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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #427: Psychoanalyze Me!

February 24, 2021
5:07 pm

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Well that was fun. Did you have fun too? No? Then you need to listen to this show again.

I may need to bring back the “set of the week”. I am always interested in knowing what you’re listening to? What should I be listening to? Turn me on! I don’t use Spotify, but I am always happy to go in search of good music. 

Are you an artist looking to get played? Send me your music and I’ll give it a listen. mrjohnhell@gmail.com

This show has plenty of gems to entertain the most cynical of you all. Most of this recent show sits in the punk and blues genres, but I throw a few other nibblets in there for good measure. Is “nibblet” even a word? It’s coming up with the red dashed lines under it, indicating that I have just made up a new word! Good for me!

At this point I’m just filling space. Go away now and enjoy two hours of music you didn’t know you needed.

Enjoy.

jh

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Radio Valencia in SF
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1921: The Who
Black Temptation: The Flesh Eaters
TV Eye: Wylde Ratttz

Starship: MC5
Amphetamine: Rocket from the Tombs

Hare Krsna: Husker Du
Dirt: Iggy and the Stooges
My Generation: Patti Smith Group

Why Can’t I Touch It: Buzzcocks
Cherry Bomb: Bratmobile
(You Must Fight To Live) On The Planet of the Apes: The Mummies
Diddy Wah Diddy: Bo Diddley
Evil: Howlin’ Wolf

Right Right Hand: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Disaster (Is What We’re After): Death Valley Girls
Set It On Fire: The Scientists
Devil Got My Woman: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

Canopnr ’74: Oh Sees
Floating Head: Wand
Returning: FUZZ
Open Water: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Motorbike: Wooden Shjips
Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite! (featuring Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer & Sunbears!): Flaming Lips
Anaconda: Melvins

Auf Wiedersehen: Cheap Trick
Goodnight Sleep Tight: Lawrence Welk Singers

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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #426: Let There Be Songs!

February 22, 2021
11:21 am


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Well this is embarrassing. I should have had this up for you days ago. I really have no excuse. It’s not like I go anywhere. I don’t commute anymore. I don’t go see people. I don’t go to shows, or out to restaurants, or even for many walks. I’m mostly in front of this damnable machine for too many hours a day. Maybe that’s why it didn’t get done: the lack of motivation? 

Maybe.

I love hosting my show every week. I would host a daily show if I had the time to do so. Work and family does take precedent, don’t ya know.

But for Monday night I’m all yours. So what do you want to do with me? I’m a glutton for your punishment.

Here’s what I have for you.

Enjoy.

jh

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Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
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Bungle Grind: Mr. Bungle
Politician Man: Betty Davis
School Boy Crush: US Army Band

I Have Changed: HP Riot
A Time To Rebuild: Robert Hood
P.I.M.P.: Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band

The Romantic Warrior: Return to Forever
Shake Sugaree: Elizabeth Cotton
I’ve Been All Around This World: Grateful Dead (October 6, 1980, Warfield Theater, SF, CA)

Porno (for Larry Flint): Limbomaniacs
Respect Yourself: The Staple Singers
Gallows Pole: Led Zeppelin
Long Black Veil: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind: Peter Laughner
Poor Georgia: The Low Lows
Hey Joe: Carl Smith
X Offender: Blondie

Future Bomb: Ninja Racers
Fight Back: Midnight Snaxxx
Ravening Trip: Bazooka
That’s Not My Name: The Ting Tings

Love Comes In Spurts: Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Ca Plane Pour Moi: Plastic Betrand
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence and the Pinder Family

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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #425: Black History is American History

February 13, 2021
9:32 pm

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If this show had legs it would have found a few dozen dance moves to throw down. It doesn’t have this ability, but don’t let that stop you from getting down. Black History Month or not, every one of these artists deserves every award they have won, and many more they hadn’t. 
You have no excuse but to strap in for a real good time.

And do not even get me started about the bullshit that is out there, coming from racist white assholes about the need for a White History Month. EVERY MONTH IS WHITE HISTORY MONTH!!!! For Christ’s sake, the entire history of our nation has been written by white people. Blacks get the shortest month of the year. February was chosen because of the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. I get it, I get it. But until we make serious amends with our original sin, this country will never heal. I’m a proponent of paying reparations to Blacks who can show they are direct decedents of slaves. I also believe we need to do the same to Indigenous Americans. Hitler and the Nazi’s learned how to control their population based on our treatment of native tribes and Jim Crow laws, post Civil War. 

We have a lot of work to do.

The second hour has a Bob Marley birthday set. He would have celebrated 76 years last week. Any excuse to play more Bob Marley.

In the meantime, enjoy these two hours. Many genres, all great music.

Enjoy.

jh

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Radio Valencia in SF
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Country Blues: Muddy Waters
Stack O’Lee: Mississippi John Hurt
Travelin’ Riverside Blues: Robert Johnson

Body and Soul: Billy Holliday
Solea: Miles Davis with Gil Evans Orchestra

Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac: Dizzy Gillespie
Sinnerman: Nina Simone
Good Livin’ (Good Lovin’): Bernard Purdie

Git In There: Betty Davis
Leroy Is In The Army: Jimmy Castor
They All Ask’d For You: The Meters
Ride On: Parliament

The Whole World Needs Liberation: James Brown
Radio Commercial/8th Wonder: The Sugar Hill Gang
Bring the Noise: Public Enemy

Soul Rebel: Bob Marley and Lee “Scratch” Perry
No More Trouble: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Rasta Man Chant: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Crazy Baldheads: Bob Marley and the Wailers
War: Bob Marley and the Wailers

Star Spangled Banner: Jimi HendrixBig Take Over: Bad Brains
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence and the Pinder Family

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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #424: It’s Too Late To Change Your Mind

February 2, 2021
5:42 pm

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What will you do now that the orange cheeto has fallen from grace? I wouldn’t bet him out. He loves a good comeback. Will the next season be worth watching? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, take a look at this juicy set I have just for you and yours. There’s something here for just about every member of the family. You got your blues for the teens. Stoner metal for grandma. Sexy vocal stylings for your overweight stinky uncle who’s missing teeth and hair. There’s funk for white neighbor who swears he was Black in a previous life. And anything else that dad enjoys. For mom there’s plenty of polyester dance hits to cover the couch. 

We all need a creative outlet to get us through these tough times. What’s yours? Need one? Just look at the contest I’m throwing and participate. Deadline is Friday, February 12th.

RUN FOR THE LILLIES 2021

The rules are simple:

  • You choose ten celebrities (from any industry) you believe will meet their demise by December 31, 2021.
  • The only rule: you may NOT contribute to their passing.
  • Email the list by January 31st (no one on your list may have passed before you get me your list) to mrjohnhell@gmail.com
    • I know this is morbid; my name is HELL
  • There will be a prize for the most names “collected”, announced January 2022

Enjoy.

jh

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Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
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Stormy Monday: T Bone Walker
Midnight Special: Leadbelly
Three O’Clock Blues: BB King
Dimples: John Lee Hooker

Trouble No More: Allman Brothers
Holy Mountain: Sleep
Bang Bang: Nancy Sinatra

Snake Song: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
Cocaine: Townes Van Zandt
A Romance in Blue: The Natural Yogurt Band
Hump Thru Winter: Fantastic Negrito

The Number Song: DJ Shadow
Funk Drummer (Reprise): James Brown
Ask for Janice/Car Thief: Beastie Boys
El Ritmo De Banda: Fidel Y Sus Teclados

Here In The Dark: Aoife Nessa Frances
Hands: Lithics
Tunic (for Karen): Sonic Youth

I’ll Never Say: Dale Crover
Nightfall Pieces: Bill Dixon
Your Baby Ain’t Sweet Like Mine: Carolina Chocolate Drops
Rolling Out: Moon Duo

Levitation: 13th Floor Elevators
Music To Eat Bananas To: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

The High Road: The Broken Bells
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence and the Pinder Family

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