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Oh joy of JOYS, my 10 year old daughter, HellKatt joined me in the studio tonight. This is her third visit to the Radio Valencia studios, and quite possibly her best yet! She chose much of the playlist for the show, and yes, it's a bit more mainstream than usual, but so what? I was thinking about this on the ride over with her, and I'll put it to you the way I put it to her: music tastes are like food tastes: when you're young you have very limited desires when it comes to the food you are willing to consume. The same can be said of music. No wonder so many kids LOVE The Beatles! They're easy to consume, like milk chocolate.
But when you grow older your tastes change too. And change they should! Who the heck only wants milk chocolate? I want dark chocolate with salted caramel, dammit!
HellKatt's tastes have always been more complex then many people her own age. Her first solid food was avocado. And at the age of three she was eating entire green onion stalks, from tip to root! No lie. She also prefers milk chocolate.
So it comes as no surprise that she enjoys Alice Cooper almost as much as she loves Paul McCartney...and The Simpsons. I placed a "HK" next to all the songs that she chose. You may be surprised.
What a great night! I hope you enjoy the music, and the banter as much as we did.
If you want to check out the other two shows that the Daughter of John Hell co-hosted with me, follow these two links, here and here.
Lauson is also an amazing (I'm not biased or anything) filmmaker. Check out this stop-motion film she made, here.
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Superfly: Curtis Mayfield
Scorpio: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Locked Out Of Heaven: Bruno Mars - HK
Happy Birthday Mr Burns: The Ramones
I Wanna Be Sedated: The Ramones
Sonic Reducer: Dead Boys
Dear Future Husband: Meghan Trainor - HK
Rebel Girl: Bikini Kill
Happiness is a Warm Gun: Beatles - HK
Simpson's Family Showcase: The Simpsons
Home Sweet Mobile Home: The New Duncan Imperials
Beauty School Dropout: Frankie Avalon - HK
The Tide is High: Blondie - HK
It's a Hard Knock Life: Annie -HK
Big Sky/Baddest of the Bad: Reverend Horton Heat
Come Get It Bae: Pharrell Williams - HK
There She Goes, My Beautiful World: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Jet Boy: New York Dolls
New York: Sex Pistols
Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen - HK
Garbage Man: The Simpsons
Mickey: Toni Basil - HK
Welcome To My Nightmare: Alice Cooper - HK
Paranoid: Ty Segall Band
1985: Paul McCartney - HK
Metal Circus: Rube Waddell