The PopCulteer
January 15, 2021

Friday On The AIR

Friday afternoon we offer up this year’s first new episodes of MIRRORBALL and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. The AIR is PopCult’s sister radio shation. 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 enters 2021 with a line-up of classic tracks from the golden era of excess and intense dance floor fever. Just check the playlist for this bodacious bit of boogeymania…


Odyssey “Use it up and Wear It Out”
Barry White “You See The Trouble With Me”
Tina Charles “I Love To Love”
Boney M “Rasputin”
Patti Brooks “After Dark”
Bacarra “Yes Sir I Can Boogie”
Eruption “I Can’t Stand The Rain”
Gibson Brothers “Cuba”
MFSB “The Sound of Philadelphia”
The Three Degrees “Dirty Old Man”
Eddie Kendricks “Ain’t No Smoke Without Fire”
Ashford and Simpson “Found A Cure”

You can now hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at 10 AM, 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 a very special episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat that is near and dear to your PopCulteer’s heart. Sydney devotes the entire program to a two-hour mixtape of DEVO music from the first dozen years of the band’s existence.

Sydney didn’t give me a full playlist, but she assures me that the show will feature a mix of their hits (“Whip It,” “Beautiful World”), deep album cuts (“Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA,” “I Desire”) and their trademark cover songs (“Satisfaction,” “Working In a Coal Mine,” “Secret Agent Man”).

DEVO is one of my favorite bands, and I didn’t know that Sydney was doing this show until yesterday, so I’m really psyched up for it.

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. You can also hear select episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat as part of the overnight Haversham Recording Institute marathon that starts every Monday at 11 PM.

And that is it for this week’s PopCulteer.  Check back for fresh content every day and all our way-cool regular features.