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!