Sufficient Grounds – Episode 23 – DJ Gwyn Joins us in the Studio for this Labor Day Weekend

September 4, 10am

It’s a beautiful day here in San Francisco with guest DJ Gwyn joining us in the studio this morning. Some minor technical hiccups as we start, but then we’re off for a wonderful show with a mix of music you’ve might have heard of or just discovering for the first time. Listen to “Sufficient Grounds” with Sully every Saturday @8-10amPT and repeated Wednesdays at 8amPT. Cheers.
Play list:
Ragam by Dr. L Subramaniam from Collection Ocora Radio- France:Indie du Sud (South India)
The Ceremony of the Innocense by Moby from Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt
Sparks by Royksopp from Melody A.M.
A Man by Key & Cleary from Love Is The Way
Wonderful by Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth Christ Choir from Like A Ship (Without a Sail)
Too Long At The Fair by Natalie Merchant from Rarities (1998-2017)
Mother I Sober by Kendrick Lamar from Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Put On A Smile by Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Silk Sonic from An Evening with Silk Sonic
Made Like That by Sierra Ferrell from Long Time Coming
Gold & Silver by Quicksilver Messenger Service from Quicksilver Messenger Service
Magic by Pilot from From The Album of the Same Name
Bluff by Case Oats from Bluff -Single
My Own Peculiar Way by Willie Nelson from Teatro
All My Days by Alexi Murdoch from Time Without Consequences
Bowie by Flight Of The Conchords from Flight Of The Conchords
Make A Move On Me by Olivia Newton-John from Physical
Public Image by Public Image Ltd. from First Issue
Fox on the Run by Sweet from Desolation Boulevard
Bloody Well Right by Supertramp from Crime of the Century
I Am A Scientist by Guided By Voices from Bee Thousand
Broken Toy by Veronica Falls from Waiting For Something To Happen
Almost It by Sacred Paws from Run Around the Sun

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #487: Black Summertime

September 2, 9pm

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No guests, new music, you, me, these turntables, this microphone. Tonight I was feeling a bit peckish and chose a variety that has moved me lately. New releases from Kikagaku Moyo, Mavis Staples and Levon Helm, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

I just want to let the music do the talking here. It was also the 50th anniversary of what I consider to be one of the top five all-time great Grateful Dead shows: August 27, 1972. There is a lot I can say about this amazing show, but I think you should just go listen the very well produced Deadcast and let Jesse Jarnow tell you all about it. I shared the 18 minute “Playin’ in the Band“. 

I was going to follow up the epic Dead jam with a new 18 minute King Gizzard track, but I was running out of time. Dang. I would have done it too. And the story of the new KGLW track “The Dripping Tap” is really one to read about. I look forward to sharing the track with you soon.

Check out the playlist below and click the link above to check out the show.

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Nice, Nice, Very Nice: Ambrosia
I Will Not Be Your Fool: David Bromberg

Jubilee Train/Do Re Mi/Promised Land: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men
Walk the Plank: The Scientists

The Universe: Death Valley Girls
Raisins: Dinosaur Jr (Electronic Anthology Project)

Cardboard Pile: Kikagaku Moyo
I Feel Good (1975): James Brown

Packing Up Getting Ready To Go: Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder
You Gotta Serve Somebody: Mavis Staples and Levon Helm
Knock It On The Head: Mudhoney
Carry Home: The Gun Club

Playin’ in the Band: Grateful Dead (August 27, 1972)

Magenta Mountain: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Eyes of the Muse: King Tuff

Carletta’s In Hats Again: Brigid Dawson and the Mothers Network
Spanish Fly: Boss Hog
What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour Episode #057: The Tower of Babel

September 2, 1am


I have a deep interest in languages and cultures. I find the differences between them fascinating. I have explored some of that through music, probably not to a great extent, but I do like a fair amount of non-English speaking music. When considering this show I thought to look into the story of the Tower of Babel.
In summary, it was a unified group of humans, speaking a common tongue, that put concerted effort into building a city that reached to the heavens. Apparently, God thought this was not cool, so He confounded them all and split them into a bunch of languages so that one could understand one another. So, to that end, we have war and distrust all the world over due to lack of understanding, for which God Himself claims ownership. I’m sure that’s not how religious folk see it, but I do find that intriguing.
But that’s not my point here. It’s to expose you to a breath of music using other languages, as well as the art for using babel talk known as Dadaism which appears in several places within the set. Go ahead and give a good listen and hopefully you find something new to explore further.

