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Sounds ripped from cassettes & CDs found in immigrant-run mom & pop stores. Deconstructed icons. Field recordings. Sonic mayhem from the far corners of the internet.

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Options May 7, 2014: SEA to SEA
Bollywood-influenced Kampuchean synth, French pop by Southeast Asian immigrants in Paris, rippin’ Lao metal-hip hop, obscure tracks by Luk Thung + Cambodian rock giants plucked off bodega shelves in Seattle’s most diverse neighborhood.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
INTRO: K. Wylin  Welcome to the Bodega   Options The Bodega  2010     
THEME: Nellie McKay  ¡Bodega!   Options Home Sweet Mobile Home  2010     
Ros Sereysothea ?  Track 7   Options Cambodian 60s-70s Hits  197X  Cambodia  0:04:06 (Pop‑up)
Santi Duangsawang  Letter from Mother   Options Sweet Kiss  2010  Thailand  0:07:23 (Pop‑up)
Cells  Metal Organ Rap   Options Album    Laos  0:13:19 (Pop‑up)
Son Thoeung (Remixed by)  Reverb Revolution   Options S.M. Production  199X  Cambodia  0:16:45 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jonny Olsen 

Khan Lao Lum Phutai   Options

Ameri-Khaen Lao Instrumental 

2013 

 

0:19:37 (Pop‑up)
Lữ Liên  Ba Bà Mẹ Chồng   Options Ba Bà Mẹ Chồng  1973  Vietnam  0:25:31 (Pop‑up)
Sam Ath Im + Sok Heng  R&B Song   Options New Age Productions    Cambodia  0:31:40 (Pop‑up)
Rungpetch Laemsing  Track 6   Options 16 Hits  2007  Thailand  0:36:43 (Pop‑up)
Lệ Thủy + Minh Phụng + Hồng Nga + Phượng Liên + Thanh Hải   Act 3   Options Lưu Minh Châu  197X  Vietnam  0:39:58 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jonny Olsen 

Khan Lao Lum Phutai   Options

Ameri-Khaen Lao Instrumental 

2013 

 

0:46:55 (Pop‑up)
Thuy Pealy (Remixed by)  Bollywood in Kampuchea   Options One Love Is One Life!  1994  Cambodia  0:51:05 (Pop‑up)
Young Channartith + Yom Sophara + Young Morgane-Ruth  Daft Punked Khmer   Options SNA Production 004    France / Cambodia  0:53:21 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Cambodian Woman  Khmer Kumbia   Options ! ! ! !    Cambodia  0:57:13 (Pop‑up)
Young Channartith + Yom Sophara + Young Morgane-Ruth  KhmeRai   Options SNA Production 004    Cambodia  1:01:21 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Cambodian Male  Amateur Angelia   Options Kang Pich Entertainment CD 04    Cambodia  1:04:43 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jonny Olsen 

Khan Lao Lum Phutai   Options

Ameri-Khaen Lao Instrumental 

2013 

 

1:10:29 (Pop‑up)
Nantida Kaewbusai  Noi Noi Nhoi Ka   Options Jum Kun Bor Dai Ka    Thailand  1:15:53 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Cambodian Guy  Track 3   Options M Production 1    Cambodia  1:17:55 (Pop‑up)
Siang Sawan  Pla Kho Yai   Options Pla Kho Yai  2011  Laos  1:20:37 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Khmer Singer  Soulful Song   Options Title in Golden Letters    Cambodian  1:26:36 (Pop‑up)
Guitar Guy + Cyclo Gal  Straight Up Guitar, Vocals + Synth Action   Options Angkor Wat #21    Cambodia  1:29:30 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jonny Olsen 

Khan Lao Lum Phutai   Options

Ameri-Khaen Lao Instrumental 

2013 

 

1:35:08 (Pop‑up)
Man City Lion  Navajo Heaven   Options Best  2007  Thailand  1:41:04 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Cambodian Singer  Weird Groove   Options ! ! ! !    Cambodia  1:43:20 (Pop‑up)
Vithya Leak  Khmer Country Groove   Options Sayonara Sound PP-46    Cambodia  1:46:22 (Pop‑up)
Two Guys in Plaid from Laos  Track 07   Options Vol. 1    Laos  1:49:08 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jonny Olsen 

Khan Lao Lum Phutai   Options

Ameri-Khaen Lao Instrumental 

2013 

 

1:53:59 (Pop‑up)
Paisal Puechmongkol + Arinda Pachim a Pirmee  Sao Baan Tae   Options The Stars (Disc 2)  2008  Thailand  1:59:32 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Cambodian Singers  With Strings   Options 4    Cambodia  2:02:30 (Pop‑up)
Thai Guy with Short Hair and Long Smile  Trumpets Like Ducks   Options 16 Hits  2007  Thailand  2:07:29 (Pop‑up)
Lao Woman + Khaen Player  Track 1   Options Four Lao Songs    Laos  2:11:04 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jonny Olsen 

Khan Lao Lum Phutai   Options

Ameri-Khaen Lao Instrumental 

2013 

 

