We are proud to feature The Possum Kingdom Ramblers this week on The RFC MINI SHOW. This group is possibly the second-most genuine Bluegrass band that we’ve had on Radio Free Charleston, and we were lucky enough to capture them on the dealer’s floor at JoeLanta, the way-cool GI Joe convention in Atlanta that we’ve been writing about in PopCult for weeks now.
This is a special presentation in honor of our mid-week holiday. The band tackles the old Bluegrass chestnut, “Seven Nation Army” and weaves many other traditional mountain music tunes in and out of it, creating a fairly epic twelve-minute masterpiece.
Also in honor of the midweek holiday, and as a fitting tribute for this performance, we made the trek to Anderson, South Carolina to shoot our host segment in front of one of the most culturally significant icons that the South has produced.
We hope you enjoy this particularly dignified episode of The RFC MINI SHOW.
Our artistic jump-start this week is a digital oil painting based on a photo from last week’s Old West session of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. The model is Jasmine Rose and you may click the image to see it larger.
Later today check back in PopCult for The RFC MINI SHOW starring The Possum Kingdom Ramblers, with the most culturally significant host segment in the history of humankind.
The PopCult Toybox
It has been a long week for your PopCulteer, and that’s why today we’re just going to take it a bit easy. All week long we’ve been slaving away over a hot computer, making terrific JoeLanta videos for you. Just yesterday we posted our big video wrap-up.
We’re not done with JoeLanta yet. Tomorrow evening will see us post a massive photo essay devoted to the awesome dioramas that were on display at JoeLanta. We’re also going to post raw video of the dioramas and the dealers rooms, set to loud music. It’ll be pure eye candy for the die-hard fan. Plus we have a couple of panels that should surface next week.
Sunday will see our video of The Woodbury Shoppe and The Walking Dead Museum in Senoia Georgia. Our lead photo is just a taste of that.
We will be skipping The RFC Flashback in the morning, instead bringing you a round-up of all the JoeLanta videos that we’ve posted so far. For today, you’re going to get news of a cool Kickstarter project that’s almost reached its end, and a bunch of stuff you can get into this weekend.
This is it, the big wrap-up show, with highlights of JoeLanta/The Great Atlanta Toy Show 2015, with The Parachute Drop, Dealer’s Room, Dioramas, Panels, music, films and more! You will see GI Joe, cosplayers, guest speakers, GI Joe, actors, parachuting action figures, GI Joe, short films, live music, dancing Kaiju and GI Joe. It’s 50 minutes of fond memories from just less than two weeks ago.
Recorded at JoeLanta/The Great Atlanta Toy Show 2015, at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta Georgia, March 13-15 2015. This is not the last of JoeLanta that you will see here in PopCult. Saturday’s PopCult Toybox will be an epic photo essay of the diorama contest, and we still have two panels to edit. Plus we’re going to post the raw footage of the dealers rooms and the dioramas, set to music, for the die-hard fans who want to see all the eye candy.
This video is hosted by Rudy Panucci from The Walking Dead Museum at The Woodbury Shoppe in Senoia, Georgia.If all goes according to plan, you’ll get to see a video devoted to this cool place here in PopCult before the season finale of The Walking Dead this Sunday.
The PopCult Bookshelf will return next week. Your PopCulteer is juggling deadlines and all the JoeLanta video editing and didn’t have time to read anything this week.
It’s yet another panel from JoeLanta/The Great Atlanta Toy Show as Season Three and Four Walker, Don Teems, joins Mike Gardner and Melanie Larch for a discussion of the hit television show, The Walking Dead.
Don Teems is a DJ/Actor from Atlanta Ga. who appeared as a regular member of the undead on AMC’s The Walking Dead for two seasons and has also worked on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries among other various TV and movie projects. He can also be seen at Wild Bills in Duluth Ga playing everything that makes you move from all genres.
Mike Gardner is an Atlanta-based model-builder, master dioramist and expert on The Walking Dead, and you can see some of his custom toy work coming up in a day or two here in PopCult, along with his shredding guitar technique.
Melanie Larch is the wife of the author of this blog, and a co-producer of our video features. She is also an expert on The Walking Dead and the director/producer of a video guide to The Woodbury Shoppe that should premiere here in PopCult this weekend.
Recorded at JoeLanta/The Great Atlanta Toy Show March 15, 2015. Video and editing by Rudy Panucci.