Monday, December 30, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #385: Living To My Fullerest

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***You will need to fast forward 15 minutes into this show to catch the beginning. I was late tonight. Sorry about that.

Oh Dougie, you were too big for this world. Where are you now? Are you flying through the ether, looking down on us mortals, laughing from the belly about how silly we all are for crying over your passing? Or are you gone in a blink of an eye, only to live on in our memories?

Father, husband, friend, Franklin Douglas Fuller (November 5, 1962 - December 17, 2019) left us after a short six-month fight with brain cancer. He was the brightest of lights, that drew everyone to him who met him, and even those who had only heard of him wanted to know more. Whether you knew him as Doug, Toad, or even Ouchy the Clown, Doug was always present when he was with you. He made you feel special. He wanted everyone to have a good time, and he went out of his way to make certain that you were made to feel comfortable and welcome, while also pushing every limit you had. Of course Doug wouldn't push any limit of yours that he hadn't already pushed in himself, and found joy in. He was all about joy. Pure, unadulterated joy. He also walked the fine line of giving and not giving a fuck at the same time; all with a smile on his face, and a ready joke at the ready.

I asked Doug to serve papers on my ex-wife a few years back. I can honestly say it was the only time I have ever seen him nervous. He asked me if she was going to pull a knife on him? I think he should have worn clown makeup to the door. At the very least, a clown nose! Our daughters are friends, and his wonderful wife Candace is a close friend of my wife and mine. The memorial on December 30th at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is what you think of when you imagine the way you want to be remembered. It was a who's-who of the Bay Area prankster scene. There wasn't a dry eye in the house as speaker after speaker came up to say what all of us already knew in our hearts: Doug Fuller lived life to the Fullerest and can never be replaced.

Oh yes, Doug also curated an annual holiday music set. You really must listen in. Go to his page here and download the link. I believe there are links to all of his previously made music lists for you to enjoy.

Doug, this show is for you, my dear friend.

Enjoy.

jh

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Iko Iko: Dr. John and The Meters (March 05, 1973 St Bernard Civic Center, Chalmette, LA)

***Paul's Boutique Set***
Back in the USSR: The Beatles
When I'm 64: The Beatles
Walk From Regio's: Issac Hayes
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band: The Beatles
My Philosophy: Boogie Down Production
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band (reprise): The Beatles
The End: The Beatles
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown
Don't Sniff Coke: Pato Banton

Sounds of Science: Beastie Boys
Cold Coffee and Cocaine: Prince
There She Goes, My Beautiful World: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

You're Dead: Norma Tanega

Damned to Obscurity: OBN IIIs
I'm Not An Animal: The Blind Shake
I Come From The Mountain: Thee Oh Sees

Feel: Ty Segall Band
Gloria: Patti Smith (January 06, 1976, Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA)

Marie Marie: The Blasters (April 26, 1980 Mabuhay Gradens, SF, CA)
Drink Up And Go Home: The Good Old Boys (February 21, 1975 Margarita's Cantina, Santa Cruz, CA)
On A Plain: Nirvana (December 07, 1991, Rennes, France)

A Quick One, While He's Away: The Who (Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus)
Buena Sera SeĆ²rita: Van Morrison (August 8, 1971 The Lion's Share - San Anselmo, California)

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Monday, December 23, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #384: One Of The Bad Guys

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OK, so someone posted this fabulous YouTube clip recently of every sample used in Paul's Boutique (though I think a few are missing), and I of course just had to track down each and every sample, 99 in all. I already had about 60 of the tracks, but the hunt for the remainder has been fun, nevertheless. And you, my dear listener, are the one's to benefit from this scavenger hunt. This is why you tune in, right? Right.

Anyway, I start the second hour with eight tracks used to sample "Egg Man" and then follow it up with said Beastie Boys track. I'll be doing this for each of the tracks on this classic LP in the weeks to come. Tune in and enjoy.

I also took this holiday show to share some longer and stranger tracks as you can see from the playlist below. I picked up a couple of James Brown/JBs LPs this past week, as well as some 80s and 90s punk 7"s . I also close out the show with a few live cuts that I think are worthy for your ears. If you're playing the LDB game (and why would you?) then you better stop following the Abbey Lincoln track. Then again, the Lou Rawls version is my favorite LDB produced.

