December 19, 6pm
It’s the end of the year, so that means it’s time for a Best of 2011 show. There was so much good music this year, that I find it difficult to fit it all into one two-hour show. So this show tonight is part one.
Stream it here.
Download it here.
It’s Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
The World (is going up in flames): Charles Bradley
Get Right: Megafaun
How Can You Love Me: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
I Found You: Alabama Shakes
Truth (RZA Remix): Alexander
Nothing is the News: Damien Jurado
Modern Art: Black Lips
Jesus Fever: Kurt Vile
You Take Time: Bleached
Drug: White Denim
Gangsta: Tune Yards
Let the Sun Go Down on Me Here: Coves
For The Last Time: Turf War
He Gets Me High: Dum Dum Girls
Helplessness Blues: Fleet Foxes
Wild Heart: Futurebirds
Me and You: Strange Boys
I Was Denied: Thee Oh Sees
Automatic Jail: Jacuzzi Boys
Tigrawahi Tikma (Bring Us Together): Bombino
Civilian: Wye Oak
Can You Get To That: Stone Darling
June 9, 10pm
It’s that time of year once again: the time to get out your #2 pencils and vote for your favorites in the 37th annual San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay.
It’s the issue we all love. It’s the issue we hold onto the longest. It’s the one that we get angry at our six year old’s for using as liner for their hamster cages.
This year I want you to do something very, VERY important. I want you to vote Radio Valencia as the Best Radio Station in the Bay Area. Truth be told, we are the best radio station in the bay area. Don’t believe me? Have you even taken a listen to us yet? We are without a doubt, the BEST RADIO STATION IN THE BAY AREA!
I’ve been doing non-commercial (and a small amount of commercial) radio in the Bay Area since 1988. The best radio is radio that takes chances. Radio Valencia takes chances when it comes to content and programming. We have the best, most eclectic and relevant music programming, and the most interesting interviews.
You can also vote for your favorite DJ. I’ll leave that one up to you. Though I’m tempted to ask you to vote for me (as I have endlessly sent Tweets out asking for you do so), I’m going to refrain here. Do listen to Radio Valencia, and do vote for us. As for your favorite DJ, go with what your conscience is telling you.
December 27, 7pm
I missed my show last week, because I was up in the snow. A lot of snow too. I didn’t move my car for two full days, and it had about three feet of snow covering it when I left. Lots of snow. Went sledding too, with the little one.
Anyway, I thought a great way to make up for my absence would be to do a three hour Best of… show. So I did a five hour show. Feast from FCCFreeRadio came over for a little while, as did KROB. We played a lot of fine 2010 music in the first two hours, before jumping to some great live shows from 2010. The last two hours included some fine ditties I picked up this year; all of them live. The show ends with two amazing live cuts: Zeppelin and the Dead.
As always these shows are available to download. Just click on the “hour” links.
If you haven’t checked out Radio Valencia yet, what are you waiting for? Really, if you’re anything like me, then you get tired of your own music collection and need some serious inspiration. Radio Valencia is the cure to this ill. It’s a great radio station. Tune in between 4 and midnight, and you’re sure to hear something you’ve NEVER heard before. Some you’ll dislike, much you’ll LOVE!!!
Roustabout: Elvis Presley
40 Day Dream: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Truth: Alexander (of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros)
Out of the Blue: Julian Casablancas
Fuck You: Cee-Lo Green
Lost Daughter: The Dry Spells
SNS Radio Smacks Down for Homeless Relief
Bugs Bunny PSA against drugs
Beat The Devil’s Tattoo: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
A Minor Altercation: Nice Face
Jail La La: Dum Dum Girls
Frost Hammer: High On Fire
Pig House: The Melvins
Feast Comes By
Hate Worldwide: Slayer
Immigraniada: Gogol Bordello
Skit I Allt: Dungen
Detroit: The Bright Light Social Hour
Still Alive: Three Mile Pilot
Post Acid: Wavves
Caesar: Ty Segall
Mama’s Mad Cos I Fried My Brain: TURBO FRUITS
Come on over, Turn me on: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan (09-15-10)
Acid Tongue: Jenny and Johnny (12-10-10)
Hate the Police: Mudhoney (09-03-10)
Search and Destroy (09-03-10)
Fortune Has Its Cookies To Give Out: Tom Waits (10-02-10)
Done Got Old: Heartless Bastards (05-04-10)
Blue Christmas: Elvis Presley (07-05-76)
Car Thief: Beastie Boys (Paul’s Boutique Demos)
Powderfinger: Beat Farmers (12-07-85)
Dancin’ Fool: Frank Zappa (09-21-78)
Marie, Marie: Dave Alvin (02-18-05)
Hurdy Gurdy Man: Butthole Surfers (09-21-85)
Beat on the Brat: The Ramones (07-20-82)
The Continental: SNL with phone calls and KROB
Straight to Hell: The Clash (08-17-82)
High Roller: Cheap Trick (03-28-97)
Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth: Minutemen (05-12-84)
Polk Salad Annie: Meat Puppets (09-21-84)
Toys Go Winding Down > Pudding Time: Primus (11-17-93)
Fat Bottom Girls: Queen (03-01-79)
Dirty Boots: Sonic Youth (08-17-90)
Cortez the Killer: Neil Young (02-07-84)
The Rover Introduction / Sick Again: Led Zeppelin (05-26-77)
Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead (03-19-73)