The PopCulteer
October 22, 2021

Friday afternoon we offer up lovely and remarkable new episodes of MIRRORBALL and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, and we offer up a brand-new Life Speaks to Michele Zirkle special Friday evening! 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! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents a salute to the Disco artist who inspired the creation of this show. Mel will tell you all about it in this hour-long presentation of the best of the first two albums by Andrea True Connection. Check out the playlist…

Andrea True Connection

“Party Line”
“Keep It Up Longer”
“More, More, More”
“Fill Me Up (Heart To Heart)”
“Call Me”
“What’s Your Name, What’s Your Number”
“You Make Love Worthwhile”
“Life Is What You Make It”
“N.Y., You Got Me Dancing”
“White Witch”

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 a terrific new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat dedicated to another seminal New Wave record label (and management company), IRS, or The International Record Syndicate. Run by Miles Copeland (brother of Stewart Copeland, drummer for the police), IRS was sort of the American counterpart of Stiff Records in the UK, and brought many British acts to these shores, along with developing an amazing slate of American New Wave stalwarts.

Just check out this star-studded playlist to be amazed…

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The Police “Roxanne”
The Go Gos “Can’t Stop The World”
Squeeze “Cool For Cats”
Concrete Blonde “Tomorrow Wendy”
Wall of Voodoo “Blackboard Sky”
Stewart Copeland and Stan Ridgeway “Don’t Box Me In”
The English Beat “Mirror In The Bathroom”
The Cramps “Human Fly”
Skafish “Sign of the Cross”
The Buzzcocks “Ever Fallen In Love”
The Stranglers “Get A Grip (On Yourself)”
Magazine “Shot By Both Sides”
Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy”
Oingo Boingo “Violent Love”
Klark Kent “Office Talk”
The Alarm “Sixty-Eight Guns”
Rennaissance “Tyrant-tula”
Humans “I Live In The City”
R.E.M. “It’s The End of the World As We Know It”
Berlin “It’s A Matter of Time”
General Public “As A Matter of Fact”
Sparks “I Predict”
Fleshtones “Ride Your Pony”
Bangles “Hero Takes A Fall”
Let’s Active “Every Word Means No”
Lords of the New Church “Like A Virgin”
Timbuk 3 “All I Want For Christmas”
Jane Wiedlin “Modern Romance”
The Bolshoi “Please”
Camper Van Beethoven “Pictures of Matchstick Men”
Klark Kent “Don’t Care”

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.

We are not done with the new programming once our music specialty programs wrap up Friday. At 9 PM we welcome Author and podcaster, Michele Zirkle back to our airwaves with a new Life Speaks special. Actually, this is a re-presentation of Michele’s recent appearance on Alysha Myronuk’s podcast, That’s Myrony (my+irony) which chronicles the crazy coincidences that happen in life that we can’t explain…it’s also another word for sign/synchronicity. Michele  shares how her spiritual gifts opened up after she and her family had an unexplainable paranormal experience that eventually required a priest to do an exorcism on her house. What is more “myronic,” this paranormal experience ended up being a huge catalyst of self and spiritual discovery for Michele which she now helps others by teaching mindfulness and is also a holistic healing practitioner and life coach.

It’s a great interview, and you can hear more from That’s Myrony HERE.

We will replay this Life Speaks special program Satruday at 6 PM, Sunday at 7 AM and Monday at 8 PM.

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.