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A Season in Hell #61: Radio Valencia: Night of the Vampire!

October 31, 2011
6:25 pm


The ghoul in me just loves a frighteningly good holiday. With a name like Hell how couldn’t I? When I was at KFJC I would fill in the Christmas morning shows every year. I would often play Halloween-themed music that morning.

I digress.

Tonight was all-around fun. Thanks for joining me on the Radio Valencia chatterbox, too. I always enjoy chatting with my listeners.

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Night of the Living Dead: Misfits
I Was a Teenage Werewolf: The Cramps
Pet Cemetery (Ramones cover): Yo La Tengo

Teenage Lobotomy: The Ramones
Exquisite Corpse: Bauhaus

Bewitched: Beat Happening
The House on the Hill: The Mummies
Halloween: Mudhoney
Monster: Three Day Stubble
The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead: XTC

Night of the Vampire: Roky Erickson
Clothes of the Dead: Bongos, Bass and Bob!

Vampire Blues: Wooden Shjips
My Girlfriend Is A Witch: October Country
Halloween: The Dream Syndicate
Hellfudge: Lard

Viking Demon: Rube Waddell
Werewolves of London: Grateful Dead (05-11-78)
Death Train: Beat Farmers (12-07-85)
Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?: The Misfits (02-28-82)

Careful with that Axe, Eugene: Pink Floyd (04-29-70)

Tom Violence: Sonic Youth (08-17-90)
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

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A Season in Hell #60: Radio Valencia: Altered Barbie Strikes Again!!!

October 24, 2011
6:54 pm


Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie was in the studio tonight talking about the 9th annual exhibition, which begins this week at 50 Shotwell. I MCd this event a couple of times, and it’s so amazing to see what people do with their Barbie dolls once they’ve grown out of playing with them.

Julie brought the Jenny Kerr band with her to play a few tunes. They’ll be playing the opening night reception on Friday night. I really encourage you to take a listen to the podcast of this show, and then head on over there on Friday night. You’ll love ’em.

Some new music tonight from Tom Waits and Bonny Prince Billy, and some americana from Dave Alvin, Jimmy Dale Gilmore and more.

Enjoy.

It’s Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Indian Summer: The Doors
Raised Right Men: Tom Waits

We Are Unhappy: Bonny Prince Billy

Interview with Julie Anderson of Altered Barbie

It’s Up To You (Television Mix): Steinski

Jenny Kerr Band live in studio (They played three amazing tunes)

Tonight I Think I’m Gonna Go Downtown: Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Waltz Across Texas Tonight: Emmylou Harris
What Am I Worth (Duet With Syd Straw): Dave Alvin
Revolution Blues: Neil Young

Lookin’ for a Kiss: NY Dolls
Total Eclipse out of Hell: Enrique
Rise: PIL
I Love You Peggy: Butthole Surfers

A More Perfect Union: Titus Andronicus
Feelin’ Alright: Grand Funk Railroad
Concrete Jungle: David ‘Fathead’ Newman

Everbody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

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Altered Barbie on A Season in Hell tonight, 8-10PM

10:35 am

Join John Hell tonight on A Season in Hell, 8-10PM, for Julie Anderson the curator of Altered Barbie. now in its 9th glorious and bedazzled year. We’ll be talking about how Barbie changed Julie’s life and the lives of millions. This is not your mom’s Barbie Doll. Check out the website for more info. Lot’s of entertaining events coming up this week.

A Season in Hell, with John Hell, every Monday, 8-10PM on Radio Valencia.

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A Season in Hell #59: Radio Valencia: Oh Lord It’s Hard to be Humble

October 17, 2011
7:00 pm


Sometimes when I don’t plan a show it goes bloody awful. Not tonight! This was a fun show to do. The Zappa/GTOs set was a blast, as was the psychedelic set in the second hour.

Here’s the link to the podcast, so you too can enjoy this great show any time you wish.

Enjoy.

It’s Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Family Tradition (live): Hank Williams Jr

Some Velvet Morning: Vanilla Fudge
Buenos Tardes Amigo: Ween
You’re being Fucked: George Carlin
Kansas and the BTO’s->The Captain’s Fat Theresa: GTO’s
Ella Guru: Captain Beefheart
The Original GTO’s: GTO’s
WPLJ: The Mother’s of Invention
The Taster: Wild Man Fischer
Footnote: Pearls Before Swine

I Never Talk to Strangers: Tom Waits & Bette Midler
Smokin’ Cheeba Cheeba: George Benson

Acquiring Marijuana/General Effects: A Child’s Garden of Grass
Bankrobber: The Clash
Lights Out (remix): Wooden Shjips

Fat Old Sun: Pink Floyd (09-30-71)
God of Thunder: The Melvins

Sweetness: Yes

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

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A Season in Hell #58: Radio Valencia: Rain Will Fall and Jazz Will Play

October 10, 2011
6:31 pm

It’s raining in SF today, which always makes me long for some long jazzy tracks. Then I remembered: I host a radio show!

