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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #316: A Little Dab’ll Do Ya

September 25, 2017
2:12 pm

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When you start out in non-commercial radio today there’s such a learning curve when it comes to deep musical knowledge and history of the many genres one can investigate. When I started in 1988 I never thought that I would be able to conquer that mountain of musical mayhem. Almost 30 years later I find that I have a fairly intimate knowledge of many genres: early Jazz, Bebop, Post-bop, Chicago Blues, 60s/70s neo-Punk, 70s Classic Rock, 60s/70s Underground Funk, 60s American Psychedelia, Kraut Rock, 2000s Stoner Rock, all-things James Brown, Miles Davis, Grateful Dead, Melvins, and on and on and on…

I really feel for the new breed DJs who want to break into this scene today. There’s just too much damn great music to listen to. I was looking at a collection of digitized music of mine recently, and I cannot believe how much I haven’t even spent time listening to and getting to know on a deeper level. What the hell is wrong with me?!?!?! I really think that I need a gofundme for people to contribute to so I can take time off work so I can be able learn all this music to better entertain you.

There’s a world of great music out there to enjoy. I appreciate you tuning in every Monday night, and/or streaming/downloading these shows to help you broaden your musical horizons.

Enjoy.

jh

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New Day Rising: Husker Dü (October 17, 1987 The Ritz, NYC)
Eye Shaking King: Amon Dull II
Stop the Pusher: Bo Diddley

Moth Tongue: Crystal Fairy
The Pusher: Nina Simone
Detachable Penis: King Missle

High Heel Sneakers: Rahssan Roland Kirk
Sophisticated Sissy: Rufus Thomas
She Caught the Katy: Taj Mahal
Big Chief: The Meters

Aquarian: Sleep
Moving to Florida: Butthole Surfers
Wealthy Man: Cat Power

Sea of Joy: Blind Faith
Out of Focus: Blue Cheer
Mr. Brown: Bob Marley

Messin’ with the Kid: Buddy Guy and Junior Wells
Machine Gun: Jimi Hendrix
Oh Me: Meat Puppets

Neptune’s Convoy: Fu Manchu
The Klan: Gil Scott-Heron

Bitches Brew: Miles Davis

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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #315: Barbie Stole My Donut

September 14, 2017
12:21 pm

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What was your favorite childhood toy? I used to love my Space 1999 spaceship. Loved it! I loved it more than the Star Wars toys I accumulated, probably because I really didn’t care so much for the Star Wars franchise. I know, I know, shoot him now! I was more of a Trekkie. Did anyone own a Barbie? Did you own more than one? Did you own a Ken? Did you make them swap clothing? Did you have them make out? Did you take them apart and turn them into grotesqueries? My guest Monday night is all about turning Barbie and her friends into works of contemporary art.

Julie Anderson has curated “Altered Barbie” since 2003, hosting many multi-media artists who use Barbie as their muse, their canvas, their medium. We take the first hour and talk to her and singer Ethel Merman (who is performing at the opening reception this Saturday night) about the history of the event, the history of Barbie, legal issues and great art experiences.

I’m planning on attending the opening reception this Saturday night and I strongly urge you to come down and have a great night. It’s absolutely worth every second, and you can walk out with some great art!

The gallery is located at Back to the Picture, 934 Valencia Street in San Francisco

Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday 12PM-5PM

The remainder of the night focuses on recent live acquisitions that I’m excited to share with you.

Enjoy.

jh

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In The Flesh: Pink Floyd
This Year’s Kisses: Billie Holiday + Lester Young
Buckets of Rain: Bob Dylan

Stormy Monday: Allman Brothers
I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Delaney, Bonnie and Friends

Interview with Julie Anderson and Ethel Merman of Altered Barbie

Barbie Girl: Aqua
Million Dollar Babies/I Love the Dead/Million Dollar Babies: Alice Cooper (June 4, 1980 El Paso)

Stinkfoot: Frank Zappa and the Mother’s of Invention (November 9, 1974 Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA)
Into the Groovy: Sonic Youth

You Know You Know: Mahavishnu Orchestra (April 21, 1972 Music Hall, Cleveland, OH)

Lusitanos: Weather Report (May 4, 1975 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA)Dancing in the Streets: Grateful Dead (January 3, 1970 Fillmore East, NYC)

This here is the very first Barbie commercial from 1959. It’s also the very first mass marketed toy to kids. Check it out, and thanks to Ethel Merman for sharing this with us on the show.

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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #314: You’re Fired!

September 6, 2017
9:55 pm

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Do we get to listen to music in the afterlife? I sure hope so, or it’s going to be seriously boring. Or maybe when we die we can travel anywhere in time, so we can go see all those concerts that we were too young to attend when we were alive. That would be pretty awesome!

Who would you go see?

I’d see all the obvious 60s and 70s rock bands that I never got to see, but add to that Nina Simone, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Maybe Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Johny Thunders. Too many great artists to count, really.

Tonight’s show wasn’t about a lot of dead rock stars. No. There’s lots of life in this here show you’re about to listen to. Oh it’s got its share of dead musicians, but don’t let that get you down.

Enjoy.

jh

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Common People: William Shatner
The Cactus: 3rd Bass
Get It Together: Beastie Boys

Dirty Women: Black Sabbath
Little Child Running Wild: Curtis Mayfield
Skull Ring: Iggy Pop

Catholic School Girls Rule: Red Hot Chili Peppers
John the Fisherman: Primus
Cosmic Slop: Funkadelic

Too Young To Die: Jamiroquai
Shocks (Almighty Mix): Bob Marley and Lee Perry
Night Destroyer: Red Fang

A New World/Altered Beast: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out: Nina Simone

China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider: Grateful Dead (August 27, 1972 Old Renaissance Fairgrounds, Veneta, OR)
Life on Mars: Seu Jorge

Natural Born Lover: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
The Shape I’m In: Bo Diddley
Baba Diddy Baby: The Mummies

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