Monday, October 13, 2014

A Season in Hell #191: I'm Your Angel


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...so sayeth the lord...or something like that.

A show with no guests, is like going on a long ride with your best friend. Best friend being you. Aw shucks. We like the same movies. We like the same bands. We both like long walks on the beach, and pina colada's, and getting tossed like a salad.

Some new artists to start the night, and fine mix of genres throughout the set. Something for every one of my dear, close friends.

Can I borrow a dollar?

Enjoy.

jh

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Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
Wild Coyote: The Nude Party
Here It Comes Again: The Amazing Snakeheads

The Candidate: Urge Overkill
Alice Mae: RL Burnside
Angelhead: Monkeywrench
Get Out Of My Life, Woman: The Butterfield Blues Band

Country Girl: CSNY
You Win Again: Hank Williams
The Hedgehog Waltz: Gaucho
Just Like a Woman: Bob Dylan

The Hand: Ty Segall
I Need Your Help: Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony
By The Time I Get To Phoenix: Public Enemy
Tour de Force: Dizzy Gillespie

Hot Cha: Roland Kirk
Not Boweevil: Sex Mob
The Wizard: Brown Sabbath
Sly: Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters

Too Young To Die: Jamiroquai
Strange Fruit (Tricky Remix): Billy Holliday
Down Home Girl: The Coasters

What A Wonderful World: Louis Armstrong

Monday, October 06, 2014

A Season in Hell #190: Jelly Slather


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I absolutely love interviewing bands. I've been interviewing band since my earliest days and radio in the late 1980s. And tonight I was most honored to have not only a super talented and original band, but a very entertaining and vocal interview as well. Royal Jelly Jive joined me in the studio, to talk up their new self-titled release as well as the record release party that just passed.

This six piece gypsy jazz, soul influenced menagerie, With solid and sultry female vocals, and horns to boot, Royal Jelly Jive are a sextet to watch out for. See them soon and a small venue, because it won't take long before they are hitting the big time.

The rest of the program highlighted some Hardly Strictly Bluegrass artists, some Bay Area soul/funk/punk from the 90s, and some classic hip-hop and rap, along with a few fun covers to boot.

Take charge and be large, in the land of the lost.

And as always, enjoy.

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Up in Smoke: Cheech and Chong
I Wish I Was in New Orleans: Tom Waits

Pterygophora: Royal Jelly Jive

H.M.S. Soulbay: Royal Jelly Jive
Indian George: Royal Jelly Jive

Dream Like A Child: Royal Jelly Jive
Come On Over (Turn Me On): Isobel Campbell/Mark Lanegan
Ice Cold Water: Ray Condo
Whiskey Bottle: Uncle Tupelo

Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown: Jimmy Dale Gilmore
Lonely Girls: Lucinda Williams
Clementine: Elliot Smith
Chapter 24: Pink Floyd
A Sound of Transition: Julie Andrews?

The Kicking Machine: The Melvins
Here Come the Bastards: Primus
Who Stole the Soul: Public Enemy
Get it Together: Beastie Boys

Valley of the Dolls: Uncle Acid
Bad Girl: New York Dolls
Elevation: Television
Sunshine of your Love: Ella Fitzgerald

Got My Mojo Working: Muddy Waters

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Season in Hell #189: You Say It's My Birthday

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It's my birthday, so I get to do what I want. And what do I want to do? Well of course, I want to play music for you. I'm getting kind of guy. There are no gifts that I wish to receive any more in my life. Perhaps the gift of music. Always, and forever, It will be music. Music soothes the soul. Music lifts us to the highest high. Music is sexy.

My show is full of so many artists that I love and genres that I enjoy. There's something for everyone. Unless you like house music. There's no house music. So I guess if that's all that you enjoy, house music, then there isn't anything here for you to enjoy. My most humble and gracious apologies.

For the rest of us, enjoy.

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Birthday: The Beatles
Bales of Cocaine: Reverend Horton Heat
Son of Santa: Mojo Nixon
Mudride: Mudhoney

70s Blues: Betty Davis
Get Up Off Of Me: James Brown
My Automobile: Parliament

I've Been Long To Stop Now: Otis Redding
Drown in my own Tears: Ray Charles
Done Somebody Wrong: Allman Brothers Band
Will Not Be Your Fool: David Bromberg

Tall Man, Skinny Lady: Ty Segall
Matolo: Mario Migliardi
Tommy in 7 Minutes: Various

16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six: Tom Waits
Youth of America: Melvins
16 Tons: Tom Jones

Rikbiel: John Zorn's Masada (September 6, 2014 Village Vanguard, NYC)
War/Trouble: Bob Marley (June 24, 1976 Exeter Club, London)
The Weeping Song: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (with Mark Lanegan): July 7, 2014 Warfield Theater, SF, CA

Sue Egypt: Captain Beefheart

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Season in Hell #188: Get Down Here!

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Down in Front brought their amazingness (yes, that's a word) into the studio tonight. It was a mutual admiration society show tonight. I can assure you that we kept it clean-ish. They do spank me near the end of the interview though. I earned it, I can tell you that. Their stories are great, and their music is fresh and fun. You really do need to see them live though, to fully appreciate them in their full story-telling glory.


They're playing at Hotel Utah on Tuesday night, for their CD release party. Come on down. I'll be there. It's going to be a great show!

