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A Season in Hell #186: Dubbing Man
August 25, 2014 8:00pm
International artists, and Dub is on the turntables for tonight. Burning Man is a wash, so listen in and get DUB with it.

On Saturday night Radio Valencia broadcast live from Bottom of the Hill, for the annual Strummerville New Music Foundation benefit. So many great and talented musicians performing the music of Joe Strummer and The Clash. You can hear that show by going here. Most impressive was Eric McFadden's performance of Bankrobber, done in dub style. So when I was considering what to play for you tonight, and staring as I often do at my music collection for hours on end, it hit me like a brick that I should be doing a show of Dub for you.

The last half hour of the show reaches out towards other international sounds. This is a great show to either sit back and get truly deep into, or even to have on in the background while you're moving around the house, or taking a seriously deep bong hit. Either way, I think you'll really enjoy what I've created for you tonight.

Bankrobber Dub: The Clash
Bazooka Blast: Junior Delgado

Upper Cut: The Scientist
23rd Dub: Lee Perry

War: The Mighty Two
War is Over: The Mighty Two
Kings of the Earth: Sizzla
Dub Who I Am: U-Roy

Revolution Total Destruction: The Heptones
Jerusalem Dub Extended: Soul Syndicate

Zombie: Fela Kuti
Chatma: Tinariwen
Facing East: Thievery Corporation

Senegal Market Place: Sly Dunbar
Mulaqat Ho Gaye: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
The Mod Trade: The Black Beats

T For Texas: Toshio Hirano
Main Titles: Daniele Patucchi

A Season in Hell #185: Reverbia
August 18, 2014 8:00pm
Sometimes I just need to play a bunch of stuff that I haven't heard in a while. And I also keep buying records, so I have to share those with you too. That's pretty much what you have here: a collection of music that I haven't heard in a while, and new stuff. Some of it's loud, there's some bluegrass thrown in, psychedelia, metal, Americana, gypsy-punk; you name it, it's in there. Some of the segues are priceless. The art of radio at its finest.

New music from Jack White, Boris, Hot Fog, and Obniii's.

Enjoy.

jh

The Show Must Go On: Pink Floyd
Jesus Was Way Cool: King Missile
The Lifetime Achievement Awards: The Centimeters

Hard Line: The Blasters
War Drums: John Wilkes Booze
Oh Mary: Ty Segall Band

Just One Drink: Jack White
Uncle Powderbag: Obniii's
Stoner Section: David Nudelman
Crossing Remix (Andy Weatherall): Wooden Shjips

Paperhouse: Can
Super Are You: Boredoms
Ghost of Romance: Boris
Black Jack: Enrico Simonetti

Emma: Urge Overkill
Secret Fantasies of the Dragon Sun: Hot Fog
Freya: The Sword

Into the Void: Brown Sabbath
Blue Grass Special: Bill Monroe
Little Red Hen: Taj Mahal
Teen Age Riot: Sonic Youth

Immigraniada: Gogol Bordello
Portland, OR: Loretta Lynn

A Season in Hell #184: Farewell Captain, My Captain
August 11, 2014 8:00pm
Happy 4th anniversary to Radio Valencia today!!! It's all about tragi-comedy tonight. And what a day to celebrate. I should be writing about how exciting it is to be celebrating four awesome years, and what is certainly the best "radio" station in San Francisco, and one of the finest in the Bay Area, but this day will be forever connected with the passing of a talent among great talents, Robin Williams.

Instead of waxing poetic about what a great cultural loss, and preaching about the need to open our hearts to those experiencing depression, I'm going to let my show speak for itself. Every set has some live stand up from the late Mr. Williams. I'm sure you'll agree he was a master of his craft, and we won't see another like him in our lifetime.

His passing does remind me of this old "joke" however:

In the year 1806, a well-dressed man in his twenties visited a doctor who was renowned throughout London for being able to treat what nowadays we'd call depression, but back then was called melancholia.

The patient explained that he felt overcome by a terrible sadness, that he didn't want to get up in the morning. He could not see any point in his existence.

"With your condition I would normally prescribe a course of my patent powders," said the doctor, "but it so happens that I have recently come across something which will alleviate your condition much more quickly.

"You must," he continued, "go to the Covent Garden theatre to see the pantomime, Harlequin and Mother Goose. This is the happiest thing I have ever seen performed on a stage, tears of laugher ran down my face. Why, sir, I can almost guarantee that watching Grimaldi the clown will cure you completely!"

"Ah, but doctor," said the man sadly, "I am Grimaldi the clown."

It feels as though you said to yourself "I've done all I can do, and it still isn't enough. When are you people going to start being happy? Forget it, I'm done.".

Enjoy.

jh

Step Right Up: Tom Waits
Alcohol: Robin Williams
Freddie's Dead: Curtis Mayfield

All in a Day: Joe Strummer
Tombstone Blues: Bob Dylan
Cocaine: Robin Williams
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Gil Scott-Heron

Loran's Dance: Idris Muhammad
Cops: Robin Williams
It's A Man's Man's World: James Brown
Happiness is a Warm Gun: The Beatles

1985: Paul McCartney and Wings
Sailor Song: First Aid Kit
Reagan: Robin Williams
Cassidy: Bob Weir

Wanted Criminal: delphine de St. Paer
N.I.B.: Brown Sabbath
Childhood: Robin Williams
Useless King of the Punks: King Buzzo

Taiyo No Baka: Boris
The Way to Eden: Star Trek Live

A Season in Hell #183: The Magnificent Seven
August 4, 2014 8:00pm
It's all about 7 inches tonight. 45s people! Traditionally the 45 RPM single was the hallmark of the bands current release. It was the song they wanted to feature. Unless of course you were The Beatles, who's American label: Capitol Records, would take the 14 song LP they released in Europe, take two songs off and release those as singles on their own. Record labels suck!

Over time, bands who only had a few songs to share would press them on 45. There were even ads in the back of magazines in the 1960s and 1970s that would turn you into a recording star. All you had to do was send a cassette of your song to them and they would press it on 45! There are some real winners there. And when I say "winners" I'm sure you realize how subjective that term is.

In my own youth, we had dozens of 45s in the homestead. I relate this story during the second hour of the broadcast. It was New Years 1974 I believe, and my father was late coming home from work. We were living in Toledo, Ohio, my birthplace, and my father owned a small jewelry store, Phillips Jewelers, that also sold trinkets along with fine jewelery. As he was locking up to come home and take my very patient mother out for a New Years celebration, he stopped into the store next to his own, to wish a Happy New Year to the owner of the shop that sold billiard tables, and jukeboxes.

The story goes, the owner asked my dad to come in and have a drink to celebrate the new year. My father obliged. Many drinks, and a few hours later, may father realizes that he's very late, and needs to get home. He also realizes that he better not go home empty handed.

Meanwhile my mother is dressed and ready to go out to celebrate. I'm about 4 years old at the time. My sisters are 10 and 11 years old. I'm certain we had a babysitter there too. My father is late. Very late. Mother is not pleased.

Here comes dad.

Mom opens the door. There stands my father, looking much the worse for wear. He beacons "I bought a BIG record player", and proceeds to fall flat on his face.

My father told his friend to throw a bunch of 45s into a jukebox and follow him home. It was mostly the hits of the day: R&B, Soul, Rock, and many, many Dr. Demento-type favorites, some of which I played on the show tonight.

Whatever happened to that jukebox? It lived in four of our homes, between New Years 74/75 and 1979. It even lived in my bedroom in Greensboro, North Carolina for a year, because that's the only place it would fit. It scared the hell out of me at night; it looked to me like a robot. It was huge.

But I played that thing all of the time. Every record on the machine became my friend. I understood growing up what it meant to be a "hit". Perhaps that's why I've stayed so far away from commercial radio. I think it made me allergic to hit singles! Wow, that's a serious revelation I've just had.

So tonight it's all about the "hits"! How many of these do you recall? There are some real doozies on this playlist. Listen to the podcast. I tell some fun stories, including the one you just read about. Thanks dad, for going out for that drink...or three. I'm sure it really pissed my mother off, but unbeknownst to you, that night had a profound effect upon my life.

Enjoy.

jh

Earache My Eye: Alice Bowie
Mary Mary: Run DMC
Unknown Museum Stomp: Phantom Surfers

I've Been Everywhere: Hank Snow
Why Can't We Live Together: Timmy Thomas
Along Came Jones: The Coasters
People Get Ready: The Chambers Brothers

Can I Get A Witness: Rod Stewart
Ruby Tuesday: The Rolling Stones
I Need You: The Kinks
The Kids Are Alright: The Who

Immigrant Song: Led Zeppelin
Peter Gunn Theme: Art of Noise
Going Back to Cali: LL Cool J
Rise Above: Black Flag

Kick Out The Jams: MC5
You Got It: Mudhoney
Gary Gilmore's Eyes: The Adverts
Major Tom (German): Peter Schilling

Fantastic Voyage: David Bowie
Me and My Arrow: Harry Nilsson
Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five
Interplanet Janet: Man or Astroman?

Please, Please, Please: James Brown
Rubber Biscuit: Chips
My Ding-a-Ling: Chuck Berry

Shaving Cream: Benny Bill
Fish Heads: Barnes and Barnes
The Curly Shuffle: Jump 'N The Saddle
Lumberjack Song: Monty Python
Smoke Two Joints: The Toyes

17 Days: Prince
Down On The Corner: Creedence Clearwater Revival

A Season in Hell #182: Mystic Midway
July 28, 2014 8:00pm
San Francisco has a history, all long and colorful, and sometimes very controversial history of art, performance, and characters who continue to push the standards of acceptability in whichever genre or medium they work within. It has been this way since before the gold rush. Even with the deepening gentrification which continues to build upon the rich creative and cultural history of our home, there is no denying the fact that people travel here and move here not just for economic opportunity, but also, and more importantly to be a part of the transcendental artistic center of the United States, and one of the most important artistic centers of the world.

On my show tonight I feature a local performance artist, and a local show producer, both of whom add to the charm, mystique, excitement, And flavor of what makes this town spectacular.

Scott "The Professor" Levkoff is the purveyor and creative producer behind Mystic Midway, "a community of artists, technologists, game designers, performers and cultural visionaries dedicated to creating deeply engaging, entertaining and meaningful social spaces."

On the show tonight Scott talks about Mystic Midway and upcoming events.

Tom Murphy is the producer of the annual Jerry Day event held in McLaren Park every year to celebrate the birthday of local boy, musical hero, and spiritual guide Jerry Garcia. Now and its 12th year, Jerry day sports and impressive lineup of musical acts all of whom connect in some way, either artistically or personally to the life and music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.

Tom talks about this years event, The lineup, The venue, And his thoughts about Jerry and San Francisco.

Lots of fun music, including A Muscle Shoals set at the beginning, a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of the Beastie Boys classic Paul's Boutique, some new music, and a rare live Grateful Dead treat.

Enjoy.

jh

Take a Letter Maria: R.B. Greaves
People Get Ready: Aretha Franklin
Baby, Let Me Kiss You: King Floyd

Interview with Scott Levkoff

Get on the Good Foot: James Brown
Sunshine of your Love: Ella Fitzgerald

Interview with Scott Levkoff

Dead Stop Carnival: Eric McFadden
Children of the Revolution: Arto Lindsey and Marc Ribot

Interview with Scott Levkoff

Shake Your Rump: Beastie Boys
Matalo: Mario Migliardi
I Want To Marry A Lighthouse Keeper: Erika Eigen
One: Fuzz
Old Lady From Brewster: Mark Growden

Interview with Tom Murphy

China Cat Sunflower-I Know You Rider: Grateful Dead (03/08/1970 Phoenix, AZ)
The Wizard: Brown Sabbath

Agamemnon's Gambit: Hot Fog
The Trial: Pink Floyd
Spiral Meningitis: Ween

My Silver Lining: First Aid Kit

A Season in Hell #181: Art of the Segue
July 21, 2014 8:00pm
No guests tonight; just you and me. If you tune in regularly to my show, then you know that I don't often stick to one genre. Tonight is especially true. I'm all over the place, but I do believe that I tie it together in a nice tight, well-segued bow. Radio really is the art of the segue.

There's some new music from The People's Temple, Boris, Black Monolith, and Zig Zags. There are some classics that you've never heard before. There's a tribute to the late, great blues guitarist, Johnny Winter to start it off.

Enjoy radio the way it was born to be: a canvas painted with broad strokes by a DJ/artist trained in the art.

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Manish Boy: Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter
B.B. King Medley: The Hourglass (Duane/Greg Allman

Jubilee Street: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Rokhev: Bar Kokhba
Douche bags on Parade: Mudhoney

Randy: Zig Zags
Ruins: Material
Things Ain't The Way They Used To Be: Mingus
The House on the Hill: The Mummies

If You Wanna Roll: The People's Temple
The Curve: Golden Void
No Bones for the Dogs: Joe Gibbs
Mr. Music: Sly Dunbar

Miles Runs The Voodoo Down: Miles from India
Heavy Rain: Boris

Void: Black Monolith
Cult Leader: Dopethrone

Rollin' Out: Moon Duo

A Season in Hell #180: Hanging 10 For Jesus
July 14, 2014 8:00pm
It's all about Techgnosis tonight. Erik Davis is with my talking about Music and spirituality. Is there really any difference?

Like any music lover who doesn't depend solely upon the commercial airwaves for pleasure, I have a deep respect for music on the spiritual plane. Music takes me places. I've lived all over this country and the one constant has been music. Every morning I wake up with a song in my head, Throughout the day I'm whistling a tune, driving in my car, working out at the gym, music is always flowing through me.

In my teens I turned on to bands with a meaning deeper then getting lucky with the girl next-door. Bands like the Doors and Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead, all of whom took me deeper and take me higher, and showed me that music can bring me closer to God.

What is it about music that has the ability to lift us on high? Is it the lyrics? Is it the notes? Is it the singer, or is it the song? Or is it all of the above? As the great and former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart proclaimed "I know it when I see it". Or in this case I know it when I hear it, And I know it when it lifts me up, taking me away from the daily anxiety that life offers me. I knew it when I was 17 and the music lifted me to such a glorious altitude, that I witnessed a solid gold bridge approach from the Sun, directly to my feet.

Erik Davis knows about music and spirituality. The music on tonight's show is not all about religion, though there are a few songs with references to Jesus and God. Don't be put off by that, the music tonight is really amazing. The discussion between the songs focuses exactly on what I am talking about: music and it's ability to lift us to a higher plane.

Erik has written extensively about spirituality. He is also written an excellent critical review of Led Zeppelin's fourth LP for the 33 1/3 music series.

I wants to take you higher, and I think you'll agree that this show has done just that.

Enjoy.

jh

Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World: The Ramones
Time Has Told Me: Nick Drake
Goodbye: Emmylou Harris

Interview with Erik Davis

Rejoice: Agape
From This Place: Azitis
Which Way The Wind Blows: The Second Chapter of Acts

Interview with Erik Davis

It's Been Sent Down: The Exkursions
Sanc-Divided: Fraction
You And I: The Search Party

Interview with Erik Davis

I've Been Walking: Earthen Vessel
Wind: The New Creation

Interview with Erik Davis

Battle of Evermore: Led Zeppelin
Village Orchestra: The Trees Community
Jesus He Knows: The Trees Community
I Will Not Leave You Comfortless: The Trees Community

Interview with Erik Davis

Love Train: Don Cherry
Brainded Warrior: Zig Zags

Song for Che: Charlie Haden

A Season in Hell #179: Joyful Noise
July 7, 2014 8:00pm
Here's a fine grab bag of joyful noise for your listening pleasure. Other than the amazing Coltrane track, it's all vinyl tonight. Oh, and the opener and the Shakti tracks are off of my iPod. Don't hold it against me. I really do prefer to play all vinyl, but I have so much music is various formats, that you really can't blame me if I slide a digital track in there from time to time.

Tonight's show is a good eclectic mix. Check out the video below regarding the John Coltrane track. I had no idea, but my respect for the master just increased exponentially. There's new music from Feral Ohms, Golden Void, Boris First Aid Kit, and Black Monolith. We've got rock, punk, garage, noise, jazz, and folk. How about that?

Am I meandering? I can't really tell. I haven't slept much in the past few nights, and I drove 450 miles in 8 hours on Sunday. Everything is a bit of a fog. If you see me on the street, go easy, OK? Thanks.

Enjoy.

jh

Cuban Pete: Dezi Arnez
Lost Weekend: Wall of Voodoo
Joset of Nazareth's Blues: Titus Andronicus

Living Junkyard: Feral Ohms
Video Violence: Lou Reed

FFF: public image limited
The Secret Life of Arabia: David Bowie
The Bogus Man: Roxy Music

Atlantis: Golden Void
Handsome Nick: The People's Temple
I Stayed Up All Night Long: The Holy Kiss

Pursuance/Psalm: John Coltrane
Lotus Feet: Shakti with John McLaughlin

Quicksilver: Boris
Eris: Black Monolith

Encrypted Bounce: Thee Oh Sees
The Bell: First Aid Kit
John The Fisherman: Primus

See It My Way: Mikal Cronin

A Season in Hell #178: Blame it on the Bourgeosie
June 30, 2014 8:00pm
It's time that we let the women speak. It's mostly women-fronted tunes tonight, and an interview with Elizabeth Simon of Bourgeois Productions Presents, talking up what it takes to be a serious business woman in the world of music promotions.

I'm a huge supporter of live local music, and Elizabeth Simon is deep in the heart of it. Her production company Bourgeois Productions Presents promote some of the biggest local acts in the Bay Area, performing at the best venues today. We talk about her history in the music business, her upcoming shows, and why her dog is destroying the pillow on the couch behind her, and what she's going to do about it. Which in the end was nothing at all.

Tune in for the fun, including me being verbally assaulted by her dog.

Enjoy.

jh

My Biggest Mistake: Joan of Arkansas
Dragonfly: My Brightest Diamond
Do You Take This Man: Diamanda Galas

Not A Pretty Princess Day: Kitten on the Keys
Sweeter: Loop!Station
Waitress Song: First Aid Kit

Interview with Elizabeth Simon of Bourgeoisie Productions Presents

Sink Like Stones: Rich Girls
Charity: Religious Girls

Interview with Elizabeth Simon of Bourgeoisie Productions Presents

Hiya Kaw Kaw: Happy Fangs
93,000,000 Miles: Major Powers and the Lo Fi Symphony

Interview with Elizabeth Simon of Bourgeoisie Productions Presents

Whites: All Your Sisters
Western Addition: Social Studies
Forget the Past:: dotpunto
Young People: Hungry Skinny

Interview with Elizabeth Simon of Bourgeoisie Productions Presents

Penetrating Eye: Thee Oh Sees
Garbage Man: Delphine de St. Paër
Out To Sea: Heartless Bastards

Vanilla: Boris
Pink Frost: The Chills
Everything's Easy For You: King Buzzo
4th of July: X

Wo Ist Zu Ha Mama: Johnny Cash

Rock Fight 12! This Time It's An Invasion
June 23, 2014 6:00pm
Once 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

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)

A Season in Hell #177: Reaching For The Stars
June 16, 2014 8:00pm
Listening to my show is really great if you have ADD. I don't have ADD, then again it's possible that some people might suggest that maybe, possibly, perhaps a chance, you never know, maybe John Hell has a little bit of ADD. Never been diagnosed! Though as a child I was told that I was hyperactive, I would very quickly find my way to sugar if it was within smelling distance. With that being said, listening my show is also a soothing and calming experience for many. For instance, take tonights show, please (HA!). I was pretty much in the mood for all Jazz, and okay fine, maybe a little funk, and possibly a little soul. But really in the end doesn't all of that kind of fit into the same nice big fat funk box?

And then something amazing happened, the "legendary" DJ Casey Kasem left this mortal coil. He kicked the bucket. He moved off into the outer worlds. So, of course that left me no choice but to present him and the only way that I find relevant, Which is of course to play Negativland.

You see, as a long time noncommercial, underground DJ, I have always found the late Mr. Kasem to be, how should I put this politely, a bit of a turd. Yes, it's true I really do believe that he is one of the major forces of evil, or, should I say was one of the major forces of evil in all of the commercial music industry. So I am not really finding that I miss him. As a matter of fact if anything I'm thrilled. I mean no offense. And who knows what that means? I don't mean any offense to his family or his friends or even his fans, but I will tell you that I really believe deep in my heart he caused more damage for talented and original musicians then possibly any of the owners of commercial media in the United States since the 1970s.

So I interrupted some jazz funk soul programming on my show this evening to pay"tribute" to Mr. Kasem, and hoping that may be the final nail in the coffin for himself and people who feel obliged to believe that they can seriously determine what America wants to listen to. Yeah, keep on reaching for the stars there Casey. As a matter fact get as far out here as you possibly can. Maybe now some real talented and original artists will have a chance to make there own impression on the listening audience without you dictating who should be on top? Say hi to Dick Clark for me.

Enjoy.

jh

Long Distance Dedication: Negativland
Ruffneck Jazz: Greyboy

Kush: Dizzy Gillespie
The Turnaround: Big John Patton

Memory Hole: Bobby Previte
Home Affairs: Osibisa
Evil Eye: Clifford Jordan and John Gilmore

China: the Visitors
Hideaway: Wardell Gray
Freeman: George Freeman

Investigation: Carl Holmes
Long Distance Dedication #2: Negativland
Something Different: Prepositions
Marvin's Groove: BW Souls

I Want You (She's So Heavy): George Benson
Creole Love Call: Roland Kirk

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

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June 14, 2014 1:00am

A Season in Hell #173: My Own Personal Torment
May 12, 2014 8:00pm
I have a very large music collection. Too large some might say. But I'm a DJ, so shut up. Anyway, a lot of people give me CDs, asking them to play their band. I don't keep those, usually. Mostly, those go to the radio station. Others give me mix CDs, saying that I'll just love their mix. I often re-gift those. Often, but not always, and NEVER from my dear friend, and brother-from-another-mother, Mikl Em. His mixes are always thoughtful and irreverent. Yes, I know what that word means. Like I said, brother-from-another-mother.

As I was considering what to play for tonight's show, I found a mix CD he made for me a few years back, titled "Songs about God". I gave it a listen a realized, HEY, I can make a show out of this. I have lots of music about God. Not all of these songs are the most respectful, but then again my name is John Hell.

So tonight I bring you my own personal torment. I think you'll enjoy it. it was fun to put together.

Enjoy.

jh

No Depression: Uncle Tupelo
Bukowski: Modest Mouse
The Weeping Song: Nick Cave

God's Away on Business: Tom Waits
Christian Brothers: Elliot Smith
It Ain't Necessarily So: Aretha Franklin

Jesus Walking on Water: Violent Femmes
I Saw the Light: The The
They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore: Kinky Friedman
Christ for President: Billy Bragg and Wilco
Everybody Wants to go to Heaven: Love and Rockets

Monkey Goes to Heaven: Pixies
Ode to Scientology: The Evangenitals
Judgement Day: Jack O'Fire
Sermon on the Mount: William S. Burroughs
Give Thanks and Praises: Bob Marley

Jesus Fever: Kurt Vile
Sweet and Sour Jesus: Supersuckers
New Improved Testament: White Noise Radio Theater
Religion: PIL

The Insect God: Monks of Doom
Presence of the Lord: Blind Faith
So It Is Written: Savage Republic
Your Own Personal Jesus: Johnny Cash

Touch My Evil: Lydia Lunch
Not of this God: Slayer
I Saw the Light: Hank Williams

The Rodeo: Gary Lee and the Showdown

A Season in Hell #172: It's a Radioman's World
May 5, 2014 8:00pm
I said it once, I've said it 7000 times, I have a very large. And there're some days when I just sort of feel like playing a whole bunch of different stuff on the show. Some weeks it's jazz, so weeks it's blues, some weeks it hard rock and metal, But tonight it's just sort of all over the place. So forgive me for not seeming to have any type of focus tonight, but I think you'll agree with me by the end of this two-hour piece of artwork that yes, yes indeed, this truly is a delectable piece of art.

Enjoy.

jh

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Bring Da Ruckus: Wu Tang Clan
It's A Man's World: James Brown

Must Have That Man: Billy Holiday
Candy Kisses: Tony Bennett
Nothing Hurts Worse: Father John Misty

Change: Mikel Cronin
Bathroom Laughter: Pissed Jeans
Baby Please Don't Go: Muddy Waters
I'm A Man: Bo Diddley

Shake Your Rump: Beastie Boys
Bring the Noise: Public Enemy
I Say Fuck: Supersuckers
California Uber Alles: Disposable Heroes of Hiphopracy
By Any Means Necessary/The Art of Getting Jumped: Steinski

N.E.S.T.A.: Antibalas
Let's Start: Fela Kuti
Tei Egwu: Afro Funk

The Donut Shop: Down in Front
Winter's Wolves: The Sword
Storm Reefer: Dopethrone

Cookie Thumper: Die Antword
Back Seat Betty: Miles Davis

A Season in Hell #171: Mark Glaser Shifts My Media Mind
April 28, 2014 8:00pm
It isn't that often that I get a true bona fide new deal style media mogul in the studio with me. So you can imagine my excitement when I was able to welcome in Mark Glaser, executive editor of PBS MediaShift and Idea Lab into the studio to talk all things media and music. Before Mark was with PBS he was an editor and music reviewer for College Music Journal (CMJ). He is credited with helping break the seminal Americana band Uncle Tupelo. He even showed me where they thank him on there No Depression CD. That's one lucky dude right there.

Mark brought some music share and I'm sure you'll enjoy it, Just like I enjoyed him coming in tonight. Conversation is fresh, music is funky, and as always Radio Valencia is your place for new sound.

Enjoy.

jh

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Flamingo: Tuff Love
432 Dreams: ThinkNoThink

Encrypted Bounce: Thee Oh Sees
Orgasm Addict: The Buzzcocks
Shake Your Hump: The Beastie Boys

No Reason: Death Valley Girls
Radio Ad For Bill Mckay Chevrolet: Exotics
Walk On: Arthur Ahbez

Velouria: The Pixies
Whiskey Bottle: Uncle Tupelo
Radio Ad For Mitchell's Dept. Store: Exotics
One Million To One: The People's Temple

Barn Burning: Dave Alvin
This is Ska: Longsy D
No Scrubs: TLC
We Want Easy: Easy E
Talkin' All That Jazz: Stetsonic

It Takes Moombahton: Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock
Flames of the Dragon: Lee Perry
I'll House You: Jungle Brothers

Merry Motherfucking Christmas: Easy-E

A Season in Hell #170: It's Getting Hot In Here
April 21, 2014 8:00pm
There's something to be said about broadcasting above Bikram Yoga. No matter the temperature outside, it always promises to be higher-than-normal temps in the studio. Good GOD!

It's been a few weeks since I spent the show focusing on new music, so tonight the first hour has lots of new tasty treats, with links included.

Also, local performance artist, Spy Emerson phoned in to talk about her new project: The Hook Up Truck. Be on the look out for the love truck in your town, soon.

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Draggin' Feet: Heaters
Everything's Spinning: Pain Dimensions

Hamburger Hill: Makeouts
Raid: Criminal Hygene
Bloodsucker: Mozes and the Firstborn
Suns Out Guns Out: Concord America

Station Wagon: Hector's Pets
Eyes to the Wind: The War On Drugs
Trippy Gum: Deers
We Are Ruins: Sweet Apple

Dinosaurs R Sad: Dagos
Feral: The Delphines
Frost Pockets: Grave Pool

Interview with Spy Emerson

The Shadow Self: Fantasmes
I Dreamt Blues: Vikesh Kapoor

Muscle Man: Ty Segall Band
54-40 Or Fight: Monomen
In Every Dream Home A Heartache: Roxy Music
Oh Yeah: Can

Lilin: John Zorn's Bar Kokhba
Gangsta: tUnE yArDs

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: Monty Python

A Season in Hell #169: Blood Moon
April 14, 2014 8:00pm
San Francisco doesn't need any full moon's to know it's a crazy town. Its rich history speaks for itself. From Mark Twain, to Emperor Norton; from Vincent Hallinan to Jim Jones, San Francisco has always been a place where creativity, social justice, underworld crime, psychedelia and the pHreAk scene meet to get neat, while pounding out a sublime beat.

I love that tonight is the Blood Moon lunar eclipse, and that it's too foggy in SF to actually see it. Oh, but don't you fret, for the savors of us all, those with the GLASS, will be certain to be looking at the skies telling GLASS to take it all down for posterity, for us weaker fools who cannot (read: will not) "rise" to their level of being in with the technology crowd.

I would rather miss the Blood Moon, than have blood on my hands for what is happening to my beloved town. I've officially called this city my home since February 1997, when I moved in with my former wife, but I've lived in the Bay Area since I moved here with my family in December 1982; spending most of my years in San Mateo, but trucking up to the City every chance I could get to hit shows at the I-Beam, the Nightbreak, Full Moon Saloon, The Stone, Paradise Lounge, DNA, you name it, I was probably there from 88-present. I love this city. I've loved this city. Is there still a way to love it some more?

Tonight's show rocks! Just look at the playlist and I think you will agree.

Enjoy.

jh

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
I Heard in on the X: Olivelawn
Feelin Alright: Grand Funk Railroad

Leather Uppers: Men's Club
Big Railroad Blues: Grateful Dead
Flower in the Sun: Big Brother and the Holding Company

Voodoo Child: Jimi Hendrix (Live in Hawaii)
Let me Love you, Baby: Buddy Guy
B'Movie Boxcar Blues/Flip, Flop and Fly: Blues Brothers

Ditch: Jon Spencer
Lick Skillet: Radio Moscow
Changes: The Cherubs

Somebody to Love: Moonalice
Swap Meet: Nirvana
Notes and Chords Mean Nothing to Me: The Monkeywrench
One for the Ladies: Faraway Brothers

Cortez the Killer: Neil Young

High Roller: Cheap Trick
Shit Storm/Youth of America: The Melvins

Got to Get Better in a Little While: Derek and the Dominoes

A Season in Hell #168: Daughter from HELL
April 1, 2014 2:00pm
What an excellent show today. It being spring break, I brought my daughter, Lauson Hell down to the studio to guest DJ with me. She's a natural. Two years ago Lauson guested on my show. It's fun to see how she's found her voice over the last couple of years. She's not shy, I can tell you that. I wonder where she gets that from?

We were filling in for DJ Cam Dam, who was kind enough to let me take over the day.

Lauson did her part, planning a set, which you can see below, announcing what we played, and answering my questions...kind of.

Enjoy.

jh

Kick out the Jams: MC5
White Light/White Heat: Velvet Underground
Down in the Street: The Stooges
Frankenstein: New York Dolls

Jocko Homo: Devo
Jenny Jones: The Clash
Sonic Reducer: Dead Boys

California Girls: The Dictators
Welcome to the Dustward: Fear
Teenage Lobotomy: Ramones
Who Stole the Kishka: Polkacide

Lauson's Set:
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite: Eric McFadden
Sun King - Mean Mr. Mustard - Polythene Pam - She Came in Through the Bathroom Window: The Beatles
Live with Me: Rolling Stones

Boris the Spider: The Who
Locked Out Of Heaven: Bruno Mars
Down at the Rock and Roll Club: The Voidoids

Daddy's set:
I Swallowed a Dragonfly: Heartless Bastards
Something I Learned Today: Husker Du
Eat Steak: Reverend Horton Heat
Good Golly Miss Molly: Meat Puppets
Rock and Roll High School: PJ Soles

Anarchy in the UK: Sex Pistols
Youth of America: Melvins

One: Fuzz (Live in San Francisco)

March of the Lor: The Sword

A Season in Hell #167: Honey Pot Radio!
March 24, 2014 8:00pm
Honey Pot Radio has invaded A Season in Hell!

Are you wondering why there are so few songs listed below in a four hour show? These are not long songs, so what's the deal-y-o? I'll tell you what the deal-y-o is, homeboy, it's all about HONEY POT RADIO!!!

Oh crap, did we do this right tonight?!?!?!

For two hours DJ Justin Credible and myself, along with a cast of characters, including: Sargent Sauce, CyberSam, Wrybread, KROB, Pirate Verkeer, Daimo, Erica, Paul, Yaz, and whoever else showed up, livened up the Radio Valencia airwaves, by pranking about 20 or so callers, live on air!

Mostly Justin and I would cold call friends or Craigslist posts, disguise our voices, and get wicked with it. There are some real doosies in there.

It went beyond midnight, but that's when I took off. I couldn't handle any more King Cobra.

The question you're all going to want answered is: when y'all going to do this again???

You'll just have to tune in and find out. This show is pretty ridiculous, even for me.

Enjoy.

jh

Rocked by Rape: Evolution Control Committee
Blue Flowers: Dr. Octogon
To All the Girls/Shake Your Rump: Beastie Boys

It Grows at Night: Kalrissian
Baby's on Fire: RUOK

Rubber Ducky: Sesame Street Fever
Deep Inside Your Cosmic Body Erotic: Annie Sprinkle

Honey Pot will rock your world!

It's pretty much all prank phone calls between 9PM and 1AM.



A Season in Hell #166: DOWN IN FRONT!!!
March 17, 2014 8:00pm
I love hosting local live bands in the studio. They're just so darn eager and flattering. On tonight's show, Julie and Japa of Down in Front are on to talk up their Tahoe Corridor Tour, and their new LP/CD The Donut Shop. I love these two so much, for so many reasons, not the least of which is their musical acumen. But really, their witty repartee is worth the price of admission.

Their raising funds to record their first full-length: Down in Front does the Donut Shop. Check out their Kickstarter page, and please consider throwing them some dough. HA, I said it!

Enjoy.

jh

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

Up In Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Since You've Been Gone: James Brown
Two Fools: Francine King

She Shook Me Cold: David Bowie
Theme de Yoyo: Art Ensemble of Chicago

Down in Front perform live!

In Heaven There is no Beer: Polkacide
They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore: Kinky Friedman
Clothes of the Dead: Bongos, Bass and Bob

New York: Sex Pistols
One of the Boys: Mott the Hoople
Other Stars: Wooden Shjips

Fearless: Pink Floyd
John Barleycorn: Traffic
Battle of Evermore: Led Zeppelin
Sploosh!: Ozric Tentacles

The Letter: The Box Tops

A Season in Hell #165: It's Birmingham Bitches!
March 10, 2014 8:00pm
What 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.

From the Wikipedia page on Birmingham:

"During the 1960s Birmingham was the home of a music scene comparable to that of Liverpool.[131] Although it produced no single band as big as The Beatles it was a "a seething cauldron of musical activity", and the international success of groups such as The Move, The Spencer Davis Group, The Moody Blues, Traffic and the Electric Light Orchestra had a collective influence that stretched into the 1970s and beyond.[131] The city was the birthplace of heavy metal music,[132] with pioneering metal bands from the late 1960s and 1970s such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and half of Led Zeppelin having come from Birmingham. The next decade saw the influential metal bands Napalm Death and Godflesh arise from the city. Birmingham was the birthplace of modern bhangra in the 1960s,[133] and by the 1980s had established itself as the global centre of bhangra culture,[134] which has grown into a global phenomenon embraced by members of the Indian diaspora worldwide from Los Angeles to Singapore.[133] The 1970s also saw the rise of reggae and ska in the city with such bands as Steel Pulse, UB40, Musical Youth, Beshara and The Beat, expounding racial unity with politically leftist lyrics and multiracial line-ups, mirroring social currents in Birmingham at that time.

Other popular bands from Birmingham include Duran Duran, Fine Young Cannibals, Ocean Colour Scene, The Streets, The Twang and Dexys Midnight Runners. Musicians Jeff Lynne, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, John Lodge, Roy Wood, Joan Armatrading, Toyah Willcox, Denny Laine, Sukshinder Shinda, Steve Winwood, Jamelia and Fyfe Dangerfield all grew up in the city."

We don't get to all of these find bands, but I think you'll enjoy what we play, as well as the banter, mostly supplied by Steffan, as he waxes poetic about Birmingham and the many stories of its vast musical history.

You're sure to learn something to help round out your musical knowledge tonight on A Season in Hell.

Enjoy.

jh

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

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

A Season in Hell #162: Shareef Ali Says Hi
February 17, 2014 8:00pm
It's always so much fun hosting local talent. And when the local talent is one who keeps improving on his craft, then it's even more fun to have them back again and again. Tonight I Shareef Ali

is back in the Season in Hell studio to share music from his upcoming release "A Place to Remember the Dead". He performs live in the studio. Check it out.

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Ghetto Thang: De La Soul
Funky Kingston: Toots & the Maytals

Maxwells Silver Hammer By John: The Beatles
Sophisticated Cissy: The Meters

Interview with Shareef Ali

Reno: Shareef Ali
I Want to Kiss Death: Shareef Ali

Interview with Shareef Ali

Tuscon: Shareef Ali
The Tenderness in Me: Shareef Ali

Interview with Shareef Ali

Museum of Heart: Dave Alvin And The Guilty Men, Downtown Brew, San Luis Obispo, CA 10-03-07
Crawling King Snake -> Baby Please Don't Go: Eric Burdon and the Animals 13-11-21
Parkstad Limburg Theater Heerlen, The Netherlands

The Desperate Kingdom of Love: Giant Sand
Got A Good Mind to Give Up Living: Fleetwood Mac Fillmore West 69-01-17

Needle and the Damage Done: Neil Young Farm Aid 8 1995-10-01 Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
Only Son of a Ladies Man: Father John Misty 01-09-13 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
The Race is On: George Jones Gillies-Pasadena, TX 1979
Run, Rabbit Run, Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, SF, CA 10-05-2012

Walking Lightly: Junip Live In Session On MBE KCRW FM 2013-05-30
Stagger Lee: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 04-09-13 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, SF, CA

Forty Thousand Headmen: Traffic 11-18-70, Fillmore East - New York City

A Season in Hell #161: Free Love Messes Up My Life
February 10, 2014 8:00pm
This past Monday night on the show I was thrilled to have SF's Queen of the Kinky scene, the one and only Polly Whittaker!!! She has been writing her memoir, "Polly: Sex Culture Revolutionary", and even has a Kickstarter to help her self-publish. She is a radio interviewers dream come true. What a story teller; and the best part: her sexy stories are all true!

Polly takes us through her journey growing up in London, the passing of her father; being raised by a very sexually-aware, sex therapist mother; her days as a latex saleswoman and model; and her last minute escape to San Francisco, where she very quickly found her "people", and created Kinky Salon, the most exciting and welcoming poly club space in San Francisco!

Take a listen to the show, and please consider donating to Polly's Kickstarter campaign, which ends a week from Friday, February 21st.

I know you want to stream this sexiness into your chakras.

You can download this sexy episode, and listen to it in the privacy of your own place space.

You can get down with all of my shows by going here, or just scroll down.

Enjoy, and be sure to tune in every Monday night. It's interviews and music, music, MUSIC!

Next Monday night, February 17th, Shareef Ali will be in to talk up his new record and upcoming show.

Free Love Messes Up My Life: Bongwater
Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon: Urge Overkill
I Call My Pussycat: Parliament

Interviewing Polly Whittaker

Anti Love Song: Betty Davis
Come On Over (Turn Me On): Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan

Interviewing Polly Whittaker

Lover, You Should Have Come Over: Jeff Buckley
Do It In the Dirt: Enrique
Looking For A Kiss: New York Dolls

Interviewing Polly Whittaker

Queen Dreamer: T.E.N.
2 Drunk 2 Fuck: Avenue D
Special Secret Song Inside: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Interviewing Polly Whittaker

Sugar Never Tasted So Good: White Stripes
Mona Lisa: Slick Rick

Interviewing Polly Whittaker

Love Comes In Spurts: Richard Hell and the Voidoids

A Season in Hell #158: Where Is The King Of Love?
January 20, 2014 8:00pm
We have made it once again through yet another glorious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! And what a day it was. How do you celebrate this day? I for one took time to meditate on the glory that is the message of Dr. King.

What a man.

And what a show I have for you tonight. (great segue, huh?) I start out with a tribute to the man. Some Nina Simone, followed by Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln. Try not to shed a tear, OK? I then follow it up with some pre-punk that I had left over from last week. Check out that last set, with Billy Holiday into T Rex!!!

This Thursday night at The Chapel on Valencia is the triumphant return of Wooden Shjips. For any longtime listener to my show, you're no doubt aware of my love for this SF psychedelic quartet. This is going to be a real treat, as they rarely appear to, well, um, appear anywhere local. Tickets may still be available. Get to this show!

Now on to the goods.

Enjoy.

jh

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

Why (Is the King of Love Dead?): Nina Simone
Freedom Day: Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln

Early in the Morning: Ray Charles
Pretty-Eyed Baby: Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie
Step Right Up: Tom Waits
Lady Day and John Coltrane: Gil Scott-Heron

Impressions: John Coltrane

Fire Waltz: Eric Dolphy
Softly As A Morning Sunrise: Modern Jazz Quartet
Love Minus Zero/No Limit: Bob Dylan

Colors: Wooden Shjips
Love Comes In Spurts: Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Ladies in Waiting: Kiss
TV Party: Black Flag
Dig Lazarus, Dig: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

In And Out of Grace: Mudhoney
Notes and Chords Mean Nothing To Me: Redd Cross
Saeta: Miles Davis

Gloomy Sunday: Billy Holiday
Children of the Revolution: T Rex
Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #157: Time For The Radio Generation
January 13, 2014 8:00pm
Happy New Year! Back on the air after 3 weeks off.

