Flask of Weird: 10-22-83

Weird Mysteries Comics Classic Covers #1 Flask

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.orgInternet Archive logo

Pictured flask designed by Gary Rodrique. See other flasks of weird at http://www.cafepress.com/+weird+flasks

AFOW airchecks from August 6, 1983, and recently upgraded mixes of February 5/January 22; also September 24, 1983 (with added material) available for listening.

Advertisements

More Gordon Mathews LCS Art

Thanks to the archives of Stuart Mathews, here’s more artwork created by his father Gordon Mathews (1930-2008) for The Post Void Radio Theater’s Little City in Space.LCS horiz logo bwBorn in Arkansas City, Kansas, Gordon became a commercial artist at the Kansas City Art Institute. During his stint in the US Air Force, he became their top illustrator. In 1955 he moved his family to Minneapolis, and worked on advertising campaigns for clients such as Pillsbury, General Mills, Northrup King, and Old Home Dairy. Here’s Gordon’s draft Little City in Space logo.Alt Logo Concept - pencil

Movie: Little City in Space (1984)

LCS-2mins-StuDamon-corWhen the Post-Void Radio Theater was engaged by Czech filmmaker Miroslav Janek for his latest project, the result was a 1984 movie called Little City in Space.

In the scene pictured left, Post-Voiders Stuart and Damon Mathews are shown doing a broadcast.

Despite the title of the movie, it’s not about the Little City in Space show, instead it’s about the little radio station LCS originated from, 14-watt KFAI in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Interviews featured volunteer programmers such as blues legend Lazy Bill Lucas (pictured right)LCS-32mins-LazyBill

LCS radio’s alien newscaster Paul Bunny was filmed & discarded by the director, with other sequences. However, a Post Void creation survived the final cut: their commercial (introduced by Peter Stenshoel, left) LCS-40mins-PeterS-corfor Atomic Waste Bar and Grocery featuring Damon Mathews (below left, as announcer; and Charles Brin, right) seen at 40:00 when streaming or downloading the movie free at: http://dafilms.com/film/161-little-city-in-space/LCS-41mins-Damon-Charles1

Thanks Drew Miller and Robo for images.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

NoSpam

All comments are moderated. Spam won't show up here.
%d bloggers like this: