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PopCult’s Lost Music

With your PopCulteer tied up with a magazine deadline, today seems as good a day as any to spring some long-lost audio on my readers.

Back in the early years of PopCult, when we were hosted at the Charleston Gazette, I used to regularly post music, some of my own compositions, but mostly songs by other local artists.  At the time, you could click on the song title and a little player would drop down and play the song.

During one of our frequent server moves and redesigns, the plug-in that played that audio fell by the wayside, and I thought most of that music was lost. But when I ported all my content over to our new location, quite a bit of it resurfaced. So today we’re going to give you a listen to a great lost PopCult album, featuring music from  Under The Radar, Three Bodies, The HeyDays, Whistlepunk, 69 Fingers, Mel Larch and yours truly.

At some point, I’ll go back and fix the original posts, but that’ll be when I’m not so busy.

First up we have a tune by The HeyDays, which was Douglas Imbrogno and Paul Calicoat. We originally posted this song in December, 2006. It was recorded at LiveMix Studio, produced and engineered by Brian Young, and it’s a take on the traditional tune, “Shady Grove.” We featured this same performance in the RFC video show, but that video used the camera audio, with no production and didn’t sound as good as this version…

 

Later that month the first RFC Christmas Show featured Mel Larch (you ought to know who she is by now), singing “Ave Maria” accapella, on the fire escape outside LiveMix.

Of course, Mel is now Mrs. PopCulteer, and she still has the voice of an angel.

This was a huge hit on our first Christmas show, and is still one of our most-watched music videos.

We also posted the audio from that…

 

In April, 2007 I randomly played a remastered recording of the legendary band, Clownhole, recorded live at The Charleston Playhouse in 1989. Here’s a soundboard-to-cassette version of “Old Man Jumping Over A Fence.”

 

Also in that month, we brought you a performance of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” by Under The Radar.

Rusty, Bill and Mark tore through this version of the classic rock song while warming up for their performance on episode 17 of Radio Free Charleston.

 

In May, 2007, Whistlepunk 2.0 treated us to a preview of their song, “Outshine.”  Whistlepunk 2.0 was Spencer Elliott, Dan Jordan, Brain Young and Karen Allen.

 

In December, 2015 I uploaded this song by 69 Fingers.  For some reason I never posted it in the blog, but I did feature the band in our Christmas episode that year. Anyway, this is one of the audio files that managed to survive, so here it is. I’m not sure of the title.

 

This next file got shuffled around so much that I can’t ascertain when it was originally posted, but here we find Three Bodies (Jon “Kris” Cormany, Brian Lucas and Brian Young), with a demo recording produced by the band with  Spencer Elliott and your humble blogger back in 1992.

Three Bodies booked time in Pat Arnold’s recording studio above Gorby’s Music in South Charleston, and invited Spencer and me in as an extra set of ears. Spencer brought the musical and engineering expertise, and I got the band into The Empty Glass for several hours one Saturday before they opened, so they could rehearse four songs over and over and over. I took particular interest in one song (“Shingles and Tar”) and two of the other songs were fully realized by the band already.

This one was more of Spencer’s baby, in terms of arrangment and production. It’s called “Gardens of Hope.”

 

Finally we have one of my goofy instrumental midi compositions. This one is called “Stompy” and it’s the only one of several tunes I posted to the blog. Many of them were wiped out in what is thought by many to be a merciful act of God. However, I still have copies of them all, and they will be restored…just as soon as we start having 36 hour days.

 

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A New/Old RFC, Plus An All-New Swing Shift Tuesday

Tuesday on The AIR we take yet another dive into the archives for classic episodes of Radio Free Charleston and NOISE BRIGADE, but we do have a all-new episoe of The Swing Shift.  If you want to hear the audio joyfullness yourself, you simply have to move your cursor over and tune in at The AIR website, or on this embedded radio player…

We have a special compilation edition of Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week wego back and combine two very old episodes of the show, one from 2015 and one from 2016, into one three-hour celebration of great local music.