I've been reading "From the Velvets to the Voidoids", and it's got me all in a tither about music from the East Coast and Midwest, circa 1969-1979. I've always enjoyed this era, but haven't known too much about the inner workings and incestuousness of it until now. WOW! Get this book. Starts with the VU, heads over to Detroit to cover the MC5 and the Stooges, before heading down to Cleveland, and back to NYC. So much to enjoy. And with that, it got me wanting to share the music of this time and place with you.

I've also got a few SF garage rockers for good measure. There was a recent story in the SF Weekly (a rag I used to hardly touch, but since the way the Guardian has gone down hill since their sale, AND because my dear friend Sherilyn Connelly writes for them, I give them a chance to win me over. Covering Radio Valencia in a recent issue helped) about the garage rock scene in SF (or what's left of it since Ty Segall left for LA, and Thee Oh Sees are on hiatus). Anyway, the article reminded me of a few other fine bands still rockin' it out in SF, including CCR Headcleaner, who I play tonight.

This show rocks, and I think you'll agree.

I was thinking about the "Velvets" book I'm reading and it reminded me of a few other books that you should have in your library, if you enjoy rock-journalist biographies by era. I recommend that you check out the following:

"Our Band Could Be Your Life", by Michael Azzarad
"England's Dreaming", by Jon Savage
"Please Kill Me", by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

These are all excellent and essential reads, and you'll run out to grab all the music that you read about and (re)listen to it all with fresh ears.

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

Enjoy.

jh

It's Hard To Be Humble: Mac Davis
Is It My Body: Alice Cooper
Five Years: David Bowie

Satellite Of Love: Lou Reed
Land: Patti Smith

Rocket Reducer #62: MC5
TV Eye: The Stooges
Jet Boy: New York Dolls

Marie Marie: The Blasters
Electricity: Captain Beefheart
I'm Gonna Dig Up Howlin' Wolf: Mojo Nixon
It Ain't Going to Save Me: Jay Reatard

High School: Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin
Fixx the Fan: CCR Headcleaner
Maze Fancier: Thee Oh Sees
Jugband Blues: Pink Floyd

Crystal Liaison: The Fugs
California Sun: The Dictators
Hong Kong Garden: Siouxsie and The Banshees
Talk to Me: Pere Ubu
Religion: PIL

Dozen Girls: The Damned
Touch My Evil: Lydia Lunch
Hang onto your Ego: The Beach Boys

Heartbreaker: Motorhead

Misisipi Mike Subs for Mr. Hell
December 30, 2013 8:00pm
Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa by MC5 Filling in for John Hell is Misisipi Mike! Playing an eclectic mix of soul, garage, boogie and woogie!

8:09pm: Human Fly by The Cramps


8:11pm: You Better Run by The Rascals


8:14pm: Happy New Year by Beverly


8:18pm: No Refusing by Sales Brothers


8:26pm: Take Me Down Easy by Ardent Sons


8:33pm: Them Changes by Little Richard


8:37pm: EVery Night About THis Time by Little Richard


8:39pm: Polly Wolly by Tony Borders


8:39pm: ELO Kiddies by Cheap Trick


8:42pm: Feel by Big Star


8:46pm: She Shot a Hole In My Soul by The Box Tops


8:55pm: Happy Birthday To Her by The Idle Race


8:57pm: Homework (LIve 12/31/1968) by Fleetwood Mac


9:00pm: Dusty Ol Fairgrounds by Blue Ash


9:16pm: Live snippet from WCLU 12/31/1971 by WCLU


9:17pm: Steve I Want To Say Thank You by Radio Birdman


9:18pm: I Want To Be Where The Boys Are (LIVE) by The Runaways


9:23pm: Breadfan by Budgie


9:34pm: The Ramones by Penhead Live (12/31/77)

9:36pm: New Year\'s Resolution by Otis and Carla


9:40pm: Editions of You by Roxy Music


9:46pm: Moon Over Kentucky by Sparks


9:52pm: Bracelets of Fingers by pretty things


10:01pm: Justine by The Upsetters


10:02pm: New Years 1970 by Unknown

Misisipi Mike Subs for Mr. Hell
December 23, 2013 8:00pm
8:06pm: The Stroke by Andre Williams


8:11pm: What\'s Up With That? by The Dictators


8:14pm: Big Little Feather by East Bay Grease


8:15pm: A Season In Hell Snowblind by Black Sabbath With fill in DEEE JAAAY Misisipi Mike Wolf!


8:22pm: Mr. Dempsey Wolf\'s Season in Heaven

8:24pm: A Season In Hell Trash by New York Dolls


8:26pm: Emeral (BBC Session) by Thin Lizzy


8:30pm: Xmas Message From the Beatles by The Beatles


8:31pm: Thank God It\'s Not Christmas by Sparks


8:40pm: Cold Night For Alligators by Roky Erickson


8:41pm: Stand By Your Man by Candi Staton


8:45pm: Sweet Cream Ladies by The Box Tops


8:46pm: Radio Break snippet by John Hartford


8:47pm: You\'re Right Ray Charles by Joe Tex


8:51pm: Under My Wheels by Alice Cooper


8:55pm: Meet on The Ledge by Fairport Convention


8:58pm: Dry Ice by Mary


9:00pm: A Simple Game by The Moody Blues


9:04pm: Soul Train by Little Richard


9:07pm: Electric Eye by Judas Priest


9:15pm: Green Maharishi by Fleetwood Mac


9:19pm: Station Break Buddy Holly is DEAD by KXNY

9:33pm: WOnderwall Music by George Harrison


9:37pm: Got Life by Ike and Tina Turner


9:38pm: The Lantern by Rolling Stones


9:39pm: Fireball by Deep Purple


9:41pm: Wild West Snippet by ELO


9:42pm: She Does It Right by Dr Feelgood


9:43pm: Mary Skiffleton by Gerry Rafferty


9:48pm: Tattoo Vampire by Blue Oyster Cult


9:52pm: Big Bird by Eddie Floyd


9:53pm: 25 O\'Clock by Dukes of Stratosphere


9:56pm: SOmebody\'s Watching You by LIttle Sister


9:59pm: GOd Bless America by S.E.N.S



ROCK FIGHT 11!!!
December 16, 2013 6:00pm
Well we've gone and done it again. Last night Ron Donovan and I hosted ROCK FIGHT 11! At this early hour I'm a bit tired; having hosted a six hour show, interviewed three amazing people, played some of the rip-roaringest rock and roll, put up with Ron, and standing on my feet from about 6:30AM-12midnight.

My neck hurts.

In our previous 10! incarnations of Rock Fight, the format was all about not repeating an artist throughout the night. Though this proved to be a challenge, Ron and I were always up for the challenge. You see, rock poster artist Ron Donovan, and yours truly, John Hell, have what quite possibly will prove to be the LARGEST LIVE BOOTLEG COLLECTION IN THE WEST! Really, I stake my 25+ year radio reputation against that claim. We're junkies for the live rock 'n roll, and we want to share our problem with you.

For Rock Fight 11 we changed up the format a bit. Instead of it being a plethora of fabulous finger picking and hellacious head banging from many, MANY bands, we would do 30 minute blocks of a featured band. The set list below includes the song/artist/date/location and who selected the tune (JH=John Hell, RD=Ron Donovan).

We had some special guests in the studio, as always. I want to thank Bassy Stacy and Amy Ace of the all-female KISS cover band, KISSER for stopping by. I've been a fan of Stacy since she was in the Kinks cover band, The Minks. KISSER is amazing! This is the band we've all been waiting for. Listen to the interview and you can hear for yourself how enthusiastic they are about "their" music and the gigs. You have got to see them live.

Even Steffan Chirazi of "So What" the official Metallica fanzine did a set. And what a set it was! He came by to talk about the recent Metallica show in ANTARCTICA! What the what?! Awesome! Steffan is a journalist, so interviewing him is always a blast. You may remember Steffan from the show he and I co-hosted back in April, following the passing of Margaret Thatcher. Take a listen.

Last night he brought some tasty tracks from the Antarctica set, as well as a few other juicy tidbits.

The banter was brilliant at times, and other times I was losing track of Ron's technical DJ errors. HA! That, and he talking away from the mic, and I wanted to hit him over the head with the turntable more than once. How I love that hobbit-wizard of the ink pulling world.

We'll do it again in June. Until then...

I'm taking a few weeks off for the holidays and heading to South Island, New Zealand! I can't wait. I'll see you all in January. Have a great holiday season, and get well rested and prepare for a kick ass 2014, with more of A Season in Hell, with John Hell on the greatest radio station west of East Rutherford, NJ, Radio Valencia!

Enjoy.

jh

Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong
Whipping Post: Allman Brothers (07/03/1970 Atlanta Pop Festival)-JH
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed: Allman Brothers (2/11/1970 Fillmore East, NYC)-JH

Remedy: The Black Crowes (10/28/1998 Paris)-RD

Wiser Time: The Black Crowes (10/28/1998 Paris)-R
Hard to Handle: The Black Crowes (05/26/1995 Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA)-RD

Sin City: AC/DC (10/1979 Australia)-RD

Cold Shot: Stevie Ray Vaughn (12/31/86 Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA)-JH

Texas Flood: Stevie Ray Vaughn (06/17/1985 Red Rocks Amp., Morrison, CO)-JH
Superstition: Stevie Ray Vaughn (04/29/1990 Jazz & Hertiage Festival, New Orleans, LA)-JH

I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town: Stevie Ray Vaughn & Albert King (12/06/1983 CHCH Studios, Ontario, CN)-JH
Thank You/Jesus Just Left Chicago/Waiting for the Bus: ZZ Top (04/15/1980 Clarkston, MS-RD

I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide: ZZ Top (04/19/1980 Essen, GR)-RD
Beer Drinkers and Hellraisers: ZZ Top (04/15/1980 Clarkston, MS)
The Bomber: James Gang (02/26/2001, Allen Theater, Cleveland, OH)-JH

Interview with Kisser

Detroit Rock Fight City: KISS (09/03/1976 Richfield, OH)-JH
Love Gun, KISSER (07/27/1973 Visalia, CA)-JH

Interview with KISSER

Black Diamond: KISS (11/27/1979 Fresno, CA)-JH

Interview with KISSER

She: Kiss (05/31/1974 Long Beach, CA)-JH
Sitting by the Ocean: Queens of the Stoneage (12/07/13 KROQ)-RD
With the Flow: Queens of the Stoneage (12/07/13 KROQ)-RD

Open Invitation: Santana (04/06/87 East Berlin, Germany-RD
Snowblind: Black Sabbath (08/26/2013 Shoreline, Mountain View, CA)-JH
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Metallica (09/21/2013 Apollo Theater, NYC, NY)-RD

Hit the Lights: Metallica (09/21/2013 Apollo Theater, NYC, NY)-RD
You Are Blessened: Melvins (08/22/2013 Slim's, SF, CA)-JH

Interview with Steffan Chirazi of Metallica fanzine "So What"

Fight Fire With Fire: Metallica (12/20/1984 Lyceum Theater, London, England)-Steffan

Interview with Steffan Chirazi of Metallica fanzine "So What"

Master of Puppets (headphones-mix): Metallica (12/08/2013 Antarctica)-Steffan
Master of Puppets: Metallica (12/08/2013 Antarctica)-JH

Interview with Steffan Chirazi of Metallica fanzine "So What"

Electric Eye: Judas Priest (05/23/983 US Festival)-Steffan
Riding on the Wind: Judas Priest (05/23/1983 US Festival)-Steffan

Lust For Life: Iggy Pop (01/26/1992 Nue Welt, Berlin)-Steffan
Raw Power: Iggy Pop (03/07/1977 Rainbow Theater, London, England)-Steffan

In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (03/20/1975 Vancouver, BC)-JH
We're Gonna Groove: Led Zeppelin (01/01/1971 Canada)-JH

Heartbreaker: Led Zeppelin (06/02/1973 Kezar Stadium, SF, CA)-JH
Astro Boy (outtake 2): Jimi Hendrix (1969 studio outtake)-RD

Power of Soul: Jimi Hendrix (12/23/1969 Studio outtakes)-JH
Red House: Jimi Hendrix (07/30/1970 Honolulu, HI)-JH

Free Ride: Edgar Winter (09/03/1974 New Haven, CT)-RD
A Quick One While He's Away: The Who (04/06/1968 Fillmore East, NYC)-JH

Relax: The Who (04/05/1968 Fillmore East, NYC)-JH

Overture/It's a Boy: The Who (10/22/1969 Fillmore East, NYC)-JH

A Season in Hell #156: Best of 2013
December 9, 2013 8:00pm
It's that time of year when the sun goes down earlier, the air gets a bit chillier, and DJs from around the world try to claim that they have what is the absolute BEST music of the year to share with you.

Well they don't. They're all suckers. But I do!!!

My Best of 2013 is perhaps my best BEST OF show in all of my 25 years in radio. Really. Would I lie?

I'm listening to new music all of the time. There are times that I'm looking at my music library, and I wonder just when I'll listen to any of that "old" music again? And when I say old, I mean from last month. There just aren't enough hours in the day. Am I right? I can't wait until I'm too old to do anything by listen to my music. Then I'll hire some hot nurse who'll have to bathe me and put records on my turntable. That's the life.

In the meantime enjoy this collection of fine tunes from 2013. We've got many local talented groups that deserve your attention like Thee Oh Sees, Rin Tin Tiger, Y Axes, Vandella, Mikal Cronin, Klarissian, Bears! Bears! Bears!, and my favorite "local" band, The Melvins.

Two hours is just not enough time to play all of my faves from 2013. I suggest you tune into Radio Valencia throughout December to check out the many "Best of" shows that are going to cover the airwaves like a warm that sticky film of fat that covers the turkey the day following a good feast...or something like that.

Enjoy.

White Rabbit: Shannon and the Clams
Humans be Swayed: Thee Oh Sees
Teenage Eyes: Spider Bags

My Best Friend: The Melvins
Mt. Abraxas: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
Blowin' Kisses: Jacuzzi Boys

Let's Get High: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Hurt Me: Vandella
Silver Timothy: Damien Jurado

Neon Streets: Y Axes
Preacher: Fuzz
The West: Ty Segall

Half of a Century: The Delphines
Haunted Now: Rin Tin Tiger
Shout it Out: Mikal Cronin
Fuck you Cop: Birdcloud

Spanish Speaks: Weekender
I Feel You: The Parrots
Hallelujah: GRMLN
Life Hurts: Klarissian

Living Space: Bears! Bears! Bears!
American Cowboy: Futurebirds
Who Needs You: The Orwells

Ghouls: Wooden Shjips
Emmylou: First Aid Kit
Tie My Pecker to a Tree: The Melvins
Cold River Blues: Loretta Lynch

A Season in Hell #155: Sure is Pissed!
December 2, 2013 8:00pm
Ok, so sometimes when I'm staring at my music collection, which is quite large, I have no idea what the hell I'm going to play for you. Seriously. Most of the time, when I'm preparing for my show, I totally know what I'm going to play for you. I have a theme in mind, or it's all new music, or based on a band, etc. There are times when I've finished my show and I can't wait until the following Monday when I can play you some tunes that I didn't get to. Then there are those days when I'm just staring at my walls of music (yes, I said walls) and I can't for the life of me figure out what I'm going to play.

What to do, what to do?

That's when I know it's time to really mix it up. For tonight's show it's all about the many genres and strange goings-on in John Hell's music library. Psych, international, grunge, pop vocals, prog-a-capella, accordions, pissed off preachers, ripped off originals, pissed off black men, legendary music-makers, mash-up copyright infringers, and Iggy Pop.

There you have it. Just take a look at this play list, and I'm sure that you'll agree, 4 out of 5 dentist can't be wrong.

You know you just have to drive this one home today!

I Get a Kick out of You: Tony Bennett
Swan Lee: Syd Barrett
Truth: Alexander Ebert

Other Stars: Wooden Shjips
Leave It (A Capella): Yes
Iron Man: Giant Sand

Baby's Arms: Kurt Vile
Pray til you Sweat: The Monkeywrench
Red Hair: Bevis Frond

Singto: Lion
Mao (Drunk): Don Sornrabeab
OudTaLud Bump (Hurtle Bump): Soonthorn Sujaridchan
Kard Klan Nam Mun (Lack of Gasoline): Rayrai No Koratch

Devil Went Down to Georgia: Those Darn Accordions!
Now Ah Lissen: Some Preacher...and he sure is pissed
My Biggest Mistake: Joan of Arkansas
When the Levee Breaks: Memphis Minnie

George Bush Doesn't Like Black People: Legendary K.O.
East Bound and Down: Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
You Can't Catch Me: Chuck Berry
Dirt: Iggy Pop

Ca Plane Pour Moi: Thee Headcoatees
What a Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong
My Favorite Things: Negativland

A Season in Hell #154: Never Enough Time
November 25, 2013 7:00pm
Radio is an artform. It's like having a blank canvas and painted it with sound. Most of the time I've got two hours to create a masterpiece for you, and I always feel like I'm just getting started when it's time to go. Tonight, I've got three hours to make this show shine!

And shine it does!

Lots of great new music here, and some classics you've never heard before.

I know you gonna dig this.

Enjoy.

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Dear Flies, Love Spider: The Low Low's
I Want It All: Trans Am

Mt. Abraxas: Uncle Acid
Black Saint: Witch
Forbidden Waters: Webley Edwards

Buenos Tardes Amigo: Ween
The Throes: Rova Saxophone Quartet

It's the Sun: Polyphonic Spree
Glass Museum: Tortoise

Turk: Dirty 3
Come Outside: Ty Segall

Ruins: Wooden Shjips
Preacher: Fuzz
Mountain: Chad & The Meatbodies

Interview with Mikl Em and Tye McKenzie

You're in the Army Now: The Melvins
Walter's Lips: The Melvins
Subtle Reminder: STRNGRS

Kick Against The Pricks: Obliterations
Moving Forever: Theo Verney
It's Cool: Rozwell Kid
I Been Gone: Moon Duo

N.I.G.G.A.(Not Okay): RADKEY
No More: Elvis Presley
Half of a Century: The Delphines
I Feel You: The Parrots

Scumbag: The Glockenwise
The Fifties: The Symposium
Rata: Guadalupe Plata
Couldn't Hold A Candle: Audacity
Narcissist: Hunters

(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Brainfreeze: Bully
You're From The Shadow: Gap Dream

A Season in Hell #153: 1973 The Way It's Supposed To Be
November 18, 2013 8:00pm
A couple of years ago I hit on the idea that it would be fun to host a show from 1971. It was an amazing year for rock and roll. Led Zeppelin IV, Sticky Fingers, Who's Next; the rock rolls on and on. Since doing that show in November 2011, I was encouraged to repeat the challenge for 1972 last year. Again, what an amazing year! So it looks like I've hit upon a regular annual feature for A Season in Hell. Last night was all about 1973!!!

When I started the research I was afraid it was going to be wimp rock. I'll be honest, I wasn't as into this one as I was 71 or 72. But upon careful research, from my very large, and very deep library of awesome-ness, I found that indeed, there are some unbelievable tunes coming from this year!

Debut releases from Tom Waits, Queen, Montrose, Iggy and the Stooges, and the New York Dolls, just to name a small few. Are you kidding me?!?!? Soul and funk were getting on the ONE during this era, and British Glam Bands were on the rise. Music was starting to diverge like never before. We were as far away from the vocal politeness and anti-Vietnam banter as we could get by this year. Sabbath released "Sabbath bloody Sabbath", Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" was released (not my favorite, btw), Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy", and The Who's "Quadrophenia" hit the shelves and the arenas.

My Best of 2013 is coming up in a few weeks, and on Monday, December 16th, Rotten Ronnie Donovan and I are hosting Rock Fight 11!!!! This time it's all about the Rock Block!

This show is an epic journey. I think you're really going to enjoy this one.

Have fun.

Basketball Jones: Cheech and Chong
Steppin' In Her I. Miller Shoes: Betty Davis

Right On For the Darkness: Curtis Mayfield
Natbush City Limit: Ike and Tina Turner
The Boss: James Brown

The Love I Lost: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Use Me: Bill Withers
Born To Boogie: T-Rex
Jet Boy: New York Dolls

Raw Power: Iggy and the Stooges
Watch That Man: David Bowie
Berlin: Lou Reed
Old Shoes: Tom Waits

A National Acrobat: Black Sabbath
The Great Gig in the Sky: Pink Floyd
Song Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin
Punk vs. The Godfather: The Who

Meat City: John Lennon
Modern Times Rock N' Roll: Queen
I Don't Want It: Montrose

Walk On Hot Coals: Rory Gallagher
Dinah-Moe Humm: Frank Zappa

Sweet Lady Genevieve: The Kinks

A Season in Hell #152: I Heard It Where?
November 4, 2013 8:00pm
Standing in front of my music library tonight, I had a thought: "what am I in the mood for"? I wasn't inspired. Honest. I love doing my show every week, but I really have to feel it to be able to give you a great show. I ended up going online to see who's birthday it was, thinking maybe that would do the trick. A couple of things, but nothing really hit home. I then headed over to my vinyl shelves, and started flipping through them, and I noticed a trend in what was catching my eye: psychedelia. Oh yes, that's a good direction.

Indeed it was a fine decision.

Enjoy with a cup of mushroom tea.

I Heard it on the X: ZZ Top
Shit Luck: Modest Mouse
B-Movie Boxcar Blues: Blues Brothers

Augmented Banality: Illogistical Resource Dept
More Trouble Every Day: Frank Zappa

Blood Suckin' Baby: Eric McFadden
Carpe Diem: The Melvins
Elevation: Television
Watcher of the Skies: Genesis

Forest Ocean Sound: Landing
Jackson Head: Boris
Swami: The Romulans

SOL '07: Wooden Shjips
New Potato Caboose: Grateful Dead

Embryo: Pink Floyd

Rotten Ronnie Donovan Phones In

Cortez the Killer: Neil Young

A Season in Hell #151: Waiting For The Doll That Has It All
October 28, 2013 8:00pm
On tonight's show I welcome back Julie Anderson, the curator for Altered Barbie, now in its 11th glorious, bedazzled year! What's up with that girl? She isn't anatomically correct, but that's never slowed her down. She's got her own Corvette for gawds sake!

I love having Julie in, she always brings the most colorful characters with her. And this year was no different. Three poets, a saxophonist and Ethel Mermen of The Ethel Mermen Experience, all of whom are performing in one way or another at either the opening gala or the closing.

The interview is in the first half hour, so check it out, then go check out the gallery of crazy Barbie Alterations at Shotwell 50 Gallery, which is located at 50 Shotwell in the Mission, and is open 1-7PM daily!!!

Get your Barbie on!

I take the rest of the night to pay homage to Lou Reed, who just passed away over the weekend. Depressing. A truly iconic figure, Lou Reed never compromised his sound for anyone, be it his own band, the record label, or even his fans. He knew how to push people away, but was also a central figure in creating the punk, industrial and noise scenes that grew out of his own experimentation with music.

Ah Lou, would you have done it all the same if you knew you would have been gone by the age of 71? I would imagine he would say "yes". And why not? He wrote his life into his music. He was unashamed about writing and singing about his experiences with drugs. He spoke about the yin/yang of those experiences. He spoke about life and death throughout his career. If anything, he may have been excited to see what the next part of the journey is.

God speed, Lou.

Some tracks are pre-VU, which I can be you've never heard before. It's like nothing you would ever expect from Mr. Reed.

The live stuff here is brilliant, but my favorite of all is "Waiting for the Man" from 1972. Even while writing this I see that every track here is brilliant, and I should do a four hour special on Lou some day. If you check out many of the shows from Radio Valencia in the days following his passing, you'll notice that many have a Lou Reed focus.

Enjoy.

Pale Blue Eyes: Velvet Underground
Romeo Had Juliet: Lou Reed

Interview with Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie

Outside: Lou Reed

Tranmaniacon MC: Altamont
Maybe Millions: Pins of Light

Queen Bitch: Lou Reed and David Bowie
I'm Waiting For My Man: Lou Reed (12-26-72 Hempstead, NY)
Vicious: Lou Reed (10-27-74 Dayton, OH)

Cycle Annie: The Beachnuts
Don't Turn My World Upside Down: The J Brothers
Soul City: The Hi-Lifes

Wonderful World Of Love: The Liberty Men
The Gift: The Velvet Underground
All Tomorrow's Parties: The Velvet Underground (April 1966, Scepter Studios, NYC, NY)
Heroin: The Velvet Underground (Andy Warhol's Factory NY, January 1966)

Venus in Furs: The Velvet Underground: (Poor Richard's, Chicago IL, June 23, 1966)
Sweet Jane: Lou Reed (10-27-74 Dayton, OH)

A Season in Hell #150: Here Comes Trouble
October 21, 2013 8:00pm
After a few weeks of no guests, I get the ULTIMATE GUEST in the studio with me: Mick Gray! Mick is currently an inker for DC comics, and you can currently see his work in the Batman and Robin series, which is in its third year!!! Mick also has some college radio under his belt. He, like myself is an alumni of the fine 87.9, the Wave of the West, you SOURCE for SOUND, KFJC. He was there a few years ahead of me, and he was touched by the true eclecticism that this wonderful resource had to offer.

I made him guest DJ with me tonight, which I love, because I'm always interested in how other DJs will craft a set. Radio is an artform, as I've always said. Here at Radio Valencia, we're given a two hour canvas to paint upon what we wish. By the end we hope that you are satisfied and awe-inspired.

Mick and I talk a lot about the comic book biz, which he's been a part of in one way or another for 25 years.

Check out the works of Mick Gray on his website, and at comic book shops everywhere.

Enjoy.

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Mrs. Creech: Altamont
The New Sun: Pins of Light

Monkey McGuire Meets Specky Potter Behind Lochore Institute: The Skids
Love Me: The Phantom
Where Were You: The Mekons

Interview with Mick Gray

Bad Reputation: Reverend Horton Heat
Soul Sister: The Hi Nobles
I'll Be Doggone: McHouston "Mickey" Baker
Cosmik Debris: Frank Zappa
Gunfight: Chris Spedding
The Pose: Chris Spedding

Interview with Mick Gray

Evil: Chris Spedding
Bored/Bang Bang: Iggy Pop (02-13-83)
Lincoln Town Car Limosine: Wesley Willis (06-25-99)

Here Comes Trouble: Tuff Darts
Johnny Was a Soldier: The Adicts
Hot Rod Lincoln: Commander Cody
Big Bad Cadillac: Kim Fowley
Western Avenue: Dyan Diamond

James Whale: Tuxedo Moon
Energy Vampires: Peter Hammill
Something Came Over Me: Throbbing Gristle
Queen Lullbye: Ty Segal

A Change is Gonna Come: The Gits

A Season in Hell #149: Take A Chance On Me
October 14, 2013 8:00pm
Excellent show through and through. Each set was a winner. I think you'll really enjoy this one. Get ready to really dance in the second hour.

I think it's shows like this one that really show my range as a DJ. You've got your indie, your punk, funk, international, rap. It's got pretty much everything that your commercial radio dreck would never dare approach.

I wish more people would lobby commercial radio stations and request music like you hear on this show. I do. Make that happen. Let me know how they respond. I can probably guess, but let's take a shot at it anyway.

Enjoy and annoy.

Gravity: Minutemen
Public Image: PIL
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings: Father John Misty

Brazil: Frank Sinatra
I Hear Goodnight: Low/Dirty 3
Sun King: The Beatles
Song to the Siren: This Mortal Coil

No Future, Pt. 2 The Days After No Future: Titus Andronicus
Country Calling: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
Hail the Word of Jah: Congos

Chet Boghassa: Tinariwen
Su Derenin Sulari: Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi
Extraordinary Woman: The Psychedelic Aliens
What You Can Do In Your Life: Petalouda

Rockstone Dub: Lee "Scratch" Perry
Walk in the Park: Colloseum

This Little Girl Of Mine: Ray Charles
Moonshine Heather: Parliament
Fire on the Bayou: The Meters
Get on the Good Foot: James Brown

Mona Lisa: Slick Rick
Am I Black Enough For Ya: Schooly D
The Band Gets Swivey on the Wheels: Son of Bazerk

Buck Whylin': Terminator X

A Season in Hell #148: You Had Me At No
October 7, 2013 8:00pm
I don't know what I was thinking. I really need to not be so far behind in posting my shows. Sorry about that. I guess life just gets in the way.

I've got a lot of local sounds in this show. Loop! Station, Liar and Birdsaw, feature the amazing vocal talents of Robin Coomer, and guitar gunslinger Eric McFadden.

The long set in the second hour is well worth putting your dancing shoes on for.

I've got too much awesome music to share with you. Tune in every Monday night, 8-10PM for more, more, MORE!!!

As always, enjoy!

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

Its Hard To Be Humble: Mac Davis
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (Fleet Foxes cover): First Aid Kit
Dancing Barefoot: Patti Smith

Snake Song (Townes Van Zandt cover): Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
Celluloid Heroes: The Kinks
Rave Down: Swervedriver

Theory of Noise: Loop! Station
One Crazy Day: Liar
All Hail the Radio Flyer: Birdsaw

Long Haired Music: The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Du Ska Inte Tro Att Det Ordnar Sig: Dungen
Thousand Bing Bangs: Ken Nordine
Don't Miss the Great Snatch: Evolution Control Committee

The Mall and the Misery: Broken Bells
Candle: Sonic Youth
Yer Blues: The Beatles
Lazy Loser Leech: Los Banos
Black Sabotage (Beastie Boys vs. Led Zeppelin): DJ Moule
Rock Of Ages (Led Zeppelin vs. Rolling Stones vs. Run-DMC vs. Kid Rock vs. Chemical Bros. Twisted Sister vs. Dio vs. AC/DC): DJ Schmolli

Whiskey and Wimmen: Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker
Graveyard Shift: Uncle Tupelo (08-22-88 Columbia, MO)
Straight to Hell: The Clash

Roscoe: Midlake (BBC 11-01-06)
My Way: Frank Sinatra

A Season in Hell #147: If It's Not Live, It's Dead
September 16, 2013 8:00pm
Ok, so in the "I've been way too busy to upload any of my shows lately" theme, this is a real winner. This show is all live cuts, starting with a German radio station announcing the death of Elvis Presley. How's that for a start? Somewhere along the way I actually play some live Elvis. And it's a doozy too.

There's something for everyone: there's goth bikers in lace; there's shoe gazers covered in syrup; there's classic rockers on tricycles sucking pacifiers. I tell ya this is the kind of show you've been waiting for.

Just take a look at this playlist!!!

And if you tune into my show on a regular basis, then you know that my live stuff is second to NONE! Take THAT Rotten Ronnie!

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

Exodus: Bob Marley and the Wailers (1980-07-12 - Wales, UK)
Elvis is Dead: German Radio
Kathy's Song: Simon and Garfunkel (Live in Central Park, NYC)

Big Chief: The Meters (1976-10-01 - Baton Rouge, LA)
Red Right Hand: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (2013-04-09, San Francisco, CA)

Human Fly: The Cramps (1982-05-20 - Seattle, WA)
Sympathy for the Devil: Rolling Stones (1969-11-09 - Oakland, CA)
When the Music's Over: The Doors (1970-07-05 - Seattle, WA)

Relgion: PIL (1983-11-08 - Bristol, England)
Cherry Bomb: The Runaways (1976-07-19 - Cleveland, OH)
Sex Ed Class->Don't Touch Me There->Mondo Bondage:The Tubes (1977-04-15-San Francisco, CA)

Unknown Track: Electric Masada (2013-7-13, Rotterdam)
Wooden Ships: CSNY (1969-08-26 Greek Theater - LA, CA)
The Way Young Lovers Do: Van Morrison (Demo 1968)
The Bomber: James Gang (2001-02-26 - Cleveland, OH)
An American Journey: Elvis Presley (1972-04-10 Richmond, VA

Let's Go Crazy: Prince with 3rd Eye Girl (2013-04-24, San Francisco, CA)

A Season in Hell #146: Shiver Me Timbers
September 2, 2013 8:00pm
OK, I suck. I haven't shared shows of mine in over a month. What the hell is wrong with me? Oh yeah, I was planning my wedding. I really had no time. Please forgive me.

I haven't listened back to this show, but the set list looks AMAZING!!! The first hour is full of some great new music, and the second hour some classics, including a live cut from the recent Black Sabbath show. I also play a very slowed down Wanda Jackson tune. It's CRAZY!

Check out the set before the concert outlook. Are you kidding me? I remember it all now.

Enjoy.

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

White Rabbit: Shannon and the Clams
A Silent Tide: Flying Saucer Attack

I'm In Love With The Wrong Girl: Los News
The Keepers: Ty Segall
California Grrls : Shark?
Teenage Eyes: Spider Bags

Let's Get High: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's
Driving East, and Through Her: Case Studies
Careless: The Delphines

Marie Provost: Jeff The Brotherhood
What you Gonna Do?: Natural Child
Move To California: Times New Viking

Blowin' Kisses: Jacuzzi Boys
Funnel Of Love (33rpm): Wanda Jackson

Religion: PIL
Babelogue ->Rock and Roll Nigger: Patti Smith
Rainbows are back in Town: Dean Martin
Shake your Hump: Beastie Boys

Concert Outlook

Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Alternate Version): Bob Dylan
Bird Song: Grateful Dead (08-27-72 Veneta, Oregon)

NIB: Black Sabbath (08-26-13, Shoreline Amp., Mountain View, CA)
Mississippi Rolling Stone: Ike and Tina Turner
If You Talk In Your Sleep: Elvis Presley

Flower in the Sun: Big Brother and the Holding Company

A Season in Hell #145: Slow Me Down
August 19, 2013 8:00pm
I'll be the first to admit it, I play the Melvins too damn much. I don't play them every week, but I seem to look for any reason to throw them on. And why not?! They ROCK! And on tonight's show I had a pair of tickets to give away for their upcoming Slims show. I haven't been this excited since I gave a pair of tickets away to see Nirvana in 1991 at the Warfield when I was a DJ on KFJC. I remember asking for the 90th caller. And I got them too. HAHAHAHA! I went to that show.

Funny story:

The show was so packed, and I was on the floor, that before the lights went down for the Nirvana set, the crowd was pushing left and right, and I felt my feet leave the floor more than once. I decided I had enough and wanted out, but there was no way in hell I was going to be able to work my way through the crowd to leave the floor. So I did what any respectable and experienced rock show attendee would do: I crowd surfed out of it! I just pushed my way on top of the crowd while shouting "OUT!" at the top of my lungs (it was very loud in there). I was pushed back to the area just off the floor. The place was so packed that the security didn't move anyone away from the area I ended up at, and I enjoyed a perfect view without anyone stepping on my toes.

I also really have to blame Nirvana for the death of alternative music. I don't think they realized what they were doing when the release of Smells Like Corporate Dollars Rolling In came out in September of 1991. I love what Buzz of the Melvins said when asked in the Oregon Music News "what's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

"Weirdest? I guess the weirdest thing would be the whole Nirvana explosion out of something that we started, you know? That was pretty weird. The fact that our influence, musically, was basically on a massive, global level. That’s pretty weird. At the same time, it’s very exciting that I wasn’t wrong. My initial instincts were correct. You take a homogenized, bastardized version of what we’re doing, it can indeed sell millions of records. And that’s exactly what happened."

Anyway, I digress. This is a fun show. I slow down a few tunes near the start to give you a feel of the way they could sound. Let me know what you think. There's some new stuff thrown in, and some old stuff too. And of course, there's The Melvins. A whole set of them to be exact.

Turn this one up to 11!

Enjoy.

Cuban Pete: Dezi Arnez
Jolene: Dolly Parton

Hey Hey What Can I Do: Led Zeppelin
Bloody Hammer: Roky Erickson
Dr. Doom: 13th Floor Elevators

Mt. Abraxas: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
Worship the Devil: Glitter Wizard
Timebomb: Radio Moscow
Empty Mind: Spacin'

What You Can Do In Your Life: Petalouda
John Barleycorn: Traffic
I Don't Want To Be A Soldier: John Lennon

Youth of America: The Melvins
Revolve: The Melvins

A History of Drunks: The Melvins
Black Betty: The Melvins
Scar Box: Boris

Earthquake: Butthole Surfers
Trickle Down System: Giant Sand
Graveyard Shift: Uncle Tupelo

Tommy the Cat: Primus
Step Right Up: Tom Waits

A Season in Hell #144: Twice As Nice
August 12, 2013 8:00pm
Fun show tonight with special guest, local comedian Bert Divietri. This guy is off his rocker. He played some prank calls for us, and was an all around freak-a-zoid. I'll have him back for sure.

We were also graced with the presence of guitar maverick Eric McFadden. He owed me a favor. No, really, he did. That's the only way I can get anyone on my show anymore. It's just short of extortion. Anyway, Eric ROCKS! He told some great road stories from his recent tour with Eric Burden and the Animals, as well as updates on T.E.N., featuring bassist Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and drummer Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta).

A Season in Hell with John Hell
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Awkward: FIDLAR

A Men Stuck in Your Mind: The Felines
Short Stay: The Midnight Moan
Fine Fine Fine: The Mentalettes

Interview with Bert Divietri

Bullet/I'm Mad: Reverend Horton Heat
Caliente: Supersuckers

Interview with Bert Divietri

Get Out Of My Way: Mojo Nixon
So Long Baby, Goodbye: The Blasters

Joe Strummer: Cowboy Mouth
White Man In Hammersmith Palais: Eric McFadden

Interview with Eric McFadden

Police and Thieves: The Clash
Field of Bones: Eric McFadden

Interview with Eric McFadden

A Shot in the Dark: Whiskey Biscuit
Bottle Up & Go: The Monkeywrench

Interview with Eric McFadden

Cocaine Blues: Johnny Cash

A Season in Hell #142: My Musical Meanderings
August 5, 2013 8:00pm
No, my show is not genre specific. You've figured that out already, yes? Last week it's all jazz, the week before it's hard rock. This week I'm in the mood for PUNK! Fuck off!!!!

Why Punk? I don't have to tell you!

OK, I'll tell you. But I'm only telling you because I think deep down you'll understand. I'm willing to bare my soul to you. I'm willing to take the chance that you won't laugh at me, and ridicule me, or point and laugh.

sigh

I like Punk.

There, are you happy now?! Good.

I was born in 1970. I was raised on jazz and blues of the 50s and 60s, as well as the classic rock of the 70s. By the age of 8 I was into KISS. They were my first favorite band. At that age you're only allowed to have one favorite band. It's a law or something. When I was 10 I fell in love with the Beatles, but I felt sooooo bad for admitting to myself that I liked them more than I liked KISS. It was not the friendliest of break-ups. I'll admit, if there were cell phones back then, I would have texted the break up to KISS; I was so ashamed. By 12 I "discovered" Led Zeppelin. Oh damn, now what was I going to do?

All this time my dad is playing John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and every artist the Blues Brothers covered, in our home, as well as Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. My sisters (6 and 7 years older than me) were playing the rock of the day (Eagles, Boston, Bob Segar) as well as playing American Bandstand every Saturday. I preferred Soul Train even at an early age.

I used to lay by my speakers with a tape recorder and pretend I was a DJ and back announce all of the songs I would play on the stereo. I wish I still had those tapes. I once hid a tape recorder on the stairs leading to our living room, and taped the family hanging out watching Saturday morning cartoons. I REALLY wish I had that tape today. I probably taped a Grateful Dead concert over it.

And then there's the Dead. I got into them around the same time I got into Zeppelin. I think it was the iconography. It looked so dark, weird and trippy. Like many others, I thought they would be a metal band. I was slightly disappointed when I found out they weren't. I was hungry for something more at this point in my musical journey. Having moved as much as we did (once a year between the ages of 5 and 15; three different states (four if you consider SoCal and NoCal two different states)) I found that I got bored very easily. Music needed to change to really move me.

The Grateful Dead really moved me. I won't get into it here, but their meanderings took me on some amazing journeys. What they didn't do for me however, was drive the teenage angst energy out of me. They mellowed me and made me want to shimmy and dance. I still love them. But I always need something more.

Here comes Punk.

I had always listened to The Clash and the Ramones, but really didn't have a penchant for the wider variety of Punk until I was about 14 and in high school. It was there that my friend Etienne and I started to listen to Metal together. Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dio. As a matter of fact, my first "official" concert was November 30, 1984 at the Oakland-Alemeda Auditorium (where the Warriors play basketball) to see Dio (Last in Line) and Dokken (Tooth and Nail). I was 14. I wore my jean jacket. I was afraid the guy next to me, who asked us to save him a seat in exchange for smoking us out, would share a heroin-laced joint and I would be dead before the show even began.

My love for KISS helped for the easy transition to Metal, but it didn't last too long. I still really love Metal, but it was Punk that really spoke to me. Metal spoke of fantasy characters in a fantasy world. Punk was political! Politics was always spoken about in my home. My parents didn't shy away from their negative feelings towards Reagan. The Punk movement was political. I was drawn to it pretty easily.

Starting at KFJC in the fall of 1988 also helped. The Wave of the West is a bastion of musical knowledge; especially that of all-things-alternative. This was before alternative was a genre (thank you very much Nirvana). Punk didn't get me angry. It made me happy! It made me feel like I wasn't alone in my thoughts against the state. It made me feel like my generation wasn't as lost as many thought we were. And the lyrics were hilarious, inane, intense, intelligent, ridiculous.

