This aircheck just archived of Another Flask of Weird (KFAI, 1982-1983) spotlights avant bop & progressive bunny-hop, co-host Chuck Isle‘s “Skeleton” set & TV preview, with tight, goofy segues to boggle the Saturday morning broadcast audience limited to south Minneapolis, though northside residents like Chuck picked up the signal with some effort. Guest Andy Schultz sits in, helps spin Gong, Herbie Hancock, Max Roach, Joe McPhee, Nana Mouskouri, Rickie Lee Jones, The Art Bears, Capt. Beefheart, Elvin Jones, Dexter Gordon, King Crimson (above, Crimson lyrics from “Happy Family” which inspired the AFOW moniker). Don’t miss cameo vocal impressions by Chuck as Dean, and Jerry as…well, Jerry, r.i.p. https://archive.org/details/AnotherFlaskOfWeird-04-04-1983
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The legendary jungle-man finds himself in strange surroundings. Television gets skewered (The Schlockford Files). Also visits with Lazlo Morbid, the bad samaritan lurking next door to you. Commercial parodies include The J. Edgar Hoover Vacuum / Bash-A-Limb Contact Limbs / The Uneven Arms Alarm Clock Palace / Clobber City. Listen at Archive.org.
Voices by Kay Kirscht, John Darling, Mark Masyga, Chuck Isle, Peter Stenshoel. Thanks to Mark for visual (above). Material from broadcasts of The Mechanical Spider Clinic and Another Flask of Weird (KFAI, Minneapolis-St. Paul). MSC Theme by Bat Lenny.
Frothing at the Beaker appeared first on Drew Miller‘s show Adrenalin Solution one month after Chuck & Jerry quit Wake Up South Side. Later on Saturday’s Random Access, FATB replaced Rob Ordahl who vacated his air shift which alternated with that of Dave Reinhold between Midnight and 6 a.m. (Little City in Space aired 10 p.m. to 12).
Flask of Weird Adrenalin Solution – with Drew Miller from December 9, 1983. Chuck’s Public Service Announcements / TV & radio previews / ads for Spot Welders, Inc.; The Round School of Wow & Perfect Voice; Cletus Tobacco’s Breakfast Froth & Coital Topping / Marc Myers & Drew’s cool vinyl.
Adrenalin Solution Substitution: Frothing at the Beaker – December 17, 1983. Guest Mark Masyga with Marc Myers, Chuck & Jerry. TV Previews / Commercials for Aquatic Fish Close-Up Toothpaste; Halcyon Days Chewing Tobacco; The Oh-You-Supreme Being Candy Gift Box & Tax Shelter; Bullmoose Interchange (with the Locking Hindsight).
Random Abcess: Marc Myers & Jerry host January 14, 1984; ad for The Batter-Operated Fish Boss / home tapers Craig Swanson (Alien Man); Marc & Jerry (Taping Your Brains Out).
Random Access: Frothing at the Beaker excerpts from January 28, 1984. Chuck & Jerry with TV previews* / ad for The Huck L. Zowie Finger Indexer / Cassette compilation Supply Side at Work from Ohio by Bob Forward / Marc coins moniker “TV Guise”*
Random Access: Frothing at the Beaker – from February 11, 1984. With Peter (Little City in Space) Stenshoel, Marc Myers. TV Guise / ads for Resus Peanut-Butter Filled Monkeys; Alka – Dan; Digital Ernie’s Techno-Hut.
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The recovery of radio transcribed from ancient cassette tapes to digital continues with Another Flask of Weird from October 22, 1983. Returning to Minneapolis after his two year sojourn in Japan, guest Peter Stenshoel (acquaintance of AFOW host Chuck Isle) meets Mark Masyga & Jerry for the first time. Sponsors include Bodrigan’s Clamps of Indecision; Post-Haste Cereal; Chez Bob’s Detail Recount Store Halloween Sale ’83. The cast provide TV previews, records by Eric Dolphy, Horace Andy, Haruomi Hosono, The Doo-Dooettes, Jad Fair, J.B. Lenoir, The Insect Surfers, No-Y-Z, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Chico Hamilton, Jimmy Carl Black, Eugene Chadbourne, and rare audio by Twin Cities talents The Toy Lovers, Subject to Change, Lane Ellwanger, David Stenshoel, Bruce Labelle, Kyle Huggins & Michael Russell. Listen at Archive.org
Pictured flask designed by Gary Rodrique. See other flasks of weird at http://www.cafepress.com/+weird+flasks
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You can listen to the tales of Captain Bamboo Steamer, sailor boasting of “me fists the size o’ two bunk beds” in a Best Of collection, Heroes and Villains, that also features far-off adventurers “Ace” Banning and his sidekick “Chubby” in the old-time radio spoof, I Love Danger, Action, Murder and Keen Stuff Like That; movie parody The Mummy’s Hand-Stand; commandos of The Scuba Patrol battle Count Dracula, Santa Claus, and a trampoline; Tommy and Jimmy are heroes of the saga Earth Versus The Flying Dorseys. Villain Pablum Picassowhat tries to outwit crypt-kicking cartoon kid Danny Phantom.
Hear all these thrill-packed melodramas at Archive.org.
Illustrations by Wayne Modjeski.
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Wake Up Weird #2 archives still more original commercials from Wake Up South Side broadcasts of Another Flask of Weird. Pictured: Jerry Modjeski & Chuck Isle, in front of KFAI’s Walker Church studios.
Off-the-wall sponsors include Hoist and Chewy; Derrick Hoist Athletic Supporter; Mind-Your-Mama brand Mysterioso Lad Crisps; The Tent Revival; Splash ‘n’ Wag (formerly The Eternal Well of the Damned); Hi-Fiber Cellulogs (“…in the easy-to-foil pouch”); The Killette Shaver; Squint City; Baby Nostalgia; The Clever Rodent Cafe; Chez Bob’s Get Back at School Sale ’83; Councilman-at-Loggerheads Wally Indemire stumps for KFAI. Guest Mark Masyga contributes fake ads for The Sud McGee Home Pet Bouncer and The Jungle Todd Bullet-Proof Pencil. There are TV previews; plus the unpredictable embroidery of noises, montages/collages, and radio roulette from the Flask vaults. Listen to Wake Up Weird #2 at Archive.org
Radio tapes digitized for listening from August-September-October 1983; added links at AFOW .
Another Flask Of Weird (1982-83) aired on KFAI radio’s Wake Up South Side, Saturdays 6 to 9 a.m. Jerry Modjeski (right) and co-host Chuck Isle (below) read twisted TV previews, and created phony ads. Wake Up Weird collects some of the weirdest yet: Maidenhoist Bra / Floyd’s On The River / Chez Bob’s Presidents Day Sale / Elderly Denture-oni / Hat Blocking Grist (With The Truck-Stop Helix) / The Sensuous Tomato / Cumbersome Soup / Captain Ben’s Fest-O-Can Beans / A Brother’s Crutch / Uncle Substance & The Braille Gang / The Clever Rodent Cafe
TV Guise previews began as a regular feature March, 1983. Chuck & Jerry, along with guest Mark Masyga, describe boob-tubular action for your oculars to sink into. Listen to Wake Up Weird at Archive.org
Lost, Now Found Flask! Hours of AFOW tapes re-discovered in NYC!!! Just archived: January 1983 – July 1983. Links under AFOW comments.
Chuck Isle and Jerry are back with More Vintage Moments from their eclectic KFAI morning program, Another Flask of Weird.
Fake ads include The Clever Rodent Cafe #2; Peerless Lint; and Captain Wink’s Original Circular Potato Chains in Sweet and Sour Cream Sauce.
Our Comments section of Another Flask of Weird contains links to original broadcasts now archived for listening! August – September – October – November 1982
Listen to the glib set o’ lips of Chuck Isle (right) and Jerry (left) deliver verbal mambo and advertising mumbo, combining words with sound effects on Another Flask of Weird in crazy commercials like Throbbing Red Oatmeal; Mama Steve’s Rumba Toast; The Clever Rodent Cafe’; Kung-Fu Auto Mechanic; Conan, the Hanna-Barberian; Magic Gesticulations Shampoo; Griff’s Pylons; and of course the ever ubiquitous Chez Bob. With Mark Masyga, Andy Schultz.
Upper: Still Frame from Miroslav Janek’s film, Little City in Space, Jerry and Chuck, 1982.
Lower: Kitty Wells, Johnnie Wright, Jerry, Chuck, 1999.