This week we go back ot January, 2013 for episode 177. “Sock ’em Who-Bots Shirt” was the first episode of Radio Free Charleston for 2013. Host segments for this episode were recorded at The Dale Morton Studio  in Hurricane, WV. Our musical guests were Frenchy and The Punk, Flare Baroshi, and Johnny C and The Scurvy Dogs. This episode also includes a short film by K.D. Lett and an exclusive fake trailer for the MTV series “BuckWild,” with footage you won’t see anywhere else. This will be really funny for anybody who remembers that there used to be a show called “Buckwild.”

Big thanks go out to Dale Morton, who allowed us into his mascot and costume studio so that we could have loads of really cool looking stuff in the background. Plus, as a bonus, we got to shoot indoors during the winter. Dale does amazing work and has an international list of clients ranging from schools to big name corporations to well-traveled members of the cosplay community. It was a real treat to record our host segments in such a cool place. He’s still producing top-notch work, and you should follow that link if you need any mascot, costuming or cosplay work done.

Musically, this episode is loaded with great stuff. Frenchy and The Punk made a triumphant return to Radio Free Charleston with their performance of “The Confession of Jack Bonnie and Sally Clyde,” They have a new album out, which you can find at their website. Also making a triumphant return to Radio Free Charleston on this episode was Flare Baroshi, who made her mark on the show on our Halloween 2009 edition with the music video for “Vampire Mafia.”  We welcomed her back with the music video for her song “Phoenix,” co-directed by Elizabeth McCormick and Joscelyn Atkinson. Wrapping up the show this week, we had Johnny C and The Scurvy Dogs with their tender and heartfelt cover of The Go-Go’s “We Got The Beat.”