Unknown Hinson

This week the RFC Flashback brings you the remastered version of our 2009 Radio Free Charleston Halloween special,”HallowEast Shirt.”

We feature music from Unknown Hinson, The CYAC musical, “The Blob,” The Big Bad and Flare Baroshi. We also have a Mini Movie, and a few extra treats along the way.

Our host segments, featuring members of The No Pants Players and were shot in various locations in Charleston’s East End–the home of HallowEast!. Jeff Bukovinsky, Mandy Petry, Joe Wallace and Duncan Stokes met up with the RFC crew they proceeded to skip from location to location, shooting our little comedy bits, aided and abetted by Mel Larch, Mark Wolfe and Amy Williams.

We recorded Unknown Hinson at The Sound Factory in the summer of 2009. We kick off our musical servings with a heaping helping of Unknown Hinson on a Silver Platter, which coincidentally, is the name of the song he performs.

Our second musical number is “Bela Lugosi,” from the Contemporary Youth Arts Company production of “The Blob.” Written by Dan Kehde and Mark Scarpelli, and sung by the cast, this tune is a playful tribute to the master monster thespian. Recorded at The WVSU Capitol Center Theater.

The Big Bad

Next we come to “I Wish Every Day Was Halloween” by The Big Bad. This music video, directed by Charleston horror auteur, Eamon Hardiman, is a tribute to the 1980s horror movie, “Night Of The Creeps.” This is a great video for a terriffic song.

We also have a Mini Movie, “Secret Asian Man Humanely Deals With An Ailing Pet.” This public service documentary comes to us courtesy of The Plant Ro Duction People For The Ethnical Shootment Of Animals Organization. It was filmed in the secret bunker at The Greenbrier. The actor playing the doctor is Frank O’American, and we didn’t show you the blooper reel. It seems that Frank wasn’t such a good shot, and they had to keep bringing in new man-beasts. I think they nearly went through a dozen that day.

Flare Baroshi

Finally, we come to Flare Baroshi. Flare brings us the song “Vampire Mafia.” We shot the video in three nights over a couple of weeks during the fall of 2009, with Flare and Rudy Panucci co-directing.

This is one of the most popular episodes of Radio Free Charleston, and it’s a real treat to have it back online. You can read the original production notes here.