Hell’s Kitchen Radio #396: I Am Not Your DJ

Thursday, June 11, 4pm

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My listeners inspire me. Truly, you do. Last week was cathartic, and I’m not done with the protest/revolutionary sounds; I just needed a week off to refresh. A few 10+ minute tunes tonight will do.

Lots of new music and music that’s new to you. Last Friday was Bandcamp’s revenue-free day, where all of the proceeds go to the artist and/or a charity supporting #BLM-related organizations.

I have a lot to say on the topic of inequity and inequality in America. I have been a high school social studies teacher, teaching law, civics and economics for 17 years. I’m not going to use this space today to pour my thoughts out, though I may do so soon. Watch this space.

In the meantime, take a look at the playlist below and then click the link above to give it a listen. There are a few long jams, but I think that’s one of the reasons you tune.

And big thanks go out to my old, dear friend. Michael, who is one of the very few who can throw me a tune in the middle of my show, that I have never heard, and get me to play it. That’s a lot of trust right there. And Michael knows his music. That guy ought to have a radio show of his own.


New music right out of the gate from the duo that promises to be dynamic, and I do hope they produce more music together: Ty Segall, and WAND frontman, Cory Hanson. Also a tribute to the late George Floyd by rocker-turned-folkie, Jim McHugh. There’s some new music in the Hell library that makes its way in throughout the show, including Psychic IllsBratmobile (had it on vinyl, and now digitally), Sleater-KinneyDeath Valley GirlsFela KutiOh Sees (HOLY HELL I cannot believe I missed this one in late 2017!!!), local prog-kraut-metal-rockers Glitter WizardThe Scientists (from their golden era), Flesh EatersMike WattPeter Laughner, and more!!! 


I hope you take more risks in your music selection. I enjoy curating these two hours for you every week. The kindest response I have ever received from a listener was when they told me they listen to me show every week with a pen and paper in hand. Damn, but that feels good.



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She’s A Beam: Ty Segall and Cory Hanson
I Don’t Mind: Psychic Ills

Vigilante Man/George Floyd: Jim McHugh
Cherry Bomb: Bratmobile
Abre Camino: Death Valley Girls

Go Slow: Fela Kuti
Dig Me Out: Sleater-Kinney

Dead Medic: Oh Sees
Hall of the Oyster King: Glitter Wizard

In God We Trust: Bent Knee
When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow: The Scientists
House Among the Thickets: The Flesh Eaters
No One: Mike Watt and the Secondmen

Acid Nightmare: Xarhanga
The Wedge: The JBs
It’s A Mean Old World: Reverend Pearly Brown
Earthquake: Butthole Surfers

The Flip: Cleveland Freckleton
Mean Old Frisco: Peter Laughner
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

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