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Hell's Kitchen Radio #500: No, You're the Special One - Part One
December 19, 2022 8:00pm


A Season in Hell
Hell's Kitchen Radio #500: No, You're the Special One - Part One
Well, that was one Hell of a great night. And way too fast. Monday night I celebrated my 500th show on Radio Valencia. I've been doing weekly radio shows, with little interruption, since the fall of 1990. In the early days I taped a lot of my shows on cassette. And most of those were only the air breaks so I could go back and critique myself, hoping to learn how to improve my delivery.

Some of these early shows are so embarrassing that I can't be in the same room with the cassette!

Many of those old shows also have some excellent music mixes in there. Maybe I need to cringe a little bit and give them a listen?

I produced my 500th show in radio many many years ago, but hosting my 500th on the station I started gives a really warm feel to everything. We flipped the switch on Radio Valencia in August of 2010. I started hosting Mondays 8-10PM right away; a slot I held at three previous stations: San Francisco Liberation Radio (2000 - 2003), Pirate Cat (2005 - 2007) and FCCFree Radio (2007 - 2009). I've hosted a few specials while at RV that I never numbered, so I'm guessing I'm closer to 520, but who's counting?

On this special night I put the word out to staff and friends to come hang out. Big thanks to Radio Valencia staffers Darcy, Johnny and Edwin from Skeevy Sideshow, Wednedsays 6-10pm; Doug and Emily from Beyond All Limits, who were kind enough to yield their Monday 10-midnight slot so I could host four hours on this night. Darren from Bo's Veranda (Mondays 4-6pm) also came and hung out. Friends of RV also brought the love, including my dear friends Yas, John Law (SF Cacaphony Society, Billboard Liberation Front, ex-Suicide Club), musician Robin Coomer and her dear mate Matt "The Cleaner"!

The music was a mix of favorites from 2022 and others that are currently rolling through my brain. See the playlist below.

What do I have planned for the next 500 shows? I have zero clue what I have planned for #501 let alone #1000. Tune in Mondays 8-10PM Pacific and hear for yourself.

Enjoy and please share this treat.


I Heard it on the X: Olivelawn
Loren's Dance: Idris Muhammad

Channel Zero: Public Enemy
They Threw Me Out Of Church: Wesley Willis

Concrete Jungle: The Specials
The Biggest Blow: Sex Pistols with Ronnie Biggs
Looking For A Kiss: New York Dolls
White Riot: The Clash
Money (That's What I Want): The Flying Lizards

The Payback Mix: James Brown
Fairies Wear Boots: Brown Sabbath

Paranoid: Jazz Sabbath
Undertaker: Mark Growden

Redless: Othered
Hall of the Oyster King: Glitter Wizard
Attractive Target: Negativland

O Tannenbaum/Hava Nagilla: Phat Man Dee
Merry Christmas From The Family: Robert Earl Keen Jr.
A Christmas Song: Jethro Tull
Golden Frames: Shannon Shaw

Greta Van Fake: The Bobby Lees
You Better Have A Gun: Fantastic Negrito
Phantoms: Czarface and MF Doom
Portland, Oregon: Loretta Lynn

The Dripping Tap: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Tommy in Seven Minutes: Vital on 45

Night Goat: Melvins
Plastic Plant: Thee Oh Sees
Cardboard Pile: Kikagaku Moyo

I'm Waiting For The Man: Lou Reed
Quicksand (2021 Early Mix): David Bowie
Telephone Call From Istanbul: Tom Waits

Free: Ty Segall
Bee Karma: WAND
Vera (2022): Roger Waters

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Neil Young and the Promise Real
I Bid You Goodnight: Joseph Spence & The Pinder Family

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