Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Some Gospel Soul That Will Blow Your Mind

Here on the moment that I enter the fourth decade of my life I find that it's music that has always been by my side. And not just any music either. Too many people rely on the commercial classic rock, R&B, jazz, whatever-crap-they're-force-feeding-your-brain FM/AM radio drivel, and they don't take a chance on true quality music from any genre. I love all genres, but I've been schooled in the finer arts of non-commercial radio, which means that I will not settle for what the commercial stations and major labels tell me is quality.

I just found this fabulous 1976 Gospel/Funk gem tonight. I searched and found it for sale online for almost $80 US dollars, used. On this, the minutes before I turn 40, I offer it as a gift to you, my friends. Enjoy.

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Season in Hell #7: Radio Valencia: Somebody better censor me

I don't know about you, but when I'm in the groove, it's hard to get me out of it. It used to be the radio shows I would record would never be the best one's. Well, no that they're all automatically recorded, I don't even have to think about it. The shows I've been doing since Radio Valencia began last August have been a lot of fun. Lots of great new music, and as always, live music that will make you feel like you're front row center.

Here's the tonight's show. The play list is below. The links are one hour each.

Hour One:
The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Roustabout: Elvis Presley

We Went Wild: Lord Huron
Winterlong: Pixies

Anxiety Block: Titus Andronicus
In My Time of Dying: Be Good Tanyas
Roscoe (Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve Remix): Midlake
Rope And Summit: Junip

Radio Valencia: Tango #9 and Zoli
Spies: Crushed Stars

Caesar: Ty Segall
Whole Lotta Sabbath (Zeppelin and Sabbath): Wax Audio

Hour Two:
In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (05-26-77)

Concert Outlook (Music by Naked City)
Feeling Alright: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Rehearsals)
Superstition: Stevie Wonder w/Buddy Miles (03-04-73)
High Roller: Cheap Trick (03-28-97)

Bridge Over Troubled Water: Aretha Franklin (06-12-71)
Ain't No Sunshine: Bill Withers (BBC 1973)

An American Trilogy: Elvis Presley

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Season in Hell #6: Radio Valencia: Project Censored

Check out the latest Project Censored 2009/2010 book. If you care at all for fair and balanced reporting, and not in the big corporate machine, that likes to hide the important information, just to keep us following like sheep being led to the slaughter, then you'll appreciate what Project Censored has to offer.

Here's the link to the San Francisco Bay Guardian's annual story on the book.


As always, hour one is new music, hour two is live music. Enjoy.

Here's the link to hour one:

The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
I Love Livin' in the City: FEAR
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Högdalstoppen: Dungen

Alone Again Or: Calexico
You Rascal You: Hanni El Khatib
Waterfall: Fresh and Onlys

Service Bell: Grizzly Bear & Feist
Mind Ride: JEFF the Brotherhood
The new improved hypocrisy: The Radio Dept.

Zombie: Fela Kuti & The Africa 70

...and here's the link to hour two:

It's a Man's World: James Brown (07-16-78)

Concert Outlook: Footprints : Miles Davis (04-12-70)

Creole Love Call: Roland Kirk (10-14-67)

Jackson: Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash (10-02-76)
Sheena is a Punk Rocker->
Havana Affair->
Commando: The Ramones (01-31-78)
There Ain't Shit on T.V. Tonight->
Don't Look Now->
Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth: Minutemen (05-12-84)

Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White): Meat Puppets (09-21-84)
An American Trilogy: Elvis Presley

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Season in Hell #5: Radio Valencia: I Love Livin' in the City

Lot's of new, fine music to rock your groove to. Also, some fine extended, live jams in the second hour.

Here's the link to the first hour.
Here's the link to the second hour.

Hour one:
The Finkelstein Shit Kid - Mr. Stoner->Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
I Love Livin' in the City: Fear
Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury: Rachel Bloom

Bugalu: Garotas Suecas
Music Is My Girlfriend: Let's Wrestle
Hey, Hey We're The Gories: The Gories
Night Jogger: Those Darlins

Good Friday (feat. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson): Kanye West
Mighty Mike: Imagine a Jump (John Lennon vs. Van Halen)
Post Acid: Wavves
Dirty: Woozy Viper

Funeral Song: Minks
Clawing Out At The Walls: Dominant Legs

Concert Outlook: Music by Jim Harris (FLOL)

Happy Animals: Futurebirds
Home: Glasser

Hour two:
Come Undone: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan (BBC 2010)
Run Like Hell: Primus (05-03-89 - KZSU)

If you Go: Syd Barrett (Last Recording 08-12-74)
All is Loneliness: Janis Joplin (1967)
Sirena: Dirty Three (06-07-98)

Scarlet Begonias->Fire on the Mountain: Grateful Dead (12-13-80)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

9 Mile Bike Ride Through the Presidio

Wow, I've owned my Rockhopper for about 10 years, maybe more, but today Catherine and I went on the best, and most tiring ride of my life. She lives in the Haight, so we took off from there, through the Panhandle, up Arguello, into the Presidio, to Lincoln, to Baker Beach, where we took a bit of a break. Then down the hill, through Sea Cliff (past Robin Williams' house), past the Palace of the Legion of Honor, past the Cliff House, and down to the Park Chalet for a well-deserved burger. After that it was through Golden Gate Park on back to the homestead.

Damn if my body didn't earn this rest. That was awesome. I took some hills well, took a few more breaks than expected, but overall happily surprised myself.

Just one more reason I love this women. We keep pushing each other to do the best things life has to offer. Thanks baby.

Monday, September 06, 2010

A Season in Hell #4: Radio Valencia - Kevin Pina and Haiti

Here's the link to tonight's broadcast. It's broken up into two one-hour mp3's. Enjoy.
First hour.
Second hour.

Tonight's guest, Kevin Pina is an American journalist and filmmaker. He is known for his reporting that focused on human rights abuses in Haiti following the ouster of Jean-Bertrand Aristide on February 29, 2004 and the installation of the interim government of Gerard Latortue and Boniface Alexandre in March 2004. Pina reported on events in Haiti from 2003-2006 as a Special Correspondent for the radio program, Flashpoints,

heard on KPFA - the flagship station of Pacifica Radio based in Berkeley, California. Pina is also the Founding Editor of the Haiti Information Project (HIP), a non-profit news agency based in Port-au-Prince and Northern California, and an Associate Editor for the Black Commentator, an online magazine.

This promises to be a hard-hitting discussion.

Check out these sites for more information regarding Haiti:

Haiti Action
Haiti Information Project

Music that followed the interview:

Come Undone: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
Big Wave: Jenny and Johnny
Still Alive: Three Mile Pilot

Perfect plan: Sarah Jaffe