Wednesday, June 16, 9am
532 days. That’s how long it had been since I had the pleasure of broadcasting from a radio studio. That finally came to an end Monday night as I entered the new home of Radio Valencia, now a storefront location deep in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco.
Granted, there is work to do. We have a new mural by Alan Forbes that we need to get up, signage needs to be added on the front, new furniture purchased, and art hung on the walls, but I can tell you this is the place that I’ve dreamed about for decades. Really, decades. Have you ever seen the show “Northern Exposure“? Then you know.
We have dreams of looking similar to the former East Village Radio.
As for the show, it was all vinyl. I haven’t had the pleasure to host an all-vinyl show since December 2019. I never hooked my laptop up to my stereo. I don’t even think I can.
All of the music I played tonight was music I purchased during COVID. I didn’t have enough time to play everything I brought, so next week might be more of the same. Oh boo hoo!
Of course I started with Melvins.
Please forgive any technical issues, like over modulating, I’m getting used to the setup.
Enjoy. I can’t wait to host you all!
Hell’s Kitchen Radio with John Hell
Radio Valencia in SF
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Fuck Around: Melvins
Silver Machine: Hawkwind
End Returning: FUZZ
Just Enough To Keep Me Hanging On: David Issacs
Roforofo Fight! Fela Kuti
Bring It On Home To Me: Sam Cooke
TV Set: The Cramps
Not What You Want: Sleater Kinney
Kolbasti: Altin Gün
Velvet Cave: Silver Apples
Take Your Medicine/Meddle With Metal: Czar Face and MF Doom
More Data: Negativland
New Face In Hell: The Fall
Predators and Scavengers: Tomahawk
Institutionalized: Kendrick Lamar
Saignant: Oh Sees
Bad Luck: Sonny Terry
Living Wreck: Mudhoney
Music Inside: Midnight Snaxxx
Old World: Modern Lovers
High Noon: The Scientists
Snow Day: Mike Krol
Born To Kill: The Damned