Your PopCulteer is feeling a bit nostalgic about Chicago. I’ll tell you why later this week. In the meantime, here’s a bit of a digital doodle of what I remember it was like looking out of my hotel room window a couple of years ago. Click to enlarge.
Tonight we bring you a musical gem with sterling performances from Rock and Roll’s pioneers. In Rock, Rock, Rock A young teenage girl (Tuesday Weld) desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance. This early rock and roll feature, the 3rd in a series of 5 starring Disc Jockey and Rock N Roll impresario Alan Freed, includes performances by artists Chuck Berry, La Vern Baker, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, The Flamingos, The Moonglows and The Johnny Burnette Trio.Released in 1956, this film became a mainstay of Night Flight when it entered the public domain in 1984.
Connie Francis provided the singing voice for Tuesday Weld’s character, and we also get to hear Dion and The Belmonts and Jimmy Cavallo and his Houserockers on the soundtrack. This is a great musical time capsule, filled with top-notch early rock and roll, and now you can watch it right here in PopCult. It holds up pretty well for a movie that was made sixty years ago.
This is Radio Free Charleston’s tenth episode, originally posted to Gazz TV on November 29, 2006, and remastered october 4, 2013. This episode, “Captain Action Shirt,” features music from The Sleeping Dons and The Heydays, vintage animation remixed, and a short film starring Danny Boyd as an evil dwarf.
Your PopCulteer has had a fun week of unexpected driving adventures, delays and hang-ups that pulled his mind away from the task of writing, so this week our Friday column will be filled with short bursts of randomosity, okay?
We wrote about the new Mattel Thingmaker 3D printer earlier this year after we saw it in person at Toy Fair in New York.
Now you can pre-order it from Mattel, Apparently there have been some delays and the pre-order for Thingmaker has been removed from Mattel.com and Amazon, so maybe it won’t be available in time for Christmas. When it does get here, it looks like they’ve made it easier to import your own 3D designs than it seemed it would be back at Toy Fair. Three hundred dollars for a decent little 3D printer isn’t too bad. We’ll keep you posted about when it will be available. Check out our video to see what we’re talking about.
Hillbilly Toy Chest Sale
Now, because your PopCulteer spent almost three hours trapped on Interstate 64 driving his wife home from work last night, you loyal listeners of The AIR get to experience some classic episodes of your favorite programs.
We do have a brand-new edition of STUFF TO DO with features on The Simply Jazz and Blues Festival and South Charleston’s Summerfest and a tune by Todd Burge, plus the station debut of a classic episode of The Goon Show and a new edition of The Gibby Hunters.
Here’s the schedule:
11 AM The Lynn Browder Show About Autism
Noon Curtain Call with Mel Larch Episode 004
1 PM On The Road With Mel “National Parks”
1:30 PM STUFF TO DO NEW!
2 PM The Real with Mark Wolfe and RJ Haddy
3 PM Curtain Call with Mel Larch Episode 002
4 PM The Swing Shift Episode 002
6 PM The Goon Show NEW!
6;30 PM STUFF TO DO NEW!
7 PM The Best of Word Association with Lee and Rudy
8 PM Booster Pack
9 PM The Real with Mark Wolfe and Create WV
10 PM The Gibby Hunters NEW!
11 PM The Comedy Vault