Monday, July 17, 2017

Hell's Kitchen Radio #309: Cash & Cave

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This ain't no bar fight (though I'm fairly confident that Cash would win). No, this is a love fest. Johnny Cash and Nick Cave have more in common, musically, than many other combos. Cave has claimed that it was the fire and brimstone preachers of the American south that have inspired him the most in his songwriting, while Cash lived it by being raised there!

I've been wanting to host this special for a while now, but it's not easy with only two hours to cover two men of such musical prominence. I'm sure the critics can tear my sets apart, which is fine. How would you improve on this show? Leave comments. In retrospect, I could have played Cave's version of "The Singer", and left out the Cash/Dylan duet. Other than that I could have used about six more hours to really do them justice. Thanks to everyone who offered their suggestions on my FB thread.

Next Monday night will feature lots of new music and some psych jams.



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Mercy Seat: Johnny Cash
Flesh and Blood: Johnny Cash
Devil's Right Hand: Johnny Cash

Red Right Hand: Nick Cave
Moonland: Nick Cave
There She Goes My Beautiful World: Nick Cave

Delia's Gone: Johnny Cash
Cocaine Blues: Johnny Cash
Stagger Lee: Nick Cave
Where the Wild Roses Grow: Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue
Give My Love to Rose: Johnny Cash

Redemption Song: Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer
I've Been Everywhere: Johnny Cash and Lynn Anderson
The Ship Song: Nick Cave

Tupelo: Nick Cave
Jennifer's Veil: Birthday Party
The Folk Singer: Johnny Cash
Girl From North Country: Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan

25 Minutes to Go: Johnny Cash
Don't Take Your Guns To Town: Johnny Cash
Wanted Man: Johnny Cash
Jubilee Street: Nick Cave

Super Heathen Child: Grinderman
Hurt: Johnny Cash

Cindy: Johnny Cash and Nick Cave
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry: Johnny Cash and Nick Cave

I cannot lie, "There She Goes My Beautiful World" is so damn beautiful, I think it's my favorite Nick Cave song. This version in particular is brilliant. Enjoy.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Hell's Kitchen Radio #308: Fourth of Hell

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It's a total shock to have any idea where or when any of my shows may or may not be listened to, if at all! I say this, because it hit me a long while back that since you can download these shows, it's always possible, albeit a slim shot, that you are listening to this show in the far distant future on some media player, deep on the outskirts of a space system, having never even stepped foot on Earth. You've only heard passing mention of this long-dead orb. And what you've heard are meager little bits of nonesuch info that has honestly left you responding "meh". And who can really blame you?

I can!

This planet has had its ups and downs, but it's the only planet we have at this time. So you can float there all smug in the Aldebaran system with your flying everything, and ability to beam everything and anything anywhere at any time, but for me and my friends and family in July of 2017 we'll keep on fighting the good fight, making love, rocking out, and flying like an eagle, thank you very much.

Little Lauson Hell joined me on the air this past Monday, for what was her 9th visit to the Radio Valencia studios. Below I link to her previous shows. It's a trip watching her grow up on the radio. I remember how shy she was the first time she was with me. I think she was maybe 7 years old. I always say about that first episode "she was shy until she was no longer shy". Lauson didn't bring much music to the show on this night, but we spoke about her recently completing 7th grade, her fun-filled summer, and her goals for 8th grade. She's got wit, I'll give her that.

Once again I streamed video via FB Live. Thanks for all who tuned in. I honestly don't see what's so fascinating about watching a DJ cue up records, but knock yourself out. My buddy, and musical realization of a childhood dream I had all gone to pot, Adam Mackintosh tuned in and gave me permission to play his recent cover of the pat mAcdonald classic "Future's So Bright". If you recall the Timbuk 3 tune, then you really do need to listen to this latest version, which is about to make it onto a huge 100 song compilation at tribute to Pat. Brilliant!

Adam also introduced me to singer Liv Mueller last week via the Marco Polo app. Have you seen this app? What a voice she has! WOW! Deep, dark and sultry. You can find her release "Liv Sings Light of the Valley, Shadow of the Mountain" on iTunes.

I guess in my weird, subversive sort of way, much of the music on Monday night was somehow or another related to 'merica.

Little Lauson Hell's many visits to Hell's Kitchen:
First show in 2012
Second show in 2014
Third show also in 2014
Fourth show in spring of 2015
Fifth show in the summer of 2015
Sixth show in summer 2016 along with Saucy!
Seventh show was also during summer 2016
Eight show was December 2016



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4th of July: X
4th of July, Asbury Park: Bruce Springsteen

US Blues: Grateful Dead
Summertime: Janis Joplin

Red House: Jimi Hendrix
Highway 61: Bob Dylan
New York State of Mind: Jay Z and Alicia Keys
Get It Together: Beasties Boys

Feeling Good: Avici
Voodoo Love: Liv Mueller

Future's So Bright: Adam Mackintosh
Have A Beer With Fear: Fear
Stars and Stripes of Corruption: Dead Kennedy's
Bales of Cocaine: Reverend Horton Heat

Fairly Local: Twenty One Pilots
What Do You Want From Life?: The Tubes
Hillbilly Math: Dale Crover

I Live For Cars and Girls: The Dictators
Work It: Missy Elliot
The Falcon Has Landed: Fu Manchu

I'm So Bored With the USA: The Clash

And because you so desperately want to relive the 80s in fine fashion, I give you Timbuk 3.