The PopCulteer
August 6, 2021

We have a new episode of MIRRORBALL, our Disco Music showcase on The AIR plus we have Stuff To Do and a short photo essay of the custom figures and dioramas at last weekend’s Kentuckiana GI Joe Toy Expo in Louisville, so let’s get started…

Friday afternoon we offer up a new episode of MIRRORBALL and encore a recent 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 presents a solid hour of some of the best club hits of the classic disco era. It’s a great show, and I’m just going to drop the playlist right here…

Pat Lundy “Party Music”
The Moments “Jack In The Box”
Charo, The Salsoul Orchestra “You’re Just The Right Size”
Sparque “Let’s Go Dancin'”
Carrie Lucas “Dance With You”
Double Expousure “My Love Is Free”
Shalamar “I Owe You One”
Dazzle “Walk Before You Run”
Narada Michael Walden “I should’ve Loved You”
Citi “Roller Disco”
The Rimshots “7-6-5-4-3-2-1(Blow Your Whistle)”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at  8 PM, Sunday at 11 PM, Tuesday at 1 PM and Wednesday at 7 PM, exclusively on The AIR.  This week’s new MIRRORBALL will kick off a Disco Marathon Saturday night until Midnight.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with an encore of an episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat devoted to the New Wave music of New Zealand.

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. The Haversham shows are currently in reruns while the crew there handles translation services for The Olympics.

You can also hear select episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat as part of the Sunday morning and afternoon Haversham showcases, which begin at 9 AM with Psychedelic Shack, and include double shots of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat and Prognosis.

More stuff after the jump…


You should know the drill by now. The pandemic is still not over.  In fact, it’s getting a little worse again. If you are fully vaccinated and ready to do your best to stay safe, you should go check this stuff out. Outdoor shows are okay for reasonable and vaccinated people to go maskless. Indoor shows leave you at the mercy of your fellow patrons, and with the Delta variant surging, why risk any exposure? I know there are folks who hate the idea of wearing masks, even if they’re not vaccinated. Those people are why you shold wear a mask.

What you gonna do, brother, when the Delta Variant runs wild on you?  Don’t let it. Vax up, mask up and then go out. Don’t be a freaking idiot.

Use your common sense and stay safe…and support the local scene. Here’s stuff you can do in and around Charleston…






The 2021 Kentuckiana GI Joe Toy Expo Customs and Dioramas

Okay, I’m not doing the custom and diorama contest justice here.  By the time I got around to taking photos, I was exhausted. Many came out too blurry and shaky to use. However, I will be posting video (shot by my lovely wife, Melanie) Sunday, and I promise I will use every bit of video she shot of the custom figures and stuff.

I also did not get the names of the entrants, because I suck with names and am stupid that way. Seriously, there are folks I’ve known for years at these conventions whose names I have never managed to retain. Apologies for that.

We are going to lead off with four shots of the massive Vietnam War era diorama. You’ll see why. We’ll follow that with three cool custom GI Joe 5-Star Jeeps that were not entered into competition, and then, with no captions because I’m lazy, we’ll show you the usable photos of the rest of the contest entries, all of which were very clever and well-done and deserve more recognition than this (so feel free to do so in the comments).

And now, the photos…















As I mentioned above, we will have video from the Kentuckiana show on Sunday. I’m also going to post a video I took at the South Louisville Antique Toy Mall. That place so overwhelmed me that I took three photos, and then ditched the camera while Mel and I alternated shooting video. Look for that Sunday.

That is this week’s PopCulteer. Check back for fresh content every day and stay safe, people.