Happy holidaze and Treason's Greetings to you all.

jh

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Sister Ray: Velvet Underground
I Wanna Get Rid Of You: Psycotic Pineapple

One Of The Bad Guys: Tour
Boom Boom: John Lee Hooker
Dr. Seuss is Satan: The Guttersluts
Saga of the Street Music: SF Street Music

Alligator: Grateful Dead (May 5, 1967, Fillmore Auditorium, SF, CA)

It's Christmas: Adam MacKintosh
We've Got A Bigger Problem Now: Dead Kennedys

Superfly: Curtis Mayfield
Sport: Lightnin' Rod
Drop It In The Slot: Tower of Power
The Murder: Bernard Hermann
You Gonna Get Yours: Public Enemy

Bring the Noise: Public Enemy
Dance to the Music: Sly and the Family Stone
Main Theme and First Victim: John Williams

Egg Man: Beastie Boys
The Wedge: The JBs

War/No More Trouble: Bob Marley and the Wailers (May 30, 1980 Hallenstadion, Zurich Switzerland)
Sugar In My Bowl: Nina Simone (May 6, 1988 Fabirk, Hamburg, Germany)
God Bless The Child: Abbey Lincoln (October 12, 1980 Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Nancy, France)

Little Drummer Boy: Lou Rawls

Monday, December 09, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #383: Do You Like To ROCK?!?!?!

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I like to rock. I like to do a lot of things. I like to get mellow with some swinging jazz. I like to get deep with some heart-felt blues and soul. I like to get my groove on with some sticky funk. But my go to is guitar-driven, vocals-howlin', drums-poundin' ROCK! I'll be the first to admit I have a tad bit of aggression that builds up from time to time. Instead of taking it out on my loved ones, I prefer to take it out on my music collection.

This show has a lot of rock that helped my through 2019. I don't think I'm going to host a Best of 2019 show, so this one will need to do. Almost all these tracks were released this year. There's also some other tasty treats, including a recent addition to my live music library, that doesn't rock, but certainly soothes.

It's also been a year already since the death of Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks, so I not only have a favorite tune of theirs, but a brilliant cover by Le Butcherettes, a band you really must see live.

I'm headed to some record stores this weekend. I can't wait to share what I find on my show next Monday. Tune in!

Enjoy.

jh

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Every Night About This Time: Magic Sam
The Wizard: Brownout
Why I Carry A Knife: Zig Zags

The Party: Redd Kross
High Noon: The Scientist
Ever Fallen in Love: Le Butcherettes
What Do I Get: Buzzcocks

Comptroller: Frisco
Morning In America: Mudhoney
Scutum and Scorpius: Oh Sees

30 Seconds Over Tokyo: Pere Ubu
Westgate: Amyl and the Sniffers
Secret Win/Destroying Anything: Negativland

Radio: Ty Segall
Self Immolate: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Money (That's What I Want): the Flying Lizards

Song For A Winter's Night: Gordon Lightfoot
You're Dead: Norma Tanega
Ragged Way: The Bobby Lees
God Bless The Child: Abbey Lincoln (Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Nancy, France, October 12, 1980)

My War: Black Flag
Little Child Running Wild: Curtis Mayfield
Eric B For President: Eric B and Rakim

My Way: Elvis Presley

Monday, December 02, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #382: You're Comped

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I have a lot of records. I don't have as much as some, but what I have a like...a lot. I actually donated a few thousand LPs to Radio Valencia about 7 years ago, but turns out most of that music was shlocky 70s and 80s classic rock dreck and no one wanted it. I can't blame them, neither did I. I'm way beyond quantity over quality.

I own about 2000 LPs today of multiple genres. And I purchase 4-8 LPs a month from numerous records stores around the East Bay and San Francisco. I have a rule that whenever I'm going to purchase at least three items, one of those items needs to be of an international variety, and one needs to be a compilation.

Now, there are varieties of comps that one could choose. There are record label "Best of.." comps, artist tribute comps, reissue comps, geographic comps, genre-centered comps, era comps, and rare never released and b-side comps. The latter are my favorites. Clubs have been known to put out comps as well. When crate digging, finding the perfect comp can really make my day.

On this show I feature some real tasty treats from all areas mentioned above. A two hour special only scratches the surface of the music I have (pun intended). Links are provided for your convenience.

FYI: ONLY TOUCH THE EDGE OF YOUR VINYL. The oils from your fingers will harm the grooves. You have been warned.

Enjoy.

jh

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Max's Kansas City: Wayne County and the Back Street Boys
Venus in Furs: Blasted Canyons feat. Jeremy Cox

Whisper To Me: Cecile Campbell
I'm Gone: The Continentals
Experiment in Terror: Davie Allen and the Arrows
Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love: Minutemen

Candy: Bikini Kill
Marvin's Groove: BW Souls
Come Out Tonight: Steven J. Bernstein
T.F.B.: High Rise and Keiji Heino

Brother's Gonna Work It Out: Willie Hutch
Come On Up To The House: Joseph
Get Outta My Life, Woman: Allen Toussaint

5000 Nut (5000 Shots): Pannada Chayapark
You Say You Don't Love Me: The Buzzcocks
Mr. Soul: Bongwater
Wendy: The Descendants

Cold Cold Heart: Lucinda Williams
Love My Stuff: Charlie Patton
War Is Our Destiny; Saint Vitus
If You Have Ghosts: John Wesley Harding and the Good Liars

Live Fast, Die Young: Circle Jerks
Oblighetto: Brother Jack McDuff
Family Tree: Little Rose Little
Let Yourself Go: Victor Olaiya's All Stars Soul International

Happiness is a Porpoise Mouth: Camper Van Beethoven
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence
La La La: Segun Bucknor and His Revolution

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #381: 1969 And Feelin' Fine

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Oooooooohhhhhh weeeeeeeee It's time for my 9th annual Annual Annual!!!!!

I live for this time of year.

For the ninth consecutive year I'm taking a night to focus on one year that was chock full of tasty tunes. For this show it's all about 1969. Atlanta Music Festival, Woodstock, Altamont, Moon Landing, Nixon!

The final year of a tumultuous decade saw a lot of bands on the wane and a few starting out. The music scene was diverging as proto-punk bands were emerging, while funk and country were defining themselves more succinctly.

As always there is too much in my library to make the perfect two hour show; I merely scratched the surface, which means next week I'll have 1969 left overs to share!

Speaking of left overs, enjoy the week, and care for yourselves and those around you. Let's find a way to treat each other with kindness during this time of insecurity. We deserve better.





Check out previous Annual Annual specials here:

ANNUAL ANNUAL - 1971
ANNUAL ANNUAL - 1972
ANNUAL ANNUAL - 1973
ANNUAL ANNUAL - 1974
ANNUAL ANNUAL - 1975
ANNUAL ANNUAL - 2006
ANNUAL ANNUAL - 1992
ANNUAL ANNUAL - 1983

Enjoy.

jh

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Debut Set:
Good Times, Bad Times: Led Zeppelin
Some Velvet Morning: Vanilla Fudge
The Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson

I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore: Dusty Springfield
Magica: Os Mutantes
Because/You Never Give Me Your Money/Sun King: The Beatles - Final Recorded LP
Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud: James Brown

Lay Lady Lay: The Byrds
Girl From North Country: Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Neil Young and Crazy Horse - First LP with Crazy Horse
Kick Out The Jams: MC5 - Debut LP
3/5 Of A Mile in 10 Seconds: Jefferson Airplane

Okie From Muskogee: Merle Haggard
Tear Drop City: The Monkeys - First LP without Peter Tork
The Painter: Deep Purple

1969: The Stooges - Debut LP
Beginning To See The Light: Velvet Underground
God Knows I'm Good: David Bowie
Nobody's Fault But Mine: Nina Simone
In the Ghetto: Elvis Presley

Mr. Green Genes: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Seeing: Moby Grape

My Way: Frank Sinatra

Monday, November 11, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #380: Come Sexplore With Me

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My first hour features that latest from my live music collection. I cannot believe how much amazing live music I have accessed these past few weeks. If I didn't also purchase vinyl on a semi-weekly basis I would consider hosting an all-bootleg show.

