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The Last Episode!
June 27, 2013 10:00am
It has happened!
Radio Bob finally proposed!!
Now the two of us are getting married and moving to Tahiti!

so no more Double Wide Hour of Love and Peace for a while, at least for the foreseeable future, that is. Instead, will be living the life of the rich and famous, sitting on the sand and sipping rum drinks.

In a way, you could say, that the show is gratefully dead. ba bum!

I guess we better play some Grateful Dead tunes:

"Uncle Johns Band"
"Sugar Magnolia"
"Scarlet Begonias"
"Friend of the Devil"
"Casey Jones"

Then some potential wedding songs:

"Never, My Love" The Association
"Longer" Dan Fogelberg
"Time in a Bottle" Jim Croce
"Dedopolis" Japa Kaur
"Want it to be You" Japa Kaur

Miscilany, just cuz:

"Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" writte by Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling, and Milt Gabler (bet no one knew that)
"Goin' to Mardi Gras" Professor Longhair
"Big Bamboo" Mighty Sparrow
"Know you Rider" Traditional

wow wow wow

and th-th-the that's all folks...

catch us on the beach next time -
me and Radio Bob - in Tahiti!!!

Songs at Random!
June 13, 2013 10:00am
Well, we've done it again - another *really weird* episode of the Double Wide Hour of Love and Peace. Imagine that. But this time, it's not our fault. It really isn't. This week, the playlist was all up to fate. Whatever song that Japa's (or sometimes Radio Bob's) finger landed on when the song book was opened up *at random*.

We got some mantras, some sappy Japa Originals, some fun (but under-rehearsed) covers, and Much more. well, not really that much more...

go ahead and have a listen...if you dare!!!

"Alone in the Moonlight" by Japa Kaur
28th Pauree of Japji (Sikh Prayer)
"Closer to Fine" Indigo Girls
"Friend of the Devil" Grateful Dead
"The Hanuman Tree" Japa Kaur
"Revolution" The Beatles
"Sa Ta Na Ma" Mantra for Miracles
"The 13 Grandmothers" Japa Kaur
"It's all God" Japa Kaur
"The Moth" Japa Kaur
"Sweet Spirit of Love" Kin
"Hari Om" mantra, yo
"The Blue Ballin' Blues" Japa Kaur
"Uncle John's Band" Grateful Dead

awwww yeah
that was fun.
let's do this again...

and now for something Completely Different...
June 6, 2013 10:00am
Get your spiritual side on with this Double Wide Hour of Japa doing Japa. far out. It's chanting the name of God, people. Japa means chant. Chant your cares away. Take your chants and try out chanting. See if it brings the love and peace, prosperity, and yes (Radio Bob) - Hot chicks - as promised.

Japa, is it really you in that picture?

um, yeah.

"Sa Re Sa Sa, Sa Re Sa Sa, Sa Re Sa Sa Sa Rung
Har Re Har Har, Har Re Har Har, Har Re Har Har, Har Rung" for prosperity

"Sat Narayan Waheguru, Hari Narayan Sat Nam" for intuition and healing

"Akan Jor", 33rd Pauri of Japji, illiminates negativity, fear & ego

"Adi Shakti Namo Namo, Sarab Shakti Namo Namo, Pritam Bhaguati Namo Namo, Kundalini Mata Shakti, Namo Namo" invokes the divine feminine

"It's all God" by Japa

"Green River" by Japa and Julie

"Guru Guru Waheguru, Guru Ram Das Guru" for healing & miracles

"You are the Light" by Kin

"Longtime Sunshine" closing song, yo

presenting...Ludwig van Beethoven
May 30, 2013 10:00am
Yes, that's right, people.
We brought Beethoven back from the dead in order to interview him here live on the air. That's the kind of extra mile we go to here on the Double Wide.

Also, we brought in an orchestra from Kalamazoo, Michigan to perform some choice pieces for you live on the air:

3 Piano Sonatas
5th Symphony
The Moonlight Sonata

and live by Japa on the keys:
Fur Elise

wow. what an episode, eh, Radio Bob?
yeah, dude.

Piano up the Wazoo - take two!
May 23, 2013 10:00am

more wazoo for you -
or, more piano for you, as it were

due to technical snafus on last week's show, we didn't exactly get as much piano up the wazoo as we would've liked to, so we decided to offer up some more of it this week, for your listening, and, uh, wazooing, pleasure.

and so we have it:

originals by Japa, unless otherwise noted.

"My Bible Smells Like Whiskey"
"Wine in the Afterlife"
"Morse Code"
instrumental "Etude" inspired by Fredrick Nighthawk
"Hey" by Dave Manning
"Freedom, the Wind"
another Freddy jam
"The Blue Ballin' Blues"
"Meu Piano"
"You've Got a Friend" Carole King
"Want it to be You"
"Blue Moon" Rodgers & Hart
Jam out

Piano up the Wazoo
May 9, 2013 10:00am

Well, it started out on a good note, with some really good intentions, but then, uh, while attempting to amplify the piano a little more, Radio Bob, uh...

sure, blame it on me....

well, Bob, you're the one that, uh....
pulled the internet cable out of the laptop when you went to check the mixer.

uh, no, that'd be you, Japa....

well, let's just say that the show kindof ended abruptly before we really got it into it, so, hopefully we'll get that piano up the wazoo for you next week.

The Ides of March
March 14, 2013 10:00am
The Ides of March!
Celebrating people who have died.
how depressing, Japa...
not really, Radio Bob, it just means that we still love them even though they are gone.
love them enough to write songs about them and then sing them on the radio.
great, Japs. what you got for us?

Originals by Japa Kaur...

