In a couple of weeks Charleston’s FestivALL will be in full swing, and for a variety of reasons (Myasthenia Gravis the The Marx Toy Show among them) I don’t think I’ll be able to attend any of the cool events this year. However, anybody who is willing and able and enjoys art, music, dance and theatre should be taking part in the festivities. Most of the events are outdoors, and theoretically should be somewhat safer with our still-raging pandemic.

For several years, before it was a paying gig, I was one of the few people shooting and posting video of the events. Luckily, there are plenty of people in town now to record and post all the cool stuff I’ll miss, and if they let me, I’ll re-post their videos here.

This week we bring you episodes 161 and 162 of Radio Free Charleston, including music by Red Audio, The Bob Thompson Unit, Andy Park, Emily Burdette, Paul Calicoat, The Boatmen, Ritchie Collins and more. all recorded at FestivAll 2012. I thought it would be cool to go back ten years and see how cool things were. You’ll also see the Art Parade, RJ Haddy doing a make-up demo, Ian Bode, Jude Binder and all kinds of other cool stuff. Between both shows there’s over one hour and fifty minutes of fine FestivAll entertainment. So enjoy and expect more next week. Next Saturday The RFC Flashback will present six episodes that cover FestivALL 2010, and for the next couple of weeks after that we’ll share more of our video looks at the city becoming a work of art in this space.