Hell’s Kitchen Radio #310: Summer of Love Special

July 27, 11am

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I grew up wishing I had graduated from a San Francisco high school in 1964 so that by the Summer of Love in 1967 I would 21 years old and able to fully immerse myself in everything that era had to offer. It’s the music of that time that influenced me the most during my adolescent years, when I was moving past what played on the home hi-fi and more into discovering my own likes. It was that swirling psychedelic music and it was that message of change and opportunity that grabbed me most.

My family moved to the Bay Area in late 1982 when I was 12 years  and I knew right away what a special place San Francisco was. In our first excursion into the city my parents wanted to tour Fisherman’s Wharf, I wanted to go to the Haight. Of course by 1982 the Haight was long past its hippy prime and deep in its lost years of heroin and speed and closed storefronts. That didn’t stop me from searching this great city and colorful neighborhoods for any crumb that remained from the vibe that the Summer of Love hoped to propagate following 1967. Today the area is inundated by boutiques and way too many Tibetan importers and head shops; not to mention countless tourists, who, like me, are looking for a shred of evidence that there was once an energy of love that attempted to take our nation to a higher level, overcoming war and grief and capitalism. And let’s not forget the number of homeless teens and 20-somethings who have been termed out of foster care, who call the doorways of Haight Street their home.

It was the swirling music, colorful fashion, and risk-taking youth that took precedence at that time. It was the music industry that bastardized it and made way for the punk movement of the 70s/80s. But before

that all came to pass we have to appreciate what the bands of the time were doing. San Fransisco was one hell of a great scene. Great clubs, like the Avalon BallroomCarouselFillmoreFamily Dog at the Great Highway had the bestbands playing their stages night after night. And promoters like Chet Helms and Bill Graham were pairing local rock bands with legendary blues and jazz artists, opening the ears of the audience to sights and sounds they may never have taken the time to check out on their own.

We are all better for 1967 and San Francisco.

Two books I’d like to recommend that will shed much better light on that era include Joel Selvin’s

“Summer of Love”, and David Talbot’s “Season of the Witch”. The latter starts in 67 and works its way up through the first 49er Super Bowl win in early 1982. Both are definitely worth your time, especially if you hold a place in your heart for San Francisco.

As for the music I chose for this show, it’s all from 1967, and most are west coast American bands. in retrospect I could have chosen more obscure acts from that year, or other, more current bands, covering these songs, below. Instead I played music that really moved me as I was growing up. And isn’t that the job of the DJ, to move you the way they have been?

My friend Linda Kelly, managing editor of the local rag Haight Street Voice was hanging out in the studio with me too. She was interviewing me for the August issue. It’s a free paper, so pick it up when you see it, or go online to check it out. I hope she doesn’t make me sound too bitter. It’s been a challenging year when it comes to my love for SF. But isn’t that like all relationships? We’ll see it through to the end.

Wednesday I had the chance to take in the Summer of Love exhibition at the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park. It was more than I could have hoped for. If you live in the Bay Area make sure you get to this show before it closes, August 20th.

Next Monday night is lots of new music and the return of Little Lauson Hell!!!



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Radio Valencia in SF

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Time Has Come Today: The Chambers Brothers
Bass Strings: Country Joe and the Fish

Omaha: Moby Grape
Season of the Witch: Donovan
Down on Me: Big Brother and the Holding Company

Plastic Fantastic Lover: Jefferson Airplane
The Golden Road: Grateful Dead
San Francisco Nights: The Animals
You Keep Me Hanging On: Vanilla Fudge

Astronome Domine: Pink Floyd
Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite: The Beatles
Stroll On: Yardbirds
I Feel Free: Cream

Waterloo Sunset: Kinks
Pleasant Valley Sunrise: The Monkees
Dear Landlord: Bob Dylan

I Was Made To Love Her: Stevie Wonder
Cold Sweat: James Brown
Before You Accuse Me: 13th Floor Elevators
Heroes and Villians: The Beach Boys

It’s A Happening Thing: Peanut Butter Conspiracy
Friday on my Mind: The Easybeats
I’m Waiting For The Man: Velvet Underground

Foxy Lady: Jimi Hendrix
Paint It Black: Rolling Stones
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again: Tom Jones

San Francisco (Flowers in your Hair): Scott McKenzie

What a way to start of the Summer of Love but with the quintessential Monterey Pop!!!

Sheesh!Radio Interview&Freestyle with Zi+Year Williams of Inner Haven Music Collective

July 27, 10am

3 months in & we’re feeling a lot more comfortable running our show. We decided to broadcast our shows through youtube & bring in some local rappers/producers. Check out our latest episode from July 23, 2017 with Zair Williams of Inner Haven Music, a Back2Back DJ set by Santo & DarrylBlue, an interview with Pharoah & Santo. Zi+Year Williams is a 20 year old artist from Stockton, CA. He will performing live this Sunday at the DMP Music & Food Festival at Soma StrEat Food Park along with Too $hort, Rexx Life Raj, Mistah Fab, Show Banga & many more.

Tune into our show Sunday nights 10pm-12am. We have a lot of big names coming through the studio coming up real soon!

Full Episode

(Zair Williams Interview with Pharoah & Santo)



2 Minute Freestyle by Zair Williams

#711 | TERRIBLE TUESDAY | JULY 25, 2017

July 26, 5am

Another radio show for the books. Thanks for listening everybody. If you missed the radio show, fear not, you can still hear it. Click on the play button down below or go to the website at and click on the PODCAST page to stream or download some or ALL of my shows. Pictured above is Lou Costello listening to some old time records. I wonder what they are? HA! Okay, have a good week and be cool out. CHEERS! ~DJ Naked Rob, SFCA

(intro) Melvins | Honey Bucket | Houdini
Dead Cross | Obedience School | Dead Cross
Haircut | Work Week | Demo 2017 tape
Cadaveric Incubator | Gravestench Asphyxiation | Sermons Of The Devouring Dead
Dirty & His Fists | Whistleblower | S/T 7″
The Lords Of Altamont | Going Downtown | The Wild Sounds of The Lords Of Altamont
Orden Mundial | Una Estructura Es Necesaria | Porque Las Drogas Veneno
Old Iron | Gravewax | Lupus Metallorum
Slaughtbbath | Astral Rape | Contempt, War and Damnation
Cachermira | Overpopulation | Jungla
Puke Spit & Guts | Sidewalk Hog | Eat Hot Lead
Miracle Drug | War within | How Much Is Enough
Flowers Of Evil | Prison Pews | City Of Fear
Lendakaris Muertos | Oso Panda | Se Habla Español
Phylactery | Risen Restless Dead | Necromancy Enthroned
On Top | Lovin’ The Devil | Top Dollar
The Chinchees | Hey Boy | The Chinchees
Destroyer of Light | Lux Crusher | Chamber of Horrors
Bat$hit!crazy | Bats In The Belfry | ep.1
Rescue Rangers | Moped Synch | Join Hate
The Judge | Strange Ways | Tell It To The Judge
Pan’s Emissaries | The Land of Oaks | Pan’s Emissaries (Side B of Split with Nick Noro)
Melvins | Cactus Party | A Walk with Love and Death – Death
Neurosis | The Choice | The Word As Law (reissue)
M.O.D. | You’re A Fucking Dick | Busted, Broke, And American
Super Thief | new no. 1 | Stuck
Expulsion | Mask of Fear | Nightmare Future
Integrity | Die With Your Boots On | Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
Hawks | Blacktop | No Cash Value
Bloodclot | Prayer | Up in Arms
The Rippers | It’s Gone | A Gut Feeling
Crack House | Junkie Fucker | Still Alive!
Municipal Waste | Bourbon Discipline | Slime And Punishment
Söft Dov | Industrial Genocide | Massacre Through Seduction
Mordatorium | The Butcher | Obsessed With Death
Tau Cross | Raising Golem | Pillar Of Fire
(outro) Melvins | Hag Me | Houdini

Pierre Henry Tribute Show

July 20, 10pm

Remembering French composer Pierre Henry, who was a pioneer of electronic music.

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Interview with Mike Daddona of Ratskin Records

July 19, 7pm

Interview with Mike Daddona of Ratskin Records discussing Ratskin’s extraordinary new 10 CD comp Rogue Pulse/Gravity Collapse. Rogue Pulse/Gravity Collapse features over 187 artists and over thirteen hours of almost exclusively unreleased sounds and music. All proceeds go to St. James Infirmary, Black Lives Matter’s national bail fund, and the Oakland Immediate Fire Relief Fund.