Included in this new Frankensteined program, we have music from legendary Charleston Playhouse bands from 1989-90, including eight tunes from Stark Raven. Mix into this a heaping helping of Charleston music circa 2015/16 and you get a pretty wild and varied collection of great West Virginia music, with more than a few surprises. We have everything from one-man-bands, to cabaret rock to heavy metal, ambient music and more.

This week I am one-again tied up with other projects (including restoring PopCult’s early posts to their original state) and found myself with not enough time to do new radio shows. So I came up with this clever plan, since these episodes of RFC volumes three and four have not been heard by human ears for over five years. Part of me hates to resort to the archives, but another part of me is glad to revive these great shows for people who might have missed them the first time around.

Check out the playlist to see all the goodies we bring you this week…

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Sheldon Vance “Strength To Let It Go”
The Laser Beams “Everybody Knows”
Slate Dump “Blues Grows On Trees”
Stephen Beckner “Cracker Blues”
QiET “The Indie Song”
John Palumbo “Drifting Back To Motown”
Dave Roberts “Dreaming In Drift”
From The Future “Cool Taco”
Neil Zaza “Take On Me”
Decomposing in Paris “He Loves Me”
Ouralias “Too Gone”

Stark Raven:

“Pachabel’s Canon in D Major/ Whiter Shade of Pale”
“Radio”
“Riding On A Wave”“I Know You”
“There’s More To Life Than This”
“Every Time You Say Goodbye”
“Back On My Baby’s Arm”
“Couldn’t I Just Tell You”

Chuck Biel “The Other Side”
TriElement “Mind Frenzy”
Mark Wolfe “Gypsy Rant”Punk Jazz “Eminence”
Mother Nang “Buy The Farm”
Some Forgotten Color “High Chair”
Spencer Elliott “Some Forgotten Color”
Superfetch “Sheen Dinner”
Three Bodies “Gardens Of Hope”
Westerberg High “Walking With A Ghost”
Hellblinki “Rust”
Charlie West All Stars “Frankenstein”
Charlie West All Stars “Snortin’ Whiskey”
The Nanker Phelge “Killer Took A Holiday”
Joe Vallina “Haven’t Got Enough”
QiET “Hirundieans”
Mike Morningstar and Rick Roberts “East End Bar”
Swivels “Chemical City”
The Company Stores “Rollin’ In”
J Marinelli “Acceptable Faces”
Bobaflex “You Don’t Wanna Know”
The Renfields “Forbidden Planet”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 11 AM and the next Monday at 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

I’m also going to  embed a low-fi, mono version of this show right in this post, right here so you can listen on demand.

 

1 PM sees an encore of last week’s new episode of Mel Larch’s Disco showcase, MIRRORBALL.

At 2 PM we offer up a classic episode of Steven Allen Adams’ NOISE BRIGADE, loaded with the punkiest ska and the ska-most punk you can imagine. NOISE BRIGADE alternates weeks with Psychedelic Shack  Tuesdays at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 10 PM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 1 PM, Saturday at 8 AM, Sunday at 9 AM and Monday at 7 PM.

At 3 PM we offer up a new hour of The Swing Shift, bringing you Swing of all kinds in a mixtape format, due to the previously mentioned outside projects. Check out the playlist…

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Wolfgang Parker “It Don’t Mean A Thing”
Glenn Miller Orchestra “The Anvil Chorus”
Indigo Swing “She Dreams Of Me”
Joe Jackson “Rockin’ In Rhythm”
Lady J and her Bada Bing Band “What’s Next”
The Peppi Moreale Trio “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You”
Benny Goodman “Tea For Two”
Hot Sugar Band “Yacht Club Swing”
Parov Stelar “Blind Alley”
Louis Prima Jr. “Might Be Crazy”
The New Morty Show “Take Me Tonite”
Royal Crown Revue “Walkin’ Blues”
Mose Allison “Eyesight To The Blind”
Stan Kenton “Eager Beaver”
Devil Doll “Heart Sized Crush”
Manhattan Transfer “Topsy”
Woody Herman “A Jug Of Wine”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 2 PM,  Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

