I wanna see how much bigger I can make the art here in PopCult now that we have more room with which to work. Bear with me.
April 9, 2010
The PopCulteer is one-year-old this week. It was 52 weeks ago that I decided to snap out of what I felt was a rut, and at the same time pay tribute to the late James Dent, by instituting a new feature here in PopCult (still one word, by the way–we’re working on fixing the heading and links). The idea is that I would do more writing, since I was afraid the blog was devolving into a collection of art, photos and video links, without much text. I’ve been writing PopCult for nearly five years, and from time-to-time I need to reinvent it to keep it interesting for you guys and for me. That’s why we’ve added things like Radio Free Charleston, Monday Morning Art and Sunday Evening Videos over the years.
Today’s Monday Morning Art is a digital oil painting over a photograph I took of the ceiling of the WVSU Capitol Center Theater. There’s some really intricate decoration work there, which was nearly obliterated by the digital painting technique I used. So to really see it, you should go there in person. To see it up close, you’ll probably need a crane. Click the image to see a larger version.
In honor of this holiest of holidays, we’re going to resurrect three classic episodes of Radio Free Charleston which haven’t been seen since they fell off the Gazz servers some time ago. Above you see episode 17 of our show, from early 2007. This episode features music from John Radcliff and Under The Radar plus RFC’s Resident Diva Melanie Larch in a wrestling ring.
On the other side of the jump, you’ll find episode 48, our tribute to the late Randy Lee Walden and episode 70, with music from Barebones and Mark Beckner, plus the very first Plant Ro Duction Mini Movie and host segments recorded at a pre-Hallelujah Clay Center.
April 2, 2010
Due to unexpected deadline pressures, this week’s PopCulteer (our 51st, by the way) is going to be a completely-unplanned stream of consciousness list of whatever decides to run through my weary mind. I will stop at 13, then go to sleep.
1. WELCOME HATEMONGERS!
Charleston is gearing up for a visit next week by the emotional vampires who call themselves the Westboro Baptist Church. These litigious performance artists pretend to be a religious order, but really just travel the country trying to provoke actionable reactions by spouting the rawest unfettered hate speech that a sick mind could conjure.
We March through and spring into April with episode 97 of Radio Free Charleston. This edition of our show features music from Jeff Ellis, The Emergency and Simply Sadi, plus short films from MURFMEEF and Scott Elkins, as well as a lovely surprise at the end. Why don’t you watch it, now.
This is our big Spring holiday show, and it was truly a labor of love.
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