The PopCulteer
January 6, 2023

We have reached the first Friday of December, and this afternoon we offer up a special new episode of MIRRORBALL on The AIR. The AIR is PopCult‘s sister radio station. You can hear this show on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a new MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents that most rare breed…a live, in concert, Disco album.

This week Mel brings you the in-concert highlights from Sylvester’s 1979 album, Living Proof.

Sylvester was the pioneering Gay icon Disco singer, with a soaring falsetto and a string of hits. He also discovered his backup singers, who dubbed themselves “Two Tons of Fun,” but later went on to fame as The Weather Girls. Sadly Sylvester passed away due to complications from HIV in 1988.

On MIRRORBALL this week, Mel presents Sylvester recorded live at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House on the day he was given the key to the city by then-mayor, Diane Feinstein. It’s a stunning artifact of live music performed in concert at the height of the Disco era.

Check out the playlist…


Sylvester, Live In Concert:

“Body Strong”
“Lover Man”
“You Are My Friend”
“Dance (Disco Heat)”
“You Make Me Feel”

You can hear MIRRORBALL almost every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at 9 PM and Sunday at 11 PM exclusively on The AIR. Next week things will be a bit different because of our big December programming stunt!

And that’s all we have for this week’s PopCulteer. We could have written about Kevin McCarthy, Vince McMahon, The Doom Patrol, cauliflower crust pizza or any of a dozen other topics, but our plates are full this week, so you have to be content with our MIRRORBALL playlist.

But please do check back over the weekend for all our regular features.