Being a Deadhead and a Punk isn't as far apart as it would seem. If you like the Dead you pretty much are open to anything, considering how many people DETEST the Grateful Dead. The same could be said for Punk. Though I think more Deadheads like Punk, than Punk likes the Dead. It's all good.

There's not much difference in the spiral dancing of a Dead concert, and a mosh pit at a Punk show. Both are ways of sharing energy. Is one more aggressive? Perhaps, but all good-natured. Even at Punk shows, if you fall down, more often than not there's a hand there to pick you up and get you moving again.

If I've learned anything through my musical journeys, it's that life is all ONE. The mystical, magical ONE. Whether it's Punk, Funk or Junk the musical odyssey that takes us through life is all based on how open we are to the meanderings of the road. I'm truly blessed to have a diverse music library as I do. You're just as likely to find a Black Flag LP in my collection as a Johnny Cash (he's Punk as fuck, btw).

As for tonight's show, it's all punk. Why? I just told you why! Sheesh.

Enjoy.

jh

Orgasm Addict: The Buzzcocks
Never Talk To You Again: Husker Du
Tension: Minutemen

Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy: Devo
Ex Lion Tamer: Wire
Elevation: Television
Search and Destroy: The Dictators

Gimme Danger: Iggy and the Stooges
Motor City is Burning: MC5

We Must Bleed: Germs
Six Pack: Black Flag
More Beer: Fear
Ain't Talkin' About Love: Minutemen
Wendy: Descendents

Peking Spring: Mission of Burma
Southern California: Flipper
Sonic Reducer: The Dead Boys
I Just Want To Make Love To You: Meat Puppets

Show Me The Way: Dinosaur Jr.
Goin' Up The Country: Three Stoned Men
Stars and Stripes of Corruption: Dead Kennedys
I Wanna Get Rid of you: Psychotic Pineapple

Out of our Tree: The Mummies
Glorious: Polkacide
Sweat Loaf: Butthole Surfers

I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement: Ramones
Career Opportunities: The Clash
Personality Crisis: New York Dolls
25 Minutes To Go: Johnny Cash



A Season in Hell #141: This Cat's Too Cool For You
July 29, 2013 8:00pm
My show has never been genre-specific. I plays what I wants to. But that's not saying that I can't focus on a specific genre from time to time. I've been collecting music (LPs, CDs, digital) since I was a wee lad, dating back to my first KISS records in the mid 1970s.

I have a rule when I shop for music: if I purchase three things or more, one MUST be from an International artist (reggae, dub, middle-eastern, etc.), one must be Jazz. By doing this I've realy grown a very well-rounded library. Tonight I was in the mood for Jazz. Most of the show is some tasty vinyl treats.

Get into it. Let your mind wander about this one.

Enjoy.

jh

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Interstellar Overdrive: The Melvins

Sysyphus: Pink Floyd
Don't Box Me In: Stan Ridgeway/Stuart Copeland

Slop: Mingus
Back Home: Yusef Lateef
Sticks and Stones: Boogaloo Joe Jones

Radebe: Johnny Dyani
Investigation: Carl Holmes
Money in the Pocket: Cannonball Adderley

Darling Nikki: Sex Mob
Two Bass Hit: Miles Davis
Strangers in the Day: John Lurie
Mas Que Nada: Dizzy Gillespie

The Bump: George Freeman
21st Century Schizoid Man: King Crimson

Let's Loot The Supermarket: The Deviants

A Season in Hell #140: Best of 2013 So Far
July 15, 2013 8:00pm
This is my Best of 2013 So Far show.

There has been some really steady quality music flowing out this year. Most of you who listen regularly to my show know that I'm into the garage, psych, metal thing. There's a lot of that in here. Take a look at the play list, and stream or download the show, and enjoy.

Not much else to say.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
She's In All Your Dreams: The Orwells
Am I Wrong: Mikal Cronin

Strawberries 1+2: Thee Oh Sees
Music to Walk Home By: Tame Impala
Flaming Creatures: HRVD

Ragdoll: Glitter Wizard
Oh Man: Spacin'
Bataille Sucre: Boris
Female Trouble: The Melvins

Into the Sun: Orchid
I Don't Remember You: Mudhoney
Valley of the Dolls: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats

Boxing a Ghost: Mr. Thumb
Inside Us Is A Place: Kalrissian
Virginia Slims: Futurebirds

Punk (La vie antérieure): Deerhunter
Cockroach: Crocodiles
Feeling Good: Traffic (09-05-67 Konserthuse, Stockholm, Sweden)

All Tomorrows Parties: Velvet Underground (Scepter Studios, New York City NY, April 1966)
16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six: Tom Waits (Kninklijk Theater Carre, Amsterdam, NL 11-21-04)

Rock Fight 10!!!
July 1, 2013 6:00pm
It only happen once every six months. And when it does, babies hide their children, drunks hide there malt liquor, men cry into their beer. I can only be talking about one thing: ROCK FIGHT!

It's that time again, ladies and gentlemen, when rock poster artist Rotten Ron Donovan and Radio DJ Stalwart, John Hell get together and lay down the massive pipe that is ROCK FIGHT!!!

Ron and I have what amounts to be the largest combined collection of live bootlegs anywhere this side of analog hill (unseen on Google Maps). Every six months in December and June we get together to see who's is bigger and badder.

Every track below is followed by the date/location and who chose the track; JH for me, and RD for Ron. As you'll see, I've clearly got him beat, 2-1. He was also more than an hour late, which is why the first chunk of music is from me.

Not only is the music full of top notch performances and excellent recording quality, but the smack talk between music blocks sets a new standard (high or low, you decide).

There's an interview with Limbomaniac's frontman/bassist, Butthouse in the fifth hour, too.

Get ready for some prime time, low down, face-to-face, bootleg MAYHEM!!!

IT'S ROCK FIGHT 10 BABY!!!!

Enjoy.

jh

Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong

Here I Am: Al Green (10-04-74 Midnight Special, Hollywood, CA)-JH
Natbush City Limits: Ike and Tina Turner (01-19-75 Soul Train)-JH

Stone Junkie: Curtis Mayfield (06-06-72 Radio City Music Hall, NYC, NY)-JH
Stevie Wonder: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life->Big Brother->Blowing In The Wind (03-04-73 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkelely, CA)-JH
Thank You: Sly and the Family Stone (10-09-70 Piknik Kasteel Groenveld Baarn,
Netherlands)-JH
One Nation Under a Groove: P Funk (11-01-78 Howard Theater, Washington DC-JH

Country Road: Toots and the Maytals (04-22-1978 The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ontario)-JH
Midnight Ravers: Bob Marley (06-10-75 Quiet NIght Club, Chicago, IL)-JH
Let's Work: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD
You Got the Look: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD
Endorphin Machine: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD
She's Always in my Hair: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD

Cold Sweat: James Brown (08-26-68 Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX)-JH
Sex Machine: James Brown (03-18-71 Olympia Theater, Paris, France)-JH

Barracuda: Heart (06-17-13 West Palm Beach, FL)-RD
Bad Reputation: Joan Jett (08-08-81 Fireman's Memorial Park, Hempstead, NJ)-JH
Back in Black: AC/DC (02-27-81 Melbourne, AU)-RD

Waiting for the Bus/ Jesus Just Left Chicago: ZZ Top (04-19-80 Rockpalast, Grugenhalle Essen, Germany)-JH
Hot Line: Black Sabbath (1983???)-RD
Cherry Bomb: The Runaways (07-19-76 The Agora, Cleveland, OH)-JH
Monkey on my Back: Aerosmith (06-04-94 Donnington, England)-RD

Motor City Madhouse: Ted Nugent (05-23-81 Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI)-JH
On Top of the World: Cheap Trick (12-31-79 Fabulous Forum, Inglewood, CA-)JH

Boys are Back in Town: Thin Lizzy (05-14-76 Detroit, MI)-JH

The Phoenix: The Cult (03-16-12 Waterloo Records - SXSW, Austin, TX)-RD

The Rover / Sick Again: Led Zeppelin (05-30-77 Capitol Centre Landover, Maryland)-JH
In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (03-19-75 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada)-RD
Misty Mountain Hop: Led Zeppelin 08-11-79 Knebworth Festival Stevenage, UK-JH
Heartbreaker: Led Zeppelin: (12-06-96 Chatenay-Malabry, France-JH)

Hour Four:
Gimme Shelter: Rolling Stones (LA 1975)-RD
I'm Losing You: The Faces (04-05-73 Sundown Theater, London England)-JH

Shake!: The Time (02-03-91, Japan)-RD

My Adidas: Run DMC (1985 The Apollo Theater, NYC, NY)-JH
Time to get Ill: Beastie Boys (07-05-98 Werchter, Belgium)-JH
Rock Your Socks Off: Tenacious D (09-28-01 Higher Ground, Winooski, VT)-JH

Interview with Butthouse of Limbomaniacs

Porno: Limbomaniacs (09-01-90 I-Beam, SF, CA)-JH
Seven Nation Army: White Stripes (06-13-07 Maida Vale Studios, London, England)-JH

Hour six
Learn to Fly: Foo Fighters (2012 Buenos Aires)-RD
Hard to Handle: Black Crowes (10-19-99 Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA)-JH

X-Offender: Blondie (09-21-77 Old Wardorf San Francisco, CA)-RD
Jocko Homo: Devo (08-03-77 Mabuhay Gardens (The "Fab Mab"), San Francisco, C)-JH
Rock and Roll: Supersuckers (???? Ron has no clue when/where this show is from)

400 Bucks: Reverend Horton Heat (06-09-06 Wakarusa Music Festival, Lawrence, KS)-JH
Blitzkrieg Bop: The Ramones (05-21-76 The Club, Cambridge, MA)-JH
Join Together/Goin' Mobile: fIREHOSE (08-25-89 The Music Machine, Santa Monica, CA)-JH

School's Out: Alice Cooper (Bonnaroo, TN 06-09-12)-RD

Nothing to Lose: Kiss (09-03-76 Richfield Stadium, Richfield, OH)-JH
Take a Letter Maria: Pleasure Barons (03-93 Vancouver, BC)-JH

A Season in Hell #139: Bears! Attack!
June 17, 2013 8:00pm
Want to see some great music this weekend? You should go check out Bears! Bears! Bears! at Cafe duNord this Saturday night. They've been compared to a Pixes-meets-Joy Division, and I think that's OK. They've got some driving rhythms and excellent lyrics. Go have fun. Tell them John Hell sent you.

What is quality community radio if it isn't about interviewing and playing great local music? I love Radio Valencia more and more each day. You should too. Go check out the website and all the other great shows. You can thank me later.

I'm off next week so the boys in Eclectic Dyspepsia can celebrate their one year anniversary by broadcasting from 6-10. But I'll be back on July 1st with my bi-annual special Rock Fight #10!!!

Me and Rotten Ronnie Donovan will be doing the bootleg throw down that you crave. Special guests will be in the studio as well. You do not want to miss this. July 1st, 6-10PM.

To get yourself warmed up, check out the last few Rock Fight's by going here.

See you in two weeks.

Enjoy.

jh

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
The Better Half: Junior Brown
Godspeed: Jenny Lewis

Daddy Frank: Merle Haggard
Tonight I Think I'm Gonna go Downtown: Jimmy Dale Gilmore

Interview with Bears! Bears! Bears!

I Guess We're Both Lonely: Bears! Bears! Bears!
I Am Hand Drawn: Bears! Bears! Bears!

Interview with Bears! Bears! Bears!

Train To Memphis: Papa John Creach
Hi, I'm Troy McClure
Hot Chocolate: Bears! Bears! Bears!

Interview with Bears! Bears! Bears!

Lost in Space: OP8
Bullshit Summer: Lazy Cowgirls
Delivering the Groceries: Don Caballero

Theme de Yoyo: Art Ensemble of Chicago
Expensive Shit: Fela!

Goodbye Porkpie Hat: John McLaughlin
Rocked By Rape: Evolution Control Committee
Christianity is Stupid: Negativland
Tommy in 7 Minutes: Various Artists
Planet of the Apes: The Mummies

You're My Best Friend: The Melvins
John Wayne was a Nazi: Stains

A Season in Hell #138: Brainwashing
June 10, 2013 8:00pm
Another rare night with no guests. I pulled a lot of tonight's music from the Radio Valencia library. I have a dream to have a library to rival any free form radio stations' library. We don't have enough space for that, but I can dream can't I? Most DJs bring their own music in, so it's not like we don't each have enough great things to share with you. But I did have a lot of fun pulling from what was a available.

I also rant on a bit about government intrusion and how the media plays us all for saps.

Tonight was also the 40th anniversary of a classic Grateful Dead show. RFK Stadium, Washington DC, June 10th, 1973. I played a stellar Eyes of the World to close out the show.

Enjoy.

jh

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Cuban Pete: Desi Arnez
More Peas: The JB's

I Gotta Be Me: Sammy Davis Jr.
Are you Ready? Grand Funk Railroad
The Bomber (Closet Queen, Cast Your Fate to the Wind): James Gang
You Win Again: Ray Charles

Concert Outlook

Oh Man: Spacin'
Neribalankina: Captain Yaba
Respect: Kukumbas

Evil Stack: Boris
Education of Brainwashing: The Congos
The Supermen: David Bowie

Keep on Lying: Tame Impala
The Day The World Went Away: Nine Inch Nails
Deeper Well: Emmylou Harris
You're A Big Girl Now: Bob Dylan

Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead (06-10-1973 - RFK Stadium, Washington DC)

A Season in Hell #137: In the OOOOOOZ
June 3, 2013 8:00pm
I've been a comic reader most of my life. Spiderman was my earliest hero, and it was he that took me through my formative years. I eventually made my way to Batman, via The Dark Knight series. That was some strong medicine, I tell you. Today, comics have made their way to the big screen, and it's like everyone is claiming that they've read every single issue of Ant Man, or Dr. Strange. There's money to be made, they'll tell ya!

Tonight, on my show, I'm happy to have Md Light, author of gen:oooz (pronounced gen ooooooooz). It's a dark tale of bioengineering gone wrong...or right, depending on how you see it. I love the dialectical approach. Md Light has his brain on hyperdrive for this one, as it's a strong story, full of deep symbolism from the very ancient to the futuristic utopian societies only Philip K. Dick could conjure up.

The interview takes up much of the first hour, along with lots of new music. The second hour and a half (I was on for an extra half hour tonight) is a grab bad of goodness.

There's something for the whole family.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Punk (La vie antérieure): Deerhunter

Cockroach: Crocodiles
She's On Top: Sic Alps

Interview with Md Light

Summer Days: GRMLN
A Steady Stream of Love (Little Antoine & the Sparrows): Sonny Smith

Interview with Md Light

Sneaky n Sleazy: Unpopable
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown

Interview with Md Light

Dr. Mule: The Melvins
Black Betty: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Attitude: The Kinks
Art School: The Jam

Method of Error: Boris
In Every Dream Home a Heartache: Roxy Music
Carpe Diem: The Fugs
Timothy Leary Lives: Pop-O-Pies

I Come From the Mt.: Thee Oh Sees
Poison Apple: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
I Want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper: Erika Eigen
Worship the Devil: Glitter Wizard

The Mercy Seat: Johnny Cash
Sly: Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters
Ring of Fire: Wall of Voodoo

Balm in Gilead: Rahsaan Roland Kirk

A Season in Hell #136: Break On Through
May 20, 2013 8:00pm
A rare night with no interview. I took the opportunity to share lots of fabulous new sounds with you. The first hour is mostly new music.

With the passing of Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist of The Doors, I wanted to share a couple of favorite tracks. Morrison Hotel has always been a great LP to me, so Peace Frog/Blue Sunday was a given, but being the consummate bootlegger that I am, I had to share a classic rare moment of Ray brilliance. Check out the 1967 Light My Fire from Detroit. Smokin'!!!

Enjoy blissfully.

jh

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Springwater: Birdcloud
Am I Wrong: Mikal Cronin

Spanish Speaks : Weekender
Evil Love: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats

Motorider: Glitter Wizard
Wave Goodbye: Ty Segall Band
Night Crawler: Thee Oh Sees
Farmers: Bear Romantic

Peace Frog/Blue Sunday: The Doors (RIP Ray Manzerak)
Me and Baby Brother: War
He Was A Big Freak: Betty Davis
She Watch Channel Zero: Public Enemy

Talkin' Good Woman: Rin Tin Tiger
Endors Toi: Tame Impala

Attitude: The Melvins
Complicated Life: The Kinks

Hama: Boris

Light My Fire: The Doors (Detroit, MI 03-18-67)
Woodchoppers Ball: Ten Years After (Fillmore Aud., SF, CA 06-28-68)

Big Chief: The Meters (Baton Rouge, LA 10-01-76)
Hoochie Coochie Man: Muddy Waters (San Francisco, CA 05-01-77)
I Can't Go For That: Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers (Philadelphia, PA 09-21-12)

A Season in Hell #135: The Cacophony Society Infiltrates Radio Valencia
May 13, 2013 8:00pm
In 1994 my friend and co-staffer at KFJC, Mark Church (aka: Mr. Antagonism) told me about this event in the desert, where a bunch of pranksters go out and shoot guns, and burn things. He said that a few hundred people attend and it's a perfect place for us to set up a pirate radio station. How could I say no?

My first Burning Man in 1994 would change me the way it changed thousands of lives. I knew I had arrived. I also knew that it wasn't the event itself that had changed me, but the people. One person in particular was a huge inspiration for me; John Law. John was the mans-man of the event. He looked the part. Part Sam Peckinpah, part John Wayne, John Law knew his shit. He was honest to a fault, and never forgot a name. And I never knew a person as inclusive as John.

This is all sounding like an obituary. John is all of this still! Following my first Burning Man it was John who called me up to participate in some urban exploration in San Francisco. I took right up with the Cacophony Society as soon as I could, which would have been in the Fall of 1994. I never looked back.

From the tunnel walks, to the laundromat readings, from the urban iditirod, to Santarchy in the streets, there wasn't an event I could say no to for about ten years. I knew I had found my "people".

John, along with Carrie Galbraith and Kevin Evans have complied and edited a wonderful compendium, looking back fondly at a time when our nation was able to laugh a bit more at itself; not take itself so seriously.

Monday night John and Carrie were kind enough to come into the RV studios (Carrie by phone) to talk about the book, the times, and the events coming up to celebrate it all. Church of the Subgenius' Puzzling Evidence joined us in the second hour.

The first big event is Thursday night, May 16th at City Lights Books in North Beach. Many other great events are to follow.

Take a walk down fuzzy, crazy, idiotic, risky, memory lane with this recent episode of A Season in Hell.

Risk it all and stream the show here.

Climb the radio tower and download the show here.

Throw your finger at the man and listen to all of my shows by going here, or just scroll down.

Enjoy.

jh

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
The Noting Show: Idiot Flesh
Tamale Lady: Rube Waddell

Interview with John Law and Carrie Galbraith

Glorious: Polkacide

Interview with John Law and Carrie Galbraith

Pretty Baby: Three Day Stubble

Interview with John Law and Carrie Galbraith

In This Rubber Tomb: Mudhoney

Interview with John Law, Carrie Galbraith and Puzzling Evidence

Butt Funkin': Limbomaniacs

Interview with John Law, Carrie Galbraith and Puzzling Evidence

Up and Down: Cookie Mongoloid

A Season in Hell #134: Ronnie Loves Maggie
May 6, 2013 8:00pm
When I was ten years old, Ronald Reagan was elected president. The day he was inaugurated the Iranians immediately released the American prisoners. The reason given to us Americans was that the Iranians were afraid that we would attack. At the age of ten, I knew differently. I knew at that age that the someone had paid the Iranians off. How did I know that? I couldn't tell you. But the truth finally came out in Reagan's second term. I knew at the age of ten that I did not like, nor did I trust Ronald Reagan.

The next eight years would find our economy in a shambles, as we began to privatize and outsource everything. Many jobs were lost, the homeless population more than doubled, worthless wars were fought and the middle class began to shrink.

And this was just in America. Great Britain had Margaret Thatcher. There's was a thousand times worse.

Tonight on my show I welcome Steffan Chirazi, the writer and editor of the official Metallica Fanzine, "So What". He's a Brit, and he's got some glorious stories to tell about life under Maggie. We both play music from the era, that will bring back memories; some good, some bad.

But we can raise a toast, knowing that at least their both together again...in hell.

The last thirty minutes we feature some blistering music from Slayer, featuring the recently departed guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died on May 2, at the age of 49, from what appears to be liver damage. The metal world lost a legend.

Enjoy.

jh

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
5 Minutes: Bonzo Goes To Washington
Maggie, You Cunt: The Exploited

We've Got A Bigger Problem Now: Dead Kennedys
Maggie: Chaos UK
Conflict: Conflict
JFA: JFA
Hinckley Had A Vision!: Crucifucks

Rival Leaders: The Exploited
Does This System Work: Discharge
Don't Forget the Chaos: Dehumanized
I Shot the Devil: Suicidal Tendencies
Reagan Bands: Chronic Sick

How Does it Feel?: Crass
Kill The President: Coffin Break
Fascist: Minutemen
Thatcher's Fortress: The Varukers
2 Million Voices: Angelic Voices

Common Man: The Blasters
No Government: Anti-pasti
Nancy Reagan's Head: Mission of Burma
Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos: Public Enemy

Let's Start a War: The Exploited

Chemical Warfare: Slayer
Post Mortem (Demo): Slayer
Raining Blood: Slayer
Angel of Death: Slayer

A Season in Hell #133: International Playboy
April 29, 2013 8:00pm
A rare night without any guests. You know what that means, more music for you. Tonight, unbeknownst to me, I brought a bunch of local artists. The first hour is full of great local sounds from the past 20 years or so. And yes, I consider the Melvins a local band.

The second hour is mostly live, as I've received so many great live shows lately , I just had to do my duty and share some goodness with you all.

This Friday, May 3rd, is the annual James Brown birthday celebration at KFJC, known as "Doin' it to Death". It's a 24 hour party, that I'll be co-hosting. I do my own slot from 6-10PM (PDST). Tune in and get ready to get down...and get back up again.

After the KFJC party, I'm heading over to the RV studios for a live, in-studio Ask Dr Hal show and RV fundraiser. If you're around, you should come down. It's a great way to experience live radio. We're going from 11-1AM.

Saturday night I'm MCing the fashion show for Eat and Be Mary, in Oakland. Check out the link for more info. Come down, and bring old clothes you want to swap out. This is a great way to play.

Next Monday, May 6th, on A Season in Hell, my buddy, and writer/editor for So What, the official fanzine of Metallica, Steffan Chirazi, will be in the studio with me paying "homage" to the passing of the late (not so great) Margaret Thatcher. We'll be playing some of her favorite music from that era, along with some tributes to her old golfing partner, Ronald Reagan.

This should be a hoot!

In the meantime, kick back, chill out and enjoy two fabulous hours from Monday night.

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
International Playboys: The High Nobles
Comin': Mensclub

Lazy, Loser, Leech: Los Banos
In Heaven There is no Beer: Polkacide
Let Me Roll It: The Melvins

Screaming Skull: King Tuff
I Must Have Been Blind: Eugene Chadbourne
Mazel Tov Cocktail: New Orleans Klezmer All Stars

Nick the Dick: Three Day Stubble
Frisco Line: Rube Waddell
'62 Breakout: Leon "Whitey" Thompson
Aqui Como Alla: Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos

Between Two Worlds: Nova Express (04-06-2013 John Zorn @ 60, Program 3: New Projects
Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater, Minneapolis, MN)
Straight Ahead: Abbey Lincoln

The Race is On: George Jones (1979 Gillies-Pasadena, TX)
On the Road Again: Grateful Dead (09-26-80 Warfield Theater, SF, CA)

You Are What You Love: Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins (HSB, SF, CA 10-05-2012)
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down: Miles From India
Pseudo-Bread: Boris

Astronome Domine: Pink Floyd (Piper Club, Rome, Italy "First European International Pop Festival", 6th May 1968)
Rastaman Chant: The Wailers (BBC Sessions June 1973)

Chinese Rocks: The Heartbreakers (Max's Kansas City, New York, New York, May 8, 1980)

A Season in Hell #132: Kalri$$ian Makes Me Feel Dirty
April 22, 2013 8:00pm
I don't think you're getting enough nasty in your life. Therefore, I believe it's up to me, John Hell, to bring more of the dirty into your far-too-clean existence. How to do this most effectively? Well that's an easy one, it's all about Kalri$$ian baby!

Kalri$$ian is back with a new full-length CD: Star Magic, and they're in the studio talking up the music, the hype, the nasty, and the CD release party at the Supper Club this Saturday night.

I'll post pictures on my Facebook page soon. They are so hot, that my pants literally melted off of me. I'm not joking. I was a puddle on the studio floor.

I want to thank Smooth Rick, Chachi, Kitty and Bernie for taking the time to come into the studio, turn me on, and leave me breathless.

It was Record Store Day last Saturday, and I got a few tasty treats. The second hour I play some of my new favorites as well as some live cuts to get your booty moving.

Enjoy.

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fm

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Freedom: Richie Havens

Do It In The Dirt: Enrique
Throw Your Tits Out: Kalri$$ian

"Interview" with Kalri$$isan

Spell your Love: Kalri$$ian

"Interview" with Kalri$$isan

Inside Us Is A Place: Kalri$$ian
Porno: Limbomaniacs
Bitches Ain't Shit: Ben Folds

"Interview" with Kalri$$isan

Star Magic: Kalri$$ian
Earth People: Dr. Octogon
Big Little Baby: Reverend Horton Heat

Country Roads: Toots and the Maytals (04-22-78 - Toronto, Canada
The Only Son of the Widow Nain: Mudhoney
Tangled North: Lori Goldston
A Victory for Polio: Iron Lung

Grown in a Graveyard: Thee Oh Sees
Nothing Hurts Worse: Father John Misty
Bloody Hammer: Roky Erickson
Und Jetzt Die Sportschau: Global Unity 75
I'm So Bored with the USA: The Clash

Get It On: Grinderman (07-26-2007 Great American Music Hall, SF, CA)
Fuck the Police: NWA (03-24-1989 Celebrity Theater, Anaheim, CA)

A Season in Hell #131: Slipping Away
April 15, 2013 8:00pm
OK, this is really late. Sorry about that. No guests tonight, just you and me and the beautiful music that has been made for me to share with you.

I open with brand new Mudhoney. This album rocks harder than their last few, and that's really saying something, as all of their albums ROCK HARD!

I also include some live Nick Cave from the show I attended a couple of weeks ago. SWEET!

Enjoy.

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
http://radiovalencia.fmhttp://radiovalencia.fm

Slipping Away: Mudhoney
Son of Mustang Ford: Swervedriver

March Of The Lor: The Sword
I Heard it on the X: Olivelawn
The Big Three Killed My Baby: The White Stripes

Buenas Tardes Amigo: Ween
The House on the Hill: The Mummies
Shit Luck: Modest Mouse
Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing: Minutemen
The Gulag Orkestar: Beirut

Black Betty: The Melvins
Frazetta: Wizard Rifle
Dreaming: The Cherubs

Like a Hurricane: Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Stagger Lee: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (04/09/13 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, SF, CA)
Alcohol: The Kinks

Public Image Limited: PIL (11/08/83 The Studio, Bristol, England)
Tekufah: Bar Kokhba (04/06/13 Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater, Minneapolis, MN)

Lost Sailor->Saint of Circumstance: Grateful Dead (11/24/79 Golden Hall, San Diego, CA)

A Season in Hell #130: That's Illogistical!
April 8, 2013 8:00pm
Oh boy, it's one thing when you host a band that you don't have personal connections with coming into the studio, it's another when you've been friends for over 20 years. When you don't know the band, they're all polite and well-behaved, and answer your questions directly. When you know them, it's almost all of the above, but they call you by the wrong name (on purpose), talk to people off mic (when you're on mic), and steal your snacks. I still love them from the bottom of my heart. I'm just sayin', is all.

With that being said, I was beyond excited to host local progressive, electronic rock trio The Illogistical Resource Dept (AKA: The I.R.D.), who are having a CD release party for "Catharsis" at the El Rio this Saturday night. This ten song CD, which will fly you to the moon and back, with it's understated guitar acrobatics, from veteran guitarist Jim Harris. Dan Menapace holds down the bottom, with bone-shaking bass and synth. The drumming is done meticulously, as if Noa "Oz, the Watermonk of Dah" Appleton is a PhD student in the department of kicking your math rock ass.

I'm a genuine fan of these three as musicians and as people. There is something that just feels right when good things happen to good people. You need to make this show. But first be certain to listen to the podcast of this show.

Enjoy.

jh

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead: Herbert Stothart
Between the Wars: Billy Bragg
Prophets Of Rage: Public Enemy

Get A Job / Stand Down Margaret: The English Beat

Adverse Side Effect (The nausea remix): Illogistical Resource Dept

Frame by Frame: King Crimson
Augmented Banality: Illogistical Resource Dept

Caveat Emptor: Illogistical Resource Dept
When Frogs Attack: Illogistical Resource Dept
Here Come the Bastards: Primus
Looking Out: Wooden Shjips

Silky Milky Way: Turn Me On Dead Man
We No Who U R: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Gor Det Nu: Dungen

At Midnight: Aura Meets Lee Perry
The Supermen: David Bowie
In and Out of Grace: Mudhoney

Amazing Journey/Sparks: The Who
Backdoor Medley: ZZ Top

I Left My Heart In San Francisco: Tony Bennett

A Season in Hell #129: Ghosts in the Honeymoon
April 1, 2013 8:00pm
What a great day. I took the day off because today is the only religious holiday that I celebrate: St. Stupid's Day, brought to you by Bishop Joey and the First Church of the Last Laugh. If you live in the Bay Area, then you have no excuses, you need to join us next year. I love living here.

After a couple of hours parading around the financial district, making fun of the suits, it was time to get ready for the next great event of the afternoon: the wedding of Dominic Trix to his bride-to-be, Alicia.

About a month ago I was asked to officiate their nuptials. Being an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church since 1996, I was only happy to oblige my dear friend from KFJC. I've known the great Dominic since I started their way back in 1988. Trix and Alicia tied the knot at the beautiful Sutro Baths in SF. And what a beautiful afternoon and ceremony it was.

Following the ceremony it was time to get to the studio. Trix and Alicia have a noise duo named Acid Blast. They brought the entire wedding party into the studio, and performed live in the final 20 minutes of the show. It's worth a listen. Turn it up!

In the first hour, Alexis, from The Dark Room Theater, to talk about the upcoming stage adaptation of Ghostbusters Live!. Go here for more information. The Dark Room is known for their colorful performances, from their Twilight Zone episodes, to a great Princess Bride. You'll even catch yours truly co-hosting Bad Movie Night there from time to time. Go to this show!

The music for the first hour is pretty damn funky. Get ready to put your dancing shoes on.

The second hour features the return to the Radio Valencia studios of my dear friend and talented guitar slinger, Eric McFadden. Eric has a new band, T.E.N., featuring Eric, along with Thomas Pridgen of Mars Volta and Norwood Fisher of Fishbone. They're playing The Independent in SF this Friday. I can tell you where I'll be that night. We played a couple of tunes from the new EP, spoke about the full-length they're about to release, and the upcoming tour. Eric really does need to find some time to sleep. In the meantime, ROCK ON!

In the final 20 minutes or so, the newlywed noise-makers, Acid Blast performed in the studio to a live audience. We had about 20 people hanging out with us. This would have been impossible in our former digs. We love our new home!

It's almost too much to take.

As always, enjoy.

jh

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
I Heard About Your Band: Breaks

Interview with Alexis of the Dark Room

Black Room: Field Trip to the Moon
Elanor, Put Your Boots Back On: Franz Ferdinand
George Bush Don't Like Black People: K.O.
Express Yourself: NWA

Am I Black Enough For Ya?: Schooly D
Loran's Dance: Idris Muhammed
Water's Edge: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

If I'm Lucky I Might Just Get Picked Up: Betty Davis
Everything I Do Gonna Be funky: Lou Donaldson

Get Down Moses: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
I Wanna Holler: Detroit Cobras
Dirt: Iggy & the Stooges

Don't Come Home A Drinkin' With Loving On Your Mind: Loretta Lynn
Do I Look Like A Slut: Avenue D

Interview with Eric McFadden

On A Front: T.E.N.
Asleep in the Ocean: T.E.N.
American Wedding: Gogol Bordello
Transmission: Low

Marlon and Alicia and Acid Blast

A Season in Hell #128: The Hell and Hindu Show
March 25, 2013 8:00pm
Tonight, I have a dear old friend, Hindu Mike, on the air with me. I've known Mike since 1987, when he and I worked at Tower Records in San Mateo. Ah, those were the days. We didn't live in the nanny state we live in now. Life was so much better before 9/11. I'd like to thank Osama bin Laden, and mostly George "Shrub" Bush for making our lives so much more miserable. Thanks.

Anyway, onto the music. It's a mix of me and Mike. He's in a metal/punk band: The Rockin' Chair. It's a lousy name for a band, but they are really good. The banter alone is worth it.

Enjoy.

jh

Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
She Watch Channel Zero: Public Enemy
Cuban Pete: Desi Arnez

Things Happen: Coil
Track VII: Aluk Todolo
The Talking Horse: The Melvins

Die...For Darkside: The Rockin' Chair
Jackson Head: Boris
Kung Fu Man: Lee "Scratch" Perry
Meeting of the Spirits: Mahavishnu Orchestra

Short Break: Dirty Three
Bang Bang: Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood

Issac: Baroness
Rise and Shine: Eric McFadden
Starship: Jefferson Starship

All Night Long: Junior Kimbrough
Diamond in Your Mind: Tom Waits
No More Stalins, No More Hitlers: William S. Burroughs
Can't Complain: Stan Ridgeway
Breathe: Pere Ubu

There's Nothing in this World: The Kinks
Boycott: Shellac

My Way: Sid Viscious

A Season in Hell #127: The Y Axes
March 18, 2013 8:00pm
I love having local bands in the studio, and The Y Axes made my night.

Now here's a young band, with a fresh pop sound, that's making it in the post-record label era. Let's celebrate young, fresh bands! I swear, if I could have hastened the death of the record label sooner I would have.

They have a CD release party at Bottom of the Hill this Wednesday, March 20th, for their EP Moon Rock.

I follow up their visit with some live tracks I've yet to share with you.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Come on Over: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
Cardboard Houses: HRVD

Winter Bones: The Y Axes

Interview with The Y Axes

Neon Streets: The Y Axes
Loop Machine: The Y Axes
Green to Gold: The Y Axes

I Want to Marry A Lighthouse Keeper: Erika Eigen
Mermaids: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Lady Day and John Coltrane: Gil Scott-Heron

The Move Apart Parcel: Rin Tin Tiger
Mr Slick: Ken Nordine
What Does Your Soul Look Like?: DJ Shadow
Jams Run Free: Sonic Youth

Mojo Man: Jimi Hendrix
Closet Queen: James Gang (July 15, 1971 Oenkerk, Frisa, Holland)
400 Years: Peter Tosh (Pier 84, NYC, NY, July 6, 1983)
Virtual Insanity: Jamiroquai (Tokyo Dome, Japan, November 17, 1999)

Big Chief: The Meters (The Kingfish Lounge Baton Rouge, LA Oct. 1, 1976)
Squeeze Me Macaroni: Mr. Bungle (March 3, 1993 The Omni, Oakland, CA)
Here Comes the Sun: Nina Simone (August 9, 2000 Marciac, France)

Crawlin' King Snake: The Doors (March 18, 1967, Detroit, MI)

A Season in Hell #126: Not-So-Stormy Monday
March 11, 2013 8:00pm
It was such a beautiful day, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, it's daylight savings time, so it's staying lighter later, and love is in the air. I can't think of a better time to play two hours of the Blues.

Oh, don't get me wrong, the Blues is not about feeling bad. The Blues is about taking all those feelings you have down in your soul and shouting it out to the world! I was born in a blues town, Toledo, Ohio. How, you ask, is Toledo, Ohio a blues town? During the Great Depression Toledo, Ohio has the "Great" distinction of having the highest unemployment rate for an urban area; over 85%. Talk about the blues!

I haven't lived there since 1981, but don't let that stop me. Oh no, no, no. I now live in the most expensive city in the US, San Francisco, and I make it on a teacher's salary, no less. I'm no martyr.

For a long time, when I've gone record shopping (yes, I said record shopping, as I still purchase vinyl, and I always will, thank you very much), I've made it a point, if I'm buying more than two items, to make certain that at least one is either international, country, or blues. Because of this I have a rather vast international, country and blues library. I buy a lot of records. That's one vice I'm proud to call my own.

I remember in 1978 when my dad brought home the Blues Brothers' "Briefcase Full of Blues" LP. I loved it from the start. I memorize every nuance of that record, and easily wore out that first copy. It was from that record that I was able to set out on an adventure through the history of not only the Blues, but the history of American music, going back to slave songs and gospels, as well as the history of Rock 'n' Roll. It's safe to say that my musical knowledge was birthed from the Blues.

So tonight it's all Blues. How happy I will be! You should recognize many of the names on the list, but perhaps not all of the songs. And vice-verse.

This show is a great history lesson. Get a pencil, write it down, and feel some love for the Blues.

Enjoy.

jh

Hey Bartender: Floyd Dixon
It Must Have Been the Devil: Otis Spann

I Don't Know: The Blues Brothers
Rollin' and Tumblin': Elmore James
I'm Bad Like Jesse James: John Lee Hooker

My Last Affair: Howlin' Wolf
I Ain't Got You: Jimmy Reed
Cocaine and Whiskey: Eugene Huggins
Bring It On Home: Sonny Boy Williamson

Penitentiary Blues: Lightning Hopkins
Hoochie Coochie Man: Muddy Waters (May 14, 1977 1839 Theater, SF, CA)
Got My Mojo Working: Ann Cole

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl: Grateful Dead (09-29-68, Berkeley, CA)

It's A Man Down There: Gi Crockett
Stormy Weather: Etta James
Flip, Flop and Fly: Big Joe Turner
I'm A Man: Bo Diddley

Bad Luck Blues: Lightnin' Slim
"B" Movie Boxcar Blues: Delbert McClinton
Ridin' High: Joe Louis Walker

I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town: Allman Brothers
I've Got A Mind to Give Up Living: The Butterfield Blues Band

Shotgun Blues: Downchild Blues Band
Stormy Monday: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells (1983-09-30 Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, PA)

A Season in Hell #125: DOWN IN FRONT!
March 4, 2013 8:00pm
The new Radio Valencia studios are built for speed. And when I say speed I mean bands performing live. Tonight I've got local Folksters: Down in Front, featuring Japa and Julie coming down. They're playing some fine, original folk for you. They are beautiful and hilarious in so many ways. It's the witty banter between the tunes that keeps me coming back for more.

New music and some sweet live boots in the second hour.

If you're listening to radio and it's NOT Radio Valencia you may wish to go get your head examined.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Psychotic Reaction: The Murlocs

Sweet Home Chicago: The Blues Brothers
Plethysmograph: Jello Biafra and the Melvins

Noriega: Down in Front
Bible Smells Like Whiskey: Down in Front
Fallen For You: Down in Front
The Train Song: Down in Front
Diamond:Down in Front
The Moth: Down in Front
Subterranean Homesick Blues: Down in Front

Halfway to a Threeway: Jim O'Rourke
Drop Dead Baby: Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin

Southern Comfort: Aeges
Needle Boy: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Peliyot: John Zorn's Electric Masada (July 18th, 2003 La Palma, Roma)

Every Many Needs a Companion: Father John Misty (January 9, 2013, Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY)
To The Moon: Denim Wedding
Then you Smile at Me: Bill Withers

My Way: Sid Viscious

A Season in Hell #124: Touch Me I'm Sick!
February 25, 2013 8:00pm
What a week. You know, I'm never sick, EVER, but over the weekend I attended Wisdom 2.0, a conference that brings Mindfulness and business together. I wanted to see what they had to say about education. I'm a teacher by day, you know. Anyway, I'm at the Concourse Exhibition Center with about 1400 people, and you would think that these adults are all super healthy, with their yoga, and their kombucha. I got sick. WTF? I'm never sick, so I'm not taking this very well. One nostril gets clogged and it's all over for me. Hmm... I don't think I've ever actually typed the word nostril before, let alone written it out. Interesting. Nostril.

In the studio tonight I was super excited to had local alt-country-rockers Vandella stop by to share music from the recent release Fire in the Desert. They're one swell four piece. We talked about their influences, the writing process, who they like to play with, and what they have in store. The playlist that follows will show you the tunes we played. I'm loving "Mother Mississippi", by the way.

Noise Pop is this week, and I totally planned to have a show about it tonight, except I went to this conference over the weekend, and I GOT SICK! I ended up playing a few songs anyway. Enjoy them, and then go see some shows.

The second hour is a miss-mash, but it's totally worth your time. There's some old-school rap, soulful jazz, live prog-rock and some new Nick Cave.

It doesn't get any better than this. Really? Then shoot me. See you next week.

Support live, local music.