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Monday Morning Art: Windy

It has been almost a year since your PopCulteer has made a trip to Chicago. Since I’m missing the city where I got married, and I felt like trying out some new cheap pastel crayons, I decided to do a quick pastel piece on some funky textured paper stock I’ve had laying around for a few decades. This scene is based on a series of photos I took on one of our many trips to Chicago.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

Meanwhile, Monday at 9 AM on The AIR, we bring you three cool episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat (which follow the 7 AM replay of last Friday’s new episode).  This way you can fill your President’s Day with chrunchy New Wave Goodness. Then you can tune into a recent episode of  Prognosis at 3 PM.

Due to the lockdown in the UK, the Haversham Recording Institute programs will likely be in rerun mode for the next six weeks or so. Luckily we have a pretty extensive library of high-quality repeats to share with you.

You can hear Prognosis on The AIR Monday at 3 PM, with replays Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursday at Noon, Saturday at 10 AM and Sunday at 2 PM.

You can listen at The AIR website, or on this embedded radio player…

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Sunday Evening Videos: Cartoons For Valentine’s Day

Nothing says “I Love You” more than watching cool cartoons together…at least here in the PopCult household.

So on this special day, we’re bringing you a bunch of our favorite weird, independent cartoons. Above, you see the live action/animated Neverwhere, by the late Richard Corben.  I have been a fan of Corben’s for fifty years, and was saddened when I heard he passed away late last year at the age of 80. This film was made in the 1960s, before he broke into underground comics and later Warren’s horror comics magazines and Heavy Metal. This story mutated into Den, which was adapted, very badly, as one of the segments of the Heavy Metal movie in the early 80s. Here you can get a much better idea of what Corben’s vision was, even though he did this on a shoestring budget. That’s him playing the lead in the live action sequences, too.

Below you’ll see classic animated shorts from John and Faith Hubley, The National Film Board of Canada, Marv Newland, Bruno Bozetto, Studio Zagreb and even my brother.

The RFC Flashback: MINI SHOW number 45

This week we go back to January, 2015 for an episode of The RFC MINI SHOW that dug deep into our archives for vintage video footage from 1991 of the legendary Charleston band, Go Van Gogh.

This was recorded the same night as the performance from which I extracted the song played over the end credits of the latest video episode of Radio Free Charleston just six weeks ago. I have been milking this video for thirty years now.

Go Van Gogh consisted of two sets of brothers, Stephen and Mark Beckner, who are still making music, and Timothy and the late Johnny Rock. On this night they were joined by Bain Ashworth on percussion and Mark Mingrone on keyboards. You’ll hear the band performing three songs in this show, one each sung by Stephen, Mark and Tim. The sound is a little low-fidelity, and there’s only one camera angle, but the raw energy of the band comes through loud and clear.

Love Is On The AIR Friday

The PopCulteer
February 12, 2021

Friday On The AIR

Friday afternoon we offer up some new Valentine’s-themed episodes of our music specialty shows, including a bonus edition of MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, another brand-new episode in the show’s regular timeslot at 2 PM and a new love-themed edition of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat at 3 PM.

You can listen at The AIR website, or on this embedded radio player…

At 1 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a bonus MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music pays tribue to Barry White and The Love Unlimited Orchestra for the full hour with the following tunes:

“Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love”
“Under The Influence Of Love”
“You’re The First, The Last, The Everything”
“Love Serenade”
“I’m Gonna Love You A Little More Baby”
“Standing In The Shadows of Love”
“What Am I Gonna Do With You”
“Never, Never Gonna Give You Up”
“Let Me In and Let’s Begin With You”
“Let The Music Play”
“It May Be Winter Outside”
“Love’s Theme”

Then at 2 PM, Mel is back with an hour of love-themed Disco classics, to get you in the mood for our snowed-in Valentine’s Day this Sunday. This show is loaded with classics. Just look…

Rose Royce “Is It Love You’re After”
Herbie Hancock “You Bet Your Love”
The Dooleys “Think I’m Gonna Fall In Love With You”
Bee Gees “Love You Inside Out”
Kelly Marie “Feels Like I’m In Love”
Chic “I Want Your Love”
Loretta Holloway “Love Sensation”
Boney M “Love For Sale”
The O’Jays “Love Train”
Diana Ross “Love Hangover”
Positive Force “Love Injection”
First Choice “Love Thang”
Change “The Glow of Love”
Donna Summer “I Love You”

You can now hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays  Sunday at 11 PM, Tuesday at 1 PM and Wednesday at 7 PM, exclusively on The AIR. This week we’re going to have a mini-marathon with both new episodes and more Saturday at 7 PM.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with a love-themed episode of her own, as Sydney’s Big Electric Cat delivers a Valentine to us from the lockdown in the UK. This will be the last new show we hear from Sydney for at least a month. Navigating the travel restrictions has been tricky for our friends at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and they have decided to cut back on their shows for The AIR to work on paying gigs for the duration. They hope to return with new episodes in late March or early April.

However, Sydney is leaving us with a gem of a program. Check out this playlist:

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Thompson Twins “Love On Your Side”
Joy Division “Love Will Tears Us Apart Again”
Heaven 17 “I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me”
Klaus Nomi “Falling In Love Again”
XTC “Love At First Sight”
Transvision Vamp “I Don’t Want Your Money (I Want Your Love)”
A Flock of Seagulls “The More You Live, The More You Love”
The Buzzcocks “Ever Fallen In Love”
Julian Cope “Beautiful Love (Live)”
Kate Bush “Hounds Of Love”
Donny Iris “Love Is Like A Rock”
Psychedelic Furs “Love My Way”
Howard Jones “What Is Love”
ABC “Look Of Love”
New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle”
Soft Cell “Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go”
Missing Persons “Hello I Love You”
DEVO “Ton O’ Luv”
Lene Lovich “What Will I Do Without You”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Power of Love”
New Musik “All You Need Is Love”
Depeche Mode “Love, In Itself”
Eurythmics “Love Is A Stranger”
Ian Dury and the Blockheads “Wake Up Make Love With Me”
Mike Batt “Love Makes You Crazy”
Oingo Boingo “Wild Sex (In The Working Class)”
Pretenders “Lovers Of Today”
Elvis Costello “Mystery Dance”
Art of Noise “Moments In Love”

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon, Monday at 7 AM, Tuesday at 8 PM, Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10 AM, exclusively on The AIR. You can also hear select episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat as part of the overnight Haversham Recording Institute marathon that starts every Monday at 11 PM.

And that is it for this week’s PopCulteer.  Check back for fresh content every day and all our way-cool regular features.

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Black Women Supreme Streaming On Valentine’s Day

Sunday night at 8 PM Kanawha Players presents Stuart Fraser’s Black Empire Production, Black Women Supreme: A Celebration of Identity, Intimacy, Strength, and Sexuality.

The show features Charleston-area, talented African-American women performing poems, monologues, and spoken word from world-renowned poets as well as some amazing West Virginia artists.

This Afro-centirc celebration is in the spirit of The Vagina Monologues, with an updated approach.

This streaming event happens Sunday, February 14. You can purchase tickets HERE, and find details about sponsorship packages HERE. Once you have your virtual ticket, an email will be sent with more details on the show and a link to the event.

The show’s description:

The Black woman has long provided care, strength, and consciousness to her family and her community. She has also been degraded, disregarded, and silenced for far too long. “Black Women Supreme” provides a space for her voice to be heard.

