A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #339: Teenage Angstdream
July 9, 2018 @ 8:00pm
There once was a time when my daughter looked at me like I was a hero. Now she's 13. Oh well, at least she allowed me to drag her kicking and screaming out of her lair (read: bedroom) to join me in the studio on this fine night. It only took me bribing her with a burrito to make this happen. There was a time when she couldn't wait to co-host a radio show with me. I guess we all grow up eventually, right? RIGHT?
To my credit, she did acknowledge all on her own, that it's pretty cool that she's had this opportunity to be on the radio with me over the years None of her other friends have ever done this before. So there!
Lauson's musical tastes have grown beyond my tastes, as I'm sure mine did when I was her age. If I recall 13 correctly, I was starting to purchase music on my own on a monthly basis; much of which my father hadn't ever listened to. So it comes as no surprise that she's delving deeper into her own interests. And it's those interests that I encouraged her to share on the show tonight.
Interestingly enough, not only is she into hiphop, but she loves Sinatra and Stevie Wonder, and is discovering more classic soul and funk based on the samples used in contemporary hiphop. We talk about this on the air. It reminds me of how I got deeper into blues, using 60s bands like the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton as a springboard to discover the originals, which I ended up enjoying more than the covers.
The banter is witty, the music is groovy. The talk about attending concerts, in the second hour, is classic! Much of the music is vocalist-centered as you can see by the playlist below. New music by Ty Segall and White Fence.
It's Hard To Be Humble: Mac Davis
I Get A Kick Out Of You: Tony Bennett
Fireworks: First Aid Kit
Fourth of July: Dave Alvin
A Change is Gonna Come: The Gits
Chicago: Frank Sinatra
I Just Called To Say I Love You: Stevie Wonder
Shadowboxer: Fiona Apple
Only Son Of A Ladies Man: Father John Misty
Drown In My Own Tears: Ray Charles
Ain't No Sunshine: Bill Withers
Starman: David Bowie - L
In Every Dream Home A Heartache: Roxy Music
Pray For Me: G-Eazy - L
Lilac Wine: Nina Simone
Hallelujah: Jeff Buckley
Business: Eminem - L
Hello Goodbye: The Beatles - L
Senorita: Ovarian Trolley
Body Behavior: Ty Segall and White Fence
Girls: Beastie Boys - L
My Thang: James Brown
Happy Boy: Beat Farmers