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Monday Morning Art: Animation

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This week’s Monday Morning Art is the moving kind. Here’s the video for “Requiem For Pepperland” from episode 28 of Radio Free Charleston.  This Beatles Tribute was written by Stephen and Mark Beckner in 1990, and designed and animated by me in just four days earlier this month. I’m pretty proud of this, so I thought I’d share it again.

Unlike most  weeks, you can’t click the image to see a larger version.  You do have to click on it to watch it.  You can’t also buy this image on shirts, posters, buttons, and other stuff in the newly revamped Monday Morning Art Store. It’s a video, and won’t fit on a shirt.   If you go there, you’ll still see our lovely Geisha from last week.  Feel free to spend tons of money buying up those shirts and things, though. You can also follow these links to see my efforts in the PopCult store and the Radio Free Charleston store.   

TONIGHT!

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Big Money, Lil Guy on RFC’s Halloween Show!

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Radio Free Charleston episode 29 is online now! This is “Pirate Outfit,” our Halloween 2007 show. We’ve got appropriately scary music from legendary Charleston band Big Money (featuring Michael Lipton) and local rapper Lil Guy from South Park Enterprise. Plus, we have scenes from the Radio Free Charleston Halloween party at Capitol Roasters Cafe, where we hijacked a Whistlepunk show.

Our host segments were taped that night, and we get just a taste of Whistlepunk during the end credits. On top of that, we have our usual mind-hurting weirdness and animation, with a sinister holiday bent.

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Monday Morning Art: Geisha

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The Radio Free Charleston Halloween Party, where we shot the host segments for this week’s show, was a load of fun, and you’ll see just how much fun tomorrow when our Halloween episode goes online.  Until then marvel at this week’s Monday Morning Art, which is a digital painting based on a photo of Chelsea Cook, one of our costumed guests. I thought it would be cool to paint over our Geisha in the style of Japanese pen and watercolor.  You see the results above.  Chelsea took home the prize for best female costume. You can see why.

Just like every week, you can click the image to see a larger version.  You can also buy this image on shirts, posters, buttons, and other stuff in the newly revamped Monday Morning Art Store.  You can also follow these links to see my efforts in the PopCult store and the Radio Free Charleston store.   

Saturday Night Wrestling In Nitro

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All Star Wrestling comes to The Nitro Community Center Saturday night with former DX members The New Age Outlaws, WCW’s Daffney, plus Mad Man Pondo, Trik Nasty and The Juggulator.  The New Age Outlaws, Road Dogg and Billy Gunn, were stars on WWF RAW when it was drawing its highest ratings.  Of late they’ve been wrestling on TNA’s Impact, on Spike TV. 

IF YOU GO: There will be an autograph session at 6PM and the bell rings at 7 PM.  Admission is $15 for ringside, $10 for general admission. Tickets are available at Four Star Video in Nitro (755-3283) and at the door.  The Nitro Community Center is located at 302 21st St. 

For the full card, follow the jump.

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Party For The Arts

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Saturday October 20 at LiveMix Studio, 1033 Quarrier St, Duo Divertido, who play classic traditional acoustic latin music, will perform at the “Party For The Arts.”  The evening at the smoke-free LiveMix Studio will feature refreshments, art, and poetry in addition to the music of Beth Seggesenman and Eduardo Canelon, who make up Duo Divertido. 

Beth and Eduardo are also members of Comparsa, who can be seen on Radio Free Charleston episode 27, and in the video below. Eduardo can also be seen performing solo in episode 3 of RFC.

IF YOU GO: Admission is $10. The performance starts at 8:30 PM at LiveMix Studio on the fifth floor of The Quarrier Building, 1033 Quarrier St. in Charleston.

Halloween Party Pictures

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The Radio Free Charleston crew invaded Capitol Roasters over the weekend and turned a Whistlepunk show into a Halloween party.  The joint was packed, and luckily, we had several people show up in costume, so I wasn’t sitting their in my pirate outfit looking like a total dork.

It was a night of big fun and great music, as Whistlepunk delighted the packed house and we saw some great costumes. 

We’re going to show you highlights from the party next week on Radio Free Charleston, but for now here’s a preview photo essay. Just follow the jump.

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Monday Morning Art: The Champ!

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IWA East Coast crowned a new Heavyweight Champion October 3 at “Skate Or Die 2” in Campbell’s Creek.  Trik Nasty defeated El Drunko in a shocker.  I snapped a photo of the new champion as he held his championship belt aloft, and then I used that as the basis for this digital painting, somewhat in the style of Leroy Neiman, but not as sloppy.  You can order the DVD of “Skate Or Die 2” right here, so you can watch this thrilling match.  You can also see Trik Nasty in action this coming Saturday in Nitro, on the ASW card that also features The New Age Outlaws of WWF fame, and WCW’s Daffney.   Follow the link for more details.

Just like every week, you can click the image to see a larger version.  Right this moment you can buy this image on shirts, posters, buttons, and other stuff in the newly revamped Monday Morning Art Store.  You can also follow these links to see my efforts in the PopCult store and the Radio Free Charleston store

Tricks, Treats, and Music Saturday Night

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Oh God, these guys are gonna kill me for this.

This Saturday Night–October 13–At Capitol Roasters on the corner of Summers and Quarrier Streets in Downtown Charleston, Radio Free Charleston is hijacking a Whistlpunk show and turning it into a costume party! Hey, it’s a “Best Bet” and everything!

All area fans of the show are welcome and you are encouraged to show up in costume. Prizes of questionable worth will be awarded in a few oddball categories, so come out and have a blast with us!

We will be taping host segments for the Halloween episode of Radio Free Charleston at Capitol Roasters that night, and this is your chance to get on the show in costume.

The Whistlepunk show starts at 8:30 PM. We’ll be taping RFC during breaks, and maybe outside Roasters on the street. There is NO COVER and even though Roasters sells wine, it’s an ALL AGES SHOW!

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Episode 28 or Radio Free Charleston, “John Lennon Shirt,” is online now.  This is our tribute to the Fab Four.  It was actually posted on October 9, John Lennon’s birthday, but it’s taken me until today to get the production notes together. 

This show is centered around two songs: “Hey John, I Did Imagine,” by Seven Minutes Till Midnight, and “Requiem For Pepperland” by Go Van Gogh.   We also have a special comment by Sir Paul McCartney and the show is hosted direct from Casa De RFC.  Over the end credits you’ll hear some snippets from the original radio version of RFC from our April 1990 Beatles tribute show.

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