The PopCulteer
December 17, 2021

Well…not really “catastrophic.”  It’s more like a cool afternoon of music for everybody! The calm before the holiday storm finds two new shows debuting on our sister internet station Friday afternoon.  We offer up shiny 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 wild collection of classic Disco tracks that all have the word “Dance,” or some version of it, in their titles.  It’s al all-star line-up of classic Disco artists.

Check out the playlist…


Liquid Gold “Dance Yourself Dizzy”
Jackson 5 “Dancing Machine”
The Gap Band “I Don’t Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance”
The Nolans “I’m In The Mood For Dancing”
Lief Garrett “I Was Mad For Dancin'”
Sister Sledge “He’s The Greatest Dancer”
Bee Gees “You Shuld Be Dancing”
Carrie Lucas “Dance With You”
Sparque “Let’s Go Dancin'”
Gino Soccio “Dancin”
Donna Summer “Last Dance”

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 the second mixtape episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat in three months devoted to The Synthesizer. It’s two hours of fantastic, keyboard-heavy New Wave Music, interspersed with Ms. Fileen’s insightful commentary and pithy comments.

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

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The Human League “The Sound of the Crowd”
Orchestral Manouvers In The Dark “Messages”
Scritti Politti “Absolute”
Erasure “Drama”
The Cure “The Walk”
Furniture “Brilliant Mind”
Eurythmics “Love Is A Stranger”
Visage “Fade To Grey”
Landscape “Einstein A Go Go”
Spandau Ballet “To Cut A Long Story Short”
Blancmange “Living On The Ceiling”
Japan “Quiet Life”
A Flock of Seagulls “I Ran (So Far Away)
Yello “The Race”
Paul Hardcastle “19”
New Order “Blue Monday”
Howard Jones “New Song”
Thompson Twins “Love On Your Side”
Nik Kershaw “Wouldn’t It Be Good”
Peter Schilling “Major Tom”
Iggy Pop “Nightclubbing”
Simple MInds “Glittering Prize”
The Passions “I’m In Love With A German Film Star”
Ministry “Anything For You”
Propaganda “Duel”
The Wild Swans “Bible Dreams”
The Other Ones “Losing It”
Yaz “Midnight”
Soft Cell “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”

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 will be finding new and exciting ways to slack off for the week before Christmas.