Hell’s Kitchen Radio #466: We Put the Fun in Funds

Thursday, February 17, 7pm

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I brought so much fabulous vinyl into the studio tonight, just to find the turntables were out of service. Ugh. No bueno. luckily I also brought a handful of CDs and a packed hard drive. Not to worry, I’m always prepared.

I’m reminded of my earliest days in radio, starting at KFJC in late 1988. I was trained by the magnificent and wacky Hell ‘n’ Hairspray. She alerted me to the need to always be prepared. Have a few CDs cued up, just in case what you want to play doesn’t. Good advice. 

On Monday night I still found a way to share lots of new music, including Iggy Pop, Death Valley Girls, Psi-Psonics, and Brigid Dawson. I also pay tribute to the Funk Goddess, Betty Davis, who passed away last week at the tender age of 77. Did you know she wrote a new tune back in 2019? This was news to me. Listen to it in the second hour.

I was also excited to find some music I haven’t listened to in quite a while, as I was hunting through my CD collection for a few items. You’ll really get a kick out of “Tommy In Seven Seconds” by the Vital Records gang. Thanks to Jim Fourniadis who ran the label and was also guitarist/singer for the New Jersey punk outfit Rats of Unusual Size. What a mench! 

There’s something here for everybody. You really do need Radio Valencia in your life. Turn off that commercial radio dreck. It’ll take years off your life.

Radio Valencia gives tickets away to shows at Bottom of the Hill every week. Tune into my show and many others to get a chance to go see some great music at a great venue.

We’re also hosting a live fundraiser at next door neighbor’s place, Make Out Room on Sunday, March 27th. Details coming soon. We need your funds to keep up the fun.

Enjoy and please share.


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James Bond: Iggy Pop
When I’m Free: Death Valley Girls

Revolution: Night Beats
Money: The Flying Lizards
Mad Moth: The Bobby Lees

Tommy In Seven Minutes: Vital Records Comp
Can’t Call You: Rats of Unusual Size
Teardrops From My Eyes: Ray Condo and His Ricochets

White Linen: Blüchunks
The Cradle: Psi-Psonics
Broadway Sam: Iceberg Slim
My Wild Love: The Doors

Saeta: Miles Davis
The Special Trip: Embryo

Uptown: The Chambers Brothers
Anti Love Song: Betty Davis
He Was A Big Freak: Betty Davis

Get Ready For Betty: Betty Mabry
Born on the Bayou: Betty Davis
Shut Off The Light: Betty Davis

A Little Bit Hot Tonight: Betty Davis/Danielle Maggio
Serenade to a Cuckoo: Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Trixxx: Brigid Dawson and the Mothers Network
In That Great Gettin’ Up In The Morning: The New Gospel Keys

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