Monday, September 20, 2021

Hell's Kitchen Radio #450: Roommate Radio At It's Finest

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Music and mayhem for two hours. You're good with that, right? I really had no chance, btw. I have to keep up appearances. I really listen to Helen Reddy and Montovani at home. You knew that though. You're smart like that. I'm boring as all get out. Dad jokes a-plenty! I plug my ears through all this music you hear during my show. Blech. Who needs it? amiright?????

And then there's the guests! Sheesh! Who the Hell wants to talk to people? I really just want to sink into my comfy couch, eat some bon-bons and watch train videos on YouTube. 

First hour is some stuff, follower by things. Ha! New music from Red Fang, Toshi Kasai and Daddy Longhead. Such goodness coming from these artists. I'm looking forward to interviewing producer, engineer, electronics wiz Toshi Kasai in the upcoming weeks.

Second hour brings a visit from the one and only Mike Dingle of the 3rd Thursday Band, and Marlon Kasberg of KFJC (I won't share his airname, but you will know him when you hear him). They stopped in to talk up this weekend hullabaloo happening at Winters Tavern in Pacific, Saturday and Sunday, featuring a tribute to the late. great rock/punk saxophonist Steve Mackay. The interview was fun and way too much roommate radio, but silly nonetheless. 

There's also some great music featuring Steve Mackay late in the second hour.

If you really want to give a listen to what a bunch of idiots who have known one another for 20+ years in and around the music and radio history, forgetting that they're on the radio, and ignoring the listeners, then you really want to give this a lesson. To be honest though, Marlon and I did our best to keep Dingle on point, and talking directly into the microphone. I love that guy. 

Come to this show!

Enjoy.

jh

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Religion: PIL
Strange Times in Casablanca: John Cale

Will You Still Love Me: Dave Barker and the Upsetters
Beautiful and Dangerous: Desmond Dekker
Girls With Guns: Bongos, Bass and Bob

Unreal Estate: Red Fang
Hadasha: Bar Kokhba

The Hunt Is On: Toshi Kasai
What Did I Feed The Dogs: Daddy Longhead

"Interview" with Mike Dingle and Marlon Kasberg

Los Altos Blues: Steve Mackay
Baghdad: Steve Mackay

Capital: Amyl and the Sniffers
Rock Island Line: Leadbelly
Let There Be Dark: Dark Carnival

Sunday, September 19, 2021

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Joni Mitchell (1969) & Simon and Garfunkel (1968)

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Monday's are a time I really look forward to. I get to dive into my bootleg library and choose something special I think you'll enjoy. I recently had a listener chime in asking what folk I have. I have a ton of folk, by a bunch of great artists. Tonight I have two shows from two artists at the peak of their folk prowess.

First up, Joni Mitchell live at the Mississippi River Festival, Southern Illinois University, July 7, 1969. This is shortly after her award winning, and gold certified album "Clouds" was released. She in fine form here with her songs and banter.

There is some scratchy vinyl sounds on this boot, but well worth sharing with you. 

LINEAGE: Boot LP -> Sound Forge 6.0 at 24 bit 96Khz -> click and crackle remover plus lite NR scrubbing ->Bit conversion to 16 bit ->Resampling to 44100hz (Noise shaping was applied to this and the previous process) ->Track Splitup ->FLAC via Flac Frontend Level 6, sectors aligned and verified>WAV>Cool Edit Pro v1.2>FLAC 6


The headliner tonight is the one and only Simon and Garfunkel, live at the Hollywood Bowl, August 23, 1968. This is everything you know it's supposed to be. A stellar soundboard, and performance from a duo that was hard to beat at this point in their career. Performed a few short months following the release of "Bookends", this show is considered one of the finest in a magnificent career. And the recording is incredible.

Lineage: SBD > unknown > CDR > act > FLAC

As usual, following the Monday night show, I will post the link at the top of this page for you to download this show and keep it. 

If you miss seeing live music as much as I have, then I think you're really going to enjoy my Monday night Live Bootleg Bonanza on Radio Valencia. I have thousands of shows from hundreds of artists and bands, spanning many genres. Every Monday is a chance for me to share some treats with you. I hope you enjoy and share the music. MAKE A REQUEST!!!

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix, Hell's Kitchen Radio. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Hell's Kitchen Radio #449: Shake This!

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It has been almost two full years since I have hosted a guest in the studio. Monday night I was pleased to have Patsy and Giovanni "The Cleaner" mAcdonald, from the greatest rock and roll band in the world, Shake Well, join me in the second hour, talking up their new release and upcoming show at Ivy Room, Thursday night, September 16th, featuring TJ mAcdonald, who sounds a lot like Eric McFadden, on guitar. Eric and Kate Vargas are headlining this show.

The mAcdonald family are a curious bunch, and Patsy shares some stories I don't think the rest of the family are too keen on you all knowing. Be sure to check out the interview. They also brought along some tracks for the soon-to-be-released new album. 

There's plenty of new music throughout the show tonight. Amyl and the Sniffers, Toshi Kasai, Paul Leary, Kate Vargas, Meatbodies, and Negativland. Whew, that's a lot.



