PopCult Rudy Panucci on Pop Culture


t and dThis week’s RFC MINI SHOW brings you TIME AND DISTANCE, direct from the Haddad Riverfront stage and Live on the Levee, where they headlined last Friday. Actually, this show is direct from The Empty Glass in May, where they played their first show in Charleston after several weeks on the road. We didn’t get video of the Live on the Levee show. There were too many people enjoying the music to get close enough to record.

We recorded the group last month, and you saw one of the songs from that session on last week’s episode of Radio Free Charleston. This week the RFC MINI SHOW brings you two more tunes from that gig. One of the songs showed up in TIME AND DISTANCE’s first appearance on RFC last year. Guess which one and you win the satisfaction of knowing.

On Friday, June 6 You can find the band at The Thirteenth Lane Taproom at Dunbar Lanes, with Noise and Motion Theater!

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This week’s art is a sort of abstract/sort of psychedelic piece that doesn’t really work successfully as either, but still looks okay. It doesn’t look okay enough to be part of this year’s East End Main Street Streetworks piece, but it’s not so bad that it needs to go to the rubbish bin. So you get to see it here. Click to enlarge.

Leo Tuxedo as Patrick Morrisey (photo by Mark Wolfe)
Leo Tuxedo as Patrick Morrisey (photo by Mark Wolfe)

Ripped from today’s headlines, and ripped from Radio Free Charleston 198, by popular demand, it’s The Laser Beams, with their song, “Patrick Morrisey,” presented as a “boylesque” dance routine by Leo Tuxedo of The Wayward Girls School of Burlesque.

So many people wanted to watch this video and listen to this song over and over again that we broke with tradition and pulled the song out as a stand-alone clip. Making it even sweeter, we added the lyrics onscreen so that you can sing along at home! This truly is a song that should be seen by every West Virginian.

The Laser Beams are Pepper Fandango, Cat Schrodinger and Leo Tuxedo, who are coincidentally all members of The Wayward Girls School of Burlesque.   The Wayward Girls bring their 304 Mixtape show to Dickens Pub in Portsmouth, OH next Saturday, June 7. One day before that, you can catch The Laser Beams in full-tilt band mode, Friday, June 6 at Main Street Cafe in Clarksburg, WV.

Patrick Morrisey is, of course, the current Attorney General of West Virginia. He’s lived here slightly longer than he’s held office. His campaign was financed by a coalition of Big Coal, Big Business, Big Koch Brothers, manufacturers of Methamphetine ingredients and The Grinch. His first action as Attorney General was to fire the consumer protection division of his office, and launch immediate attempts to ban abortion, the EPA, safe drinking water and the right for an individual to sue a corporation…in no particular order. Every word in this song is an absolute, proven fact.

Plus it’s catchy as hell! Enjoy!