RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC ACCESS TV

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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 (two months ago) link


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