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Tyler Childers on RFC/ Quincy Jones on The Swing Shift Tuesday

It’s an interesting day, Tuesday, on The AIR  as we premere new episodes of The Swing Shift and Radio Free Charleston! You simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay here and  listen to the cool embedded player elsewhere on this page.

Appropriate for the Halloween season, we have another Frankensteined episode of Radio Free Charleston this week, and you can hear it at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  We open with a brand-new song from Tyler Childers, and then we revive an episode each of Radio Free Charleston and RFC International from 2019.

The first hour is all-local, and we kick it off with a track from the new Tyler Childers album, Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven. There are three versions of this album, “Hallelujah,” “Jubilee,” and “Joyful Noise” and we’ll be exploring the differences between them in the coming weeks.  After that we segue into a show from July, 2019, that’s loaded with great local music.

The second and third hours come from an episode of Radio Free Charleston International from a couple of weeks later, and during that week my voice was shot, so I found the longest songs I could in order to minimize my announcing time. RFC should be back at full strength next week. We’ve stitched these shows together with one new track and set them loose on the village. Please be careful with the torches and pitchforks.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (no live links this week, sorry)…

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hour one
Tyler Childers “Way of the Triune God (Hallelujah Version)”
Emmalea Deal “Queen”
Adam Cox “Free And Independent State”
Cannon Sodaro Band “Hard Times”
Todd Burge “The Cheerleader”
Cast of Paradise Park “Something For Nothing”
Jonathan Mason “Killing Me, Ohio”
William Matheny “Tonight and Every Night From Now On”
Farnsworth “Roll Me Up”
Geronimo “Once My Home”
Time And Distance “Cooperfield”
Kevin Scarbrough “Salamander Man”
Axis Everything “Timedog”
Blame The Day “Breathe”
Seven Minutes To Midnight “Hey John I Did Imagine”
Tim Truman “Ballad of Oscar Wilde”

hour two
The Aristocrats “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde”
Frank Zappa “The Adventures of Gregory Peccary”
Brian May “Blues Breaker”
YES “Perpetual Change (live)”

hour three
The Pornadoes “Trouble’s Gonna Find You”
ELP “Tarkus (live)”
Genesis “Supper’s Ready (live)”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, exclusively on The AIR. Now you can also hear a different episode of RFC every weekday at 5 PM, and we bring you a marathon all night long Saturday night/Sunday morning.

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.

 

Then at 1 PM we have MIRRORBALL, followed at 2 PM by Curtain Call.

At 3 PM a new hour of The Swing Shift arrives with a mixtape show filled with the best of The Quincy Jones Big Band, ranging from the mid-1050s to the mid-1960s. Before he was producing Michael Jackson’s hits, Jones was a master arranger and bandleader in the Big Band Swing genre. This is a great way to hear the man swing. Check out the playlist…

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The Quincy Jones Big Band
“The Birth of the Band”
“Syncopated Clock”
“Tuxedo Junction:
“Boogie Stoop Shuffle”
“Mack The Knife”
“Bilie’s Bounce”
“Robot Portrait”
“A Sleepin’ Bee”
“The Hucklebuck”
“Lester Leaps In”
“Quintessence”
“Caravan”
“Everybody’s Blues”
“Tickle Toe”
“Blues In The Night”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 8 PM and Saturday afternoon, only on The AIR . You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Monday Morning Art: Night Monster

I’m not doing Inktober this year. I did last year, but this year I sorta want to go in another direction. The next month will see spooky-ish offerings in this space.

Today’s first entry in our month-long Halloweenish art is an exercise in minimalism.  It’s painted with acrylic over white-out on an old piece of dark burlap I had laying around.  All told, it took me about ten minutes to do, total, with about an hour between five-minute sessions to let the white-out dry. I wanted to see if I could evoke a scary night scene with just two colors and a dark canvas.  It’s a tiny piece, too, so if you’re looking at it on a computer, it’s probably larger than life-size.

To see it even bigger try clicking HERE.

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you a recent episode of  Psychedelic Shack, followed at 3 PM by a recent edition of Herman Linte’s weekly showcase of the Progressive Rock of the past half-century, Prognosis.  You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player elsewhere on this page.