A tribute to Mr. Folsom:
"Wire Road"

A couple songs for Paul:
"This Space for Rent"

Inspired by Michael:
"Wine in the Afterlife"
"Ganga River"
"The Moth"
"Later for You"

For my Mom:
"From Mom"

"But I might die Tonight" Cat Stevens

another Michael inspired number:
"Krishna Radha"

"Dust in the Wind" Kansas

A sad one in memory of my Mom:
"On the Weekend"

that's it, folks. Enjoy those bloody Caesars. Bottom's up.

Night Music~!
March 7, 2013 10:00am
Wow, Japs, after that really horrific version of the theme song, I'm not sure who's left out there to listen to the rest of the show, but just in case anyone is still listening, you might find the following...songs to listen to at night:

(on piano)
"Moonlight Sonata" Beethoven
"Riders on the Storm" The Doors
"Prelude in E Minor" Chopin

(on accordion)
"Cradle Song" Brahms
"Mike is so Tired" Beatles, wrybread on vocals and snazzbo guitar, Mike Aisenfeld on the snorepet

"Hallelujah" Leonard Cohen

"For You" Japa Kaur
"Time Machine" Japa Kaur
"House of the Rising Sun" Animals
"Hotel California" The Eagles
"Alone in the Moonlight" Japa Kaur
"Light on the Shore" Japa Kaur
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Bob Dylan

enjoy, yo
Japa and Radio Bob...out...

Poems with Agnew T. (Goldwater) Pickens
February 28, 2013 10:00am
wow, who knew that the Double Wide was into poetry?
not me.
me neither.
well, I guess this week, we are.

after some delightful live piano numbers, I suddenly feel in the mood for some poetry. and low and behold, it is so.
A couple readings from his recently published book, "Space Christals" and then a talk with the author/poet himself, which blossoms into a rather thought-provoking discussion on the government, GMO's, and other fun things.

ending on a more up note with poems about love and the ever popular "Cora Lee Brine"...drivin' through rain, high on romaine...

much love to the Agnew T.. Thanks for being a *very* special special guest on the double wide, all the way from Antarctica, via Ohio...did I get that right?

hello to the boys at the coffee house.
let's celebrate.

until next time, waheguru
that's what she said.

Remarq Presents!
February 21, 2013 10:00am
This week we have a *special guest* - how exciting!!
wow, Japs, that's so exciting!

yes it is, Radio Bob.
in fact, so exciting that we dedicated the entire Double Wide Hour to Mr. Remarq Johnson who totally rocked it out with his guitar, beautiful vocal presence and philosophical food about life, love and all things deep. check out his "existential lullabies" - a genre on which he has cornered the market. quite effectively, I might add.

So yeah, here is Remarq, in all his *remarqable* glory.

Dreaming Collective
My World
So Real
Tigule (probably spelled wrong)
Bubble Rising
King of Fools
Legend of Argon Vancouver Part 1
Legend of Argon Vancouver Part 2
Infinity to One

there you have it folks. wah lah.
and if you want more of Remarq - check out the portal to Remarq nation at:

dig it.

The Ole Valentine's Day Show!
February 14, 2013 10:00am
It's Valentine's Day, people. feel the love.
plenty of it here on the Double Wide Love and Peace Hour with Japa and Radio Bob.
Come rock out with us in true loverbird fashion - lots of gushy Japa originals and toe-tappin' Elvis and other hearthrob mushy favorites.

how does that sound?
pretty great, Japs.
let's have it:

oh yeah, and did I mention also some really exciting instrumental surprises AND a new L&P theme song?
oh yeah, AND a solo performance by Radio Bob?
really, it just doesn't get any better.

ok, I'm listening.
let's have it now. for real.

oh yeah, AND - the bathroom is fixed!
great, Japs.
and now...? the setlist....??

oh, now. here we go:

The *New and Improved* "Double Wide Hour of L & P Theme Song"
"Blue Moon" (for Mutti)
"Love Me Tender" (yes, I do, Elvis. you got it, man)
"Return to Sender" (featuring Radio Bob on the Barratone Sax)
"Into" (love poem to Japa)(really, folks, it's true)
"Sugarlime" (a Japa original, right back atcha, babe)
"I Don't Need to Keep Lookin'" (I know that one's for me, isn't it, Japs?)
"Lay, Lady, Lay" (love this one. Bob Dylan, yo)
"Time in a Bottle" (Jim Croche, by Radio Bob, Japa takes a pee break)
"That's Amore" (Arthur the Accordion makes an appearance)
"Longer" (Japa's wedding song, by Dan Folgelberg) (what IS a forest primeval, anyway?)
"For You" (a cheezy Japa original)
"Houndog" (Elvis is back)
"Time Machine" (and yet another)
"Krishna Radhda" (and yet another, duet style by Japs and Radio Bob)
"Morse Code" (Japa's latest favorite original number)

Hot off the Press!
February 7, 2013 10:00am
Songs that are, well, (if you read the title, you'd know), Hot off the Press!
New Releases!
Brand New!
Never Been Heard Before!
Recently Inspired Original Songs by Japa!

along with new songs in Japa's repetoir that she is *super stoked* to share with you guys.

RB: you mean, uh, really great songs that you haven't practiced very much, Japa?
JK: um, yeah. thanks for that, Radio Bob.
RB: Ok, cool, man. well, what do you got for us Japs?

Today's lineup:

"Fallen for You"
"Want it to Be You"
"In Love with a Cowboy"
"Far Away" (cover of cool local band "Rin Tin Tiger")
"Don't Stop Believing" (Journey) (uh, Japs...that's not exactly hot off the...)
"Tears of a Clown" (Smokey Robinson) (more like way cold, man)
"The Gambler" (Kenny Rogers) yet another...
"The Blue Ballin' Blues" (a Japa original, recently re-vamped)
"Morse Code" (Japa's new original favorite)

Jam out, yo

The Odds and Ends Show
January 31, 2013 10:00am
The Love and Peace Hour is officially going Double Wide now, people. yup. The producers at the station love us SO MUCH that they are allotting for a whole extra hour of love and peace per week. amazing.

will wonders never cease.

