The PopCulteer
January 29, 2021

After writing over four thousand words for PopCult over the past two days, your PopCulteer is a bit wiped out. So today we’re going to keep it as short as possible.

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 line-up of classic tracks from the golden era of excess and intense dance floor fever. Just check the playlist for this bodacious bit of boogeymania…


Amii Stewart “Knock On Wood”
Boney M “Sunny”
Nick Straker Band “A Walk In The Park”
Amanda Lear “Follow Me”
Spargo “You And Me”
Belle Epoque “Black Is Black”
Santa Esmerelda “Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
Ralph McDonald “Calypso Breakdown”
Brick “Dazz”
Foxy “Get Off”

You can now hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at  Midnight and 9 PM, Sunday at 11 PM, Tuesday at 1 PM and Wednesday at 7 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with an encore of an episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat from last summer, which you can read about HERE (scroll down). This is a pure NEW WAVE HITS special, and we haven’t replayed it since last July.

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. You can also hear select episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat as part of the overnight Haversham Recording Institute marathon that starts every Monday at 11 PM.

Livestream from Louisville Friday!

Friday night at 8 PM, RFC favorites, Bon Air, along with Copiers present three hours of great independent music, streaming live from Art Sanctuary in Louisville. Here’s how they describe the show…

Copiers and Bon Air kick out the jams on a live webcast from Art Sanctuary in Louisville! Is it Safe? Can we come out of hiding now? NO? Or (partially) Yes? We’ve (mostly) made it to the end of January. And we’re (statistically) not having to live on a respirator or (possibly) hide from the FBI. And we don’t have to figure out how the Hades we’re going to grow Bananas in this Republic (maybe). So, it’s still gonna be awhile before we can gather in bunches and sneeze on each other. Best to settle back in the ol’ Bean Bag Chair and turn the screen to Late for Dinner, Art Sanctuary’s Live Streaming Showcase. This Friday’s fare for January 29th is two great Louisville bands: Bon Air and Copiers.

Bon Air is a kick in the head Guitar/Drum duo that creates melodies reminiscent of Messrs Thompson and Mould, but with a distinct clarity all their own. Uplifting tempo paired with personal introspection, Former Charlestonian Sam Scholten knows how to wind up a listener and send them into his world. John Kleemeier drums up a storm, keeping pace with Sam all the way. There’s a happy patter to the pathos. You’ve never felt so good feeling so bad.

Copiers are a band of few, if ANY, words. Rollin’ a little HonkBlatSqueak from from the Cool of Kirk, prescribing a happy dosage of Psych, and possessive of Progressive, this foursome takes us into the imaginary cinescapes of motion pictures as yet unshot. Brian Manley frets over his Guitar, Axel Cooper relies on his Bass instincts, Jeff Komara gives his Drums a proper flensing, and Eddie Campbell squawks his Sax and boards the Keys. A collaboration of scene vets that opens up the Mind’s Eye.

Check out the Facebook Events page, or just come back here to PopCult at 8 PM (Eastern Time) and watch it below…

And that is it for this week’s PopCulteer.  Check back for fresh content every day and all our way-cool regular features.