A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #354: See Through The Haze
January 7, 2019 @ 8:00pm
It's nice to have a few weeks off to recharge one's batteries, but considering my weekly show is exactly what I use to recharge my batteries, I felt more empty than ever stepping into the studio on Monday night. True story. I had a few weeks off from work, since I'm a teacher, and you would think I would be traveling the southern continent, or spending many relaxing hours at home, sleeping in late, taking leisurely strolls in my hood. Yeah, you would think that. The truth could not be farther from this. Who am I to complain?
I did buy some tasty vinyl over the break, however. Some rare Grateful Dead, released between 71-75, and some blues LPs that I needed. Yes, needed. I need music. It's my drug of choice. I was thinking of buying some much-needed shoes over the holidays, but instead I bought a Muddy Waters LP, and a Sony Terry and Brownie McGhee LP. Priorities.
I don't have any resolutions for the new year. Resolutions are for suckers. I just keep on keepin' on and let choice be my voice. I should probably cut down on the sugary sweets. Sure, why not? I have switched to black coffee though. No more mocha's for John Hell! It's saving me money, which I can put towards my vinyl addiction, er...um obsession.
Speaking of obsession, my playlist is below.
Mean Mistreater: Muddy Waters
Backdoor Medley: ZZ Top
Get It While You Can: Janis Joplin
There It Is: James Brown
Louder Than A Bomb: Brownout
Black Mountain: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan
Supermarket Nightmare: Victim's Family
Time Axe Bag Dad: Clubfoot Orchestra
Theme de Yoyo: Art Ensemble of Chicago
Femme Fatale: Big Star
Grave Robber: WAND
Little Green: Joni Mitchell
Back to New Orleans: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Shotgun Blues: Downchild Blues Band
Come Back Baby: Aretha Franklin
Stop Dragging Me Down: Monomen
Winter In America: Gil Scott-Heron
Right On For The Darkness: Curtis Mayfield
Tiger Mountain Song: First Aid Kit
Redemption Song: Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer
South of Heaven: Modest Mouse and Califone
I Can See For Miles: Petra Haden