As much as I love playing music for you week-to-non-consecutive-these-days-week, I also really love interviewing guests. I really really enjoy it when the conversation is about sex and relationships. In the second hour of my recent show I was lucky to welcome the host of Sexploration with Monika, Monika Thomas, and clinical sexologist - author - lecturer Francesca Gentille to talk about tantric sex, communication, and a hot show coming up Saturday, November 23rd, that you can get a discount to. Go here for the tickets and enter HELL10 for a 10% discount.

The show looks detectible, featuring a 5-Course Gourmet dinner in a CATHEDRAL and the theme is sacred sexual exploration... everything from tantra to bondage nuns, with burlesque and bellydancing and a sing-along.

This reminds me, Monday, November 25th I'll be hosting my Ninth annual Annual Annual!!! Two great hours from one year. I'm still not sure what year I'll be playing yet, but you can bet the tunes will NOT be the hits. Tune in Monday night 8-10 to get an earful.

See you on the radio.

jh

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Brown: New Orb
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry: Johnny Cash

I'm Waiting For The Man: Lou Reed (January 27, 1973 Alice Tully Hall, NYC)
Penetration: Iggy Pop (July 3, 1983 Seaview Ballroom, St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

B-Movie/Flip Flop and Fly: Blues Brothers (December 31, 1978 Winterland, SF, CA)
X-Offender: Blondie (August 3, 1978 El Mocambo, Toronto, CA)
Moving In Stereo: The Cars (August 19, 1978 Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California)

Station to Station: David Bowie (April 27, 1983 Las Colinas Soundstage, Dallas, USA)
Proud Mary: Ike and Tina Turner (September 30, 1973 Soul Train Studios, Los Angeles, CA)
Last Goodbye: Jeff Buckley (June 24, 1995 Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK)

Interview with Monika Thomas and Francesca Gentille

If I'm In Luck I Just Might Get Picked Up: Betty Davis
When My Baby Comes: Grinderman

Interview with Monika Thomas and Francesca Gentille

Magic Dance: David Bowie
Feeling Good: Nina Simone

Monday, October 28, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Radio #379: Mine All Mine

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Radio is my creative outlet. Every week I get a two hour empty canvas on which I can paint tunes that allow the listener to travel to a time and space where they can float, unaware of the responsibilities that lay around them, waiting to be picked up once again following the closing of my show. I hope you have the ability to lay down your weary lists, and just listen for a short time.

We all need to take back some of our precious time. The last thing I want to do is go to my death bed saying "if I only crossed one more item off that list". Now is the time to live, and yes, of course be your responsible self. But may I please request that every Monday night, between 8-10PM you set it all down and pick up a little bit of Hell?

Thanks a ton. I think this show is a perfect example of what I can offer from week to week. I think I'm counting ten distinctive genres spread throughout this playlist. And the second hour has a few live cuts sprinkled in for good effect.

Take a look, take a listen, and join me Monday at 8. You never know what you're going to hear, and I like it like that.

Enjoy.

jh

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Skull Ring: Iggy Pop with The Stooges
ABC: Peach Kelly Pop
I'm A Greedy Man: James Brown

Certain Men: Negativland
I Walk With The Lord: Pat Kessee
Where Eagles Dare: Bratmobile
Poor Elijah: Delaney and Bonnie and Friends

Bump Bump Babe: Wells Fargo
Inner City Blues: Grover Washington Jr.

Oh Atlanta: Little Feet
CC Rider: Big Bill Broonzy
Long Distance Call: Muddy Waters with Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield

California Uber Alles: Dead Kennedys (April 28, 1985, Trenton, NJ)
Room Service: Rap Reiplinger
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love/Sell or be Sold/Mutiny in Jonestown: Minutemen (January 03, 1985 KPFK, LA, CA)
Earthquake: Kim Gordon

Stak O'Lee: Mississippi John Hurt
Yer Blues: The Dirty Mac
Bo Diddley: The Doors (July 21, 1969 Aquarius Theater, Hollywood, CA)
Marked For Life: Poison Idea

White Heat: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Eena Meena Deeka: Aki Kumar

I Like Girls: Samantha Sidley
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong