Above you see a remastered version of Radio Free Charleston episode 29, “Pirate Outfit,” our Halloween 2007 show.
This classic RFC features appropriately scary music from legendary Charleston band Big Money (featuring Michael Lipton) and local rapper Lil Guy from South Park Enterprise. Plus, we have scenes from the Radio Free Charleston 2007 Halloween party at the late, lamented Capitol Roasters Cafe, where we hijacked a Whistlepunk show.
Our host segments were taped that night, which was chock full o’ costumed frivolity. On top of that, you’ll find our usual mind-hurting weirdness and animation, with a sinister holiday bent.The party was quite loud, and you can barely hear our host in some segments.
In this episode you will also hear a snippet of Whistlepunk during the end credits. We did hi-jack their show and turn it into the RFC Halloween party, so we couldn’t very well leave them off the show. You’ll hear them doing the song “Lost.”
There’s more than just music on the show. You’ll also get to see a commercial that loudly promises “Shrunken Heads for all occasions!” A lovely Geisha (Kitty Killlton) and a Japanese robot (Sean Richardson) introduce our animation, which was created by mystery men. An evil puppet turns Rudy into Jared Leto.
Right at the beginning of the show Raymond Wallace nearly destroys Rudy and RFC camera-person Melanie Larch by delivering a two-word ad lib that we had to try desperately to ignore. A Gladiator and a Ghostbuster are in a coffee shop. Subtitles take on a life of their own. This episode was remastered in October, 2013. Original production notes can be found HERE.
In a non-related note, this post is number 550 for 2016. It’s a personal best for this blog, even with the asterisk for coming in a leap-year. I hope all my loyal readers have a safe and happy new year, and come back tomorrow, because PopCult never sleeps. You can always expect at least one post per day.
Tonight on The AIR your PopCulteer appears as the guest on our newest show, The Third Shift. Tune in at 9:30 PM as Jay and Jarod interviews yours truly and try to figure out how I manage to function without the use of alcohol. We also talke about other fun stuff and plans for the station in the coming year. You can tune in at the Website or on this happy little embedded player…
The Third Shift is part of our regular Friday night line-up, sandwiched in between Laugh Appalachia and Radio Free Charleston International. Each week, as you prepare to head out, you can tune in for news and talk about sports, babes and beer, in the case of this week, Rudy.
This weekend, you can check out the station on Saturday and Sunday as The AIR will give you the one, true, final last-chance to hear Christmas Music on The AIR.
We didn’t plan to play our XMAS Mess again, but we had requests from folks who wanted to listen to holiday programming as they take down their tree and decorations and pack them away for another year.
Never let it be said that The AIR does not do whatever it takes to serve our listeners…both of them. Saturday from 7 AM to 8:30 PM, and all day Sunday you can listen to our bizarre collection of offbeat and strange Christmas programming, with just a little normal holiday stuff snuck in to make sure you’re paying attention.
This is the final PopCulteer of 2016, and I find myself tasked with trying to sum up a year in which death was a constant presence.
That’s a bit hard to comprehend. So many factors played into this year’s pop culture body count. Much of the remarkable number of high-profile passings in the last 12 months was due to simple demographics. A lot of the iconic personalities we lost were beyond the age where dying of natural causes is unexpected. However, we also had more than our fair share of people dying at what seemed to be far too young an age. I found myself abstaining from running obituaries for every famous person who died because I simply couldn’t keep up with them all.
Our society is obsessed with celebrity. To a certain extent we always have been, but it’s certainly been even more the case in the last hundred years, with the rise of motion pictures, and especially in the last sixty years with the coming of television. We care a lot, and have personal connections to, a lot of people we will never actually meet in person.
That’s where demographics come into play. People who are on TV become stars, and people have been becoming television stars for a long time now. When you think of people who made it big in the early days of television, it’s more remarkable that many of them are still living than to think of how many have passed away. When you consider a classic TV program like The Dick Van Dyke Show, which debuted more than fifty-five years ago, and realize that of the main cast, only one supporting player has passed away, it’s sort of mind-blowing.
Christmas is finally over on The AIR (except for a relapse, this weekend), so today we revert to our regular schedule, highlighed by a brand-new episode of Life Speaks with Michele Zirkle Marcum at 1: 30 PM. You can tune in at the Website or on this happy little embedded player…
After the Radio Free Charleston mini-marathon wraps up at 1PM you can hear the most-recent On The Road with Mel as Mel Larch is joined by yours truly to discuss our recent trips to Georgia and Chicago, and we also give you a recap of the On The Road Gift Guide.
At 1:30 PM (with a replay at 7 PM) on Life Speaks you can hear Michelle Zirkle Marcum’s musings on Winter and the changes of the seasons and how other living things can tell us what we might expect in the future as we approach the end of the year.
The rest of the day sees the return of The Best of the Real with Mark Wolfe, Curtain Call, The Goon Show, Word Association with Lee and Rudy, The Gibby Hunters and The Comedy Vault. Next week we’ll leap into the new year with new episodes and even a new schedule on The AIR.