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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #398: State Of The Reincarnation

June 24, 2pm

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I Am Not Your Jukebox!

In no way am I trying to mock the late great philosopher, historian, educator, and writer, James Baldwin. He was a true master; much more eloquent than I could ever hope to be. 

However, the truth remains, I am not here for you to put a quarter in and expect your choice of song to jump out. That wouldn’t be fair to you, myself, nor the listener. I rarely take a request, and when I do I only trust a few people that I have known to have a stellar reputation for musical knowledge to throw me a track during me show. Damn, what an elitist bougie bastard I am! No, I’m an artist. I have a two hour aural canvas I’m painting for you with sound. 

I do love it when bands send me their music. Case in point, I love this new release from local Bay Area band The Campbell Apartment, and I’m thrilled they shared music from their latest release “Curmudgeon” with me. And thank you Ari and crew for allowing me to choose the track I played tonight! But I’m no sycophant. And it’s hard, you know? I’m friendly with so many amazing musicians, who’s music I really enjoy listening to more often than not. That being said, if you’re sending me music you want me to play, please be prepared for me to choose the track I think best fits on my show. I’m not saying this because some bands have given me flack for not playing their chosen single. I cannot think of the last time that even happened. I’m just trying to keep the boundaries clear.

Got it? Great. Thanks.

I have two goals for my show for the second half of 2020.

  1. Stay alive
  2. Buy more music
  3. Play a more diverse selection of genres
  4. PLAY MORE WOMEN ARTIST!!!
  5. Host other shifts during the week to showcase my live bootleg collection
  6. Get into our new studio and make it the best studio Radio Valencia has had
  7. Interview kick ass musicians who love their craft
  8. Make love
  9. Start a revolution

OK, that was nine goals. I think I’ve got this.

When I said earlier that I don’t take requests, that doesn’t mean you can’t send me what you like. Just don’t ask for it on Monday’s between 8-10PM. 
I have also decided to take over the Radio Valencia stream during the days when there isn’t a live show being broadcast, to share my live bootleg library with you. Wednesday, June 24th from noon-2pm I have Pink Floyd live at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, April 29, 1970 cued up. What a treat!

Enjoy.

jh

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State of the Union: Public Enemy
Truth: Alexander Ebert
I Get A Kick Out Of You: Tony Bennett

I’m The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised: Johnny Paycheck
Steeler: Judas Priest
Save Your Soul: M.I.A.

VP of Snails: The Campbell Apartment
A Funky Space Reincarnation: Marvin Gaye
Sanford and Son: Quincy Jones

Sesame St: Rats of Unusual Size
Ça Plane Pour Moi: Plastic Bertrand
Lay Lady Lay: Magnet

Drive Back: Melvins/Mudhoney
Money: NASA (ft. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge and Z-Trip)

Vacancy: Neil Young
Oldest Story in the World: The Plimsouls

Let’s Lynch The Landlord: L7
Ripple: The Persuasions 
Mirror in the Bathroom: The English Beat

Somebody to Love: The Great Society
Whiskey Bottle: Uncle Tupelo
Work Song: Nina Simone

Blood Like Cream: Red Fang
We Don’t Quit: Flat Earthers

The Way of the World: Flipper
What A Wonderful World:  Louis Armstrong

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #397: Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

June 17, 2pm

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I’ll admit it, I have been guilty of purchasing an LP from time to time because of the cover. This doesn’t mean I didn’t want it for the music, it was the cover that pushed me into making the purchase. Recently, my daughter Little Lauson Hell asked me to show her my favorite LP covers. Talk about making her daddy proud! I took my time to consider the criteria: a great cover isn’t just the art, it can also be the story behind the music, the artist, that time, etc. It can be a stark, minimalist cover, such as “Something Else”, by Cannonball Adderley, or a robust cover like “Bitches Brew”, by Miles Davis. 

As I was taking her through the journey, I had to pause and remember this wasn’t about showing her my favorite albums, some of which have crap covers. This was about the covers themselves. I spoke to her about growing up buying vinyl, laying on my bed staring at the cover, and reading the liner notes. I get as excited today as I ever have purchasing new vinyl. 

So far her favorite covers were the three picture discs for Altamont (Dale Crover side project).

Which reminds me, even if we can’t patronize our favorite local record shop, we can still purchase straight from the labels and the bands. And a reminder that Bandcamp will be hosting their first Friday again, July 3rd, when all proceeds go straight to the artist. They are also having a fundraiser on June 19th (Juneteenth), where all proceeds go to the NAACP. Buy great music, support the artists, and support a great cause. I know I will.

Many of you know that I am a social studies teacher in San Francisco. Specifically I teach Pre-Law, American Democracy, and Economics in a thematic pathway for the past 16 years. I have read and studied the US Constitution for longer than that, and I can attest that it is a comprehensive social contract, that cannot be mastered in one, two, or twenty readings. Before you read a political headline and think you know what the Constitution has to say on the matter, please take the time to do your research, including what the US Supreme Court has to say on the issue. 
In the meantime, take a gander at the playlist below. New music from my dream team Melvins/Mudhoney, a Ty Segall/Cory Hanson collaboration, some Afro-Funk, avant-Jazz, and many local bands. 

Click the link above, sit back, relax, and as always, enjoy.

jh

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My War: Mudhoney/Melvins
A.D.D.: System of a Down
All You Fascists: Billy Bragg and Wilco

The Mask (Part 2): Miles Davis
Get Up, Stand Up (Alternate Take): Bob Marley and the Wailers

Milk Bird Flyer: Ty Segall and Cory Hanson
Eggs at Night: Damaged Bug
Theme de Yoyo: Art Ensemble of Chicago
Live at PJs: Beastie Boys

The Great Conspirator: Illogistical Resources Dept.
Telephone Girl: Assagai
The American in Me: The Avengers

American Cars: Useless Eaters
Here She Comes Now: Curtis Harding
Everything I Say Just Goes Right Through Her Heart: Peter Laughner
Complicated Life: The Kinks

7 Inches: Kate Vargas
Mr. Slick: Ken Nordine
Devil Moon: Eric McFadden
Jesus Didn’t Die For Me: Rube Waddell

House Hunter: Le Butcherettes
Yes We Can: Lee Dorsey

Supergirl: The Fugs
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #396: I Am Not Your DJ

June 11, 4pm

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My listeners inspire me. Truly, you do. Last week was cathartic, and I’m not done with the protest/revolutionary sounds; I just needed a week off to refresh. A few 10+ minute tunes tonight will do.

Lots of new music and music that’s new to you. Last Friday was Bandcamp’s revenue-free day, where all of the proceeds go to the artist and/or a charity supporting #BLM-related organizations.

I have a lot to say on the topic of inequity and inequality in America. I have been a high school social studies teacher, teaching law, civics and economics for 17 years. I’m not going to use this space today to pour my thoughts out, though I may do so soon. Watch this space.

In the meantime, take a look at the playlist below and then click the link above to give it a listen. There are a few long jams, but I think that’s one of the reasons you tune.

And big thanks go out to my old, dear friend. Michael, who is one of the very few who can throw me a tune in the middle of my show, that I have never heard, and get me to play it. That’s a lot of trust right there. And Michael knows his music. That guy ought to have a radio show of his own.

Hmmmmm?

New music right out of the gate from the duo that promises to be dynamic, and I do hope they produce more music together: Ty Segall, and WAND frontman, Cory Hanson. Also a tribute to the late George Floyd by rocker-turned-folkie, Jim McHugh. There’s some new music in the Hell library that makes its way in throughout the show, including Psychic IllsBratmobile (had it on vinyl, and now digitally), Sleater-KinneyDeath Valley GirlsFela KutiOh Sees (HOLY HELL I cannot believe I missed this one in late 2017!!!), local prog-kraut-metal-rockers Glitter WizardThe Scientists (from their golden era), Flesh EatersMike WattPeter Laughner, and more!!! 

Whew!

I hope you take more risks in your music selection. I enjoy curating these two hours for you every week. The kindest response I have ever received from a listener was when they told me they listen to me show every week with a pen and paper in hand. Damn, but that feels good.

Enjoy.

jh

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She’s A Beam: Ty Segall and Cory Hanson
I Don’t Mind: Psychic Ills

Vigilante Man/George Floyd: Jim McHugh
Cherry Bomb: Bratmobile
Abre Camino: Death Valley Girls

Go Slow: Fela Kuti
Dig Me Out: Sleater-Kinney

Dead Medic: Oh Sees
Hall of the Oyster King: Glitter Wizard

In God We Trust: Bent Knee
When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow: The Scientists
House Among the Thickets: The Flesh Eaters
No One: Mike Watt and the Secondmen

Acid Nightmare: Xarhanga
The Wedge: The JBs
It’s A Mean Old World: Reverend Pearly Brown
Earthquake: Butthole Surfers

The Flip: Cleveland Freckleton
Mean Old Frisco: Peter Laughner
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #395: Children of the Revolution

June 4, 3pm

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Sometimes I just need the music to do the talking. I. Am. Pissed. Aren’t you? What fresh kind of hell are we living in today? Unprecedented, unhinged, fragile masculinity, a show of strength, phony religious grandstanding, narcissistic mind fuck, controlling the news cycle. He thinks this is all a TV show and he’s the star, and WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME??????MOMMY??????DADDY????????

Someone needs a hug.

This show is all about protests and revolution. I have been to my share. There is so much I could have played, and isn’t that telling? I also chose some important speeches I hope you’ll find interesting and important during this time of struggle. Malcolm X, Angela Davis, MLK Jr. Mumia Abu Jamal all have something to say about protest and revolution. 

And we thought the pandemic alone was going to define 2020? We’re not even half way through the year, and there’s an election in November, if we can keep it. 

Fight the good fight, and all power to the people, always.

Your brother,

jh

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Power to the People: John Lennon
My Favorite Mutiny: The Coup
Wild In The Streets: Circle Jerks

Tear The Fascists Down: Woody Guthrie
The Times They Are A-Changin’: Bob Dylan
A Riot is the Language of the Unheard: Martin Luther King Jr.
Fight the Power: Public Enemy

Mississippi God Damn: Nina Simone
Youth Against Fascism: Sonic Youth
Burnin’ and Lootin’: Bob Marley
How To Disappear Completely: Radiohead

Inner City Blues: Gil Scott-Heron
Becoming and Activist: Angela Davis
What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye

The Mob Rules: Black Sabbath
Riot: Fishbone
Fuck Tha Police: NWA
By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X
When The Revolution Comes: Last Poets

Children of the Revolution: T. Rex
Nazi Punks, Fuck Off: Dead Kennedys
My War: Black Flag
Prisons vs. Preschools: Mumia Abu Jamal
Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday

Talk About A Revolution: Tracy Chapman
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #394: Live From Hell’s Lounge

June 1, 12pm

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WOW, this show sucked. And let me tell you why.

I had this grand idea to stream from my backyard, where we have new patio furniture. I thought, how fun is this? I get to chill out in Hell’s Lounge and play my favorite music just for you. But it didn’t take into consideration a few things:

  1. My neighbors can hear everything I’m saying on my show, and they think I’m talking to them and keep asking me what I’m doing.
  2. The mosquitoes want to be in on the act. OUCH!
  3. It got dark and I have poor lighting out there.
  4. It took me 10 minutes and three tries to connect to our server and it dropped me about 30 minutes into the show, the moment I went inside to grab an extension cord.
  5. My external hard drive was on its last legs and any sudden micro-movements would disconnect it, leaving me with dead air. 
    1. It turns out that it was a combination of a dying hard drive AND a dying USB port.

I sure wanted to enjoy this show. The playlist is diverse and dynamic, but alas the mic breaks are lame. 

Seriously though take a look at that playlist. Damn. 

My upcoming show is all about revolution. You really should tune in wearing all black.

Try to enjoy.

jh

PS: I purchased a new WD 5TB hard drive last week. Everything is transferred over and ready to rock! 

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Let’s Start: Fela Ransome-Kuti And The Africa ’70 With Ginger Baker *Not on the broadcast
Zombi: Fela Kuti *Not on the broadcast

Always Flying: Thee Oh Sees
Fucked Up Motherfucker: Ty Segall
Fell In Love With A Girl: White Stripes with Steven McDonald

Paint It Black: The Avengers
If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up: Betty Davis
Jack the Stipper/Fairies Wear Boots: Black Sabbath

Something I Learned Today: Husker Du
River Deep Mountain High: Tina Turner
Get Down Moses: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

I’m Free: King Tuff
El Fugitivo: Grupo Fantasma
Black Heath: Melvins
Their Helicopters Sing: Godspeed You, Black Emperor!
Run Run Run: Velvet Underground

Terraplane Blues: Robert Johnson
Nowadays A Woman Gotta Hit A Man: Captain Beefheart
Earache My Eye: Alice Bowie

I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore: Phil Ochs
The Fish Cheer: Country Joe and the Fish
Keep On Keepin’ On: Curtis Mayfield

Aliens: Dr. Octogon
I Ain’t New To This: Ice T
Rapp Snitch Knishes: MF Doom

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #393: Threesome Fantasy – Power Trio Special

May 20, 1pm

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The myth of the Power Trio has made many a young rocker bang their head in tribute throughout the years. Though there are many trios in many genres, the Power Trio is all about ROCK! I have been wanting to host a special on my favorite trios for quite some time, and I figured being holed up in quarantine is the perfect opportunity to throw down.

