Hell’s Kitchen Radio #434: Hello/Goodbye Special

Tuesday, April 27, 1pm

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Hosting a special is always a treat. I like the work once I’m inspired. A few weeks ago this “Hello/Goodbye” idea popped into my head. It’s not very original, but it’s what you do with it that counts. How would you fill a two hour show of only songs that have the theme in the title, or are obviously about the theme? 

I need to thank my buddy Michael for a few suggestions as well as many of the KALX staffers for throwing a few hundred titles my way. Wow! It’s an embarrassment of riches. I only have two hours to fill, so I wanted hour one to be the “Hello” theme, and hour two to close it out with the “Goodbye” theme. I opened and closed with Cheap Trick: “Hello There” and Auf Wiedersehen”. To segue from one to the other, I used the over-obvious Beatles tune “Hello/Goodbye”. 

During my research I discovered there are countless songs about goodbye. It makes for a more emotional tale, than a song featuring a greeting. That being said, I think I represented both salutations well. You be the judge.

Next week it’ll be mostly new music, and we’re getting closer to being in our new studio on 22nd Street in San Francisco. Let the excitement commence!



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Hello There: Cheap Trick
Dad, I’m In Jail: Was (Not Was)
Hello: Ice Cube ft. Dr. Dre and MC Ren
Hello: Prince

Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda: Allan Sherman
Hello Dolly: Louis Armstrong
Hello Mary Lou: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Hello Operator: White Stripes

Hello, I Love You: Eurythmics
Hi Everybody: Sonic Youth
Hello Sunday. Hello Road: Gil Scott-Heron
Hello In There: John Prine

Hello Walls: Willie Nelson
Frizzle Fry: Primus
Hello Hooray: Alice Cooper
Hello Goodbye: The Beatles

Goodbye Bread: Ty Segall
Goodbye: Dusty Springfield
Long. Slow Goodbye: Queens of the Stone Age

Bye, Bye Baby: Janis Joplin
Goodbye Big Asshole: Acid Mothers Temple
Goodbye Blue Sky: Pink Floyd
Last Goodbye: Jeff Buckley
Goodbye: Emmylou Harris

Every Time We Say Goodbye: Ella Fitzgerald
See Ya Later, Alligator: Bill Haley
The E.N.D.: The Pharcyde
Goodnight Ladies: Lou Reed

We’ll Meet Again: Vera Lynn
Auf Wiedersehen: Cheap Trick

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