A Season In Hell

A Season in Hell #72: Radio Valencia: Where Have You Gone, Dr. King?

January 16, 2012
8:07 pm

Shareef Ali is in the studio in the first hour. He’s promoting a show this Wednesday at Bottom of the Hill.

Following this fine interview I’m focusing on a tribute to the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s all about the preparation. I often times pull too much music, which is good. I’d rather do that than not pull enough. I don’t time my show down to the second, but I always have a good sense of what should follow what. Radio is a craft; an art form. They say it takes twenty years to become a master. I’ve been doing radio since 1988; DJing since 1986. I don’t feel I’m a master in any way, but I really do love practicing my art every week. I’m blessed.

Tonight I went deep to pay tribute to Dr. King. I think you’ll enjoy the show.

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Interview with Shareef Ali

Witness: Shareef Ali

Interview with Shareef Ali

River Beggar Summer Killer: Shareef Ali

Interview with Shareef Ali

Come Closer: Shareef Ali
Why: Nina Simone
Abraham, Martin And John: Dion & The Belmonts

By The Time I Get To Arizona: Public Enemy
People Get Ready: The Impressions
Move On Up: Curtis Mayfield
Say It Loud (I’m Black And I’m Proud), Pt. 1: James Brown

Martin Luther King Speech from The Boondocks
Tears in the Rain: Jehst
Wishing: Ed OG and Masta Ace
I Have a Dream: Common

War feat. Freeway, Jay-Z, & Beanie Seagle: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
The Message: Bob James vs Grandmaster Flash vs Royksopp
Happy Birthday: Stevie Wonder
Only A Pawn In Their Game: Bob Dylan
If I’m in Luck I Just Might Get Picked Up: Betty Davis

What’s Going On/Mercy Mercy Me: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Ti Ti: East New York Ensemble de Music

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

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A Season in Hell #45: Radio Valencia: Space is the Place

July 11, 2011
5:39 pm

In honor of the final Space Shuttle launch last week, I’m premiering the song by local musician Ron Rivas, called “Space Shuttle”. It’s got a early 70’s Neil Young feel to it. I like it a lot. I hope you do too. I do a bit of a space theme. Enjoy the Raymond Scott piece. It’s from a 1950 kids LP. And then of course there’s The Kinks. Because, well, you know, it’s The Kinks.

Lots of new music tonight as well. Some India Psychedelic, and new hip-hop from Ghostface Killah, and the Beastie Boys.

You can download the show here.


Do It: Rollins Band
In the Year 2525: Zager and Evans

Space Shuttle: Ron Rivas
By Rocket to the Moon: Raymond Scott
Supersonic Rocket Ship: The Kinks

Dem Back: Ghostface Killah
Too Many Rappers (not enough MC’s): Beastie Boys
Earth People: Dr. Octagon

Dance Music from Hare Rama Hare Krishna: R.D. Burman
Su Derenin Sulari: Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi
Horas Tristas: Mueran Humanos

Concert Outlook

God of Thunder: Melvins
Pandoras: Run Down My Love Battery (06-10-89)
Honky Tonk Woman: Rolling Stones (10-17-73)

Raju: John McLaughlin (07-09-11)
Like A Hurricane: Neil Young (11-15-76)

Use Me: Bill Withers (BBC 1973)

Running Away -> Crazy Baldhead: Bob Marley (04-27-79)

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