Japa and Radio Bob celebrate with a selection of mostly Japa originals that have been sitting around collecting dust in the junk drawer for a while. Now we've pulled them out and brought them back to life. Songs that fell through the cracks, or that were heard only once or twice and then never heard from again. Songs so odd that you really just hope they will end.

"Macavity" T.S. Elliot and Andrew Lloyd Webber, from CATS, yo
"The Eric Song"
"Nothing More"
-Radio Bob sings- "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", Willie Nelson
"The Julie Song"
"Golden Temple Glow"
"Wine in the Afterlife"
"Later for You"
"One Kiss, Tommy"

There you have it folks. Hope you enjoy the selection.
yes, all is odd. and no, it never really ends.

More of the Best of the L & P Hour! ***Special Two Hour Episode!***
January 24, 2013 10:00am


as the title suggests, we were granted a special *TWO HOUR* slot with which to broadcast the remainder of our (er, ah hem), YOUR favorite songs from the Love and Peace Hour since its birth back in September, 2011.


a favorite, a favorite, and then, yet another favorite!

it sure doesn't get any better than that!

(well, I don't know, Japa, some new material might be uh....nice...)

yes, thank you, Radio Bob.

and now, the playlist for this week's show:

Hey (Dave Manning)
Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan)
Kiss Down Noriega (JK)
Light on the Shore (JK)
Serenade (Sherwin Day)
Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
Everything's Alright (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Peace Train (Cat Stevens)
Crazy Over You (JK)
Sell Your Bike and Get a Job (JK)
Freedom the Wind (JK)
Kehehelanis 3 (JK)
Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Down Easter Alexa (Billy Joel)
Ripple (Hunter, Garcia)
Scarlet Bagonias (Hunter, Garcia)

ok, there you have it, folks.
Thanks for listening, and yes, RB, new week!

The Best of The Love and Peace Hour 2012...and beyond...!!!
January 17, 2013 10:00am
Wow. this was quite an episode!
in more ways than one!!

Thanks to your input via loyal listners' poll, we tallied results and are proud to bring you:
The Best of the Love and Peace Hour 2012 ! (and beyond...)

some technical snafus set us back in the beginning, but no worries, The Love and Peace Hour wins again! bringing you the best of the best of the best of last year's shows (sounds like kindof a short show, Japa)...

thanks, Radio Bob...

ok, so here we have it folks. on guitar, piano, banjo, bass, accordion and a hint of ukulele, re-live the glory of the best of the Love and Peace Hour 2012....and beyond...!!!

Husband Lord*
Riders on the Storm
Crave City*
The Donut Shop*
Meu Piano*
Dark Eyes
Your Neck for Dinner*
My Bible Smells like Whisky*
Movin' Right Along
Rocky Top

*originals by Japa Kaur
all the rest, you've probably heard before.
from some famous guys.

The Paul Addis Tribute Show Part II
November 8, 2012 11:00am
we decided to keep it rockin' from right where we left off on the last show.
come here the magic of the Love and Peace Hour, Paul Addis style - take two.

Yes, folks, Paul Addis is worth not just one radio tribute show, but two. so here it is. Number two of the Paul Addis tribute hour.

Kicking it off -

(on piano)
The 12 Bar Blues
"My Bible Smells Like Whiskey" Japa Kaur
"Rocketman" Elton John and Bernie Taupin
"Riders on the Storm" The Doors

(...and on guitar)
"Know you Rider" American Traditional
"Freedom, the Wind" Japa Kaur
"Sell Your Bike and Get a Job" Japa Kaur

tha tha tha that's all, folks.
see you around, Paul. We love you, man. peace.

The Paul Addis Tribute Show
November 1, 2012 11:00am
Long live Paul Addis!

His wit, eloquence, intelligence, artistry, talent, laughter and balls-out approach to life was an inspiration us all. Well, to me, at least.

Not only a good friend and Bay Area artist, and performer, Paul Addis was also a fellow DJ here on Radio Valencia. In fact, he was the one who hosted me during my first on-air appearance on this station. Be sure to check out recordings of one of the great legacies he left with us, the podcasts of his show, "Revolution Clash."

This episode of the Love and Peace Hour is dedicated to you, Paul.

Giving voice to your words on the air, to mingle along with a couple songs I think you'd enjoy hearing, and at least one that you most surely would meet with disdain*, here we go:

"Dust in the Wind"
"Joy to the World"
"This Space for Rent"
12 Bar Blues Piano Jam...

over and out.
Paul Addis cleared for flight.

The Once in a Blue Moon Mutti Concert
September 6, 2012 11:00am
A re-creation of a concert that I put on in Maine this summer in honor of my 91 year old grandmother, Mutti, on the occasion of the Blue Moon in August, 2012.

My Grandmother has been referred to as "Once-in-a Blue Moon Mutti" since she is the kind of amazing person that comes around only once in a Blue Moon.

Hence the name, and hence the concert, and yes, I was very stoked to be in her presence on this wonderful and special occasion.

Re-live the glory here on Radio Valencia, via the "Love and Peace Hour with Japa"

J.S. Bach, "Musette"
L.V. Beethoven, "Fur Elise"
Japa Kaur, "Meu Piano"

Japa, "Barco do Paz"
Janis, Mercedes Benz

F.& B. Bryant, "Rocky Top"

Merle Haggard, "Old Man from the Mountain"
Japa, "The Moth"

Sherwin Day, "Serenade"
Carole King, "You've Got a Friend"
Rodgers & Hart, "Blue Moon"

so yeah, it was a fun evening, fun occasion, and fun to re-create this event dedicated to the one and only Once in a Blue Moon Mutti.

Radio Bob: waheguru

Live from Maine
July 12, 2012 11:00am
This week, Radio Bob and I are stoked to be hosting "The Nodes!" a Maine-Made bass and guitar duo featuring singer songwriter Mike DeRoche on vocals and guitar and Steve Hamilton on bass.

