Tonight we’re looking at a couple of songs by The Turtles. A few weeks ago I reviewed the book, “Shell Shocked: My life with the Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.” by Howard Kaylan, the lead singer of The Turtles, with Jeff Tamarkin.
It reminded me how good this psychedelic pop band from California was, so tonight we’re bringing you a couple of their hits. Enjoy.
This is the second weekend of FestivAll, and even though your PopCulteer is laying low this year, that’s no reason that you shouldn’t run out and indulge in all the artsy wonderments.
I will be attending the Charleston premiere of “Ladybeard” tonight at Uncork and Create (more on that below), but my weekend will be eaten up taking care of my elderly uncle while his other caregivers are out of the country, with a couple of breaks so that I can watch The Aquabats Super Show and put together the seventh anniversary episode of Radio Free Charleston.
For the first time, my piece didn’t sell. I’m not heartbroken by this (largely due to several offers to buy it from people who couldn’t attend the auction). Besides, it’s a fun piece, but who would want to look at that in their house every day?
Actually, I’m pretty proud of the company I’m in, since several real Charleston artist’s work didn’t sell either. I think it’s fair to say that the competition from other FestivAll events like the premiere of “Angel’s Perch” and the Charleston Light Opera Guild production of “The Civil War” siphoned off some some of Charleston’s more well-monied art patrons. That’s the price we pay for having an embarrassment of cultural riches in town.
It was still a great night and the artists helped raise a lot of money for East End Main Street, which is what this was all about. After the jump there are a few more photos from last night.
We have our first video from the FestivAll Art and Hisotry parade! it comes to us courtesy of Steven Allen Adams, the Constituent Outreach Specialist at West Virginia State Senate, who is also a friend and a contributor to Radio Free Charleston. Check out Steve’s blog for more local coolness.
We will gladly post more videos of the parade as they get uploaded and we become aware of them. Let us ,know of any in the comments.
Okay, if you remember way back to last year, then you know this year your PopCulteer is not going to go full-out in his coverage of FestivAll. There’s no dark reason or anything negative. It’s just that, after producing over six hours of video and devoting thousands of words to FestivAll over the last three years, I wanted to take a year off to A) avoid getting burned out and B) do some other things that I’ve missed in order to record FestivAll events.
The plan is to return next year, rested, relaxed and ready to throw myself into the tenth edition of FestivAll with my usual masochistic obsessiveness.
John K Presents Spümcø Comic Book by John Kricfalusi, et al
Edited by Craig Yoe Yoe Books/IDW
Spümcø Comic Book is a most unusual collection. First of all, it collects two of the terrific oversized comic books that John Kricfalusi produced during the post-Ren and Stimpy era in the mid 1990s. These are great comic books with work by Kricfalusi, Jim Smith, Vincent Waller, Mike Fontanelli, Shane Glines and Rich Pursel, and they are ridiculously valuable due to low availability.
If you’ve been reading PopCult the last few months, you know that every Tuesday I give you the straight poop on toys. Well this week’s a little different, because I’m giving you the straight poop on toy poop.
A recent trip to a fine out of town novelty chain called Five Below revealed that there is apparently a new genre of toy…the poop-based plaything. Apparently after years of playing with crappy toys, now kids just want to play with crap.
Welcome to the first Radio Free Charleston of summer (almost). This week we bring you new music from two RFC veterans, QIET and Mother Nang, plus we take an animated look at the newly-erected East End Main Street Streetworks project street signs, but first we take a look at “The Princess of Rome, Ohio,” opening June 28 at The Alban Arts Center in St. Albans.