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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #405: Are We Not Entertained?

August 28, 2020
12:17 pm

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Now that the RNC is over we all need a really good cleanse. That’s where I come in. Hell is good for what ails ya. Really though, what can I say that the pundits haven’t already said about the shit-show that was the RNC week long mouth diarrhea? Blech!

And now comes the race to the finish line. I picture Trump and Biden running through a grocery store, Trump ahead, and throwing items off a shelf to block Biden from catching up. He throws down old ladies, and shopping carts to move farther ahead of Biden. And Biden finds some way to keep the pace. He’s not leaping over any of this though. Biden is pushing the old lady aside so he can catch up to Trump. Biden grabs a chilled salmon and slaps Trump in the face before shoving him into the salad bar.

Who will make it to the finish line first? And in what shape will they be in when they arrive there? How many condiments will their pressed suits be covered in?  And will Dr. Jill and Melania be wrestling nearby? What about Mamala and Mothers-Little-Boy?

And what about the rest of us? November 3rd is only a little over nine weeks away. Are you registered? Get registered! Get your ballot, fill it out, and get it in the mail, ASAP! Or maybe drop it off at city hall? Anyway you choose, VOTE as if your life depends on it, because voting is not only patriotic, it’s how we remind those who govern, that they only get to do so because we allow them to. Don’t let them take that from us.

Back to the music.

Brand new song from my favorite local post-metal-power-trio, KnightressM1. I thought the last release was good (and it is), but “Lock and Key” is blowing my mind!!! These are three amazing musicians playing at the top of their game. The musicianship is professional, the sound is driving and pulsating, and the production is second to none. Damn, I want to see them live!

I was sent a track by my buddy, musician and producer Travis Kaperbauer, featuring himself and a few friends over at Lucky Recording, with a delightful little diddy: “I Fucked A Republican”. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

There are lots of treats throughout this show, I’m certain you’ll find a way to enjoy.

In the meantime, get ready to VOTE!!!

Enjoy.

jh

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Mongoloid: Devo
Can’t Get It Out Of My Head: Telekinesis
Funkier Than A Mosquita’s Tweeter: Nikka Costa
I’m Losing You: Rare Earth

Song For The Bearded Lady: Nucleus
Yarrow: Bert Jansch
You Hit The Spot, Baby: Gloria Walker
Soul Brother’s Testify: Charles Randle’s Soul Senders
Bonnacons of Doom: Argenta

The Majesty of Rock: Vertacyn Arc Materializer
Prayer Difficulty: National Hardwood Floor Association
Elected: Alice Cooper

Lock and Key: KnightressM1
I’m Not There: Sonic Youth

Movin’ On: Douglas Nelson
Michigan Girls: Califone
I Fucked A Republican: Travis Kasperbauer, Jane Wiedlin, Joe Gore

Para Elisa: Los Destillos
El Guapo: Los Diablos Rojos
Beware: BLO
Miss Pamela and Miss Sparky discuss STUFFED BRAS and some of their early gym class experiences: GTO’s
Montana: Frank Zappa and the Mother’s of Invention

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

If you want to take a look at what Travis and team put together to show their love for the GOP, click below and enjoy.

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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #404: We Don’t Quit

August 24, 2020
2:51 pm

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A little bit of this, a little bit of that. I’m not one to really reminisce much, but when it comes to music, it’s all about reaching deep to connect the rich past with the progressive future. What does it matter what genre is played, as long as it gets played up against something that just feels right, right? Right.

In my early days of radio, when I was just a green newbie at KFJC, I recall the debate: play nothing but the newest of the new, and the edgiest of the edge, versus the need to add a taste of “accessible” sounds to hold the new music together like glue. I subscribe the view of the latter. If you tune in regularly, than you know that I always enjoy finding something new to share with you. You also know that my library runs deep. I can’t wait to play that “classic” you never knew existed, or haven’t heard in so many years, you forgot that you loved it.

That’s how I roll.

In my most recent show it is indeed about going deep to blend genres and emotions, to take you on an aural journey into the night (I am on 8-10pm after all). New music from Oh Sees and Mikal Cronin, along with some covers that you’ll be searching for as soon as you hear it from me.

As always thank you for your support. I really love being able to do this for you, week after week.

On tonight’s show, I feature some new music from Bay Area power trio KnightressM1, along with some psychedelic cumbia, some funky jams, and whatever strikes my fancy along the way.

Enjoy.

jh

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This Land Is Your Land: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Every Day I Have The Blues: Fleetwood Mac

Rollin’ and Tumblin’: RL Burnside
Mona: Bo Diddley
Dreary Nonsense: Oh Sees
Guardian Well: Mikal Cronin

Dead Cowboy: Lightning Bolt
Runnin’: The Pharcyde
Ambush In The Night: Bob Marley

Anti-Love Song: Betty Davis

Sweet Leaf: Brownout
Dirt: Iggy and the Stooges
SOC MED Digital Heroin: Public Enemy

Rise Up With Fists: Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
Tennessee Stud: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Doc Watson
Anesthetize Pt. 1: Porcupine Tree
Space Conquest: Angel In Heavy Syrup

All I Want Is Out Of Here: Daevid Allen
Welfare City: Eugene McDaniels
Oh I Long To Feel Your Arms Around Me: Father John Misty
Satori Pt. 1: Flower Travelin’ Band

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Gil Scott-Heron
We Don’t Quit: Flat Eathers
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #403: You Can’t Say That On The Radio

August 23, 2020
2:38 pm

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I hate being late getting my shows up. It’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I have to make the time to fit this in. And I really want to give you quality, always. How am I doing? Can you give me a grade? I can take the criticism. I have to. We all have to. What kind of world would this be if we never made ourselves available to constructive criticism? Can you imagine if our government and corporate leaders never listened to quality advice, that may or may not counter their own ideas? Seriously, can you even imagine??? I’m waiting for an old fashioned video screen wipe that makes it appear that we’re entering a dream sequence, where we see some fictionalized TV character showing us the many tropes of what it’s like when they fail to listen to good advice. You may be doing this too.

Maybe I should just stick to my lane? In this case my lane is music. This show it got sweet and loud. Sometimes loud is cathartic. We need to purge some energy time and again. I was reading recently when you can’t get your child to focus, get them to be physically active; it allows them to get the distractions out, so they can focus on the task at hand, with minimal negative emotion. Let’s look at this two hour show as a good sprint around the block.

I’m back on Monday night after a rolling blackout took out the station last week. New music coming your way with KnightressM1 and others. Tune in.

Enjoy.

jh

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Returning: FUZZ
Genesis: Boris
Anti-Gone: Boris

Blind For All To See: Shrinebuilder
Magic: Zig Zags
Last Caress/Green Hell: Metallica

Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers: Motorhead
Amputation Song: Frisco
Ghosts of Karlelia: Mastodon

Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled): Amyl and the Sniffers
White Riot: The Clash
Burned Enterance: Goggs
Night Goat: Hepa/Titus

The Kicking Machine: Melvins
The Green Manalishi: The Flesh Eaters
Children of the Grave: Brown Sabbath
The Wizard: Black Sabbath

Winter’s Wolves: The Sword
Technically Electrified: Big Business
When Fate Deals its Mighty Blow: The Scientists
Death Valley Boogie: Death Valley Girls
Acetate: METZ

Romanticize Me: Pissed Jeans
Prehistoric Dog: Red Fang
39 Lashes: Cows

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

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