The PopCulteer
November 05, 2021

We take a brief break from The 2021 PopCult Gift Guide to tell you about what to expect on our sister internet station Friday afternoon.  We offer up shiny new episodes of MIRRORBALL and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, and we offer up a brand-new Life Speaks to Michele Zirkle special Friday evening! 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 salute to the last major hitmaker of the Disco era, a Disco artist who helped usher in the coming of New Wave Music, while keeping a danceable beat, the MInneapolis band, Lipps Inc.  While many see them as a one-hit-wonder, after “Funkytown,” the band had several club hits, and also produced some very funky deep album cuts. You’ll hear a sampling of all that in this show. Check out the playlist…


Lipps Inc.

“All Night Dancing”
“Tight Pair”
“Addicted To The Night”
“Designer Music”
“The One…The One After”
“How Long”
“Hold Me Down”
“Rock It”

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 a bombastic new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat with no theme whatsoever. It’s just two hours of fantastic 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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Echo and the Bunnymen “The Killing Moon”
Special AKA “Free Nelson Mandela”
Wang Chung “Dance Hall Days”
Bananarama “Cruel Summer”
General Public “General Public”
Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now”
Corey Hart “Sunglasses At Night”
Arcadia “Election Day”
Tears For Fears “Head Over Heels”
Altered Images “I Could Be So Happy”
Dream Academy “Live In A Northern Town”
Charlie Sexton “Beats So Lonely”
Strawberry Switchblade “Since Yesterday”
Katrina & The Waves “Walking On Sunshine”
Real Life “Send Me An Angel”
Dfx2 “Emotion”
Romantics “Talking In Your Sleep”
Red Rockers “China”
Pretenders “Brass In Pocket”
The Fixx “One Thing Leads To Another”
Psychedelic Furs “Love My Way”
ABC “Poison Arrow”
Belle Stars “Sign Of The Times”
The Beat “Save It For Later”
Missing Persons “Walking In L.A.”
Tin Tin “Kiss Me”
Translator Everywhere That I’m Not”

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 Friday afternoon will see our latest five-item entry in The 2021 PopCult Gift Guide.