Decades before there was a FPP, Michael Raso and John Fedele were already a creative team but instead of Film Photography radio, it was local television for artists, filmmakers and musicians.
Submitted for your approval “Lookin for Santa” – one of the many Mike/John creations of the late 1980s!
The Hungry Dutchmen – Looking For Santa (Video – 1988)
Directed by John Fedele and Michael Raso for Meadowlands Showcase TV in December 1988.
The Hungry Dutchmen were a NYC based band most notable for having won MTV’s Basement Tapes Award in February 1987, with the video of their original song “Alone On A Saturday Night”.
The band played extensively in and around NYC from 1987 to 1989, and released a 12″ single “Lookin’ For Santa b/w Caught Unprepared”.
Tony Faske — vocals
Alec Cumming – bass and vocals
Michael J Bowman — drums
Paul Rose – guitar
Cynthia Harden – keyboards
Who is Meadowlands Showcase?
Meadowlands Showcase was created and produced by Michael Raso and John Fedele in the Meadowlands Area of New Jersey, USA
What was Meadowlands Showcase?
Set within the space of one half hour, Meadowlands Showcase was a not-for profit, free form television program comprised of music videos, music performances, sketch comedy, experimental films, artist interviews and any other type of interesting, strange or provocative material that happens to come to the producers attention.
Where was Meadowlands Showcase aired?
Meadowlands Showcase was cablecast into 1.7 million homes in New Jersey via The Cable Television Network of New Jersey (CTN) between the years 1988-1994. CTN had the distinction of being the only state wide cable service in America that serviced a whole state.