A Season in Hell #11: Radio Valencia: Ken Tray of UESF and a Haiti Update

October 25, 6pm

Here on the eve of a Giants World Series, and a congressional and gubernatorial election, we have Ken Tray of United Educators of San Francisco in the studio, talking about SF ballot measures, Brown vs. Whitman, and Waiting for Superman.

But first, a check in from our “man on the scene” in Haiti, Kevin Pina. Kevin discusses the latest cholera outbreak in Haiti, and how the government is dealing with the latest crises to hit this nation, savaged by an earthquake and corruption.

A too-brief retrospective of Gregory Isaacs, who passed away at the too-early age of 59, today.

Great live music in the second hour. See the play list below, and download the podcast too.



Hour One:
Village Of The Under Privileged: Gregory Isaacs
Jailer: Gregory Isaacs

Phone interview with Kevin Pina

Double Attack: Gregory Isaacs

Interview Ken Tray of UESF

Come Undone: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan

Interview Ken Tray of UESF

Ride A White Swan: T Rex

Interview Ken Tray of UESF

Hour Two:
In and Out of Grace: Mudhoney (09-03-10)
Search and Destroy: Iggy and the Stooges (09-03-10)

Dance to the Music: Sly and the Family Stone (10-09-70)
Fighting in the Street: Rolling Stones (03-13-71)

Who do you Love: Quicksilver Messenger Service (09-66)
Running Away + Crazy Baldhead: Bob Marley (04-27-79)

Shelter From The Storm: Bob Dylan (10-19-94)
Highway 61 Revisited (Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen on guitars): Bob Dylan (10-19-94)

A Season in Hell #10: Radio Valencia: Just Kill Me Already

October 18, 7pm

Hour One:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Mystifying Mama: Marva Broome
Truth: Alexander

Concert Outlook (music by T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo De Cotonou)

Heedless: No Joy
Never Come Around: La Sera
Harder Than It’s Ever Been: Fergus & Geronimo

Kissing Clouds: Sweet Bulbs
Loved-Up: Korallreven
Red Lights: Holy Fuck

Working Class Hero (John Lennon cover): Richie Havens
Dada Brown: Lil Daggers

The Song of the Mouth Organ: Burgess Meredith
Jackson: Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood

Hour Two:
In Every Direction: Junip

Voodoo Chile: Jimi Hendrix (May 3, 1968)
I’m A Man: Chicago Transit Authority (09-13-69)

Long May You Run: CSNY (??-1974)
Right Place Wrong Time: Dr. John (02-08-75)

Trouble Bound: Blasters (06-30-86)
For What It’s Worth->Ripple: Sex Mob (02-07-02)
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: Mingus (04-13-64)
Horror Business > Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?: Misfits (04-13-82)

A Season in Hell #9: Radio Valencia

October 11, 7pm

Hour one:
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Mr. Bojangles: Sammy Davis Jr.

(RIP Soloman Burke)
These Arms of Mine: Solomon Burke
Proud Mary: Solomon Burke
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love: Wilson Pickett

(Happy 70th Birthday John Lennon)
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide (Except for Me and My Monkey): Fats Domino
Working Class Hero: John Lennon
Tomorrow Never Knows: Junior Parker

To Love Somebody: Nina Simone
Vara Snabb: Dungen
I Hate The 80’s: The Vaselines

Into The Sun: Lord Huron
Outlaw Blues (Bob Dylan Cover): The Morning Benders

Hour two
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Live on WPLJ-FM, New York (June 8, 1971)

A recording of a scan around the NYC radio dial on December 8th 1980, the night John Lennon died, courtesy of WFMU’s Beware of the Blog.

Fortunes has its cookies to give out: Tom Waits (10-02-10)
Wallace Berman ALEPH: John Zorn Aleph trio (04-01-10)

Gallows Pole: Led Zeppelin (05-03-71)

A Season in Hell #8: Radio Valencia: The Youth Speaks!

October 4, 8pm

Tonight on the program I am so proud to have a former student of mine, and all-around credit to his species, Andrew Vai. He’s a Pacific Islander, who has smashed all stereotypes, by becoming a force in the spoken-word world. He’s appeared on HBO, been involved in with the writing program ROOTS and Youth Speaks. The first hour of the show features Dru. The second hour features some amazing live music. See the play list below.

Hour One:
The Finkelstein Shit Kid – Mr. Stoner->Up In Smoke: Cheech & Chong
Roustabout: Elvis Presley

Interview: Andrew Vai

Hell Nation Army: Kid.W.I.K.

Interview: Andrew Vai

Jazz Is The Teacher (Funk Is The Preacher): James Blood Ulmer

Interview: Andrew Vai

Hour Two:
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise: Eric Dolphy (12-01-61)
Powderfinger: Neil Young (02-07-84)
Once in a Lifetime: Talking Heads (From “Stop Making Sense”) by request

Green Is The Colour/Careful With That Axe, Eugene: Pink Floyd (02-25-71) by request

All Night Long/Derek’s Boogie: Derek and the Dominoes (11-20-70)