The PopCulteer
November 4, 2022

We have a new episode of Mel Larch’s Disco showcase, MIRRORBALL, Friday afternoon on The AIR.  The AIR is PopCult’s sister radio station. You can hear our shows on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

This week Mel assembled an hour of extended Disco mixes of already-long Disco classics, resulting in a funky hour of danceable, soulful party music that only has a grand total of eight tracks. It’s like a night at the clubs, only it’s just an hour and it’s on at 2 PM in the afternoon.

Check out the playlist…

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Voyage “From East To West”
Lief Garrett “I Was Made For Dancing”
Dennis Parker “Like An Eagle”
Grace Jones “I Need A Man”
Chic Everybody Dance”
Amii Stewart “Light My Fire/ 137 Disco”
Cher “Take Me Home”
Heatwave “Boogie Nights”

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

At 3 PM, just to be all copacetc, we’ll be replaying one of Sydney Fileen’s classic “Dance Mix” episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. The playlist is buried in a long post, so I’m just gonna drop it right here…

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Men Without Hats “Safety Dance”
Scritti Politti “Wood Beez”
New Order “Blue Monday”
Nena “99 Red Balloons”
Heaven 17 “Temptation”
Dead Or Alive “You Spin Me Round”
Bananarama “Love In The First Degree”
Soft Cell “Torch”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Two Tribes”
Dollar “Hand Held In Black And White”
Duran Duran “The Reflex”
Howard Jones “New Song”
Propaganda “Duel”
Ultravox “Loves Great Adventure”
Yello “The Race”
Tears For Fears “Shout”
The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
The Specials “Ghost Town”

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.

Friday at 9 PM you can tune in for a three hours of coke-fueld 1970s conceptual comedy on The Comedy Vault, with The National Lampoon Comedy Hour. At midnight, stick around for an impromptu nine-hour marathon of Beatles Blast. 


Here’s three more cool things happening this weekend that popped up on my radar since Wednesday….




That is it for this week’s PopCulteer. Check back for our regular features and get ready for The 2022 PopCult Gift Guide, which kicks off Monday.