RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC ACCESS TV

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12:30 PM The Golden Mic

Two guys from RI sitting at a card table drinking Dunkin Donuts iced coffee + hip hop comedy sketches + interviews with people on the street in Hollywood CA

ROFFLE etc.

daria g (daria g), Saturday, 20 November 2004 07:59 (fourteen years ago) link

The best show on RI Public Access is the Star Trek show, where the dudes just sit around discussing the continuity and implications of Star Trek re-runs. Some of the same dudes do a more general sci-fi show. Very classic.

Also, some kids I knew in the first half of high school had a public access wrestling show; they were failures at life.

Ian John50n (orion), Saturday, 20 November 2004 17:00 (fourteen years ago) link

ha ha.

i remember them.

also: the former bass player from nick lepre's band would go on to nearly break his neck on that show and sucessfully sue for thousands.

i really, really love THE MIKE MESSIER SHOW.

dj oliver hazard perry (dj oliver hazard perry), Saturday, 20 November 2004 19:29 (fourteen years ago) link

REMEMBER WHEN THAT KID I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH HAD PUBLIC ACCESS TV SHOW AND ADS ON BUSES FOR IT WITH PICTURES OF NERDS

-- Does John Coltrane Dream of a Merry-go-round? (jonathan.william...) (webmail), November 20th, 2004 2:51 PM. (ex machina) (later) (link

Does John Coltrane Dream of a Merry-go-round? (ex machina), Saturday, 20 November 2004 19:55 (fourteen years ago) link

HAHA my brother was on RI public access, on L3vi Ma1a's show. I have a picture of pete's face 3 feet high on the side of a RIPTA bus.

andrew l. r. (allocryptic), Monday, 22 November 2004 14:49 (fourteen years ago) link

PS XPOST MIKE MESSIER RULE

andrew l. r. (allocryptic), Monday, 22 November 2004 14:49 (fourteen years ago) link

wasn't there a Sandler-era SNL skit parodying Rhode Island public access TV? something like "The Ballantyne Boys"?

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 00:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Some emo kid from Providence had a public access show that ended up on ABC Family(?) .. I saw it a couple times because my emo roommate who went to school in RI had a crush on him. Also, the shows occasionally featured my guilty pleasure Promise Ring!

I'm serious ... Ti-i-i-i-im (deangulberry), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 01:23 (fourteen years ago) link

holy shit.

Ian John50n (orion), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 01:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Polvo played on The Jane Pratt Show on TEH LIFETIME NETWORK ca. 1992 (ed note: actually i think 93 or 94). She had some decent musical guests (a pre-popularity/circa-Babes-In-Toyland-aping Hole, Teh Blake Babies, Pond).

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 01:29 (fourteen years ago) link

did you just say the blake babies were decent?

Ian John50n (orion), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 01:31 (fourteen years ago) link

for the Lifetime Network? yes, definitely decent.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 01:33 (fourteen years ago) link

Jane Pratt had a show on Fox in 92, the Lifetime show was probably 93 then.

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 02:53 (fourteen years ago) link

four years pass...

mumps (iiiijjjj), Saturday, 13 December 2008 20:54 (ten years ago) link

there was a wrestling show on RI public access TV, it was so random. the one time i saw it, they had a tag team match between two dudes dressed up as beetles vs two dudes in robot costumes

the swedish schefter (daria-g), Saturday, 13 December 2008 20:57 (ten years ago) link

Also, some kids I knew in the first half of high school had a public access wrestling show; they were failures at life.

― Ian John50n (orion), Saturday, November 20, 2004 12:00 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

beyonc'e (max), Saturday, 13 December 2008 21:32 (ten years ago) link

hah. show was hilarious though!

the swedish schefter (daria-g), Sunday, 14 December 2008 00:09 (ten years ago) link

ten years pass...

I guess this thread is as good as any. In about 2003 I saw a couple of late-night episodes on a NYC or Long Island public access channel of a show I think was called "Plastic Soul" starring a band of the same name. The band was lead by a dour looking guitar player/vocalist dressed like John Lennon/Joshua Tree-era U2 with wide-brimmed hat, black duster, etc. He played a strat which may have been a righty played lefty like Hendrix, but I may be making this bit up. My recollection was they played nearly all if not all Beatles covers. The leader would take these ridiculous over the top EVH guitar solos that lasted for minutes and seemed very incongruous with the rest of the song. The band seemed like they took the entire endeavor very, very seriously, which made the whole thing hilarious (it was probably after midnight and I was drunk).

I have never been able to find any information about this show band since there are a million Beatles cover bands called Plastic Soul. Any help or confirmation I was not hallucinating would be appreciated.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Saturday, 17 August 2019 12:15 (four weeks ago) link


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