Hell’s Kitchen Radio #445: The Return of the Magnificent Daughter From Hell

Wednesday, July 28, 11am

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I cannot express to you the amount of joy I feel when my daughter, Lauson joins me in the studio. She first joined me when she was 7, now she’s getting close to 17, and she’s more lovely, funny, creative, and charismatic than ever. And her taste in music is as exciting as ever. I’m glad she’s still into the Beatles, but the fact that she’s turning me on to great music tells me I’m raising her right!

We kept the banter to a minimum, but the chat is as lively as the music. I tagged her choices with an “L”. 

Many people have asked me how she got her name? About 3-4 years before she was conceived, I had a dream where I was sitting in the back seat, passenger side, of my 1984 burgundy Olds Cutless Supreme. There was a seven year old girl in the front passenger seat, turned around looking at me. She had wild curly in the dream. I asked her name, and she said “Lauson. L.A.U.S.O.N.”. She then appeared next to me on my left, with my arm around her. She was smiling at me, and I knew at that moment I was looking at my daughter.

I woke up and looked at my wife (now my ex-wife), and said “we’re going to have a daughter named Lauson, L.A.U.S.O.N.”. She replied “we’re having kids?”. That tells you all you need to know about my ex-wife. A few years later Lauson was born. We chose not to know the sex of the baby before delivery, but I knew it was going to be Lauson. Seven years later, it was that same face, that same curly hair, and that same beautiful smile that I cannot get enough of.

Her mother and I divorced when she was only two, sadly. And for too many years Lauson had to go back and forth between houses. But she has been with me, 100% for the past three. We’re thick as thieves, she and I. I love that girl from the bottom of my heart. And I am so proud of who she is, heading into her senior year of high school. Time certainly does fly by. 

Luckily I have every show Lauson has joined me on. You can access each of them by clicking on the links below. Check out the playlists to see how her interests have evolved.

Want to hear more shows featuring Little Lauson Hell?

First show in 2012
Second show in 2014
Third show also in 2014
Fourth show in spring of 2015
Fifth show in the summer of 2015
Sixth show in summer 2016 along with Saucy!
Seventh show was also during summer 2016
Eight show was December 2016
Ninth show was July 2017
Tenth show was in August 2017
Eleventh show was July 2018
Twelfth show was April 2019
Lucky Thirteen was April 2020



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Payback – The Final Mixdown: James Brown
I Should Not Think Bad Thoughts: X

Night Goat (Acoustic): Melvins
Grandma’s Hands: Bill Withers – L
No Diggity: Blackstreet, Dr. Dre and Queen Pen – L

Rhinestone Cowboy: MF Doom and Madlib
i n t e r l u d e: J. Cole – L
662: Christone Kingfish Ingram
Every Hungry Woman: Allman Brothers Band

SWEET/ I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE: Tyler, the Creator ft. Brent Faiyaz and Fana Hues

Back to Black (live acoustic): Amy Winehouse
Jokerman DUB: Bob Dylan/Doctor Dread
Sugar Is A Gateway Drug: Paul Leary

Solar Power: Lorde
I’m In Your Mind/I’m Not In Your Mind: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Crybaby: Destroy Boys
Make It Go Away: The Scientists
The Astronaut: The Astronauts

Time Of The Season: The Zombies
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place: The Animals

T r a n s p a r e n t S o u l: Willow
Good Night, Sleep Tight: Lawrence Welk Singers

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