A Season in Hell #62: Radio Valencia: Talkin’ Election Night Blues

November 7, 6pm

Once again it’s election time. I tell ya, in San Francisco the freaks come out on Election Night. Per usual I’ll be hosting United Educators of San Francisco’s and SFUSD Social Studies teacher Ken Tray on my show. This is perhaps the third year in a row that he has co-hosted the pre-election day show with me. We’ll be talking about the ballot initiatives as well as the hotly contested mayors race (when isn’t it hotly contested in this town?), sheriff’s race and DA’s race.

I’ve got lots of election-themed music as well.

Here’s the link to the podcast.


It’s Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis
The Politician: Urge Overkill

Interview with Ken Tray – Sheriff/DA races

Southern Politician: Willie Deville

Interview with Ken Tray – Mayor’s race

Election Day: The Replacements
Politician: Cream

Interview with Ken Tray – Propositions

Vote for Me: Joe Walsh

Interview with Ken Tray – Propositions

Funky President: James Brown
The Revolution will not be Televised: Gil Scott-Heron

Interview with Ken Tray – Occupy Movement

Don’t Worry, if there’s a Hell Below, we’re all gonna go: Curtis Mayfield

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin

A Season in Hell #53: Radio Valencia: SF Mayoral Candidate John Avalos

September 5, 6pm

It’s election time once again in the city by the bay, which means lots of posturing for the many candidates. It’s funny, in this town the Republican party has to endorse the most right-leaning Democrat. Ha! Tonight I have District 11 SF Supervisor, and mayoral candidate John Avalos. John is THE progressive candidate this time around. His background is in education and grass roots work with local non-profits. I didn’t hold back. Enjoy the interview.

Do It: Rollins Band
Lonesome Train Whistle: Reverend Horton Heat
Human Fly: The Cramps

Interview with John Avalos

Transmission: Girl in a Coma

Interview with John Avalos

Bossa Cubana: Los Zafiros

Interview with John Avalos

Sicilian Clan: Naked City
Clubfoot Orchestra (02-09-94-KFJC)
Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow->Nanook Rubs It->St Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast->Father O’Blivion: Frank Zappa (09-21-78)

China Cat Sunflower -> Jam ->I Know You Rider -> High Time tease: Grateful Dead (01-03-70)
Out On The Tiles: The Black Crowes with Jimmy Page (10-19-99)
Don’t Believe the Hype: Public Enemy (06-27-92)

YYZ – John the Fisherman: Primus (05-03-89)
Tom Sawyer: Rush (11-07-91)
Fat Bottom Girls: Queen (03-01-79)

Cross-Eyed Mary: Jethro Tull (07-25-75)