In this episode, we'll be featuring Mike's original numbers, which capture his songwriting talent, rich vocals, and consciously-minded lyrics.

Mike shares his ideas of living simply, staying close to nature, taking care of the environment, and remaining in the present.

Meanwhile, Steve Hamilton offers a strong and steady bassline to accompany his good friend and co-hort.

Radio Bob: hey Japa, how did you meet these guys, anyway?
Japa: Well, Radio Bob, like 8 years ago, I was hanging out in front of my mom's house at her yard sale in Portland, Maine, and along comes this friendly looking guy and we strike up a conversation and, well, enter Steve Hamilton. Somehow he got a hold of the latest album of "SuperNova", and believe it or not, years later he still has the album, (maybe even actually still listens to it!), thought, "hmmmm, I wonder what that girl is up to now...?" started checking around on the internet and whatdooyahknown, found the Love and Peace Hour with Japa.

Next thing you know I'm hanging out in his basement with Mike DeRoche, live from Falmouth, Maine, broadcasting songs of love and peace.

So here it is: an exciting episode featuring the original songs of Mike DeRoche with Steve Hamilton on bass.


"You Get it"
"Changes" (David Bowie)
"The Day"
"The Fisherman Song"
"Grow Your Own Tomatoes"
"The Garden"
"Ripple" (Grateful Dead)

*Super* stoked to have you guys live on the air today. We are honored!

and if you want to hear more music from The Nodes, or want to get in contact with Mike or Steve, send an e mail to:

Live from the Rainbow Gathering, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee
July 5, 2012 11:00am
Recorded on-location in the forest of northeast Tennessee, Radio Bob and Japa bring you a live and spirited version of the Love and Peace Hour, an authentic and unique experience from the National Rainbow Gathering, a huge campout in the woods which takes place around the 4th of July in a different part of the country every year.

This week Japa and RB brave the bugs, humidity, and smelly hippies to bring you and up-close and personal report of this annual gathering of love and peace. Good times, man.

Community kitchens, clay ovens, clever water filtration systems, trench-style shitters, this gathering is a good example in community living and sustainable practices - not to mention love and peace!

Everywhere you went, you'd hear, "Lovin' you, sister! Lovin' you, brother!", and the occasional, "Random pocket trade?" Empty your pocket contents into your hand and blindly trade it for whatever pocket contents your friendly rainbow brother has to offer.

"Besides quinoa, steamed greens and celery, I mostly offered up songs," says Japa. "Taking requests, winging newly-learned covers, and dusting off moldy oldy originals. I pretty much had my guitar with me everywhere I went."

Catch a piece of the action from one sunny afternoon when Japa pushed record on the ole Zoom H2n to capture a riveting 60 minutes of the 2012 Rainbow Gathering to comprise this week's *thrilling* episode of The Love and Peace Hour with Japa.

and the spirit of newly-learned originals, requests taken, and moldy oldy originals, Japa and Radio Bob are *proud* to bring you...

"Over the Rainbow" Judy Garland
"That's Amore" Dean Martin
"Crazy Over You" a Japa original
"Summer of '69" Bryan Adams
"Jack and Diane" John Cougar Mellencamp
"Uncle John's Band" Grateful Dead
"Crave City" another Japa ditty
"Aime" Pure Prairie League
"Old Man" Neil Young
"Mercedes Benz" Janis Joplin

hope you enjoy, especially when the melody gets rough, the tune is unknown, but the song just keeps on going...

and tha-the-the-thuh-the-thuh that's all, folks...

Guest Star - Julie Andrews!
June 28, 2012 11:00am
Wow! what a line up we've got for you today!

Accordion, guitar, clarinet, bass, banjo, and none other than the Amazing, the SPECTACULAR, the INCREDIBLE....dun Dun DUN>>>>>>JULIE ANDREWS!!! (and the crowd goes wild!)

Indeed they did! and indeed they should, cause indeed it is awesome! a blast! an HONOR to have Julie "The Rocker" Andrews on board for this week's episode of The Love and Peace Hour with Japa.

Hellz yeah -

Come on a journey through our musical history together, including numbers from our days in that all-girl power trio punk rock band, Eating Like Truck Drivers, our escapades as SuperNova, (the famed accordion and guitar duo), a trip down memory lane from our days of co-habitation in Forest Knolls, our adventures on the road, and our musical shenanigans out at burning man.

Ah yes, the Love and Peace Hour does it again.

Radio Bob: does what, Japa?
Japa: I'm not sure exactly, man.
Radio Bob: That's what I figured. Enough of all that. Let's just have the setlist.

The SUPERNOVA era - Julie on guitar, Japa on accordion:
"It's the Tops"
"Dark Eyes"
"Blue Bells of Scotland"

"Boxes" an ELTD favorite, Japa original on bass, Julie on guitar

"The Sheryl Song" Julie: guitar, Japa: bass
"Diamond" by Julie Andrews, ditto
"The Train" a Julie original, with guitar

"Beguine Time"
"A Little Bossa Nova Action"
(these last two from way back in the day, Julie on Piano, Japa on clarinet)

"Green River" an original number brought to you by a sunset overlook at Canyonlands circa 2004...Japa on Clarinet, Julie on guitar

"Rocky Top" oh hellz yeah, Julie guitar, Japa Banjo

way to rock it, kids.

Japa: Great to have you on the show, Jewelbox. Can't wait 'till next time!
Radio Bob: ditto, man.

The Songs and Instrument I don't know how to play Show
June 7, 2012 11:00am
I only started playing the banjo about two weeks ago, and all these songs are new to me. but I woke up with a hangover from the drunkenness I experienced from playing them all the night before and without any other real direction on what to do for this week's show, I thought, well, might as well debut some songs that I don't know how to play on on an instrument I don't know either.

