Monday, October 26, 2009

A Season in Hell #24 (FCCFreeRadio)

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Lake Of Fire (live): Meat Puppets

Since You've Been Gone: James Brown
River Deep, Mountain High: Ike and Tina Turner
A Series Of Water Mind ~ Rubens And The Cathedral: Angel in Heavy Syrup

Dazed & Chinese: Bongwater
History of an apology: Paul Rucker

H.M.A.: Boris
Chi Chi: Charlie Parker
Girl: T. Rex
Fearless: Pink Floyd
South of Heaven: Modest Mouse + Califone

Concert Outlook
Something of an End: My Brightest Diamond
Bandits: Midlake
That Woman's Got Me Drinking: Shane MacGowan and the Popes
Blah, Blah, Blah: Lenny Bruce
Strange Fruit (remix): Billy Holiday

A Bum Dream: Dirty 3
Chocolate Jesus: Tom Waits
Cinnamon Girl: Loop

Clash City Rockers: The Clash (8-17-82 Akron, OH)
Harold of the Rocks: Primus (11-17-93 Dallas, TX))
My Addidas: Run DMC (4/85 The Apollo Theater)

Don't You Eat That Yellow Snow->Nanook Rubs It->St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast->Father Oblivion: Frank Zappa (9-21-78 Poughkeepsie, NY)
My Way: Elvis (4-23-77 Toledo, OH)

Viva Las Vegas: Dead Kennedy's (10-15-80 Bonn, Germany)
The Last in Line: Dio (11-30-84 Oakland, CA)

Pete Goldie talking about U2 on youtube

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Season in Hell #23: Happy Birthday KFJC

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Polly Put The Kettle On: Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

Bob Ballou interview by Doc Pelzel 8-17-09 on KFJC

Munich: Editors
In This Light And On This Evening: Editors

Transmission: Low
He Got Game: Public Enemy Feat. Stephen Stills
James Brown: ghetto reality

The Smoke-Off: Shel Silverstein
Always Seem To Get Things Wrong: Willie Nelson
Walking In The Wind: Traffic

Do Right Woman, Do Right Man: Black Crowes (4-20-06)
Runnin Away->Crazy Baldheads: Bob Marley (4-17-80)
Half Way to a Three-Way: Jim O'Rourke (6-27-00)

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed: Allman Bros. (2-11-70)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

20th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

I was working at 97.3fm KRQR, on the 32nd floor of Embarcadero One, in downtown SF. I was in the main studio, sitting on a tall hydrolic lift chair, which had it's issues, when the quake hit. I thought at first that the chair was breaking, when all of a sudden the five-foot-tall cart rack, which held our commercials, directly next to me, fell over. We knew right away it was an earthquake.

I attempted to jump off the chair, and make a break for the door. It was not an easy thing to do. I never did make it there. Looking out the window, I saw the Bank of America building waving at us, and we were waving back.

Following the quake, the power at Embarcadero One was out. I was running between KRQR and KCBS. They had me running news copy to read on the air. All the staffers were in the studio with us, sharing their thoughts.

Eventually, I and the mail-room guy took off and walked all the way over to the Marina district to see the fire.

By the time I got back to the garage at the Embarcadero, the streets were very dark, except for the cars escaping out of the city, by crawling out, like roaches, creeping down the darkened streets.

The garage attendant waved me through the gate, which was nice, since I was on empty and had only four dollars in my pocket. I found the 76 station on 1st and Harrison open, put four dollars in, which then bought four gallons, enough to get me home in San Mateo.

I have a memory of going south bound on 280, but found an accident involving two Muni buses going north bound on the 280 south bound lanes. Hmm....

Strange thing about that day, all the women I spoke with earlier in the day had headaches. I also lost a watch that meant a lot to me, a few days previous, only to find it after the quake. That, along with the luck of using my last four dollars to purchase gas instead of paying the parking attendant, made for a very unusual day. And of course, the earthquake.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Season in Hell #22 (FCCFreeRadio): RE: Invention

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up In Smoke: Cheech and Chong
400 Bucks: Supersuckers
Take a Letter Maria: The Pleasure Barons
Mr. Plow: Homer Simpson
I Love the Living You: Roky Ericson

Hazey Jane II: Nick Drake
We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue: Curtis Mayfield
Bang, Bang: Nancy Sinatra
One More Cup of Coffee: Bob Dylan

Interview with Catherine Goerz

Give Me Wine Or Money: The Mekons

Interview with Catherine Goerz

Money: Bernadette Seacrest And Her Yes Men
Big Log: Robert Plant

Interview with Catherine Goerz

Happy Boy: Beat Farmers
Bullshit Summer: Lazy Cowgirls
More Than I Need: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra
Gut Feeling / (Slap Your Mammy): DEVO
Touch Me I'm Sick: Sonic Youth
One More Cup of Coffee: White Stripes

Get Behind the Mule: Tom Waits (Live)
Miss California Speech
Earth People: Dr. Octogon
Number One Son: Camera Obscura

Long White Cadillac: The Blasters (06-30-86)
Burn One Down: Ben Harper (02-15-04)

When Doves Cry: Ani DiFranco (03-21-98)
Working Man: Rush (07-14-02)
China->Rider: Grateful Dead (11-17-73)

Cymbaline: Pink Foyd (03-20-70)
B-Movie Boxcar Blues: Blues Brothers (12-31-78)

Monday, October 05, 2009

A Season in Hell #21 (FCCFreeRadio)

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Jubilee Train->Do Re Mi->Promised Land: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men

Gringo Honeymoon: Robert Earl Keen
Deeper Well: Emmylou Harris
Dry River: The Knitters

Freedom: Richie Havens
Angry Young Man: Steve Earle
Old 97's: Doreen
San Francisco Bay Blues: The Flatlanders
I Shall be Released: Earl Scruggs

Look for Me (I'll be around): Neko Case
Soul Kitchen: X
Sonic Reducer: Dead Boys
T: Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Mark Of Vaccination: Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Ace of Spades: Motorhead
Hobo Love: Rube Waddell
Do Re Mi: Woodie Guthurie
Pocahontas: Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Interview with DJ Irie Selecta

A Child Shall Lead: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra
Return Of The Grievous Angel: Gram Parsons

Interview with Pete Goldie

Dream a Little Dream/Blue Moon: Cat Power
What a Wonderful World: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl: Mark Lanegan
Long Black Veil: Johnny Cash

Shakedown Street: Grateful Dead (12-26-79)
Miller's Blues: Moby Grape (by request)

Five Long Years: Junior Wells
"B" Movie Boxcar Blues: Delbert McLinton
Madison Blues: Elmore James
Hey Bartender: Floyd Dixon