The PopCulteer
August 20, 2021

We have a new episode of MIRRORBALL, our Disco Music showcase on The AIR plus we have a sad note about this year’s Mothman Festival, so let’s get started…

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 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.

At 2 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a new MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents a solid hour of some of the best club hits of the classic disco era. It’s a great show, and I’m just going to drop the playlist right here…

The Spinners “Rubberband Man”
Evelyne Champagne King “Shame”
Average White Band “Pick Up The Pieces”
Alicia Bridges “I Love The Nightlife”
Parliment “Flash Light”
The Sylvers “Boogie Fever”
Kool and the Gang “Jungle Boogie”
Earth Wind and Fire “Boogie Wonderland”
Carol Douglas “Doctor’s Orders”
The Moments “Nine Times”
Lakeside “It’s All The Way Live”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at  8 PM, Sunday at 11 PM, Tuesday at 1 PM and Wednesday at 7 PM, exclusively on The AIR.  This week’s new MIRRORBALL will kick off a Disco Marathon Saturday night until Midnight.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with an encore of an episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat devoted to the infamous and beloved record label, Stiff Records.

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. The Haversham shows will return with new episodes next week. YAY!

You can also hear select episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat as part of the Sunday morning and afternoon Haversham showcases, which begin at 9 AM with Psychedelic Shack, and include double shots of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat and Prognosis.

Mothman Takes A Powder

For the second year in a row, the folks who put on the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV, have called off the festivities. Ysterday they rleased this statement on social media…

I have to applaud them for doing the right thing. This pandemic is not over, and I am currently wrestling with whether or not to put STUFF TO DO back on ice as a regular feature of this blog. Thanks to a profound lack of common sense among a certain chunk of the population, and various mutations of the virus, I have gone back to wearing a mask full-time indoors in public, and I’m very worried about all the pent-up demand for live entertainment is coming with a rather deadly price.

It’s not an easy call. I have always supported the local scene, but I don’t want to support it to death.

And I’ll leave you with that thought this week. Check PopCult every day for fresh content.