Through a newfound friend on the banjo scene, I got word of a local hootenanny the other night that brought me to a stage filled with fiddles, mandolins, guitars, a steel guitar, banjo and standup bass. Consider my inner bluegrass awakened and now my life has changed forever.

This morning I woke up singing "Rocky Top" and an hour later, played it live on the Love and Peace Hour with Japa. where as usual, its hardly strictly *anything*

toes a tappin' with

"Know You Rider"
"Rocky Top"
"Thank God I'm a Country Boy"
"Buffalo Gals"
"You are my Sunshine"
"Jenny Jenkins"
"Frankie and Johnny"

The ...Another Accordion! Show
May 31, 2012 11:00am
Well, we started out the program playing the theme song on the accordion, and then, there was a call for another accordion number. and since we were there, with the accordion and all, well, why not play another accordion?

Once the ball got rollin', it became apparent that the audience just kept wanting more, and so, well, we rolled with another song on the accordion.

Getting deeper into the repetoir of accordion numbers it was like, well, these are just too good to pass up...have to...well, play another accordion.

Another accordion song later and it was getting close to the end of the show, and so, why stop now? might as well just play another (song on the) accordion.

dig it:

for all you accordion lovers out there:

"Gypsy Polka"
"Red River Valley"
"Sweet and Low"
"Way Down on the Swanee River"
"The Village Tavern"
"It's the Tops"
"Blue Bells of Scotland"
"Dark Eyes"
"Turkey in the Straw"
"Beer Barrel Polka" (abbreviated*)

*we sorta got cut off there at the end.
better start with this number next week.

that is...if they let us back...

The All-Originals, All-Equiptment Failure Show
May 24, 2012 11:00am
wow, this was quite an exciting episode of The Love and Peace Hour.
can you say **AMAZING** performance by special guest, Lauren Arrow, who made her official Kazoo debut on this show, making the $8000 we paid her for the hour appearance ALL worth it.

oh my godness, but how about those cable, mic and mixer goblins? oh yeah, they were sure out to get us today, but no worries...The Love and Peace Hour wins again, with a half plugged, half electric, half acoustic (Radio Bob: um, excuse me, Japa, that seems like one too many halfs...) but yeah, um, it was interesting, and awesome, and thrilling, and wonderfully painful, all at the same time.

Still high from our Kundalini Yoga set performed out on the driveway earlier that morning, Japa and Lauren bring you a wonderful set of unrehearsed original numbers featuring Lauren Arrow on keys, kazoo, and backup vox along with Japa on guitar, guitar and, uh, occasionally amplified vocals.

So here you go, folks - eat 'em and weep:

"Krishna Rhada"
"Freedom, the Wind"
"I Don't Need to Keep Lookin'"
"Alone in the Moonlight"
"Light on the Shore"
"Your Neck for Dinner"

all originals by Japa Kaur


and yeah, if anyone out there has any knowledge of studio recording/performing/musical amplification equipment and what the h do all those little buttons and sliders and knobs mean anyway??, please let us know. thank you.

The Historical (in)Significance of May 17th Show
May 17, 2012 11:00am
Throughout history, extremely facinating things have been happening throughout the world on May 17th. Find out what they are, and the songs that (don't really) go along with them.

This show just chock full of interesting, strange and random factoids about the significance of May 17th, including the fact that on May 17th, 2012, Radio Valencia aired the strangest episode of the Love and Peace Hour ever.

"Happiness Runs" Donovan
"Scarlet Bagonias" Grateful Dead
"Try" Janis Joplin
"Down Easter Alexa" Billy Joel
"Cry" Janis Joplin

The (mostly) All-Piano Show
May 10, 2012 11:00am
wow - quite a hodgepoge, yeah...we kick it with some Piano numbers of various shapes and colors, we've got:

The Preverbial 12 Bar Blues, traditional, followed by
"You've Got a Friend", Carole King
"Riders on the Storm" The Doors
"On the Weekend" a Japa original, dedicated to Karen, thus begin the Mother's Day tribute portion of the show,

followed by, a couple not-so-piano-like numbers:

"From Mom" Japa Kaur
"Closer to Fine" Indigo Girls

and then back to the piano for the finale...

"Everything's Alright" from Jesus Christ Superstar, and
"Ripple" The Grateful Dead

woooo weee - what a show.

also a shout out to other musicians who might like to perform on "The Love and Peace Hour" - you are welcome! Please inquire.

LIVE musicians, only, please

dead corpses need not apply.

The Show with No Theme
May 3, 2012 11:00am
that's it, folks.
that's just the way it is.
no theme this time.
Just me and Radio Bob -
wailin' away with a bunch o random tunes with no known thread or connection whatsoever.

"I Love my Shirt", by Donovan, just because Lindy and her Dad said so.
"For What it's Worth", Buffalo Springfield, because Julie has this really cool dance that she does with it.
"Freedom the Wind", Japa o Japa came up with this one while crossing the Richmond Bridge on her motorcycle one day.
"Space Oddity", by David Bowie, a true Legend. I mean, come on, hello *stud muffin**
"Love the One You're With", Crosby, Stills and Nash - catchy, right? we love it.
"Closer to Fine", Indigo Girls - token chick song, dedicated to *wrybread*, of course.

due to gremlins in the internet cables, due to Radio Bob having too many mimosas at breakfast, we got a bit of a late start, so only just these 6 songs for this show, just 39 minutes of love and peace this week, I hope its ok for everybody.
more next week, folks.
promise. see you then. rock it.

The All-Uke All-Awesomness Super Slam Bam Ukulele Jam!
April 5, 2012 11:00am
Broadcasting on-location on a sunny Thursday morning at the Magic Flute (awesome music store at 1 Northgate in San Rafael), Radio Bob and Japa managed to get off the couch long enough to get their show on the road for this exciting all-ukulele version of the Love and Peace Hour.