And of course I wasn’t able to fit in everyone I wanted in these two short hours. This is a taste. A tease. My name is Hell, after all.

So pull out those air guitars, basses and drums, let your hair down (or put on a wig if you need to), and let’s get rockin’ for the next two hours!

Enjoy.

jh

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I Love Living in the City: Danko Jones
Bomber: Closet Queen/Cast Your Fate to the Wind: James Gang
Gimme Shelter: Grand Funk Railroad

Here He Comes: Jimi Hendrix Experience
Psychobilly Freakout: Reverend Horton Heat
Hare Krsna: Hüsker Dü

Overkill: Motörhead
Statement: Boris
Heard It On The X: ZZ Top
Harold of the Rocks: Primus

Car Thief: Beastie Boys
Magic: Zig Zags
Lake of Fire: Meat Puppets
School: Nirvana

Deserted Cities of the Heart: Cream
Pull of the Moon: Mermen

Natural Science: Rush
Dragonaut: Sleep

Charmicarmicat: Melvins

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #392: Speedway To My Bed

May 14, 10pm

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Another week another show from my bed. It’s a great bed, really. I can’t say enough good things about the comfort. You should really try it out with me. Perhaps when all of this hullabaloo is past us, I can have a contest and host the winner in my bed for my show. It wouldn’t be the first time.

When I was a DJ at 89.7FM KFJC (88-97), our late, great engineer Eric Weaver liked to use me as a guinea pig when it came to live remotes. I hosted a number of live morning shows from local cafes, when we had the idea of hosting a show from my bedroom. It was fundraiser time and we figured someone would want a chance of having spending the morning in bed with a dashing young DJ and a crew of engineers, all cramped in my little bedroom. And we were right! We called it “Breakfast in Bed with the Rev! I went by the Reverend Dah Wave back in those days. Truth be told John Hell was born in late August 1994. But that story is for another time.

I can’t recall much about the couple that donated for the chance to spend their morning in bed with me. They were in their 20s, and thought it would be a hoot to spend 6-10am in the San Mateo bedroom with a long haired non-commercial radio DJ, his three roommates, and three staff members of KFJC. Actually one of my roommates was a KFJC staffer (RIP Spiderman). I made everyone pancakes, eggs and bacon for breakfast, and for the mic breaks I made them jump into my bed with me. It had to feel real, so every 10-20 minutes for four hours they had snuggle up with me in my queen-sized bed…with my engineer and another staffer sitting around too. 

The music was being played back in the KFJC studios. We would “hand off” to the board op when we were done talking, and coordinate when to come back live to my bedroom. 

Why am I telling you all of this? Oh right, I have been doing my shows from my bed ever since this pandemic has started. At least I’m lucky enough to be able to do this. Trust me, I do not take it for granted. I will not just phone in a show. I really love being able to share two hours a week with you. I’m thinking about taking on a second slot where I can play my live show in full. I have thousands. Don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself. I still have a few hundred to add to that list, and it just keeps on growing. 

I’ll keep playing the music. You keep listening, and we’ll get through all of this together.

Enjoy.

jh

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Long Tall Sally: Little Richard
Lucille: Little Richard

Kansas City: Little Richard
Heeby-Jeebies: Little Richard

Rip It Up: Little Richard
Ready Teddy: Little Richard
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On: Little Richard

Everything I Say Just Goes Right Through Her Heart: Peter Laughner
I Heard Her Call My Name: Mr Elevator and The Brain Hotel
Sucker Punch: The Mandatory Eight

Speedway: Black Midi
A4: Dungen

Control: Amyl and the Sniffers
Shitbeard: Cows
Boris: Melvins
The Moon Shines: Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic

Isolation: Ty Segall
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You: Aretha Franklin
I Got My Mojo Working: Ann Cole
Papa, Won’t You Let Me Go To Town With You: Bobby Gentry

Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus: Cibo Matto
Bang, Bang: Nancy Sinatra
The Lady Loves Me: Elvis Presley and Anne Margaret

Queen Bitch: Green River
Nothing in this World Can Stop Me Worrying About That Girl: The Kinks
The Mayor: Melle Mel

False Prophet: Bob Dylan
Diamond In Your Mind: Tom Waits
Happy Boy: The Beat Farmers

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #391: Run Tell Dat: The James Brown Birthday Special

May 6, 10pm

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For the people in the back, I’ll tell the story again.

