TONIGHT from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live is pulling out all the stops to offer an egregiously thrilling three-hour hip-hop tour through Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Vietnam ... and beyond. LISTEN in and check out the PLAYLIST Oh, and by the way ...
This super-awesome CD, Rap Around the World, lovingly hand-compiled by your favorite bodega proprietor, can be yours by pledging $75 or more to support WFMU / Give the Drummer Radio during their annual marathon. PLEDGE NOW READ MORE ABOUT THE CD
TONIGHT at 7:00 PM ET North Brooklyn purebred DJ Poodlecannon (Drom, Gemini+Scorpio, Mehanata, Pilsener Haus, PS1) will go needle-to-needle with your scrappy underdog proprietor in a three-hour canine clash of global sublime, culminating in a truly ugly Battle Royale of epic international hip-hop! Where? Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio
This super-awesome CD, lovingly hand-compiled by your favorite bodega proprietor, can be yours by pledging $75 or more to support WFMU / Give the Drummer Radio during their annual marathon. PLEDGE NOW READ MORE ABOUT THE CD
This Wednesday Feb 26 at 7:00 PM ET North Brooklyn purebred DJ Poodlecannon (Drom, Gemini+Scorpio, Mehanata, Pilsener Haus, PS1) will go needle-to-needle with your scrappy underdog proprietor in a three-hour canine clash of global sublime, culminating in a truly ugly Battle Royale of epic international hip-hop! Where? Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio
Bodega Pop Live returns to WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio this evening at 7 PM Eastern Time with three thrill-packed hours of Japanese alternative, electronic, enka, funk, hip-hop, jazz-punk, lo-fi, noise, psychedelic, rock ... and pop, pop, pop!
You are listening to first track of upsettingly groovy Polish psych album from late sixties You are grabbing whole thingy here. Not to make excuses, but I was in the middle of a longish post about this nothing-short-of-thrilling CD I discovered earlier today at a Polish media store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Music Planet, 649 Manhattan Ave), when I hit a button or series of buttons that erased everything but the last two letters of the word "and." I can't rewrite it. I just can't. I'm exhausted. I have too many things going on right now. But neither can I wait to share this sublime gem with you for another moment. Did you see the cover of this album? That's not a bullshit irony retro cover, dear reader. Oh, no. It's the original 1968 cover of Czeslaw Niemen's second album, Sukces (Success). Does the music live up to it? Oh, yes. Niemen (born Czesław Juliusz Wydrzycki in 1939 in what is now Belarus ) was one of Poland's most important rock stars and his voice, the arrangements, everything sounds like some filthier--or perhaps merely moister--chain-smoking East European reprobate version of James Brown. Hoo-wah!
Reupped because I promised I would. Ever since I stumbled onto this video for Dolphin's "Without Us": I've kept my eye out for the album it came from, imagining it was, at bare minimum, listenable. When I found a copy online late last year, I filed it away, waiting to give it a fair hearing. And promptly forgot about it. Maybe it was seeing a copy of Peter Hook's book on Joy Division in a bookstore I popped into on the way home after work this evening, but something nudged this album back into my consciousness. Once at home I searched for it in my computer; when I found it, I popped open a Six Point and spent the next hour letting the Dolphin wash its post-punk waves of tuna-safe Dolphin-y goodness over me. And realizing that you really, really had to hear it. Youth, or Yunost, is Dolphin's sixth studio album, released in 2007. I realize that you and I don't know each other all that well, but ... I think you're going to like it.
Postscript: I love this album so much that, when I found a physical copy of it in an Astoria thrift shop recently, I shelled out for it so I could while away evening after evening "grooving on the cover" while listening to it. Seriously.
Just reupped by special request. Drag the thrills down to your world. Yet another awesome find at Thai-Cam Video on Foster Road in Portland, Oregon. (See below for several others.)
I've had a long, busy week at work and now I just want to (a) catch up on Project Runway All Stars and then (b) fall asleep reading more of Sheng Keyi's Northern Girls, so please forgive the lack of rambling on my part this evening. Do you really need me to tell you how great this is when you can listen to the samples above? I'll be back when I'm rested up.
Bodega Pop Live returns to WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio this Wednesday night at 7PM EST with three thrill-packed hours of cover songs, cultural appropriation, genre-bending, remix and sampling. Listen in, check out the track list and join the conversation here.
Soon after I moved to New York City in 1997 I began to notice that bodegas run by people from around the world sometimes stocked CDs and DVDs of music and film from the countries they had come from.
The music I've collected from these bodegas can almost never be found in the "World Music" sections of the few remaining places to buy CDs in the U.S.; nor, for that matter on iTunes (or cheapo MP3 sites like Soundike).
If you are an artist or publisher and do not want your music here, just let me know and I'll remove it.