The PopCulteer
February 18, 2022

We have a very special treat for fans of New Wave Music on The AIR Friday.  It’s a great new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat for you, courtesy of Sydney Fileen. As you probably now by now, The AIR is PopCult‘s sister internet station, and you can listen to it without even leaving the blog. It’s cool, it’s free and we don’t pester you for money. All we ask is that you listen and enjoy.

Following an encore of last week’s bonus edition of MIRRORBALL at 2 PM, Friday brings a brand-new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat to The AIR. 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 if you’re reading on a desktop.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with a very special show that’s loaded with pure ear candy, as Sydney describes it.  It’s a killer mix of killer hooks as Sydney brings you hits, deep cuts and obscure rarities. Each tune is a potential earworm for somebody.

Just check out the playlist to see for yourself…

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Thomas Dolby “Europa and the Pirate Twins”
Romeo Void “Myself To Myself”
INXS “Stay Young”
Orchestral Manouvers In The Dark “Romance of the Telescope”
Bow Wow Wow “Why Are Babies So Wise”
Simple Minds “Theme For Great Cities”
DEVO “Working In A Coal Mine”
Modern English “Black Houses”
Siouxsie & The Banshees “Into The Light”
Aztec Camera “Lost Outside The Tunnel”
Heaven 17 “We’re Going To Live”
Talk Talk “Mirror Man”
Marthat & The Muffins “This Is The Ice Age”
Gang of Four “Paralyzed”
Wall of Voodoo “Crack The Bell”
Killing Joke “Butcher”
The Cars “Shake It Up”
The Eurythmics “Take Me To Your Heart”
Public Image Limited “Flowers of Romance”
B-Movie “Rememberance Day”
Magazine “The Honeymoon Killers”
Au Pairs “Love Song”
The Cure “All Cats Are Grey”
Fun Boy Three “The Lunatics”
Icicle Works “When Winter Lasted Forever”
UB40 “One In Ten”
The Beat “Too Nice To Talk To”
Human League “The Things That Dreams Are Made Of”
The B 52s “Give Me Back My Man”
Duran Duran “Girls On Film”
The Ramones “It’s Not My Place”
New Order “Chosen Time”
Lene Lovich “New Toy”

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.   I decided to jettison a couple of other topics for this week’s column because, to paraphrase Rowan Atkinson, “When the wind comes, it will be strong enough to blow down the awning.”  Still, check this blog for fresh content every day. I may be busy and distracted, but at least I’m stubborn enough to keep doing this.