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A Season in Hell #70: Radio Valencia: New Year Resolutions

January 2, 2012
7:55 pm


First show of the new year, and I figure with the end only twelve short months away I’ve got nothing to lose, so I’m going for broke. Each week I’ll playing exactly what I want to hear. Hopefully it’s what you want to hear too.

This week some great music from 2011, some odds and ends, and great live stuff from Zappa, Primus, Zeppelin as well as a loving dedication to my fiancee at the top of the second hour.

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Enjoy.

Hour one:
It’s Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Griot: Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band

New Years Eve: Tom Waits
I Wanna Be Sedated: Allo, Darlin’
Sprawl II: Arcade Fire

The Plague: Gardenella Dingledart
20 Miles: Con Brio
Rockefeller Druglaw Blues: The Felice Brothers

Window Shopping: Boris
Too Many Rappers: Beastie Boys
Truth: Alexander

Hour two:
The Way Young Lovers Do: Jeff Buckley
In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (04-27-77)

Leave It (A Capella Version): Yes
My Brother Esau: Grateful Dead
Born on the Bayou: Creedence Clearwater Revival (07-04-71 – Closing of the Fillmore West)

Tommy the Cat->Tom Sawyer->Master of Puppets->Tommy the Cat: Primus (02-17-90 Full Moon Saloon, SF, CA)
King Kong: Frank Zappa (11-03-84 Stonybrook, NY)

Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

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A Season in Hell #63: Radio Valencia: 1971, It Was A Very Good Year

November 14, 2011
7:46 pm


I’ve always held a special place in my heart for 1971. I wasn’t born in that year. I was born in 1970, but the music from ’71 was simply amazing in so many ways. It was that year that we begin to see the emergence of many genres: R&B, Soul, Blues, and Jazz had already been around for a while, but now more genres of Rock n’ Roll begin to emerge. This is not your father’s Rock n’ Roll. Funk, psychedelic, progressive, and ambient genres begin to really showcase themselves at this time. And of course, some truly classic albums (remember albums?) that the classic rock radio stations play too much of, were released that year.

Tonight on A Season in Hell, with John Hell, I play some of my favorite tunes from that great year. Tune in and enjoy. Heck, you can even download the archived show as well, and enjoy it in 2071.

It’s Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
Muswell Hillbilly: The Kinks

I’m 18: Alice Cooper
Dr. Boogie: Flaming Groovies
Magic Fingers: Frank Zappa
Kandy Korn: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Country Road: Grand Funk Railroad
Yours is no Disgrace: Yes

Grandma’s Hands: Bill Withers
Man In Black: Johnny Cash
Nevada Fighter: Michael Nesmith & The First National Band

Tamalpais High: David Crosby
I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier: John Lennon
Masters Of The Universe: Hawkwind
Seven Stones: Genesis
The Supermen: David Bowie

Done Somebody Wrong: Allman Brothers Band
Hard to Handle: Grateful Dead (08-06-71)

Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown

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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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