Monday, December 27, 2010

A Season in Hell #19: Radio Valencia: Best of 2010

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)

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Season in Hell #18: Radio Valencia: Robin Coomer Loves the Holidaze

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

Monday, December 06, 2010

A Season in Hell #17: ROCK FIGHT 5

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.

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.

For links to previous Rock Fights look here:
Rock Fight 1
Rock Fight 2
Rock Fight 3
Rock Fight 4

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Season in Hell #16: Radio Valencia: Haiti Update and Music, Music, MUSIC!!!

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. You can see his pics here.

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)

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Season in Hell #15: Radio Valencia: Ending the Muckraking with Ragi da Lawyer

Back on the A Season in Hell airwaves, Ragi da Lawyer, 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.
Click on the "hour" links to check out the show.


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!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Season in Hell #14: Radio Valencia

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.

To hear the show, click on the link below.
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)

Monday, November 08, 2010

A Season in Hell #13: Radio Valencia: Sexy

It would appear that Radio Valencia is finally on the FM at 87.9FM in SF. We had a great launch party last weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out. Thanks especially to Gaucho who played a magnificent set, as well as Benjamin Wachs and Dr. Fiasco for some brilliant solo work. Pics soon to the Radio Valencia Facebook page.

The theme tonight is Sexyyyyyy.....

Here's the link to the stream of tonight's show.

Hour One:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Mama's Mad Cos I Fried My Brain: TURBO FRUITS
Too Safe: PUJOL

The Years: State Champion
Den Of Thievs II: The Vivids

The Smoke: Home Video
Foolish: Ra Ra Riot

Sexy set:
If I'm in Love I Just Might Get Picked Up: Betty Davis
Babydoll: Eric McFadden Trio with Robin Coomer

Dragonfly: My Brightest Diamond
Lilac Wine: Jeff Buckley

Hour Two:
Misty Mountain Top: Led Zeppelin (01-07-73)
The Inflated Tear: ROLAND KIRK QUARTET (10-14-67)

Heart of the Sunrise: Yes (08-25-02)


Tom Violence: Sonic Youth (08-17-90)
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: Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen (04-26-70)

Estimated Prophet -> Eyes of the World (05-15-77)

Monday, November 01, 2010

A Season in Hell #12: Radio Valencia: Mark Growden and Let's Go Giants!!!

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)

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Season in Hell #11: Radio Valencia: Ken Tray of UESF and a Haiti Update

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.



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)

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Season in Hell #10: Radio Valencia: Just Kill Me Already

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)

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Season in Hell #9: Radio Valencia

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)

Monday, October 04, 2010

A Season in Hell #8: Radio Valencia: The Youth Speaks!

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)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Some Gospel Soul That Will Blow Your Mind

Here on the moment that I enter the fourth decade of my life I find that it's music that has always been by my side. And not just any music either. Too many people rely on the commercial classic rock, R&B, jazz, whatever-crap-they're-force-feeding-your-brain FM/AM radio drivel, and they don't take a chance on true quality music from any genre. I love all genres, but I've been schooled in the finer arts of non-commercial radio, which means that I will not settle for what the commercial stations and major labels tell me is quality.

I just found this fabulous 1976 Gospel/Funk gem tonight. I searched and found it for sale online for almost $80 US dollars, used. On this, the minutes before I turn 40, I offer it as a gift to you, my friends. Enjoy.

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Season in Hell #7: Radio Valencia: Somebody better censor me

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. The links are one hour each.

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

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Season in Hell #6: Radio Valencia: Project Censored

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.

Here's the link to the San Francisco Bay Guardian's annual story on the book.


As always, hour one is new music, hour two is live music. Enjoy.

Here's the link to hour one:

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

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Season in Hell #5: Radio Valencia: I Love Livin' in the City

Lot's of new, fine music to rock your groove to. Also, some fine extended, live jams in the second hour.

