The PopCulteer
April 9, 2021

Friday afternoon we offer up new episodes of MIRRORBALL and 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! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents a collection of the Disco hits of the Brothers Gibb, as Mel salutes the most unexpected hit machine of the Disco era, The Bee Gees. Just check the playlist for this bodacious bit of boogeymania…


The Bee Gees
“Stayin’ Alive”
“If I Can’t Have You”
“Night Fever”
“Jive Talkin'”
“How Deep Is Your Love”
“Warm Ride”
“More Than A Woman”
“Wind of Change”
“Love You Inside Out”
“You Win Again”
“Grease” (with Frankie Valli)
“Emotion” (with Samantha Sang)
Nights On Broadway”
“You Should Be Dancing”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at  Midnight and 9 PM, Sunday at 11 PM, Tuesday at 1 PM and Wednesday at 7 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with the first new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat since the latest UK lockdown began a few months ago.  This time around, Sydney is so happy that she wants to dance, and that means we get the third Big Electric Cat mixtape of New Wave 12″ extended remixes. Peruse this here playlist for a preview…

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Men Without Hats “Safety Dance”
Scritti Politti “Wood Beez”
New Order “Blue Monday”
Nena “99 Red Balloons”
Heaven 17 “Temptation”
Dead Or Alive “You Spin Me Round”
Bananarama “Love In The First Degree”
Soft Cell “Torch”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Two Tribes”
Dollar “Hand Held In Black And White”
Duran Duran “The Reflex”
Howard Jones “New Song”
Propaganda “Duel”
Ultravox “Loves Great Adventure”
Yello “The Race”
Tears For Fears “Shout”
The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
The Specials “Ghost Town”

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.

Details are not settled yet, but next week I plan to tweak the replay schedule on The AIR, so stay tuned for details on that.

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.