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- Weekend News, Great Showtunes, Killer Swing Music and Great Talk and Comedy, Wednesday on The AIR
- Jeff Ellis, Hybrid Soul Project, Qiet, The Renfields and more Great Local Music Today On The AIR
- New Stuff Monday on The AIR
- Monday Morning Art: More New Impressionism
- Sunday Evening Video: Movies In Space
This week kicks off with new episodes of Prognosis, AIR Guitar, Harrah’s Hard & Heavy and The Comedy Vault. Plus we have great episodes of The Best of The Real with Mark Wolfe and Patrick Felton’s That Conversation. Tune in at The AIR website, or on this nifty little widget…
At 3 PM tune in for Herman Linte’s Prognosis, a two-hour trip through the best progressive rock of the last fifty years. This week Herman brings you the floowing playlist:
ELP “The Barbarian”
Skytalk “Hearing The Silence”
Andy Summers “Animal Chatter
The Enid :1000 Stars (Live)
Sierra “72 Prolouge/Dead or Dying”
Gandalf’s Fist “Shadowborn”
Lifesigns “Carousel (live)”
Renaissance “Mother Russia”
Aisles “Club Hawaii”
Southern Empire “How Long”
Pallas “Something In The Deep”
Anderson/Wakeman “House of Freedom”
Genesis “The Battle of Epping Forest”
King Crimson “The Great Deceiever”
Background music: “Facade” by Phiip Glass
At 5 PM it’s time for AIR Guitar, with Bob Geetar. This program is half electric/half acoustic for it’s hourly dose of “the beauty of the stringed, plucked instrument.” This week the electric half comes first and is dedicated to the pioneers of the amplified guitar. You’ll hear Duane Eddy, The Shadows, Dick Dale, Link Wray, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Bo Diddley and more. The second half features acoustic guitar in an orchestral setting. You will hear John Williams and Steve Howe.
AIR Guitar is followed by replays of last week’s episodes of Ska Madness and The Punk Club.
7 PM sees an encore of That Conversation, wherein Patrick Felton speaks for 90 minutes with Dan Kehde, the founder and guiding force behind Contermporary Youth Arts Company in Charleston. This is followed by a special airing of The Goon Show.
At 9 PM tune in for The Best of The Real with Mark Wolfe, as Mark talks to cult radio personality Jerry Galvin.
10 PM sees the arrival of a brand-new edition of Harrah’s Hard & Heavy. This week Lee Harrah presents a tribute to fallen heroes, with music from Lemmy, Peter Steele, Joey Ramone, Ronnie James Dio, David Bowie, Johnny Cash and more. It’s a heartfelt hour of hard and heavy music from our local master of hard & heavy himself.
At 11 PM wrap up your night in The Comedy Vault, with classic recorded comedy from Brian Posehn, Andy Dick, Proctor and Bergman, George Carlin, Redd Foxx, Louis CK, Steve Martin and more. It’s uncensored, and ready to make you laugh various and sundry body parts off.
A few weeks ago I posted an image from a series of paintings that are in a new style in which I have been experimenting for a couple of years. I dubbed this new style “New Impressionism,” in part to designate it from the other styles in which I work, and in part to annoy art snobs who balk at the concept of any new styles being developed that challenge the rigid terminology which has been employed to shackle creativity and discourage experimentation.
As to the latter, it has been a rousing success with folks who simply don’t “get it.” I’m sure they’ll come around if I’m ever able to create enough of these for a proposed solo exhibit in New York City. This one is another take on dancing girls, and I’m not really happy enough with it to include it in the exhibit, but it’s not bad for Monday Morning Art. Click to enlarge.
Also, today, beginning at noon, you can tune in to The AIR to hear our great talk and comedy programs from the previous week. This doesn’t really have one thing to do with the moon landing or outer space, but it’s still well worth mentioning. Trust us. Listen right here on this embedded radio doo-hickey…
This week we bring you Radio Free Charleston’s fourth episode “The Blue Guy Shirt,” featuring Raymond Wallace and Under The Radar. Originally posted in August, 2006, this was the very first time that RFC Big Shot (and now Mrs. RFC) Melanie Larch ran camera on the host segments. Since then, she’s shot the vast majority of the host segments for our shows. Both musical acts were recorded in the legendary LiveMix Studio, the home base fore Radio Free Charleston in our early days.
Our animation is “Zachery Bop,” by Frank Panucci. Host segments were shot in Davis Park, downtown, with a ridiculously loud air conditioner running across the street. You can read the original production notes here.
We are marking ten years of Radio Free Charleston’s video incarnation. We hope to deliver a brand-new episode in the coming weeks. Our six-month layoff has been the longest in the show’s history, but we have really good excuses. In the meantime, check us out every Tuesday on The AIR for the radio version of RFC.
It’s been a rough summer. The news has been depressing, if not disgusting. The upcoming presidential campaign looks to be one of the ugliest in history. Stakes are high and nerves are frayed. The weather has been brutal and society seems to be on the brink of a nervous breakdown.
Add to that my personal issues, dealing with my recent diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis while re-launching an internet radio station and working on several personal projects, and I fear that I have neglected this blog. I do manage to post at least one item every day, but there is so much going on in the world of pop culture that I feel I’ve fallen behind on my coverage. Particularly, I have not kept up my duties delivering regular entries of The PopCult Toybox or The PopCult Bookshelf.
So today I’m going to try to play catch-up and bring you a whole bunch of pure pop-culture news items, all in one long post.
San Diego Comic Con International
New programs today include a brand new edition of On The Road With Mel at 1 PM. This week, it’s a two-topic show. In the first half, Mel Larch tells you all about how to pack for a trip. The second half is a handy guide to the best ways to get out of Charleston.
With thirty minutes packed full of great basic travel information, this week’s On The Road With Mel is a can’t miss proposition.
At 1:30 PM, it’s time for this week’s all new STUFF TO DO. Your hosts Rudy Panucci and Mel Larch tell you all about the weekend’s activities including ArtWalk, the late night bar scene, outdoor shows, and more. This week, you’ll also hear music from Kevin Scarbrough, TriElement, and Ona. STUFF TO DO repeats at 6:30 PM and will be posted in PopCult Thursday.
At 2 PM, The Best of The Real With Mark Wolfe brings you an hour of terrific conversation with Lynne Sandy, the lead singer for Charleston’s legendary New Wave band, The Defectors. A second new edition of The Best of The Real With Mark Wolfe airs at 8 PM and features Mark’s interview with cult radio personality Jerry Glavin.
At 3 PM, there’s a brand new episode of Curtain Call, hosted once again by Mel Larch. This week, Mel brings you showtunes from The Visit, Big Fish, The Light Princess, Hair, and more.
Fans of British comedy will want to tune in at 6 PM for a classic edition of The Goon Show and at 11 PM for a special episode of The Comedy Vault dedicated entirely to the late Monty Python member, Graham Chapman.
Between these shows, stay tuned for terrific indy music and encores of our other regular programs. And Thanks to Mitch O’Connell for today’s graphic.