Episode 121 of Radio Free Charleston, “Thrilling Detective Shirt,” is online now, right at the top of this post. This installment of RFC features a double-dose of Beaver Knievel, a quick blast of folk/punk stomp from Dennis Hopper’s Army, plus vintage animation from Frank Panucci and a visit from Robot Commando.
Today’s art is a digital painting. It’s a simple exercise in semi-abstract composition, fed through a bunch of filters that make it seem like it took more time that it did to finish. You can click the image to see it bigger.
Check back at PopCult today at 4 PM, as Radio Free Charleston 121, with music from Beaver Knievel and Dennis Hopper’s Army, plus animation from Frank Panucci and more mind-hurting weirdness goes live, complete with production notes and everything!
After a couple of weeks off, Sunday Evening Videos returns on the day of Hollyood’s big night with a rare clip of the greatest OSCAR moment ever televised…
Due to your PopCulteer being a bit under the weather, this week’s column is a mere ten random items, sporked out of the industrial-size can of blog fixin’s for your semi-enjoyment.
The big thing for everyone to remember this weekend is The David Russell Memorial Fundraiser show at The Empty Glass Friday night. I devoted RFC 120 to Dave and this show, and you can watch it right here…
The music will kick off at 5:30 PM, and run all night long. Seven dollars gets you in the door. The line up of bands includes Dugan Carter, Spurgie Hankins Band, Duo Divertido, Quiet, The Buttonflies, 600 lbs. of Sin, The Scrap Iron Pickers with special guest drummer Chris Russell, and Diablo Blues Band. These bands are donating their time to play and ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE DOOR WILL BENEFIT THE DAVID RUSSELL MEMORIAL FUND. Read more about it in the production notes for RFC 120.
We feature music from The ButtonFlies, Sierra Ferrell and The Diablo Blues Band, all of whom will be performing Friday. We also have a trailer for “Porkchop,” the Eamon Hardiman-directed movie on which Dave worked as cinematographer. As an added bonus we have a look at the soundcheck version of “Get Loose” by Beaver Knievel. Next week we’ll have the full-blown song, plus an additional Beaver Knievel tune.
Later this evening, Radio Free Charleston 120 will be posted here in PopCult. This episode features performers from this coming Friday’s David Russell Memorial show at The Empty Glass. You’ll get to see The ButtonFlies, Sierra Ferrell (from 600 lbs Of Sin) and The Diablo Blues Band. You will also get to see a trailer for “Porkchop,” a movie for which David was the Director of Photography. A teaser for next week’s show, featuring Beaver Knievel, wraps up the show.
Popcult’s regular features will return Monday. We’re taking a few days off.
Radio Free Charleston returns, as seen above, with episode 119, “Transformer Shirt.” This episode features the RFC debut of Sasha Colette, a song from “Norman Rockwell’s An American Love Story,” a special surprise song from Symphony Idol winner Ryan Hardiman and DEVO/Valentine’s animation by Frank Panucci.
Radio Free Charleston 119, with music from Sasha Colette, Ryan Hardiman and the CYAC production “Norman Rockwell’s An American Love Story” plus animation from Frank Panucci. See it now. Production notes will be posted tonight right here in PopCult. Fans of the RFC Facebook page can see the show now.