Black Women Supreme: A Celebration of Identity, Intimacy, Strength & Sexuality, An Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word is a Virtual Event By Stuart Frazier/ Black Empire Productions, and is a Benefit for Social Change. Tickets are $25 per person. You can find more details HERE, and follow Black Empire Productions on Facebook HERE.

A portion of the proceeds will Benefit Call to Action for Racial Equality, a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization . This could be an enlightening way to spend Valentine’s Day.

The Odd Intersection Of The Clash and The Beatles

Last year Dhani Harrison announced that he was reviving Dark Horse Records, the record label founded by his late father, George Harrison. At the time he said that the new Dark Horse would be strictly a reissue label, and the focus would primarily be on music that George created or produced for other artists, but that he would also be releasing archive catalog recordings by other artists.

And he named former Clash frontman Joe Strummer as the first signee to Dark Horse. Strummer on Dark Horse is actually a good fit, even if it seemed a bit random initially.  Fans have been looking forward to seeing how Dark Horse handles Strummer’s solo legacy.

Now we have the details, and the first Joe Strummer release on Dark Horse will be out next month.

ASSEMBLY is the brand new remastered 16-track collection of Joe Strummer’s greatest solo work.

The album includes a never-before-heard acoustic home recording of ‘Junco Partner’ and live versions of The Clash classics ‘I Fought The Law’ and ‘Rudie Can’t Fail’ with his band, the Mescaleros. It’s been over eighteen years since Strummer died of a previously-unknown heart condition, and it’s great to see his music kept alive and in good hands.

All tracks have been remastered by Grammy Award Winner Paul Hicks (The Beatles / George Harrison / The Rolling Stones / John Lennon) and includes liner notes from musician Jakob Dylan.

TRACKLISTING:

Coma Girl
Johnny Appleseed
I Fought The Law (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 24 November 2001) *
Tony Adams
Sleepwalk
Love Kills
Get Down Moses
X-Ray Style
Mondo Bongo
Rudie Can’t Fail (Live at Brixton Academy, London, 24 November 2001) *
At The Border, Guy
Long Shadow
Forbidden City
Yalla Yalla
Redemption Song
Junco Partner (Acoustic) *

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Assembly arrives Friday 26th March 2021 on gatefold 2xLP black or red vinyl, CD and digitally for streaming and download.  You can pre-order it in a variety of formats HERE.

A New, Jam-Packed Radio Free Charleston On The AIR!

Tuesday on The AIR we once again deliver a brand-new episode of Radio Free Charleston.   If you want to hear the joyous and non-fattening ear candy  yourself, you simply have to move your cursor over and tune in at  The AIR website, or on this embedded radio player…

You can hear our brand-new Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with the title track from Lady D’s new album and we bring you new local music from Boldly Go, Unmanned, mediogres, The Jasons and more. Plus we smack you in the ears with new stuff from IDKHOW, Weezer, Paul McCartney, Guitarmy Of One and more. This tightly-packed three-hour radio bomb also has some wild and obscure album tracks and stuff from the RFC Archives.

Check the links in the playlist to buy music from the artists on the show this week.  We have tons of exciting new and old music from West Virginia and around the world for you here.

Check out the playlist to see all the goodies we bring you this week…

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hour one
Lady D “Disturbing My Peace”
Unmanned “Stick In The Mud”
mediogres “It’s Drugs”
The Flying Lizards “A-Train”
TC&I “Comrades Of Pop”
Bon AIR “I’m Doing Fine (As Far As You’re Concerned)”
IDKHOW “Razzmatazz”
Tautologic “The Choirboy”
Mark Beckner Group “Dear Caroline”
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands “Lollipop”
Sierra Ferrell “Why’d Ya Do It”
Farnsworth “Last Chance”
Eddie Jobson‘s Zinc “Who My Friends…”
Soft Boys “Old Pervert”