Here's the link to the first hour.
Here's the link to 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)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

9 Mile Bike Ride Through the Presidio

Wow, I've owned my Rockhopper for about 10 years, maybe more, but today Catherine and I went on the best, and most tiring ride of my life. She lives in the Haight, so we took off from there, through the Panhandle, up Arguello, into the Presidio, to Lincoln, to Baker Beach, where we took a bit of a break. Then down the hill, through Sea Cliff (past Robin Williams' house), past the Palace of the Legion of Honor, past the Cliff House, and down to the Park Chalet for a well-deserved burger. After that it was through Golden Gate Park on back to the homestead.

Damn if my body didn't earn this rest. That was awesome. I took some hills well, took a few more breaks than expected, but overall happily surprised myself.

Just one more reason I love this women. We keep pushing each other to do the best things life has to offer. Thanks baby.

Monday, September 06, 2010

A Season in Hell #4: Radio Valencia - Kevin Pina and Haiti

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

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Season in Hell #3: Radio Valencia

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

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)

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Season in Hell #2: Radio Valencia

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.

Here's the link. Click on the August 23 podcast, parts one and two.


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

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Season in Hell #1: Radio Valencia

My first show at my new radio station, Radio Valencia. I'm thrilled beyond words. Thanks to a great staff.

Here's the link to the podcast. It's broken into two one-hour parts.

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)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Radio Valencia is on the air!!!

It's been a while, but I'm back on the "air".

Since my departure from FCCFreeRadio last March, I've been involved in creating a new and very much improved, radio station in SF, Radio Valencia.

A Season in Hell, Monday's 8-10pm.

My old friend Chicken John, whom I have done many shows since 1995, including Church of the Bleeding Ulcer, You Asked for it, Lost Vegas, and the Power Tool Drag Races, asked me to help him set up a true community radio station. It didn't take me two seconds to jump at the opportunity.

After consulting with some roustabouts, that included Trademark G. of Evolution Control Committee, and Wrybread of Photoboof, it was decided that we can make this happen.

That was in April.

Today we flipped the switch!!!

We have 30 people on staff, and 24 two-hour weekly shows, featuring some of the best SF has to offer, including the Ask Dr. Hal Show, KROB, Drinks with Tony, and The Sound of Plaid (ECC), just to name but a few.

I've been involved in bay area radio since 1988, and micro-powered radio since I co-founded Radio Free Burning Man back in 1994. I have not been this excited about a radio station since I witnessed the immediate response RFBM would get from that community.

I truly believe that Radio Valencia has the power to drive the community as the bulletin board with the megaphone, all neighborhoods deserve to have.

At this moment the website is a shambles and the board looks like it's had one too many beers spilled on it, but that's what I love about community. Everyone is coming together to make this thing happen. In time the website will kick ass, we'll have a new board, and other flashy bells and whistles a radio station needs to rock.

At least the automated playlist which plays when there is no live show, doesn't suck.

A station with no meetings? A station with no mandated promos to play? A station where the DJs are encouraged to create art two hours a week, with no interruption? A station that is actively searching for inspired people to come and play with us, no strings attached? A station that hopes to inspire a community? That's my kind of station. Sign me up!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Blackhawks Win!!!!

The only sport I really care about is ice hockey. It must have something to do with my late maternal grandfather, Chuck Workman; a Canadian, a WWII vet, and a hockey player. I was born in Toledo, Ohio, and for some reason I never cared for the Detroit Red Wings. My dad used to race stock cars their, where he had a lot of fun. He and I are very close, so you would think I would be a Red Wings fan, but no, I'm a Blackhawks fan. Maybe it's the jersey. Tonight marks only their fourth Stanley Cup Championship, and their first since 1961.

My sister, Julie, bought me a jersey about 20 years ago. I've loved wearing it, and take pride when I do.

When the San Jose Sharks came to the Bay Area, I got very excited. Having lived in the Bay Area since late 1982, I was long waiting an NHL team. Today, it's safe to say I'm a fan of both teams. It was hard to see the Sharks go down to the Hawks, in four games, in the Western Conference Finals this year. But if they were to go down to any team, it had to be the Blackhawks.

Congratulations Chicago Blackhawks on a great season, and a great second season (any hocky fan knows that the playoffs (the "second season") is when the real hockey season begins.

I'll savior this moment, and hope it's not another 49 years before they win it again.

Friday, March 26, 2010

I've been fired from the best radio stations. Er, I mean, no I haven't.