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #309: Cash & Cave

July 19, 12pm

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This ain’t no bar fight (though I’m fairly confident that Cash would win). No, this is a love fest. Johnny Cash and Nick Cave have more in common, musically, than many other combos. Cave has claimed that it was the fire and brimstone preachers of the American south that have inspired him the most in his songwriting, while Cash lived it by being raised there!

I’ve been wanting to host this special for a while now, but it’s not easy with only two hours to cover two men of such musical prominence. I’m sure the critics can tear my sets apart, which is fine. How would you improve on this show? Leave comments. In retrospect, I could have played Cave’s version of “The Singer”, and left out the Cash/Dylan duet. Other than that I could have used about six more hours to really do them justice. Thanks to everyone who offered their suggestions on my FB thread.

Next Monday night will feature lots of new music and some psych jams.



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Mercy Seat: Johnny Cash
Flesh and Blood: Johnny Cash
Devil’s Right Hand: Johnny Cash

Red Right Hand: Nick Cave
Moonland: Nick Cave
There She Goes My Beautiful World: Nick Cave

Delia’s Gone: Johnny Cash
Cocaine Blues: Johnny Cash
Stagger Lee: Nick Cave
Where the Wild Roses Grow: Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue
Give My Love to Rose: Johnny Cash

Redemption Song: Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer
I’ve Been Everywhere: Johnny Cash and Lynn Anderson
The Ship Song: Nick Cave

Tupelo: Nick Cave
Jennifer’s Veil: Birthday Party
The Folk Singer: Johnny Cash
Girl From North Country: Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan

25 Minutes to Go: Johnny Cash
Don’t Take Your Guns To Town: Johnny Cash
Wanted Man: Johnny Cash
Jubilee Street: Nick Cave

Super Heathen Child: Grinderman
Hurt: Johnny Cash

Cindy: Johnny Cash and Nick Cave
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry: Johnny Cash and Nick Cave


July 19, 5am

Thanks everybody for listening to today’s radio show and taking in the new time as well. I’m starting to like this 2-4pm pst. Anyway, if you missed this show (or any others) click the play button down below or go to the podcast page here on the website for more shows.  I hope I can get to Buddy Hackett’s age and still be in radio. HA! Have a good week and be cool. CHEERS! ~DJ Naked Rob, SFCA

(intro) Melvins | Honey Bucket | Houdini
Destroyer Of Light | Into The Smoke | Chambers of Horrors
Plax | New Story | Clean Feeling
Poison Blood | Deformed Lights | S/T EP
Toxic Shock | Serpent’s Tongue | 20 Last Century
Ace Frehely| Hard For Me | Anomaly
Metz | Cellophane | Strange Peace
Lifetime Shitlist | Infestation | Slow March
Monolord | Rust | Rust
Exoskelett | Ossuary | Collected Bones
Flowers of Evil | Introvert | City of Fear
Racetraitor | Vengeance | Invisible Battles Against Invisible Fortresses
Puke Spit & Guts | Kill For Kicks | Eat Hot Lead
Rescue Rangers | Join Hate | Join Hate
Pan’s Emissaries | Wolf in Sheep’s Clothes | split
The Judge | From the Mountain | Tell It To The Judge
Neurosis | Double-Edged Sword | The Word As Law (reissue 1990)
M.O.D. | The Final Declaration | Busted, Broke, And American
Melvins | Christ Hammer | A Walk with Love and Death – Death
Expulsion | Altar of Slaughter | Nightmare Future
Integrity | I Am The Spell | Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
Nearly Dead | Sweet Old Man | Idyllic Evening
Bloodclot | Kill the Beast | Up in Arms
Mordatorium | The Gallows | Obsessed With Death
Hawks | III | No Cash Value
Tau Cross | RFID | Pillar Of Fire
INTRCPTR | Watchmaker | I
THE RIPPERS | No One Cares | A Gut Feeling
BISON | Raiigin | You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient
Grieve | Dismal | Split
Municipal Waste | Poison the Preacher | Slime And Punishment
Loyal Until Death | Condemned And Judged | Remain Defiant
GOATWHORE | Mankind Will Have No Mercy | Vengeful Ascension
(outro) Melvins | Hag Me | Houdini

