This wasn’t originally in our plans, but as regular readers of PopCult know, sometimes plans change.

We are running a 24-hour Marathon of Radio Free Charleston V5 on our sister internet radio station The AIR from 9 AM Tuesday to 11 AM Wednesday.

There are two good reasons for this. First, our server is filling up again, and after we play these shows, they are going to have to go into storage for a while.

Second, when I began to work on a new RFC for this week, I realized that I was in the middle of Myasthenia Gravis flare-up, and between double-vision and wonky fingers, it was going to be a pain in the ass to put a three-hour show together (not to mention an extra hour of The Swing Shift).

I do plan to return with a new show next week.

Instead of slogging away and craking out a show where I’d seem grumpy and distracted, I plugged in a marathon so I could take a week off, and also give these older episodes from the middle of last year one last spin on our virtual turntables before they go into hiding.

In the unlikely event that you aren’t familiar with Radio Free Charleston Volume Five, this is a weekly (ish) three-hour show that blends tons of local music in with my fresh take on free-form radio. You will hear local music from my 30-plus year archive, and you’ll also get to hear a wild assortment of whatever the hell I feel like playing, whether it’s indie-rock, progressive, punk, jazz, classic rock, deep cuts, weird novelty tunes, ska, New Wave or whatever.

My plan is to take it easy for a couple of days. I hope to have a special new episode of Beatles Blast ready for Wednesday, and I may slap on an eyepatch so I can catch up and review some of the books and comics that I have piling up. I’ll also be sorting out some toy news this week. That’s my idea of taking it easy. There will still be fresh content here in the blog. It just might seem a little half-assed.

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player at the top of the right-hand column of this blog.