Psychedelic Shack can be heard every Monday at 2 PM, with replays Tuesday at 9 AM, Wednesday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM,  and Saturday at 9 AM. Classic episodes can be heard Sunday at 9 AM as part of our Sunday Haversham Recording Institute collection.

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

Tonight at 8 PM you can hear an hour of The Firesign Theater on The Comedy Vault. Wednesday evening at 10 PM, we’ll have another new episode of The Comedy Vault.

Then, at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Curtain Call, Mel Larch’s showcase of Musical Theatre.

Sunday Evening Video: Halloween With Ben Cooper

This is the first Sunday of October, and as such, it’s about time to start getting in the mood for Halloween. Of course, most retailers have had their Halloween stuff out since June, but for those of us who aren’t burned out on spooky stuff, it still feels right to at least wait until the month of All Hallow’s Eve to get festive.

Our video tonight is one created a few years ago by yours truly and his wife. Recorded May 30, 2015 at WonderFest USA in Louisville, Kentucky. The above video was shot by Melanie Larch and edited by your PopCulteer.

The PopCult and Radio Free Charleston crew stumbled onto this incredible collection of delightfully cheesy, vintage Ben Cooper Halloween Costumes, tucked away in a little room just off from the main hallway at WonderFest USA, the annual fantasy and SF modelers convention.

Presented by a die-hard collector named Jeff Stringer, this was a fun and surprising little diversion to find just as we were on the way out the door to come home. We didn’t get much information about Jeff’s collection, but it sure looks cool and has lots of very rare items. This incredible collection of delightfully cheesy, vintage Ben Cooper Halloween Costumes, was tucked away in a little room just off from the main hallway at WonderFest USA, the fantasy and SF modelers convention.  We were actually alerted to this treasure by our friends from JoeLanta, who were also at WonderFest, taking in all the coolness.

As for Ben Cooper Inc., the costume-maker struggled through a few bankruptcies and other setbacks before shutting down over thirty years ago. Last year the descendants of the original owners seemed to be staging a comeback, licensing their designs to folks like Retro-A-Go Go (who have just released a new series of Cooperesque masks and wall hangings), but the Cooper family social media is inactive and their website is down.

But we do have this video valentine to Halloween to get you in the holiday spirit. Plus we have a few newly-resized photos, if you want to take a closer look…

Jackie Kennedy and JFK. For some reason these didn’t sell too well after 1963.

What kids doesn’t want to dress up like an astronaut?

Okay, maybe the kid who wants to dress up like Mr. Potato Head doesn’t want to be an astronaut.

The Six Million Dollar Man, autographed, with an autographed Bionic Woman in the background.

Extremely rare Tron merchandising.

When Star Wars knockoffs are done up Ben Cooper-style, they really look way more like Star Wars stuff.

The RFC Flashback: Episode 28

Radio Free Charleston‘s 28th video episode was “John Lennon Shirt,” our first attempt at a Beatles tribute, despite the fact that we could not then use cover songs on the show. It debuted on October 11, 2007 and hasn’t been widely available for a few years.

Our music included “Hey John, I Did Imagine,” by Seven Minutes Til Mdnight and “Requiem For Pepperland” by Go Van Gogh. We also have Sir Paul speaking about cannibus, and the end credit audio is an excerpt from the original Radio Free Charleston radio show, with Rudy Panucci talking Beatles with Clownhole’s John Estep and Go Van Gogh’s Johnny Rock.

“Requiem for Pepperland” is an animated video that yours truly cranked out in four days. I know, it looks like I spent a whole week on it, but I was just learning how to use the computer at this point, so I get points for trying.

You can read the original production notes HERE.

Very Cool October Events From The WVMHOF, plus New Episodes of MIRRORBALL and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat

The PopCulteer
September 30, 2022

This week we have great new episodes of MIRRORBALL and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat to tell you about, but first, The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame, at their Charleston Town Center Location, will be hosting cool Spooky Scavenger Hunt musical events every Saturday in October.

Rather than re-write and mangle a press-release, how about i just run their cool graphic right here?