This was a fun show to do. And if it was a fun show to do then it MUST be a fun show to listen to.

Listen here.

Do It: Rollins Band
Lesson One: Stone Cold Boners

Malika: Rufus Harley
Radebe: Johnny Dyani
First there is a Mountain: Joe Jones

What a Man: Linda Lyndell
The Turnaround: Big John Patton
Freaks for the Festival/Cold Sweat/Rip, Rig & Panic: TJ Kirk

Creole Love Call: Roland Kirk
Fodder in Her Wings: Nina Simone

Love Train: Don Cherry
Freedom Now Suite: Max Roach-Abbey Lincoln

Africa: Sun Ra
India: John Coltrane

Song for Che: Charlie Haden & the Liberation Music Orchestra
Darling Nikki: Sex Mob with Medeski

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

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A Season in Hell #57 Playlist

October 3, 2011
10:54 pm

What a great birthday weekend! I spent a fabulous evening with my lady and my darling daughter, then off to Chicken John’s book release party. That’s always a family reunion. Saturday and Sunday found me dancing it up at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park. I love this town. Some great music. Dr. John, Irma Thomas, The Flatlanders, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, The Mother Hips, Hot Buttered Rum, and Dark Star Orchestra, to name abut a few great acts.

In the midst of enjoying the opening Help->Slip->Music from DSO, I jumped in the air just to come down oddly on my left leg and hyperextend my knee. I’ve done this before, but this time I saw stars. Dang. I kept on dancing though. Thanks to alcohol, I didn’t feel a thing. Today is another story.

I almost didn’t do my show, but I was too amped to stay away. A great set follows.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band

The World (Is Going Up In Flames): Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band
I Need Your Company: Michael Kiwanuka

Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top cover): Deer Tick
God Bless the Child: Kenny Burrell
Bedroom Eyes: Dum Dum Girls

Lazy Bones: Wooden Shjips
To Ohio: The Low Anthem
Atheist Funeral: Dan Sartain
When it Comes to You: Dead Ghosts
I’m Bored: Big Kids

Summer Nights : Chalk And Numbers
Ophelia: Luke Temple
Eloise: Royal Headache

Hour Two:
Gallows Pole: Robert Plant and Band of Joy (09-30-11)
King Soloman’s Marbles: Grateful Dead (09-28-75)

Where the Streets Have No Name: Hot Buttered Rum (04-02-11)
Big Chief: Dr. John (02-08-75)
Pass the Peas: The Meters with the JB Horns (12/1991)
Get on the Goodfoot: James Brown 07-16-78)

Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder (Toronto 1975)
Savor/Jingo: Santana (06-13-70)
54-46 Was My Number: Toots and the Maytals (10-01-75)

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

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A Season in Hell #57: Radio Valencia: Hyperextension Never Felt So Good

7:01 pm

What a great birthday weekend! I spent a fabulous evening with my lady and my darling daughter, then off to Chicken John’s book release party. That’s always a family reunion. Saturday and Sunday found me dancing it up at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park. I love this town. Some great music. Dr. John, Irma Thomas, The Flatlanders, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, The Mother Hips, Hot Buttered Rum, and Dark Star Orchestra, to name abut a few great acts.

In the midst of enjoying the opening Help->Slip->Music from DSO, I jumped in the air just to come down oddly on my left leg and hyperextend my knee. I’ve done this before, but this time I saw stars. Dang. I kept on dancing though. Thanks to alcohol, I didn’t feel a thing. Today is another story.

I almost didn’t do my show, but I was too amped to stay away. A great set follows.

Here’s the link to archived podcast of the entire show.

Enjoy.

Do It: Rollins Band

The World (Is Going Up In Flames): Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band
I Need Your Company: Michael Kiwanuka

Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top cover): Deer Tick
God Bless the Child: Kenny Burrell
Bedroom Eyes: Dum Dum Girls

Lazy Bones: Wooden Shjips
To Ohio: The Low Anthem
Atheist Funeral: Dan Sartain
When it Comes to You: Dead Ghosts
I’m Bored: Big Kids

Summer Nights : Chalk And Numbers
Ophelia: Luke Temple
Eloise: Royal Headache

Hour Two:
Gallows Pole: Robert Plant and Band of Joy (09-30-11)
King Soloman’s Marbles: Grateful Dead (09-28-75)

Where the Streets Have No Name: Hot Buttered Rum (04-02-11)
Big Chief: Dr. John (02-08-75)
Pass the Peas: The Meters with the JB Horns (12/1991)
Get on the Goodfoot: James Brown 07-16-78)

Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder (Toronto 1975)
Savor/Jingo: Santana (06-13-70)
54-46 Was My Number: Toots and the Maytals (10-01-75)

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

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