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The Freeform Pathogen

May 31, 2023 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM


With Dan Ruccia

Something about freeform radio and creative weirdos and electro-stoner jazz and minimalist power violence. I've only been up and down this goddamn dial since 2002.

The Days Are Much Too Bright

Hi. I'm bizarro Mike Lupica, some other Italian guy from not New Jersey who's temporarily taking control of your radio for 3 hours tonight. If you're looking for the real Mike Lupica, you'll have to check back next Wednesday, noon-3pm, which is his new show time. I do hope you'll stick around, though, for a hearty helping of tasty jamz.

The Freeform Pathogen
8:01 PM
The Smashing Pumpkins - We Only Come Out at Night
The Smashing Pumpkins We Only Come Out at Night
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Remastered) Virgin Records 1995
8:04 PM
Espers - Tomorrow
Espers Tomorrow
The Weed Tree Locust 2005
Durutti Column cover
8:08 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------

Background: Boredums - Seadrum/House of Sun

8:14 PM
Sparks - Veronica Lake
Sparks Veronica Lake N
The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte Island 2023
8:17 PM
Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules Theme
Hercules & Love Affair Hercules Theme
Hercules & Love Affair DFA 2008
8:21 PM
David Thomas & Two Pale Boys - Numbers Man
David Thomas & Two Pale Boys Numbers Man
18 Monkeys on a Dead Man's Chest Smog Veil 2005
8:26 PM
Cindy Wilson - Midnight
Cindy Wilson Midnight N
Realms Kill Rock Stars 2023
8:28 PM
Rian Treanor & Ocen James - Agoya
Rian Treanor & Ocen James Agoya N
Saccades Nyege Nyege Tapes 2023
8:32 PM
Duran Duran - New Religion
Duran Duran New Religion
Rio Parlophone UK 1982
8:37 PM
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8:44 PM
Sonja - Wanting Me Dead
Sonja Wanting Me Dead
Loud Arriver Cruz Del Sur Music 2022
8:49 PM
Fucked Up & The Halluci Nation - Electroshock
Fucked Up & The Halluci Nation Electroshock N
Electroshock - Single Merge 2023
8:53 PM
The Howling Hex - Pair Back up Mass With
The Howling Hex Pair Back up Mass With
All-Night Fox Fat Possum 2005
8:57 PM
Steven Mackey with Jason Treuting - Orpheus Cowboy
Steven Mackey with Jason Treuting Orpheus Cowboy
Orpheus Unsung New Amsterdam 2016
9:02 PM
Anthony Braxton - Donna Lee
Anthony Braxton Donna Lee
In the Tradition, Vol. 2 SteepleChase 1987
9:08 PM
Victory Over the Sun - The Gold of Having Nothing
Victory Over the Sun The Gold of Having Nothing N
Dance You Monster To My Soft Song! self-released 2023
9:15 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
9:22 PM
Six Organs of Admittance - Black Wall
Six Organs of Admittance Black Wall
The Sun Awakens Drag City Records 2006
9:27 PM
Magik Markers - Find You Ride
Magik Markers Find You Ride
2020 Drag City Records 2020
9:31 PM
Comus - Diana
Comus Diana
First Utterance Dawn 1971
9:35 PM
Paul Duffy - The Giant Squid
Paul Duffy The Giant Squid
Blues Sweet Blues V/A Music Maker Recordings 2008
9:41 PM
Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru - Jerusalem
Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru Jerusalem
Jerusalem Mississippi Records 2022
9:47 PM
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9:52 PM
Dog Faced Hermans - Human Spark
Dog Faced Hermans Human Spark
Those Deep Buds Alternative Tentacles 1994
9:56 PM
Mudhoney - Cry Me an Atmospheric River
Mudhoney Cry Me an Atmospheric River N
Plastic Eternity Sub Pop 2023
9:59 PM
Reigning Sound - I'll Cry
Reigning Sound I'll Cry
Too Much Guitar In the Red 2004
10:01 PM
The Deviants - I'm Coming Home
The Deviants I'm Coming Home
Ptooff! Sire 1968
10:08 PM
The Damned - Neat Neat Neat
The Damned Neat Neat Neat R
Damned Damned Damned Stiff 1977
10:10 PM
Reese McHenry - Bye Bye Baby
Reese McHenry Bye Bye Baby
No Dados Suah Sounds 2019
10:13 PM
Radio Birdman - Hand of Law
Radio Birdman Hand of Law
The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978) Sub Pop Records 2001
10:17 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
10:23 PM
Skylar Gudasz - Mother's Daughter
Skylar Gudasz Mother's Daughter N
Mother's Daughter - Single 2023
10:26 PM
Tacoma Park - The Back of My Father's Hand
Tacoma Park The Back of My Father's Hand N
Tacoma Park 2023
10:30 PM
Permanent - FICTION
Permanent FICTION N
You Better Mind: Southeastern Songs to Stop Cop City V/A 2023
10:34 PM
Cannibal Ox - Raspberry Fields
Cannibal Ox Raspberry Fields
The Cold Vein Def Jux 2001
10:38 PM
Demdike Stare - Desert Ascetic
Demdike Stare Desert Ascetic
Tryptych Modern Love 2011
10:42 PM
Emma Ruth Rundle - Dead Set Eyes
Emma Ruth Rundle Dead Set Eyes
On Dark Horses Sargent House 2018
10:47 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
