A Season In Hell
With John Hell
A Season In Hell on Pirate Cat Radio #13: CybersAM I aM
November 22, 2007 07:01 PM PST
Hey there radio fans.
Last Monday on my show A Season In Hell, I hosted my old friend Cybersam. I've known sAM since Burning Man 1996. What a great guy. We had a blast on the show the other night too.
Take a look at my blog: http://hellkatt.blogspot.com/
Also, check out sAM's website too: http://cyberbuss.com
Have a great holiday.
John HellA Season in Hell on Pirate Cat Radio #12: Haiti: We Must Kill All The Bandits
November 14, 2007 03:03 PM PST
This is my 12th week on Pirate Cat Radio (http://piratecatradio.com). I'm on Monday nights, 8-midnight (PST)
The show is four hours. On this week's show I have independent journalist, and documentary filmmaker Kevin Pina. He's spent the last seven years in Haiti, investigating the ousting of democratically electd president Aristide.
His new film Haiti: We Must Kill All The Bandits, is powerful and emotional. We talk about th film, his experiences as a filmmaker and a witness to history.
The interview is most of the first two hours of the show. See the setlist for all the great music included.
You can also download this podcast, and all Pirate Cat Radio podcasts (archived for six weeks) at http://piratecatradio.com
A Season in Hell #12: Kill All Thee Bandits
I love Livin’ In the City: Danko Jones
Interview: Kevin Pina
Right On For The Darkness: Curtis Mayfield
Interview: Kevin Pina
?: Neil Young
Interview: Kevin Pina
Trickle Down System: Giant Sand
Ain’t No Friend Of Mine: Mono Men
The Hat Collector: Aids Wolf
Where U At?!?: Von Iva
A Season In Hell #14
August 20, 2007 03:59 PM PDT
A Season In Hell #14: Back on the Radio
Good stuff all the way.
I’m starting up on the radio tonight, for the first time in four years. I’ll be doing Monday nights, 8-midnight (PST), on Pirate Cat Radio (http://piratecatradio.com). I’ve been itching to do a radio show for quite a while.
I’ll probably post excerpts from the PCR show.
As always , email me at email@example.com
Thanks for your support.
Little Miss Sunshine: Lee Hazelwood
Empty Spaces/What Shall We Do Now: Pink Floyd (08-06-80)
It’s About Time: Mike Bloomfield (02-01-69)
In The Year 2525: Zager & Evans
A Season In Hell #13: Theme From A Season In Hell
August 04, 2007 03:02 PM PDT
A Season In Hell #13: Theme From A Season In Hell
Sometimes I get nostalgic. I moved a lot in my life, an average of once every two years. I went to ten schools in thirteen years (K-12), and the one thing that was a constant was music. Music and TV. The two things that were constant were music and TV. And family. The three…three things that were constant were music, TV, family and the ever increasing amount of sarcasm that made it into my humor.
I made it down for the weekly KFJC (http://kfjc.org) staff meeting this past week, for the first time in about seven years. I’m hoping to do a show a month there. I’ll keep you posted.
With that I bring you this latest episode. If you’re a fan of nighttime police dramas, then you’ll enjoy this show.
Also, I recently saw Radio Moscow play 12 Galaxies in SF (http://www.12galaxies.com/flash.html). Check out their MySpace page, and support live music. I also have a few San Francisco artists in this show, including punk polka faves Polkacide, the Japanese yodeling cowboy Toshio Hirano, and Sesame Street cover band Cookie Mongoloid; you’ve never heard anything like them before.
Whew, that’s a lot of crap I have online.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for listening.
Barney Miller Theme, from Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 3: 70's & 80's
Up & Down: Cookie Mongoloid http://www.wearemongoloid.com/cookie/index.html
James Brown Ate My Bagpipe: Taxi Chain http://www.taxichain.com/
Morning Theft: Jeff Buckley http://www.jeffbuckley.com/
Music bed: Zabriskie Point. Brought to you by The Pink Floyd, in memory of Michelangelo Antonioni, dead at 94, on Monday, July 30, 2007
A Season In Hell #12: Waiting For My Man
July 28, 2007 03:12 PM PDT
A Season In Hell #12: Waiting for the Man
***Warning*** Because of the need for server space, I will be removing Episode #1 and possibly #2 by Thursday, August 2nd, 2007. You have been warned.
I spent a year in DC last week. I was there for an education conference, and I had the luxury of seeing the New York Dolls perform at the legendary 9:30 Club. The club has been open since the 70’s, but obviously in a very different location. What a great club; amazing sound and stage. The Dolls were incredible too. Only Sylvain and Johanson are alive from the original lineup, but the rest of the band seriously kicked ass. They have a new CD out, go get it.
I got to walk “The Mall”, which is the federal gov’t area. Quite impressive, even if you don’t like the schmuck who lives in the white house right now.
This week I include some early NY Dolls. I also have some live tracks from Tom Waits with the Kronos Quartet doing the theme to my favorite show: “The Wire”. If you haven’t seen this great police drama on HBO, you’re missing the best written show on TV. Some live Lou Reed shows up near the end of the podcast today. A real rarity is included in the guise of Neil Young. He never released “Chrome Dreams”, but all of the music made it on to something eventually. This version of “Powderfinger” never did.
I hope you enjoy the show. Please leave a comment on the website: http://johnhell.podomatic.com and tell your friends about thee show by clicking the “send to friends” link on the page.
“Way Down In The Hole”: Tom Waits & Kronos Quartet with Greg Cohen on bass.
