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Radio Free Charleston Production Notes

Episode Nine of Radio Free Charleston, “Duh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh BATMAN Shirt,” henceforth known simply as “Batman Shirt” is in the books.  You can see it here, and check out our impressive RFC Archive here.  Plus, go check out the other fine offerings from Gazz TV here.

Still recovering from our big Halloween shows, we took a low-key approach to this episode of RFC.   Stephen Beckner is back, and this time he’s brought his ukelele.  We’re working on bringing you more of Stephen’s work from his own personal music and film archives for future shows.  

We have an epic-length devil cartoon Thanksgiving episode on hand, as Timmy and his grandma go hunting for a giant turkey and pay tribute to the late Iron Eyes Cody.

Delving into the deep Radio Free Charleston archives, we find a performance by Mother Nang recorded live at the Levee (now known as Julie J’s).  This was the release party for the Music Feast Sampler CD, produced by John Kessler.  Also on the bill that night was Strawfyssh and Crazy Jane, and we’re searching for their performances from that show for inclusion in future episodes of RFC. 

Mother Nang has actually been on the show before, but not all at the same time.  Spencer Elliott and Brian Young are currently in Whistlepunk (joined by Dan Jordan), who you may remember from our first and eighth episodes.   Jay  Lukens and Deron Sodaro are in The Sleeping Dons (along with Sean Richardson, who was in Strawfyssh).  The Sleeping Dons were in episode two of RFC, and will be back very soon.

 We have more in this edition of Radio Free Charleston:  a glimpse of turkey hell, a brief visit by the Talking Adventure Team Commando, and end credit music from Greg Wegman.

So follow the links for fifteen minutes of bliss.  RFC:  It’s terrific, it’s Ideal!


  1. Charleston Charlie

    WOW! The film from the Levee was great! What a flashback. I could almost smell the stale beer, patchouli and the herbal aroma coming in as folks entered and exited the alley door.

    Those were the days.

    Fantastic job!

  2. longtime listener

    Fun show. Great seeing Steve again, and the Nang were the bomb, back in the day.

    Great show.

  3. Mountain Woman Phd.

    This was a wonderful show. Cute shirt. You really cracked me up with the line about the Kanawha Mall Food Court. What IS their problem up there?

    Stephen Beckner is always a joy to hear, and I actually saw Mother Nang back in the early 90s peforming with Crazy Jane.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Popess

    The slack shall rule the world, after a nap and watching some teevee.

    Good teevee.

  5. Anonymous

    The thing of beauty is that which all shall see.
    Bob shines the light of enlightenment out of his belighted lighthole.

    Do that which thou doest anyway.

    The mighty doth protest the fallen oaf.

  6. Matt Salazar

    Good show! Nice to see the old stompin’ grounds. How many of those Nangers still have their hair?

    Was that a Kung Fu Grip Joe?

  7. Mexican Romeo

    Another great edition of Radio Free. When are we going to see Stone Ka-Tet, all of the Pistol Whippers, Comparsa, and Ten Carp Lie? All of them are cool Charleston-area bands.

  8. Elvis Capone

    Do you have any films of Uncle Willy? I think he performed around town in the early 1990’s. Bye sicle!

  9. Pope Denver

    Decent show this time. A little pink, but tolerable. Needs more weirdness. Pentagram Flowerbox has a lot of potential. Nice music.

  10. GI Rock

    The real star of this show is The Talking Adventure Team Commander (not “Commando”-shame on you, Rudy). You ought to have him host an entire show by himself! When are you going to get the rest of the Adventure Team on the show? Will we get to see Bulletman? Please, oh please!

  11. Lurking Louie

    Another great show, man. I love hearing Beckner, and Nang rocked hard! That turkey film scared me into vegetarianism, almost. Made me hungry, too. Keep the cool music and weird animation coming. This is like the second coming of Night Flight. Is there any chance they’ll make the screen bigger, like they did with some of the other GazzTV shows?

  12. oncee

    The move to WordPress had rendered all my links to GAZZ blogs dead. I will attempt to find the new feeds and update my blogroll as soon as Bloglines is not down for maintenance.

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