I used to host a mid-day jazz/soul/funk show at KFJC 89.7FM on the Foothill College campus, south of Stanford. I was there 88-97, but only hosted this particular show from 93-95 I think. Anyway, every Friday at noon I would play 30 minutes of James Brown, and called it “The Brown Bag Lunch”. It was so much fun. Being on a college campus means that a lot of coeds would walk by, and me being a young 20-something, I would keep the studio door open to the walking path, and the monitors turned way up, to really feel the funk! And I would dance, and I would sing, and I would turn on the mic and I would shout in James Brown fashion, YEEEEEEEEOW!

It was fun.

I even got to interview the Godfather by phone before one of his Bay Area shows. I tell the story during this show…again.

Every May 3rd KFJC hosts a 24+ hour Mayhem special in celebration of James Brown’s birthday called “Doin’ It To Death”. I always get very excited to host a four hour set; it’s like a holiday for me. My employer is aware of this, and supports it. Thanks boss!

There was no birthday special this year. Thanks COVID-19.

So instead I thought I would play two hours of James Brown for you Monday night. And then a miraculous thing happened: DJ Doug, who follows me on Monday nights 10-midnight, couldn’t make it! So I have four hours of the Hardest Working Man In Show Business. Mr. Please Please Please. Soul Brother #1. The Minister of the New New Super Cool Funk. Mr. Dynamite Himself: JAMES BROWN!!!!

Yeah, it’s like that. I keep mostly to my favorite era, 1968-1975.

Everybody is here: Maceo, Fred, Pee Wee, Bobby Byrd, The Female Preacher Lyn Collins, Clyde and Jab’O, Bootsie and Phelps Collins, and so many more to funk up your day, and piss James off.

The second half of the show focuses on my live collection of James Brown. This is some groovy funk for your face.

So get on the good foot, put on your hot pants, and get ready to be a sex machine for the next four hours!!!

Enjoy.

jh

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Get On The Good Foot: James Brown
Lickin’ Stick, Lickin’ Stick: James Brown

My Thang: James Brown
Hot Pants: James Brown

Soul Power: James Brown
Mother Popcorn: James Brown
Brother Rap: James Brown

Let Yourself Go/There Was A Time/I Feel Alright: James Brown
Whole Lotta Sex Machine: James Brown vs. Led Zeppelin

Georgia On My Mind: James Brown
Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved: James Brown
The Payback: James Brown

Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing: James Brown
Message From James Brown
Say It Loud (I’m Black And I’m Proud): James Brown

Love Me Tender: James Brown
Sex Machine Turns Me On: James Brown vs. Edward Starr

Hour three:
Please, Please, Please: James Brown (1973 Switzerland)
Down and Out in New York City: James Brown

Make It Funky: James Brown 1971
Pass The Peas: James Brown and the JBs 1972

I Got The Feeling: James Brown (December 13, 1984 Lone Star Cafe, NYC)
Get on the Good Foot, Prisoner of Love: James Brown (May 17, 1984 War Memorial, Trenton, NJ)
Living In America: James Brown (January 7, 1987 Lone Star Cafe, New York City, NY)

Sex Machine: James Brown (December 18, 1977 Stars at The Hotel Bradford, Boston MA)
Please, Please, Please/You’ve Got The Power: James Brown (Live At The Apollo 1963)

It’s Man’s World: James Brown (Apollo Theater, NYC, NY 1968)
Lost Someone: James Brown (Apollo Theater, NYC, NY 1968)
Super Bad: James Brown (Paris, 1971)

Cold Sweat: James Brown (January 7, 1987 Lone Star Cafe, New York City, NY)
Think (About It): Lyn Collins (September 1972, Apollo Theater, NYC, NY)

I’m A Greedy Man: James Brown

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #390: Too Little Monkey Business

April 30, 3pm

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So, I think I’m getting the hang of this shelter-at-home thing. I have more music playing than usual, and I’m actually getting along with my family! Who knew that bonding with family is actually a thing?

