After Hours, Aloe Blacc, D'Angelo, Digital Underground, Gil Scott-Heron, India Arie, KPFA, Pacifica Radio Network, Rick James (1948-2004), Roy Ayers
LUMPENPROLETARIAT—If the radio air waves were filled with conscientious, or socially conscious, broadcasters, they would sound more like After Hours. Instead, most of the radio spectrum is saturated with profit driven bubble gum banter, as if there were not currently a pandemic of killer cops (or negligent cops) beating, or shooting, or killing, and terrorising the communities they’re charged with protecting and serving. 
The least your favorite radio stations can do is break away from the same handful of songs on their pay-to-play rotation when national crises flare up and give the people music, which better reflects the reality of their lives and better empowers our diverse communities facing adversity.
Free speech radio’s After Hours makes available (free of charge) relevant, socially conscious music for the people (for as long as the law allows). Listen here.
AFTER HOURS—[10 JUL 2016] (c. 36:15) “What’s good, ya’ll? This is After Hours. Yes, this is Dr. Chill, aka DJ Chill Status. And, uh, we’re back at it. DJ Rapunzel is around here somewhere, probably putting a mix together.
“You have a lot of stuff goin’ on, this past week, past little bit of this month, basically this whole year; a whole lotta stuff been goin’ on. You know?
“Police shootin’s. You know; just a whole lotta stuff that’s goin’ on. And, hopefully, e’rybody’s keepin’ they self up together. You know? Just, stuff happens; and things be a way o’ life. And, you know, all we gotta do is pray, keep the prayin’ goin’, and, you know, work on a better solution and make this world a better place, as, um, you know, it seems like they have the upper hand. [scoffs] But, you know, there’s strength in numbers. And, uh, we need to utilise them numbers.
“But, other than that, havin’ a nice, good, decent early morning, bringin’ the music.
“You know I don’t talk much, unless it’s the Dr. Chill Show. But, uh, that might come on later on. [chuckles] But, um, yeah. Just kick back and relax. You know. I’m kinda on the wanna-listen-to-some-music vibe anyway. Hopefully, you guys are.
“Hopefully, you guys are safe, inside, out of the way. You know? And, uh, yeah.
“Let’s just get back to some music. This is After Hours. And you are tuned in to 94.1 KPFA in Berkeley. Let’s go. [jazz insrumental fades into Joe Cocker’s “With A Little Help From My Friends” ]
Learn more at AFTER HOURS.
- (c. 5:05) “1000 Deaths” by D’Angelo
- (c. 10:52) “Better Way” by India Arie
- (c. 14:20) “Politician” by Aloe Blacc
- (c. 19:45) “Brother Sister” by The Brand New Heavies
- (c. 24:25) “Mr. Policeman” (1981) by Rick James
- (c. 28:40) “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron
- (c. 31:39) “Inner City Boundaries” by Freestyle Fellowship (with Daddy O)
- jazz interlude
- (c. 36:15) introductions and greetings from the musical curator and host [see transcript above]
- (c. 39:20) “With A Little Help From My Friends” by Joe Cocker
- (c. 44:10) jazz interlude
- (c. 45:18) “Living For The Weekend” by The O’Jays
- (c. 51:45) “Amerykahn Promise” by Erykah Badu
- (c. 55:58) “Be Alright” (1980) by Zapp
- (c. 58:40) “Ghetto Life” (1981) by Rick James
- “Red, Black & Green” by Roy Ayers
- “Let It Burn” by Jazmine Sullivan
- “Sex Packets” by Digital Underground
 Notably, some celebrity athletes have been speaking out, as done recently at an awards ceremony by a celebrity basketball athlete. And, for the first time (at least that I’ve ever heard), a cop speaks out against cops murdering people with impunity.
Officer Nakia Jones (Warrensville Heights, Ohio) Speaks Out Against Police Abuses, Killings, and Murders
[18 JUL 2016]
[Last modified 14:32 PDT 18 JUL 2016]