And speaking of cool graphics for things that the WVMHOF is doing, just as I was preparing this post, the following very cool event graphic indeed wound up in my Instagram feed…

That’s a chance to see one of my artistic heroes, Ann Magnuson, in two different corners of the state. Who could pass that up? I’ll tell you more about Ann’s shows as the dates approach.

And now, On The AIR

The last day of September (somebody go wake up Billie Joe Armstrong) brings two great new episodes of our music specialty shows to The AIR.  Friday we offer up shiny new editions of MIRRORBALL and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.  The AIR is PopCult‘s sister radio station. You can hear these shows on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a new MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents a wild collection of classic Disco tracks from the classic era of people dancing in dark rooms on cocaine.

For one hour you can go back to the Golden Age of Disco, where the clothes were made of petroleum, the dancefloors made of glass and the jewelry was made of spoons.

Check out the playlist…

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The Biddue Orchestra “Summer of ’42”
The Three Degress “The Runner”
Harlold Melvin & The Blue Notes “Satisfaction Guaranteed”
Diana Ross “The Boss”
The Motors “Forget About You”
Patsy Gallant “From New York to L.A.”
Boney M. “Belfast”
Johnny Mathis “Gone, Gone, Gone”
Andrea True Connection “What’s Your Name, What’s Your Number”
Kool AndThe Gang “Get Down On It (live)”
Lief Garrett “Feel The Need”
Amanda Lear “Follow Me”
The Real Thing “To Me You Are Everything”
Wild Cherry “Play That Funky Music”
MECO “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at  9 PM (kicking off a mini-marathon), Sunday at 11 PM, Monday at 9 AM, and Tuesday at 1 PM  exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM, it’s Big Electric Cat time as Sydney Fileen delivers a special mixtape edition of her show that presents a time capsule of the year 1980, one of the key years in the history of New Wave Music.

Over the course of two hours you will hear such artists as The Police, Gary Numan, The Beat, Talking Heads, The B 52s, DEVO and more, all with music released in 1980. 1980 was the year when we vowed to whip it, at least once in a lifetime.

Also, we must take our hats off to the whole crew at Haversham who delivered new installments of their shows this week, despite several weeks of working long days for the past several weeks covering some kind of major news story that happened in England. Also, Kudos to Sydney for cracking me up with her description of the first song in this week’s show. .

This is musical history at its most fun, so check out this playlist…

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Ultravox “Vienna”
Jim Carroll Band “People Who Died.”
Siouxsie & The Banshees “Paradise Place”
DEVO “Whip It”
Talking Heads “Once In A Lifetime”
Kate Bush “Violin”
Joe Jackson “Mad At You”
Gary Numan “I Dream of Wires”
Lene Lovich “The Night”
Units “Warm Moving Bodies”
The B 52s “The Devil’s In My Car”
The Cars “Gimme Some Slack”
The Beat (English) “Twist and Crawl”
The Clash “Somebody Got Murdered”
Adam and The Ants “Dog Eat Dog”
The Buggles “Kid Dynamo”
Martha and The Muffins “Echo Beach”
Spizz Energy “Where’s Captain Kirk”
Oingo Boingo “I’m So Bad”
Mi-Sex “A Loser”
The Plasmatics “I Want You Baby”
The Ramones “Do You Remember Rock’n’Roll Radio”
The Pretenders “Tattooed Love Boys”
Quincy “Roamin’ Catholic”
Split Enz “What’s The Matter With You”
Elvis Costello “5 Gears In Reverse”
Berlin “City Lights”
The Vapors “Spring Collection”
Toyah “Vision”
Models “Two People Per Square Kilometer”
Joy Division “Isolation”
Echo and The Bunnymen “Stars are Stars”

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.

That’s what’s on The AIR Friday, and that’s some cool stuff from the WVMHOF, so with that we wrap up this week’s PopCulteer. Check back every day for fresh content and loads of regular, irregular and constipated features.

September/October STUFF TO DO

We have some suggestions for STUFF TO DO in Charleston, and points all over WV for the next few days. Hardly anybody made graphics this week, so we’re going to start with a plug for a TV event that begins Saturday.

