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.”
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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