hour two
Guitarmy Of One “I Spy The Prisoner”
Andy Prieboy “Robbing Her Own Room”
The Aquabats “Karate Body”
Boldly Go “No Win Scenario”
Mike McGear “Jolly Good Show”
The Empty Hearts “The Haunting Of The Tin Soldier”
Marcie Bullock “Damaged”
Red Audio “Robotonomy”
Steven Wilson “Self”
John Carpenter “Weeping Ghost”
Emmalea Deal “Queen”
The Killers “Blowback”
White Witch “You’re The One”
Weezer “Bird With A Broken Wing”
Dukes of Stratosphear “Pale and Precious”
Paul McCartney “Seize The Day”

hour three
The Jasons “A Blaze In The Soviet Sky”
All Torches Lit “Godma”
The KIlls “Superpowerless”
The Wounded Project “The Will Of This Man”
Wolfgang Parker “The Father The Son”
The White Stripes “I’m Slowly Turning Into You”
Black Russians “Red-blooded Soviet Punk”
Jay Parade “August”
Rockwell’s Ghost “The Whimper”
The Lemonheads “Come Downstairs”
Low Cut Connie “Private Lives”
Starcastle “Silver Winds”
Lady Gaga “Manicure”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 11 AM and the next Monday at 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

I’m also going to  embed a low-fi, mono version of this show right in this post, right here so you can listen on demand.

 

The rest of our AIR Music Specialty programs are encores today. Nigel Pye, along with our other friends at Haversham Recording Institute have finally become overwhelmed by the latest lockdown in the UK, and won’t be able to fit producing Prognosis, Sydney’s Big Electric Cat and Psychedelic Shack into their remote-working schedule for the next several weeks (with one last show we might get this week because it’s in progress). So will bring you classic episodes while we wait for things to clear up.

And in related news, I am unlikely to have a new episode of The Swing Shift until next week, because of some projects around the house that required my immediate attention. You can still hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 2 PM,  Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Special note: PopCult may disapper from this location at The Charleston Gazette-Mail soon. Don’t miss out on our new posts at our NEW HOME. Bookmark the new site, and subscribe to our RSS feed. You can also follow PopCult and Rudy Panucci on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Monday Morning Art: Carmen Get It

 

We kick off this week with a pastel drawing (with a little watercolor help) based on a photo I took of the 2007 WVSO production of Carmen. Mel sang in that (as Mercedes) and I shot tons of photos of the dress rehearsal for a series of photo essays in PopCult.

{You can read those, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. I did a bunch of those buggers. I am in the process of restoring these with larger images and I may eventually consolidate these all into one post.}

Back to this week’s art, once I had the pastel drawing (with a little watercolor) I scanned it, but having learned my lesson from scanning pastel before, this time I placed a piece of clear plastic (okay, so it was a comic book bag) underneath it. This threw off the color balance a little, so I did some digital tweaking, and applied a bit of a canvas texture while I was at it. The original was drawn on smooth airbrush paper.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

Meanwhile, Monday at 9 AM on The AIR, we bring you five special love-themed episodes of Prognosis, Curtain Call, The Swing Shift, MIRRORBALL and Bealtles Blast.  That’s to get you in the mood for the impending romantic holiday weekend.  Then you can tune into a recent episode of  Prognosis at 3 PM.

Due to the lockdown in the UK, the Haversham Recording Institute programs will likely be in rerun mode for the next six weeks or so, with the possible exception of one episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, which Sydney Fileen has promised us is almost finished.

You can hear Prognosis on The AIR Monday at 3 PM, with replays Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursday at Noon, Saturday at 10 AM and Sunday at 2 PM.

You can listen at The AIR website, or on this embedded radio player…

Special note: PopCult may disapper from this location at The Charleston Gazette-Mail soon. Don’t miss out on our new posts at our NEW HOME. Bookmark the new site, and subscribe to our RSS feed. You can also follow PopCult and Rudy Panucci on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.