Halloween has been Svengoolie’s season for years now, but this year on METV the party is busting out of the coffin all month long, and it all begins Saturday.

It starts with a shriek on October 1st when the month kicks off with a movie that still haunts the nightmares of MeTV viewers to this day… Trilogy of Terror. This is the horror anthology with the freaky Zuni Doll that terrorizes Karen Black.

The night is going to be so packed with spooky goodies that starting the party an hour early. Svengoolie on Oct. 1 will be showing Trilogy of Terror starting at 7 PM Eastern.

Following the classic horror anthology, tune in for Svengoolie’s biggest adventure yet in Svengoolie Uncrypted. In his first-ever one-hour primetime special, the coolest of the ghouliest escapes his dungeon to journey far and wide, meeting new friends and having new adventures along the way. You won’t want to miss this look at Svengoolie’s career over more than four decades… and especially the crypt-shaking special reveal at the end! Catch Svengoolie Uncrypted Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 PM Eastern.

Filmed all over Chicagoland, maybe even in…BERWYN! They even hired Mitch O’Connell to do a poster for it (that’s it up there, to the right). They’ll replay this special Sunday at 5 PM eastern.

Following the special, the red tuna of terror swims back to the screen with the Sventoonie season two premiere! Sventoonie and his “blob of the macabre” co-host Blob E. Blob are celebrating the season with a special one-hour premiere episode starting Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 PM eastern. There will be cool spooky stuff on ME TV all month. You can read about it HERE.

Live Music is back at Taylor Books. There is no cover charge, and shows start at 7:30 PM. Friday it’s Johnathan Sartin. Saturday sees Gary Hays at Charleston’s beloved Bookstore/coffeehouse/art gallery institution.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet. Many people who have very good reasons are still wearing masks, and many of us, understandably, are still nervous about being in crowds, masked or not. Be kind and understanding  while you’re out.

If you’re up for going out, here are a few suggestions for the rest of this week, roughly in order.

Since we’re running this feature early this week, there’s bound to be more cool things pop up…

 

 

 

 

The Beatles Get Jazzy and Broadway Goes Marxist on The AIR Wednesday.

Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you brand-new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call!  You can tune in at the website, or if you’re on a laptop or desktop, you could just stay right here and  listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM Beatles Blast returns with a new show that’s a cool mix of curiosities and covers, and it begins with new tunes by Juian Lennon and Ringo Starr. After a cool start like that, and a few lesser-known songs written by Paul, John and George, we launch into a mini-mixtape of jazzy/funky covers of Beatles songs, and end the program with a brief show of respect from the roof of Apple Corps.

Just check out the playlist…

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Julian Lennon “Every Little Moment”
Ringo Starr “Let’s Be Friends”
Mary Hopkin “Goodbye”
John Lennon “Move Over Ms. L”
Doris Troy “Ain’t That Cute
Ella Fitzgerald “Hey Jude”
George Benson “Because/Come Together”
Oscar Peterson “Yesterday”
Paul Lamb “Norwegian Wood”
Wes Montgomery “Eleanor Rigby”
Stan Webb “She Loves You”
Dr. Sin “Dig A Pony”
Monty Alexander “Let It Be”
Jane Duboc “Across The Universe”
Fred James “I’m Down”
The Beatles “God Save The Queen”

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 11 PM, Friday at 1 PM,  and Saturday afternoon.

At 3 PM on Curtain Call, Mel Larch starts off with a preview track from Almost Famous, the new musical based on the Cameron Crowe 2000 movie, which starts previews on Broadway next Monday.

For the remainder of this week’s Curtain Call, Mel  presents one of her favorite shows, one that debuted on Broadway in 1980, but hasn’t had a Broadway revival since.

A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine is a musical comedy that’s made up of two basically independent one-act plays, with a book and lyrics by Monty Python-associate Dick Vosburgh and music by Frank Lazarus. Additionally, songs by other composers are incorporated into the score. The musical premiered in the West End and then ran on Broadway, and it’s a real gem.

The first act, A Day in Hollywood, is a revue of classic Hollywood songs of the 1930s performed by singers and dancers representing ushers from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Jerry Herman even guest-composed the opening tune.

