The PopCulteer
May 31, 2024

It’s fun time for internet radio programming this Friday as we offer up a classic episode of MIRRORBALL and a BRAND NEW 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 found on this very page.

At 2 PM, Mel Larch goes back to September, 2022 for a classic episode of MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents a wild collection of classic Disco tracks from the golden era of people dancing in dark rooms on cocaine.

For one hour you can go back to the Golden Age of Disco, where the sideburns were long, the skirts were short and the dancing was endless.

Check out the playlist…

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Evelyn “Champagne” King “Love Come Down”
Earth Wind & Fire “Boogie Wonderland”
Eruption “One Way Ticket”
The Jacksons “Dancing Machine”
Teri DeSario “Aint Nothing Gonna Keep You From Me”
Jocelyn Brown “Somebody Else’s Guy”
El Debarge “Rhythm of the Night”
Average White Band “Let’s Go Round Again”
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Gloria Gaynor “Reach Out I’ll Be There”
Yarbourough & Peoples “Don’t Stop The Music”
Boogie Box High “Jive Talkin'”
Bonnie Pointer “Heaven Must Have Sent You”
Luthor Vandross “Never Too Much”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at  9 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, it’s Big Electric Cat time as Sydney Fileen delivers a special mixtape edition of her show that pays tribute to  one Stuart Leslie Goddard…or as you may know him, Adam Ant.

Sydney brings you two hours of Antmusic, spanning from the pre-fame “Dirk Wears White Socks” days to the Burundi-beat hits with Adam & the Ants and his solo days with even more big hit tunes as seen on MTV (back when they played music videos).

You can travel back to a time when cultural appropriation was a fashion statement and folks pledged alliegence to an Insect Nation. Sydney brings you all the hits from 1978 to 1985, plus some great deep album cuts and a few dance mixes and rare recordings.

Check out the Playlist…

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“Cartrouble Parts 1 & 2”
“Dirk Wears White Socks (live)”
“Whip In My Valise”
“Kings of the Wild Frontier”
“Los Rancheros”
“Killer In The Home”
“”Stand and Deliver”
“Ant Rap”
“Prince Charming”
“Friend or Foe”
“Desperate But Not Serious”
“Goody Two Shoes”
“Hello I Love You”
“Man Called Marco”
“Puss ‘n’ Boots”
“Horse You Rode In On”
“Vive le Rock”
“Miss Thing”
“Scorpio Rising”
“Apollo 9”
“Doggy Style”
“Steve McQueen”
“Brand New Torso”

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.

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