Oh yeah, and don't get sick. It sucks.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
This Time Next Year: Damien Jurado

Divide by Zero: Ramona Falls
Away For The Weekend: Social Studies

Interview with Vandella

Hurt Me: Vandella

Interview with Vandella

Some Say:

Interview with Vandella

Mother Mississippi: Vandella

Interview with Vandella

Dig: Vandella
Dept. Of Disappearance: Jason Lytle
Automechanic: Jenny O.

Wide Lovely Eyes: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Slow and Low: Run DMC
Supperrapin': Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5

Loren's Dance: Idris Muhammad

Agitation: Miles Davis Quintet: Teatro Sistina, Rome October 27, 1969

Yours is no Disgrace: Yes: The Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT July 24, 1971

My Way: Sid Viscious

A Season in Hell #123: That's President Hell To You
February 18, 2013 8:00pm
It's President's Day in the US, and that means that...um, well, er...I'm not sure what that means. We used to have to holidays in February, one for Washington's birthday, and one for Lincoln's birthday. Now it's all on one day. I guess they figured George and Honest Abe are good guys, but why should they get all the glory? I mean, come on, how about Millard Fillmore, or William Howard Taft? And hey, let's give it up for my boy James K. Polk!!! Or how about Lester Young?

I got the day off today, which was nice. So I took the time to prepare a tasty treat of a show for you. The first hour features the holiday theme, some of which are a bit subversive. GASP!

Today also marks the 39th anniversary of the release of the first Kiss album, "Kiss". I pay homage to my first favorite group. I was in the Kiss Army at the age of 5. I truly do want to rock and roll all night, and party every day.

The second hour is all new music. There is never a lack of great new sounds out there, and leave it to the best radio station west of East Orange, New Jersey to give it to you. I share links for then stuff. Click on it, and go buy their music.

As always, support live, local music.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
54/40 or Fight: Dead Moon

James K. Polk: They Might Be Giants
Christ for President: Billy Bragg
Bonzo Goes to Bitburg: The Ramones

Sweethearts: Camper Van Beethoven
If There's a Hell Below: Curtis Mayfield
Funky President: James Brown
If Reagan Played Disco: Minutemen

Mr President We're In Trouble (ft. Jimmy Carter): Fold
Remixed Speech at Ft. Bragg 06/28/2005: George W. Bush
George Bush Don't Like Black People: K.O.

Deuce: Kiss
Goin' Blind: Melvins

You Gotta Have Someone: Mikal Cronin
She's In All Your Dreams: The Orwells
Make Believe Emergencies: Adam Widener

Disguise: The Spyrals
Days of Being Wild: TV Torso
Funeral de John Fahey: Guadalupe Plata

Jubilee Street: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The Ghost: Deer Tick
My Hands are Empty: Joseph Hein

I've Been There: Cody Chestnut
De La Ceca A La Meca (Sally's Uptight): Darwin Teoria

Houses (feat. Neil Young on Guitar): Elyse
My Way: Sid Viscious

A Season in Hell #122: Just Say Yes
February 11, 2013 8:00pm
There comes a time in every young mans' life when he feels the call of the wild, the wind through the trees, the voice of the angels, calling him to unknown adventures across the lands and the seas. I am not a young man. I was once, and when I was I was always on the hunt for an adventure. And I always found it.

Be careful what you wish for, my father would tell me, because it will come true.

He was right about that. Now that I'm a bit older I don't need to go out looking for adventure, I've built up so much adventure capital, that it come looking for me. I've always been a "yes man", which has gotten me into more positive predicaments than negative ones. Can you imagine that? I know that many of you are reading this right now, and you're saying to yourself "every time I say "yes" I end up regretting it". Not me. Every time I say "yes" it takes me to the most unbelievable places. Whether it's a smoking hot show, or a smoking hot woman (sorry if I offend), or an island in the Caribbean, or a once in a lifetime job, or the the ability to meet a musical hero of mine, saying YES has taken me there.

Oh yes, I have had a multitude of trials and tribulations. Don't even get me started on that, but really, in the end, it's the amazing adventures that I've been open to that will define my life. The one constant through it all is music. Music is my life source, and radio is my drug of choice. Shows like the one I did tonight, prove to me once again, that radio is an empty canvas just waiting for the artist to fill it up. Tonight I am your artist. Come enjoy the show.

Just say yes.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Devil's Rodeo: Diamanda Galas and John Paul Jones

Mercy Seat: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Wakin On A Pretty Day: Kurt Vile
Virginia Slims: Futurebirds

Young, Gifted and Broke: Aura and Lee "Scratch" Perry
Delusional Blues: The Murlocs
Levitation: Groovy Ghoulies
Love on an Eleven Year Old Level: GTO's
Pogo: Dune Rats
Snake Charmer: Eagle Eye Williamson

Surf, Soul, Shake: Craters
Joulie Oulie: Peach Kelli Pop
Tears Of A Clown: Pond

Imaginary: Ty Segall (07-30-2010 Amnesia, SF, CA)
School Days: Chuck Berry
Spy World: Wall of Voodoo

Mouth: Idiot Flesh
Iragi Curator: Triclops
Reurrectio: Harpsicorpse

Mataoza: Boris
Deep Sucker: Boris
Mudmen: Pink Floyd

My Way: Sid Vicious

A Season in Hell #121: Call Me Balloonatic
February 4, 2013 8:00pm
We should really consider placing cameras in the Radio Valencia studios. You wouldn't believe how amazing our new place is. I just want to show it off to everyone I know. We spent our first two years in a 35 square foot rat hole. Now we're feeling like we're flying high in 600 square feet of AWESOMENESS!!!

Tonight I just had to share my love of all things radio with my good friend, and KFJC alum, Andy Cadaver. Andy is a filmmaker, writer, world-traveler, and the most original balloon twister I have ever met. That's right, balloon twister. Andy traveled around the world for over two years, twisting thousands of balloons for thousands of people. His stories, and the pictures, taken by his good friend Charlie Eckart, are priceless.

While Andy was guesting on the Martha Stewart show, she asked him if he would do an event at her home, which he gladly accepted. While he was at her home, twisting hundreds of balloons, he got a tick bite, which led to Lymes Disease. Fun! In bed recovering for many weeks, Andy created the balloon bass. This quirky idea led to his collaboration with musicians Nels Cline, Ralph Carney and Kenny Wollesen. Obviously Andy is doing something right.

Andy shares some stories and plays some music, live and recorded, on the show this evening. Oh yes, and Andy's real name is Addi Somekh. He's wonderful and talented, and the world is a better place for having him here. Thanks Addi...or Andy.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
That Woman's Got Me Drinking: Shane MacGowen & the Popes
There She Goes, My Beautiful World: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Interview with Andy Cadaver

Trickle Down System: Giant Sand
Nailing Honey To The Bee: Brian Jonestown Massacre
Una Pistola Per Gringo: Ennio Morricone
Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad: The Clash
Because: Alice Cooper & The Bee Gees
Blue Jay Way: The Beatles

Interview with Andy Cadaver

National Anthem:Unpopable
Master Blaster (dub): Stevie Wonder
Lament: Lenny Soundtrack
Hikky Burr: Quincy Jones
St Ides Commercial: Ice Cube and the Ghetto Boys

Interview with Andy Cadaver

Little ol' Country Boy: Parliament
Every Day I Love You Less and Less: Kaiser Chiefs
Doin' That Rag: Grateful Dead

Interview with Andy Cadaver

Sgt. Pepper Instrumental: The Beatles
Deep Soul Diving: Don Laurie
One More Cup of Coffee: The White Stripes

My Way: Sid Vicious

A Season in Hell #120: Rin Tin Tiger Time
January 28, 2013 8:00pm
Tonight on the show I'm excited to host local folk-rocksters, Rin Tin Tiger! If you've spent any time at Sunday Streets in San Francisco, then you know them as the original folk rock trip that lights up the street. They always have a crowd around them, and they're starting to blow up the club circuit on the west coast.

With their first full-release, Toxic Pocketbook, from 2012, RTT has been making a lot of heads turn. I had the Sullivan brothers, Kevin (vox/guitar) and Sean (vox/bass) play guest DJ with me tonight. They played a lot of their own music, some of their contemporary favorites, and told some great road stories.

They're headlining at Cafe DuNord this Wednesday, and it's the MUST SEE show of the week.

SUPPORT LIVE LOCAL MUSIC.

Above all else, enjoy.

jh

Border Radio: Blasters
Universal Corner: X

Long White Cadillac: Dave Alvin
Rock out of Line: The Knitters (04-28-07)

Teardrops from my Eyes: Ray Condo
Orange Blossom Special: Hot Club of Cowtown
Love in Vain: Patsy Cline

Rin Tin Tiger in the studio

Radley: The French Cassettes
Let 'em Roll: Guy Clark
Thirty Bars He's Back: D-Lo

Rin Tin Tiger in the studio

The Move Apart Parcel: Rin Tin Tiger
Pretty Looks: Rin Tin Tiger

Rin Tin Tiger in the studio

My Saddle is Waiting. Come On, Jump On It: Des Ark
Ashley's Song: Des Ark

Rin Tin Tiger in the studio

Birds Throat: Rin Tin Tiger
Loud Man: Rin Tin Tiger
Funeral: Rin Tin Tiger

My Way: Sid Vicious

A Season in Hell #119: Hellnation
January 21, 2013 8:00pm
I'm without my computer tonight and to be honest, I'm scared.

Hold me.

So I played all vinyl tonight. And damn, that was fun. I have a lot of music to choose from, so if i don't have my iTunes to keep me warm, the smooth, scratchy sounds emanating from my LPs will keep me toasty indeed.

As always lots of genres to enjoy. Some themes as well, including a set of ROCK that the Melvins have covered, but by the original bands! How amazing is that?

Enjoy.

Tour de France: Kratwerk
Ballad of Bilbo Baggins: Leonard Nemoy
The Only Son of the Laidesman: Father John Misty

Summertime: Big Brother and the Holding Company
Baby, Please Don't Go: Muddy Waters
Mona Lisa Please: Leon Russell

There is a Mountain: Joe Jones
Driving South: Jimi Hendrix
Tears Won't Soften Steel: Wizard Rifle

Freedom Day: Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln
Farewell to Ibusa: Afro Funk

Communist Eyes: The Germs
Love Canal: Flipper
Momma's Little Jewel: Mott the Hoople
Hellnation: Dead Kennedy's

I Wanted Everything: The Ramones
God of Thunder: The Melvins

Careful with that Axe, Eugene: Pink Floyd
Whaling Stories: Procol Harum

My Way: Sid Vicious



A Season in Hell #118: The First to Love Me
January 14, 2013 8:00pm
I'm usually all over the place as far as genres are concerned, and this week is really no exception. I played a lot of jazz tonight, in the first hour. That's a good thing. You need more jazz. You'll like what I played.

In the second hour I pulled out some tasty live treats, that'll make you hunger for more of what I've got to give you. You know that you love it. Stop squirming so much. Damn!

Enjoy!

Do It: Rollins Band
Radebe: Johnny Dyani
Goo: Erik Truffaz

I'm Not A Game: Ty Segall and White Fence
City of the Dead: The Clash
Sesame Street: Sly Dunbar

You Only Live Twice: Sex Mob
The First and the Last to Love Me: Kip Hanrahan

The Fast Life: David Murray Octet

Wooden Ships: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (08-26-69, Greek Theater, LA, CA)
Caravan: Van Morrison (2-15-73, Lions Share, San Anselmo, CA)

Sweet Young Thing: Mudhoney (02-26-99, Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI)
Touch Me I'm Sick: Mudhoney (02-26-99, Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI)
In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (05-25-77, Landover, MD)

Terrapin Station: Furthur (12-31-12, Civic Aud., SF, CA)
Open Fire on the Deadheads: Admiral Wrybread's Tingley Tower Connection

A Season in Hell #117: Your New Years Resolution
January 7, 2013 8:00pm
Happy New Year everyone. I've taken the past two weeks off, so I'm well rested and really hungry to be back on the air. Let me tell you, this show is one of my all time best. And not just the music. I mean listen to me talk!!!!! Ahahahhahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!

Really though, listen.

Here's a New Year's resolution for you, that I promise you'll keep: listen to Radio Valencia all of the time. OK, from time-to-time. Maybe, just Mondays 8-10PM (PST). That'll do. Really though, Radio Valencia is the best radio station west of East Orange, NJ. Trust me.

Have you checked out the Radio Valencia iPhone app? Well this guy did. You'll love it too.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Let It Shine: Al Green

There She Goes, My Beautiful World: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Sun King: The Beatles
Brazil: Frank Sinatra

TV Eye: Iggy and the Stooges
Licking Stick, Licking Stick: James Brown
54-46 Was Her Number: Toots and the Maytals (04-22-78, Toronto)

Auld Lang Syne: Wooden Shjips
Some Velvet Morning: Vanilla Fudge
By The Time I Get to Arizona: Public Enemy vs. Tijuana Brass

Creole Love Call: Roland Kirk
Dragonfly: My Brightest Diamond
I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier: John Lennon

Mona Lisa: Slick Rick
Total Eclipse out of Hell: Eclipse

Kool Thing: Sonic Youth
Romeo is Bleeding: Tom Waits
Skeeter: The Melvins

When Doves Cry: Patti Smith
Theme From Cyrano: William Shatner
Mr. Tambourine Man: William Shatner

A Season in Hell #116: Rock Fight 9, Part 2
December 17, 2012 8:00pm
IT'S TIME FOR ROCK FIGHT 9, BITCHES!!!!

I am so going to kick Ron Donovan's ass tonight! I can almost taste it. Er...the win, not his dirty, Hobbit ass. ew

For five years Ron and I have gone mano-a-mano in a battle royal of bootleg mayhem. We have so many live shows between us, that the only way we have a chance to listen to them is when we do this show.

Ron has generally sucked at this show. He always brings in lame 70s classic rock, or poor audience recordings, which he proceeds to do air guitar jerk-off leads to. Poor guy.

I, on the other hand, have stellar soundboards, of kick ass ROCK!, which will blow your earholes our, and pop your corneas off. Good stuff.

We have some bands come in, and always welcome listener interaction.

Local band, Illogistical Resource Dept. came by to share some of their amazing music. The interview was tip top notch. Check out their music and then go buy it.

Live Evil stopped by to talk about their Tuesday night show at the Knockout in SF. These guys are almost dirtier than I am.

Following all of this, Ron and I paid tribute to the 50th anniversaries of both the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

Enjoy.

jh

The setlist for Part one begins here. Scroll down for the setlist for Part two, which you're listening to right now.

Trade Off Set One:

Guitar: Prince (O2 Arena) RD
Remedy: Black Crowes w/Jimmy Page (10-18-99 - The Greek Theater, LA, CA) JH
Take Me: Kiss (07-27-2001 - Sau Paulo, Brazil) RD
The Trooper: Iron Maiden (05-26-1983 - Hammersmith Odeon - London) JH

Rock Block One: Ron Donovan

Renegade: Damn Yankees (01-20-1993 - Tokyo Japan) RD
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Ted Nugent (2010 - Sioux Falls, SD) RD
Southern Girls: Cheap Trick (Alt In Color recording with Producer Steve Albini)
RD
Purple Haze: Jimi Hendrix (Olympic Studios - 1967) RD

Rock Block One: John Hell

Closet Queen: James Gang (07-15-1971 - Holland) JH
Shaking All Over: The Who (04-06-1968 - Fillmore East) JH
Hey Hey My My (Into the Black): Neil Young (02-06-1984 - Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA) JH

Ramble On: Led Zeppelin (12-10-2010 - O2 Arena, London) Both

Trade Off Set Two:

Stone Cold Bush: Red Hot Chili Peppers (04-28-1989 - Sundance Club, Bayshore, NY) JH
Running with the Devil: Van Halen (Gene Simmons Demo Tape) RD
Pink: Boris (12-05-2012 - Islington Mill, Salford, UK) JH
Been Away Too Long: Soundgarden (11-28-2012 - Phoenix Theater - Toronto, CN) RD

Rock Block Two: John Hell

Bad Reputation: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (08-08-1981 - Firemen's Memorial Park, Hempsted NJ) JH
Rebel Girl: Bikini Kill (09-21-1992 - Exit 99, Fargo, ND) JH
Done Got Old: Heartless Bastards (07-27-2012 - Wooly's, Des Moines, IA) JH
My Generation: Patti Smith w/Bruce Springsteen (11-26-1976 - The Bottom Line, NY, NY) JH

Rock Block Two: Ron Donovan

Long Live R&R: Dio (11-28-1984 - Tokyo, Japan) RD

Rock Fight 9, Part two starts here.

Big Time: Peter Gabriel (10-08-2012 - Hollywood Bowl) RD

Interview with Illogistical Resources Dept.

The Midshipmen: Illogistical Resources Dept.
Augmented Banality: Illogistical Resources Dept.

Interview with Illogistical Resources Dept.

When Frogs Attack: Illogistical Resources Dept.
Speak: Illogistical Resources Dept.

War Pigs: Black Sabbath (04-26-1970 - BBC - Peel Session) guest DJ - Noa "Oz" Appleton

TV Set: The Cramps (05-20-1982 - Astor Park, Seattle, Washington, USA) JH
Call Of The Wig Hat: The Cramps (05-20-1982 - Astor Park, Seattle, Washington, USA) JH

Interview with Live of Live Evil

This Great Land: Live Evil

Interview with Live of Live Evil

Fuck: Live Evil

Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tribute

Memphis, Tennessee: Rolling Stones (09-23-63 - BBC) - JH
Not Fade Away: Rolling Stones (04-13-1964 - BBC) - JH
Fade to Black: Rolling Stones (12-15-2012 - New Jersey) RD

Gimme Shelter: Rolling Stones (11-09-69 - Oakland, CA) JH
In Another Land: Rolling Stones (Satanic Majesties Outtakes) RD

Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad: Derek and the Dominos (11-20-1970 - Santa Monica) JH
Got To Get Better In A Little While: Eric Clapton (2009 - Tokyo, Japan) RD

Big River: The Beat Farmers (12-07-1985 - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz) JH

A Season in Hell #116: Rock Fight 9, Part 1
December 17, 2012 6:00pm
IT'S TIME FOR ROCK FIGHT 9, BITCHES!!!!

I am so going to kick Ron Donovan's ass tonight! I can almost taste it. Er...the win, not his dirty, Hobbit ass. ew

For five years Ron and I have gone mano-a-mano in a battle royal of bootleg mayhem. We have so many live shows between us, that the only way we have a chance to listen to them is when we do this show.

Ron has generally sucked at this show. He always brings in lame 70s classic rock, or poor audience recordings, which he proceeds to do air guitar jerk-off leads to. Poor guy.

I, on the other hand, have stellar soundboards, of kick ass ROCK!, which will blow your earholes our, and pop your corneas off. Good stuff.

We have some bands come in, and always welcome listener interaction.

Local band, Illogistical Resource Dept. came by to share some of their amazing music. The interview was tip top notch. Check out their music and then go buy it.

Live Evil stopped by to talk about their Tuesday night show at the Knockout in SF. These guys are almost dirtier than I am.

Following all of this, Ron and I paid tribute to the 50th anniversaries of both the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

Trade Off Set One:

Guitar: Prince (O2 Arena) RD
Remedy: Black Crowes w/Jimmy Page (10-18-99 - The Greek Theater, LA, CA) JH
Take Me: Kiss (07-27-2001 - Sau Paulo, Brazil) RD
The Trooper: Iron Maiden (05-26-1983 - Hammersmith Odeon - London) JH

Rock Block One: Ron Donovan

Renegade: Damn Yankees (01-20-1993 - Tokyo Japan) RD
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Ted Nugent (2010 - Sioux Falls, SD) RD
Southern Girls: Cheap Trick (Alt In Color recording with Producer Steve Albini) RD
Purple Haze: Jimi Hendrix (Olympic Studios - 1967) RD

Rock Block One: John Hell

Closet Queen: James Gang (07-15-1971 - Holland) JH
Shaking All Over: The Who (04-06-1968 - Fillmore East) JH
Hey Hey My My (Into the Black): Neil Young (02-06-1984 - Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA) JH

Ramble On: Led Zeppelin (12-10-2010 - O2 Arena, London) Both

Trade Off Set Two:

Stone Cold Bush: Red Hot Chili Peppers (04-28-1989 - Sundance Club, Bayshore, NY) JH
Running with the Devil: Van Halen (Gene Simmons Demo Tape) RD
Pink: Boris (12-05-2012 - Islington Mill, Salford, UK) JH
Been Away Too Long: Soundgarden (11-28-2012 - Phoenix Theater - Toronto, CN) RD

Rock Block Two: John Hell

Bad Reputation: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (08-08-1981 - Firemen's Memorial Park, Hempsted NJ) JH
Rebel Girl: Bikini Kill (09-21-1992 - Exit 99, Fargo, ND) JH
Done Got Old: Heartless Bastards (07-27-2012 - Wooly's, Des Moines, IA) JH
My Generation: Patti Smith w/Bruce Springsteen (11-26-1976 - The Bottom Line, NY, NY) JH

Rock Block Two: Ron Donovan

Long Live R&R: Dio (11-28-1984 - Tokyo, Japan) RD

See Rock Fight 9, Part two for following:

Big Time: Peter Gabriel (10-08-2012 - Hollywood Bowl) RD

Interview with Illogistical Resources Dept.

The Midshipmen: Illogistical Resources Dept.
Augmented Banality: Illogistical Resources Dept.

Interview with Illogistical Resources Dept.

When Frogs Attack: Illogistical Resources Dept.
Speak: Illogistical Resources Dept.

War Pigs: Black Sabbath (04-26-1970 - BBC - Peel Session) guest DJ - Noa "Oz" Appleton

TV Set: The Cramps (05-20-1982 - Astor Park, Seattle, Washington, USA) JH
Call Of The Wig Hat: The Cramps (05-20-1982 - Astor Park, Seattle, Washington, USA) JH

Interview with Live of Live Evil

This Great Land: Live Evil

Interview with Live of Live Evil

Fuck: Live Evil

Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tribute
Memphis, Tennessee: Rolling Stones (09-23-63 - BBC) - JH
Not Fade Away: Rolling Stones (04-13-1964 - BBC) - JH

Fade to Black: Rolling Stones (12-15-2012 - New Jersey) RD
Gimme Shelter: Rolling Stones (11-09-69 - Oakland, CA) JH
In Another Land: Rolling Stones (Satanic Majesties Outtakes) RD

Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad: Derek and the Dominos (11-20-1970 - Santa Monica) JH
Got To Get Better In A Little While: Eric Clapton (2009 - Tokyo, Japan) RD

Big River: The Beat Farmers (12-07-1985 - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz) JH

A Season in Hell #115: Best of 2012
December 10, 2012 8:00pm
Well, here we go again. Can you believe it's already been a year?!?!

There was so much great music this past year. I have to admit, I really love this particular show. Every year I get to showcase what I believe to be the best music of the year, and this year there are some choice cuts to choose from.

If you listen to my show regularly, then you know that I jump around from genre to genre. Tonight my show features a lot of pop, some metal, some psych. There's no jazz or hip-hop in my list for tonight. That doesn't mean there weren't some fabulous tracks out there, just that none of them really struck my fancy enough to feature them in my Best of 2012. Don't be a hater. There will be plenty of hip hop and jazz in upcoming shows.

In the meantime, enjoy the show, and spread it around, and for God's sake, go buy some of this great music, and support live, local music every chance you get!

As always, enjoy.

jh

The War on Wisdom: The Melvins
Stay Away From Downtown: Redd Kross

Ron Donovan drops by to talk about Rock Fight 9, next week, 6-10PM

I See the Void: Sonny and the Sunsets
Blue Suede Shoes: Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Bite My Tongue: King Kahn and the Shrines

Satisfied: Tom Waits
Apocalypse Dreams: Tame Impala
Handglams: Ty Segal

Only Son of the Ladies Man: Father John Misty
Dear Believer: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Ruin: Cat Power

In A Jar: Dinosaur Jr (Electronic Version)
Museum of Flight: Damien Jurado
They Say I’m Doing Just Fine: Michael Kiwanuka

Whore: FIDLAR
Roman Tick: Fergus & Geronimo
Anthem: King Tuff
Last Desire: Coves

Prayer of Forgetfulness: Hush Arbors
Make It Known: Foxygen
The Righteous One: The Orwells

Luna: Boris
1922 Blues: Charlie Parr

A Season In Hell #114: Too Much Information
December 3, 2012 8:00pm
Every so often I'm blessed with a good interview. Tonight, I had three. There's something about having a musician, an actor and a journalist/filmmaker in the studio that makes me so proud to be in radio. Bringing you local talent is one of the top priorities of quality community media. I think my show on Radio Valencia, tonight, is a great example of this.

In the first hour, local actor/comedian Dan Foley came by to talk about his show, A Charlie Brown Christmas, at the Dark Room Theater. It's a great show, running every Friday and Saturday night through December 15th. Go check it out.

Local musician, Mark Herringer stopped by to play a couple of tunes on the guitar and promote his upcoming gigs at the Bottom's Up, in the Excelsior District of SF. That's the neighborhood everybody forgets exists in this town.

In the second hour, I'm excited that journalist and regular KPFA contributor, Kevin Pina stopped by. He's an expert on the politics of Haiti, having made three documentaries about the turmoil here, going back to the 1990s. He's promoting a new film, "Occupy the Bay", premiering in SF on December 6th.

Kevin and I talk about the new film, the Occupy movement, and why he isn't allowed back in Haiti.

Lot's to enjoy, along with some fine tunes.

Next Monday is my Best of 2012 show. There's so much good music to share.

Monday, December 17th, 6-10pm, join me and Ron Donovan for Rock Fight 9!!! All bootlegs, all beat down.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Rave Down: Swervedriver
Never See It Coming: OP8

Interview with Dan Foley of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown

Hallelujah: Jeff Buckley

Interview With Mark Heringer

Step Right Up: Tom Waits

Interview with Kevin Pina

We Want Justice for Christmas: Super Natural
Bomb Mendocino: Robert Temple and his Soulfolk Ensemble

Interview With Kevin Pina

Haiti Freedom Song: Redd Welsh

Cadillac: Con Brio
The Dub: Toychestra with Fred Frith

A Season in Hell #113: Oh Grow Up Already
November 26, 2012 8:00pm
Here it is the first official show of the holiday season, and other than things like Black Friday and Tech Monday, it's all about the music.

I'm so totally psyched to have former Radio Valencia star DJ, Mikl Em of Can Haz DJ. Mikl, like myself, is a total music nerd. Once you get us started it's hard for us to stop. And like me, he's into every genre imaginable. The idea of doing a two hour show with him, though limiting, was impossible to pass up.

We made this a concept show. We open up with music we're listening to now, followed by music that inspired us as we were children. There's some teenage "angst" in there, as well as music from our college years, breakup songs, and road songs. We feature some musical heroes, female power, and finally a holiday treat for those so inclined. I think you'll like our choices on the latter.

The banter is whimsical, and Mikl even shot video footage of us, live in the studio. We need to do this more than once a year.

Song host is marked accordingly, by initials.

Music We Love Now:
Master of my Craft: Parquet Courts (Mikl Em)
Fun Times in Babylon: Father John Misty (John Hell)
Pirates in the 9th: Mathew Jonson (M.E.)

Thank God For Sinners: Ty Segal (JH)

Childhood Inspiration:
Goin' Blind: Kiss (JH)
Messin' with the Kid: Blues Brothers (JH)
St. Stephen: Grateful Dead (JH)
Highway 61 Revisited: Bob Dylan (M.E.)

Yer Blues: The Beatles (M.E.)
The Little Fiddle: Danny Kaye (M.E.)
Teenage Years:
Death and Glory: The Clash (JH)

Everybody Wants You: Billy Squire (M.E.)
Silver Rocket: Sonic Youth (JH)
Feeling Gravity's Pull: REM (M.E.)
Road Songs:
Roadrunner: Modern Lovers (M.E.)

(I Live For) Cars And Girls: The Dictators (JH)
Breakup Songs:
Keep it out of my Face: Mudhoney (JH)
Walk Away Renee: Billy Bragg (M.E.)

Felbomlasztott Mentokocsi (Bong-Ra Remix):Venetian Snares (M.E.)

Musical Heroes
I'm a Greedy Man: James Brown (JH)
The Piano's Been Drinking, Not Me: Tom Waits (M.E.)
Female Vox:
We Are the One: The Avengers (M.E.)
Rebel Girl: Bikini Kill (JH)
Shouldn't Have Given Him a Gun For Christmas: Wall of Voodoo (M.E.)

Mr. Grinch: Mojo Nixon & The Toadliquors (JH)
Stoned, Drunk and Naked: Anders Osborne (M.E.)

Next Monday night, December 3rd, Dan Foley will be in to talk about some upcoming shows at the Dark Room Theater. And set your calendar for Monday, December 17th, 6-10PM for ROCK FIGHT 9!. Ron Donovan and I go head-to-head in a bootleg battle royal! It's not to be missed.

A Season in Hell #112: Am I Frisco Enough For Ya?
November 19, 2012 8:00pm
It's pronounced San Francisco.

Just take a look at this playlist! I'm all over the place tonight. There are so many tracks you have seriously been searching for, on here. I love it when I pull out five or six genres for my show. Tonight is just such a show.

Just getting you ready for the 15,000 calories your about to consume this week. Do me a favor and go for a walk BEFORE you eat. Studies show that your body will consume it better, and not weigh you down if you do this.

Also, please celebrate Buy Nothing Day, on Friday, November 23rd. It's worth it. You don't need to give your hard earned money to all those corporations, who hate you anyway.

You really do need to listen to this show.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
I've Been Working: Van Morrison
Friction: Television

Satisfaction: Cat Power
Ever Fall in Love: The Buzzcocks
Fiesta The Pogues
Whole Stole the Keishka?: Polkacide

Birdsthroat: Rin Tin Tiger
The Partisan: Leonard Cohen
Bird on a Wire: Joe Cocker

Concert Outlook

Come on Over (turn me on): Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
Work It: Missy Elliott
Fuck the Pain Away: Peaches

Deception Pass: Mudhoney
School: Nirvana
Frisco Line: Rube Waddell
Do I Look Like a Slut: Avenue D

Cocaine Blues: Johnny Cash
El Paso: Marty Robbins
When the Levee Breaks: Memphis Minnie
The Runt: Hank Snow

Sweet Child o'Mine/All Out of Love: Guns and Roses/Air Supply
Am I Black Enough For Ya?: Schooly D
My Favorite Things: Negativland
Slow and Low: Run DMC

Don't Come Home A'Drinking: Loretta Lynn
What a Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

A Season in Hell #111: 1972, It Was A Very Good Year
November 12, 2012 8:00pm
It's all about 1972.

A year ago I did a 1971 show that kicked serious ass. Funny enough I forgot all about it until about a week ago, when I asked myself when that show was. Sure enough it was a year ago this week!

Similar to that show, this one is chock full of rock, progressive, pop, folk, funk and soul. Genres were so distinctive back then. You could hear the influences, but they didn't cross over, like many do today.

By 1972, it's obvious the 60's have been left far behind. Gone are the songs about rainbows and unicorns (except for that song about unicorns and rainbows, by YES). In are the songs about drivin' through the night in your Chevy, your baby by your side, as you're on the hunt for the Devil and the Pusherman.

Almost every track played in the show tonight was off vinyl records. Yes, records. Try not to think about the truly staggering amount of oil that it takes to make a record.

I was also happy to have a visit from KFJC DJ, Dominic Trix. He's a legend, having hosted some seriously fabulous shows at Wave of the West for over twenty years. He knows his music. You can hear us banter about in hour two.

Crazy Horses: The Osmonds
Snowblind: Black Sabbath

Gutter Cats Vs. The Jets: Alice Cooper
When My Baby's Beside Me: Big Star
Devil Eyes: Tim Buckley
Things Behind the Sun: Nick Drake

And You And I: Yes
Sweet Jane: Mott the Hoople
Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast: Wayne Newton
Can You Dance to It?: Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys

Pusherman: Curtis Mayfield
Get on the Good Foot: James Brown

Green Bubble Raincoated Man: Amon Duu II
Call Any Vegetable: Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
My Ding-A-Ling: Chuck Berry

Dominic Trix Visits

Get My Rocks Off: Dr. Hook
C'mon Everybody: Humble Pie
Chevrolet: ZZ Top
Let It Rock: Bob Segar

Am I Losing You: The Partridge Family

A Season in Hell #110: Election NIght Blues
November 5, 2012 8:00pm
I'm doing what I do every year before an election: I'm analyzing the propositions. I know, I know, it's really exciting. I've give analysis and how I'm voting and why. I only talk about the San Francisco and California props.

I also have an election night set or two, and a whole lot of blues thrown in for good measure.

Be sure to listen to the Led Zeppelin tune. I play it in a way you have NEVER heard it before.

It's fun to have a platform like this to share with you all.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Southern Politician: Willy DeVille

Another Bloody Election: Killing Joke
Sweet Thing/Candidate: David Bowie

Politician: Cream

Talking about the election

Candidate: Joy Division
Hey Hey What Can I Do(slowed down): Led Zeppelin
My Crime: Canned Heat

Talking about the election

Will Not Be Your Fool: Dave Bromberg Band
Walkin' Blues: Butterfield Blues Band

Talking about the election

Whiskey and Women: John Lee Hooker (03-30-85, The Stone, SF, CA)
Work Song: Nina Simone

Talking about the election

Boom Boom: Rube Waddell
Shake That Money Maker: Elmore James
Midnight Special: Harry Belafonte

Talking about the election

Dust My Broom: Howlin' Wolf
Basketball Jones: Cheech and Chong

A Season in Hell #109: John Hell Wins the Pennant!
October 29, 2012 8:00pm
I'm 3-0 in broadcasting when the Giants win something big! Yay me! And yay to the San Francisco Giants for sweeping the highly favored (for some unknown reason) Detroit Tigers.

I just got back from a great weekend in Portland, Oregon. This town is like San Francisco North, but the people are all really friendly...and white. Where are all the people of color at? I mean really, this is one white town.



I was also expecting a lot more Portlandia-like experiences. I was a bit disappointed. Where the quirkiness? Where are Fred and Carrie? I did drink my fair share of local beers though. So tasty. I recommend you hit up Bailey's Tap Room. They have 20 of the finest west coast micro-breweries on tap. That was a joyous night, I tell you.

We also spent quite a few hours at the nations largest independently owned book sore, Powell's. It's city block large. DAMN! So many books. It heavenly and a bit overwhelming at the same time.

Being a music junkie I had to hit up the local record stores. I was happy to find Jackpot records and there ever so fine collection of new and used vinyl. I can buy pretty much everything I've ever wanted at Aquarius and Amoeba. The great thing about visiting music towns is the opportunity to find local music that I cannot find at home. My trip was fortuitous. I found this ripping LP from a Portland band, Wizard Rifle. Damn, they are loud. LOVE IT! I played them tonight, so be listening for them. I also found a double 10" of a 2012 Ty Segall Band release, "Slaughterhouse", which I've never heard of, nor seen. Thanks Portland, and thanks to Jackpot Records, a local Portland record label and store.

And the rain. Did I mention the rain? It rained a lot. A lot. Really, a lot.

I played a few songs in tribute to Hurricane Sandy, because I could. I did not play anything in the memory of a longtime friend and collaborator, Paul Addis, who chose to take his life last Saturday night by jumping in front of a BART train in SF. I'll save that for when I have my head better wrapped around it.

Enjoy

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Lonesome Train: Robert Gordon w/Link Wray
Stormy Weather: Jimmy Luxury

???: The Hooded Fang
Rebel Without a Pause: Public Enemy
General Hospital/Blue Flowers: Dr. Octogon

Diddy Wha: Ty Segall Band
Save Yourself: Hemi
Let's Get Funky: Jack O'Fire

Tears Won't Soften Steel: Wizard Rifle
Akuma No Kuma: Boris and Sunn)))
White Light/White Heat: Lou Reed

Shame Shame Shame: Bryan Ferry
Soul Rebel: Bob Marley
Water No Get Enemy: Fela Kuti

Down, Down, Down: Tom Waits
Desert Blues: Leon Redbone
The Fat Lady of Limbourg: Brian Eno

Hey Hey My My: Neil Young and Crazy Horse (Hollywood Bowl 10-17-12)
Stormy Monday: Allman Brothers Band (Fillmore East, February, 1971) - Going out to our friends and family surviving the ravages of Hurricane Sandy and the Frankenstorm!

A Season in Hell #108: The Return of Altered Barbie
October 22, 2012 8:00pm
WOW!!! What a night. The Giants win the pennant and I've got Julie Anderson, curator of Altered Barbie in the studio, again!

In 2002 I was on the air interviewing Dennis McNally of the Grateful Dead, when the Giants beat the Cardinals to head to the World Series. In 2010 I was on the air interviewing Mark Growden when they won the World Series. Tonight I was on the air interviewing Julie and a few others when the Giants won the NLCS in an ocean at AT&T Park. WOW! I'm 3-0. Look out Tigers.

On to the show. It's time for the 10th annual Altered Barbie Exhibition, opening this Wednesday, October 24th at 50 Shotwell, in San Francisco. The opening night reception, which promises to be fabulous is this Friday night. Curator Julie Anderson brought in some performers tonight, including GregAngelo (that's how he spells it), Cyclub and Ethel Merman. See links below for these fabulous folks.

I've enjoyed this show so much over the years. You really do have to go check out a certain San Francisco event. Even if you hate Barbie you'll love this show. It's "Altered Barbie", so you know it's going to be really fucked up. Good stuff. Tell them John Hell sent you.

As for the music tonight, after the guests left everything was on vinyl. I really have to thank my friend Kaylynn, who donated about 150 LPs to me and Radio Valencia. Everything I played tonight came from that collection. Lot's of 80s/90s indie, punk, metal, goth. All around goodness.

The rain has slowed down, and the crowds are now out of their cars celebrating in the streets, as I write this. It's going to be a long and crazy night in the Mission. I think I'll join them. This is just too good to pass up. Don't you wish you lived in the greatest city in the world, too?

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Thank God For Sinners: Ty Segall

Interview wit Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie
Interview with GregAngelo

To Defy the Laws of Tradition: Primus

Japan: Cyclub+East Bay Brass Band (Live in studio on Radio Valencia
Gypsy Train: Cyclub+East Bay Brass Band

Hit the Road Jack: The Residents

Interview with The Ethel Merman Experience!

Whole Lotta Sex Machine: James Brown vs Led Zeppelin vs RUN DMC & Aerosmith
Search and Destroy: The Dictators
I Love Livin' in the City: Fear
Frisco Bay: ELECTRONICAT

Bring Me The Head of the Preacherman: Siouxie and the Banchees
The Wizard: Black Sabbath
Jerkin Crocus: Mott the Hoople

Lexicon Devil: The Germs
Beyond and Back: X
Marie Marie: The Blasters
Something's Gotta Give: Pere Ubu


Dome of Thunder: The Replacements
Live Wire: die kreuzen
Tarantula: This Mortal Coil


Fairweather Friend: John Cale
This is Not a Love Song: PIL

A Season in Hell #107: I've Got Metal In My Brain
October 15, 2012 8:00pm
I should have called this show "Technical Difficulties". The stream went down during Judas Priest. I don't know why, but the Internet Gods obviously had something about my choice of music tonight. Up yours!

Track 5: Aluk Todolo

Hama: Boris
Mama Said Knock You Out: Lagwagon
Snuff: Slayer
Rattlehead: Megadeth

Suicide's An Alternative/You'll Be Sorry: Suicidal Tendencies
Hellfudge: Lard
Taking Bong Rips in the Tombs of the Blind Dead: Population Reduction
Suicide in Progress: Melvins

Urban Struggle: The Vandals
The Ayes Have It; Big Business
The Body: Zeni Geva

Devil's Child: Judas Priest
Legend Of The Headless Rider: Mercyful Fate
Supermarket Nightmare: Victims Family
Long End of a Firearm: Truman's Water

Sunday: Oxbow
Nick the Dick: Three Day Stubble
Savage Vigilance for a Rug Free America

Pop Song: Jesus Lizard
Lesbian Nun: The Dwarves
Red Bath: Boss Hog



A Season in Hell #106: Afraid For My Life
October 8, 2012 8:00pm
I tell ya, I should really keep that door locked. When you invite a potential new DJ into the studio and they really come across as an axe murderer, then you should reconsider giving them your phone number, email address, and studio address. Stupid, stupid, stupid.


Anyway, I think he's harmless. Just in case, if you don't hear from me again, you can pretty much bet that it was the lunatic that I invited into the studio last week.

On to tonight's show.

Whoopie!


See you on the other side.

jh



Do It: Rollins Band
Free Love Messes Up My Life: Bongwater
Plastic Elvis: Bevis Frond

Underground Railroad: Angel in Heavy Syrup
Take the Stress Pill->Daisy: Turn Me On Dead Man

Concert Outlook (music bed: Ennio Morricone)

That Golden Lady: Sun Ra
Moving Pictures for the Ear: Don Cherry Trio
Roller Coaster: 13th Floor Elevators
I Want To Marry A Lighthouse Keeper: Erika Eigen
Scissor People: Ty Segall & White Fence
Flight: Wooden Shjips
Creativity/Physical Effects: A Children's Garden of Grass
Careful with that Axe, Eugene: Pink Floyd

Angel of Repose: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Forty Thousand Headmen: Traffic (11-18-70)
Roadrunner: Quicksilver Messenger Service (02-19-71)

Only Son of a Ladies Man: Father John Misty (05-04-12)
Goldfinger: Sex Mob (08-08-12)

Sheena is a Punk Rocker: The Ramones

A Season in Hell #105: John Hell is a Ladies Man
October 1, 2012 8:00pm
It's that time of year again in San Francisco. The tourists have gone home and our summer is in full swing. Damn, it was hit in SF the past few days. Whew. I'm sweatin' it too. Not that I'm complaining, really. Living in the fog, we don't really get to feel the heat like the rest of the country, so if we get a week or so of 85 degrees, then I guess I'll just have to deal with it.

I'll be honest with you, I'll never complain about the fog again, knowing about the triple digits in the rest of the country. Don't be a hater.

Speaking about being hot under the collar, it's election season again. Tonight on my show I hosted Ken Tray, Political Director of United Educators of San Francisco. I've hosted Ken a number of times over the years to talk with him about local and state propositions, and school board candidates. Head over to their site to see who they're endorsing for the upcoming school board election.

Tonight we spoke about two very important state props, 30 and 32. If you don't know what's up just listen to me: Yes on 30, No on 32. That's all you need to know. Ok, ok, if you really need to know more follow the links to get educated.

Music-wise, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is coming up in SF this weekend. Music breaks during the interview and much of the second hour features artists who will be playing this weekend at the event. I also have some Laurel Canyon sounds in there for good measure.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Mama Said Knock You Out: LL Cool J

Interview with Ken Tray of UESF

99 Problems: Barack Obama

Interview with Ken Tray of UESF

Milkshake Girl: Giant Sand
Cemetery Savior: Son Volt
May This Be Love: Emmylou Harris

Interview with Ken Tray of UESF

Long White Cadillac: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men
Carpetbaggers: Jenny Lewis & Elvis Costello
Only Son of the Ladies Man: Father John Misty
Girl, I Love You: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Dear Believer: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail: The Knitters (04-28-07)
Tonight I Think I"m Going to go Downtown: Jimmy Dale Gilmore
Lift Him Up, That's All: Ralph Stanley
Country Girl: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Searching For the Ghost: Heartless Bastards
Gringo Honeymoon: Robert Earl Keen
You Were A Bum Dream: Dirty Three

I Can't Go For That: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers (09-21-12)

A Season in Hell #104: John Hell is a Super Hero!
September 24, 2012 8:00pm
...or maybe I'm a villain. Which is sexier?

My earliest memory of reading comic books was when I was about seven or eight years old, it was an Amazing Spiderman. I couldn't tell you the issue, but Dr. Octopus was the villain. That I remember. I read comic books semi-regularly until I was about 13. I collected baseball cards then too. I still have the baseball cards (I turn 42 this Sunday, so that gives you an idea of how long ago this was), I no longer have the comic books. This wasn't a situation of my mother throwing out my comic books. As much as I enjoyed reading them, I wasn't seriously hooked. I don't know what happened to them. I know some of you are just cringing thinking of that.

It wasn't until Red Son came out that I found myself wanting to read more comics, and especially, graphic novels. I began digging for darker stories. I found that as much as I loved a good novel, I ached for the stories and art of a good comic or graphic novel.

I've been enjoying the Dark Knight series, Walking Dead, Alan Moore's Swamp Thing, Transmetropolitan, and yes, even Before Watchmen (say what you will, I'm sort of enjoying it).

Living in San Francisco there are more comic book stores per-capita than anywhere else on the planet. I have my choice of some excellent stores, so where do I shop? I go to Comic Outpost, 2381 Ocean Avenue, in the Ingleside district of this fair city. It's a family store. Nothing fancy. They've got all the titles I want, and they can special order what I need. Gary and Roger are the owners, and you couldn't ask for two more friendly and knowledgeable guys. Gary joined me in the studio Monday night to talk about the world of comics, then and now.

If I was a superhero, what would my super powers be?

Do It: Rollins Band
Dr. Octopus: Stan Lee: Spiderman: Rock Reflections of a Superhero
Nice, Nice Very Nice: Ambrosia

Interview with Gary Buechler

Cissy Strut: The Meters
She's On It: Beastie Boys
Violent Pacification: DRI
400 Bucks: Supersuckers
Home Sweet Mobile Home: New Duncan Imperials

Interview with Gary Buechler

I Love You Peggy: Butthole Surfers
Who Stole the Keishka: Polkacide
Deseert Jewel: Jody Foster's Army
Citizens of the World: Dr. Know

Interview with Gary Buechler

Marvin's Groove: BW Souls
Cotati Funk: Quintessence
Something Different: Prepostions

Smokin' Cheeba-Cheeba: George Benson
The Hands of Time: Perfect Circle
Baba Hya: Lafayette Afro-Rock Band

A Season in Hell #103: Welcome Home
September 17, 2012 8:00pm
Tonight is my first show in our new home, deep in the heart of the Mission. We found a great spot on the top floor of an old brick building on the corner of Mission and 20th. I have to thank a great crew of DJs and staff for building the studio within our new space. We went from a 35 square foot (you read right) room, to about 650 sq. ft. WOW!

The opportunities are endless.

Today also marked the one year anniversary of the Occupy movement, so I through a set in there to celebrate. It's danceable. Enjoy.

I was all over the place in terms of genres tonight. From Bollywood to Thai Funk, from dub to prog-rock, you'll get your fill.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
Make it Known: Foxygen

Clock Strikes Twelve: Dethtrip Forever
Anthem: King Tuff
Last Desire: Coves

Concert Outlook (Jam by Sandy Nassan)
Cleopatra: Lace Curtains
Underground: Sundog Summit
Blue Jay Way: The Beatles
Lekar Ham Diwana Dil: RD Burman, featuring Asha Bhosle and Kishmore Kumar

OudTaLud Bump (Hurtle Bump): Soonthorn Sujaridchan/Krongthong Tussanaphan
Heart of the Dragon: Lee Perry
Bankrobber Dub: The Clash

Superfly: Curtis Mayfield
Your Man My Man: Betty Davis

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Gil Scott-Heron
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown
Too Young to Die: Jamiroquai

Organic Anti-Beatbox Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
By Any Means Necessary: Steinski
The Art of Getting Jumped: Steinski

Step Right Up: Tom Waits
Heart of the Sunrise: Yes

A Season in Hell #102: Last Chance for Love
September 10, 2012 8:00pm
Well, here it is, the last night at Chez Poulet, our home for the first two years of Radio Valencia. Talk about punk rock! I'd like to thank Chicken John for his "hospitality". When he came to me two years asking if I would start a radio station here I told him as long as it didn't become "Radio Chicken". So, we're moving. I wonder why? Really though, we've just outgrown the space. All the best to Chicken and all of his endeavors. In the memorable words of the late, great Don Corleone "as long as your business doesn't conflict with mine".

For my last show until my next show next week at our new home, I thought I would do what I like to do best, play lots of new kick ass music in the first hour, and some slammin' tracks in the second, along with some priceless live cuts. Check out the playlist, below.

Here we go again for the last time.

Enjoy.

Follow me on twitter: @johnhell

I even have a Facebook page for my show.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Punk Prayer: Pussy Riot
Derek's Blues: Natural Child

Concert Outlook

Mexico: The Fearless Vampire Killers
Cheap Beer: FIDLAR
Sleepwalker: Moon Duo

Crushed Grass: Thee Oh Sees
The Righteous One: The Orwells
Pop Song: Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin

I'm Writing a Novel: Father John Misty
You Smell Like Fish: Nervous Eaters
Nobodies: TV Torso

I Am Not A Game: Ty Segall & White Fence

Summertime Blues: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (08-08-81)
Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury: The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy (06-12-92)

I Don't Want to Pray: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (05-29-12)
God of Thunder: The Melvins

Moving in Stereo: The Cars (08-19-78)
Space Station #5: Montrose

Whiskey River: Willie Nelson and Family (04-1978)
Stay All Night: Willie Nelson and Family (04-1978)
Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys: Willie Nelson and Family (04-1978)
The Race is On: George Jones (1979)

Loser: Grateful Dead (02-18-71)

A Season in Hell #101: Everyday I Love You Less and Less
August 27, 2012 8:00pm
A late post of my show from two weeks ago. Damn, I hate it when I don't post my show.

It was a good one too.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
Don't Eat That Yellow Snow: Frank Zappa
Nanook Rubs It: Frank Zappa
St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast: Frank Zappa
Father Oblivion: Frank Zappa
Cosmic Debris: Frank Zappa

Mantra: Material
The Invasion of Poland: John Lurie
From Her to Eternity: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Concert Outlook

Head: Dead C
Poems (Fragments): Jack Kerouac
Sanctity of Life: George Carlin
Always Look On The Bright Side of Life: Monty Python

Portland, Oregon: Loretta Lynn and Jack White
A Sound of Transition: Julie Andrews+
Tamalpais High (at about 3): David Crosby

Pale Blue Eyes: Patti Smith
Everyday I Love You Less and Less: Kaiser Chiefs
Louis CK on Gay Marriage
I Don't Want to be a Solider: John Lennon

Hurricane: Bob Dylan
Fuck the Police (Edit): NWA
Imagine: George W. Bush
Front My Cock: Prince Superstar vs. The Who

Ned Flanders: The Simpsons

A Season in Hell #100: I Spoil You
August 20, 2012 8:00pm
Tonight was my 100th show on Radio Valencia. There's something about that number. A one with two zeros following it. It's so....BIG! It's so solid, and right there in your face. I love things that are right there in your face.

I feel like Iron Mike Tyson. No, not really. He bit an ear off. I've never done that. I doubt I ever will. You never know though. I'm a lover, not a fighter. But I'm tough! I'm long-lasting. I'm reliable. Like. Mike. Tyson....Hmm... wait, let me think this over.

OK, I'm not like Mike Tyson, but my show will blow you away.

Sometimes you have to prepare like a fighter when you do a radio show. You have to know your opponent. In this case my opponent is the audience. I have to win you over. I have to get into your ear holes and make you beg for more. Don't worry, you'll get more. Ain't no Q-Tip gonna help you now.

Tonight it's all about the ROCK! There's so much rock in here, you'll be rolling all over the floor. In the second hour local guitar slinger and future porn star Eric "Snakey McSilver" McFadden dropped by. I've interviewed Eric a million times, but this has got to be the deepest, most hilarious interview with him yet. It's worth a listen. He tells road stories that go on for miles.

So much rock!

Stream this collectors edition right here.

Download this masterpiece of radio history here.

Do you want to listen to all of my previous 99 shows? I know you do. Click here, or scroll down.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Ramblin' Rose: MC5
Search and Destroy: The Stooges

Ass, Gas or Grass: Men's Club
Watch Outside: Mono Men
The Big Three Killed My Baby: The White Stripes

Theme From "Cheers": Titus Andronicus
Intro->Frustrating Sound: Radio Moscow
High Roller: Cheap Trick
Freedom Tickler: Triclops

More Beer: Fear
Brenda: John Spencer Blues Explosion
Master Race Rock: The Dictators

Dreaming: The Cherubs
Surfin' Bird: The Ramones
From Your Girl: The Muffs
You Can't Get Away From Me: Reverend Horton Heat

Eric McFadden in the studio

Don't Pray For Me: Faraway Brothers

Eric McFadden in the studio

Mexican Car Chase: Faraway Brothers
Devil Doll: X
I'm Spun: Mudhoney

Snakey McSilver

I Pissed on a Tree: Victims Family
If All is Lost: Eric McFadden
Hooch: The Melvins
Thunderbird: ZZ Top

A Season in Hell #99: Pull Your Pants Up
August 13, 2012 8:00pm
Tonight I could have beaten Usain Bolt. Maybe not his ego though. Then again. I wasn't on last week because I went camping at the great Camp & Sons, and participated in some debauchery, equaled only by those sturdy woodsmen of Bohemian Grove. Let's just say there were some unmentionables left behind. Anyway, I needed a week to recoup. So, here I am bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Most of the music tonight is from my library, so you know it's going to be tasty. And to look at the play list you'll notice that I'm mixing genres quite a bit. Isn't that what free form radio is all about?

Radio Valencia celebrated its 2nd anniversary on August 11th. We're all pretty excited about this. I'm going to be writing a separate piece about this in the next couple of days. Please look for it. In the meantime, Matthew Lasar of Radio Survivor hit me up to write a piece for them. You can check it out here. It talks about where we've been and where we're going. Speaking about where we're going, Radio Valencia is MOVING!!! It's time to stretch out a bit. We found a great space you'll be hearing a lot about in the weeks and months to come. A bigger space means bigger sound too. Yay!

As always, enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Somebody I Used To Know: Elliot Smith
Miss You: The Concretes

By The Time I Get To Phoenix: Public Enemy vs. Tijuana Brass
John Wayne Was A Nazi: The Stains
King King: Jimmy Castor Bunch
The Letter: Big Star

Concert Outlook

Butter + Toast: Reggie Watts
Hot Rod Lincoln: Commander Cody
Uglier: Redd Kross

Drink and Complain: Supersuckers
Boogie de la Muerte: Guadalupe Plata
Swingset: Steinski
She Shook Me Cold: David Bowie

N.E.S.T.A.: Antibalas

Sick Again: Led Zeppelin (08-11-79, Knebworth Festival, Stevenage, UK)
Goldfinger: Sex Mob (11-17-11, Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venezia, ITALY)

I'm Waiting For My Man: Lou Reed (12-26-72)
Judy is Punk: The Ramones (05-12-76)
No Justice Tonight: The Clash with Mickey Dread (03-08-80)
Hey Good Lookin': The Minutemen (11-30-85)

Trailer Trash: Modest Mouse (07-23-03)
Hate the Police: Mudhoney (04-10-89)

Cosmic Charlie: Grateful Dead (01-17-69)

A Season in Hell #98: Movin' On Up
July 30, 2012 8:00pm
No guests tonight, though I did have a young lady in the studio who has an interest in all things art and entertainment. I really do enjoy talking to people about why radio is so awesome. Also, had a visit from Feast from FCCFreeRadio. I recruited Feast for that station a long time back. He's also on KFJC under another moniker: Dominic Trix.

As for music, Sherman Hemsley died last week, and who knew he was a pothead, and liked LSD and progressive rock? Also some brand new Redd Kross on vinyl because they ROCK!!! When I was standing in Aquarius Records this afternoon holding this LP, one of the employees said to me "that record rocks!". If an AQ employee tells you a record rocks, and they're not even asked, then you purchase that record, no questions asked. Got it?

I offer up a small 70th birthday tribute to Jerry Garcia with some acoustic solo performance, and some live Iron Maiden you won't find anywhere else. It's the 50th birthday of the Rolling Stones so I thought I'd throw in some very old Stones from 64. Good stuff here.

You really need to support live music. I've got a band for you: Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. They are too much fun. Near the end of the show I play a cover of "You're No Good". If you don't know about Nicki Bluhm, then you need to check out The Van Sessions. You can thank me later.

Enjoy.

jh



Do It: Rollins Band

The Jefferson's Theme

Show Me The Way: Nektar
Hard Workin Man: Natural Child

Concert Outlook

The Punks Are Finally Taking Acid: FIDLAR
So Desperate: King Tuff
Time To Run: Lord Huron

Stay Away From Downtown: Redd Kross
Scum of The Moon: Black Jaspers
Living Wreck: Mudhoney

Out Of My World: Milk Music
I Never Talk To Strangers: Tom Waits and Bette Midler
You Are The Reason For My Troubles: The Mojomatics
Phonograph: Wooden Shjips

Interview with Marlon

Roman Tick: Fergus & Geronimo
Fisherman: Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family
Time Axe Bag Dad: Club Foot Orchestra

Ruben and Cherise: Jerry Garcia (04-10-82, Capitol Theater, NJ)
The Trooper: Iron Maiden (05-26-83)

Radios in Motion: XTC (06-03-78)
Route 66: Rolling Stones (05-25-64)
Not Fade Away: Rolling Stones (04-13-64)

Race is On: George Jones (1979)
You're No Good: Vicki Bluhm and the Gramblers (02-04-12)

Suck My Left One: Bikini Kill (09-21-92)
Kod Hang Kam (The Circle of Karma): Kana TNT

My Life with Rickets: Mark Arm

A Season in Hell #97: Catch A Rin Tin Tiger By Its Tail
July 23, 2012 8:00pm
Like many of you who live in San Francisco, I like to take advantage of all the free goings on in our fair city during the summer months. One of my absolute favorite things to do is Sunday Streets. This year, they were kind enough to allow the Mission to host four Sundays-worth of events. Lucky us.

At the beginning of July Radio Valencia broadcasted from in front of Stage Werx from 11-4. We had ten DJs, myself included, host 30-minute sets. I cannot convey to you the amount of pleasure we had hanging out in the streets with everyone. What a blast. My ladies and I walked around for a bit to take in all of the non-car-related ambiance. So many great local shops hawking their wares on the sidewalk, and live music in the intersections.

One of the bands, whom I've seen out there on previous Sunday Streets' was local alt-folk trio Rin Tin Tiger. Formerly Westwood & Willow, these homespun characters create a magnificent stew of unique musicianship, that also carries some of their influences, including Bob Dylan, Nick Drake and Morrissey. They've been playing a lot around the Bay Area since 2010, and released an excellent self-titled 6-song EP in 2011. Their first full-length release, "Toxic Pocketbook" is due for release this Thursday, July 26th. Their having a CD release party at Great American Music Hall that night. Go check them out.

Tonight on my show, I'm pleased to have Rin Tin Tiger in the studio, talking about the upcoming show, the new CD, their own style of alt-folk in a town known for punk, funk and junk.

Support live, local music, often.

Lots of new-ish music before and after the interview, along with some live, tasty treats in the second hour.

Do It: Rollins Band
In My Bed: The Orwells
(Gone) 'Round the Corner: Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound

When the Shelter Came: Dark Meat
We're So Ugly: Hornet Leg

Concert Outlook (James Blood Ulmer)

B$G P$MP$N: Natural Child
High School Roaches: Bass Drum Of Death
Shitty: Pangea
Apocalypse Dreams: Tame Impala

The Move Apart Parcel: Rin Tin Tiger
Interview with Rin Tin Tiger
Loud Man: Rin Tin Tiger
Funeral: Rin Tin Tiger

Interview with Rin Tin Tiger

Pretty Looks: Rin Tin Tiger
Summer In the City: Vietnam

Freedom Hangs Like Heaven: Iron & Wine
Candy: The Men

Five to One: The Doors (June 5, 1970)
Relax: The Who (April 6, 1968)

Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?: The Cramps ("The Tube" 1986-03-07)
Closet Queen: James Gang (July 15, 1971)

A Season in Hell #96: I'll Skin You Alive
July 16, 2012 8:00pm
I AM NOT A LIAR! That being said, this is one fine show. When is the last time you listened to radio as a piece of art? Really, when? Radio is supposed to be a place where the DJ takes his or her VAST knowledge of musical history, and weaves it together to tell a story in a 2-4 hour period. At Radio Valencia we do it in two hour bites.

You're lucky, we don't rehash the same old crap that the commercial stations love to force down your throat. Nope, not here. At Radio Valencia we carefully craft shows that are thick and robust in flavor. Our shows you can take with you, and visit when nights are lonely.

Come on, take John Hell to bed. You know you want to.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
Buffalo Skinners: Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston
Jubilee Train/Do Re Mi/Promised Land: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men

Pretty Boy Floyd: The Byrds
Song For Woody: Bob Dylan

Song of the Prisoner: Hank Snow
Liar: Steve Martin
Dear Believer: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Soul Of Fire: Witch
Go To Hell: Alice Cooper

Kneel and Pray: Deep Purple (08-24-69 Amsterdam, Holland)
A Quick One While He's Away: The Who (09-29-69, Amsterdam, Holland)

Tekufah: Electric Masada (09-26-03, Tonic, NYC)

Aiethiopia: Sun Ra

My Generation: Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen (11-26-76, The Bottom Line NYC)
What a Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

A Season in Hell #95: A Turd Log in Foil
July 9, 2012 8:00pm
I want to thank Pirate Vereker (Mondays 6-8pm) for the idea for the show title tonight.

It's so much fun to just show up to the studio with an arm full of music, not knowing exactly what it is that I'm going to play. Once again, tonight was a fun night.

Download this epic show here.

Stream it in its entirety here.

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Do It: Rollins Band
Mexican Radio: Wall of Voodoo
Click your Fingers Applauding the Play: Roky Erickson

The Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson

Concert Outlook

Everything Scatter: Fela Kuti
Who Stole the Keeshka: Polkacide

Pee Wee Herman Theme: Mr. Bungle
The Salamander: Trevor Dunn's Trio Convulsant

Inner Ear Rupture->Baby, Won't You Weird Me Out?: Melvins Lite

20th Century Boy: Buckethead
I Had A Talk With My Woman: Tim Buckley
The Runaway: Danny O'Keefe

I Shall Not Be Moved: Public Enemy
Object Unknown: Kool Keith and DJ Spooky
Broadway Sam: Iceberg Slim
The Wild Bunch Trailer
Space-Age Couple: Captain Beefheart
Frankie and Albert: Taj Mahal

Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again: Bob Dylan
Pride of Man: Quicksilver Messenger Service

Alabama Song: The Doors (03-18-67 - Detroit, MI)

A Season in Hell #94: John Hell vs. the Rhythm of the Night
July 2, 2012 8:00pm
There's something about having no plan that leads to some of my finest shows. After weeks of doing featurettes, and having guests, tonight it's all about music I love (not saying that I don't love each and every track I play week-to-week) that I didn't have to work for.

A lot of "classics" on store for tonight.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
Leon vs. The Revolution: Melvins Lite

Ano Onna no Onryou: Boris
Bar-B-Q Pope: Butthole Surfers

Khebar: Bar Kokhba
Iron Man: The Bad Plus
Nobody Does It Better: Sex Mob

Greedy Traveler: Rin Tin Tiger
Lord, Save My Soul: Ferocious Few
Hangin' Moon: Eric McFadden

Barn Burning: Dave Alvin
Trickle Down System: Giant Sand
A Change is Gonna Come: The Gits

I Swallowed a Dragonfly: Heartless Bastards
God Bless the Child: Kenny Burrell
The Cactus: 3rd Bass

Earth People: Dr. Octagon
She Watch Channel Zero: Public Enemy
Earache My Eye: Alice Bowie

Take a Letter Maria: R.B. Greaves
When My Baby's Beside Me: Big Star

Carpetbaggers: Jenny Lewis and Elvis Costello



A Season in Hell #93: You Blew It
June 25, 2012 8:00pm
After last weeks' Rock Fight 8 I really had to have an easy come down with some studio cuts. This week features some absolutely unbelievable new sounds from some great groups you've probably haven't heard of. The second hour features some very young soulful women, an African Queen, the Godfather of Soul, The Psych Kings of the UK, and much, MUCH more!

Also, I was visited by some of my former students tonight. When I teach I don't tell them about my current radio station. I wait until they've graduated before I bring up the more stylized side of me. It was great to hear about their college exploits and connect with them on another level.

They caught a really great show. Indeed, the segues are tight, the grooves are seamless, and the selection is tip top notch.

Enjoy.

This Sunday, July 1st, Radio Valencia will be broadcasting live from in front of Stage Werx for Sunday Streets. This is one of the best community events SF has ever had. They're closing down Valencia Street from 14th to 24th, and 24th all the way down to around Harrison. We'll be broadcasting from 11-4pm that day. We'll have Radio Valencia t-shirts for sale and lots of DJs on hand, including me!

Come by and say hello.

See you on the radio.

Do It: Rollins Band
San Francisco Breakdown: Doctor Ross

Middle Class: Toxin 3
All the Time: Dante Elephante

Ruin: Cat Power
I'll Come Back 4 U: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Important: Way Yes
Miss Me When I'm Gone: The Mojomatics
Druganaut: Black Mountain
Writing a Novel: Father John Misty

I Don't Want to Pray: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Billy Holiday: Warpaint

Makers: White Fence
There But For The Grace Of God Go I: The Gories

Scotch On The Socks: The Shadows
Don't Make The Good Girls Go Bad: Della Humphrey

Girls can't do what the guys do: Betty Wright
Is It Me You Really Love: Black Velvet

I'm Coming Home: The Almighty Defenders
I Feel Good 1975: James Brown
Wild and Free: Curtis Mayfield

The Pusher: Nina Simone
Feeling High: Witch
Extraordinary Woman: The Psychedelic Alliens
Summer 68: Pink Floyd
God Talk: Leon "Whitey" Thompson
Roll Away the Stone: Leon Russell

It's A Dream: Lil' Ed & The Soundmasters
Rough Rider: The Hygrades

A Season in Hell #92: Rock Fight 8, Part 2
June 18, 2012 8:00pm
Here's Part 2 of Rock Fight 8!

This part begins with the completion of my interview with Eric McFadden and his manager Super D. We also have Steffan Chirazi, the editor of the official Metallica fanzine "So What". A great surprise in the last hour is a phone interview with Limbomaniacs bassist/singer Butthouse.

We also feature a never-before heard Led Zeppelin soundboard from March 20, 1975, which Ron Donovan did the art for. Wow!

Enjoy and spread the love around.

jh

Interview with Eric McFadden

Queen Dreamer: Eric McFadden with T.E.N
Fractured Light: Eric McFadden with T.E.N

Interview with Eric McFadden

I'm Losing You: The Faces (04-05-73) JH
Clash City Rockers: The Clash (08-17-82, Akron OH) JH
High Roller: Cheap Trick (03-28-97, The Edge, Palo Alto CA) JH

Interview with Steffan Chirazi of Metallica's "So What" Fanzine

Fight Fire with Fire: Metallica (12-20-84 Lyceum Theater, London, England)

Interview with Steffan Chirazi of Metallica's "So What" Fanzine

Reborn: Slayer (Riff Tapes)
Piece by Piece: Slayer (Riff Tapes)

Hour Four:

Seek and Destory: Metallica (03-15-85, Kabuki, SF, CA) RD
Fish On->Tommy the Cat: Primus (11-17-93, Dallas, Texas) JH

Interview with Butthouse of Limbomaniacs

Free Style: Limbomaniacs (01-02-10, Slims, SF, CA)

Trampled Underfoot: Led Zeppelin (03-20-75, Vancouver, B.C., Canada "Snowblind") JH
Sick Again: Led Zeppelin (03-20-75, Vancouver, B.C., Canada "Snowblind") RD

Mr. Slinky: Blu Chunks (Demos) JH

A Season in Hell #92: Rock Fight 8, Part 1
June 18, 2012 6:00pm
Here we go again.

Every June and December Rotten Ronnie Donovan of Firehouse Kustom Posters and I host Rock Fight, a four hour deluge into our bootleg vaults. Ever since Ron was forced to get on the wagon the shows have been superb (I still kick his ass each and every time). Tonight was one of the BEST.

Lot's of guests tonight, including a legendary live music recorder (he who cannot be named), local guitar gunslinger Eric McFadden and his lovely Super D, Metallica official fanzine editor Steffan Chirazi, and phone interview with Butthouse of Limbomaniacs. WOW!

This and some amazing live bootleg music too. The fourth hour is the premier of the newly released (unofficial of course) Led Zeppelin "Snowblind" from 03-20-75 Vancouver, which Ron Donovan did the art for.

Listen in and decide for yourself who won this edition of ROCK FIGHT! (it was me).

Rocky Mountain Way: Joe Walsh (09-24-73 Arlington, Texas) John Hell (JH)
Cat Scratch Fever: Ted Nugent (03-18-78, San Bernardino) Ron Donovan (RD)
Let There Be Rock: AC/DC (12-09-79, Paris, France) JH

If you can't Rock Me: Rolling Stones (07-13-75, Los Angeles, CA) RD
Get off of my Cloud: Rolling Stones (07-13-75, Los Angeles, CA) RD

Rock Block #1 John Hell
Cities on Flame: Blue Oyster Cult (10-12-79, Chicago, IL)
The Warrior: Thin Lizzy (05-14-76, Detroit, MI)

Rock Block #1 Ron Donovan
The Phoenix: The Cult, Waterloo Records, 03-16-12, Austin, TX)
Purple Haze->Red Hot Mama: Bootsy Collins (07-09-11, Zurich, Switzerland)

Hour 2

Somebody Get Me A Doctor: Van Halen (Gene Simmons Demos, May 1976) JH
Time to Get Ill: Beastie Boys (07-05-98 Belgium) JH
Running with the Devil: Van Halen (06-01-78, London, England) RD

King of the Nighttime World: Kiss (09-06-76, Cleveland, OH) JH
I'm Nationwide: ZZ Top (08-30-80, Passaic, NJ) RD
Fairies Wear Boots: Black Sabbath (01-08-99, San Jose, CA) JH

Rock the Nation: Montrose Benefit (04-27-12, Regency Ballroom, SF, CA) Special guest of RD
The Voyger: Gamma (11-13-80, SF, CA) JH
No Tears: Gamma (11-17-79 Denver, CO) RD

Interview with Eric McFadden

A Season in Hell #91: Where'd I Put That Deodorant?
June 11, 2012 8:00pm
It's been a while since I've had two full hours to play music with no feature. Though I really did enjoy the Europe 72 eight week special. Thanks for all of your comments.

Tonight I have a lot of new music, and some real classics you've probably never heard.

Enjoy.

Inner Ear Rupture: Melvins Lite
Baby, Won't You Weird Me Out: Melvins Lite

Mayla: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Everyday: Thee Vicars
Sovereignty: Japandroids

I Wanna Go Out: Teen Mom
Tom Dula (Neil Young Cover): Indian Wars
Young Men Dead: The Black Angels
Here Comes The Light: Coves

I See the Void: Sonny and the Sunsets
Two Lovers: Delicate Steve
Satisfied: Tom Waits

Born To Die: King Khan & The Gris Gris
Dimes for Nickles: JD McPherson
Love Whip: Reverend Horton Heat
Games of Fear: The Resonars

Interview with Rotten Ronnie Donovan

The Earnest Of Being George [Mono]: Bee Gees
To Love Somebody: James Carr
Red House: Jimi Hendrix (live in Hawaii)
Gor Det Nu: Dungen
Rising: Wooden Shjips
Bang Bang: Nancy Sinatra
Looking Out My Window: Tom Jones
Fuck the Police (Edit): NWA

Funky Kingston: Toots and the Maytals
Jesus was way Cool: King Missile

A Season in Hell #90: Ragi da Lawyer takes your calls
June 4, 2012 8:00pm
From time to time Ragi da Lawyer feels that it's important to allow his "friends" to receive free legal advice. Instead of them being able to come see him in his office however, he has them call up my radio show. Tonight was one of those nights.

The vivacious Phat Man Dee phoned in all the way from Pittsburgh, PA!

Also, since we broadcasted the Memorial Day BBQ and Hootnanny at El Rio last week, I'll be throwing down week 8/8 of my 40th Anniversary Europe 72 Celebration. This is one sweet jam to wrap it all up.

Enjoy.

jh

Do It: Rollins Band
Streams of Whiskey: The Pogues

Ragi da Lawyer

Immigraniada: Gogol Bordello
What do you want from life?: The Tubes

Ragi da Lawyer

They Don't Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore: Kinky Friedman

Ragi da Lawyer

Uncle John's Band->Wharf Rat->Dark Star: Grateful Dead 05-25-72 The Strand Lyceum, London, England

A Season in Hell #89: Disco is Dead!
May 21, 2012 8:00pm
I know that Donna Summer and the Gibb fella died this past week, but I really just cannot find myself paying tribute to them on my show. It's not that I don't appreciate their music, it's more like, well, er, um...I don't really know how to end that.

Anyway, here we go. Lot's of new psychedelic pop and sludge in the first hour. The second hour will feature week 7 of 8 in my celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's Europe 72 tour.

Tonight I feature just a taste of May 13th, 1972, as I really want to plunge deep into May 16th. WOW! The Truckin'->Other One is blistering. They rock it out, and then just get seriously lost in space during the Other One. The jam that comes out of space is worth the price of admission alone. I close out with some fine songs from May 18th.

Next Monday night is my last Europe 72 show. Whew, that was long and jammy.

*****ANNOUNCEMENT****

MONDAY, JUNE 18TH

ROCK FIGHT 8!!!

JOHN HELL VS. ROTTEN RONNIE

A BOOTLEG MASSACRE OF ULTIMATE PROPORTIONS ON THIS VERY RADIO STATION!!!

Here's tonight's show.

To download this amazing show, click here.

To stream it, click here.

To hear all of my previous shows just scroll down, or click here.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings: Father John Misty

Concert Outlook

Authority Song (Swamp Version): The Owsley Brothers
Clementine: Neil Young & Crazy Horse
For Lack of a Better Face: The Strange Boys
El Club Del Cerdo Violeta: Los Negativos

Boat Trip: Sleepy Sun
The Truth Shall Set You Free: The Stevenson Ranch Davidians
If He Changed My Name: White Fence

Fisherman: Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family
I Call on One's Muse: Rob Jo Star Band

Next Time You See Me: Grateful Dead (05-13-72, Lille Fairgrounds, Lille, France
Truckin'->Drums->The Other One: Grateful Dead (05-16-72, Radio Luxembourg)

Sitting on Top of the World: Grateful Dead (05-18-72, Kongressaal Deutsches Museum, Munich, West Germany

A Season in Hell #88: Do the "Duck" Walk
May 14, 2012 8:00pm
What is it lately with all these great artists dying? First MCA, now Donald "Duck" Dunn, the great bassist of Booker T and the MGs, and the Blues Brother's Band. Growing up I loved his look, with the pipe hanging down as he pawed at that Fender bass, while he stood there still and cool. What a look. He's that groove of the Memphis soul sound. He will be missed.

In the first hour I supply some new and new-to-you sounds that you're sure to enjoy. I also feature a tribute to Duck Dunn by way of some live Blues Brother's from the closing of Winterland, 12-31-78, and some live Booker T and the MGs, also from SF in 1991.

The second our is all DEAD! Week six of eight of my Grateful Dead Europe 72 celebration. Tonight it was really hard to decide what to play. I've selected some first set charmers from May 10th, and an Other One jam from the same night. I've also "settled" upon a great Morning Dew from the next night, May 11th. I was going to go with the Dark Star from that night, but I had no time to do both the Other One and Dark Star. You'll just have to settle with that.

At the very end of the show you can hear me get all excited from watching Buster Posey hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 8th to take a 2-1 lead over Colorado. Ha!!!


As always, enjoy.

John Hell



Fertile Ground: Milk Music
Tell Me (What's On Your Mind): Allah-Las

I Don't Live Here Anymore: The Driftwood Singers
Harder Than It's Ever Been: Fergus & Geronimo
Right Hand Over My Heart: The Whigs

Right and Wrong: The Soft Pack
Crooked Crown: Soledad Brothers
I Burn Today: Frank Black

Soul Man: Blues Brothers Band (12-31-78, Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
B-Movie Boxcar Blues: Same as above
Flip, Flop and Fly: Same as above

Hip Hug Her: Booker T and the MGs (04-21-91, Live at Slims, San Francisco, CA)

Big Railroad Blues: Grateful Dead (05-10-72, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Tennessee Jed: Same as above

The Other One: Same as above

Morning Dew: Grateful Dead (05-11-72, Concertgebouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

A Season in Hell #87: MCA Meets Jerry Garcia
May 7, 2012 8:00pm
There are some moments in life when you really just have to ask yourself why? This is one of those moments. MCA of the Beastie Boys died last week of Salivary Gland cancer at the age of 47. WTF?!?!?

License to Ill came out when I was a junior in high school. I remember not liking it at first. I thought of the Beasties as a trip of whiny white boys. I also thought they were pretending to be from NYC, and that they were actually from Iowa, or somewhere very white bread. I was happy to be proven wrong. After a few listens the record (yes, an actual vinyl LP, kids) really grew on me. It was obvious that these three true to the early hiphop form. Paul's Boutique solidified my love and respect for the Beastie Boys. Oh those beautiful samples. Miles Davis loved that record. Chuck D of Public Enemy was quoted as saying that everyone in hiphop and rap at that time knew that Paul's Boutique was the BEST record of it's time. That's pretty good props.

Tonight I'll the first hour will feature some of my favorite Beastie Boys tracks throughout the years.

Hour two is week five of eight of my tribute to the Grateful Dead's Europe 72 tour. Tonight I've got an awesome Lovelight I want to share with you.

See the setlist below.

As always, enjoy.

jh

RIP-MCA-Adam-Yauch: Mochipet
The Beast Gees: Beastie Boys vs. The Bee Gees by dj BC

So What'cha Want? A Whole Lotta Love!: Led Zeppelin vs Beastie Boys
High Plains Drifter: Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique)
The Sounds of Science: Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique)

Shadrach: Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique)
Get it Together: Beastie Boys (w/ Q-Tip) (Ill Communication)
3 the Hard Way: Beastie Boys (To the 5 Boroughs)
Too Many Rappers: Beastie Boys (Hot Sauce Committee, pt 2)
I Want Some: Beastie Boys (Aglio e Olio)
Paul Revere: Beastie Boys (License to Ill)

Sure Shot: Beastie Boys (06-15-96, SF, CA Freedom for Tibet Concert)
So Watcha Want: same as above
MCA Drops Knowledge: same as above
Better Days: same as above

Bertha: Grateful Dead (05/03/72 L'Olympia Theater, Paris, France)
Playin' in the Band (same as above)

Deal: Grateful Dead (05/04/72 L'Olympia Theater, Paris, France)
It Hurts Me Too (same as above)

Lovelight->Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad->Not Fade Away (05/07/72 Bickershaw Festival, North Wigam, Great Britain

A Season in Hell #86: James Brown meets the Grateful Dead
April 30, 2012 8:00pm
May 3rd is James Brown's birthday, so in celebration of the Godfather of Soul, I'm dedicating the first hour to him and music inspired by him. Also, this Thursday, May 3rd I'll be celebrating his birthday by partaking in the 6th annual Doin' It To Death, 30 hour James Brown marathon on KFJC. I'm on 6-10pm that night. Tune in.

The second hour tonight features week 4 of 8 of my Grateful Dead 40th anniversary celebration of Europe 72. Tonight I'm mostly featuring outtakes from the April 26, 1972 Hundred Year Hall show. Also, I've got a blistering China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider from April 29th I want to share with you all.

Time to get funky and jam out.

Enjoy.

jh
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Fight Against Drug Abuse: James Brown

Sexy Kiss Machine (DMC Remix): Prince vs. James Brown
James Brown: Nancy Dupree

Since You've Been Gone: James Brown
The Boss: James Brown

Whole Lotta Sex Machine: James Brown vs Led Zeppelin vs RUN DMC & Aerosmith
It's A New Day (Slynk Remix): James Brown
Lickin' Stick - Lickin' Stick: James Brown
I Feel Good 75: James Brown

Down Home Girl: The Coasters
Across 110th Street: Bobby Womack
Two Fools: Francine King

My Automobile: Parliament

Loser: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany
Beat it on Down the Line: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany
You Win Again: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany

Good Lovin': Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany
Dire Wolf: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany
El Paso: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany

China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider: Grateful Dead 04/29/72 Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany

Greatest Story Ever Told: Grateful Dead 04/26/72 Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany

A Season in Hell #85: Record Store Day Is Very Very Good To Me
April 23, 2012 8:00pm
A few days post-Record Store Day and I'm still reeling with the fact that I was broke going into it and even more broke now. But that's how the 12" spins I wager. Anyhow, RSD was a complete success where the radio broadcast is concerned.

I got down to Vinyl Solution at 10:30, where the owner, Tommy, warned me NOT to go through the RSD bins until the store was open. He didn't want the line-up outside to get pissed at him. I abided by his "request", though I did sneak a peek or three. Hee hee.

The equipment for the broadcast showed up late, so by the time the store was open at 11 I had to set up. I did jump into a box of records right at 11 though, and grabbed some tasty treats, many of which I played tonight. See below for the playlist.

Jack Champion brought down the gear, and we got rolling on the radio at noon. I was thrilled to be co-hosting the opening with my radio hero, M. Dung. He's a serious influence on my being in radio in the first place. It's hard to put into words, but it was from listening to him host the morning show on KFOG back in the 80s that sold me on getting into the wild world of local radio. Unfortunately for me, by the time I got into it the heyday of commercial radio was passing. Luckily for me I found non-commercial radio. Ha!

Anyway, the broadcast was a ton of fun. Lots of people, and the Feral Moon Band played. I got to interview Tommy and he gave me a discount on records. You really can't ask for too much more than that.

The first hour tonight is a selection of the music I got at Record Store Day; all vinyl. The second hour is my third part of eight celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's EPIC 1972 European tour. I'm playing selections from 04/17/72 & 04/21/72.

Enjoy.

jh


Do It: Henry Rollins

Super Heathen Child: Grinderman/Fripp

Kick out the Jams: Afrika Bambaata

Blue Suede Shoes: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Subgenius MTV Commercial

There It Is: James Brown

Tin Soldier: Small Faces

The Lung: Dinosaur Jr. (Electronic Anthology of...)

I Wanted to Tell Her: Holy Ghost!

