Today at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR you can tune in to Radio Free Charleston for a rerun. It’s a good one and you can read about it HERE, but yesterday as your PopCulteer sat down to assemble this week’s show…I just hit a wall.

I’ll tell you about it right after you go click on that embedded player at the top of the right column of this blog.  Are you tuned in now?


Anyway, last week was a very stressful one, work-wise, and I’ve been spending 12 hours a day in front of the computer for some time, so yesterday when it came time to put together RFC I just said “screw it,” slotted in replays of programs on The AIR until Friday and knocked off to do some experimental cooking.

Last night I just chopped some random veggies and tossed them in a skillet and kept adding stuff until it tasted good.

After a dinner which was emmensely enjoyed by me and Mrs. PopCulteer, I Googled the ingredients and discovered that I sort of made Peperonata. It’s a traditional Italian dish with sautéed peppers and onions. Since I’m one of those people who never measures anything and improvises constantly, it was a bit of a surprise to learn that I came close to making a real dish.

Traditionally, Peperonata is onions, peppers, maybe tomatoes, garlic, oregano and olive oil. What I made last night was finely-chopped onions and bell peppers, canned diced tomatoes (drained), dried roasted garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and spices.

It came together pretty well and was both hearty and a little sweet.

And I felt better doing that than I would have been had I forced myself to do a radio show (or three) this week. RFCv5 will return next week with episode 50, which I will record later this week. I also plan to do a new Swing Shift and Beatles Blast next week. This week I plan to slow down a bit and maybe catch up on TV.

New programming will return on The AIR this Friday, with Sydney’s Big Electric Cat and Mel Larch’s MIRRORBALL.

Tomorrow I’ll review a hardcover comic book reprint. Thursday I’ll do something else fun and not too taxing. This week’s slacking is a sanity-preserving move, so bear with me, and listen to The AIR. Our reruns are better than anybody else’s new programs!