Stay tune for the deets, but John Hell is off the air for a little while. I'm no longer involved with FCCFreeRadio. It was fun, it was real, but it sure wasn't, well you know the rest.

Oh the drama is AMAZING! I love this stuff.

See you on the radio.


Monday, March 15, 2010

A Season in Hell #41: Me, You and Everyone Who Owes Me Money

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
The Devil's Chasing Me: The Reverend Horton Heat

Glitter Freeze Ft. Mark E. Smith: Gorillaz
I'm New Here: Gil Scott-Heron
A Minor Altercation: Nice Face

Firecracker: Opal Axis
Ain't No Grave: Johnny Cash
Home (RAC Mix): Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Jail La La: Dum Dum Girls
Frost Hammer: High On Fire
We Need A Lot More Jesus: Wayne Raney
Shit Luck: Modest Mouse

A More Perfect Union: Titus Andronicus
Do I Look Like a Slut: Avenue D

Concert Outlook

Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky: Lou Donaldson
Express Yourself: NWA
New Whirl Odor: Public Enemy
Kill the Poor: Dead Kennedy's
Furious Five and Grandmaster Flash

Damn Sam the Miracle Man: Damn Sam the Miracle Man and the Soul Congregation
Strength Thru Shopping: Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine
Let It Be Me: Nina Simone

The Other One->Cryptical Envelopment: Grateful Dead (04-15-70)
Country Roads: Toots and the Maytals (04-22-78)
Epicenter: Giant Sand (03-19-94)

Friction: Television (8-31-77)
Gloria: Patti Smith (01-30-76)

Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen: Santana (06-13-70)

Monday, March 08, 2010

A Season in Hell #40: DJ Justin Credible and Puzzling Evidence

I had long-time friends and DJs DJ Justin Credible and Puzzling Evidence on my show tonight. It was the silliest show I've done in a ling time.

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
What do you want from Life: The Tubes

Friends: Flight of the Conchords
Green Grass (Tom Waits cover):Cibelle

Sunlight: The Tuneyards
Brother's gonna work it out: Willie Hutch
Education of a Black Man: Schooly D
She's a Lady/
A More Perfect Union: Titus Andronicus

I can't stand the Rain: Ann Peebles
Me and My Vibrator: Suzie Seacell
John Hell and Justin Credible RFBM 1996/Drinking out of Cups (youtube)
Mona Lisa: Slick Rick
Walking in the Rain: Flash and the Pan
Don't stop the Music: Yarbrough and Peoples
Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor: Flight of the Conchords
I'm on a Boat: The Lonely Island

You've Got the Love (XX remix):Florance and the Machine

Cha Cha Cha: Mexican Sound Institute
Battle of Bongo Hill: Herbalizer

Til Sun's in Your Eyes: DJ Vadim
First Time: The Junior Boys
Two Fools: Francine King
Your Man My Man: Betty Davis
Funky Woman: Parliament

C Is For Cookie: Cookie Mongoloid
Pass it On: The Knife

Can you get to that?: Funkadelic
Here comes the sun (Nina Simone cover of the Beatles): Francoise K (remix)

Panty: Monsieur Dolor Et Les Guitar Boys
Moment: Damian Lazarus
Cornbread and Butter Beans: Carolina Chocolate Drops
I'll Meet You There: The Mother Truckers

Honolulu Rock-A Roll-A: Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Dream a Little Dream of Me: Zee Avi
Love and Affection: Segun Bucknor

Skot Kuiper came by at the end to talk about the Death of San Francisco.

Monday, March 01, 2010

A Season in Hell #39: Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner-> Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Jet Boy Jet Girl: Elton Motello

All the pretty little horses: Mark Growden-DJ Vordo Remix
Four Score Part One->Four Score Part Two: Titus Andronicus

First Of The Gang To Die (Morrisey cover): Zee Avi

Tony Dushane interview

Winter Dies: Midlake
Flume: Bon Iver

Tony Dushane interview

Baby Doll (Alex Chilton cover): The Duke Spirit
Pornography: Bongwater

Tony Dushane interview (reads from his book)

