
Mike Lupica (host) 8:50:15 PM
Welcome, Andrew!
Ambrose Hughes 8:53:28 PM
Mike Lupica (host) 8:53:42 PM
Indeed, Ambrose. This record kinda rules.
Ambrose Hughes 8:53:50 PM
Hi Andrew!
Ambrose Hughes 8:55:27 PM
Captain Ahab 8:55:48 PM
I'm seeing these guys in a month!
Ambrose Hughes 8:57:05 PM
@Captain Ahab Hi! Where are they playing?
Mike Lupica (host) 8:57:06 PM
Captain Ahab 8:58:11 PM
In Cambridge, MA!
Captain Ahab 8:58:33 PM
they're in brooklyn on the 24th of March
Captain Ahab 8:58:45 PM
no philly shows that I can see
Chris Mohr 8:58:50 PM
Awww.... 😭
sorry it's andrew 8:59:11 PM
richard lyons :) 8:59:59 PM
Chris Mohr 9:00:04 PM
Steely Dan samples and all.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:00:20 PM
I think this De La Soul song was on the mix CD that my wife and I gave to guests at our wedding.
Captain Ahab 9:01:01 PM
richard lyons :) 9:01:04 PM
Jon Solomon 9:01:05 PM
There was an article at some point that talked about how a whole generation doesn't know De La Soul because they weren't on streaming. It made me very sad. To die so close to this changing is extra awful.
Captain Ahab 9:01:12 PM
we gotta know what else was on the mix
Jon Solomon 9:01:16 PM
Do you need me to check, because I know where my disc is...
Mike Lupica (host) 9:01:33 PM
Jon can probably find it faster than I can!
Jon Solomon 9:01:50 PM
Ok. I'm off to the living room.
Jon Solomon 9:03:26 PM
Wow, first disc I grabbed!
Jon Solomon 9:03:37 PM
No De La though. I'd like the blender we got you back, please.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:03:38 PM
The Living Room. Where Jon keeps all his wedding favors.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:04:17 PM
Ahh, damn. I might be confusing the wedding disc with the first mix CD I gave to my wife during courtship.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:04:28 PM
Y'know, inbetween barn dances and such.
Ambrose Hughes 9:04:49 PM
@Captain Ahab, drat ...I'm in the Philly burbs, hope you enjoy the show up yonder!
Ambrose Hughes 9:06:09 PM
@Mike, check for hayseeds!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:07:16 PM
Funny to think about mix CDs as wedding favors. At least it wasn't a mixtape. Nowadays, we'd probably need to do a double 7" on colored vinyl to impress anyone.
Ambrose Hughes 9:07:47 PM
Great set😍
Ambrose Hughes 9:08:44 PM
@Mike, more than likely.
Jon Solomon 9:09:18 PM
I have a friend who was engaged but kept pushing back his wedding because he and his bride-to-be were working on a massive compilation to mark the occasion. Needless to say, he never finished it and they're no longer together. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
Captain Ahab 9:12:45 PM
Ambrose Hughes 9:12:49 PM
Ambrose Hughes 9:13:25 PM
Thee Headcoats
Jon Solomon 9:13:48 PM
Once I heard it was up to three discs I had my suspicions.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:14:16 PM
richard lyons :) 9:14:36 PM
Heavens To Murgatroyd!
Ambrose Hughes 9:15:23 PM
This is the only Billy Childish affiliated CD I ever owned strangely.
richard lyons :) 9:15:34 PM
Jon, that sounds like something I would do to avoid doing taxes!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:15:54 PM
That's impressive, Ambrose. There were times when Billy Childish releases were accepted at most major gas stations as currency.
Ambrose Hughes 9:16:09 PM
...I have some serious catching up to do.
Ambrose Hughes 9:18:02 PM
I believe all through out the pandemic he actually stepped it up and was churning out album after album!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:21:41 PM
I know he had an exhibit of his visual art in NYC recently.
richard lyons :) 9:26:45 PM
this CK is such a good release!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:27:00 PM
The way the guitars come in right there is so so so so so so GOOD.
richard lyons :) 9:28:07 PM
yes! I got to see him with GBV in New York around this time. Great show!