Kod Hang Kam (The Circle of Karma): Kana TNT

Don't Do It: The Band

Jack Straw: Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

He's Gone (First time played): Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

Casey Jones: Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark



Sugaree: Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

Big Railroad Blues: Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark



The Other One: Grateful Dead 04/21/72: Beat Club, Bremen, Germany

One More Saturday Night: Grateful Dead 04/17/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

A Season in Hell #84: Pigpen Offers Advice
April 16, 2012 8:00pm
Week 2/8 in my celebration of the Grateful Dead's epic Europe 72 tour. It's been 40 years, and these shows really do stand the test of time.

Tonight I'm playing selections from 04/14/72, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, and 04/16/72, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

It was pretty hard to decide what to play tonight. As of this writing I'm still not totally certain what I'm going to throw on. At first I was totally prepared to play the Good Lovin' jam from 04/14/72. But then I listened to the Truckin' jam from 04/16 and I threw everything out of the window. Now I'm thinking of playing Mr. Charlie and Big Boss Man from the 14th, and the Truckin' jam from the 16th. WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!?

I know, I could play them both, but I really don't want my entire show to be the Dead. As much as I love them, I'm also into sharing new music with you all, and I've found some wonderful new tunes to share.

No worries. I'll have it all figured out by showtime. I hope...er, I think. Let me know what you think.

Next week selections from 04/17/72 and 04/21/72.

Follow me on Twitter: @johnhell

Enjoy.

Common People: FIDLAR

Art School Girl: The Laurels

Africa Bats: Alan Watts

Dance with You: Black Lips

Prayer of Forgetfulness: Hush Arbors

Helpless: Buffy Sainte-Marie

Ayo Ayo Nene: Mor Thiam

Soul Vibrations: Dorothy Ashby

QueenS: TheeSatisfaction

Bendito: Y La Bamba

Mr. Charlie: Grateful Dead 04/14/72 Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

Big Boss Man: Grateful Dead 04/14/72

Truckin'->Jam->Me and My Uncle->Other One->NFA->GDTRFB->NFA: Grateful Dead 04/16/72 Aahrus University, Aahrus, Denmark

Chinatown Shuffle: Grateful Dead Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark



A Season in Hell #83: Radio Valencia: Get on the Bus
April 9, 2012 8:00pm
40 years ago this week the Good ol' Grateful Dead embarked upon a mythical tour of Europe that would be encapsulated in a three LP set, "Europe 72". I've had this vinyl since I was a wee lad, and pretty much wore all three LPs out within a year of owning it. Thank God for CDs.

I started collecting bootlegs in the early 80s, and the Dead were the main band I searched for. This was long before the internet. I remember looking in the back of Relix Magazine for taper lists, and mailing away for their list. Then, once received I would mail them tapes and a list of what I wanted. The anticipation of receiving those tapes was almost unbearable.

When it comes to collecting bands like the Grateful Dead, it's all about the tour and the era. There was so much that was hard to find; so many Holy Grails.

Europe 72 is one of these.

22 history-defining shows.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of this tour the second hour of my next eight shows will feature some blistering tracks from almost every show. I have them all, save 04/07/72, which I've only heard a crappy audience of. I have soundboards of the rest of the tour and it's AMAZING!!!

Tonight I've got 04/08/72 and 04/11/72 cued up and ready to ROCK.

Enjoy.

Common People (Pulp): FIDLAR
The Bastards: Whitefield Brothers
Whore: FIDLAR

Sun: The Dalai Lama Rama Fa Fa Fa
The Healing Force: Lantern
Eat Me Alive: Gentleman Jesse

I Feel A Little Spaced Out (Ando Meio Desligado): Os Mutantes
If I Could Only Be Sure: Nolan Porter

Love and Death: Ebo Taylor & Uhuru-Yenzu
Angie La La: Nora Dean
All for U: Aceyalone & RJD2
Track 09: Destructions

Dark Star->Sugar Magnolia->Caution: Grateful Dead 04-08-72 Empire Pool, Wembley, England
Casey Jones: Grateful Dead 04-11-72 City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

A Season in Hell #82: Radio Valencia: I Wanna, Wanna Be A Star
April 2, 2012 8:00pm
There are some days that I'm just full of so much angst that I have to get it out by listening to some very loud music and shaking a lot. SST does this for me better than most. Oh, how I miss the 80s. Don't get me wrong, I listen to new music all the time, and LOVE it. But there is just something about that era that sets me free. Tonight I play over an hour of some of the best SST bands there were.

Enjoy.

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Scroll down for my playlists of previous show, as well as the links to hear it all. They're good.

Common People: FIDLAR
Spoonful: Hollis Brown

Last Cab From Tunis: Hundred Visions
I Am Not A Game: Ty Segall & White Fence

Concert Outlook (music from "Debbie Does Dallas")

Bottle Bin: Jackson Firebird
Dolomite!
I Wanna be a Star: The Black Jaspers
Think About Your Troubles: Harry Nilsson

SST night starts here:
Diane: Husker Du
Mystery Girl: SWA

She's a Diamond: Opal
Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth: Minutemen
Todo Para Mi: Tom Troccoli's Dog

White Magic/Black Magic: Saint Vitus
I Just Want To Make Love To You: Meat Puppets

Show Me The Way: Dinosaur Jr.
Pay To Cum: Bad Brains
Theme From An Imaginary Western: DC3
Wendy: Descendents
Tom Violence: Sonic Youth
Woman Hell: The Flesh Eaters

Ain't Talkin' About Love: Minutemen
Louie Louie: Black Flag
TV Party: Black Flag
Grateful Dead: Anal Cunt (not an SST band, but really LOUD!)

I Left My Heart in San Francisco: Tony Bennett

A Season in Hell #81: Radio Valencia: Daughter of Hell
March 26, 2012 8:00pm
It's Spring Break, so I thought it would be a perfect night to bring my 7 year old daughter Lauson, into the studio for my show. She chose a set of music. Here's a hint, what songs would I NEVER play on the air? She's a bit nervous, but who can blame her? Radio is a viscous lover. Wish her luck. She's going to need it.

Enjoy.

Common People (Pulp): FIDLAR

Lauson's Set:
Truth: Alexander Ebert
Start Wearing Purple: Gogol Bordello
Anarchy In The UK: Sex Pistols

Rocket Man: Elton John
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin': Michael Jackson

Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles
Gas Mask Blues: Sleeping In The Aviary

American Sun: American Sun
So Tei Gai: Ha-Za-Ma

Hold On: Alabama Shakes
Pushin' On (feat. Alice Russell): The Quantic Soul Orchestra & Alice Russell

Virginia Gal: Deer Tick
3 Doueh: The Strange Boys
Warsaw: Sharon Van Etten

Books Of Moses: Tom Waits
I Don't Like You: Bo Diddley

Bad Moon Rising: Turf War
Portland Oregon: Loretta Lynn
Cool Shit: Spank Rock
Lookin' Out My Window: Tom Jones

I Left My Heart in San Francisco: Tony Bennett

A Season in Hell #80: Radio Valencia: Chicken Blooded
March 19, 2012 8:00pm
Sometimes I get so heated that I have to take it out on you, my dear listeners. I hope you'll find it in your heart to forgive me. I knew what I was doing, and yet, I did it anyway. WTF? And to be honest, I really enjoyed it too.

Enjoy.

John Hell

I Heard it on the X: ZZ Top
Rocket Reducer No. 62: MC5
Hate: Olivelawn

Sharks in the Gene Pool: Jello Biafra and Nomeansno
Institutionalized: Suicidal Tendencies
Spinal Meningitis: Ween

Run Chicken, Run: Mono Men
Losin' Your Mind: Lazy Cowgirls
Drink and Complain: Supersuckers
Nurture My Pig: Reverend Horton Heat

Elvis is Everywhere: Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
Fun House: The Stooges

Theory of Noise: Loop!Station
Filling A Hole: Eric McFadden

Get Down Moses: Joe Strummer
I See Red: X
Sweat: Joe Spencer

These Boots: Megadeth
Vincent Price: Hitler and Witchcraft
I Get A Kick out of You: Tony Bennett
Unit 731: Slayer

Hooch: The Melvins
Love Canal: Flipper
Lexicon Devil: Germs

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin



A Season in Hell #79: Radio Valencia: I'm a Little Bit Outta My Mind
March 12, 2012 8:00pm
So, last week it was psychedelia and Afro-Funk. This week it's bebop and Bakersfield country. So much good music, that I can't just stick with one genre. How do those specialty shows do it?

Enjoy.

jh

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Charlie Parker: Jack Kerouac
K.C. Blues: Charlie Parker

Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac: Dizzy Gillespie
Blue: Ken Nordine
Naked Lunch Excerpts: William S. Burroughs
Drive: Neil Cassady
Black: Ken Nordine

Back in the Crowd: Tom Waits
Wooden Ships: Jefferson Airplane
Making Love: A Children's Garden of Grass

Whipping Post: Allman Brother's Band (Live from the Fillmore East)

In the Ghetto: Elvis Presley (08-01-69)
Five Feet High and Rising: Johnny Cash
Semi-Crazy: Junior Brown
Something I Said: Ray Condo and His Ricochets

What Am I Worth: Dave Alvin with Syd Straw
Blue Moon Waltz: Jimmy Dale Gilmore
Great Rain: John Prine

Something to Think About: Willie Nelson

A Season in Hell #78: Radio Valencia: PsychafunkaWHA?!?!?
March 5, 2012 8:00pm
Wow, Ronnie Montrose dies, Davey Jones dies. Damn. What to play? I know, Afro-Funk and Psychedelia! I bought the new Wooden Shjips Remixes on vinyl yesterday, along with a tasty Afro-Funk record from 1975. I've pulled a lot from both the psychedelia and Afro-Funk parts of my extensive library.

Enjoy.

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis

Crossings (Andy Weatherall Remix): Wooden Shjips
Astrophobia: Turn Me On Dead Man

Water Mind: Angel in Heavy Syrup
T.F.B.: High Rise with Keiji Heino
High in a Flat: Bevis Frond

Some Velvet Morning: Vanilla Fudge

Sand: OP8
Set the Controls to the Heart of the Sun: Pink Floyd

Tei Egwu: Afro Funk
You Killing Me: Segun Bucknor
Home Affairs: Osibisa

Telephone Girl: Assagai
Zombie: Fela Kuti and Afrika 70

Beware: BLO
Keleya: Moussa Doumbia

I Don't Want It: Montrose (04-21-73)
The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie (Davy Jones)

A Season in Hell #77: Radio Valencia: A Good Dub Night To You
February 27, 2012 8:00pm

Looking at my vast collection of music tonight, I noticed that it's been a while since I've gone the Dub route. Mik-em on Can Haz DJ, Tuesdays 10-midnight, hosted a month of Dub this February. Perhaps I've been inspired? Sure, whatever.

As usual, lots of great new music, and closed out with some live treats, including brand spanking new Heartless Bastards.

Enjoy.

jh

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis

The War on Wisdom: The Melvins
Mary Lou: Black Mountain

Black Smoke Rise: Wooden Shjips
Casino El Camino (parte 1): Guadalupe Plata
Tu. la la: Boris

Faithful Man: Lee Fields & The Expressions

No Bones for the Dogs: Joe Gibbs & the Professionals
Spliff's B-Sides
Fire Dub: Israel Vibration
I Am Not Ashamed: The Mighty Two
Kung Fu: Lee Perry

Bankrobber/Robber Dub: The Clash
Spliff's B-Sides
Jab: The Scientist

Cortez the Killer: Neil Young (11/22/76 late show)
Sway: Heartless Bastards (02/24/12)

Roscoe: Midlake (11/01/06)
I Wish I Were in New Orleans: Tom Waits (11/12/85)

I Left my Heart in San Francisco: Tony Bennett

A Season in Hell #76: Radio Valencia: John Hell is Annoying
February 13, 2012 8:00pm
Valentines day is tomorrow and my love is 3200 miles away. She's been gone for two weeks. Her sweet, loving father just passed away from colon cancer. He was diagnosed two weeks ago. Get a colonoscopy everyone. It'll save your life.

Anyway, I'm lonely and feeling a bit annoyed with the fact that the Hallmark LOVE holiday is here. So, I thought I would annoy you for two hours with loud "music".

Also, what the hell is the deal with the Grammy's? The only point to this show is for Clive Davis to sell more music. Really, that's it. The best selling music of the year, as pushed by music promoters that do not live in the same town as the radio stations they are programming, is awarded, which then leads to more sales. I'm sure the artists can make a lot of money off of this, but most of it goes to the industry execs.

Did Adelle deserve all the awards she won? I don't know. As far as the Grammy's are concerned, sure. Why not? Who cares?

I do have a lot of respect for best new artist of the year, Bon Iver, as he told an excited audience that there are a lot of musicians out there that are more deserving than him. Amen, brother. Amen.

From the Washington Post article: "Those who did know the band praised frontman Justin Vernon for his humble acceptance speech. “It’s hard to accept because when I started to make songs, I did it for the inherent reward of making songs, so I’m a little bit uncomfortable up here,” he said. “I want to say thank you to all of the nominees, to all of the non-nominees that have never been here and never will be here, all the bands I toured with, all of the bands that inspired me.” "

And KFOG sucks ass. Have you noticed how they've gotten worse and worse all the time? I mean how much worse can they get? They haven't been good since they had Em Dung on doing the mornings with Scoop Nisker and Kevin the Rat, back in the 80s. for those of you who love Em, he's on Radio Valencia, Sundays 10-midnight now. HA!!!!

Enjoy.

Born to be Wild: Steppenwolf (In tribute to Paul Goerz. RIP)
Revolve: Melvins

Afterburner: Boris
Book 1, Page 15: Fantomas
Disgraceland: Zeni Geva

Concert Outlook

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict: Pink Floyd
Hurry up and Wait: R.U.O.K.?
1: Porn~Merzbow
Feral: Tchkung

Liquorball Live
Snuff: Slayer
D. Popylepis: John Zorn's Cobra
Snagglepuss: Naked City

Om: John Coltrane
Feedback: Grateful Dead (02-14-68)

I Left My Heart in San Francisco: Tony Bennett

A Season in Hell #75: Radio Valencia: I'm Gonna Funk You Up!
February 6, 2012 8:00pm
In tribute to Don Cornelius, I'm playing nothing but funk and soul tonight. I've got a lot of each.

Enjoy.

It's Hard to Be Humble: Mac Davis
I Feel Good: James Brown
Down on my luck: Wardell Howard

The Hands of Time: The Perfect Circle
I Call My Pussycat: Parliament

Memphis Soul Stew: Funkgus
Darkest Light: Lafayette Afro Rock Band
The First Thing I Do In The Morning: Joyce Williams
The Rockin' Judge: Judge Suds & The Soul Detergents

Pass the Peas: JBs
Can't Fight The Feeling: Norwich Street Extension
Kick the Habit: Prophet Soul
I Who Have Nothing: Ray Frazier & The Shades Of Man
Going Down For The Last Time: Ronnie Keaton

Here I Am Baby: Al Green live on Soul Train 1974
Stone Junkie: Curtis Mayfield 07-06-72
Proud Mary: Ike and Tine Turner (Soul Train)

Handclapping Song: The Meters
Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further: Lee Dorsey
Big Chief: Professor Longhair
Free, Single & Disengaged: Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns

Get Out Of My Life Woman: Allen Toussant
Dap Walk: Ernie & The Top Notes
The Twitch: Danny White
Mama Roux: Dr. John

Use Me: Bill Withers
Superstition: Stevie Wonder (03-04-73)

A Season in Hell #74: Radio Valencia: ADD Got Ya Down?
January 30, 2012 8:00pm
"Nobody ever says "that's enough songs, don't play me anymore". There's always room for more songs". -Tom Waits.


It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Talking at the Same Time: Tom Waits
Whole Lotta Love: Michael Kiwanuka

Spoon: Boris
Out of Whack: Woollen Kits
Bite My Tongue: King Khan and the Shrines
Pigs: Black Dice

Don't Take Ecstacy: Mindless Drug Hoover
Titus Andronicus: Titus Andronicus
God's Hotel: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Shit Luck: Modest Mouse

Damien Jurado: Damien Jurado
Great Waves: Dirty Three With Cat Power
1922 Blues: Charlie Parr

Bobby, King of Boys Town: Cass McCombs
Release Is in the Eye: Bill Fay
Amazing Journey->Sparks: The Who

Love Interruption: Jack White
Mandrake Root: Deep Purple (08-24-69)
Thank You: Sly and the Family Stone (10-09-70)

Squib Cakes: Tower of Power (05-14-74)

Buck Whylin': Terminator X

A Season in Hell #73: Radio Valencia: Stormy Monday
January 23, 2012 8:00pm
The rain has finally arrived in the Bay Area, and with it the loss of the 49ers. Dang. I could go on and on about the 2nd year Williams, and his two errors, but he has enough to deal with without me harassing him. Poor kid. The Niners got farther than any of us fans expected they would this year, so for that I salute you.

It still sucks though.

And therefore I bring you tonight's show: Stormy Monday.

I was raised by a father well versed in the genre of Blues. It was often playing in the garage when my dad was working on his old cars. We even had a jukebox, packed with 45s, many of which featured old blues. I've MCd the Northern California Blues Festival a few times, and have quite a large collection of great blues musicians, past and present.

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Enjoy.

Stormy Weather: Etta James
Got My Mojo Working: Ann Cole
Flip, Flop and Fly: Big Joe Turner

"B" Movie Boxcar Blues: Delbert McClinton
Bottle Up & Go: Hooker and Heat
Shake Your Moneymaker: Elmore James
I Got My Eye You: Buddy Guy

Come On In My Kitchen: Eugene Huggins
Messin' With The Kid: Junior Wells
Bulldoze Blues: Henry Thomas
Suzie Q: Dale Hawkins
Tollin' Bells: Lowell Folsom

Stormy Monday: Allman Brothers Band (02/1970 - Fillmore East)
How Blue Can You Get: B.B. King

Ball and Chain: Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band (04-01-69)
Trouble No More: Muddy Waters

Two Trains Running: Butterfield Blues Band
Got to get Better in a Little While: Derek and the Dominos
Hear My Train A Comin': Jimi Hendrix

I Ain't Superstitious: Howlin' Wolf
I'm A King Bee: Slim Harpo
Shotgun Blues: Blues Brothers (12-31-78)

Bringin' it all Back Home: Sonny Boy Williamson
I Left My Heart in San Francisco: Tony Bennett (50th anniversary of this fine release)
Cold, Rain and Snow: Dillard Chandler

A Season in Hell #72: Radio Valencia: Where Have You Gone, Dr. King?
January 16, 2012 8:00pm
Shareef Ali is in the studio in the first hour. He's promoting a show this Wednesday at Bottom of the Hill.

Following this fine interview I'm focusing on a tribute to the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It's all about the preparation. I often times pull too much music, which is good. I'd rather do that than not pull enough. I don't time my show down to the second, but I always have a good sense of what should follow what. Radio is a craft; an art form. They say it takes twenty years to become a master. I've been doing radio since 1988; DJing since 1986. I don't feel I'm a master in any way, but I really do love practicing my art every week. I'm blessed.

Tonight I went deep to pay tribute to Dr. King. I think you'll enjoy the show.

Enjoy.

jh

Interview with Shareef Ali

Witness: Shareef Ali

Interview with Shareef Ali

River Beggar Summer Killer: Shareef Ali

Interview with Shareef Ali

Come Closer: Shareef Ali
Why: Nina Simone
Abraham, Martin And John: Dion & The Belmonts

By The Time I Get To Arizona: Public Enemy
People Get Ready: The Impressions
Move On Up: Curtis Mayfield
Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud), Pt. 1: James Brown

Martin Luther King Speech from The Boondocks
Tears in the Rain: Jehst
Wishing: Ed OG and Masta Ace
I Have a Dream: Common

War feat. Freeway, Jay-Z, & Beanie Seagle: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
The Message: Bob James vs Grandmaster Flash vs Royksopp
Happy Birthday: Stevie Wonder
Only A Pawn In Their Game: Bob Dylan
If I'm in Luck I Just Might Get Picked Up: Betty Davis

What's Going On/Mercy Mercy Me: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Ti Ti: East New York Ensemble de Music

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #71: Radio Valencia: Birthday Theme
January 9, 2012 8:00pm
The first hour tonight was a lot of fun. Check out the Marvin Pontiac and Michael Kiwanuka tracks. There is so much good music out there.

If you like drum solos then you're going to LOVE Deep Purple's live version of Paint it Black. If you don't then I promise that you will absolutely HATE it. 'nuff said.

I did a bit of a birthday set for John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, David Bowie, Syd Barrett and others.

Enjoy.

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
She's Not There: Neko Case and Nick Cave

Bring Me Rocks: Marvin Pontiac
They Say I’m Doing Just Fine: Michael Kiwanuka
BABYS WEARIN BLUE JEANS: Mac DeMarco

Love Me Tender: James Brown
Come Rain Or Come Shine: James Brown
These Arms of Mine: Drive By Truckers

Ca Plane Pour Moi (Plastic Bertrand cover): Sonic Youth
Clowns and Jugglers: Syd Barrett
She Shook Me Cold: David Bowie
Shapes of Things: Jeff Beck
Hyacinth House: The Doors

Masters of War: Mark Arm
Jailhouse Rock/Don't Be Cruel: Elvis (Vegas 1969)

Trampled Underfoot: Led Zeppelin (03-19-75 Vancouver, BC)
Paint it Black: Deep Purple (08-24-69 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland )

Heroin: Velvet Underground (01-03-66 The Factory, NY, NY)
So What: Miles Davis (10-03-64 Stockholm, Sweden)

Mack the Knife/Alabama Song: The Doors (09-20-68 Sweden)
She Caught the Katy: Taj Mahal (05-23-71, Fillmore East, NY, NY)

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #70: Radio Valencia: New Year Resolutions
January 2, 2012 8:00pm
First show of the new year, and I figure with the end only twelve short months away I've got nothing to lose, so I'm going for broke. Each week I'll playing exactly what I want to hear. Hopefully it's what you want to hear too.

This week some great music from 2011, some odds and ends, and great live stuff from Zappa, Primus, Zeppelin as well as a loving dedication to my fiancee at the top of the second hour.

Enjoy.

Hour one:
It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Griot: Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band

New Years Eve: Tom Waits
I Wanna Be Sedated: Allo, Darlin'
Sprawl II: Arcade Fire

The Plague: Gardenella Dingledart
20 Miles: Con Brio
Rockefeller Druglaw Blues: The Felice Brothers

Window Shopping: Boris
Too Many Rappers: Beastie Boys
Truth: Alexander

Hour two:
The Way Young Lovers Do: Jeff Buckley
In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (04-27-77)

Leave It (A Capella Version): Yes
My Brother Esau: Grateful Dead
Born on the Bayou: Creedence Clearwater Revival (07-04-71 - Closing of the Fillmore West)

Tommy the Cat->Tom Sawyer->Master of Puppets->Tommy the Cat: Primus (02-17-90 Full Moon Saloon, SF, CA)
King Kong: Frank Zappa (11-03-84 Stonybrook, NY)

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #69: Best of 2011, Part 2
December 26, 2011 8:00pm
So much good music in 2011 that I had to do two Best of shows this year.

Easy: Deer Tick
Pobre Mary: Guadalupe Plata
Chinese Weed: FIDLAR

You Were There: The Ettes
Ophelia: Luke Temple
Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant: John McCauley of Deer Tick

Can We Get Together: Hunx and his Punx
Velvet Itch: Bass Drum of Death
Jesus Came to my Birthday Party: The Middle East
County Line: Cass McCombs

Mayday: Pujol
Be your Bro: Those Darlins
Man Who Lives Forever: Lord Huron
You Make the Sun Fry: Ty Segall

Hour two:
Bad as Me: Tom Waits
Benediction: Thurston Moore

Holocene: Bon Iver
Several Shades of Why: J Mascis

Stick Figures in Love: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
I'm So Vain: Sun Raaa
Breaking the Law: The Babies
Oh Woman, John Wesley Coleman III

Filling A Hole: Eric McFadden
Mind Daze: Psychic Ills
Die: Girls

San Pedro: Mogwai

A Season in Hell #68: Best of 2011, Part 1
December 19, 2011 8:00pm
It's the end of the year, so that means it's time for a Best of 2011 show. There was so much good music this year, that I find it difficult to fit it all into one two-hour show. So this show tonight is part one.

Enjoy.

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis

The World (is going up in flames): Charles Bradley
Get Right: Megafaun
How Can You Love Me: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

I Found You: Alabama Shakes
Truth (RZA Remix): Alexander
Nothing is the News: Damien Jurado
Modern Art: Black Lips

Jesus Fever: Kurt Vile
You Take Time: Bleached
Drug: White Denim

Gangsta: Tune Yards
Let the Sun Go Down on Me Here: Coves
For The Last Time: Turf War
He Gets Me High: Dum Dum Girls

Helplessness Blues: Fleet Foxes
Wild Heart: Futurebirds
Me and You: Strange Boys
I Was Denied: Thee Oh Sees

Automatic Jail: Jacuzzi Boys
Tigrawahi Tikma (Bring Us Together): Bombino
Chinatown: Destroyer

Civilian: Wye Oak
Can You Get To That: Stone Darling

Rock Fight 7, Part 2
December 12, 2011 8:00pm
It's on! John Hell and Rotten Ronnie Donovan go toe to toe, head to head, mano a mano for the 7th installment of the bootleg matchup to end all bootleg matchups: ROCK FIGHT 7!!!

What a great show tonight. And once again, I kicked Ron's ass. Seriously Ron, you really can't play crappy audience recordings and actually think you're going to win?

We were blessed with some special guests in the studio tonight. In the 7 o'clock hour Ralph Spight of Victim's Family and Jello Biafra's Guantanamo School of Medicine came by to talk about this Sunday's San Francisco Rock Project benefit at Rickshaw Shop. Zeda, a ten year old bassist, and Cody a fifteen year old guitarist joined him to talk about the show. Check out their website for more info. This is a really excellent cause.

Around 9:30 the greatest guitarist you've never heard of, Eric McFadden came in to talk about his new sauce he's been cooking up. Actually, he was talking about a lot of things, including waffles and an apple pie that one first place at a Thanksgiving dinner. It's always such a pleasure to see Eric and Super D. They're on the road so often that one wonders how they feel when they actually have time to relax.

As for the show, you can download it and listen to it at your leisure.

Here's part two, from 8-10pm:

John Hell's Rock Block 2
Cocaine Blues: George Thorogood 1989
The Man in Black: Johnny Cash 12-08-94
Come Together: Butthole Surfers 10-24-85
Search and Destroy: Dictators 08-17-91

Ramblin' Rose: Gang War 05-31-80
Led Zeppelin Medley: Beat Farmers 12-07-85
Hey Hey What Can I Do: Black Crowes with Jimmy Page 10-19-99
Muswell Hillbilly: The Kinks 11-11-72

Ron Donovan's Rock Block 2
Riding the Storm Out: REO Speedwagon 05-11-78
Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast: Airbourne 07-10-11
You're All I Got Tonight: The Cars 11-22-78
Death By Misadventure: Ted Nugent 06-04-77
Running with the Devil: Van Halen 09-13-79
Purple Haze: Bootsie Collins 07-09-11

I Wanna Be Your Dog: Iggy and the Stooges 09-03-10 JH

Hour four: Big Four
Antisocial: Anthrax 07-03-11 JH
Indian: Anthrax 07-03-11 RD

Interview with Eric McFadden

Hanging Moon: Eric McFadden 06-26-11

Hanger18: Megadeth 07-03-11 JH
Harvester of Sorrow: Metallica 12-05-11 JH

Rock Fight 7, Part 1
December 12, 2011 6:00pm
It's on! John Hell and Rotten Ronnie Donovan go toe to toe, head to head, mano a mano for the 7th installment of the bootleg matchup to end all bootleg matchups: ROCK FIGHT 7!!!

What a great show tonight. And once again, I kicked Ron's ass. Seriously Ron, you really can't play crappy audience recordings and actually think you're going to win?

We were blessed with some special guests in the studio tonight. In the 7 o'clock hour Ralph Spight of Victim's Family and Jello Biafra's Guantanamo School of Medicine came by to talk about this Sunday's San Francisco Rock Project benefit at Rickshaw Shop. Zeda, a ten year old bassist, and Cody a fifteen year old guitarist joined him to talk about the show. Check out their website for more info. This is a really excellent cause.

Around 9:30 the greatest guitarist you've never heard of, Eric McFadden came in to talk about his new sauce he's been cooking up. Actually, he was talking about a lot of things, including waffles and an apple pie that one first place at a Thanksgiving dinner. It's always such a pleasure to see Eric and Super D. They're on the road so often that one wonders how they feel when they actually have time to relax.

As for the show, you can download it and listen to it at your leisure

Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong

Let There Be Rock: AC/DC 12-09-79 JH
Lick it Up: Mindzone 12-17-93 RD
King of the Nighttime World: Kiss 09-03-76 JH
Life in the Fastlane: The Eagles 03-04-80 RD

Ron Donovan Rock Block 1
Voodoo Chile: Stevie Ray Vaughn 12-03-89
Cocaine: Eric Clapton 12-09-77
Reefer Headed Woman: Aerosmith 01-04-83
Get Off My Cloud: Rolling Stones 07-28-66
Everyday I Have the Blues: BB King 12-23-72

John Hell Rock Block 1
Rock the Nation: Montrose 04-21-73
Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy 09-25-80

Interview with Ralph Spight

Rosalita: Bruce Springsteen 08-09-78 JH

Occupy Set
Holiday in Cambodia: Dead Kennedy's 10-15-80 JH
Know Your Enemy: Rage Against the Machine 06-15-95 RD
Guns of Brixton: The Clash 08-17-82 JH
School's Out: Alice Cooper 10-31-11 RD
Free Ride: Edgar Winter 12-17-74 RD

A Season in Hell #66: I'm Too Jaded
December 5, 2011 8:00pm
I love interviewing local bands, and tonight I had in a great singer: Xandra Corpora of Con Brio. She likens the band to Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, but I think they have a really original sound. Check out the two tracks we played on the show.

Also, next week is Rock Fight 7. See below for details. Rotten Ronnie Donovan phoned in to talk smack, but I put him in his place and hung up.

Tonight, some brand spankin' new Mark Lanegan, which will knock your socks off.

It's Hard To Be Humble: Mac Davis
The Gravedigger's Song: Mark Lanegan Band

Interview with Xandra Corpora of Con Brio

Cadillac: Con Brio

Interview with Xandra Corpora of Con Brio

Not At All: Con Brio

Porcelain Doll: The Ferocious Few
Gasoline & Cocaine: The Ferocious Few
Breathless: X
Hell City, Hell: Supersuckers
Bernal Heights: Jhameel

Am I Evil: Metallica
Euthanasia: Melvins

Wedding Day: Cracker (09-15-11)
Victoria: The Kinks (02-18-77)

Interview with Ron Donovan

King of California: Dave Alvin (11-05-11)
Soul Sacrifice: Santana (05-01-71)

Working for a Dead Man: Eric McFadden (04-07-08)
Start Wearing Purple: Gogol Bordello (08-19-06)
Done Got Old: Heartless Bastards (05-04-10)

Search and Destroy: The Stooges (09-03-10)
Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #65: Pamela Parker Visits
November 28, 2011 8:00pm
Pamela Parker of the Pamela Parker Band stopped by tonight to premier a new song. She'll be playing this Friday at the Boom Boom Room in SF. Go check her out. She shreds. She's also going to be joining Eric McFadden at Cafe DuNord on December 10th. It's about time he got back in town. Two great shows that you really must go see.

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Mr. Plow Theme: The Simpson's
I Love the Living You: Roky Erickson
All You Fascists Bound To Lose: Woody Guthrie and Sonny Terry

Hell Broke Luce: Tom Waits
Soul Rebel: Bob Marley & Lee Scratch Perry
Down Home Girl: The Coasters

Fever: Fela Kuti
Filling A Hole: Eric McFadden

Interview with Pamela Parker

Carnival: Pamela Parker Band

Interview with Pamela Parker

Devil Moon: Eric McFadden
Big Sky->Baddest of the Bad: Reverend Horton Heat
The Big Three Killed My Baby: White Stripes
Victim of Changes: Judas Priest

Wild Horses: Old and in the Way (11-04-73)
Real in Real Time: Giant Sand (03-19-94)
Funky Crime: Red Hot Chili Peppers (04-28-89)
Mississippi Queen: Mountain (12-28-71)

Sing Me Back Home: Keith Richards (03-13-77)
Don't Do It: The Band (12-28-71)
Do It Again: Steely Dan (04-30-74)
Plow King: The Simpson's

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #64: I'm Hungry for your Turkey Neck
November 21, 2011 8:00pm
It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis

To Lay Me Down: Cowboy Junkies

A Quick One (While He's Away): The Who
Celebrity Compass: Bongwater
Jesus Was Way Cool: King Missile
Devil's Rodeo: Diamanda Galas with John Paul Jones

Hey Bartender: The Blues Brothers
Mannish Boy: Muddy Waters
Rock Steady: John Lee Hooker

Hour two:
God's Away on Business: Tom Waits
Me and My Friends: Red Hot Chili Peppers (04-28-89)
My Ding a ling: Chuck Berry (06-20-94)

Toussaint L'Overture: Santana (05-02-71)
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys: Traffic (??-1971)
Love Me: Elvis Presley (10-06-74)

Motorbike: Wooden Shjips (11-10-11)
James Bond Covers: Sex Mob (11-10-11)

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #63: 1971: It Was A Very Good Year
November 14, 2011 8:00pm
I've always held a special place in my heart for 1971. I wasn't born in that year. I was born in 1970, but the music from '71 was simply amazing in so many ways. It was that year that we begin to see the emergence of many genres: R&B, Soul, Blues, and Jazz had already been around for a while, but now more genres of Rock n' Roll begin to emerge. This is not your father's Rock n' Roll. Funk, psychedelic, progressive, and ambient genres begin to really showcase themselves at this time. And of course, some truly classic albums (remember albums?) that the classic rock radio stations play too much of, were released that year.

Tonight on A Season in Hell, with John Hell, I play some of my favorite tunes from that great year. Tune in and enjoy. Heck, you can even download the archived show as well, and enjoy it in 2071.

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Muswell Hillbilly: The Kinks

I'm 18: Alice Cooper
Dr. Boogie: Flaming Groovies
Magic Fingers: Frank Zappa
Kandy Korn: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Country Road: Grand Funk Railroad
Yours is no Disgrace: Yes

Grandma's Hands: Bill Withers
Man In Black: Johnny Cash
Nevada Fighter: Michael Nesmith & The First National Band

Tamalpais High: David Crosby
I Don't Want To Be A Soldier: John Lennon
Masters Of The Universe: Hawkwind
Seven Stones: Genesis
The Supermen: David Bowie

Done Somebody Wrong: Allman Brothers Band
Hard to Handle: Grateful Dead (08-06-71)

Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown

A Season in Hell #62: Talkin' Election Night Blues
November 7, 2011 8:00pm
Once again it's election time. I tell ya, in San Francisco the freaks come out on Election Night. Per usual I'll be hosting United Educators of San Francisco's and SFUSD Social Studies teacher Ken Tray on my show. This is perhaps the third year in a row that he has co-hosted the pre-election day show with me. We'll be talking about the ballot initiatives as well as the hotly contested mayors race (when isn't it hotly contested in this town?), sheriff's race and DA's race.

I've got lots of election-themed music as well.

Enjoy.

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
The Politician: Urge Overkill

Interview with Ken Tray - Sheriff/DA races

Southern Politician: Willie Deville

Interview with Ken Tray - Mayor's race

Election Day: The Replacements
Politician: Cream

Interview with Ken Tray - Propositions

Vote for Me: Joe Walsh

Interview with Ken Tray - Propositions

Funky President: James Brown
The Revolution will not be Televised: Gil Scott-Heron

Interview with Ken Tray - Occupy Movement

Don't Worry, if there's a Hell Below, we're all gonna go: Curtis Mayfield

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #61: Night of the Vampire!
October 31, 2011 8:00pm
The ghoul in me just loves a frighteningly good holiday. With a name like Hell how couldn't I? When I was at KFJC I would fill in the Christmas morning shows every year. I would often play Halloween-themed music that morning.

I digress.

Tonight was all-around fun. Thanks for joining me on the Radio Valencia chatterbox, too. I always enjoy chatting with my listeners.

Night of the Living Dead: Misfits
I Was a Teenage Werewolf: The Cramps
Pet Cemetery (Ramones cover): Yo La Tengo

Teenage Lobotomy: The Ramones
Exquisite Corpse: Bauhaus

Bewitched: Beat Happening
The House on the Hill: The Mummies
Halloween: Mudhoney
Monster: Three Day Stubble
The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead: XTC

Night of the Vampire: Roky Erickson
Clothes of the Dead: Bongos, Bass and Bob!

Vampire Blues: Wooden Shjips
My Girlfriend Is A Witch: October Country
Halloween: The Dream Syndicate
Hellfudge: Lard

Viking Demon: Rube Waddell
Werewolves of London: Grateful Dead (05-11-78)
Death Train: Beat Farmers (12-07-85)
Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?: The Misfits (02-28-82)

Careful with that Axe, Eugene: Pink Floyd (04-29-70)

Tom Violence: Sonic Youth (08-17-90)
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #60: Altered Barbie Strikes Again!
October 24, 2011 8:00pm
Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie was in the studio tonight talking about the 9th annual exhibition, which begins this week at 50 Shotwell. I MCd this event a couple of times, and it's so amazing to see what people do with their Barbie dolls once they've grown out of playing with them.

Julie brought the Jenny Kerr band with her to play a few tunes. They'll be playing the opening night reception on Friday night. I really encourage you to take a listen to the podcast of this show, and then head on over there on Friday night. You'll love 'em.

Some new music tonight from Tom Waits and Bonny Prince Billy, and some americana from Dave Alvin, Jimmy Dale Gilmore and more.

Enjoy.

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Indian Summer: The Doors
Raised Right Men: Tom Waits

We Are Unhappy: Bonny Prince Billy

Interview with Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie

It's Up To You (Television Mix): Steinski

Jenny Kerr Band live in studio (They played three amazing tunes)

Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown: Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Waltz Across Texas Tonight: Emmylou Harris
What Am I Worth (Duet With Syd Straw): Dave Alvin
Revolution Blues: Neil Young

Lookin' for a Kiss: NY Dolls
Total Eclipse out of Hell: Enrique
Rise: PIL
I Love You Peggy: Butthole Surfers

A More Perfect Union: Titus Andronicus
Feelin' Alright: Grand Funk Railroad
Concrete Jungle: David 'Fathead' Newman

Everbody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #59: It's Hard to be Humble
October 17, 2011 8:00pm
Sometimes when I don't plan a show it goes bloody awful. Not tonight! This was a fun show to do. The Zappa/GTOs set was a blast, as was the psychedelic set in the second hour.

Enjoy.

It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Family Tradition (live): Hank Williams Jr

Some Velvet Morning: Vanilla Fudge
Buenos Tardes Amigo: Ween
You're being Fucked: George Carlin
Kansas and the BTO's->The Captain's Fat Theresa: GTO's
Ella Guru: Captain Beefheart
The Original GTO's: GTO's
WPLJ: The Mother's of Invention
The Taster: Wild Man Fischer
Footnote: Pearls Before Swine

I Never Talk to Strangers: Tom Waits & Bette Midler
Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba: George Benson

Acquiring Marijuana/General Effects: A Child's Garden of Grass
Bankrobber: The Clash
Lights Out (remix): Wooden Shjips

Fat Old Sun: Pink Floyd (09-30-71)
God of Thunder: The Melvins

Sweetness: Yes

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #58: Rain Will Fall and Jazz Will Play
October 10, 2011 8:00pm
It's raining in SF today, which always makes me long for some long jazzy tracks. Then I remembered: I host a radio show!

Do It: Rollins Band
Lesson One: Stone Cold Boners

Malika: Rufus Harley
Radebe: Johnny Dyani
First there is a Mountain: Joe Jones

What a Man: Linda Lyndell
The Turnaround: Big John Patton
Freaks for the Festival/Cold Sweat/Rip, Rig & Panic: TJ Kirk

Creole Love Call: Roland Kirk
Fodder in Her Wings: Nina Simone

Love Train: Don Cherry
Freedom Now Suite: Max Roach-Abbey Lincoln

Africa: Sun Ra
India: John Coltrane

Song for Che: Charlie Haden & the Liberation Music Orchestra
Darling Nikki: Sex Mob with Medeski

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #57: Hyperextension NEver Felt So Good!
October 3, 2011 8:00pm
What a great birthday weekend! I spent a fabulous evening with my lady and my darling daughter, then off to Chicken John's book release party. That's always a family reunion. Saturday and Sunday found me dancing it up at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park. I love this town. Some great music. Dr. John, Irma Thomas, The Flatlanders, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, The Mother Hips, Hot Buttered Rum, and Dark Star Orchestra, to name abut a few great acts.

In the midst of enjoying the opening Help->Slip->Music from DSO, I jumped in the air just to come down oddly on my left leg and hyperextend my knee. I've done this before, but this time I saw stars. Dang. I kept on dancing though. Thanks to alcohol, I didn't feel a thing. Today is another story.

