Episode Eleven of Radio Free Charleston dates back to December 2006, and is our first Christmas Show and it features music from CLOWNHOLE and MELANIE LARCH, plus Pentagram Flowerbox and animation from Rudy Panucci and Brian Young. Host segments were shot at the original location of The Purple Moon and this is the first episode where our host, Rudy Panucci, had facial hair.
We held onto this show until now because not only are we finally smack dab in the middle of Christmas season, it’s also the birthday of RFC Big Shot and Resident Diva, Melanie Larch, who helped us end our first year on a soaring high note with her now-legendary performance of “Ave Maria,” sung accapella, live on the fifth-floor fire escape outside the late, lamnted Livemix Studio.
The rest of the show is pretty impressive as well, with Pentagram Flowerbox, holiday cartoons by Rudy Panucci and Brian Young and a punk rendition of “Deck The Halls” by Clownhole. We also have an onscreen appearance by The Charleston Playhouse Quartet, performing the RFC theme song, buried in the end credits.