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Junkyard Barbie

November 5, 2014
9:45 am

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It’s rare that I have two guests in one night but tonight that’s what it’s all about. Long time listeners of my show know that I always enjoy supporting local artists, So tonight two local artists! In the first hour Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie is back once again to talk about the all Barbie exhibition happening at  located at of all places 50 Shotwell in the Mission. If you haven’t seen this you’re really missing out. Just picture it, hundreds of Barbie dolls all altered for your perverse delight. It’s truly a wonder of nature. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday noon to 7 PM, And Sundays noon to 5 PM. There is a poetry reading Thursday night and the closing gala is a week from Saturday, November 15th. Click on the link for more details.

Many of you may be aware that I used to MC Power Tool Drag Races at Ace Junkyard here in San Francisco. What you may not be aware of is that the landlord pulled the rug out from under Bill “The Junkman” Kennedy and closed the junkyard a few short years ago. Bill was a long time facilitator of the underground art scene here in the city, and Ace was the prime location for artists such as SRL, Life-Size Mouse Trap, Cyclecide, Seemen, and other metal obscurists to obtain those hard-to-find pieces which made their creations come to life. In the studio tonight filmmaker Yasi Mak talking about her documentary: Ace in the Hole, about Ace Junkyard and Bill “The Junkman” Kennedy. Bill is in the studio as well, telling great stories about his years at Ace. There is a Kickstarter campaign that ends today at 3PM to raise money to support the film. Please consider donating.

Enjoy.

jh

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Channel Zero: Public Enemy
Wild and Free: Curtis Mayfield

Interview with Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie

Since You’ve Been Gone: James Brown

Interview with Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie

Lesson One: Stone Cold Boners
By Any Means Necessary: Steinski
The Art of Getting Jumped: Steinski
Watermelon Man: Herbie Hancock

Sunflower: East New York Ensemble de Music

Interview with Yasi Mak and Bill “The Junkman” Kennedy

Darkest Light: Lafayette Afro-Rock Band
Hands of Time: Perfect Circle

Rastaman Chant/Conquering Lion: Bob Marley (April 30, 1976 – Beacon Theater, NYC)
Feeling Alright: Joe Cocker (October 19, 1969 – Fillmore West, SF, CA)
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry: Leon Russell (February 5, 1971 – Baarn, The Netherlands)

I Left My Heart in San Francisco: Tony Bennett

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Barbie and Junkyards tonight at 8

November 3, 2014
3:29 pm

image_108-10PM tonight on radiovalencia.fm John Hell has two, count them, TWO guests on the show this evening. In the fist hour at 8pm, he welcomes back to the Radio Valencia studios, Julie Anderson of the always highly entertaining Altered Barbie exhibition, now in its 12th year! She’s bringing guests! Go see this show!!!

In the second hour, he’s excited to have documentary filmmaker Yasi Mak on to talk about her upcoming film “Ace in the Hole: Death of a Junkyard”. Full disclosure: John used to MC the Power Tool Drag Races there for 8 non-consecutive years. There is a Kickstarter campaign on for this film now.

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Scott Levkoff aka THE PROFESSOR Champion of the creative underground for 25 years on A Season in Hell tonight 8-10

July 28, 2014
4:24 pm

MYSTIC-MIDWAY-200pixScott ‘The Professor” Levkoff of Mystic Midway will be on A Season in Hell tonight, from 8-10PM.

Mystic Midway is a transmedia social game set in the world of a mystical carnival that takes players on a journeys of discovery
latest show at the Augmented World Expo AWE2014
Will be appearing at TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Mr Nobody’s Swamp Shack
and working with The Go Game
Mystic Midway is a TROJAN HORSE for exploring/ introducing collaborative Social  Design into the world
…..
Coming up THIS SUNDAY
Mystic Midway presents A Midsummer Fairy Revels
a benefit for THE MIDWAY
live music, performances,live opera- CASTA DIVA, gourmet food, strolling fairies and the saucy Court of Titania and Oberon themselves
in a secret graden location NEVER BEFORE SEEN
in the heart of SF
Tune in 8-10 Monday night to hear all this and more.
Enjoy.
jh
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Spirituality in Music – Tonight 8-10

July 14, 2014
12:16 pm

davis_erik_2008_rauner_michael.jpgErik Davis is my guest tonight 8-10 on A Season in Hell with John Hell on Radio Valencia.

From Wikipedia: Erik is a writer, scholar, journalist and public speaker whose writings have run the gamut from rock criticism to cultural analysis to creative explorations of esoteric mysticism.He is perhaps best known for his book Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information, as well as his work on California counterculture, including Burning Man, the human potential movement, and the writings of Philip K. Dick. He has also contributed to the 33 1/3 series his review of Led Zeppelin’s fourth record.

We’ll be talking about spirituality in music tonight, which will include what is to be some choice selections from Erik’s own collection.

Tune in.

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Rock Fight 12! This Time It’s An Invasion

June 25, 2014
6:36 pm

ROCK FIGHT 12 FLATOnce again it’s time to put everything down, set six hours aside, and listen to John Hell and Ron Donovan butcher each other in a knock down, drag out bootleg battle, of epic proportions!

John and Ron have quite possibly the LARGEST live bootleg collection in the known world (source unknown and possibly nonexistent), and twice a year they share it with you, dear listeners. Why? They don’t have to tell you!

Tonight the focus is on five areas of their deep musical interest and knowledge: British Invasion, Blues, Led Zeppelin, Prince and James Brown. Check out the setlist below for the details.

The best part of this show besides the music, has to be the “witty” “conversation” between Ron and John. Yes, they know what they’re (why am I talking in the third person? Oh well, I’ve already gone this far…) talking about. The two of them have been collecting live music for over 25 years (cassette, vinyl, CD, Flac), and understand the “OTHER” music industry better than most. Lots of discussion ensues.

In the fifth hour, guitar slinger Eric McFadden calls in following his show in Chicago, to share some road stories with us. He has made a number of live appearances in studio for Rock Fight’s past. It’s too kind of him to phone it in this time out.

About 99% are high quality soundboard recordings. Only one Zep tune is from an audience source, but what a show it was!

Who won you ask? It’s possible that for the first time in over six years, it was a draw. We’ll fight it out again in December.

Enjoy.

jh

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Rock Fight 11
Rock Fight 10
Rock Fight 9
Rock Fight 8
Rock Fight 7
Rock Fight 6
Rock Fight 5
Rock Fight 4 – Playlist only
Rock Fight 3 – Playlist only
Rock Fight 2 – Playlist only
Rock Fight 1 – Playlist only

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Rock Fight 12:

Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong
I Want to Rock: Twisted Sister (Santiago, Chile 04/19/13) -Ron Donovan (RD)
Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen (Buenos Aires 02/28/81) – John Hell (JH)
Fight to the Finish: Gamma (NYC 1980) – RD

Sinner: Judas Priest (The Palladium, NYC 11/4/79) – JH
History of Tenacious D (Higher Ground, Winooski, VT 09/28/01) – JH
Revolve: King Buzzo (Zanzabar, Louisville, Kentucky 03/20/14) JH
Hotter Than Hell: Kiss (Richfield Stadium, Richfield, OH 09/03/76) – JH

Magic Man: Heart (Shoreline, WA 1976) – RD
I Hate Myself for Loving You: Joan Jett (2013) – RD
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Metallica (Zwolle “Ijsellhall”, Holland on 02-08-87) – RD
Ride the Lightning: Metallica (Zwolle “Ijsellhall”, Holland on 02-08-87) – RD

British Invasion Set:
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (John singing): Beatles 1969 – JH
Piggies: Beatles (White Album Demos) 1968 – JH
Teddy Boy: Beatles (Get Back Sessions) 1968 – JH

5:15: The Who (Spectrum, Philly, PA (1973) – RD
Young Man Blues: The Who (Hull University, Hull, England 02-15-70) – JH
Gimme Shelter: Rolling Stones (Cricket Ground, Perth, AU 02/24/73) – JH
Midnight Rambler: Rolling Stones (LA Forum June 1975) – RD

You Really Got Me: The Kinks (Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI 08/10/79) – JH
Apeman: The Kinks (BBC 12/13/70) – JH

Got To Get Better in a Little While: Derek and the Domino’s (Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN 11/05/70) – RD
Tell the Truth: Derek and the Domino’s (Fillmore East, NYC 10-24-70) – JH

Blues Set:
Baby Please Don’t Go: Muddy Waters (Antives, France 1974) – RD
Got My Mojo Working: Muddy Waters (Blues & Jazz Festival, Geneva, Switzerland 11/04/76) – JH
Forecast Calls for Pain: Robert Cray (Redrocks 1992) – RD
Summertime: Janis Joplin (Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands 04/11/69) – JH

Trouble No More: Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Eric Clapton (Dingwalls, London, England 12/03/85) – JH
Mercury Blues: Steve Miller Band (Matrix, SF 1967) – RD
Boom Boom: John Lee Hooker (The Stone, SF, CA 03/30/85) – JH
Damn Right I Got the Blues: Buddy Guy (Legends, Chicago 2012) – RD

Howlin’ For My Baby: Howlin’ Wolf 1952 – JH
Stormy Monday: Buddy Guy and Junior Wells (Willmantic, CT 1973) RD

I Can’t Quit You, Babe: Led Zeppelin (Fillmore West, SF, CA 01/11/69)
What Is And What Should Never Be: Led Zeppelin (Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, CN 09/04/71)
Celebration Day: Led Zeppelin (Chicago, IL 07/06/73)

Schoolday/Nadine/Around and Around: Led Zeppelin (Tribute To Johnny Kidd And The Pirates Metropolitan Sports Center, Minneapolis 1/17/75)
The Song Remains the Same/Rain Song: Led Zeppelin (Earl’s Court, London, UK 05-24-75)

In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (The Forum, LA, CA 06/22/77)
Achilles Last Stand: Led Zeppelin (Kingdome, Seattle, WA 07/17/77)

Electric Chair: Prince (Saturday Night Live 1989)
Let’s Go Crazy: Prince (Orange Bowl, Miami, FL 04/07/85)
Cold Sweat: James Brown (Dallas, TX 08/26/68)

Let’s Work: Prince (DNA Lounge, SF, CA 04/24/13)
Let Yourself Go/There Was A Time/I Feel Alright: James Brown (Apollo Theater 1966)

Get On The Good Foot: James Brown (Lucerne, Switzerland 1973)
Living in America: James Brown (SF Hilton Ballroom, San Francisco, CA 10/12/92)

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DOWN IN FRONT! On A Season in Hell Monday Night at 8!

March 17, 2014
4:21 pm

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Tonight on A Season in Hell, with John Hell:

Local swinging trio, Down in Front will be performing live in the Radio Valencia studios, from 8-10PM.

They have a Kickstarter campaign to support the production of their first full-length LP.

These are some talented and very witty gals. Tune in for the music, stay for the banter.

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Monday’s 8-10PM (PDST)
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John Hell and Steffan Chirazi Rock Out in Birmingham!

March 11, 2014
9:58 am

blackzeppelinWhat is it about this town? Tonight on A Season in Hell, John Hell and Steffan Chirazi break it down. From this landlocked industrial town, came a myriad of talented groups of many genres, all of whom were a strong influence on bands that followed.

We don’t follow a conventional path for the show, and right out of the gate you can tell that we want to bash you over the head. But hold on tight, as we take you down dirty steel town road of early heavy metal, punk, and industrial.

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Necessary Evil: Napalm Death
Multinational Corporations/Instinct of Survival: Napalm Death
Knights in White Satin: Moody Blues

Symphony of the Universe: Black Sabbath
Snowblind: Black Sabbath
The Wizard: Black Sabbath

Brontosaurus: The Move
Don’t Bring Me Down: ELO
Race Against Time: GBH

Metal Gods: Judas Priest
Victim of Changes: Judas Priest
Steeler: Judas Priest

Cum On Feel the Noize: Slade
Circle of Shit: Godflesh
No More Weapons: Steel Pulse
Vanilla: Rufige Kru/Goldie

Black Dog: Led Zeppelin
Whole Lotta Love: Led Zeppelin

Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy

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Hell Conquers Birmingham!

March 10, 2014
6:20 pm

blackzeppelinTune in tonight, from 8-10PM (PDST) on Radio Valencia, for two hours of Birmingham England masterpieces, featuring John Hell and Stefan Chirazi of Metallica fanzine “So What”. We’ll be featuring the many acts of many genres from the Birmingham area, including Traffic, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Duran Duran, UB40, Steel Pulse, and way too many more to list here.

A Season in Hell, with John Hell Every Monday night from 8-10 PM (PDST)

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Polly: Sex Culture Revolutionary on A Season in Hell Monday at 8PM

February 10, 2014
6:37 pm

1690399_290546854430400_2031086367_nMaybe it’s because I just love LOVE! There’s love in Hell, you know. There’s also a lot of lust too! Therefore as a special Valentines treat for you, my rabid listeners, I offer up a true treat! Polly “Superstar” Whittaker, of SF’s Mission Control and Kinky Salon will be on my show tonight, 8-10PM, talking up her new memoir: “Polly: Sex Culture Revolutionary”. She’s taking on the challenge of self-publishing her book, which is full of tales of lust, lechery, romance, and cumming of age in England and San Francisco. Please check out her Kickstarter page here.
Polly will be reading excerpts from her book, and we may even be able to take your calls about the SF Poly community, dating, BDSM; just name your kink, and it’s I bet she’ll have a tasty response.

I also have tickets to give away for the upcoming Melvin Seals/Jerry Garcia Band show happening this Saturday night at the Great American Music Hall. Listen for your time to call in and win!

There’s too much fun to be had tonight!!!

See you on the radio.

John Hell

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ROCK FIGHT 11 – MONDAY 6-midnight!!!

December 15, 2013
4:02 pm

Rock Fight 11
Monday, December 16, 2013
6-12AM
Radio Valencia

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John Hell vs. Ron Donovan

Mr.’s Hell and Donovan have the largest collection of live “underground” music west of East Rutherford, New Jersey. Every June and December they go mano-a-mano in a heated throw down of EPIC proportions!

Next Monday, December 16, 2013, from 6-12AM (PST), John and Ron host Rock Fight 11!

This time around our hosts will feature one artist each for 30 minutes. Kiss, Nugent, ZZ Top, The Who, Hendrix, and more. Also, live in-studio guests including Steffan Chirazi (editor of “So What”, the official Metallica fanzine), and KISSER, the all-female Kiss cover band!!! And too many more to list here!

You do not want to miss this show!

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