Bird on a Wire: Leonard Cohen
Plebe Por Vida: La Plebe
Think Locally, Fuck Globally: Gogol Bordello

Mondo Bondage > Don't Touch Me There > Mondo Bondage Reprise: The Tubes (4-23-76)

High Roller: Cheap Trick (3-28-97)
When the Music's Over: The Doors (09-20-68)

John Zorn's Masada Marathon
Abrons Arts Center, New York City
??: Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits (2-17-10)
??: Ben Goldberg Quartet (2-17-10)
Lelabel: Jamie Saft Trio (2-18-10)

??: Masada String Trio (2-18-10)
Haamiah: Masada Quintet with Chris Potter (2-18-10)
Rahtiel: Masada Quintet with Chris Potter (2-18-10)

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Season in Hell #38: Talkin' Education Budget Blues

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Express Yourself: NWA

Beat The Devil's Tattoo: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Boy From School (Hot Chip Cover): Grizzly Bear
Sad Eyed Lady of The Lowlands (Bob Dylan): Phoenix
Heaven Can Wait (Nosaj Thing Remix): Charlotte Gainsbourg
Repulsion: Quasi

Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle: Jay Reatard

Ken Tray-UESF

As the Sun Still Burns Away: Ten Years After

Ken Tray-UESF

Perfect Day: Duran Duran
Slum Goddess: The Fugs

Ken Tray-UESF

The Honey Pies: Too Cool for School
Deep Down in Florida: Muddy Waters

Snuff: Slayer
Teardrops from my Eyes: Ray Condo and his Ricochets

Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways: Santana (10-10-70)

Oh Sister->One More Cup of Coffee: Bob Dylan (12-08-75)

Eyes of the World->China Doll: Grateful Dead (03-19-73)

Running Away->Crazy Baldheads: Bob Marley (04-27-79)

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Season in Hell #37: I'm Up in Smoke

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Jet Airliner: Paul Pena

(She's So) Selfish: The Knack
Am I Black Enough for You: Schoolly D
The Deacon: Brute Force
Because (acapella): The Beatles (for my girl)
A Change is Gonna Come: Otis Redding

Do Do Wap Is Strong In Here: CURTIS MAYFIELD
If I Only Had A Brain: Abbey Lincoln

Khebar: Bar Kokhba Sextet
Frisco Blues: John Lee Hooker

Hey Everyone: Boris!
Set Me Straight: Melvins

Black Original: Boris!!
Set Me Straight: Cows
...and hear nothing: Boris!!!
The Escape: Radio Moscow

Doin' It To Death: James Brown
Gunslinging Bird: Mingus
I Met Roky Erickson: Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston

Down to the Nightclub: Tower of Power (5-14-74)
Baby, Please Don't Go: Muddy Waters & the Rolling Stones (11-22-81)
Further on up the Road: The Band with Eric Clapton (11-25-76)

Debris Slide: Pavement (1-27-96)
Plateau: Meat Puppets (09-21-84)
Song Long Baby, Goodbye: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men (12-06-03)

Rainbow: Boris (4-19-09)
Nefertiti: Herbie Hancock (7-11-81)

Hope: Dirty Three (06-07-98)

Monday, February 08, 2010

A Season in Hell #36: No Balloon for Me

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Ruby Soho (Rancid Cover): Vampire Weekend
I saw you complete done: El Camino Real

Henry the Van: Danny and the Champions of the World
One Life Stand: Hot Chip

Batwood: The Dry Spells
Down In The Valley: Dead Letter Chorus
Crescent City: Lucinda Williams
Lakes Of Pontchartrain: The Be Good Tanyas

Bitch: The New Up
The Trooper: Iron Maiden
Hard Rain (Messengers Remix): J.Period & K'NAAN

Chittlins Con Carne: Big John Patton
Big Fat Funky Shirley: Clifford Coulter

Lust for Life: Girls
Acts of Man: Midlake
Arms Against Atrophy: Titus Andronicus
Rock and Roll Sa Ulan: Juan de la Cruz (The band not the man)
Hear My Train A Comin': Jimi Hendrix
Backseat Betty: Miles Davis

