deadlineThe PopCulteer
JuLY 15
, 2016

This week finds your PopCulteer neck-deep in deadlines. Things are plugging along wonderfully with The AIR, the internet radio station I’m co-running, but I have a writing commitment that needs to be finished by the end of the day Friday and other paying gigs that need attention, so today, rather than leave my readers hanging–I’ve gone more than thousand days with at least one post here in PopCult, you know–I will present ten random images, culled quickly from my various hard drives, that have nothing really much to do with one another (well, some might).

You see, a picture is worth a thousand words, so basically, this is like me cranking out a ten-thousand-word PopCulteer. You are welcome.

After the photos I’ll tell you all about this weekend’s programming on The AIR.


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Our first picture is the logo for Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, which has a new episode premiering at 3 PM Friday on The AIR. The Playlist for this week’s show appears at the bottom of this post, below the jump.


At the Marx Toy Convention last month, at the last after-hours meet up at The Marx Toy Museum, museum trustee and Marx Expert, Glenn Ridenour, generously allowed me to photograph one of his most rare and exotic items. This is the original sculpt of the head of the Victorian Riding Lady, a figure that was never produced or sold by Marx despite the existence of molds and test shots. In the next few weeks I’ll bring you a whole photo essay of what Glenn showed us.


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This is a wild and unused digital painting of The Flash, combining comic book art with whatever the hell it is that I do.



A couple of years ago Mel and I came across this cool car for sale on the side of the road on 119 near Big Chimney. I forgot about it until I found this photo.



A shot from FestivALL 2014’s Art Parade. ShockaCon is right around the corner. It’ll be here before you know it. Stay tuned for more.



This year there is no scheduling conflict between ShockaCon and The Mothman Festival, which is now blissfully SMOKE-FREE. Thank you Mason County for letting us breathe clean air while we explore the paranormality.


I also owe you folks a photo essay of the model contest room at WonderFest USA from early in June. It’s coming, I promise.



One last look at The Marx Toy Museum. We will follow you online, guys.


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Unused Monday Morning Art. It’s all swirly and stuff.



Now that I’m slowly regaining the use of my fingers and can paint and sculpt again, it’s probably dangerous for my wallet to visit the dealer’s room at WonderFest USA.


cross two 06Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? Now, about that internet radio programming…

Listen in at the above player, or check out our website.

Friday from 7 AM to 9 AM it’s a replay of the Thursday afternoon Four-Play shows, Ska Madness, The Punk Club, Psychedelic Shack and Beatles Blast. Tune in at 9 AM for an all new Laugh Appalachia with Lee, Tiff and Jay. At 9:30, stick around for STUFF TO DO, your guide to weekend hi-jinks.

Starting at 10 AM, we revisit our talk shows, with encore airings of Lynn Browder’s Autism Discussion, On The Road with Mel, The Best of The Real with Mark Wolfe and STUFF TO DO.

Sydney 022At 1 PM you’ll get a replay of this week’s Radio Coolsville which is followed by a brand-new blast of New Wave crunchy goodness as Sydney Fileen (seen right) presents Sydney’s Big Electric Cat at 3 PM.

Here’s the playlist for this week’s Big Electric Cat:

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Echo and the Bunnymen  “Heaven Up Here”
Grace Jones  “Slave To The Rhythm”
Minor Detail  “Canvas of Life”
Souixsie and the Banshees  “Painted Bird”
Normal  “Warm Leatherette”
Joy Division “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Boomtown Rats  “I Don’t Like Mondays”
X Ray Spex  “Good Time Girl”
Motels  “Danger”
XTC  “Making Plans For Nigel”
The Nails  88 Lines About 44 Women”
Pearl Harbor and The Explosions  “Drivin'”
The Jam  “Town Called Malice
The Vapors  “Turning Japanese”
Marianne Faithful  “Broken English”
Soft Cell  “Sex Dwarf”
Talk Talk  “Talk Talk”
Any Trouble  “Second Choice”
Sparks  “I Predict”
Captain Sensible  “Wot”
Josie Cotton  “He Could Be The One”
The Fleshtones  “Ride Your Pony”
X “Blue Spark”
Missing Persons”‘ “Walking In L.A.”
Mental As Anything  “If You Leave Me Can I Come To”
Oxxo  “Whirly Girl”
Psychedelic Furs  “Love My Way”
Tenpole Tudor  “The Hayrick Song”
Naked Eyes  “Promises Promises”
Background music  Art of Noise  “Donna”

At 5 PM we’re going to bring you more of our specialty music, with replays of Ska Madness, Psychedelic Shack and Curtain Call.

7 PM offers up a replay of AIR Guitar with Bob Geetar, and that will be followed by an hour of Blues Music.

At 9 PM This week’s Laugh Appalachia gets its evening airing, followed by Word Association with Lee and Rudy, which is a rerun of the acclaimed “Lemmy” episode because your PopCulteer didn’t have time to edit this week’s show yet.

10 PM sees a replay of this week’s Radio Free Charleston International, and that is followed by 29 HOURS OF INCREDIBLE MUSIC as we represent all of this week’s cool music programming all night and all day Saturday.

All day Sunday you can tune in for a replay of our stimulating, amusing and/or interesting talk and comedy programming.

That’s this week’s image-heavy PopCulteer. Keep reading. We’ll be here.