10:53 PM
Lou Reed - Sister Ray
Lou Reed Sister Ray
Chat is archived.
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:00:17 PM
Hello? Hello? Is this thing on?
TAndy 8:02:52 PM
Mary Jones 8:02:54 PM
Hello hello
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:05:37 PM
Hey TAndy and Mary!
Mary Jones 8:06:56 PM
Hello Dan! I’m digging this track.
TAndy 8:07:41 PM
As am I. Wednesday night shift readiness and such blah blah I'll be listening anyway!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:14:29 PM
Hey, DJ DanRuccia!
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:15:11 PM
Hiya MrM!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:15:15 PM
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS 🎃🧡🎃 I recently purchased that album!?!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:15:49 PM
And they’re on tour!
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:16:18 PM
Jon sent me an absolutely amazing reaction to their new album that I may have to type in here when I get a minute
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:17:47 PM
"The album is unlistenable. I tried. I really did. He's wasting the best living drummer on the planet right now with this bedroom pop drum sampler bullshit. Deleted from my library forever and I suggest everyone do the same. Also, like what you like. That's what's great about music."
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:18:33 PM
ErrMahGawd. L0LZ
Mary Jones 8:18:42 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:24:33 PM
There are people that think the music we listen to (Rn?!) and covet is totes bullshit and I heart that so much 😻
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:25:22 PM
I know, right! I'd say they don't know what they're missing, but that wouldn't be in the spirit of "unlistenable but you do you"
Jon Solomon 8:28:18 PM
The last lines are my favorite part!!
Jon Solomon 8:28:57 PM
Really good drive soundtrack getting home..:
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:31:06 PM
Art is subjective. Somehow there is little that is more insane than arguing about what is Good Music. I appreciated knowing about the “bedroom pop drum sampler” bit tho yo. 🤑🤠
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:32:05 PM
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:32:07 PM
What is the internet for if not complaining that someone is wasting the best living drummer on the planet on bedroom pop drum sampler bullshit, though?
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:32:34 PM
Haha darn internet!
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:33:01 PM
I forget where the "but someone is wrong on the internet" comic is from. I feel like it's XKCD, but I might be making that up
Ambrose Hughes 8:33:07 PM
Hello not Mike Lupica!
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:33:24 PM
Hey Bo!
Mary Jones 8:33:43 PM
That’s definitely XKCD
Marcus Watt 8:34:04 PM
Mr. M. is correct about art. Also David Thomas is coming to NYC soon, with Wayne Kramer in the band. Also Faust.
Mary Jones 8:34:13 PM
I’ve had it sent to me more than once
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:34:17 PM
DURAN DURAN ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 fight me
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 8:34:41 PM
Greetings and Salutations, Everyone!
Ambrose Hughes 8:34:43 PM
Hello Dan Ruccia!🤗
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:35:06 PM
That will be one hell of a show, Marcus!
Ambrose Hughes 8:35:27 PM
Marcus Watt 8:38:40 PM
Only your ear. Could be worse.
Ossy 8:38:42 PM
Evening Dan
Jon Solomon 8:41:15 PM
Sounded good in my car, sounds good on my phone on the couch.
jimboo 8:41:44 PM
Does your mixer have a MORE COWBELL knob???
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:44:17 PM
Thanks, Jon
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:44:27 PM
Hey Ossy and jimboo!
TAndy 8:45:38 PM
Yes Dan u were correct
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:50:54 PM
I'm trying to place where the guitar lick from this Fucked Up song comes from. I can hear it, but I can't pull out the name
TAndy 8:51:10 PM
That's fucked up, man.
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:51:54 PM
It's something from the 80s, I think?
DSM 8:55:27 PM
This album rips! Sad to hear about Neil's recent troubles. Howdy Dan
Jon Solomon 8:56:06 PM
I had to briefly turn the show off so someone [not naming names] could finish her homework so I'm guessing "Where The Streets Have No Name" by U2.
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:56:21 PM
Hey DSM! Yeah, it's super sad. I hope he can get the help he needs
DSM 8:58:36 PM
I probably missed the announcement, but is this your new time slot for the summer or just a one off fillz in?