Second hour is mostly new music, and very guitar-driven. I'm sure you'll enjoying rockin' out as much as I did. I gave tickets away to see the Ferocious Few. Too late for you though. I give tickets away most weeks. Tune in and win!

Enjoy.

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Bontemps Roulez: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Orchestra
The Devil's Chasing Me: Reverend Horton Heat

Encrypted Bounce: Thee Oh Sees
I Don't Care About You: Fear
Ca Plane Pour Moi: Plastic Bertrand
25 Minutes To Go: Johnny Cash

The Donut Shop: Down in Front

The Moth: Down in Front
One Kiss Tommy: Down in Front

Train Song: Down in Front

My Bible Smells Like Whiskey: Down in Front
Every Sperm is Sacred: Monty Python
Backdoor Medley: ZZ Top

Crazy Love: Ferocious Few
Down in Flames: Dead Boys
Death Killers: Hot Fog

Randy: Zig Zags
If The Shit Fits: Obniii's
Gasoline and Cocaine: Ferocious Few

Three Women: Jack White
Theme of Cyrano: William Shatner
Mr. Tambourine Man: William Shatner

Monday, September 01, 2014

A Season in Hell #187: Drop Everything And Get Dirty

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It's always a pleasure to host local bands, and this week we have a serious contender for future-massively-awesome-band-of-Amerika award, Everyone is Dirty. Lead singer, Sivan, dropped by to talk up the band, and play us some tunes from their latest release, Dying is Fun.

Second hour is a mix bag, and a whole lot of fun. Take a look at the playlist and click on the links above to stream or download the show.

It's labor day, and I'm laboring for you! Be grateful, dammit!

Enjoy.

jh

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You Got Go Down And Join A Union: Woody Guthrie
I Ain't Marchin' Anymore: Phil Ochs

Devastate: Everyone is Dirty

I Was Born Under a Star: Everyone is Dirty

Meltyface: Everyone is Dirty
Macro Garden: Li Xi
Ruins: Wooden Shjips

Lost Angeles: Colosseum
John Barleycorn Must Die: Traffic

Kansas City: James Brown
Polly Wolly Doodle: Leon Redbone
Supersonic: JJ Fad

Jubilee Train/Do Re Mi/Promised Land: Dave Alvin
Cumberland Blues: Grateful Dead
1970: Mission of Burma
ABC: Peach Kelli Pop

The Fly: The Mummies (Live in Long Beach 1991)
Fast Thrills: The People's Temple
California Sun: The Dictators

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Season in Hell #186: Dubbing Man

 

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International artists, and Dub is on the turntables for tonight. Burning Man is a wash, so listen in and get DUB with it.

On Saturday night Radio Valencia broadcast live from Bottom of the Hill, for the annual Strummerville New Music Foundation benefit. So many great and talented musicians performing the music of Joe Strummer and The Clash. You can hear that show by going here. Most impressive was Eric McFadden's performance of Bankrobber, done in dub style. So when I was considering what to play for you tonight, and staring as I often do at my music collection for hours on end, it hit me like a brick that I should be doing a show of Dub for you.

The last half hour of the show reaches out towards other international sounds. This is a great show to either sit back and get truly deep into, or even to have on in the background while you're moving around the house, or taking a seriously deep bong hit. Either way, I think you'll really enjoy what I've created for you tonight.

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Enjoy.

jh

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Bankrobber Dub: The Clash
Bazooka Blast: Junior Delgado

Upper Cut: The Scientist
23rd Dub: Lee Perry

War: The Mighty Two
War is Over: The Mighty Two
Kings of the Earth: Sizzla
Dub Who I Am: U-Roy

Revolution Total Destruction: The Heptones
Jerusalem Dub Extended: Soul Syndicate

Zombie: Fela Kuti
Chatma: Tinariwen
Facing East: Thievery Corporation

Senegal Market Place: Sly Dunbar
Mulaqat Ho Gaye: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
The Mod Trade: The Black Beats

T For Texas: Toshio Hirano
Main Titles: Daniele Patucchi

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Season in Hell #185: Reverbia

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Sometimes I just need to play a bunch of stuff that I haven't heard in a while. And I also keep buying records, so I have to share those with you too. That's pretty much what you have here: a collection of music that I haven't heard in a while, and new stuff. Some of it's loud, there's some bluegrass thrown in, psychedelia, metal, Americana, gypsy-punk; you name it, it's in there. Some of the segues are priceless. The art of radio at its finest.

New music from Jack White, Boris, Hot Fog, and Obniii's

Enjoy.

jh

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The Show Must Go On: Pink Floyd
Jesus Was Way Cool: King Missile
The Lifetime Achievement Awards: The Centimeters

Hard Line: The Blasters
War Drums: John Wilkes Booze
Oh Mary: Ty Segall Band

Just One Drink: Jack White
Uncle Powderbag: Obniii's
Stoner Section: David Nudelman
Crossing Remix (Andy Weatherall): Wooden Shjips

Paperhouse: Can
Super Are You: Boredoms
Ghost of Romance: Boris
Black Jack: Enrico Simonetti

Emma: Urge Overkill
Secret Fantasies of the Dragon Sun: Hot Fog
Freya: The Sword

Into the Void: Brown Sabbath
Blue Grass Special: Bill Monroe
Little Red Hen: Taj Mahal
Teen Age Riot: Sonic Youth

Immigraniada: Gogol Bordello
Portland, OR: Loretta Lynn