October 4, 1pm
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Do you have any idea how much I love you? I don’t think you do. OK, perhaps I just lust for your ears. That being said, can you blame me? I have total and complete respect for you and your ears, and I would never maliciously put you in harms way. On the contrary, I hunger to care for you and to turn you on…to amazing music.
I also love tamales. What’s not to love? Last week Virginia “Tamale Lady” Ramos passed away at the age of 65. I spent many a Friday and Saturday night enjoying TL’s delicious tamales. She may have loved us all, but you didn’t want to get on her bad side. I once saw her rip into some drunk asshole outside of Zeitgeist babbling incoherently in front of her. Seriously dude, do you have any idea how lucky you were to even get a whiff of her amazing fare? Tamale Lady, you will be sorely missed. Raise a tamale in tribute, tonight! Did you know that the remarkable local band Rube Waddell composed a song in her honor? It’s true, they did. Now you know. Midway through the show I play this just for you. I cannot imagine any other radio show has done the same.
Music-wise you get another musically-diverse program, with a little something for everyone. Go ahead, take a chance on love…or lust, a lust for quality music. As for the DJ, I’m merely a conduit, a paintbrush for this two hour empty canvas, curated for your pleasure. And only nine covers tonight!
And it’s all about your pleasure.
21st Century Pharisees: Mudhoney
TV Eye: Wylde Ratz
Bring Me The Head of the Preacherman: Siouxsie and the Banchees
Barstool Blues: Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Big Chief: Professor Longhair
Frankie and Albert: Taj Mahal
Got My Mojo Working: Ann Cole
Who’s Going To Help A Brother Get Further?: Lee Dorsey
Hey Joel, Where You Going With That?: Ty Segall and White Fence
Tamale Lady: Rube Waddell
Eating Food/Listening to Music: A Children’s Garden of Grass
I Get A Kick Out Of You: Tony Bennett
Teeth: Oregon with Elvin Jones
The Mouth Won’t Stop: FEAR
I Like Fucking: Bikini Kill
The Story of a Soldier: Ennio Morricone
Lilin: Electric Masada
3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds: Jefferson Airplane (February 1, 1968 The Matrix, SF, CA)
Ziggy Stardust: Bauhaus
Stuck Inside Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again: Cat Power
Wild and Crazy: Dr. Octogon
Life is Cheap: Flipper
Return of the Grievous Angel: Gram Parsons
November 30, 10am
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Having spent almost 30 years in community radio, I’ve seen plenty of fresh young faces cross into the medium, where I have been asked to train them in the technical aspects of running the board, as well as how to announce during a mic break. There is an art to this. There is a flow. More often than not I am in the flow. I certainly know when I’m not. I tell the new DJ when it comes to the mic break, just do the business (back announce what you played, read a PSA, front announce and get off mic). Once you have more time in the studio under your belt, then you can wax poetic about the artist you just played and the label they are on, and connect it to some current issue, or talk about the band that’s coming to town and the place they’re playing and some history connected to the label you’re about to play. All of this takes time and experience.
I trained a new DJ on my recent show: Johnny Fuzz; no relation. His set is labeled below. Great guy, great choices. He’ll be getting a show soon, so please show him some love and tune in.
My next show is pretty timely. I call it “Statutory Rock”! You can only guess what I’ll be playing.
Finally, send some healing thoughts to Hell’s Kitchen Radio alum, and legendary rock poster artist, Ron “Rotten Ronnie” Donovan. He’s in the hospital with lived failure after living the life of a rock start, too hard, for too long. We love you Rotten Ronnie. Don’t make me host a tribute to you any time soon.
Check out the playlist below and click the stream or download button above to enjoy this great show. There’s some kind of tribute??? to Charles Manson at the beginning.
Hell’s Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Radio Valencia in SF
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Never Learn to Love: Beach Boys
Cease to Exist: Charles Manson
Mayla: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
20th Century Boy: Ty Segall
Destination Unknown: Missing Persons
Kings Lead Hat: Brian Eno
The Eureka Garbage Lady: GTO’s
***Johnny Fuzz Set***
Allas Sak: Dungen
Vitamin D: Can
We Are Time: The Pop Group
I Don’t Like Linoleum: The Dancing Cigarettes
Creature That I Am: Cool Ghouls
Lucid I Would Dream: Miranda Lee Richardson
Raw Optics: Oh Sees
Timid Scripts: HRVRD
Warm Piston: Monomen
She’s Got Balls: AC/DC
The Bomber: Joe Walsh and Barnstorm (09-24-73 Arlington, TX)
The Beacon: Golden Void
Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite (Take 4): The Beatles
Bad As Me: Tom Waits
Jesus Didn’t Die For Me: Rube Waddell
Sugaree: Grateful Dead (May 6, 1978 Patrick Gym, U of Vermont)
December 30, 5pm
Dance ’til Dawn – 2012 New Years Eve at Your Cabana
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 31
The Party is not over until 10:00 a.m. on New Years Day
1308 Griffith Street at Quesada Street in the Bayview neighborhood
LIVE MUSIC & DJ’s
Mark Growden (10PM)– Mark plays accordion, saxophone and banjo in tribute to his rural mountain roots and the roughshod beginnings of American music and the spirit that music represents. Be prepared to swoon.
Rube Waddell (1:45AM)- a San Francisco-based quartet performing their own breed of modern Americana music. They mix together cast-off parts, twisted scraps, and rusty hinges of Blues, Gospel, Country, American and Irish Folk, Punk,Rock, comic Vaudeville, German theater, Mexican Banda, Mid-Eastern and Asian ditties into a raw junkyard stew stirred by their varied array of traditional and homemade instruments.
DJ Justin Credible (11PM)– Spreadin’ the music love with booty-shakin’ beats from hip-hop to funk and disco, plus many surprises.
DJ Selector Science – For the last decade Selector Science has traveled to the four corners of the galaxy smashing and blending musical genres along the way in his quest to make the ultimate, bass driven, dance floor whompers.
DJ Holding Pattern
MC for the night: John Hell of Radio Valencia
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November 1, 8pm
The ghoul in me just loves a frighteningly good holiday. With a name like Hell how couldn’t I? When I was at KFJC I would fill in the Christmas morning shows every year. I would often play Halloween-themed music that morning.
Tonight was all-around fun. Thanks for joining me on the Radio Valencia chatterbox, too. I always enjoy chatting with my listeners.
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Night of the Living Dead: Misfits
I Was a Teenage Werewolf: The Cramps
Pet Cemetery (Ramones cover): Yo La Tengo
Teenage Lobotomy: The Ramones
Exquisite Corpse: Bauhaus
Bewitched: Beat Happening
The House on the Hill: The Mummies
Monster: Three Day Stubble
The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead: XTC
Night of the Vampire: Roky Erickson
Clothes of the Dead: Bongos, Bass and Bob!
Vampire Blues: Wooden Shjips
My Girlfriend Is A Witch: October Country
Halloween: The Dream Syndicate
Viking Demon: Rube Waddell
Werewolves of London: Grateful Dead (05-11-78)
Death Train: Beat Farmers (12-07-85)
Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?: The Misfits (02-28-82)
Careful with that Axe, Eugene: Pink Floyd (04-29-70)
Tom Violence: Sonic Youth (08-17-90)
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime: Dean Martin