#709 | TERRIBLE TUESDAY | JULY 11, 2017

July 12, 5am


Thanks everybody for listening to today’s radio show. The podcast of this show will be right below. Have a good rest of the week. Go see a band perform live on stage and not on your phone. CHEERS! ~DJ Naked Rob, SFCA

(intro) Melvins | Honey Bucket | Houdini
Melvins | Flaming Creature | A Walk with Love and Death
Impalers | Secret Beach | Cellar Dwellar
Speedclaw | Speedclaw | Iron Speed EP
Ötzi | Winter | Ghosts
Shroud Eater | Awaken Assassin | Strike The Sun
Flowers Of Evil | MTA | City of Fear
BLK OPS | Nine Meals From anarchy | split
Voight-Kampff | Victim of Desire | The Din of Dying Youth
The Cocky Bitches | TV’s Okay | single
Eat Hot Lead | Eat Hot Lead | Puke Spit and Guts
Ufomammut | Zodiac | 8
TV.Static | Kidnap Me | TV.Static
Deaf Kids | Pés Atados | Configuracão Do Lamento
Enamorados | La Verdad | Enamorados
Kill Your TV | Gas Mask | Gas Mask
Permission | Outstripped | Contagious Life
Laces Out | Will To Become | Laces Out EP
Hot Ram | Evil Elf | Leave A Beautiful Corpse
Integrity | Hymn For The Children of the Black Flame | Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
Expulsion | Total Human Genocide | Nightmare Future
Gateway To Hell | The Drizzard | Clovers
Bloodclot | Fire | Up in Arms
Mordatorium | Obsessed With Death | Obsessed With Death
Tau Cross | A White Horse | Pillar Of Fire
Municipal Waste | Shrednecks | Slime And Punishment
Söft Dov | Cyberwar | Massacre Through Seduction
INTRCPTR | Turbines | I
Super Thief | ms. wakefield | Stuck
The Jackets | Queen Of The Pill | Be Myself / Queen of the Pill
The Rippers | Shiny and Brown | A Gut Feeling
Hawks | Single Handed | No Cash Value
Fried Egg | Side By Side | Back and Forth
Crack House | Straight Into The Gutter | Still Alive!
Bison | Kenopsia | You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient
(outro) Melvins Hag Me | Houdini

Malderor – Exploring A Funkier, More Electronic Side

July 11, 1pm

There was a bit of a different feel to this week’s show on Radio Valencia. The new tracks that came my way featured some old-school-funk, new-school hip-hop, drum & bass, jungle, trip-hop, and some ‘electronica.’ Then we got into some straight-up funk in the second hour. So this week was a bit “groovier” than normal. Check it out!

2:09pm: Inner City Life by Goldie

2:10pm: Crush (Goldie Mix) by Shaggy

2:13pm: Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying Dub by Dave Barker and The Wailers

2:22pm: Just My Imagination (Live) by Prince from Small Club Show

2:30pm: Last Voices by Todd Elliot

2:35pm: My Girls by Animal Collective

2:42pm: I Against I by Massive Attack feat. Mos Def

2:49pm: Blue Song by Mint Royale

2:52pm: This Town (Mint Royale Remix) by Frank Sinatra

3:01pm: Halfsharkalligatorhalfman by Dr. Octagon

3:08pm: Kashmere by Kashmere Stage Band

3:12pm: Scorpio by Kashmere Stage Band

3:18pm: 40 Acres by Chop Clark

3:23pm: Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys by The Equals

3:26pm: Yes We Can Can by The Pointer Sisters

3:29pm: We Got More Soul by Dyke And The Blazers

3:32pm: B-A-B-Y by Carla Thomas

3:35pm: Egyption Reggae by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers

3:38pm: Amen Brother by The Winstons

3:39pm: Holy Ghost by The Bar-Kays

3:48pm: Vol 1 Side 2 Track 2 by Bassbin Twins

3:58pm: The Sad Chicken by Leroy and The Drivers

7/5/17 Episode

July 9, 7pm

Featuring music from House of Secrets, LSD Trip to Where, Frankenhooker, Sister Street Fighter, Girl Boss Reform School Escape, L’ossessa and more….

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