Big thanks going out to Joe Nemzer for keepin' it real on the Bass Uke! So real, in fact, that we are totally ready to tour the islands. Look out Jamaica, Maui, Greenland, Galapagos - here we come!

On the line up today:

I Can See Clearly
(token informative historical interlude)
The Banana Boat Song
Kehelelanis 3
Brown Eyed Girl
Three Little Birds
Over the Rainbow
Puff the Magic Dragon
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Redemption Song

and that will about rap it up.

good fun, man.
gotta love a good all-uke all-awesomeness super slam bam ukulele jam!

Big thanks to the Magic Flute
Big thanks to the Magic Joe Nemzer (and be sure to check out his band, Cup-o-Joe)
and as always, Big thanks to Radio Valencia.

rock it.

Introducing Buenos Nachos!
April 2, 2012 12:00am
a couple technical snafus - mercury retrograde just couldn't stay out of our hair on this one.

but oh, man, did the kids pull through, with one of the most amazing and exciting episodes of the Love and Peace Hour with Japa ever!!

Introducing.....the best ever band ever in the whole wide world... Buenos Nachos!!

well, dos out of the tres nachos, at least.

on Piano and vocals, tamborine and xylaphone...LAUREN ARROW!!!!!!!!!
and on guitar and vocals....JAPA KAUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and on occasional commentary....RADIO BOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok, well, Radio Bob isn't exactly an official member of the band. The third nacho is actually JULIE "The Rocker" ANDREWS, the most amazing bass player in the whole entire universe who has ever lived or who will ever live.
but she is sleeping right now...

...while Lauren, Japa and Radio Bob stay up late to bring you live tunes from the hut -

totally rockin' it man - all the neighbors gettin' down big time. Even the deers were toe-tappin' out in the yard.

then, dun dun dun -
Mercury has his way with us, internet cable pulls out from the computer, and we have connection loss around minute 38,
connection loss realized around minute 58
meanwhile Robo dj fills in
The Love and Peace Hour resumes transmission around hour 1, minute 3, and second 49. Listen at will:

"If you want to Sing out, Sing out" Cat Stevens
"Landslide" Fleetwood Mac
"Kiss Down Noriega" Japa Kaur
"Barco do Paz" JK
"The Moth" JK
break in the action, then, resume action:
"Friend of the Devil" Grateful Dead
and alas,
"Radha Krishna" Japa Kaur

awesome, everyone. thanks for tuning in.
a really fun show, really great songs.
and thanks, Radio Bob, for everything, man.

The All-Cat Stevens on the couch Show
March 29, 2012 11:00am

I think the title pretty much says it all on this one.

Radio Bob: good call, Jap.

The Post-Birthday Show
March 15, 2012 11:00am
Ok, so this week, we're celebrating my birthday - again! - with tributes to those who made it all possible!

That'd be - good ole Mom & Dad

Fur Elise, Mom, this one's for you, and the close out
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band (with accordion AND special guest *stars* Lauren Arrow and "racecar" Christopher), Poss, this one's goin' out to you.

Thanks for the good times, Thanks Radio Bob for always being there, oh and big thanks to Cricket, my new best friend at the Freestone Bakery, (with whom I share the March 10th birthday) for throwing that extra cinnamon roll in my bag the last time I was in. ;)

The first one - Bobby McGee is goin' out to you, Cricket,
followed by
Sugar Magnolia - just in time for the entrance of our surprise special guests!

Radio Bob: why Sugar Magnolia, Japa?

Japa: well, Radio Bob, because on the day I was born in 1976 the Grateful Dead did a show at the Grand Canyon, and this was the song that they were playing at the very minute I popped out.

Radio Bob: really?

The All Dylan - All Hour - All!
February 23, 2012 11:00am
Awwwwww yeah,
Good times here at the Love and Peace Hour with Japa -
this episode is going out in dedication to my good bud and fave teacher o mundo, Mr. Hari Simran Singh, "Dr. Yogi" Khalsa for all his inspiration and kind words and love over the years not to mention his encouragement toward me and my music, especially with regard to one of our mutual favorite artists, a Mr. Robbidy Bob Dylan, yes, featured here all in abundance and Bobalicious glory - all the Bob we can squeeze into one radio hour, amongst the Japa antidotes and screaming fans from the bleachers outside the hut, via Radio Valencia 87.9, Radio Bob, Rio, the Piano, computer and I, we proudly present:

Tangled up in Blue
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Lay Lady Lay
Don't Think Twice it's Alright
Forever Young
All Along the Watchtower
Knockin' on Heaven's Door

awwwwwwwww Bob, awwwwwwwww hour, awwwwww yeah.....

The Post-Valentine's Day Show
February 16, 2012 11:00am
Well, despite a couple technical snafus/broadcast interruptions where the show repeats a certain random segment early on in the show over and over again (is this groundhog day?) (no, wait, that's a different show - see a couple episodes back) um...then reverts back to Robo DJ for a minute then comes back in, this show went, uh, quite well, don't you think, Radio Bob?

Radio Bob: sure, Japa. if you're the kinda person who likes to hear crazy stories and cheezeball love songs by Japa, quotes from God, and covers with really great vocals but really bad guitar distortion. (or, wait, is that...really great guitar distortion but some really bad vocals?) sure...

Japa: a bit sad, um, Valentine postpartum, putting away the red sweater with the puffy white hearts for another, uh, 12 months?? say it isn't so....

so there you have it, folks, the Post-Valentine's Day show c/o The Love and Peace Hour with Japa. dig it.

"For You"
"Light on the Shore"
"Husband Lord"
"Someone to Love"
"Piece of My Heart"


see ya next time on the ole Love and Peace Hour!

The Pre-Valentine's Day Show!
February 9, 2012 11:00am
Pulling out the red sweater with the big puffy hearts to get you all revved up for Valentine's Day, Japa and Radio Bob bring you a PLETHORA of cheesy love songs to wet your...uh...whistle....

