The PopCulteer
January 21, 2022

At the end of a snowy, wintry, cold and narsty week, your PopCulteer has been busy working on secret projects for the future, and as a result, does not have a bright and shiny new essay or photo feature for you this week.

I do have a new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat to share, courtesy of our fine friends at Haversham Recording Institute in the Heart of London. As you probably now by now, The AIR is PopCult‘s sister internet station, and you can listen to it without even leaving the blog.

Following an encore of a recent MIRRORBALL at 2 PM, Friday brings a brand-new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat to The AIR. 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 if you’re reading on a desktop.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with a no-theme-having, general episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, loaded with New Wave hits, New Wave misses, and even a song from Ricky Gervais’ secret past as half of a New Wave duo who were very popular in the Phillipines.

Seriously, Sydney dug up a track by Seona Dancing, the early-80s band starring the future star comic actor. The rest of the show is a sharp mix of major New Wave names like Depeche Mode, Echo and the Bunnymen and Public Image Limited, and New Wave obscurities like Horizontal Brian, Lotus Eaters and Passion Polka. If you grew up loving New Wave music, some of this will be new to you, so you can feel young again, or something.

Just check out the playlist to see for yourself…

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Joy Division “Disorder”
Kraftwerk “Telephone Call”
Ministry “Revenge”
Lene Lovich “Angels”
Magazine “Song From Under The Floorboards”
Psuedo Echo “Listening”
Shriekback “My Spine Is The Baseline”
Horizontal Brian “Playing With The Babies”
Interferon “Baby Pain”
Oingo Boingo “Pain”
Lotus Eaters “It Hurts”
Eurythimcs “Thorn In My Side”
Orange Juice “Rip It Up”
Echo and the Bunnymen “The Book of Love”
Passion Polka “Lying Next To You”
Love and Rockets “Ball of Confusion”
Slow Children “Vanessa Vackling”
Public Image Limited “Seattle”
Seona Dancing “Bitter Heart”
Roxy Music “Dance Away”
Positive Noise “Positive Negative”
Simple Minds “Up On The Catwalk”
Shona Laing “Glad I’m Not A Kennedy”
Cause and Effect “You Think You Know Her”
OMD “This Is Helena”
Depeche Mode “Shake The Disease”
Colleen “The Living Daylights”
Concrete Blonde “Still In Hollywood”

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays 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 this blog for fresh content every single freakin’ day. I’m cool like that.