Hell’s Kitchen Radio #468: Who Do We Appreciate?

Wednesday, March 2, 9am

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My mission in my radio life is to never insult you. Please let me know if you feel that I’ve done so. If so, you can fuck right off. HA! Just joking. I really love turning you on…to music. What were you thinking? Whatever it was, I like it. I really do. 

I wax poetic about all the evil of commercial radio all the damn time, but it appears that my vitriol has hit new heights! I’ just sickened by what I hear on the FM when I’m driving along. I admit, I’m a button pusher, but I may scald my fingertip by how quickly I’m hitting that button. Once you move past 94.1FM (in the Bay Area) there just isn’t anything interesting on the dial.

How sad is that?

Of course, I will continue to sing the praises of all things noncommercial. And why not? Music should always be purpose driven. I never mind playing older artists for you, but when I do, I like it to be something you would not normally hear on any other station. You be the judge.

I also really appreciate your feedback. I can only improve when my listeners chime in. Don’t be shy. 

Lots of tasty treats in this episode. I went record shopping recently (SURPRISE!), and picked up a few Arhoolie Records releases. Check out the Big Mama Thornton track featuring the Muddy Waters Blues Band live in San Francisco in 1966. There’s also the ridiculous piano playing of Dave Alexander. This guy is off the charts, good. Other than the Blues, there’s 90s indie, 20’s Psych, funk, punk, junk, hiphop, folk, and more more more!

Take a listen and share with your music-loving friends.



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Related To What: The Last Poets
Everything Gonna Be Alright: Big Mama Thornton

The Rattler: Dave Alexander
Television Man: Man Or Astroman
The Drama You’ve Been Craving: Sleeter-Kinney

Brother, Sister: Kevin Morby
Breathless: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The Playground Twist: Siouxsie and the Banshees
Rhinestone Cowboy: MF Doom and Madlib

Cultivated Grass: John Dwyer and Crew (Gong Splat)
Ät Det Som Växer: Dungen

Green Rocky Road: Tim Buckley
The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat): The Doors

You’ve Got To Change: Brownout
Harm Joy: C.I.A.

The Universe: Le Butcherettes
Death’s Not Your Friend: Wooden Shjips
Electric Fence: Califone

Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall: Bobby Weir and the Wolf Brothers

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

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