Japa pulls out some numbers from inside the old piano bench in the days of WHOM, we've got "Longer", "Time in a Bottle", followed by "Your Song", and the ever-popular Eating Like Truck Drivers number, "The Donut Shop (a wrybread favorite).

After rockin' this one bass style, it's back to the guitar with the Japa original number, "The Blue Ballin' Blues", followed by a duet* between Japa and Radio Bob aka Dolly and Kenny with "Islands in the Stream"

WOW - there are some pretty bad musical moments in this episode, but hey, the audience sure did like it - they were cheering louder than *ever* - so much that they practically blew out the speakers in the hut, and sure enough you can hear the mixer overloading and crapping out, speakers sparking for the last part of the show, but HEY - that's the fun of live radio!!! and in the end, of course, just....Let it Be!!

*a request made by smartass John Hell during a previous episode of the Love and Peace Hour.
So this one's for you, John Hell, and your new bride (pending). Just don't ask Radio Bob and I to sing it at the wedding.

The Groundhog Day Show!
February 2, 2012 11:00am
What songs do you play for a groundhog day radio show?
I have no idea....

songs about the weather?
songs about coming out of your hole and being loved?
how about a song by Dave Manning?*

Find out what Japa and Radio Bob have in store on these week's *crazy* version of The Love and Peace Hour - Groundhog style!

Um, let's see, we have....

Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
Echo Canyon - Holly Bluementhol & Japa Kaur
Hey - Dave Manning
Kehelelanis 3 - Japa Kaur
Wild World - Cat Stevens
A Gift to Everyone - Deborah Roberts
Let it Be - The Beatles

Program note: this radio hour cut a little short, cause in the beginning forgot that the streaming broadcast numbers had *changed*, OOPS - so a little slow on the uptake, and so on the end, got cut off a little short when DJ Deevice fades in so we didn't exactly get to hear the rest of the last song, oh well, Let it Be.

*Dave Manning? who is Dave Manning? I don't know. but maybe the electrons at have an idea.

The Home Sweet Home Show
December 26, 2011 11:00am
After over two months of being on the road, Japa is back! and excited to be broadcasting from good ole home sweet home!!

Best of all, she is reunited with her gang of instruments, and stoked bring you a show of live music all done with all the instruments that have been holding down the fort while she has been gone.

This hour we'll hear a number on the piano, a song with the Ukulele, 3 with Arthur the accordion, the bass, more piano, and finale with Har Jank Singh.

Have your volume dial handy to compensate for Radio Bob's lack of technical skill in keeping levels even.

Meanwhile, enjoy Mozart, old time favorites whose composers are unknown, and a special Japa original made famous with her rock band "Eating Like Truck Drivers" - Awesome!

**Technical footnote - NO guitars were harmed, strummed, molested or touched during the production of this show.

*************another Technical footnote - a bit of an instrument in the hut that was *not* played during this show was the PF (penis flute) - but hopefully we will make up for that during the next Home Sweet Home show...because certainly there needs to be another one...soon!

The Mercury Retrograde Turkey Leftovers Show
December 12, 2011 12:00am
This is a re-do (how Mercury Retrograde!) of the "Turkey Leftovers" show, recorded in a small town just south of Rome, on a Thursday after Thanksgiving.

This show features songs that were "leftover" from the past three or four shows - that is, they didn't quite make the cut in the final moment - - and so, now they have been hanging out in the fridge getting stale, so we (Radio Bob and I) decide to pull them out and give them some air play before they grow green hairy legs and walk away.

So yeah, here it is - the "Turkey Leftovers" show, in full Mercury Retrograde glory, (the first two attempts at this show were fraught with technical difficulties and scheduling/travel snafus) features songs leftover from the Egypt show, "Walk like and Egyptian", "Horse with No Name" and a few numbers that the Grateful Dead played at their show at the Giza pyramids in '78. (sorry, Paul)

Also a couple numbers from the Poss tribute show, "Don't be Cruel" and Sonny and Cher's, "I Got you, babe". (my dad and his girlfriend dressed up as Sonny and Cher for Halloween. very cute. (still waiting on those pictures...ah hem!)

Opening the set, a number from the Traveling Songs show, "King of the Road", and, let's see...I think that's about it. oh wait, also, "Ticket to Ride", also leftover from the Traveling Songs Show.

ok, hear it for yourself. rock along. it's good times with those Love and Peace Mercury Retrograde Turkey Leftovers Show! yum yum YUM!

Live from Cairo
November 24, 2011 11:00am
After an afternoon in Tahrir square, quite moved.

My companions were a photographer from Sweden and young man from Damietta, Egypt, who had come down to Cairo to join the occupation for freedom.

We reunited for interviews and chats later that evening. A couple tunes got thrown in, including "The Sound of Freedom is Calling", a song that came out here in Egypt just after the first major Revolutionary movement last January.

Hear the live, raw interviews with Hazem and Mia, first hand accounts of the occupation in Tahrir square, broadcast to Radio Valencia from a houseboat on the Nile.

Wow - it's happenin'. Viva la Revolution!

Birthday Show from the Nile - A Poss Tribute!
November 17, 2011 11:00am
“On this day in 1945 we were blessed with a wonderful son. I am proud of him everyday of my life. He is appreciated by all of us who love him. Happy Birthday and many more.

Enduring love,

Once in a Blue Moon Mutti”

This message just in from my Grandmother, Mutti - one of the many well wishes and birthday requests and dedications that came through all the way here to Cairo, Egypt where this exciting show was broadcast.

Loaded with Golden Oldies, patriotic numbers, and heart-touching call-ins, Japa and Radio Bob entertained a host of excitement for this lively and exciting show, a loving birthday tribute to Japa's Dad, the infamous, one-and-only Poss!!

Thanks, Dan Hallet, for his cameo as the Big Bopper, as well as for hosting this show & its host on his floating home on the Nile.

And thank you, Poss!! You are the best! I sure do love you, Daddi-o!!!

Live From Isreal Part II
November 9, 2011 9:00am
Continuing on...

Live from Isreal Part II, we bring you some consciousness-raising thoughts from a kindred, followed by a little Bob Dylan, since, undoubtedly, "The Times, They are a Changin"

Even when the night is cloudy, "Let it Be" say The Beatles. Musing about the Old City of Jerusalem, most holy ground to Jews, Christians, and Muslims...a big reminder that "It's all God" says Japa.

Answers? Who's got answers to bring love and peace and social justice to the world? Peace within, peace among others, peace with all. Bob says the answer is "Blowin' in the Wind"

Can't forget about the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. They get a hearty mention in this radio hour, followed by a song by Japa dedicated in their honor.

Answers? More answers. Paul McCartney has an idea...
as does John Lennon who reminds us to just "Imagine"

and that's all for this week. Thanks for listenin', folks. and as always, waheguru!

Live from Isreal
November 9, 2011 8:00am
You say you want a Revolution?

Indeed! Live from Isreal, this week's episode of the Love and Peace Hour focuses on songs, chats, and ideas about Peace, Love, Freedom, Revolution and Social Justice. We bring reports from a demonstration in Tel Aviv, how the occupy movement has developed in this country, and tidbits from Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.

Man oh man, this show was fraught with technical snafus and weird broadcasting gremlins from the get go. In the end, RV persevered, and yes, after many attempts, takes, double-takes and re-takes - the show came through, albeit in two parts.

In this first part, we bring you The Beatles, Bob Marley, and
The Hopi Prophecy...(Hopi text put to music by our very own Japa Kaur.) Dig it.

and on to part 2...

with one small program note: Note, this is a Paul Addis friendly show, that would be, there is no Dead to be found's ok, Paul, you are safe to keep on listenin'...

Love on the Road
October 20, 2011 11:00am
Broadcast live from Turkey, Japa is on the road, so the theme this week: traveling songs! Peace and Love - on the Road!

Joined by co-host Radio Bob, Japa brings us numbers from the Allman Brothers, Cat Stevens, the Grateful Dead, The Monkees, and a showstopper sung by a surprise celebrity guest. (a special Radio Valencia exclusive segment that you will *not* want to miss!)

a Japa original, "Dedopolis" dots the scene, along with the token chick song for this week, a number by Joni Mitchell dedicated to the almighty wrybread.

Japa closes out the show with a little more Dead, another original hit, and then, yes, it's time to rock some Willie and get On the Road Again.

ok, now, about that pizza...

Love and Peace at Women's Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Turkey
October 13, 2011 11:00am
On location from bungalow #2 at her Kundalini Yoga retreat on the Meditteranean, Japa brings us songs, sounds, mantras, quotes and tidbits from her most recent adventure, a week long event of self-love and peace led by master Guru Rattan Kaur Khalsa of

This episode of the Love and Peace hour opens with one of Dr. Hari's favorites, Ripple, by the Grateful Dead, then leads us into a couple other, not as well known tunes, followed by more Dead, a Japa original, "Barco do Paz", and a snapshot of Turkey as seen by a young guitar-slinging female walking along in Istanbul in the rain.

The (slightly-less-than-an*) hour show rounds out with a good ole shameless chick song by the Indigo Girls, and a duet by Japa known as Rhada Krishna.

Over and out.

*due to some initial technical snafus, that were heroically overcome across continent - big thanks to wrybread, Quarterman Jack and the boys in the basement (don't worry, we'll get you your donuts soon. that's, chocolate cruller and a butternut, right?)

Japa in the Hut
October 7, 2011 12:00am
This is a TEST.
This is only a TEST.
A test of the Valencia remote broadcasting system - to see if we can get it together to bring us live Japa on location.

TEST #1: Japa action on the keys late night from home.

"Serenade" by Sherwin Day

then Robo DJ from the station comes in and takes over.


The Cup Runneth Over
October 6, 2011 11:00am
Thanks to some bonus time allotment this week, got to throw in a few extra tunes for this beefy hour of Love and Peace. Hosted by DJ "Radio Bob", the line up included good old favorites from Cat Stevens, The Mammas and the Papas, The Beatles, The Eagles, and of course - The Grateful Dead. We even managed to squeeze some Janis in there at the end as well.

The show also featured some Japa originals including "The Moth", "The 13 Grandmothers" (song about an incredible group of wise women from around the world. - talk about Love and Peace - they are all over it), and "It's all God"

This episode also included a bonus section fresh "from da 'aina", featuring Japa's latest addition to her arsenal, The Ukalele. Sweeeeeet -
tunes from the island included Bob Marley and a couple other feel-good ocean breezy favorites.

A very special Japa original aired during this show - a song that was recently debuted at the "Playing for Change" concert in Oakland a couple weeks ago. "Peace Parade!" - or is it "Peace Marmalade" ?? by Japa, inspired by the concert and the organization, - this organization is dedicated to supporting music programs for schools/kids around the world. Totally cool, man.

What else? Oh, well, thanks to the extra time at the end, managed to squeeze in some exciting and unexpected bonus tracks that include "Dock of the Bay", "Listen to the Music" and the old time favorite, "Know you Rider".

awesome. Wow, fun show. waheguru!

Japa's Lonely Hearts Club Jam
September 15, 2011 11:00am
Japa's first appearance on Radio Valencia, she teams up with Revolution Clash for an awesome hour of live tunes, romantic tales and innuendos, hearthrob-inspired songs and lots of pointless banter.

Let's see, we got a couple covers here, Dylan and Joni, plus some lively Japa originals including "Husband Lord", "The Blue Ballin' Blues" and a couple other surprise favorites.

The added bonus of Revolution Clash on the airwaves makes for quite a lively show indeed. don't believe a word of it...

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