The PopCulteer
August 5, 2022

This week we have a really cool episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, which is a belated birthday tribute to one Kate Bush, who turned 64 a mere six days ago. You’ll get a special birthday celebration Friday afternoon on The AIR.  You can hear this two-hour block of primo Kate on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM, we have an encore episode of Mel Larch’s DISCO showcase, MIRRORBALL! Mel will return with a new episode next week. You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at  9 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, on Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, Sydney Fileen pays tribute to one of my favorite musicians, and one of her old friends, with a mixtape of the music of Kate Bush in the New Wave era.

I’ve been a huge Kate Bush fan ever since I first saw her on Saturday Night Live in 1978, and I’ve been spreading the gospel over here for 44 years. Sydney has been a fan and confidant since even before that, and with Kate’s birthday and her resurgence in popularity due to Stranger Things, it seemed to be the perfect time to fill an episode of BEC with the woman whom Sydney called “Our National Treasure.”

This is a terrific collection of Kate’s music, mixing her hits with deep album cuts, B-sides, home demos and alternate mixes, so even the die-hard devotee of the KT Bush Band will find something new.

Check out the playlist and you’ll see that August can be magic again, or something…

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat 094
Kate Bush Special

“Wuthering Heights”
“Them Heavy People”
“The Man With The Child In His Eyes”
“James And The Cold Gun”
“Kashka From Bagdad (demo)”
“Lionheart (demo)”
“Symphony In Blue”
“Oh, England, My Lionheart”
“Coffee Homeground”
“Don’t Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake”
“A Rose Growing Old (demo)”
“Delius (A Song of Summer)”
“Night Scented Stock”
“Army Dreamers”
“The Wedding List”
“Frightened Eyes (demo)”
“December Will Be Magic Again”
“Sat In Your Lap”
“There Goes A Tenner”
“Suspended In Gaffa”
“The Dreaming”
“Get Out of My House”
“Hounds of Love (Alternate Mix)”
“Ran Tan Waltz”
“Sexual Healing”
“Experiment IV (Extended Mix)”
“L’amour Looks Something Like You”
“Running Up That Hill”

At 8PM Friday, we bring you four hours of The Swing Shift, and then at Midnight, and all-day Saturday, we divert from our usual programming to bring you 24 hours of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat 

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 back every day for fresh content and loads of or regular features.