hal9000The PopCulteer
February 9, 2018

This is going to be a short PopCulteer. As you may have read Wednesday, my workhorse PC gave up the ghost on Monday, and I’ve been working on two laptops while trying to set up a new computer from scratch.
While that was happening, I was neck-deep in editing the audio from last Friday’s Rubber Soul marathon concert tribute to The Beatles. I’m working on my wife’s laptop, since that’s the only working computer in the house with my audio programs on it. I have my laptop set up in the living room, so I can keep up with my email and post to PopCult and The AIR.

It’s a bit of a chore. Once I get the Rubber Soul audio edited, I’ll be devoting all my energies to finishing the set up of the new computer. The plan is to be running at full speed by the end of next week.

In the meantime, except for the Rubber Soul specials and The Third Shift, The AIR will be in repeats for the next ten days at least.  I’m dealing with the new computer. Michele Zirkle is finishing her second novel and the folks at Haversham Recording Institute are all hard at work covering the Winter Olympics.

I still plan to update PopCult every day, but it’ll mainly be plugs for The AIR ,mixed in with Toy Fair news.
So what I’m saying is, bear with me.

Today’s Piece of The Rubber Puzzle

rfc-beatles-0017Like I said, I’ve been hard at work on what will likely be a thirteen-hour marathon broadcast of last week’s Rubber Soul concert where the band played over two hundred Beatlesongs. Today you can tune in at 2 PM for a special Beatles Blast on The AIR, at the website or on this magical mystery radio player…

Rubber Soul is Mark Scarpelli, Greg Hunt, Garret Maner, Michele Toliver, Bryan Flowers and Brian Holstine. In the playlist below, one or more of them will be singing lead, exceot where noted…

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“Think For Yourself”
“The Word”
“Run for Your Life” (Bill Robinson-Pedal Steel Guitar)
“I’m Looking Through You” (Julie Adams)
“Dig It”
“Dr. Robert”
“Act Naturally” (Bill Robinson-Pedal Steel Guitar)
“What goes On” (Bill Robinson-Pedal Steel Guitar)
“For No One”  (Curtis Chittendon)
“Long Tall Sally” (Ryan Hardiman)
“If I Fell” (Jonathan Tucker and Ryan Hardiman)
“Anytime At All” (Mark Davis)
“Another Girl” (Mark Davis)
“I’m Only Sleeping” (Eli Chambers)
“Yes It Is” (Michael Tomasky, Jeff Gianola, Ken Munday)
“Nowhere Man” (Michael Tomasky, Jeff Gianola, Ken Munday)

The next big chunk of this concert hits Saturday at 9 PM, as an installment of The AIR’s Live and Local program. Monday a special edition of Live and Local will take the place of Prognosis at 3 PM, and then Tuesday there will be two one-hour episodes of Radio Free Charleston that will bring the concert to a close.

Wednesday, February 14 we play every piece of the concert starting at noon.  We’ll do it again Saturday, February 17.
And with that, this PopCulteer is done. Check back this weekend for our regular features and the playlist for Saturday night’s Live and Local.