I almost didn't do my show, but I was too amped to stay away. A great set follows.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band

The World (Is Going Up In Flames): Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band
I Need Your Company: Michael Kiwanuka

Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top cover): Deer Tick
God Bless the Child: Kenny Burrell
Bedroom Eyes: Dum Dum Girls

Lazy Bones: Wooden Shjips
To Ohio: The Low Anthem
Atheist Funeral: Dan Sartain
When it Comes to You: Dead Ghosts
I'm Bored: Big Kids

Summer Nights : Chalk And Numbers
Ophelia: Luke Temple
Eloise: Royal Headache

Hour Two:
Gallows Pole: Robert Plant and Band of Joy (09-30-11)
King Soloman's Marbles: Grateful Dead (09-28-75)

Where the Streets Have No Name: Hot Buttered Rum (04-02-11)
Big Chief: Dr. John (02-08-75)
Pass the Peas: The Meters with the JB Horns (12/1991)
Get on the Goodfoot: James Brown 07-16-78)

Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder (Toronto 1975)
Savor/Jingo: Santana (06-13-70)
54-46 Was My Number: Toots and the Maytals (10-01-75)

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #56: Alice Down the Rwong Wrabbit Whole
September 26, 2011 8:00pm
In support of the local arts I invited Edna and her friend Karen to come down to the show to talk about their new two-woman play "Alice Down the Rwong Wrabbit Whole". I didn't spell that rwong. It's a hilarious send up of the Disney knock off. They did a scene in the studio. It was hilarious. You want to listen to this and then you want to go see the show, running through October 15th at the

Do It: Rollins Band
Emmaline: Urge Overkill

Nice, Nice Very Nice: Ambrosia

Edna and Karen from "Alice Down the Rwong Wrabbit Whole"

Rave Down: Swervedriver
Round and Round: OP8
The Beat Goes On: Giant Sand
Murder on the Red Barn: Tom Waits

Friction: Television
It's Not Unusual > Delilah > What's New Pussycat?: The Pleasure Barons (03-93)
Help Yourself: Tom Jones Live in Vegas
Jambalaya: The Carpenters (11-16-76)

Spanish Key: Miles Davis (04-09-70)
Cryptical-Other One->Cryptical (04-09-70)

A Season in Hell #55: Naked DJ Night
September 19, 2011 8:00pm
It's late September, and the tourists have all gone home, which means It's a very hot night in San Francisco, and our summer has finally arrived.

Therefore, I declare "NAKED RADIO NIGHT" AT RADIO VALENCIA!

I moved recently, and in so doing I located a lot of music I haven't played in quite a while. I pulled a lot of vinyl and a bunch of live music that hasn't made it on the air before.

Enjoy these treats, and for God sake, get naked!

Do It: Rollins Band
Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
War on War: Wilco

Sloop John B.: Three Stoned Men
B Movie Boxcar Blues->Flip Flop and Fly: Blues Brothers (12-31-78)

I Will Not Be Your Fool: David Bromberg (06-19-76)
I'm Waiting for the Man: Lou Reed (12-26-72)

Use Me: Bill Withers (1973)
You Make Me Feel So Young: Frank Sinatra (04-17-73)
Overture->It's A Boy: The Who (11-02-69)

The Way Young Lovers Do: Van Morrison (04-26-70)
Just Like A Woman: Bob Dylan (05-14-66)
Visions Of Johanna: Bob Dylan (05-14-66)
It's All Over Now Baby Blue: Bob Dylan (05-05-66)

Got To Get Better In A Little While: Derek and the Dominos (11-20-70)
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed: Allman Bros (01-20-70)

Low Spark of High Heeled Boys: Traffic (02-21-73)

A Season in Hell #54: Somewhere between here and that other place.
September 12, 2011 8:00pm
Lot's of great new music tonight. The second hour features some sweet sounds from the early 70s.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
Bad As Me: Tom Waits
Gangsta: Tune-Yards

Geeshie: Mekons
A Dream of Roses: Mike Patton
Be Brave: My Brightest Diamond

Teardrops On My Pillow (Live Session Version): Dum Dum Girls
The Last Living Rose (Live Session Version): PJ Harvey
East Harlem: Beirut

Roll Another Number: Neil Young
The Singer (Johnny Cash/Nick Cave Cover): Dirty Beaches
One of these things First: Nick Drake
Cello Song (Nick Drake Cover): The Books (feat Jose Gonzalez)
Tea For The Tillerman: Cat Stevens

The Pusher: Nina Simone
Bridge over troubled waters: Aretha Franklin (06-12-71)
Call on Me: Janis Joplin (1967)

I'll Drown In My Own Tears / When Something Is Wrong With My Baby/I've Been Loving You Too Long / I'll Drown In My Own Tears: MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN Joe Cocker At The Fillmore West (04-26-70)

The Song Remains The Same->The Rain Song: Led Zeppelin (02-28-75)
Rainy Night In Soho: The Pogues (06-15-85)

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #53: SF Mayoral Candidate John Avalos
September 5, 2011 8:00pm
It's election time once again in the city by the bay, which means lots of posturing for the many candidates. It's funny, in this town the Republican party has to endorse the most right-leaning Democrat. Ha! Tonight I have District 11 SF Supervisor, and mayoral candidate John Avalos. John is THE progressive candidate this time around. His background is in education and grass roots work with local non-profits. I didn't hold back. Enjoy the interview.

Do It: Rollins Band
Lonesome Train Whistle: Reverend Horton Heat
Human Fly: The Cramps

Interview with John Avalos

Transmission: Girl in a Coma

Interview with John Avalos

Bossa Cubana: Los Zafiros

Interview with John Avalos

Sicilian Clan: Naked City
Clubfoot Orchestra (02-09-94-KFJC)
Don't Eat The Yellow Snow->Nanook Rubs It->St Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast->Father O'Blivion: Frank Zappa (09-21-78)

China Cat Sunflower -> Jam ->I Know You Rider -> High Time tease: Grateful Dead (01-03-70)
Out On The Tiles: The Black Crowes with Jimmy Page (10-19-99)
Don't Believe the Hype: Public Enemy (06-27-92)

YYZ - John the Fisherman: Primus (05-03-89)
Tom Sawyer: Rush (11-07-91)
Fat Bottom Girls: Queen (03-01-79)

Cross-Eyed Mary: Jethro Tull (07-25-75)

A Season in Hell #52: Just you and I...again.
August 29, 2011 8:00pm
Do It: Rollins Band
2000 Man (The Rolling Stones cover): Kiss
20th Century Man: The Kinks
Jerkin' Krokus (Mott The Hoople cover): The Melvins

Concert Outlook (music bed One Big Yes: The Lounge Lizards)

Low Desert Punk: Brant Bjork
Women Are The New Men: Electric Tickle Machine
You Were There: The Ettes

The Colour Red: The Keys
Slave For My Cave : Shouting Thomas & The Torments
Love The Way You Walk Away: Blitzen Trapper

Immigrant Noise: DJ Z-Trip
State/Meant: Megafaun

Hour Two:
Chevy Beretta: Jonny Corndawg

Back Door Man: Hooker and Heat (04-15-71)
The Spirit of the Drum: Gil Scott-Heron (01-16-78)

In 'N' Out of Grace: Mudhoney (08-29-89)
Love Me: Elvis Presley (10-06-74)
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You: Bob Dylan (12-08-75)

I'm A Man: Chicago Transit Authority (09-13-69)
Sticks and Stones: Joe Cocker and Mad Dogs (04-26-70)

Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes: Betty Davis (07-25-76)
Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #51: Where are you, Eric McFadden?
August 22, 2011 8:00pm
Fun nights often happen when you least expect it. Tonight I was pleased to have singer/guitarist Pamela Parker in the studio, along with sousaphone player Ed Ivey. They're playing a big show with Eric McFadden this Thursday night at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma. See the above flyer for info. There are lots of fine musicians on the bill.

We tried to call Eric McFadden and Robin Coomer...er, I mean Patsy MacDonald of Shake Well. Neither were around, so you'll have to listen to the message I left on their phone. Funny stuff there.

Second hour features some tasty live material. Check it out.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
Happy Boy: Beat Farmers
Caring Is Creepy: The Shins

Peeping Tomboy: Kurt Vile

Interview with Carl Grubbs and Pamela Parker

Carnival: Pamela Parker and the Subterraneans, featuring Eric McFadden

Interview with Carl Grubbs and Pamela Parker

Hangin' Moon: Eric McFadden

Interview with Carl Grubbs and Pamela Parker and Ed Ivey

Rise and Shine: Eric McFadden
Chocolate Jesus: Tom Waits
When My Baby Comes: Grinderman

Window Shopping: Boris

Unemployed Black Astronaut: Busdriver
Jigsaw Puzzle: The Rolling Stones

Superstition: Stevie Ray Vaughan (04-29-90)
54-46 Was My Number: Toots and the Maytals (10-01-75)

Scarlet Begonias->Fire on the Mountain (09-14-78)

Sweat Loaf: Butthole Surfers (05-10-86)
Badge: Cream (05-05-05)

A Season in Hell #50: In the Boondocks
August 15, 2011 8:00pm
I had local band, Boondock Squad in the studio tonight. These young men are making some fresh sounds. Their music has a cause, and reminds me a bit of Rage Against the Machine, but even more relevant. Really! Check 'em out.

Do It: Rollins Band
Heathen Child: Grinderman

Interview with Boondock Squad

Kings: Boondock Squad

Interview with Boondock Squad

Smell the Sunshine: Boondock Squad

Shout outs from the Boondock Squad

When Monkeys Make Music: Boondock Squad
Make It N.Y.: Ghostface Killah
Brooklyn Funk Essentials: The Revolution Was Postponed Because of Rain

Sitting And Thinking: Lord Loves A Working Man
Two Fools: Francine King
Sixty-Minute Man: The Dominoes

The Best Is Yet To Come: Tony Bennett (01-06-06)
Lilin: Electric Masada (06-25-08)

Lovely Butterfly: The Melvins (03-09-04)
The Needle and the Damage Done: Neil Young (02-01-71)
Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More: Mudhoney (08-29-89)
Buck Wylin->Public Enemy No. 1->Don't Believe the Hype: Public Enemy (06-27-92)
Flip Flop and Fly: Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones

Everyday People: Sly and the Family Stone (09-01-69)
Tom Violence: Sonic Youth (08-17-90)
Fishin' Blues: Taj Mahal (05-16-73)
Small Change: Tom Waits (07-26-79)

The False Husband: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan (11-30-08)

A Season in Hell #49: Courtney Rocks RV!
August 8, 2011 8:00pm
Tonight I welcome guest DJ Courtney to the show. Like Jay from a few weeks ago, Courtney put some money down in an auction to raise some dough for AIDS WALK SF. I auctioned off a couple of guest DJ spots, and she got it. It turns out we have a lot of the same friends...from 20 years ago!!!

The first hour belongs to DJ Courtney. I take the blame for the rest. Hour two features a new track from Mark Growden and some live Eric McFadden.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band

Guest DJ Courtney:
Criminal: Fiona Apple
Kundalini Express: Love and Rockets

Gucci Gucci: Kreayshawn
Super-Massive Blackhole: Muse

Friends of Mine: Duran Duran
Love Etc: Pet Shop Boys
Bring on the Dancing Horses: Echo and the Bunnymen

Goodbye Horses: Q Lazarus
Cry me a River: Cliks
Song to the Siren: This Mortal Coil

These Things Take Time: The Smiths

Hour two belongs to me.
Le Peuple En Suisse: Nina Simone

Old Lady from Brewster: Mark Growden and LaTosha Brown
Dum Maro Dum: Asha Bhosle w/R.D. Burman
Little Sadie: Mark Lanegan

Puppet to the Man: Kurt Vile
Had to Cry Today->So What: Eric McFadden Trio (06-26-11)

Concert Outlook

Nubian Sundance: Weather Report (05-04-75)
Obscured by Clouds->When You're In: Pink Floyd (03-14-73)

A Season in Hell #48: Radio Valencia: Noise and Education
August 1, 2011 8:00pm
I was walking a friend down Clarion Alley a few weeks ago, when I came across this guy playing “music” on a guitar, plugged into a cassette deck, and running through a small amp. I threw him a Radio Valencia sticker and told him to hit me up. His name is J. Lee and he’s in the studio with me tonight. Wow! I love this town. You can check out his stuff here:

http://captjrab.wordpress.com/
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rabble-radio-one
http://www.youtube.com/user/captjrab?feature=mhsn
http://jasonalexlee.podomatic.com/
http://soundcloud.com/the-rabbles
http://soundcloud.com/j-lee-1

The friend I was walking down the alley happens to be with the National Academy Foundation (NAF), who were in town two weeks ago for their annual education summit, which brings in about 1400 educators from around the nation. I’m a teacher, and I used to teach in a NAF academy. I believe strongly in the need for education reform. I walk the walk. During the conference I had the pleasure of sitting down with some NAF alumni as well as some current 12 graders to discuss how NAF has benefited them. I’ll be playing the interview tonight. If you’re interested in the future of education in America, I suggest you tune in.
Do It: Rollins Band
Black Betty: The Melvins

National Academy Foundation
--Music Bed: The Dreamers, by John Zorn

Lazy Bones: Wooden Shjips

J.Lee performing live on A Season in Hell

Rocked by Rape: Evolution Control Committee
Over the Edge (12/31/89): Negativeland
Remixed George W. Bush at Ft. Bragg 06-28-05
Cyrano->Mr. Tambourine Man: William Shatner
Schoolkids vs. Disco Illuminati
2 Drunk 2 Fuck: Avenue D
Star Spangled Banner: Kronos Quartet
Pepsi Jingle: T-Rex

Pirate Radio Killed the Video Star: Mongoloid

Champagne Tastes, Beer Pockets: Lord Loves A Working Man
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #47: Radio Valencia: Guest DJ Time!
July 25, 2011 8:00pm
A few weeks ago I MC'd a fundraiser for Mici Monster, at the Dovre Club on Valencia. She was raising money for AIDS Walk SF. What a great night. We had lots of acts, and a silent auction. I thought it would be fun to auction off a couple of one-hour guest DJ slots on my show.

Tonight the first of two guest DJs. Jay B will be stepping in during the 8pm hour to play whatever the hell he wants as long as I don't crap all over it.

I'm sure it'll be good. Tune in.

The second hour I'll be playing the interviews I did during last Thursdays Walk Out To Rock Out, brought to you by Live Evil. Listen in to last weeks show for an interview with lead singer Live, of Live Evil, or check out his website for what you missed. What a blast!

Hour one:

Do It: Rollins Band

Guest DJ: Jay Broemmel

Give me a Red Hot Mama and an Ice Cold Beer: Smiley Maxedon
Old Joe Clark: Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant
Gin & Juice: The Gourds

America's Favorite Pastime: Todd Snider (Tribute to the Doc Ellis No No)
Hula Girl: Sweet Hollywaiians
Crime Wave: Planet Seven
Tequila: Wes Montgomery

Hip Hug Her: Booker T. & the MG's
Cut the Cake: Average White Band
Sing a Simple Song: The Meters
Fight Against Drug Abuse: James Brown

Randy Savage: Mike Diva
I Want a Cookie: The Evolution Control Committee
C is for Cookie: Cookie Mongoloid
Ace of Spades: Motorhead

Black Betty: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Powderfinger (Neil Young Cover): The Beat Farmers
Walk Out to Rock Out Live
Fuck: Live Evil
Down Home Girl: Alvin Robinson

Toot An Toot An Toot: Curtis Mayfield
Roll Over Beethoven > Whole Lotta Shakin' > Johnny B. Goode: FILLMORE WEST FINAL NIGHT JAMS (07-04-71)

Variations on Honeysuckle Rose and Body and Soul: Charlie Parker (05-1940)
??: McCoy Tyner (11-17-93)
Love Minus Zero/No Limit: Bob Dylan (06-26-65)

Deep Elem Blues: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir (03-02-83)

A Season in Hell #46: Radio Valencia: Walk Out to Rock Out!
July 18, 2011 8:00pm
Laurent Martini from Live Evil is on the air tonight talking about this Thursdays third annual "Walk Out to Rock Out". Also on the show tonight, Stoo Odom of Graves Brothers Deluxe.

Do It: The Rollins Band
Led Zeppelin: Beat Farmers
Devil Tattoo: Live Evil

Interview with Laurent Martini

Got What it Takes: Lord Loves a Working Man
Lost in My World: Dug Dug's
Freak Out Music: R. D. Burman
All Men Must be Brothers of Ludwig: Staff Carpenborg and the Electric Corona

You Make the Sun Fry: Ty Segall
Hotter Than Hell Promo: Kiss
She Shook Me Cold: David Bowie
The Pusher: Nina Simone
I Don't Want to be a Soldier, Mama: John Lennon

Splinters: Graves Brothers Deluxe
Cave Song: Chris Stroffolino

Interview with Stoo Odom

Suck Candy: Human Toys
Hey Pretty Girl: The Booty Chesterfield Trio

"Interview" with Poupee

Scary Girls: Human Toys

Interview with Stoo Odom

Gentle as it may Seem: Iron Butterfly (11-09-67)
Country Roads: Toots and the Maytals (10-01-75)

Back Door Man: Hooker and Heat (04-15-71)
California Man: The Dictators (08-17-91)

A Season in Hell #45: Radio Valencia: Space is the Place
July 11, 2011 8:00pm
In honor of the final Space Shuttle launch last week, I'm premiering the song by local musician Ron Rivas, called "Space Shuttle". It's got a early 70's Neil Young feel to it. I like it a lot. I hope you do too. I do a bit of a space theme. Enjoy the Raymond Scott piece. It's from a 1950 kids LP. And then of course there's The Kinks. Because, well, you know, it's The Kinks.

Lots of new music tonight as well. Some India Psychedelic, and new hip-hop from Ghostface Killah, and the Beastie Boys.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band
In the Year 2525: Zager and Evans

Space Shuttle: Ron Rivas
By Rocket to the Moon: Raymond Scott
Supersonic Rocket Ship: The Kinks

Dem Back: Ghostface Killah
Too Many Rappers (not enough MC's): Beastie Boys
Earth People: Dr. Octagon

Dance Music from Hare Rama Hare Krishna: R.D. Burman
Su Derenin Sulari: Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi
Horas Tristas: Mueran Humanos

Concert Outlook

God of Thunder: Melvins
Pandoras: Run Down My Love Battery (06-10-89)
Honky Tonk Woman: Rolling Stones (10-17-73)

Raju: John McLaughlin (07-09-11)
Like A Hurricane: Neil Young (11-15-76)

Use Me: Bill Withers (BBC 1973)

Running Away -> Crazy Baldhead: Bob Marley (04-27-79)

A Season in Hell #44: Radio Valencia: In Chinese the #4 = DEATH
June 27, 2011 8:00pm
A couple of Sundays ago I had the extreme pleasure of attending Songwriters Unplugged over at Yoshi's SF. Songwriters Unplugged is a weekly show, that features a set from three local singer/songwriters. It's a great way for a great venue to support local talent. Radio Valencia then plays the recorded performance on the following Saturday, 4-6pm. Tune in, you'll be glad you did.

Tonight on A Season in Hell, guitarist Jason Cole of Utah Girl came by. I got to see him and his partner Amy MacClain at the Yoshi's show and was thoroughly impressed.

They have a six song EP CD out right now. They're completing their first full length, but need your help. Head on over to Kickstarter to donate to the production-cost-cause.

I play three Utah Girl songs tonight. Check out "Percents".

Enjoy the show.

Do It: Rollins Band
Back to Love: Utah Girl

Interview with Jason Cole of Utah Girl

Percents: Utah Girl

Interview with Jason Cole of Utah Girl

Every Little Thing: Utah Girl

I Heard it on the X: ZZ Top
Running with a Fork in my Mouth: The New Duncan Imperials
Josef of Nazareth Blues: Titus Andronicus
Chartreuse: Ken Nordine
Bottle Up & Go: The Monkeywrench

Don't Want No Foo Foo Haircut On My Head: Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper
Hope: Boris

Streets of Bakersfield: Buck Owens (01-15-89)
Life During Wartime: Talking Heads (08-23-80)

Careful with the Axe, Eugene: Pink Floyd (04-29-70)
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Dark Star: Acid Mother's Temple (03-14-08)
I Say A Little Prayer for You: Aretha Franklin (06-12-71)

A Season in Hell #43: Radio Valencia: YOUR Community Resource
June 20, 2011 8:00pm
I co-created Radio Valencia to support local people doing great things for the community. Tonight on the show I interviewed two people who are indeed doing something great, relevant, and desperately needed in our great city by the bay. Shawn O'Shey and Olivia Heart joined me tonight to talk about the Castro Country Club. The CCC is a clean & sober gathering place for all people and a home for the queer recovery community.

They endeavor to be a space where all can seek wisdom, serenity, courage and joy.

Since April 1983, the Castro Country Club has been a safe haven for LGBT people in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Now, the building that has been home to the Castro Country Club for nearly three decades is being sold.

GO TO THIS SHOW!

Writing Man Productions and The Castro Country Club are co-producing the June, 2011 Laybelline show, Queens Are Made: They Are Not Born! At The Dark Room Theater on Thursday, June 23. The show is going to be a benefit for the CCC’s Keep the Steps in the Castro campaign.

This promises to be a drag show of EPIC PROPORTIONS!!!

Buy your tickets http://www.darkroomsf.com

To contact Shawn write to him at producer@writingmanproductions.com
Visit the CCC website here: http://www.castrocountryclub.org


Now, on to my show.

Enjoy.

Hour one:
Do It: Rollins Band
In Silver Rain With a Paper Key: Thurston Moore

Shawn O'Shea and Olivia Heart

Rose's Turn: Tyne Daly

Shawn O'Shea and Olivia Heart

Sun Medallion: Al Lover
Neon Kids: Cosmonauts
Theme From An Imaginary Western: D.C. 3

For Yasgur's Farm: Mountain
Bing Bong: Three Day Stubble
Zombie: Fela Kuti

Hour Two:
Rosalita: Bruce Springsteen (08-09-78) RIP Big Man.

Dupree's Diamond Blues: Grateful Dead (02-27-69)
Mountains of the Moon: Grateful Dead (02-27-69)
My Favorite Things: John Coltrane (07-01-61)

Spanish Key: Miles Davis (04-12-70)
Led Zeppelin: Beat Farmers (12-07-85)

A Season in Hell #42: Rock Fight #6, Part 2
June 13, 2011 8:00pm
Here's part 2 of the great Rock Fight #6, between myself John Hell, and Rotten Ronnie Donovan. To hear part one of this great four hour special go to my podcast page.

Enjoy.

jh

Hour three:
Sick Again: Led Zeppelin (06-23-77) RD
Whole Lotta Love: Led Zeppelin (03-17-75) JH

Rock Block #3 RD
Voodoo Child: Jimi Hendrix (10-12-68)
Super Freak: Rick James (11-27-82)
Outta Space: Rolling Stones (Billy Preston solo) (06-09-76)
Jumping Jack Flash: Rolling Stones (06-09-76)
Voyager: Gamma (11-23-80)

Rock Block #4 JH
54-46 Was My Number: Toots and the Maytals (04-22-78)
Running Away->Crazy Baldheads: Bob Marley (04-27-79)
Vicious: Lou Reed (12-26-72)
Harold of the Rocks: Primus (11-21-90)

Shake It: Limbomaniacs (01-02-10) RD
Lizzy: The Melvins (05-16-11) JH

Ralphael Hollins of Hood$k8$ Board Company
Ralphael took the pics you see at the top.

Poppy: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush (01-26-83) RD

40,000 Headmen: Traffic (02-01-72) JH

A Season in Hell #42: Rock Fight #6, Part 1
June 13, 2011 6:00pm
Once again it's the night that I show little Rotten Ronnie Donovan of Firehouse Kustom Posters who the real Rock Star is. Me!

Rock Fight 6 runs twice a year: December and June. For four hours Ron and I bombast each other with glorious live bootleg material, both of are avid collectors of. We're a bit obsessed.

I've destroyed Ron the last five times. The show starts at 6, and at the moment it's 5:55 and he's not even here yet. He's been late before; up to an hour, once. It's a sure bet that Ron won't be in his groove until the third hour. Unless of course, if he's drunk, which is what happened in Rock Fight 5. You can hear Rock Fight 5 by going here. Listen to the second half of the show the get an idea of what I mean.

Ok, he showed up at 6:04. Let's get it on!

The plan for tonight is for each of us to play a live cut, one after the other. We try to one-up the other. We're also going to do "Rock Blocks", which will consist of each co-host to do a 20 minute block of music of his choice. We do two blocks each.

To know who played what, note the JH (John Hell) or RD (Ron Donovan) at the end of each track. Also, not only are the tracks and artists listed, but the date of each performance. If you would like more info on the shows we played, please visit http://db.etree.org.

Update: Ron did not get drunk tonight. I have to admit, he may have actually tied me tonight. I'm 5-0-1 after 6 Rock Fights.

Hour one:
Rock Fight: Cheech & Chong
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers: ZZ Top (04-19-80) JH
Feeling Alright: Joe Cocker and the Grease Band (10-19-69) JH

Stuck in the Middle with You: Gerry Rafferty (02-12-93) RD
War Pigs: Black Sabbath (Ozzy and RJD mash-up) RD
Snowblind: Black Sabbath (06-19-78) JH

A little Bit of Sympathy: Robin Trower (08-06-73) JH
Driving Wheel: Foghat (07-18-80) RD
Stay with Me: The Faces (04-05-73) JH
Cat Scratch Fever: Ted Nugent (01-11-77)

Hour two: Rock Block #1 JH
Say it Loud: James Brown (08-26-68)
Dance to the Music: Sly and the Family Stone (10-09-70)
River Deep, Mountain High: Ike and Tina Turner (01-19-75)
Pusherman: Curtis Mayfield (06-06-72)

Rock block #2 RD
Dance Music Sex Romance: Prince (05-13-11)
Erotic City: Prince (06-07-84)
Little Red Corvette: Prince (05-05-11)
Interactive: Prince (05-04-94)

King of the Nighttime World: Kiss (09-03-76) JH
Running with the Devil: Van Halen (06-01-78) RD
Thin Lizzy: Jailbreak (09-25-80)

A Season in Hell #40: Surfs Up!
May 30, 2011 8:00pm
Summer is almost here, so it's time to get wet. I'm thinking surf/luau music to start off the night. Get your tiki fired up, and wax that board.

Also a fond farewell to Gil Scott-Heron, with a live cut from 78. A great live hour, with some gems from the Grateful Dead, a deep album cut from the Stones, and ended it with a very rare live gem from Pink Floyd from 1970.

Enjoy.

Hour One:
Paradise Hawaiian Style: Elvis Presley
Riders In The Sky: Dick Dale
Surf War: The Centurians
Exotica: Dave Myers & The Surftones
Surf and Destroy: The Immortals

My Black Bag: The Mermen
Hydrogen Highway: Voodoo Court
Bone Cruncher: The Eliminators "Woodies On The Wharf"

Concert Outlook
Hava Nagila: Chachi, Boba Fett, and the Wookiee
Miserlou: Slacktone
(Ghost) Riders In The Sky: The Cadillac Angels

Crawdad Song: Harry Belefonte
Stop Draggin; Me Down: Mono Men
Bullet->I'm Mad: Reverend Horton Heat

Bonzai Pipeline: The Boardwalkers
Welfare City: Eugene McDaniels

Hour Two:
We Almost Lost Detroit: Gil Scott-Heron (01-16-78 RIP)
I Need A Miracle->Shakedown Street: Grateful Dead (01-15-79)

Stray Cat Blues: Rolling Stones (03-13-71) - Request***
Armageddon Time: The Clash (08-17-82)
USA: The Pogues (06-15-89)

Careful with that Axe, Eugene: Pink Floyd (04-29-70)

A Season in Hell #39: Bob Dylan Blues
May 23, 2011 8:00pm
Happy 70th Birthday Bob Dylan. Tonight I play an hour+ of Live and alternative tracks from Bob Dylan. Also a few fine folks covering the master. I end the show with four live tracks from The Melvins, last week at Great American Music Hall.

Enjoy.

San Francisco Bay: Bob Dylan
Death Of Emmett Till: Bob Dylan (03-11-62 Cynthia Gooding Radio Show)

Talkin' New York->Bob Talks: Bob Dylan (03-28-63 Bob Fass Radio Show)
Gates of Eden: Bob Dylan (05-07-65)
It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding: Bob Dylan (05-07-65)

Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues: Bob Dylan (07-05-65)
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry->Crowd->Baby Blue: Bob Dylan (07-25-65)

Don't Ya Tell Henry: Bob Dylan (Complete Basement Tapes)
You Ain't Goin Nowhere: Bob Dylan (Complete Basement Tapes)
I Shall Be Released: Bob Dylan (Complete Basement Tapes)

Idiot Wind: Bob Dylan (Blood on the Tracks - New York Recording 1974)
I'm Not There: Sonic Youth
Tombstone Blues: Richie Havens

Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power): Willie Nelson & Calexico
Pressing On: John Doe

Lizzy: Melvins (05-16-11)
Revolve: Melvins (05-17-11)
It Shoved: Melvins (05-17-11)
Anaconda: Melvins (05-17-11)

A Season in Hell #38: I'm Your Man
May 16, 2011 8:00pm
The Melvins are in town, and I'm going to the Tuesday show, where they'll be playing all of Stoner Witch and Bullhead. I'll be in heaven even though my name is Hell. I planned a mini-Melvins set tonight. Check it out. Also, the new Beastie Boys is out. I threw that on for good measure.

Here's a link to the show.

Update: I went to the Tuesday night Melvins show at the Great American Music Hall. They opened with Bullhead. Boris was beyond glorious. After a 20+ minute break they returned with a blistering performance of Stoner Witch. If you BitTorrent then I encourage you to DL the Bullhead performance. This is an amazing audience recording, that could be a soundboard.

Enjoy.

Roustabout: Elvis Presley

Rocket Reducer #62: The Melvins
Revolve: The Melvins

Boris: The Melvins
Hama: Boris

Too Many Rappers: Beastie Boys
Loran's Dance: Idris Muhammad

Time Axe Bag Dad: Clubfoot Orchestra

Hour Two: All live Bootlegs
Wooden Ships: Jefferson Airplane (05-07-70)
Sweat Loaf: Butthole Surfers (04-30-86)
Mississippi Goddamn: Nina Simone (live)
Don't Believe the Hype: Public Enemy (06-27-92)

Rainy Night in Soho: the Pogues (06-15-89)
Guns of Brixton: The Clash (08-17-82)

Running Away->Crazy Baldhead: Bob Marley (04-27-79)

Orange Blossom Special: Johnny Cash (10-02-76)
It was a Bad Scene: Link Wray (09-74-KSAN)
Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy (09-25-80)

Muswell Hillbilly: The Kinks (11-11-72)

A Season in Hell #37: Yo Snarky!
May 9, 2011 8:00pm
CTP is my guest.

Roustabout: Elvis Presley

White Punks on Dope: The Melvins

That's Life: Frank Sinatra
You Can't Get Away From Me: Reverend Horton Heat
Goodnight Irene: Gene Autry
Semi-Crazy: Junior Brown

Graveyard Shift: Uncle Tupelo
Reptile: Mono Men
Hell City, Hell: The Supersuckers
Daddy Frank, the Guitar Man: Merle Haggard

No End in Sight: Mudhoney
Motor City is Burning: MC5
Work Song: Nina Simone
Rose And The Thorn: 13th Floor Elevators
I've Got You Babe: The Dictators

Interview with CTP

For Goodness Sakes, Just Look at Those Cakes: James Brown

Interview with CTP

Darkest Light: Lafyette Afro-Rock Band

Interview with CTP

Show 'em Whatcha Got: Public Enemy
By The Time I Get To Arizona (Whipped Cream Mix): The Evolution Control Committee

A Season in Hell #36: It's Getting Dark in Here, or RIOT for America!
May 2, 2011 8:00pm
If you’re like me, and I know you are, then you love a fine night of stage performance in an intimate setting. Luckily for you San Francisco offers many fine places to indulge in this fetish. You naughty radio listener, you. Anyway, the Mission District has without a doubt, the BEST place to see a stage play, or a bad movie: The Dark Room Theater. Located at 2263 Mission St., between 18th and 19th streets. The Dark Room has been around since 2005, hosting adapted stage performances of classic films such as: The Shining, Caddyshack, Life of Brian, Star Wars, the Ten Commandments (I was the voice of God), many Twilight Zone episodes, original plays like Emperor Norton and Zippy the Pinhead, as well as Sunday nights Bad Movie Night, which features a movie and commentary from three “talented” hosts with mics, but also encourages audience participation. Think MST3K, but way better. They host many sketch comedy groups, as well as stand up comedy too. I love this place. We are so lucky to have The Dark Room in SF.

From their website:

The Dark Room is your one-stop shop for comedy, theater, events, entertainment, rehearsal space and recording studio facilities (both pre- and post-production).

The proprietor of The Dark Room, Jim Fourniadis, will be on my show Monday night, 8-10pm, talking about The Dark Room Theater, as well as his days in the east coast punk band Rats of Unusual Size, where he was the front man and lead guitarist. We’ll play lots of music and talk about lots of great SF underground entertainment history, as well as too many in-jokes you won’t understand. We hope you laugh anyway.

Enjoy it here.

Hour one:

Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon: Urge Overkill
I Wanna Be Your Dog: Iggy Pop

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater

Rock and Roll Nursing Home: Iron Prostate
Ford's Theater Wipeout: Cab City Combo
SOS: Rats of Unusual Size
Muswell Hillbilly: The Kinks

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater
Jim sings: Elvis was a Caveman

Hour Two:
Radar Love: Rats of Unusual Size
Blah, Blah, Blah: Lenny Bruce
T for Texas: Toshio Horano

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater

Coffee Man: Rats of Unusual Size
More Than a Man: Steffanos X

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater

In Heaven There Is No Beer: Polkacide
Twitch: Rats of Unusual Size
Razzles: Rats of Unusual Size

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater

Argh: Rats of Unusual Size

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater

I Ain't Nothing: CC Ramone and Jim Fourniadis

A Season in Hell #35: There's An Evolution Goin' On!
April 25, 2011 8:00pm
Trademark G and Miss Frilly Pants of Evolution Control Committee, as well as Radio Valencia's "The Sound of Plaid", were my very special guests on tonight's show. We took the full two hours to track their history of mash-ups, as well as feature tracks from their latest release "All Rights Reserved". If you haven't heard the ECC, you're really missing out. Tune in to the podcast (I'll post it when it's available) to hear the mash-up greatness.

On tonight's show the question is answered: what's the difference between a remix and a mash-up? Tune in.


Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Two Fools: Francine King
Roboto in the Stream: Enrique

Interview with ECC

Listener License Agreement: ECC
What Would You Say If I Sang Autotune: ECC

Interview with ECC

PWN Monkey: ECC
Stairway to Britney: ECC

Interview with ECC

I Want a Cookie: ECC
The Symbol: Unknown
Jesus Carp: Chromelodeon (Live on KXLU)

Interview with ECC

2000 Flushes: Wayne Butane
Don't Let The Devil Blow Your Mind: ECC

Interview with ECC

Now Ahh Lissen
Convoy Box: DJ Pantshead & The ECC
I Ain't Gonna Pee Pee My Bed Tonight: The Kelly Family

Interview with ECC

Fock It: ECC

Interview with ECC

Hillbilly Beatboxing: ECC

Interview with ECC

By The Time I Get To Arizona (Whipped Cream Mix): ECC
Nasty Part 2: DJ Pantshead

Interview with ECC

A Season in Hell #34: Shakin' All Over
April 18, 2011 8:00pm
We had a 3.2 earthquake in the Bay Area today. I heard it coming before I felt it. Crazy. I was on the 32nd floor of Embarcadero 1 when the 1989 earthquake hit. We were waving to the Bank of America building, and it was waving back. I worked at KRQR (The Rocker) then. It became Alice 97.3FM. Both station pretty much sucked. My quake story is a humorous on though. Perhaps I'll share it sometime. Not tonight though.

Tonight we ROCK!

Hour One:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
The Cactus: 3rd Bass
Peace One: John McLaughlin

Concert Outlook

Eight Miles High: Husker Du
Solitude Is Bliss: Tame Impala
Come on Over, Turn Me On: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
Dear Fly, Love Spider: The Low Lows

Hot Summer Day: It's a Beautiful Day
The Runaway: Danny O'Keefe
Time Has Told Me: Nick Drake

Hour Two:
Tommy Gun: The Clash
Why Can't This Be Love: Gigolo Aunts

The House on the Hill: The Mummies
I Want Candy: Thee Headcoatees
White Punks on Dope: The Tubes
The Terror of Tiny Town: Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine

Fight the Power: Public Enemy
Cadillac: Bo Diddley
Cosmik Debris: Frank Zappa
Why (The King of Love is Dead): Nina Simone

Mountains of the Moon: Grateful Dead (12-20-68)
Long May You Run: CSNY (Live 1974)

A Season in Hell #33: International Louie Louie Day
April 11, 2011 8:00pm
So it's International Louie Louie Day. I thought I would pull some of the oddest versions you have never heard. In 1983 KFJC played many, many hours of Louie Louie. There's a book about it somewhere. Richard Berry was born on this date, hence it being International Louie Louie Day. Big thanks to Eric Predoehl for his dedication. You're obsessed, man!

Special guest Ruce and Dan from Heroes of the New Media were on talking about their upcoming Japanese benefit this Wednesday at Kimo's on Polk St.

Enjoy the podcast here.

The Story Of Louie Louie: Harvey Robert Kubernik
Summer, Sex, and Louie: Jane Bond & The Undercovermen
Alu Aluai: Hermonos Carrion
Si C'Etat Elle: Les Players

Pinball Louie: The Guttersluts
Shrimp Louie: Shrimp Cocktail (Vince Guiraldi)
Psychotic Louie Louie: 39 Clocks (Clock DVA)

Ruce and Dan talking about the Japan Benefit

Acetone: Mudhoney
Clap Hands: Eric McFadden
Under Noon of Night: The Holy Kiss

Hour two:
Car Thief: Beastie Boys
Listening to Music While Stoned: A Children's Garden of Grass
Fandango: Loop!Station
Statement: Boris

Five Feet High and Rising: Johnny Cash
Lilac Wine: Nina Simone
One Mint Julip: Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Muleskinner: Harry Belefonte

Tunic: Sonic Youth
Eminence Front: The Who
Jersey Girl: Tom Waits

Lord Knows Best: Dirty Beaches

A Season in Hell #31: History Shows Again and Again...
March 21, 2011 8:00pm
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Godzilla: Blue Oyster Cult

Kevin Pina on the phone speaking about Haiti

High Heel Sneakers: Pinetop Perkins
Crawlin' Kingsnake (Alternate Take): Muddy Waters
I'm A King Bee: Slim Harpo

The Race Is On: George Jones
Waitin' In Your Welfare Line: Buck Owens
Dumb Blonde: Dolly Parton
You Win Again: Jerry Lee Lewis

Concert Outlook

White Line Fever: Merle Haggard
Sin City: The Flying Burrito Brothers
Not Enough: J Mascis

Hour Two
Tomorrow is Forever: Grateful Dead (09-26-72)
Call Any Vegetable: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (11-13-70)
Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?: The Misfits (02-28-82)
Ramblin' Rose: Gang War (05-31-80)

My Favorite Things: John Coltrane (07-01-61)
Memphis, Egypt: The Mekons (07-23-10)

Pass the Peas: The Meters with the JB Horns (12-91)
Rainy Night In Soho: The Pogues (06-15-89)

A Season in Hell #30: Now with More P'Zazz
March 14, 2011 8:00pm
Lot's of great new music in the first hour, and amazing Afro-funk, LA funk and obscure soulful jazz in the second hour.

Enjoy.

Listen here.

Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Mystery Date: New Duncan Imperials

He Gets Me High: Dum Dum Girls
Is It Done: J Mascis
Through The Fog & The Haze: Sonny & The Sandwitches

Corner Of My Room: Turner Cody
Drug: White Denim
Electricity Turns Them On: Wires Under Tension
Mountaintop: The Holydrug Couple
Pobre Mary: Guadalupe Plata

Evill War: Shark Move
The Future: Tweak Bird

Roasted or Fried: St Vincent's Latinaires Supersound Orchestra

Hour two:
Theme De Yoyo: Art Ensemble of Chicago

Allah Wakbarr: Ofo & The Black Company
Orere Elegjigbo: The Lijadu Sisters

Je'Nwi Temi (Don't Gag Me): Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa 70
Get Up And Do It: Marie Adams
The Pharaohs Love Y'all: The Pharaohs

Higher Ground: Rudolph Johnson

Speak On It: The Politicians

A Season in Hell #29: Now with More Winning!
March 7, 2011 8:00pm
A fun show tonight. I been listening to a lot of new music. I love reading the Aquarius Records reviews. Much of the music tonight is either from those reviews, or music inspired by those reviews.

No in-studio guest tonight, but investigative journalist Kevin Pina phoned in to give us an update on Haiti.

Now for some music.