Set List:
1. Elephant Talk by King Crimson from Discipline (1981)
2. No Ke Ano Ahiahi by Medeski, Martin and Wood from Combustication (1998)
3. Sidi Mansour by Chineka Rimitti from Sidi Mansour (Featuring East Bay Ray and Flea) (1995)
4. Towards the Within by Dead Can Dance from Into the Labyrinth (1993)
5. Soup by Can from Ege Bamyasi (1972)
6. Chik Chikka by Mulatu Astake and the Heliocentrics from Inspiration Information 3 (2009)
7. L’Via L’Viaquez by the Mars Volta from Frances the Mute (2005)
8. Ghost Voice by Dengue Fever from The Deepest Lake (2015)
9. Allas Sak by Dungen from Allas Sak (2015)
10. Abul Hagag by Ozric Tentacles from Afterswish (1991)
11. Greu Martire by Poil from Sus (2019)
12. Spoon by Boris from New Album (2011)
13. Die Eier Von Satan by Tool from AEnima (1996)
14. Den Standiga Resan by Opeth from Watershed (2008)
15. Loco de Amor by David Byrne from Rei Momo (1989)
16. Sambi Pa Ti by Santana from Abraxis (1970)
17. I Zimbra by the Talking Heads from Fear of Music (1979)
18. Sangara by the World Saxaphone Quartet from Four Now (1996)
19. Alea lacta Est by the Nubdug Ensemble from Vol. 1: The Machines of Zeno (2020)
20. You Speak My Language by Morphine from Good (1992)
21. Mimolle by PinioL from Bran Coucou (2018)
22. Masoko Tanga by The Police from Outlandos d’Amour (1978)
23. Speaking in Tongues clip from the Exorcist (1973)

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour Episode #056: Speakeasy Event #2: Saturday Night’s Alright  

September 1, 10pm

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Hello fellowship of the Alchemist. This was an opportunity to put together a new show on an off schedule time. Why, because it’s Saturday and there’s nowhere else to I’d rather be right now.


Couple of nice interviews from bands playing the show next door at the Make Out Room which included Dizzy Twin, Macerator, The Daniel Benyamin Band and the Toiling Midgets.

1. Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting by Elton John
2. Garden of Earthly Delights by XTC
3. Highly Combustible by The Motet
4. Mystery Achievement by The Pretenders
5. Surf Rider by The Lively Ones
Interview with Mia D’Bruzzi (Frightwig/Mudwimmin) and Roger Rocha (4 Non Blondes/The Goldenhearts) currently of Dizzy Twin.
6. Pavlov’s Palace by Dizzy Twin
7. We’re Having Much More Fun by X
8. Burning Coal by Les McCann
9. Miss Maybelle by R.L. Burnside
10. Suits Are Picking Up the Bill by the Squirrel Nut Zippers
11. Why Do You Look So Sad When You Smile by Daniel Benyamin
Interview with Daniel Benyamin (Toiling Midgets) and Czar Montecola of the Daniel Benyamin Band
12. Three Things by the Toiling Midget
13. Queen Bee by Grand Funk Railroad
14. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey by the Beatles
15. Bodysnatchers by Radiohead
16. Run, Run, Run by The Gestures
17. Robot Man by the Scorpions
18. Organic Anti-Beatbox Band by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
19. Waiting Room by Fugazi
20. Fugazi by Marillion
21. Grim Reaper by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
22. El Matador by Los Fabulos Cadillacs
23. Po Lazerus by James Carter and the Prisoners
24. That’s How It Goes by the Meat Puppets


September 1, 1pm

Tangerine Dream – Phaedra (Phaedra LP 1974 Virgin)

Tone Float – Noitasinagro (Organisation LP / RCA 1970/ Drone Syndicate Boot)

Harmonia – Dino (Musik Von Harmonia 1974 / 2006 Lilith LP RE)

Paternoster – The Pope Is Wrong (Paternoster LP CBS 1972 / 2015 RE)

Klaus Schulze – Opheylissem (Audentity LP 1983 Roadrunner)

Deuter – Back to a Planet (Deuter 1979 LP Kuckuck)

Can – Spray (Future Days 1974 / 2014 LP RE)

Witthuser & Westrupp – Die Schlüsselblume (Bauer Plath 1972 Ohr / 2008 RE)

Faust – Jennifer (Faust IV 1973 / 2009 Virgin LP RE)

Amon Duul II – Archangel Thunderbird (Yeti LP 1970 Liberty)

Kraftwerk – Vom Himmel Hoch (Kraftwerk / 1970 Phillips LP)

Michael Rother – KM 7 (Katzenmusik 1979)

