Above you see a digital watercolor painting called “She Said.” Of course, there is a story behind it.
Saturday night your PopCulteer and his wife did something we haven’t done enough of lately…we took the RFC cameras out and shot a great local band. In this case, the band was The Swivel Rockers, a Radio Free Charleston legacy band that I first played on the air in 1989. The band recently reunited, and for the last few weeks we’ve been planning to record them for a special episode of the video show that will combine their performance last Saturday at Sam’s Uptown Cafe with interviews that we will shoot in the next week or two.
It will be one of the rare RFC shows that includes interviews and devotes its entire focus to one band.
As a preview, you get the painting above, which shows a lovely young lady from the audience dancing as the band plays Hasil Adkin’s song, “She Said.” If you’re wondering what that sounded like, tune into Radio Free Charleston tomorrow on The AIR, because we’re going to open the show with the Swivel’s medley of “She Said” and another Hasil tune, “Chicken Flop,” and later in the show you’ll hear their take on Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl.”
Today’s art is a quick digital watercolor, done over a frame-grab from the raw footage I shot last Saturday. It was an evening of great music and fun times, and I hope this piece captures that.
You can click the image if you want to see a bigger version.
Meanwhile, over in radio-land, Monday on The AIR, our Monday Marathon runs from 7 AM to 3 PM, and extends the Sunday night marathon of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. Sydney Fileen’s weekly two-hour tribute to New Wave Music normally airs Fridays at 3 PM, but today we’re giving your eight extras hours to keep riding that New Wave. At 3 PM, we will present an encore of a recent edition of Prognosis, because show’s host, Herman Linte and all our collegues at Haversham Recording Institute are all still tied up providing stringer coverage to international new agencies covering the Brexit mess. Sydney tells us that we may have a new Big Electric Cat this week. Keep your fingers crossed.
You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…