Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A Season in Hell #108: The Return of Altered Barbie
In 2002 I was on the air interviewing Dennis McNally of the Grateful Dead, when the Giants beat the Cardinals to head to the World Series. In 2010 I was on the air interviewing Mark Growden when they won the World Series. Tonight I was on the air interviewing Julie and a few others when the Giants won the NLCS in an ocean at AT&T Park. WOW! I'm 3-0. Look out Tigers.
On to the show. It's time for the 10th annual Altered Barbie Exhibition, opening this Wednesday, October 24th at 50 Shotwell, in San Francisco. The opening night reception, which promises to be fabulous is this Friday night. Curator Julie Anderson brought in some performers tonight, including GregAngelo (that's how he spells it), Cyclub and Ethel Merman. See links below for these fabulous folks.
I've enjoyed this show so much over the years. You really do have to go check out a certain San Francisco event. Even if you hate Barbie you'll love this show. It's "Altered Barbie", so you know it's going to be really fucked up. Good stuff. Tell them John Hell sent you.
As for the music tonight, after the guests left everything was on vinyl. I really have to thank my friend Kaylynn, who donated about 150 LPs to me and Radio Valencia. Everything I played tonight came from that collection. Lot's of 80s/90s indie, punk, metal, goth. All around goodness.
The rain has slowed down, and the crowds are now out of their cars celebrating in the streets, as I write this. It's going to be a long and crazy night in the Mission. I think I'll join them. This is just too good to pass up. Don't you wish you lived in the greatest city in the world, too?
If you wish to stream this championship program, click here.
If you wish to download this MVP (most valuable program), click here.
If you want to listen to all of my All-Star performances, click here, or scroll down.
Do It: Rollins Band
Thank God For Sinners: Ty Segall
Interview wit Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie
Interview with GregAngelo
To Defy the Laws of Tradition: Primus
Japan: Cyclub+East Bay Brass Band (Live in studio on Radio Valencia
Gypsy Train: Cyclub+East Bay Brass Band
Hit the Road Jack: The Residents
Interview with The Ethel Merman Experience!
Whole Lotta Sex Machine: James Brown vs Led Zeppelin vs RUN DMC & Aerosmith
Search and Destroy: The Dictators
I Love Livin' in the City: Fear
Frisco Bay: ELECTRONICAT
Bring Me The Head of the Preacherman: Siouxie and the Banchees
The Wizard: Black Sabbath
Jerkin Crocus: Mott the Hoople
Lexicon Devil: The Germs
Beyond and Back: X
Marie Marie: The Blasters
Something's Gotta Give: Pere Ubu
Dome of Thunder: The Replacements
Live Wire: die kreuzen
Tarantula: This Mortal Coil
Fairweather Friend: John Cale
This is Not a Love Song: PIL