Dieter Möbius – Hasenheide (Deutsche Elektronische Musik LP Soul Jazz)

Gila – Sundance Chant (Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee LP 1973 / 2013 RE)

Kollectiv – Baldrian (German Rock Scene LP / Brain 1973)

Can – Half Past One (Landed LP 1975 / Spoon RE)

Stockhausen – Gesang Der Jünglinge > Kraftwerk – Boing Boom Tschak

Sufficient Grounds – Episode 22 -Good Morning Indeed From San Francisco

August 27, 12pm

It’s a beautiful day in San Francisco here in the Mission. Hopefully we’re entertaining you and turning you on to fresh new music. Listen to Sufficient Grounds every Saturday at 8-10amPT and then repeated in Wednesdays at 8amPT. Thanks for listening.

Play list: Elsewhere Anchises by David Holms from Late Night Tales: David Holmes
Ether by Mogwai from Atomic
It’s Not Easy by Ofege from Try And Love
Rose Rouge by Jorga Smith from Rose Rouge
Ride or Die by Durand Jones & the Indications from Private Space
Liquid Spirit by Gregory Porter from Liquid Spirit
Foxy Girls in Oakland by Rodger Collins from Foxy Girls in Oakland
Gin and Juice by Richard Cheese from The Sunny Side of The Moon
Boys Want Sex in the Morning by Uncle Bonsai from Boys Want Sex in the Morning
Open All Night by Bruce Springsteen from Nebraska
Glory of True Love by John Prine from Fair and Square
Made Like That by Sierra Ferrell from Long Time Coming
I Don’t Like Change by Lou Barlow from Reason To Live
Harbour by Cate Le Bon from Pompeii
Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces by The Jayhawks from Paging Mr. Proust
Come on In by Lady Wray from Piece of Me
I Can’t See Nobody by Nina Simone from Remixed & Reimagined
Hey Joe by Nanette Workman from Guantanamera
Ceremony by New Order from Substance
Friday by Real Estate from The Main Thing
Mary Bumble Bee by Purling Hiss from Water on Mars
Morning, Noon and Night by Jack White from Fear of the Dawn
Sean Flynn by The Clash from Combat Rock
Love Is Strange by Buddy Holly from Late Night Tales: David Holmes
Needles And Pins by Jackie Shannon from Don\’t Turn Back On Me
Terrible Love (Alternate Track) by The National from High Violet

Sufficient Grounds Saturdays from 8-10am

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Episode #055: Concrete Jungle

August 25, 11pm


More Animal Tracks. Part 2 in my Wild Kingdom Series…..and there will be plenty more…..This time our loose little sub theme is Urban Living. Not much cognitive substance to that, but a great list of songs about animals, or at least named after animals.

Set List:

1. Concrete Jungle by Special Beat from Ska Wars (1999)
2. Elephant Walk by Lettuce from Mt. Crushmore (2016)
3. Comfort Eagle by Cake from Comfort Eagle (2001)
4. Dogs Rule the Night by Porno for Pyros from Good God’s Urge (1996)
5. Animal Behavior by Praxis from Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) (1992)
6. Bonnie the Cat by Porcupine Tree from The Incident (2009)
7. 3 Birds by The Dead Weather from Horehound (2009)
8. Give the Mule What He Wants by Queens of the Stone Age from Queens of the Stone Age (1998)
9. Pets Eat Their Master by Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine from The Audacity of Hype (2009)
10. Worm Drink by Clutch from Blast Tyrant (2004)
11. Fascist Pig by Suicidal Tendencies from Suicidal Tendencies (1983)
12. Vulture by Iggy Pop from Post Pop Depression (2016)
13. P.I.G.S. by Holy Fuck from Latin (2010)
14. Bloodhounds by All Them Witches from Our Mother Electricity (2012)
15. Jingle of a Dog’s Collar by Butthole Surfers from Electric Larryland (1996)
16. Frog by M.I.R.V. from Feeding Time on Monkey Island (1997)
17. Pig Man by Mondo Generator from Cocaine Radio (2000)
18. I’m Your Pet Rock by Reverend Horton Heat from Revival (2004)
19. Whale and Wasp by Alice in Chains from Jar of Flies (1993)
20. Cat and Mouse Game by Dr. John from Swamp Blues (2007)
21. Crawling King Snake by The Doors from L.A. Woman (1970)
22. Dead Dodo Down by Purson from Desire’s Magic Theatre (2016)
23. Rattlesnake Shake by Fleetwood Mac from Men of the World: The Early Years (Collection) (2002)
24. Tommy the Cat by Primus from Suck on This (1990)
25. Anima by Moby from Animal Rights (1996)
26. Warf Rat by Midnight Oil from Deadicated: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead (1991)
27. Animal Kingdom by the Meat Puppets from Up on the Sun (1985)
28. Very Ape by Nirvana from In Utero (1993)
29. Heartworm by Thee Oh Sees from Face Stabber (2019)
30. Jackalope by Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains from The Big Eyeball in the Sky (2004)
31. Nitro Squirrel (Multiple Moe) by Uncle Moe’s Space Ranch from Uncle Moe’s Space Ranch (2001)
32. Concrete Jungle by Bob Marley and the Wailers from Catch a Fire (1973)
33. Searching for Ticks by M.I.R.V. from Feeding Time on Monkey Island (1997)