The second act, A Night in the Ukraine, is loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s one-act play The Bear, but it’s presented in the style of a Marx Brothers movie. We follow Serge B. Samovar, a lawyer based on Groucho Marx, as he attempts to collect a 1,800 ruble fee from Mrs. Pavlenko – a wealthy widow. Other characters in this act include Gino (a Harpo Marx-inspired character), Carlo (a Chico Marx-inspired character), Nina, and Constantine (arguably a character inspired by Zeppo Marx).

It’s a bit of Marx Brothers-inspired madness, one that led the estates of the famed comedy team to sue the producers and win, only to have that decision overturned on appeal. It’s a landmark publicity rights decision that is an intriguing footnote to a show that is a loving tribute to the comedy of the Marx Brothers.

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM, Saturday at 8 PM and Monday at 9 AM. A six-hour marathon of classic episodes can be heard Sunday evening starting at 6 PM, and an all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.

Also on The AIR, Wednesday at 11 PM, a new edition of The Comedy Vault features more legendary standup comedy from Bob Newhart. The Comedy Vault can be heard every Wednesday at 11 PM, with the new episodes replayed a couple of weeks later, Monday at 8 PM.

RFC and The Swing Shift are NEW Tuesday!

It’s a fun day on The AIR  as we premere new episodes of The Swing Shift and Radio Free Charleston! You simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay here and  listen to the cool embedded player elsewhere on this page.

We’ve created another new/old hybrid for you this week that you can hear at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday. The first hour is filled with new, local and independent music, mixed with a few classic tracks and some stuff that looks weird on paper, but sounds great (like The Manhattan Transfer covering an XTC song).

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will take you to the artist’s pages where possible)…

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hour one
The Company Stores “Old Dog”
Jared Rabin “Tunnel’s End”
Annie Neely “Big Old Moon”
The New Relics “MIles To Go”
J Marinelli “Hate Your Freedom”
Wanda Jackson “I Gotta Know”
Paul Callicoat “Hillbilly Star”
David Synn “Jazz Hands”
The Bob Thompson Band  “The Swamp Stomp”
The Manhattan Transfer “The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul”
Dr. John with Aaron Neville and Katie Pruitt “End of the Line”
Jim Lange“Call Me Tonight”
Corduroy Brown “Leave It To Me”
Billy Idol “Cage”
Nixon Black “Human Satellite”

hour two
Peter Garrett “The Great White Shark”
Jon & Vangelis “Far Away In Baagad”
Kansas “The Voyage of Eight Eighteen”
King Crimson “Epitaph”
Regina Spektor “Obsolete”
The Who “A Quick One”
Toyah Wilcox “Let The Power Bleed”
Ultravox “I Can’t Stay”

hour three
Deadknot “Losing All My Dreams”
Simple Minds “New Gold Dreams (German Dance Remix)”
Paul McCartney “Secret Friend”
Oingo Boingo “Insanity”
Frank Zappa “Bogus Pomp”
Kate Bush “The Big Sky (Meteorgical Mix)”
Dukes of the Stratosphere “Mole Of The Ministry”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, exclusively on The AIR. Now you can also hear a different episode of RFC every weekday at 5 PM, and we bring you a marathon all night long Saturday night/Sunday morning.

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.

Then at 1 PM we have MIRRORBALL, followed at 2 PM by Curtain Call.

At 3 PM a new hour of The Swing Shift arrives  with a show that ventures into the outer reaches of Swing, running the gamut from Big Band to Guitar Blues to Western Swing and more. Check out the playlist…

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Buddy Rich “Groovin’ Hard”
Tyler Pedersen“Swinging Beyond (Enhanced version)”
David Campbell “Mack The Knife”
Zeb Turner “Traveling Boogie”
Daniel Glass Trio “It Could Happen To You”
Nat “King” Cole “Bring Another Drink”
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne “One More Time”
Black Jesus Experience “Oromo”
Maria Mudair & Tuba Skinny “Delta Bound”
The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperence League “Under The Knife”
Johnny Guitar Watson “Highway 60”
Louis Prima “White Cliffs of Dover”
Marcella Puppini “Non Saro Mai Doris Day”
The Speakeasies’ Swing Band “Sinner’s Advice”
The Hot Jamalaya “Egyptian Ella”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 8 PM and Saturday afternoon, only on The AIR . You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Monday Morning Art: Vortexting

This week we have a bit of an experiment. I created a simple vortex-like design on the computer, then printed it out, spray-adhesived it to a thin wood plank, and painted over it with acrylics. I was getting a little Van-Gogh-y here…or at least that’s what I was attempting.