“Looking for a Kiss”: New York Dolls http://www.nydolls.org/
“Powderfinger”: Neil Young, from the unreleased “Chrome Dreams”. Get it here: http://www.tapecity.org/showthread.php?t=7626&highlight=chrome+dreams
“I Want You”: Peter Frampton & Toto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Pepper's_Lonely_Hearts_Club_Band_(film)
As always, if you’re interested in any of my live music, I’m always up for a trade. Take a look at my list, and send me an email at email@example.com
The live list: http://db.etree.org/johnhell
A Season In Hell #11: Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me My Mic Sucked?
July 17, 2007 11:00 PM PDT
A Season In Hell 11: Problematic
Sometime when I put a show together, it just comes together so fast, and in the weirdest ways. I had no clue what I wanted to play as recently as a day and a half ago.
I had a few tunes set up, but all of a sudden I watched Willy Wonka (the original), and I love the scene in the boat so much. I figured you’d like to hear it.
When I was at KFJC I played two movies on the air: man With the Golden Arm, and Double Indemnity. It sounded amazing. It was followed up with 2001, A Space Odyssey, by the next DJ. Movies on the air are quite remarkable to listen to.
This week I’m off to an education conference in D.C. I’ve never been there before, so I’m genuinely excited to be going to thee capital. Perhaps I can bust into the White House and steal something, like the constitution, and show people how it’s been trampled on.
I do plan on seeing the New York Dolls at the legendary 9:30 Club though.
Enjoy the show. Thanks for tuning in. This may be my favorite show that I’ve done so far.
The Wondrous Boat Ride: Sung By Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka Soundtrack
Tekufa: Electric Masada, 06-27-07
Say Leroy (The Creature From The Black Lagoon Is Your Father): Jimmy Castor Bunch
D Boon Interview: D Boon, Our Band Could Be Your Life
Buy local, and when you can’t do that, buy regional. And when you can’t do that, buy national. And when you can’t do that, buy international. And if for some ungodly reason you can’t do that, then, and only then buy corporate. Support Fair trade brands.
Post on the comments page please, and tell your friends about the show. Thanks.A Season In Hell #10: Sloppy Drunk
July 08, 2007 04:11 AM PDT
A Season In Hell #10: Sloppy Drunk
Last week I charged you all with the responsibility of naming my car. I also asked that you post the suggestions on my podcast site. Well, thanks to the six of you who follow directions; you must be a manager, or something close to that. For the rest of you ditch diggers out there, the world needs you too. As a matter of fact, it was two of you in particular that came up with the name I ended up choosing for my 1978 Cadillac Fleetwood. I need your contact info, so I can send you a mix CD, or mixed nuts. I can’t decide right now. Considering you can’t follow directions, you may not notice anyway.
I will reveal the name of my car at the end of this podcast. So, tune in, and join the throngs that are in with the out crowd.
I had a great Fourth of July. I spent it as I always do, at Dolores Park in SF, watching the Mime Troupe. No, I don’t enjoy watching people trying to escape from imaginary boxes; unless it’s Mime Jerry. You have seen Shakes The Clown, Haven’t you? Anyway, check out the website for this great political satire group. http://sfmt.org And look for them performing for free in the SF Bay Area all summer long.
Last Thursday, July 5th, I was honored to be on a panel to discuss online radio and podcasting. My friend Melinda “Lilycat” Adams, , hosted the workshop at Modern Times Bookstore in SF. It went for two hours, and featured, besides myself, the following folks:
- Danny Plotnick - Nest of Vipers -
- DJ Monkey of Pirate Cat Radio -
- John Miller - FCC Free Radio -
Take a look at their websites and listen to their shows. I’m a big fan of Pirate Cat Radio, which you can hear online, and on the radio in SF and LA.
Serenade For A Cuckoo: Rhasaan Roland Kirk
Drunken Hearted Boy: The Allman Brothers Band w/Elvin Bishop
Punk, Funk, and Junk from an unruly guy, with a strange disposition. My mother says I have a real face for radio.
On the air Monday's 8-10 (PST) at:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Season-in-Hell-with-John-Hell/132915160085194?ref=ts I host A Season in Hell, with John Hell, every Monday, 8-10PM (PST) on Radio Valencia, in San Francisco. http://radiovalencia.fm Welcome to A Season In Hell. My tastes run the gamut of every genre, though I tend not to listen to anything considered to be commercial. Well, no boy bands anyway. You won't find anything in the top 100 on my site, unless it's from 1972. My tastes seem to change from week to week. I have an extensive CD and vinyl collection (over 15,000 and growing). I've beeen digitizing my LPs for the last few years, so you should hear some rarities from time to time. Each show will showcase different genres. Everything from funk to punk to junk. I enjoy Jazz from the pre-bop age, to avant-garde artists like John Zorn. I also am a long standing Dead-Head, so you'll hear a few choice live cuts from time to time. I do trade my live music, which you can find here: http://db.etree.org/johnhell Send me an email, and let me know if you are interested in a trade. Other artists on my plate these days include Japanese ambiant/noise Boris, Southern Belle Cat Power, classic Minutemen, always rockin' Cheap Trick, the songwriting prowess of Midlake, Dylan, Bikini Kill, Damon & Naomi, Jeff Buckley, Polkacide, Tony Bennett, Sugar Hill Gang, James Brown; you name it, I probably have something by them. Requests and suggestions are always welcome. As a former DJ at KFJC (http://www.kfjc.org) I was schooled in the finer art of what is truly considered to be alternative to the mainstream. My goal is to upload at least once a week. Like any fine art, it'll take me a few weeks to get in the groove, but once I do, I'm hoping this show will taste like a fine wine: full bodied, with a lasting impression, that you'll go back to time and again. Enjoy
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