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #486: Myles Boisen

August 25, 9pm

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I love having talented folks in the studio to interview. There’s something about being able to ask those questions about their art that really gets me going. Monday night I was honored to have long time Bay Area guitarist, producer, engineer Myles Boisen drop in to talk about his latest project “No Accident”, a mostly prepared piano collection. He was kind enough to bring a bunch of his other recordings, including solo efforts, and tracks produced with his former band, Splatter Trio. He’s played on quite a few sessions over the years, including Tom Waits and David Lynch. We spoke about all of this and much more.

I neglected to ask him about his tunings! Dang. Just an excuse to have him on with me again!

What a treat!

Enjoy and please share.


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August 25, 3pm

Michael Rother – Sterntaler (Sterntaler LP / Sky 1978)

Guru Guru – Stone In (UFO LP 1970 Ohr / RE 2008 )

Cluster – Track 1 (Cluster LP 1971 Phillips / RE 4 Men 2007)

Can – Future Days (Future Days 1973 UA / RE 2014 Spoon)

Amon Düül II – Sandoz in the Rain (Yeti LP Liberty 1970)

Ash Ra Tempel – Daydream (Deutsche Elektronische Musik V. 2 Soul Jazz LP 2010)

Popul Vuh – Dream No. 4 (Affenstunde 1970 Liberty / RE Klimt 2012)

Kollectiv – Baldrian (German Rock Scene / Brain LP 1973)

La Dusseldorf – Rheinita (VIVA LP 1978 / 4 Men With Beards RE 2008)

Gila – This Morning (Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee 1973 Warner / 2012 LP RE Garden of Delight)

Chaitanya Hari Deuter* / Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh – First Stage (Kundalini Meditation 1975/2016 LP Boot)

Kraftwerk – Ruckzuck (Kraftwerk 1970 LP)

Manuel Gottsching – Side 1 (E2-E4 LP / 1984)

Neu! – Hallogallo (Neu LP 1972 UA)

Sufficient Grounds – Episode 21 – We’re back after a bit of a break

August 21, 8am

We’ve been gone for a just over a month from traveling and COVID. It’s great to be back in the studio here on 22nd Street in the heart of the San Francisco’s Mission District. Thanks for tuning in every Saturday from 8 to 10am and replayed on Wednesdays at 8am.

Playlist: Einstein On The Beach (Act IV: Bed, Aria by Phillip Glass Ensemble & Michael Riesman from Phillip Glass: Einstein On The Beach
Implosion-Explosion by Colleen from The Tunnel and the Clearing
How it Ends by DeVotchKa from How It Ends
Mary’s Corner by Ikebe Shakedown from Kings Left Behind
Dangerous Liasons by Black Midi from Hellfire
My Sweet Lord by Jim James from Tribute to
Beware of Darkness (Version One/Bonus Track) by George Harrison from All Things Must Pass
Bread Song by Black Country, New Road from Ants From Up There
I Ain’t Never by David Grisman & Jerry Garcia from Been All Around The World
Cleveland Summer Nights by Jacob Tovar from Another Time, Another Place
I Don’t Mind by Sturgill Simpson from Cuttin\’ Grass Vol !
Work by Lou Reed & John Cale from Songs for Drella
Boyish by Japanese Breakfast from Soft Sounds from Another Planet
Everythings Got’Em by Harry Nielson from The Point!
If It Gets Light by The Bye Bye Blackbirds from Boxer at Rest
The Woman Cannot Help It by Ike Reiko from You, Baby
On A Neck, On a Spit by Grizzly Bear from Yellow House
Moon in Water by Underworld from Barking
Rez by Underworld from Dubnobasswithmyheadman
All My Friends by LCD Soundsystem from Sound of Silver

Sufficient Grounds Saturdays from 8-10am