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A Season In Hell

A Season In Hell #1 on Pirate Cat Radio

Tuesday, August 21
5pm

A Season in Hell, Episode on Pirate Cat, 08-20-07

My first show on Pirate Cat Radio, and my first radio show in four years. To say I was excited and anxious to get started is a true understatement. I prepared all day for the show.

When I arrived at the station though, the doors were locked, and no one was answering. I finally got in with fifteen minutes to prepare before I went on the air. I was a bit annoyed, and a bit frazzled to boot. On top of this, I agreed to train my friend Ice Cream Lopez on the board, which I had never used before, and I had an interview to host. Every board is similair, so once I organzied my music, I could relax.

I opened the show with the first two tracks from the Cheech & Chong “Up In Smoke” soundtrack. It’ll work as my theme for a while. I’m one to change up my theme songs every few months. I close with “Up in Smoke Reprise”.

the interview with Scott Beale of Laughing Squid went incredibly well. I’ve been friends with Scott since my early Burning Man days. My first year was 94, his was 95. He used to come and hang out with me in the Radio Free Burning Man studios. It was an air-conditioned studio. He took a ton of video, and was certainly looked at as the BM archivist for a few years. He ran their website for three years too.

We spoke about his path over the years, in terms of his interests in technology. Scott and I both have a tendancy to go off on tangents, and we did just that. Luckily, I have the experience of a veteran interviewer to bring it back around. I think I did a good job of that. You be the judge.

Scott posted pics from the show here.

As for the music, I plan on making the first hour all new music, of multiple genres, but never commercial pop. The second hour will be the interview. The final two hours will be more on the experimental/avant garde/spacey/noisy realm. I feel that late night shows have a responsibility to stretch out aurally.

Send me an email if you have any comments, questions, or even requests. mrjohnhell@yahoo.com

Finklestein Shit Kid: Cheech & Chong
Up In Smoke: Cheech & Chong

Complicated Life: The Kinks
Three Bobs: National Hardwood Floor Association
Shit Luck: Modest Mouse
Dazed & Chinese: Bongwater
Lickskillet: Radio Moscow

Nice, Nice, Very Nice: Ambrosia
Killer Sound Waves From Outer Space: Turn Me On Dead Man

—Scott Beale Interview—

New Resolution: Heartless Bastards
Sand: OP8

—Scott Beale Interview—

Powderfinger: Neil Young
Satisfaction: Cat Power

—Scott Beale Interview—

Waiting for my Man (live): Lou Reed
The First and Last To Love Me: Kip Hanrahan

—Scott Beale Interview—

Freedom Day: Max Roach
Collegno: Revolutionary Ensemble

—Scott Beale Interview—

Candle (live): Sonic Youth
C Visar Vagen: Dungen

—Scott Beale Interview—

Tibet: Don Cherry
I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama: John Lennon

Sweet No.1: Boris w/ Michio Kurihara
Leave Your Perch…: Wooden Wand

Creole Love Call: Roland Kirk
She Shook Me Cold: David Bowie
I Can See For Miles: Petra Haden
Way Down In The Hole (live): Tom Waits

Simple Twist of Fate: Bob Dylan

My show is every Monday night, 8-midnight (PST). Tune in online at piratecatradio.com
If you live in San Francisco or Los Angeles you can tune in your radio
to 87.9FM

See you on the radio.

Image by Scott Beale and can be found here.

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