Jon Solomon 9:29:03 PM
There's that thing of "first concert / most recent concert / most surprising concert / etc" going around and for Most Surprising my friend Liz said (in part): "Maybe the time Chris Knox put my toes in his mouth?"
richard lyons :) 9:36:13 PM
rest in power David Jude Jolicoeur 😭
Chris Mohr 9:40:09 PM
Strychnine! Covered by both The Fall and The Funstigators.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:40:37 PM
Those "F" bands know what's up, eh Chris?
Chris Mohr 9:41:02 PM
Yep! Hey: Can I be a creant instead of a miscreant, DJ Mike?
Mike Lupica (host) 9:42:39 PM
No, but you can be a "Do-Well" if "N'er" does not suit you.
Chris Mohr 9:43:34 PM
Perfect! *snicker* I'm old, I got my shingles shots (x2)....
Chris Mohr 9:43:55 PM
Im a regular Dudley Do-well
jimboo 9:48:41 PM
OK, the party may now commenceth.
Mike Lupica (host) 9:49:34 PM
This Krys O song always starts playing when Jimbo enters any room.
Colin 9:49:37 PM
nice jimb! I just arrived too
Mike Lupica (host) 9:49:47 PM
Hey Colin.
Colin 9:50:17 PM
all my stuffs are done for the day, i can sit and enjoy some old timey radio
jimboo 9:50:42 PM
It my theme song!
Mike Lupica (host) 9:50:42 PM
You missed the moustache twiddling and penny farthing race, Colin.
Colin 9:51:47 PM
now what am i ever to do with my pocket of pennies and stash full of tonic?
Colin 9:52:26 PM
might as well practice some interpertive dance to accomany jimb entrence
jimboo 9:52:55 PM
I was pleased when I rolled in to the community bike garage I volunteer at and wprb was spewing Thee Headcoats!
Colin 9:52:58 PM
god speed raquel
Mike Lupica (host) 9:54:48 PM
Jimbo, was it playing in the garage or in your headphones?
Colin 9:55:21 PM
jimb, they are trained to clear the radio of any gobbledygook when they see you coming
jimboo 9:57:15 PM
In the garage! I thought I did a video, but only a picture :(
Lee Chandler 9:57:30 PM
Mix tape/CD makes me (almost) wish we did a proper wedding. Maybe a renewal down the road.
Jon Solomon 9:58:45 PM
When my kid turned three we made mix CDs for those who came to her party of all songs with "3" in the title. De La Soul was certainly on that one!
richard lyons :) 10:01:41 PM
Shilpa Ray🔥💥🔥
Lee Chandler 10:01:56 PM
That is a fun way to celebrate. And possibly educate.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:02:14 PM
New Jersey's own! (I don't care that she lives in NYC now, she was born in Dirty Jerz.)
jimboo 10:03:09 PM
Was Gimme 3 Steps by Skynyrd in the mix?
Lee Chandler 10:03:09 PM
This Shilpa Ray is great.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:03:13 PM
Q: Can Joe Dolce's "Shaddap a-you Face" *ever* work on a seduction mixtape?
Ossy 10:03:46 PM
Team NJ all the way like Ant Man's, Michael Douglas!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:03:57 PM
Lee, she's awesome. Whole record is godhead.
Jon Solomon 10:04:03 PM
One way to find out, Mike!
jimboo 10:04:12 PM
Never, Mike. Unless you're seducing a rodeo clown.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:04:30 PM
(Can never resist a Joe Dolce punchline)
Colin 10:04:33 PM
A: only if it the only song on the mix tape repeated endlessly
Colin 10:05:56 PM
yup looks like 2023 is shaping up to be another banger of a new music year
richard lyons :) 10:07:44 PM
jimboo 10:08:12 PM
Fucking Brad.
Captain Ahab 10:08:26 PM
mkay folks I'm heading out, gnight all!
richard lyons :) 10:08:30 PM
Captain Ahab 10:08:43 PM
thanks for the tunez mike
richard lyons :) 10:08:50 PM
gn capn
Mike Lupica (host) 10:09:19 PM
Peas out, Cap'n!