Music bed generously produced and donated by Adam MacKintosh

Enjoy.

jh

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Freaks to the Front: Amyl and the Sniffers
Do You Like To Eat A Cow: Paul Leary
Eat Steak: Reverend Horton Heat

I'm Goin' Mad: Scorpions
I'm Here To Kill You: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats

Stumbling Through The Jungle: Toshi Kasai with Clem Burke
Lazy Stoned Monk: Kikagaku Moyo
Go Slow: Fela Kuti

Interview with Shake Well

Like Water: Shake Well
Too High: Shake Well

Interview with Shake Well

Hawaii: Shake Well
Glorieta to the Holy Place: Kate Vargas
Hey Bulldog: Eric McFadden

Your Time Is Gonna Come: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Human Fly: The Cramps
Reach for the Sunn: Meatbodies

Snake Oil Charmer: Mudhoney
Alien Boy: Wipers
Abstract "I": Sun Ra

Open Your Mouth: Negativland
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Check out the video for "Too High" from Shake Well below.


Sunday, September 12, 2021

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Miles Davis (1970) & Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1972)

 

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Another Monday, another opportunity for me to share some live delights with all of you. This wasn't an easy one. I've been asking for requests and a fellow asked for some Miles Davis, but wants me to surprise him. That's just too much responsibility!!!! I have over 100 shows of Miles from 1946 all the way up to his final year performing, and each show is either a radio broadcast or soundboard. This is too much for one person to decide. So I chose to go the Bitches Brew era. 

I've got one of his hottest shows from 1970. He did a run of shows at both the Fillmore East in NYC, and the Fillmore West in SF (opening for the Grateful Dead during the SF run!!!). I can only imagine what those hippies thought sitting there, stoned out of their heads waiting for the psychedelic headliner to come on, and here's Miles as bad ass as always, blowing their minds! Damn! I know the Dead were really inspired by his performances during the April 1970 run at Fillmore West. 

Enjoy this treat from March 6, 1970. The Davis Sextet opened for Neil Young and Crazy Horse and The Steve Miller Blues Band for two nights at the Fillmore East, March 6-7 (Friday-Saturday). There were two shows each night. Columbia recorded both nights, but this show remains unissued. This two-night gig is Wayne Shorter's last as a member of the Sextet. (He did remain with Davis for a studio date on March 17.)

For the record, Miles could not stand Steve Miller. He did enjoy and respect Jerry Garcia however. Read his autobiography "Miles", for all the juicy details.

Lineage: SBD > ? > Trade CDR > AIFF > FLAC


For the second show tonight, not a request, but something I thought with compliment the Miles Davis set. I've got a man too many called a carny, considering his ability to play multiple woodwinds and brass instruments at once. And he was blind to top it off! I'm talking about Rahsaan Roland Kirk. This show from March 3, 1972 comes to us from a performance in Hamburg, Germany, and may be an audience in a radio studio; I'm not certain. This is the second set only, as the first set appears to be unavailable. But what a set! Kirk aims to please. He shows you the theme and then throws it out the window until the end. 

Lineage: EAC > Audacity (normalization - Noises cutting) > TLH (SBE - Flac 8)

As usual, following the Monday night show, I will post the link at the top of this page for you to download this show and keep it. 

If you miss seeing live music as much as I have, then I think you're really going to enjoy my Monday night Live Bootleg Bonanza on Radio Valencia. I have thousands of shows from hundreds of artists and bands, spanning many genres. Every Monday is a chance for me to share some treats with you. I hope you enjoy and share the music. MAKE A REQUEST!!!

Have you tried out our iPhone or Android app yet? Get them where you get your phone apps. I love the iPhone app and use it every day.

Stick around Monday's 8-10PM Pacific for my weekly music mix. Lots of new music to share with you every week.

Enjoy and pay it forward.

jh

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Monday, September 06, 2021

Hell's Kitchen Radio #448: For Your Edification

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Another Monday, another chance for me to share some great music with you all. I started in radio in the Fall of 1988, when I was at the College of San Mateo and took radio classes, so I could be at KCSM, Jazz-91 on the campus. I was also working at Tower Records in San Mateo at the time. One of my colleagues was a DJ near the South Bay at 89.7FM KFJC, located at Foothill Junior College, just south of Stanford. When she heard I was at KCSM, she told me I should come down to KFJC and check it out. I was floored; I thought of KFJC as an exclusive station, with the cream of the crop of subversive DJs, always pushing the limits of what was "acceptable" radio. I first showed up there in late Fall 1988, and stuck around until 1997.

KFJC taught me that I had a responsibility to push the limits. Where else are you going to be turned onto music that will captivate and elevate you to a higher consciousness? Indeed.

So tonight you're going to get what I always give you: good musical medicine. Tribute to Lee "Scratch" Perry; new Ty Segall and Meatbodies; krautrock from Embryo; kraut-influenced from MV and EE; birthday wishes to Roger Waters and much much more,

I've been doing this radio thing for over 30 years now, but it still feels fresh every week. I love finding new music, or music that's new to me, so I can share it all with you. I hope you enjoy this recent presentation.

Enjoy.

jh

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Thank You, America: The Celibate Rifles
Anti-Song: (Ex) Cat Heads

Full Experience: Lee "Scratch" Perry ft. Aura
Killing Floor: Electric Flag
Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth: Dead Boys

Pictures: Ty Segall
Hypnagogia: Death Valley Girls
A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die: Flesh Eaters

Higgs Boson Blues: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Norwegian Wood: Psychedelic Guitar Circus

Walking on the Water: Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Poor Boy Excursions: MV and EE

Espagña, Si, Franco No: Embryo
Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict: Pink Floyd

Night Time Hidden Faces: Meatbodies
C 'N' C - S Mithering: The Fall

Crack Mountain: Natural Child
Good Night, Sleep Tight: Lawrence Welk Singers