Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Season in Hell #139: Bears! Attack!

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.

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See you in two weeks.

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

Daddy Frank the Guitar Man: 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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Season in Hell #138: Brainwashing

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. It's obvious you don't have enough Slack.

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.

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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)

Thursday, June 06, 2013

A Season in Hell #137: In the OOOOOOZ

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.

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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