Hell’s Kitchen Radio #359: Too Much Monkey Business

Tuesday, February 19, 8pm

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Did ya hear the news, it’s all over town. If you ain’t heard it boy, you better sit down. I’ve got the story here, it’s hot off the press. Brace yourself now and take a deep breath. Grab a hold of something, hold on tight. John Hell is on the loose tonight.

Whew, now that I have got that Bob Segar lyric off my chest, let’s get on with the show. There’s lots of new music represented tonight, as well as some classics you have probably never heard before. I completely failed to play any Ken Nordine, who passed away this past weekend. Dang. I had a few brilliant tracks of his lined up, too.

Check out new music from Gringo StarPerfect SonCherry GlazerrSunflower BeanDeer TickRoyal CanoeBrownout, and Jon Spencer. I gave tickets away to see Jon Spencer at Slims. You seem you need to tune in so you too can have the chance of winning tickets to shows. You really need to get out more. Work to live, don’t live to work. You need more balance in your life.

You may have noticed, i’ve taken to closing my show with Louis Armstrong. A lot of DJs will have an opening and closing theme songs. I’ve played with this over the years, and I feel it’s time to throw it back into the mix. Many DJs also have music they speak over; known as a music bed. The only reason you don’t hear me doing this much at Radio Valencia is my own prep. Just another goal of mine for 2019. You would think 350+ shows into my RV tenure, and about 30 years in radio I would have this figured out already? I’m pretty lazy it would appear.

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Cold Bear: The Gaturs
Lawyers, Guns and Money: Warren Zevon
Call of the West: Wall of Voodoo

Watchdog: Gringo Star
Devil Doll: X
I Still Miss Someone: Johnny Cash
Anthrocene: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

It’s For Life: Perfect Son
Black Sabbath: Melvins (with Al Cisneros)
Dadii: Cherry Glazerr

Come For Me: Sunflower Bean
When My Left Eye Jumps: Buddy Guy
Pressure Drop: The Clash
Red and Orange: John Abercrombie

Pale Blue Eyes: Deer Tick
RAYZ: Royal Canoe

I Got The Hits: Jon Spencer
White Cat: WAND
Walk on By: The Stranglers

Livin In The Ghetto: Purple Image
My Uzi Weighs A Ton: Brownout

Mr. President: Amnesty
What a Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

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