The PopCulteer
August 14, 2020

It’s admission time. Your PopCulteer has been slacking off this week. Because yesterday was my birthday (it was a very nice, low-key day) I dashed off most of this week’s posts early and scheduled them to drop while I was otherwise occupied. My birthday itself was a nice little bright spot in what has turned out to be one of the worst years in history for anybody. I was genuinely humbled by all the kind birthday wishes left for me on social media, and I spent the day with my favorite person.

Speaking of Mrs. PopCulteer, Mel Larch, we did manage to squeak out a new episode of MIRRORBALL, Mel’s series of Disco Music specials for The AIR.

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already up to our eighth edition of MIRRORBALL  Friday afternoon on The AIR. and that’s followed by two great encore epsodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.  You can hear all this good stuff on The AIR website, or just click on this embedded radio player…

MIRRORBALL returns as Mel Larch brings you another collection of the top hits of the Disco era. Back in the days when polyester ruled, Beats Per Minute was the top musical criteria, there were lightbulbs in the floors and it seemed like everybody was born with a silver spoon around their neck, this was the music that ruled the day.

Check out the playlist for this Disco party…


Love Unlimited Orchestra “Love’s Theme”
Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band “Cherchez La Femme”
Benny Golson “I’m Always Dancin’ To The Music”
Gino Soccio “Dancer”
Patrice Rushen “Haven’t You Heard”
Yvonne Elliman “If I Can’t Have You”
Earth Wind and Fire “September”
Andrea True Connection “New York You Got Me Dancin’”
The Detroit Spinners “Rubberband Man”
Michael Zager Band “Let’s All Chant”
Chaka Khan “I’m Every Woman”
Edwin Starr “H.A.P.P.Y. Radio”
A Taste of Honey “Boogie Oogie Oogie”
Peaches & Herb “Shake Your Groove Thing”

You can tune in at 2 PM and hear the latest edition of MIRRORBALL. The plan is to drop a new episode roughly every other Friday afternoon, until Mel gets tired of doing it, or people stop listening. Later today, it will go up in the Podcast section of The AIR website, so you can listen on demand.  MIRRORBALL will also be replayed Friday night at 10 PM, Saturday at 7 PM (part of a marathon), Sunday at 11 PM and Tuesday at 1 PM. We’ll probably sneak in a few more airings during the week.

And that wraps up this short, slacky PopCulteer.  Check back for fresh content every day, even if some of it is prepared in advance.