Roustabout: Elvis Presley
The Singer (Johnny Cash/Nick Cave Cover): Dirty Beaches

Deliah's Gone: Johnny Cash

Interview with Kevin Pina

Mercy Seat: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Dirt: The Stooges

Concert Outlook

Playboy Bunnies: L∆' SHMOOVE
Longlights: Blank Dogs
Styled by Dr. Roberts: Frog Eyes

1312 Behold A Marvel In The Darkness: Deerhoof
Now, ah Lissen
Meat: Idiot Flesh
Mamno3 Mn El Ta3'eer: Ahmed Rock ( Revolution Records )

Shadow of the Boogie: Asiko Rock Group
Fantastic Man: William Onyeabor
Billy Fish: The Melvins

Jeremy's Storm: Tame Impala
Sour Cherry: Azalia Snail

Get High Babe: John Wesley Coleman III
One Day: Kings Go Forth

A Season in Hell #28: Ragi da Lawyer Returns
February 28, 2011 8:00pm
Ragi da Lawyer stops by once again, for his free legal advice on the air clinic. Check it out.

Here's the link to hear the show. You'll get to hear Ragi and I ramble on and on. At times it's quite funny.

Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Telephone Girl: Assagai
Try to Sleep: Low

Punch the Limo: Hiro Noodles

Ragi da Lawyer taking your calls.

My Life with Rickets: Mark Arm
Snowblind: Black Sabbath

Hour Two:
Good Morning School Girl: Muddy Waters

Checkers vs. Chess: Dress up like a hooker, I’ll be Charlie Sheen
Memphis Soul Stew: Funkgus

I'm Sad, Sad, Sad at Happy Donuts: Dieselhed
Black Belt Jones: Congress Six
The Big Boss: Charlie

A Season in Hell #27: Noise Pop Special
February 21, 2011 8:00pm
Noise Pop 2011 is happening in San Francisco this week, so I thought I'd do a special featuring many of the bands. I'll talk about the venues and the extra-curricular activities offered at this year's event.

Roustabout: Elvis Presley
You Can Have It All: Yo La Tengo

Kites: Geographer
Finale: Funeral Party

Car Crash: Telekinesis
Heart to Tell: The Love Language
Alright (Sha-La-La): Burnt Ones

Ghosts of Syllables: Admiral Radley
Distant Life: Film School
Come On: Melted Toys

Passenger Train: The Stone Foxes
Gasoline & Cocaine: The Ferocious Few
Bone Dry: A B & The Sea

Born Stoked: Wet Illustrated
Days Are Long: Jake Mann & the Upper Hand
Sleep Talk: Shannon and The Clams

Symmetry of Empty Space: Silje Nes
Sugar: Young Prisms
None Shall Pass: Aesop Rock

Skanky Panky: Kid Koala
Take The L-Train: Battlehooch
Live It Up: Nobunny

When I'm With You: Best Coast
Horse Shoes: Wavves

Head of Steam: The Fresh & Onlys

A Season in Hell #26: Mark Growden
February 14, 2011 8:00pm
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and all around hunka-hunka sexy man, Mark Growden is in the studio tonight, plugging the CD release party for his latest effort "Lose Me In The Sand".

Mark's a friend, and a compatriot, so the stories are very lose and relaxed. I always look forward to having touring musicians on to tell their road stories. Tune in and enjoy.


Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Into The Sun: Lord Huron
Get High Babe: John Wesley Coleman III

Some Adventist preacher talking really low.
Bana Witt talking porn

Bottom of the World: Tom Waits
Wafer o' Darkness: Three Day Stubble

I'll Take Care of You: Mark Lanegan
Sixty-Minute Man: Dominoes, The
I Was Denied: Thee Oh Sees
You Ain't Never Been Loved: Mark Growden

Interview with Mark Growden

Lovin' Emma: Mark Growden with Tim O'Conner
Takin; My Time: Mark Growden

Interview with Mark Growden

Star Spangled Benz/Molly Rose Waltz: Mark Growden
Settle in a Little While: Mark Growden
Bones: Mark Growden

Interview with Mark Growden

Stealing the Ocean: Mark Growden

Jesus Didn't Die For Me: Rube Waddell

A Season in Hell #25: Dreaming of You.
February 7, 2011 8:00pm
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
I love Cars and Girls: The Dictators
Dreaming: The Cherubs

Jeremy's Storm: Tame Impala
Forest Ocean Sound: Landing
No Time for Dreaming: Charles Bradley

Interview with Susanne Tabata director of Bloodied But Unbowed, and Randy Rampage of DOA

The Prisoner: DOA
Tommy in Seven Minutes: Rats of Unusual Size and Friends

Fishing: PIL
Earth People: Dr. Octagon
Am I Black Enough For Ya: Schoolly D.

I Call My Baby Pussycat: Parliament
Do I Look Like A Slut?: Avenue D

Ca Plane Pour Moi (cover): Thee Headcoatees
Dr. Wu: Minutemen
sweet child o'mine/all out of love: Guns and Roses/Air Supply

Frankie and Albert: Taj Mahal
Down Home Girl: The Coasters

What a Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

A Season in Hell #24: Just You and I
January 31, 2011 8:00pm
It's been a while since I've been alone with you. I've missed your touch, the way you taste, the way you feel. Let's take it real slow tonight, baby.

Roustabout: Elvis Presley
She Watch Channel Zero: Public Enemy
Home Affairs: Osibisa

Buenos Tardes Amigo: Ween
Aquarian Time: Wooden Shijps

Cocaine Blues: Johnny Cash
Messin' With The Kid: Junior Wells & The Aces
5-Piece Chicken Dinner->Lookin' Down the Barrel of a Gun: Beastie Boys
Peace Frog->Blue Sunday: The Doors

Constipation Blues: Hawkins, Screamin' Jay
Hama: Boris

A Kiss to Build a Dream on: Louis Armstrong & Band (04-14-62)
I'll Be Your Lover Too: Van Morrison
Halfway To Danville: Lee Simpson

Cortez the Killer: Neil Young and Crazy Horse (02-07-84)
Tom Violence: Sonic Youth (08-17-90)

The Catholics Are Attacking: Pop-O-Pies
My Way: Frank Sinatra
Derelicts of Dialect: Third Bass

Goin' Out West: Tom Waits

A Season in Hell #23: Torture Garden: John Zorn Retrospective, with Special Guest Ronnie James Coltrane, Part Two
January 24, 2011 8:00pm
I've been a fan of John Zorn since about 1994, when the first Masada recording came out, Aleph. I had the extreme pleasure of seeing him twice in concert, in SF; once with Masada in 1996, and once with Electric Masada in 2009. At the Yoshi's show in 2009, I sat at the stage with Zorn directly within reach. He sweat on me. I have yet to wash.

Anyway, if you're not familiar with the works of John Zorn, you should be warned. Zorn ranges from the stripped down, straight-ahead jazz combo-stylings, to the most avant garde. This show will showcase many different Zorn groups. The first hour is a smattering of all things Zorn. Hours two and three will feature the Masada family-tree (Masada, Electric Masada, Bar Kokhba, Emergency, and many artists who play with Zorn. The fourth and final hour is about letting loose. Seriously lOoSe! Cobra, Naked City, IAO, Yamatsuka Eye, Massacre, and too many more to mention. Listen in.

See Part One from this same night, for hour one.

Hour two:
Beeroth: Masada 5 (Hei)
Labbiel: Secret Chiefs 3

Zagzagel: Medeski, Martin and Wood (07-04-09)
Khebar: Bar Kokhba

Tekufah: Electric Masada (06-29-07)
Zemer: Book of Angels, Vol.7, Book 1: Zayin

Ezeqeel: Jamie Saft Trio
Kezef: Marc Ribot, Vol. 7, Book 2: Asmodeus

Ne'eman: The Wolleson's
Hour three:
Postizo: Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos

Shofetim: Yoshida Tatsuya: The Unknown Masada
Let Me People Go: Diaspora Soul
Sippur: Masada String Trio (50th Birthday, Vol. 1)

Rahtiel: Stolas: The Book of Angels, Vol. 12 (feat. Joe Lovano)
Bahir: Masada Rock
Oceania: Coalition of the Willing
Meholalat: West Coast Masada (05-30-98)
Hath-Arob: Electric Masada: At the Mountains of Madness
Rokhev: Bar Kokhba

Hour four:
D. Popylepis: Cobra
Supplicant: Moonchild

Leviathan: IAO
The Wish: Zorn: Locus Solus
Punk China Doll: Naked City

Rolled Surface: Tears of Ecstasy
Spiral: Tears of Ecstacy
Zorn with Yamatsuka Eye (03-16-95)
Black Chamber: Painkiller
Hemophiliac (12-31-05)

Yellow: Elegy
Necromicon (04-26-07)

Carne Cruda Squarciata Dal Suono Di Sassofono: Mike Patton
Shangkuan Ling-Feng: Naked City

A Season in Hell #23: Torture Garden: John Zorn Retrospective, with Special Guest Ronnie James Coltrane, Part One
January 24, 2011 7:00pm
I've been a fan of John Zorn since about 1994, when the first Masada recording came out, Aleph. I had the extreme pleasure of seeing him twice in concert, in SF; once with Masada in 1996, and once with Electric Masada in 2009. At the Yoshi's show in 2009, I sat at the stage with Zorn directly within reach. He sweat on me. I have yet to wash.

Anyway, if you're not familiar with the works of John Zorn, you should be warned. Zorn ranges from the stripped down, straight-ahead jazz combo-stylings, to the most avant garde. This show will showcase many different Zorn groups. The first hour is a smattering of all things Zorn. Hours two and three will feature the Masada family-tree (Masada, Electric Masada, Bar Kokhba, Emergency, and many artists who play with Zorn. The fourth and final hour is about letting loose. Seriously lOoSe! Cobra, Naked City, IAO, Yamatsuka Eye, Massacre, and too many more to mention. Listen in.

Hour One:
Executioner: Painkiller
Mystic Circles: The Dreamers

Music bed: Iao

Sicilian Clan: The Big Goundown
Conquest Of Mexico - Part 2: First Recordings

The Gift live (09-11-03)
Broadway Blues: Spy vs. Spy
Funk in a Deep Freeze: News for Lulu
Seduction: She Must be Seeing Things (Film Works 1986-1990)

B'rachos: Masada String Trio
Shtetl (Ghetto Life): Kristallnacht

Inside Straight: Naked City

See part two from the same night, for the rest of this great show.

A Season in Hell #22: Live Evil
January 17, 2011 8:00pm
Tonight on the show I welcome Laurent Martini of Live Evil.

Who is Live Evil?
(From their website: http://www.walkouttorockout.com/

"Live Evil (www.liveevilrocks.com) is the heavy metal playground that existed only in the mind of wannabe rocker Laurent Martini, whose love of Motley Crue drove him to pen over 120 song lyrics during his teen-aged years as he tried (albeit in vain) to evoke the rocker lifestyle: loose women, boozing, and life on the road. Having leapt from his brain to the stage after 19 years, Live Evil is a two-parts fist-pumping arena rock concert, one-part failed high-school talent show and ultimately an endearing cocktail ultimately about a childhood dream that refuses to fade."

Laurent will be on the show promoting the 5th anniversary party for a great show: Mortified (http://www.getmortified.com/), which Live Evil will be playing at.

This should be lovely.

Hour One:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
We're All In This Together: Gabby Young & Other Animals
Mutant: Wavves

Pigs on the Wing 1 & 2: Pink Floyd (from the UK only 8-track release)
Red Lights: Holy Fuck
Marine Salute: Liquorball

Kissing Clouds: Sweet Bulbs
Dada Brown: Lil Daggers

The Smoke: Home Video
Get High Babe: John Wesley Coleman III

Hour Two:
Laurent Martini in the studio

Get Down and Blow Me: Live Evil

Laurent Martini in the studio

Wild Tonight: Live Evil
TnT: AC/DC (12-09-79)

Street Fighting Man: Rolling Stones (07-26-72)
Everyday People: Sly and the Family Stone (09-01-69)
In My Time of Dying: The Black Crowes with Jimmy Page (10-18-99)

A Season in Hell #21: Eric McFadden
January 10, 2011 8:00pm
"A Whole lot of sweet love goin' on here at Radio Valencia" - Eric McFadden

Local guitar slinger Eric McFadden joined me in the studio tonight to talk about music, his interests, and play some of his latest music.

Hour one:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Bridge over the Bay: Eric McFadden, Rick Younglove, Dustin Welch (false start)

Interview with Eric McFadden

Bridge over the Bay: Eric McFadden, Rick Younglove, Dustin Welch

Straight to Patti: Liar
Fuck Me, Kill Me: Angry Babies
Want Me Too: EMT
Medicine: Crack Daniels

Interview with Eric McFadden

Jockey Full of Bourbon: EMT

Interview with Eric McFadden

Babydoll: EMT with Robin Coomer
Last Day of my Life: Eric McFadden

Hour two:
Tick Tock: Eric McFadden and Wally Ingram with Les Claypool and Nels Cline
Hobo Love: Rube Waddell
What's in my Head: Eric McFadden
The Ossuary: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Interview with Eric McFadden

Delicate Thing: EMT
Make yourself at home: Alien Lovestock
For Those Who Should Die: Liar

Interview with Eric McFadden

Devil Moon: Eric McFadden
Train to Salvation: Eric McFadden

Interview with Eric McFadden

Blight: Eric McFadden

A Season in Hell #20: Ragi da Lawyer Takes Your Calls
January 3, 2011 8:00pm
Ragi da Lawyer has graced us with his presence once again. As usual, the goal is to take your calls, on the air, LIVE, telling Ragi your legal troubles. Being a real, live, actual lawyer, Ragi will proceed to give you his best advice. Ragi does this attempting to condense all the phone calls he gets throughout the week, from his friends in search of free legal advice, into one two-hour radio program, where instead of giving each friend 15 minutes of his time for free, he can get it all out in a matter of minutes. We figure he can make it through 10 phones on the radio in one hour. Will he do it? You'll have to tune in to find out.

Better yet, call us. It don't cost nothin'. 415-875-9051

Hour one:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Ashes to Ashes: Warpaint
Solitude Is Bliss: Tame Impala

Ragi da Laywer on the air!

Bugalu: Garotas Suecas
Night Jogger: Those Darlins
I Hate The 80's: The Vaselines

Hour two:
Ragi da Laywer takes your calls.

Pass The Peas: The Meters with the JB Horns (12/91)

Ragi da Laywer takes one more call.

Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy (09-25-80)

A Season in Hell #19: Best of 2010
December 27, 2010 7:00pm
I missed my show last week, because I was up in the snow. A lot of snow too. I didn't move my car for two full days, and it had about three feet of snow covering it when I left. Lots of snow. Went sledding too, with the little one.

Anyway, I thought a great way to make up for my absence would be to do a three hour Best of... show. So I did a five hour show. Feast from FCCFreeRadio came over for a little while, as did KROB. We played a lot of fine 2010 music in the first two hours, before jumping to some great live shows from 2010. The last two hours included some fine ditties I picked up this year; all of them live. The show ends with two amazing live cuts: Zeppelin and the Dead.

As always these shows are available to download. Just click on the "hour" links.

If you haven't checked out Radio Valencia yet, what are you waiting for? Really, if you're anything like me, then you get tired of your own music collection and need some serious inspiration. Radio Valencia is the cure to this ill. It's a great radio station. Tune in between 4 and midnight, and you're sure to hear something you've NEVER heard before. Some you'll dislike, much you'll LOVE!!!

Hour One:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
40 Day Dream: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Truth: Alexander (of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros)
Out of the Blue: Julian Casablancas

Fuck You: Cee-Lo Green
Lost Daughter: The Dry Spells

SNS Radio Smacks Down for Homeless Relief
Bugs Bunny PSA against drugs
Beat The Devil's Tattoo: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

A Minor Altercation: Nice Face
Jail La La: Dum Dum Girls
Frost Hammer: High On Fire
Pig House: The Melvins

Hour Two:
Feast Comes By

Hate Worldwide: Slayer
Immigraniada: Gogol Bordello

Rain: BxI
Skit I Allt: Dungen

Detroit: The Bright Light Social Hour
Still Alive: Three Mile Pilot

Post Acid: Wavves
Caesar: Ty Segall
Mama's Mad Cos I Fried My Brain: TURBO FRUITS

Hour Three:
Come on over, Turn me on: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan (09-15-10)
Acid Tongue: Jenny and Johnny (12-10-10)

Hate the Police: Mudhoney (09-03-10)
Search and Destroy (09-03-10)

Fortune Has Its Cookies To Give Out: Tom Waits (10-02-10)
Done Got Old: Heartless Bastards (05-04-10)

Blue Christmas: Elvis Presley (07-05-76)
Car Thief: Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique Demos)
Powderfinger: Beat Farmers (12-07-85)
Dancin' Fool: Frank Zappa (09-21-78)

Marie, Marie: Dave Alvin (02-18-05)

Hour Four:
Hurdy Gurdy Man: Butthole Surfers (09-21-85)
Beat on the Brat: The Ramones (07-20-82)

The Continental: SNL with phone calls and KROB

Straight to Hell: The Clash (08-17-82)
High Roller: Cheap Trick (03-28-97)
Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth: Minutemen (05-12-84)
Polk Salad Annie: Meat Puppets (09-21-84)

Hour Five:
Toys Go Winding Down > Pudding Time: Primus (11-17-93)
Fat Bottom Girls: Queen (03-01-79)
Dirty Boots: Sonic Youth (08-17-90)
Cortez the Killer: Neil Young (02-07-84)

The Rover Introduction / Sick Again: Led Zeppelin (05-26-77)
Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead (03-19-73)

A Season in Hell #18: Robin Coomer Loves the Holidaze
December 13, 2010 8:00pm
Loop! Station's Robin Coomer is in the studio tonight talking about her love for the holidaze. People called in.

Hour one:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Mah Na Mah Na: Piero Umilliani
Some Velvet Morning: Ugly Stick

Shit for Christmas: The Whiskey Avengers

Henry and Glenn Forever X-Mas Special
Blow Me (A Kiss): Crosstops
You're A Mean One, Mr, Grinch: Lloydspocket

Taking calls with Robin.

The Twelve Steps of Christmas: Snot Roquemore
Frosty the Dope Man: Mac Zydiak

Dr. Hal calls in.

Hour two:
I Saw Hanukkah Harry Beat Up Santa: Hal Singer

Electric Alice: Grinderman
Baby's Insane: Diamanda Galas
Broken Hearts are for Assholes: Frank Zappa
Portland, Oregon: Loretta Lynn with Jack White

Holiday phone call

Can it all be so Simple: Wu Tang Clan
Johnny Hit and Run Pauline: X

Into the Fade: Queens of the Stoneage
I Swallowed a Dragonfly: Heartless Bastards

You Gonna Get Yours: Public Enemy
Sexbomb (With Mousse T.): Tom Jones

A Season in Hell #17: Rock Fight 5 with John Hell and Rotten Ronnie Donovan
December 6, 2010 6:00pm
Hour One:
Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong

Ralphael of Hoodzkates flips the bottle cap and Ron wins the toss. He chooses to allow me to go first. Ron will go first in the third hour. And Ron will lost. Ron always loses.

TNT: AC/DC (12-09-79) JH
I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide: ZZ Top (80) RD

-A tossup as to who won the first round. Both were stellar.

Space Station #5: Montrose (12-26-74) JH
Skin and Bone: Gamma (07-13-80) RD

-I have to give this one to Ron. My track had a lame synth solo. Synth solos always suck. Always.

Strutter: Kiss (09-03-76) JH
Take Me: Kiss (04-04-77) RD
Big Sky/Baddest of the Bad: Reverend Horton Heat (06-09-06) JH

-He tried to beat me with another Kiss track. That was lame. My Horton Heat track was amazing. I win.

Everyday is Halloween: Ministry (10-04-86) RD
Hour two: Think Locally Fuck Globally: Gogol Bordello (11-13-07) JH

-Ministry is for losers. Gogol Bordello will make a dead man dance. Mine all the way.

War Pigs: Hayseed Dixie (05-10-06) RD
Tenacious D: Fuck Her Gently (02-21-02) JH

-Both were fabulous tracks. I call this round even.

I'm losing you: The Faces (09-30-71) RD
Kick out the Jams: MC5 (01-01-70) JH

-This one was totally mine. Though The Faces are a great group, and this track is a good one, a live version with a five minute drum solo is as poor as a synth solo. Did he learn nothing from my earlier gaff? Also, MC5 kicks ass! I win.

*Intermission* (Led Zeppelin set) Ron and I decided to call a truce for the Zep set. My two choices kicked serious ass. Listen to how awesome and crisp the "Thank You" is. Ron's choice was great, but he clicked something on his computer in the middle of the track and cut it off. tee hee.
In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (06-07-77) JH
Black Dog/Heartbreaker (03-12-75) DJ Error Ron
Thank You (01-22-73) JH

Hour three:
Outa Space: Billy Preston (1973) RD
For Once in My Life: Stevie Wonder (03-04-73) JH

Superstition: Stevie Wonder (06-27-10) RD

-I have to give this one to Ron. Though my Stevie Wonder beat out his amazing Billy Preston, his Stevie Wonder was truly magical.

We took a break from the fight to welcome a few guests into the studio, including local bartender, silkscreen artist and musician Scott Johnson

Home Invasion: Burnt House (Scott Johnson's band)
Call my home: Times Infinity (Scott's other band)

And then along came Eric. Eric McFadden and Super D showed up to the Radio Valencia studios to witness the Rock Fight first hand. Eric has been in the studio lately, and he talked about it. I threw him a guitar and he proceeded to entertain the in-house audience and the listeners alike. Since I threw his the guitar I will be taking the credit and the round. I win.

Eric McFadden interview

Working for a Dead Man: Eric McFadden Trio (07-04-08) JH

Live Eric McFadden in the studio - JH
-Meaning that he was actually live in the studio.

Hour four:
Jockey Full of Bourbon: Eric McFadden JH
Sheer Heart Attack: Queen (02-28-79) JH

-By this time Ron was too drunk to choose anything to play. Therefore I destroyed him in this mostly punk set.

One Too Many: Times Infinity (Scott's other band)
Police and Thieves: The Clash (08-17-82) JH
Beat on the Brat: The Ramones (07-20-82) JH
Ice 9: Joe Satriani (DJ Error) RD
Private Hell: Husker Du (07-24-81) JH

Controversy: Prince (2010) RD
Sex Machine: James Brown (06-16-78) JH
Sign O' The Times: Prince (02-14-04) RD

-Ron would have won that round if he hadn't chosen another Prince song to follow my amazing James Brown choice. You don't follow James Brown with another Prince tune. You hit me back with Sly and the Family Stone, or P-Funk. What were you thinking? Obviously nothing at all.

Tom Jones Medley: Pleasure Barons (03-93) JH

Live Eric McFadden in the studio

I seriously kicked Ron's ass again. He really shouldn't get so hammered during the show. By hour three Ron couldn't even see his computer screen.

Six rounds for John Hell to Ron's two. Two rounds were even.

John Hell wins by a knockout!

Rock Fight 6 will be June 2011.

A Season in Hell #16: Haiti Interview and Music, Music, MUSIC!
November 29, 2010 8:00pm
We started off the show with a ten minute phone update from investigative journalist and Haitian expert Kevin Pina. Kevin updated us on the cholera epidemic and the national election troubles.

Also, my friend Rick Washburn came by to take pics of the station and yours truly.

Hour One:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Detroit: The Bright Light Social Hour

Interview with Kevin Pina

It's Alright: Junip
Mighty: Lord Huron
Girlfriend: Ty Segall

I Want To Drive The Zamboni: The Zamboni's
The Good Things: Summer Twins
Time will Tell Me: Nick Drake

Su Derenin Sulari: Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi
Respect: Kukumbas

Hour two:
Streams Of Whiskey: The Pogues (06-15-89)
Joset of Nazareth's Blues: Titus Andronicus (09-19-08)

I'll Take New York: Tom Waits (Frank's Wild Years demos)

Jam->Dark Star->Jam->Morning Dew: Grateful Dead (10-18-74)

A Season in Hell #15: Ending the Muckraking with Ragi da Lawyer
November 22, 2010 8:00pm
dismantling the legal system one nail at a time, takes your calls and offers FREE legal advice. Ragi is tired of taking phone calls from so many of his friends wanting free advice, so he takes it to the radio and offers it up for one hour. If you don't get through it's your own damn fault. Or mine. I may have just not wanted to answer the phone. Perhaps I have better questions than you do.

Enjoy.

jh

Hour one:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
KSSD HM: Headless Horseman
Cat Burglar: Boxer The Horse

Ragi da Lawyer

Stay Lit: Holy Fuck
Yulia: Wolf Parade

Ragi da Lawyer

Hour two:
Big Rock Candy Mountain: The Beat Farmers (12-07-85)
Happy Boy: The Beat Farmers (12-07-85)
She Caught The Katy: Taj Mahal (05-23-71)

I Was Made To Love Her: Stevie Wonder (03-04-73)
Respect: Aretha Franklin (06-12-71)

Ragi da Lawyer

Polk Salad Annie: Elvis Presley (02-23-71)
Rock Candy: Montrose (12-26-74)

Playing in the Band: Grateful Dead (11-18-72) 25 minutes of intensity!!!

A Season in Hell #14
November 15, 2010 8:00pm
The weather is unseasonably warm. 82 in SF today. Love it. Saucy and I went on a motorcycle ride on my new-to-me 81 Suzuki GS 1000 yesterday. We took a ride around the Marin Headlands. An absolutely gorgeous weekend.

Now for some music. Enjoy.

Hour One:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Get High Babe: John Wesley Coleman III
Mama's Mad Cos I Fried My Brain: TURBO FRUITS

Rejected: Scott & Charlene's Wedding
Is it Because I'm Black: Syl Johnson

Concert Outlook: music by Muhal Richard Abrams

Three: Conspiracy Of Owls
Vibrates: Jason Ajemian and the Highlife
The Future: Tweak Bird
Over the Falls: Maston

He Miss Road: Fela Kuti
Gbomei Adesai: The Psychedelic Aliens
Like a Chicken: Witch

Click the link below to hear hour two.
Hour Two:
Gimme Shock Treatment: The Ramones (1-31-78)
Frizzle Fry: Primus (11-17-93)

Step Right Up: Tom Waits (07-26-79)
Victoria: The Kinks (11-11-72)
Man on the Silver Mountain: Dio (11-30-84)

California Uber Alles: Dead Kennedy's (10-15-80)
Guns of Brixton: The Clash (08-17-82)

Waiting for the Man->Boy Crazy: The Tubes (04-23-76)

Sugaree: Grateful Dead (05-11-77)

A Season in Hell #12: Mark Growden and Let's Go GIANTS!!!
November 1, 2010 8:00pm
Well, the Giants did it!!! How awesome is that? As I sit in the Radio Valencia studios I can hear the people celebrating in the Mission, cars honking, helicopters flying and the riot police batoning. How lovely.

Time for A Season in Hell, with John Hell. Tonight I'm pleased to have singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Mark Growden on with me. Mark's been touring under his 9th release, and most prolific to date, Saint Judas. It's a rare occasion that's he graces SF with his presence, and I nabbed him.

Enjoy the show.

Hour One:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Deceptacon: Le Tigre

Faith in my Pocket: Mark Growden

Interview with Mark Growden

Saint Judas: Mark Growden

Interview with Mark Growden

You Ain't Never Been Loved: Mark Growden

Interview with Mark Growden

Settle in a Little While: Mark Growden
Bones (for Mable): Mark Growden

Interview with Mark Growden

Star Spangled Benz/Molly Rose Waltz: Mark Growden

Hour Two:
No Place to Fall: Isobel Campbell and Willy Mason (10-26-10)
Stop That Train: Bob Marley (07-11-73)

Codine: Quicksilver Messenger Service (09/1966)
I Want to Take you Higher: Sly and the Family Stone (10-09-70)
Honky Tonk Women: Rolling Stones (03-13-71)

Say Hey (I Love You): Michael Franti and Spearhead (Tribute to Giants)
Scarlet->Fire: Grateful Dead (05-13-77)

So Long Baby, Goodbye: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Eight (12-06-03)

A Season in Hell #11: Ken Tray of UESF and Haiti Update and Music
October 25, 2010 8:00pm
Here on the eve of a Giants World Series, and a congressional and gubernatorial election, we have Ken Tray of United Educators of San Francisco in the studio, talking about SF ballot measures, Brown vs. Whitman, and Waiting for Superman.

But first, a check in from our "man on the scene" in Haiti, Kevin Pina. Kevin discusses the latest cholera outbreak in Haiti, and how the government is dealing with the latest crises to hit this nation, savaged by an earthquake and corruption.

A too-brief retrospective of Gregory Isaacs, who passed away at the too-early age of 59, today.

Great live music in the second hour. See the play list below, and download the podcast too.

Enjoy.

jh

Hour One:
Village Of The Under Privileged: Gregory Isaacs
Jailer: Gregory Isaacs

Phone interview with Kevin Pina

Double Attack: Gregory Isaacs

Interview Ken Tray of UESF

Come Undone: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan

Interview Ken Tray of UESF

Ride A White Swan: T Rex

Interview Ken Tray of UESF

Hour Two:
In and Out of Grace: Mudhoney (09-03-10)
Search and Destroy: Iggy and the Stooges (09-03-10)

Dance to the Music: Sly and the Family Stone (10-09-70)
Fighting in the Street: Rolling Stones (03-13-71)

Who do you Love: Quicksilver Messenger Service (09-66)
Running Away + Crazy Baldhead: Bob Marley (04-27-79)

Shelter From The Storm: Bob Dylan (10-19-94)
Highway 61 Revisited (Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen on guitars): Bob Dylan (10-19-94)

A Season in Hell #10: Just Kill Me Already
October 18, 2010 8:00pm
Hour One:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Mystifying Mama: Marva Broome
Truth: Alexander

Concert Outlook (music by T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo De Cotonou)

Heedless: No Joy
Never Come Around: La Sera
Harder Than It's Ever Been: Fergus & Geronimo

Kissing Clouds: Sweet Bulbs
Loved-Up: Korallreven
Red Lights: Holy Fuck

Working Class Hero (John Lennon cover): Richie Havens
Dada Brown: Lil Daggers

The Song of the Mouth Organ: Burgess Meredith
Jackson: Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood

Hour Two:
In Every Direction: Junip

Voodoo Chile: Jimi Hendrix (May 3, 1968)
I'm A Man: Chicago Transit Authority (09-13-69)

Long May You Run: CSNY (??-1974)
Right Place Wrong Time: Dr. John (02-08-75)

Trouble Bound: Blasters (06-30-86)
For What It's Worth->Ripple: Sex Mob (02-07-02)
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: Mingus (04-13-64)
Horror Business > Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?: Misfits (04-13-82)

A Season in Hell #09
October 11, 2010 8:00pm
Hour one:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Mr. Bojangles: Sammy Davis Jr.

(RIP Soloman Burke)
These Arms of Mine: Solomon Burke
Proud Mary: Solomon Burke
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love: Wilson Pickett

(Happy 70th Birthday John Lennon)
Everybody's Got Something to Hide (Except for Me and My Monkey): Fats Domino
Working Class Hero: John Lennon
Tomorrow Never Knows: Junior Parker

To Love Somebody: Nina Simone
Vara Snabb: Dungen
I Hate The 80's: The Vaselines

Into The Sun: Lord Huron
Outlaw Blues (Bob Dylan Cover): The Morning Benders

Hour two:
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Live on WPLJ-FM, New York (June 8, 1971)

A recording of a scan around the NYC radio dial on December 8th 1980, the night John Lennon died, courtesy of WFMU’s Beware of the Blog.

Fortunes has its cookies to give out: Tom Waits (10-02-10)
Wallace Berman ALEPH: John Zorn Aleph trio (04-01-10)

Gallows Pole: Led Zeppelin (05-03-71)

A Season in Hell #08: The Youth Speaks
October 4, 2010 8:00pm
Tonight on the program I am so proud to have a former student of mine, and all-around credit to his species, Andrew Vai. He's a Pacific Islander, who has smashed all stereotypes, by becoming a force in the spoken-word world. He's appeared on HBO, been involved in with the writing program ROOTS and Youth Speaks. The first hour of the show features Dru. The second hour features some amazing live music. See the play list below.

Hour One:
The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up In Smoke: Cheech & Chong
Roustabout: Elvis Presley

Interview: Andrew Vai

Hell Nation Army: Kid.W.I.K.

Interview: Andrew Vai

Jazz Is The Teacher (Funk Is The Preacher): James Blood Ulmer

Interview: Andrew Vai

Hour Two:
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise: Eric Dolphy (12-01-61)
Powderfinger: Neil Young (02-07-84)
Once in a Lifetime: Talking Heads (From "Stop Making Sense") by request

Green Is The Colour/Careful With That Axe, Eugene: Pink Floyd (02-25-71) by request

All Night Long/Derek's Boogie: Derek and the Dominoes (11-20-70)

A Season in Hell #07: Somebody Better Censor Me
September 27, 2010 8:00pm
I don't know about you, but when I'm in the groove, it's hard to get me out of it. It used to be the radio shows I would record would never be the best one's. Well, no that they're all automatically recorded, I don't even have to think about it. The shows I've been doing since Radio Valencia began last August have been a lot of fun. Lots of great new music, and as always, live music that will make you feel like you're front row center.

Here's the tonight's show. The play list is below.

Hour One:
The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Roustabout: Elvis Presley

We Went Wild: Lord Huron
Winterlong: Pixies

Anxiety Block: Titus Andronicus
In My Time of Dying: Be Good Tanyas
Roscoe (Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve Remix): Midlake
Rope And Summit: Junip

Radio Valencia: Tango #9 and Zoli
Spies: Crushed Stars

Caesar: Ty Segall
Whole Lotta Sabbath (Zeppelin and Sabbath): Wax Audio

Hour Two:
In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (05-26-77)

Concert Outlook (Music by Naked City)
Feeling Alright: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Rehearsals)
Superstition: Stevie Wonder w/Buddy Miles (03-04-73)
High Roller: Cheap Trick (03-28-97)

Bridge Over Troubled Water: Aretha Franklin (06-12-71)
Ain't No Sunshine: Bill Withers (BBC 1973)

An American Trilogy: Elvis Presley

A Season in Hell #06: Project Censored
September 20, 2010 8:00pm
Check out the latest Project Censored 2009/2010 book. If you care at all for fair and balanced reporting, and not in the big corporate machine, that likes to hide the important information, just to keep us following like sheep being led to the slaughter, then you'll appreciate what Project Censored has to offer.

Whew.

As always, hour one is new music, hour two is live music. Enjoy.

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
I Love Livin' in the City: FEAR
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Högdalstoppen: Dungen

Alone Again Or: Calexico
You Rascal You: Hanni El Khatib
Waterfall: Fresh and Onlys

Service Bell: Grizzly Bear & Feist
Mind Ride: JEFF the Brotherhood
The new improved hypocrisy: The Radio Dept.

Zombie: Fela Kuti & The Africa 70

...and here's the link to hour two:

It's a Man's World: James Brown (07-16-78)

Concert Outlook: Footprints : Miles Davis (04-12-70)

Creole Love Call: Roland Kirk (10-14-67)

Jackson: Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash (10-02-76)
Sheena is a Punk Rocker->
Havana Affair->
Commando: The Ramones (01-31-78)
There Ain't Shit on T.V. Tonight->
Don't Look Now->
Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth: Minutemen (05-12-84)

Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White): Meat Puppets (09-21-84)
An American Trilogy: Elvis Presley

A Season in Hell #05: I Love Living in the City
September 13, 2010 8:00pm
Lot's of new, fine music to rock your groove to. Also, some fine extended, live jams in the second hour.

Hour one:
The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
I Love Livin' in the City: Fear
Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury: Rachel Bloom

Bugalu: Garotas Suecas
Music Is My Girlfriend: Let's Wrestle
Hey, Hey We're The Gories: The Gories
Night Jogger: Those Darlins

Good Friday (feat. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson): Kanye West
Mighty Mike: Imagine a Jump (John Lennon vs. Van Halen)
Post Acid: Wavves
Dirty: Woozy Viper

Funeral Song: Minks
Clawing Out At The Walls: Dominant Legs

Concert Outlook: Music by Jim Harris (FLOL)

Happy Animals: Futurebirds
Home: Glasser

Hour two:
Come Undone: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan (BBC 2010)
Run Like Hell: Primus (05-03-89 - KZSU)

If you Go: Syd Barrett (Last Recording 08-12-74)
All is Loneliness: Janis Joplin (1967)
Sirena: Dirty Three (06-07-98)

Scarlet Begonias->Fire on the Mountain: Grateful Dead (12-13-80)

A Season in Hell #04: Kevin Pina and Haiti and Music
September 6, 2010 8:00pm
Here's the link to tonight's broadcast. It's broken up into two one-hour mp3's. Enjoy.
First hour.
Second hour.

Tonight's guest, Kevin Pina is an American journalist and filmmaker. He is known for his reporting that focused on human rights abuses in Haiti following the ouster of Jean-Bertrand Aristide on February 29, 2004 and the installation of the interim government of Gerard Latortue and Boniface Alexandre in March 2004. Pina reported on events in Haiti from 2003-2006 as a Special Correspondent for the radio program, Flashpoints,

heard on KPFA - the flagship station of Pacifica Radio based in Berkeley, California. Pina is also the Founding Editor of the Haiti Information Project (HIP), a non-profit news agency based in Port-au-Prince and Northern California, and an Associate Editor for the Black Commentator, an online magazine.

This promises to be a hard-hitting discussion.

Check out these sites for more information regarding Haiti:

Haiti Action
Haiti Information Project

Music that followed the interview:

Come Undone: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
Big Wave: Jenny and Johnny
Still Alive: Three Mile Pilot

Perfect plan: Sarah Jaffe

A Season in Hell #03
August 30, 2010 8:00pm
The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up In Smoke: Cheech & Chong
I Love Livin' in the City: Fear
Sex Bomb: Flipper (live)

Out Of The Blue: Julian Casablancas
Light & Day/Reach for the Sun: The Polyphonic Spree

Hand of God: Jason Boesel
Heart Of Stone (Raveonettes Cover): Dum Dum Girls
ZOL!: BLK JKS

Outer Limits: Sleep Over
Bone Dry: A B & The Sea

How can I get by: Old Lights
Dot Dash: Tartufi

Stop that Train: Bob Marley & the Wailers (07-11-73)
Don't Eat The Yellow Snow->
Nanook Rubs It->
St. Alfonzon's Pancake Breakfast->
Father O'Blivion: Frank Zappa (09-21-78)

Concert Outlook (music bed Kilayum: Masada 04-10-96)
About a Girl: Sex Mob (02-05-02)
The False Husband: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan (06-12-08)
Suspicious Minds: Elvis (02-23-71)

When the Saints go Marching In: Louis Armstrong (04-14-62)
I Wish I was in New Orleans->When the Saints go Marching In: Tom Waits (??-78)

Badge: Cream (05-05-05)
Muswell Hillbilly: the Kinks (11-11-72)

A Season in Hell #02
August 23, 2010 8:00pm
Here we go with week two. Thanks for all the love so far. I have a Facebook page you should check out as well. This week's show will feature the latest from Arcade Fire, as well as some new Boris with Ian Astbury of The Cult. More new Boris in the second hour.

I feel like my shows need to be more challenging for the listeners, so this show got a little more noisy than usual. I like it. I hope you do too. Or not. I really don't care. That's why my name is Hell. John Hell.


Enjoy.

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
I Love Livin' in the City: Fear
Feeling Good (Troublemaker Remix): Nina Simone

Magickal Child: Boris w/Ian Astbury
Tumor Report: National Hardwood Floor Association
Rococo: Arcade Fire

Girls FM: Happy Birthday
What do you want from life: The Tubes
My Generation: The Melvins

Hands: Ting Tings
Fuck You: Cee-Lo Green

Go Tell it on the Mountain: Blind Boys of Alabama & Tom Waits
Fire and Fast Bullets: Blitzen Trapper
Shrinking Moon for You: Wooden Shjips

Raise the Knowledge: Gogol Bordello
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin
Boris: Luna

Concert Outlook (music by Porn with Merzbow)

A More Perfect Union: Titus Andronicus
In the Mouth of a Desert: Pavement

Working On My Soul: The Holy Soul
What a Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

A Season in Hell #01
August 16, 2010 8:00pm
My first show at my new radio station, Radio Valencia. I'm thrilled beyond words. Thanks to a great staff.

After four months of organizing, San Francisco's newest radio station is on! Check out my show every Monday 8-10pm (pst).

Here we go!!!!

Get up offa that thing: James Brown
Brother's gonna work it out: Willie Hutch

Pressure Drop: The Clash
Once there was a mountain: Joe Jones

Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba: George Benson
Love of the common people: Leonard Nimoy
Ain't no sunshine: Prophets of soul
I left my heart in SF: The Ultras

40 Day Dream: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Midnight Special: Harry Belafonte
Little Red Hen: Taj Mahal
Die!: The Mummies

Fish on->Tommy the Cat: Primus (11-17-93)
Tango til they're sore: Tom Waits (11-03-85)

I Saw a Dragonfly: Heartless Bastards (05-04-10)
Honky Tonk Women: Rolling Stones (03-13-71)
Marie Marie: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men (02-18-05)

Ten Years Gone: Led Zeppelin (05-26-77)
Rosalita (Come out tonight): Bruce Springsteen (08-09-78)

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