Lee Chandler 10:09:46 PM
Since WPRB chat is where I, we’ll call it socialize, I love any music trend that includes worst/best & lists. Side note: My husband always keeps his desert island stuff to three!? Three? I thought standard was five, and, after exasperating hours of (in)decision, it bumps to ten.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:10:19 PM
Wait, there's rules?!?
jimboo 10:11:30 PM
Three albums? Hours? Three crates? Three moderate pickup loads of records?
richard lyons :) 10:13:06 PM
This is great!
jimboo 10:13:24 PM
So glad this is a band and not a soccer/futbol team. It's HOT!
Lee Chandler 10:13:58 PM
Right? It depends on what we want to delve into- usu three films, books & if he hints at albums I scoff & walk away at his delusion it’s possible.
Mike Lupica (host) 10:14:03 PM
I've never tried to make a desert island list because I worry it would be lame and people would be judgy. Like: "Led Zeppelin II, a Scritti Politti 7", and a Monie Love single."
Jon Solomon 10:14:07 PM
Langendorf United 2 Fontaines D.C. 1
Mike Lupica (host) 10:14:43 PM
They are friends with Al Doum & the Fariyds, which is very high praise.
Jon Solomon 10:15:03 PM
I bookmarked this one for tomorrow listening in full.
jimboo 10:15:49 PM
I would watch that match!
Ambrose Hughes 10:16:11 PM
Hull 5 London 0 - Housemartins!
richard lyons :) 10:16:12 PM
sooo many bookmarks on Wednesdays here
Mike Lupica (host) 10:16:57 PM
LOL Ambrose.
Ambrose Hughes 10:22:28 PM
Oops! Hull must've scored in injury time.😜
Chris Mohr 10:23:18 PM
Fish & Roses! They covered Blue Orchids' "A Year with No Head."
Chris Mohr 10:23:56 PM
Housemartins! 🐦
Mike Lupica (host) 10:36:42 PM
Anybody see the Cymande documentary from a year or two ago? I think it was on the festival circuit, but haven't seen it pop up on any streaming services yet. Looked great, judging by the trailer.
richard lyons :) 10:38:09 PM
No but i just bookmarked it...
Mike Lupica (host) 10:39:36 PM
This is sublime in headphones, BTW...
Ambrose Hughes 10:39:54 PM
Nope but am intrigued!
Ambrose Hughes 10:41:27 PM
@Mike, dug that Serve Gainsbourg track, loved the guitar parts
Mike Lupica (host) 10:41:52 PM
Right on, Ambrose. That song is a total jaw-dropper.
Ambrose Hughes 10:42:35 PM
*Serge* damn U spell check!👀
Ambrose Hughes 10:44:47 PM
As wee kids back on the auld sod Je T'aime was THEE slow song to dance too.
richard lyons :) 10:44:48 PM
spell check not up to stitching terms
Ambrose Hughes 10:45:49 PM
@richard, taint sir!
Rofflestomp 10:48:37 PM
Enjoyed the tunes tonight Mike. Thanks!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:48:50 PM
Cheers, Roffle!
Ambrose Hughes 10:52:22 PM
Are people using cassettes these days for real?
Lee Chandler 10:55:39 PM
Thanks Mike!
richard lyons :) 10:55:52 PM
fun indeed - cheers!
Ambrose Hughes 10:55:53 PM
I didn't hear you do the 'hock phlegm' thing Mike no!
Mike Lupica (host) 10:56:23 PM
Good hang tonight, y'alls. Thanks for being you.
Ossy 10:56:32 PM
Yeah, fascists stinky!!!!!
Ambrose Hughes 10:56:36 PM
jimboo 10:57:07 PM
Thanks Mike & Pit Crüe!
Ambrose Hughes 10:57:20 PM
Mike you are the best man, thank you!
Ambrose Hughes 10:57:48 PM
Ambrose Hughes 10:58:37 PM
Be well pitcrewzers!🙏
richard lyons :) 10:59:36 PM
Ambrose Hughes 11:00:15 PM
The turkey continues to sweat!
jimboo 11:00:22 PM
TAndy WæstCoast 11:00:55 PM
Thanks Mike!