on hiatus this week, May 27th, 2015

Stay tuned for more updates. Will be back soon…


No Show for May 20th – fundraising meeting instead.

There will be no episode of Poppin’ Off w/ DJ Gopal on Weds, May 20th.

Instead I will be attending a meeting to discuss fundraising possibilities for SF Community Radio.

You can visit our website at http://savekusf.org/donate to donate to the cause of keeping the stream alive.

Thank you, and see you next week!

Playlist for May 13, 2015

Played excerpts from my interview with Judah Bauer and Russell Simins of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.  The set contained a mix of funk, punk, blues and assorted rock music of recent and historic vintages.

Jerry Lee Lewis "Ramblin Rose" 
Phil Ochs "When I'm Gone" 
Bob Dylan "Cocaine" 
Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston "Chords of Fame" 
Jefferson Airplane "The Other Side of This Life" 
Chrome "How Many Years Too Soon?" 
Mars "3E" 
Suicide "Cheree" 
The Soft Moon "Die Life" 
Grotus "Las Vegas Power Grid" 
James Brown & His Famous Flames "Shout and Shimmy" 
The JBs "The Grunt" 
James Chance & the Contortions "Contort Yourself" 
Malfunkshun "Make Sweet Love" 
Death Valley Girls "Wait for you" 
The Kinks "Waterloo Sunset" 
The Beatles "Magical mystery tour" 
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Back Slider" 
Royal Trux "Strawberry Soda" 
The Gun Club "Preaching the Blues" 
Mark Lanegan "Carry Hoem" 
Sex Pistols "Pretty vacant" 
Public Image LTD "Careering" 
The Dead Boys "What Love Is" 
Sly and The Family Stone "In Time"

Johnny Rotten in Jamaica, 1978

In 1978, after the Sex Pistols broke up during their American tour, Johnny Rotten was sent to Jamaica by Richard Branson to scout emerging reggae talent on the island for Virgin Records.

Geoff Stanton of From The Barrelhouse recollects this musical voyage here…  

Some day, I’d like to see a Hollywood movie reference this story.  I can see it being an interlude in a Wes Anderson movie, for instance…

Johnny Rotten in Jamaica


Playlist for May 6, 2015

Mikal Cronin “turn around”
Tomorrow’s Tulips “When”
The Prefab Messiahs “Bobb’s Psychedelic Car”
Lucern Raze “Stockholm syndrome”
Mitchell Adam Johnson “Round & Around”
Funkadelic “No Head, No Backstage Pass”
Brasil “Stay in Town”
The Peels “Halfway There”
Floating Goat “Ride”
Ministry “Psalm 69”
Bellavista “Divided We Suffer”
El Terrible “Last Cab”
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages “Rambling Rose”
The Orange Peels “All the World Could Pass Me By”
Friction “Crazy Dream”
Teengenerate “Dressed in black / Fake Fake Fake”
THE STALIN “—____—-”
SS “Mr. Twist”
The Swankys “Old Fashion”
The Registrators “Killer Man”
Pussy Galore “Rocks Off”
Gibson Bros. “barbara”
Honeymoon Killers “Mad Dog”
Boss Hog “I Dig You”
Heavy Trash “good man”
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion “Wax Dummy”

Did a short set of Japanese punk rock from the 80’s and 90’s, and another set of music featuring various works by Jon Spencer, who is playing locally on Friday.