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:58:59 PM
Homework? At the end of May??? What kind of school does [redacted] go to???
Jon Solomon 8:59:26 PM
School is done on Friday!
Dan Ruccia (host) 8:59:34 PM
Just filling in for the week, DSM. Sadly not reprising my regular after Jon show from way back when
Jon Solomon 8:59:37 PM
This was the last of the last of it, I believe.
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:00:00 PM
::eye roll emoji::
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:01:14 PM
This station ID goes out to that Smashing Pumpkins reviewer
DSM 9:01:37 PM
Don't trust music!
Rob from Maryland 9:02:21 PM
TAndy 9:05:48 PM
Oh my god this piece again I love this
TAndy 9:06:20 PM
I love the horn that sounds like a [redacted]
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:07:09 PM
It's actually Braxton's other bonkers contrabass clarinet standard. There's also a version of Ornithology which I played a couple months ago. It's so gloriously sillly
Gautham Kalva 9:07:11 PM
Hi Dan, where can I hear/read that fireplaces station ID? Whose voice was that?
TAndy 9:08:02 PM
Aw man I missed a special new ID
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:08:45 PM
Gautham, it's from a random sampler comp I got at some point. Let me see if I can track it down...
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:09:56 PM
Found it! The speaker is Brain Belott from his album Sound Scribbles
Gautham Kalva 9:12:10 PM
Great, thanks for that super quick response..
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:13:30 PM
It was thankfully in one of the like 3 places in my house it could have been hiding. The starlite louge this place ain't
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:18:34 PM
And I had a phone call… where’s the rewind button ⏪⁉️
TAndy 9:21:57 PM
Rewind to the toot clarinet
DSM 9:21:59 PM
That aint no way to have fun, like Mamma told me not to come?
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:22:40 PM
I missed seeing MarcusWatt comment and deleted my message which just makes the MarcusWatt comment extra funny/awkward.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:22:57 PM
TAndy! 🦆💨
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:26:40 PM
DJ Pethie❣️on the summer schedule‼️
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:26:41 PM
Googling lyrics, I think the song I'm thinking about is Three Dog Night's "Mamma Told Me" which is, I think, a song I heard a bunch on classic rock radio as a kid and never knew what it was called.
DSM 9:28:51 PM
yo that's whut I said tho dawg
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:28:58 PM
Looks like it’s gonna be HawtHogSummer at WPRB! Three shows?!? Go Go Go, DJ Hog!
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:29:28 PM
Was it DSM? Shoot
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:29:46 PM
Shows how much/little I remember about that song other than that one line and the one lick
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:30:25 PM
this set is fun timez rN Af! Cheers, DJ DanRuccia!
DSM 9:30:56 PM
New sched posted MrM? BrB while I check that hawt hog out!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:31:48 PM
Hurry! Count the HOGS!
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:32:02 PM
There are 30 to 50 wild feral ones on the schedule
Jon Solomon 9:32:16 PM
Ctr-F "Hog"
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:32:32 PM
DSM 9:35:06 PM
Hogs galore!
DSM 9:35:26 PM
Is crispy cookie a new DJ?
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:35:31 PM
Too bad I already played Pigs x7 this week
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:36:11 PM
I think so, DSM?
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:36:40 PM
and the MEEP show too Say WHUT
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:38:22 PM
California?! Yuck
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:39:08 PM
What is this guy on about, anydangway ?!?
Gautham Kalva 9:40:33 PM
I love this Paul Duffy guy. Thanks @ Dan
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:41:14 PM
I think he's recounting the plot of the gritty remake of the Sponge Bob Square Pants?
DSM 9:47:02 PM
Has anyone else watched both versions of Candy/Love & Death? Curious which one people thought was better
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:47:27 PM
I’m not familiar
DSM 9:48:49 PM
MrM, recent shows about the same thing that somehow got made at the same time, kinda bonkers that two versions came out so close to one another
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:50:28 PM
Ohh. Candy? Jessica Biel??
DSM 9:52:08 PM
That's the one alright! Or one of the two ones, I guess I should say.
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:52:46 PM
Oh interesting. What's the premise?
DSM 9:54:51 PM
Basically a "good church going housewife & mother" has an affair with her friends husband and then murders the friend
DSM 9:55:10 PM
Elizabeth Olsen plays the lead in the other version.
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:55:27 PM
A good pair of leads!
Dan Ruccia (host) 9:55:34 PM
Will have to check one/both out
DSM 9:56:17 PM
The story isn't really any crazier than a typical Dateline, but interesting to see the two versions and how they decide to tackle it. I vote Jessica Biel version
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:57:55 PM
I thought Jessica Biel was creepy and super! I heart Melanie Lynskey! Need to finish it. Merp. I’ll watch the second one too! Woot!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:58:22 PM
Candy on Hulus. Where’s the other??
DSM 9:58:43 PM
I think it was HBO?
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 9:59:44 PM
Not helpful?
DSM 10:00:17 PM
semi helpful, giving a good place to start the hunt
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:00:55 PM
Ha! Good luck to us!
DSM 10:01:04 PM
Ambrose Hughes 10:02:07 PM
Some Damned Dan? R.I.P. Algy Ward.
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:02:43 PM
you coulda done it already gotdotdamnit DSM L0LZ
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:03:19 PM
Yeah, for sure, Bo
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:03:27 PM
Any song in particular?
DSM 10:03:46 PM
lol I'd have to move my cursor like alllll the way up to the top of the screen tho
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:05:51 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:06:44 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:07:49 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:09:16 PM
THE DAMNED 💔❤️‍🩹❤️
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:09:52 PM
Gah, with some Deviants on top because physical media...
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:10:07 PM
Also apparently wrong era Damned...
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:10:33 PM
Oh oops 🙊
Ambrose Hughes 10:10:46 PM
DAMN Dan!😜
Ambrose Hughes 10:12:34 PM
Got any Tank?
DSM 10:12:40 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:13:07 PM
Damned! Daniel!
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:13:51 PM
Only my enemies call me Daniel, damnit. The rest of you can call damn Dan
Ambrose Hughes 10:14:26 PM
I see what you did Mr.M💀!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:14:35 PM
Haha snort L0LZ haha
Rob from Maryland 10:15:11 PM
Dan, my wife and I enjoyed your show a lot. We will try to listen at your normal time, but that is not a good time for either one of us.
Ambrose Hughes 10:16:01 PM
I saw this band at the Black Cat!
Ambrose Hughes 10:16:49 PM
...loved 'em!
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:23:33 PM
Thanks, Rob! Yeah, workdays can be rough for the radio-ing
Ambrose Hughes 10:24:40 PM
Thanks Dan for the Damned!
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:25:16 PM
Happy to, Bo!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:28:18 PM
*I'm continuing to send virtual hugs to the MikeLupica FamBam 💞*
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:29:35 PM
Appreciate the nice nighttime show, DJ DanRuccia!
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:30:00 PM
Thanks, MrM! I'm always happy when I get the opportunity to come out at night
DSM 10:30:23 PM
Dig this Tacoma Park
DSM 10:30:32 PM
Dug that Tacoma Park
TAndy 10:46:34 PM
Thanks for the show, Dan!!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:51:48 PM
DJ DanRuccia! TopNotch Show! Big cheers and many thanks and kind regards to you, Sir!
jimboo 10:51:54 PM
Thank you Octo-Dan!
DSM 10:53:14 PM
Thanks Dan!
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:53:31 PM
Thanks y'all! Always fun to play for the evening crew!
Ambrose Hughes 10:54:36 PM
I heard that!😆
DSM 10:54:38 PM
I also feel like this could be Street Legal era live Bob Dylan version
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:55:32 PM
jimboo 10:55:41 PM
Ambrose Hughes 10:56:10 PM
Thanks for the Show Dan!
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:56:10 PM
The tape warble in this recording makes it even better
DSM 10:56:36 PM
jimboo 10:57:02 PM
Ambrose Hughes 10:58:11 PM
Dan Ruccia (host) 10:58:29 PM
Behind the band in the video are rows of TVs playing who knows what, but it's all kinds of trippy
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 10:59:33 PM
LOU REED ❤️‍🔥 LAURIE ANDERSON together for 21 years❣️
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ-💀 11:00:33 PM
Cheers Dears!