Power Out: Arcade Fire
Kool Thing: Sonic Youth
You Got To Move: Willie Dixon

The Letter: Joe Cocker (04-26-70)
Unchain My Heart: Link Wray (09-74 KSAN)

Well All Right: Santana: (05-23-80)
Overture->It's a Boy->What about the Boy->Amazing Journey/Sparks: The Who (11-02-69)

Natural Woman: Aretha Franklin (06-12-71)
Sweet Home Chicago: Taj Mahal (05-16-73)

Ain't No Sunshine: Bill Withers (BBC in Concert 1973)
John Lee Hooker: Syd Barrett (08-12-74)
King of California: Dave Alvin (02-18-05)

Monday, February 01, 2010

A Season in Hell #35: Broadcasting til I Die...and then a few days after that.

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Lost Daughter: The Dry Spells
Comfortably Numb: Scissor Sisters

Maxwell's Silver Hammer: Steve Martin
I Want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper: Erika Eigen
Touch of Evil: Man or Astroman
Touch of Evil Trailer
Theme from an Imaginary Western: D.C. 3

Bandits: Midlake
I Think of Demons: Roky Erickson
Michael Jackson: National Hardwood Floor Association
Fuck the Police (edit): NWA
Everyone Loves Flanders: The Simpsons
Jeepster: T. Rex
Blah, Blah, Blah: Lenny Bruce
25 Minutes to Go: Johnny Cash

The Fightin' Side of Me: Merle Haggard
Amos Moses: Jerry Reed
El Paso: Marty Robbins

Jubilee Train/Do Re Mi/ Promised Land: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men
I Want to be Your Dog: Uncle Tupelo

Crazy: Patsy Cline
Lost Someone: Cat Power
May This Be Love: Emmylou Harris (for Saucy)
Muswell Hillbilly: The Kinks
Rise up with Fists!: Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins

Heart of the Sunrise: Yes (08-25-02)
Playin' in the Band: Grateful Dead (10-09-72)

What's he Building in There: Tom Waits (09-19-99)
Tom Violence: Sonic Yount (08-17-90)

Last Goodbye: Jeff Buckley (05-05-95)

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Season in Hell #34: No Recess

Click here to listen to this fabulous show. You have until 3am, February 2nd, to enjoy it. Get crackin'!

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner-> Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Uncontrollable Urge: DEVO
I Say Fuck: Supersuckers
School: Nirvana

In and Out of Grace: Mudhoney
John the Fisherman: Primus

In the Cage: Genesis
Eminence Front: The Who

Flip, Flop and Fly: Big Joe Turner
Crazy About You Baby: Howlin' Wolf
Rollin' and Tumblin': Muddy Waters
Boom Boom: Rube Waddell
It Must Have Been the Devil: Otis Spann

Done Somebody Wrong: Elmore James
Dimples: Allman Brothers Band
Cocaine Blues: Rev. Gary Davis
Messin' With The Kid: Junior Wells

Early Mornin' Blues: Lightnin' Hopkins
Crawlin' King Snake: John Lee Hooker
I Don't Know: Blues Brothers
Smokestack Lightnin': Howlin' Wolf

I Got A Mind To Give Up Livin': Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Runnin' Away->Crazy Baldheads: Bob Marley (10-28-79)
Who Do You Love: George Thorogood (1989)

Sugar Mountain: Neil Young (02-01-71)
Couldn't Stand the Weather: Stevie Ray Vaughn (04-29-90)

I Wish I Was In New Orleans > When The Saints Go Marching In: Tom Waits (1978)
When the Saints Go Marchin' In: Louis Armstrong (04-14-62)
Hafla'ah: Masada (04-10-96)
Bridge Over Troubled Water: Aretha Franklin (06-12-71)

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Season in Hell #33: Til Death Do Us Part

Rotten Ronnie Donovan, of Firehouse Kustom Posters dropped in for some discussion tonight. If you know Ron, then you'll know to tune in. If you don't know Ron, then you're in for some f-bomb entertainment.

Click here for the podcast of this show. A reminder, this show will be up for one week, following broadcast.