And when it comes to hosting my weekly show, Hell’s Kitchen Radio, on Radio Valencia, I have more time to go through my collection to choose music I think you’ll enjoy. This show was fairly diverse, and a lot of fun to put on for you.

I was reminded the other day that May 3rd is fast approaching, which means another James Brown birthday special is due. Many of you know I am a huge JB fan, and I co-host the annual KFJC 26 hour James Brown birthday special “Doin’ It To Death”, every year on his May 3rd birthday. Alas, this year, the special is not happening; a TRAVESTY!

But do not be alarmed, this Monday night, 8-10PM (PDST) I will be playing two hours of James Brown and James Brown-related material. So get your funky dance shoes ready to groove. Get on with your bad self, because John Hell will have you gettin’ up on the get down Monday night at 8.

As for this show, take a look at the playlist below and enjoy.

If you’re on the podcast page on Radio Valencia, then you will notice the little white dice on the green field. If you click it, you will be taken to a random show of mine. Go ahead, click the dice, take the ride. Thanks to my boy, Wrybread, for putting that together.

Enjoy.

jh

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All Along The Watchtower: Peter Laughner (Cinderella Backstreet, The Cellar, Sandusky, June 24, 1973)
I Contain Multitudes: Bob Dylan

Early in the Morning: Ty Segall
Aman Iman (Water is Life): Tinariwen
Roll Another Number: Josh Tillman

Freya: The Sword
AC/DC: The Sweet
Addicted To Love: Ciccone Youth

The Night Does Not Belong To God: Sleep Token
The Ossuary: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Blind For All To See: Shrinebuilder
Life on Mars: Seu Jorge
You’re Killing Me: Segun Bucknor
Am I Black Enough For Ya?: Schoolly D

For The Lost Souls: Samsara Blues Experiment
God Is People: Flat Eathers
I’ve Got You Under My Skin: Frank Sinatra
A Day In The Life: The Flaming Lips

Legend In His Own Mind: Gil Scott-Heron
Can’t Help Myself: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra
What A Wonderful World: Louie Armstrong

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #388: This Is Not A Test

April 15, 2pm

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If you’re like me, you get bored really easily. Surprisingly I’m not that bored these days. Granted, it’s like Groundhogs Day over here, and my hygiene is questionable, but I have plenty of things to take up my time. After all, I have a toddler running around the house. And there a lot of music to enjoy. I know the first place I want to head to when all of this is past us is to any one of the many local record stores in my hood. Please please please reopen. I have been doing my part from home however. I have bought some records, digitally, and even a few LPs I hope are delivered before this pandemic passes. The record business is essential, isn’t it?

So, we’re moving into month two of this thing. How have you evolved as a being during this time? Respond in the comments with your most creative creation. I’m reading more for pleasure, playing my guitar, and using leftover food in ways I never though could be done. Food is art. Who knew?

As for this show you are about to listen to (and thanks in advance for doing so), it’s still about diving deeper into my digital library. It seems that I have an awful lot of music on these hard drives. And you’re better for it. 

The only downside to hosting a radio show from my bedroom is the energy is not nearly the same as when I’m rockin’ out from behind the studio console. I’m more quiet because I have a toddler being put to bed in the next room. He really needs to learn to just deal with the volume, right? Thanks.

Enjoy.

jh

Hell’s Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia in SF
http://www.radiovalencia.fm

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God’s Away On Business: Tom Waits
Wafer O’ Darkness: Three Day Stubble
Buck Wylin’: Terminator X

Little Red Hen Blues: Taj Mahal
Life’s A Gas: T. Rex
Mark of Vaccination: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
This Land Is Your Land: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Mexican Radio: Wall of Voodoo
Turiya And Ramakrishna: Alice Coltrane
God’s Been Drinking: Bernadette Seacrest and Her Yes Men

I’m A Greedy Man: James Brown
Do I Look Like A Slut: Avenue D
Anarchy In The Ukk: Boredoms

Kill the President: Coffin Break
Right On For The Darkness: Curtis Mayfield
Texas To Ohio: Damien Jurado
Ghost Town: First Aid Kit

Working Class Hero: John Lennon
Touch My Evil: Lydia Lunch
Diversion: Ty Segall
Deceptacon: Le Tigre

There’s A Riot Going On: Monophonics
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong