The PopCulteer
February 25, 2022

Your PopCulteer has decided not to comment on the events currently consuming the attention of the world. I don’t think anybody is coming to this blog for news on what’s happening in the Ukraine, and if you are, maybe you need to get professional help. For the moment I’m keeping my head down and sticking to pop culture.

Today that means what you get is notes on a new episode of MIRRORBALL on The AIR.

Luckily for you, it’s a great hour of Disco classics courtesy of my lovely wife, Mel Larch,  So please enjoy this bright, shiny new episode of MIRRORBALL which will be followed by a very cool recent edition of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.  The AIR is PopCult‘s sister radio station. You can hear these shows on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player at the top right column of this blog.

At 2 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a new MIRRORBALL dedicated to the year of our Disco-dancing lord, nineteen-hundred-seventy-seven. This was the year of PEAK DISCO and Mel delivers a full hour of the tipity-top of the pack. That is…minus the biggest hit of the Disco era, Saturday Night Fever.  We devoted an entire show to that seminal Disco artifact a few months ago, so this week we’re focused on the rest of the top hits from 45 years ago, just in time for our 45th episode.

It’s a big sparkly time capsule, shaped like a MIRRORBALL, for your boogery enjoyment (“boogery” is a word, right?).

Check out the playlist…


Ashford & Simpson “Bourge Bourge”
The Sylvers “Hot Line”
KC & The Sunshine Band “I’m Your Boogie Man”
Chic “Strike Up The Band”
Joe Tex “Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)”
Tavares “Whodunnit”
The Trammps “Disco Inferno”
The Emotions “Best of My Love”
Thelma Houston “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Village People “San Francisco”
Donna Summer “Love’s Unkind”
Marvin Gaye “Got To Give It Up”
Heatwave “Boogie Nights”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays this Saturday at  8 PM (kicking off a mini-marathon), Sunday at 11 PM, Monday at 9 AM, and Tuesday at 1 PM  exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with an encore episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat that  brings you New Wave music from Scotland. You can scroll down and find the playlist HERE.

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon, Monday at 7 AM, Tuesday at 8 PM, Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10 AM, exclusively on The AIR.

That’s what’s on The AIR Friday, and that is this week’s PopCulteer. Check back because we have a fresh post every day and next week I’m gonna be winging it, so you have no idea what I’ll be posting here.