I did this a few weeks ago, and it was finally dry enough to put in the scanner without glooping things up. I used to create digital designs like this all the time for PopCult, but I wanted to take a shot at transferring one to the real world. Once scanned, I did just a little digital cropping and color-balancing.

Originally I was going to call this “Vortex Ritter,” but it turns out I’d used that pun on a different piece more than ten years.  Instead I made it an inside-joke because, as all my firends know and complain about, I don’t text.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Meanwhile, Monday at 2 PM on The AIR, we bring you new episodes of  Psychedelic Shack, and then at 3 PM a new edition of Herman Linte’s weekly showcase of the Progressive Rock of the past half-century, Prognosis.  You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player elsewhere on this page. I don’t have a playlist for either of today’s new shows from our friends at Haversham. It seems they’ve been really busy with some kind of big news story or something over in the UK for the past few weeks.

On Psychedelic Shack, Nigel Pye offers up an hour-long collection of the Psychedelic music of Mr. David Jones, released before he changed his last name to “Bowie” and altered his musical path., It wouldn’t be the first time Bowie shifted gears, but his pre-fame music is still pretty wild, and the spark of his creativity is on full display.

Psychedelic Shack can be heard every Monday at 2 PM, with replays Tuesday at 9 AM, Wednesday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM,  and Saturday at 9 AM. Classic episodes can be heard Sunday at 9 AM as part of our Sunday Haversham Recording Institute collection.

On Prognosis, Herman Linte presents a two-hour career retrospective of the underrated virtuoso guitarist, Allan Holdsworth. You’ll hear music ranging from his first solo album in 1976, to music released in the years before he passed away in 2017.

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

Tonight at 8 PM you can hear an hour of musical comedy from The Simpsons on The Comedy Vault. Wednesday evening at 10 PM, we’ll have another new episode of The Comedy Vault.

Then, at 9 PM we bring you an overnight marathon of Sydney Fileen’s New Wave extravaganza, Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.

Sunday Evening Video: Sectaurs Return!

Tonight we have a video presentation (by our friend, Scotty Slasher, no less. Go subscribe to Scott’s Slasher World on YouTube for tons of cool Pop Culture content, much of it local) of a Book-and-Record storybook starring the Sectaurs.

Unless you’re of a certain age, you may have no idea what the Sectaurs are.

Sectaurs: Warriors of Symbion was a line of action figures released by Coleco in 1985. Created by Lawrence Mass, Tim Clarke, and Maureen Trotto, the Sectaurs world blended humanoids with insects and arachnids. Marvel Comics released a limited series of Sectaurs comics, and the characters were also adapted for an animated miniseries and a series of Book-and-Record strories, which were illustrated by famed comic book artist, Pablo Marcos. You’ll see one of those come to life above.

As toy-franchises of the 1980s go, Sectaurs was was way less stupid than Masters of the Universe, but still not exactly world-shatteringly excellent. The concept was that of a world where insects and arachnids had evolved into sentient beings instead of mammals, due to genetic experiments that had gone strangely off-track.

The characters connect via a hive-mind type of telepathy and their civilization is in a sword-and-sorcery kind of era.

The toys are highly collected, and Zica Toys, after years of Kickstarter campaigns, has released new Sectaurs figures in a 4″ scale. You can find those HERE.  Another company is taking pre-orders for new versions of the toys in a larger scale, closer to the original size. If this sample of the toy line interests you, check out THIS PAGE with a complete history of the concept, comics, toys and animated series, and then if you’re really hooked, go HERE to pre-order the new toys from NaCelle.

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