Episode 21 of Radio Free Charleston, featuring Under The Radar, The Ghosts Of Now, a short film by Sean Richardson and Alon Kutchinsky, and vintage beer animation is online now!This episodes is called “Yellow Submarine Shirt.” In a bit of kismet, we shot the host segments right after I ran into Guy Parker from the band Rubber Soul at the Blue Parrot. Rubber Soul just performed side one of the Yellow Submarine album last week at Beatlefest in Louisville.
This edition of RFC sports host segments that were shot last Saturday night at 3 AM on Kanawha Boulevard (following a way-cool rock show by The Concept, Rose City, and The Underdogs). The footage came out looking too “perfect” so we ran it through filters and processors to make it look like we went out and shot everything in one take with no lights. It was a stylistic choice, really. No other internet video show would go to the trouble or expense to do this for you!
Under The Radarreturns with a song written by Charleston’s rock n roll recluse, John Wallace. “Dog Day Dallas Doo Dah Demons” is a musical ode to JFK conspiracy theories. You can catch Under The Radar performing this Saturday morning from 10:30 AM to 1 PM at the Smoke On The Water Regional Chilifest at Appalachian Power Park.
THIS JUST IN: The Ghosts Of Nowwill be opening for Unknown Hinson Friday night at The Sound Factory. They’ll also be at Paradox Rift in Huntington Saturday night. And they’re right here on episode 21 of RFC with “Patton’s Blues.”
Sean Richardson, late of The Sleeping Dons, shares with us a short film he made with his buddy Alon Kutchinsky in Portland, Oregon. You will believe that “Unicorns Do Exist.”
The animation this go-around is a vintage beer commercial. That’s right, back in 1948 it was perfectly acceptable to advertise beer with a cartoon!
This is the first of four weekly episodes of RFC. Next time we have exciting new music plus new animation from my brother Frank. In addition, The No Pants Players eat a watermelon.
Oh, and I speak three languages in this episode, sort of.