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up In Smoke: Cheech & Chong
Always Wanting More: Jay Reatard

It Ain't Gonna Save Me: Jay Reatard
Get Down, Get Funky (Leftside Wobble Edit): Teddy Pendergrass
Tell the World How I Feel About You: Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

BJ The DJ: Carl Smith
BJ and the Bear Theme
Loose Talk: Carl Smith; Carlene Carter

Television, the Drug of the Nation: The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy
Earth People: Dr. Octagon
Bone House: The Dead Weather

New In Town: Little Boots

Tangerine: KIRK
Concert Outlook with John Hell and Ron Donovan
This Rhythm: Filthy Dukes
New Medium: Faded Paper Figures
5:15: The Who
Out of the Blue: Julian Casablancas

John and Ron Donovan talk about dead people.
Arms Against Atrophy: Titus Andronicus

Ain't No Friend of Mine: MonoMen

Scumbag Blues: Them Crooked Vultures (11-19-09)
The Song Remains the Same-> The Rain Song: Led Zeppelin (2-28-75)

Creole Love Call: Rahssan Roland Kirk (10-19-67)

Stare it Cold: The Black Crowes 12-06-09

Sunshine of Your Love: Cream (5-05-05)

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Season in Hell #32: Punk, Funk and Junk

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Orgasm Addict: The Buzzcocks
Search and Destroy: Iggy and the Stooges
She Shook Me Cold: David Bowie
Book of the Subgenius: J.R. "Bob" Dobbs

Mutiny in Heaven: The Birthday Party
Devil's Rodeo: Diamanda Galas and John Paul Jones
Scumbag Blues: Them Crooked Vultures
The Big Three Killed My Baby: White Stripes
Four Score And Seven: Titus Andronicus

Pizza My Coat: Knight School
Sweet Child O' Mine: Taken By Trees
'Cross the Breeze: Sonic Youth

Chameleon: Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters
Killing is my Business...and Business is Good: Megadeath
Farewell: Boris
What a Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong
Ring of Fire: Johnny Cash

Gauze: Red Red Meat
El Hard Attack: White Denim
Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac: Dizzy Gillespie
Holloway Jail: The Kinks

Senor (with Carlos Santana): Bob Dylan (6-28-84)
Little Sister/Get Back: Elvis Presley (2-23-71)

Badge: Cream (05-05-05)
Rock Candy: Montrose (12-26-74)

Footprints: Miles Davis (04-12-70)
It Covers The Hillside: Midlake

Shield Whip: Deastro
Up In Smoke Reprise: Cheech & Chong

Monday, January 04, 2010

Run For The Lilies

John Hell introduces his 2010 "Run for the Lilies"! You come up with the a list of 10 famous people you believe will dead by 12-31-10, and send that list to me, by 02-04-10. The winner will get a prize to be determined.

Send your entries to by February 4, 2010 to be entered.

Good luck.

A Season in Hell #31: Hellsploitation

Here's the link to tonight's show. It's only up for one week though. Let me tell you, this is one hell of a show too.

I just purchased "Can you dig it? The Music and Politics of Black Action Film, 1968-1975" at Aquarius Records in SF, recently. This show is dedicated to the funky in all of us.

She Watch Channel Zero: Public Enemy
Down Home Girl: The Coasters

Make it Good to Yourself: James Brown
Coffy is the Color: Roy Ayers
Easin' In: Edwin Starr
Blacula: Gene Page
Theme from Cleopatra Jones: Joe Simon (talkover)

Charlie: Don Costa
The Hands of Time: Perfect Circle
Lady Day and John Coltrane: Gil Scott-Heron
Steppin' in Her I. Miller Shoes: Betty Davis
What a Man: Linda Lyndell

Sun Flower: East New York Ensemble de Music
Out to Lunch: Eric Dolphy
Great House: The Pharaohs

Aragon: Roy Ayers
Coffy Trailer
We People Who Are Darker Than Blue: Curtis Mayfield
Black Caesar Trailer
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown

My Automobile: Parliament
Car Thief: Beastie Boys
Across 110th Street Trailer
Across 110th Street: Bobby Womack

Devil's Got Your Mind: San Francisco TKOS
Truck Turner Trailer
Sweet Talk: Marvin Holmes and the Uptights

Up In Smoke Reprise - Cheech & Chong: Cheech & Chong