2:19:46 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Khmer Duet  Duet   Options Kang Pich Entertainment CD 04    Cambodia  2:24:19 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Khmer Duet  Golden Duet   Options Album Title in Golden Letters    Cambodia  2:28:02 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Khmer Duet  Sloppy Party   Options ! ! ! !    Cambodia  2:30:43 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Thai Artist  Party   Options Thai Dance Album  2014  Thailand  2:34:19 (Pop‑up)
Mr. Sophon Som  Snigh Sigh   Options Compact Disc 1    Cambodia  2:37:44 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jonny Olsen 

Khan Lao Lum Phutai   Options

Ameri-Khaen Lao Instrumental 

2013 

 

2:41:05 (Pop‑up)
Sinn Sisamouth + Pen Ran ?  Track 08   Options Cambodian 60s-70s Hits  196X  Cambodia  2:44:49 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Singer  San Sabai   Options 1    Cambodia  2:46:38 (Pop‑up)
Aaron Productions Singer  Kampuchea Pop 93   Options Love You Forever!!!  1993  Cambodia  2:50:18 (Pop‑up)
Seng Botum  Dancing All Night   Options Thobung Song  1997  Cambodia  2:53:03 (Pop‑up)
OUTRO: Catrina  Hei La Bodega   Options Hei La Bodega - Carnaval!  2010    2:57:33 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:51pm hyde:

that is an exciting looking pile of CD's...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm Gary:

I thought it might interest you, Hyde :)
Avatar 6:52pm hyde:

in my wheel house. up my alley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Gary:

Hey, Hyde, where were are you again?
Avatar 6:56pm ndbob:

evening Gary, Hyde, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Gary:

Hiya, Bob! Just settling in with a cup of coffee
Avatar 6:57pm hyde:

I have a dual existence these days, I'm in Woodstock (NY) during the week, then most weekends I drive back to Attleboro MA where my house and gf are. (Attleboro is like 20 min from Providence, RI)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Gary:

Aha, I thought it was somewhere not too awfully far from New York.
Avatar 6:58pm hyde:

heya, ndb
Avatar 6:59pm doca:

Evening, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Gary:

This pre-show song is a super rare (1 known copy) single of Ros Sereysothea, Pen Ran and ... grrr ... someone else
Avatar 7:00pm doca:

This is not the show yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Gary:

Two cats in the house! Hi, Doca!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Gary:

Nope, just about to start. Guess I'm getting started a bit late!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm davex:

Hi Gary and everyone. Indochina theme tonight?
Avatar 7:01pm hyde:

@Gary I know, I NEED to get down to the city. fwiw, I was just reading about some supposedly pretty good new Korean barbecue place in Flushing called Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

how do, all! Dinner and Bodega Pop—perfect together! (Now New Jersey's gonna sue me for stealing their slogan.)
Avatar 7:01pm doca:

Good, so I haven't missed the show's theme(s)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Gary:

Hi Dave! Yep, that's it! More TK in the announce ... hiya, James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello BPL PPL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Gary:

Howdy, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Gary:

You gotta tell me when you come, Hyde!
Avatar 7:05pm New Jersey:

We'll let you slide just this once, m'kay?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Gary:

New Jersey! Welcome to New York, neighbor!
Avatar 7:07pm hyde:

@Gary will do!
Avatar 7:08pm New Jersey:

Dude!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, New Jersey! I wish you luck in your quest for an official state song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Doug Schulkind:

The problem with Bodega Pop Live is it simultaneously introduces me to dozens of heartstoppingly fantastic tunes AND then makes it impossible for me to go ahead and play those tunes on my own show. For at least TWO WHOLE DAYS!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Gary:

@Doug: Ha ha ... hey, if you want anything (and this goes for allayaz), holler and I'll get it to you!
Avatar 7:14pm Holly in NC:

DUDES!!!!!!
Hi Gary, Doug, Glenn, hyde. ljfw! xo
Gary, it'd be great if someone could translate titles etc. for the Cambodia Rocks comp you just shared on your blog... does anyone here have the skills?
Avatar 7:14pm glenn:

joisey doesn't have an official state song? does springsteen know this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Gary:

Holly! Glenn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Gary:

@Holly, I know Peter Doolan can read Lao as well as Thai ... so it's possible he could suss out the Cambodian for us as well, if we ask him nicely
Avatar 7:16pm ndbob:

Heya Holly . Glenn everyone else I didn't say hello to
Avatar 7:16pm Holly in NC:

Oh and hi Doca! So many cats, buffalo, foxes, warms the heart :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Uncle Michael:

I've come to prefer the weight savings associated with a carbon fiber organ wrap.
Avatar 7:18pm doca:

Hi Holly! and everyone that appeared here since I've last said hi. Great nu-metal track now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Gary:

You took the words right out of my [insert appropriate pun here], Uncle Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Gary:

This band, Doca, is Cells, from Laos. Not sure the track name, though. I just made the one here up.
Avatar 7:19pm hyde:

man, a lot of people showed up when i was in the shower.
Avatar 7:19pm northguineahills:

Not to be confused w/ the 90s indie band Cell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Uncle Michael:

That always happens to me too. I have had to start locking the door.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Gary:

NGH!
Avatar 7:25pm Holly in NC:

Heya ndbob, and hi UM!
Need to be quiet for a while as I'm dealing with airlines for a client trying to access her recently deceased husband's frequent flyer miles.
So far American Airlines very helpful, United/Continental OK.
Air Tran - ASSHOLISH in every way possible.
Delta doesn't allow transfer/merge at all but suggested workaround if we can hack deceased's PIN #. In all cases simply getting to a human being is insanely painful & time consuming, I have stationed a stiff drink to my side :-)
Avatar 7:29pm doca:

Your work is very odd, Holly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Gary:

Good luck, Holly ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Gary:

and, yes, what Doca said :)
Avatar 7:30pm Holly in NC:

@doca - yes, it is :-)
Avatar 7:31pm ndbob:

Good luck Holly - and this is great Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Gary:

I almost didn't make it back outside the hotel after this find, Bob -- I just kept listening to everything, hands trembling
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Uncle Michael:

Hi Holly. Take those assholes to the woodshed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Gary:

This next Vietnamese track begins to deteriorate (surface issues on the CD), but the vocal performances are so good, I couldn't not share it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm listener james from westwood:

You're doing the [divine being or beings]'s wprk, Holly. That client has a friend in you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm listener james from westwood:

Gary, if I held something like beginning to deteriorate against anything, I'd be a hypocrite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Gary:

I resemble that remark, James
  7:45pm MrFab:

Oddly enough, that slow steady groove of the Rungpetch Laemsing track reminded me of some African stuff like Orchestra Baobob or Ali Farka Touré. Coincidence, I guess..?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Gary:

Possibly, but possibly not, MrFab -- music travels! (As I hardly need to tell the compiler of one of the coolest international cover song comps I've ever heard)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Gary:

Maybe more Lollywood than Bollywood
  7:54pm MrFab:

Thanks, Gary. Actually there have been four 'Cover The Earth' comps, and am working on Vol. 5 !

And as it is approaching 5:00 Left Coast time, gotta head out and check the rest of the show in the archives...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Gary:

Have a great night, Mr. Fab, and thanks for all of the great stuff you share!
Avatar 7:57pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Gary! catch the rest on the archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Gary:

Happy trails, Bob!
Avatar 8:00pm doca:

This one could go on that fake latin music WFMU premium, Gary
Avatar 8:01pm hyde:

this is a killer cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Gary:

Did you get that one, Doca?
Avatar 8:02pm doca:

I didn't this time. Is it yours? I'll get it on October silent fundraising probably
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Gary:

It's Jesse's
Avatar 8:07pm doca:

What was Bodega premium?
Avatar 8:07pm northguineahills:

Ok, gotta to run some errands. Hopefully, I'll be back by 10 Thanks Gary!
Avatar 8:07pm Holly in NC:

@Doca you rock!

So does Jet Blue, incidentally.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Gary:

I see Jet Blue's offices, with a massive Jet Blue sign, on the way home every night from work, Holly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Gary:

Doca, mine was Rap Around the World
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Gary:

See ya, NGH!
Avatar 8:11pm doca:

Oh yes! How come I didn't get this one? I tend to pick premium for themselves and not necessarily for the shows I listen the most. From GTD I got Tony Coulter's one, though usually I don't listen to his show

@Holly: you rock too, specially transferring miles from deceased persons to the living ones.
Avatar 8:11pm Holly in NC:

"Frontier is currentlt experiencing 37 minute hold time. Please hold"
DRINKING.....
Avatar 8:14pm hyde:

ah, Richard Marx. I was thinking it was Tears for Fears for some reason.
Avatar 8:14pm Holly in NC:

While waiting, Frontier suggests I book my summer getaway to Missoula.
Avatar 8:15pm hyde:

hang in there Holly!
Avatar 8:15pm Holly in NC:

omg down to 34 minutes.
Avatar 8:23pm Holly in NC:

I think I need to give up on Frontier for now. I am getting paid for this time & this is unconscionable, no way I'll bill for this. I will set alarm for 3 am & retry. Down to 29 minutes. Unbelievable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Gary:

Oh, man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Gary:

So, this is a huge hit in both Laos and Thailand
Avatar 8:34pm hyde:

this is the water snake song?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Gary:

No, Hyde -- that one was two songs ago, the morlam-sounding thing with the older guy's voice
Avatar 8:37pm hyde:

ah. i'm so confiused! and i don't care.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm listener james from westwood:

Super stuff at the halfway mark!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Gary:

The musicians (and remixers) (and Casio(TM)) thank you, James!
Avatar 8:47pm hyde:

Gary, this stuff is fantastic. It's comin' thru. It's totally comin' thru.

My googling "siang sawan" only led me to find that this apparently means "Luminous Sound" in Thai and Pen-ek Ratanaruang did a short segment in a film about a blind pianist called that. Which reminded me of "Monrak Tranistor" that he did--has anyone seen that? it's a pretty fantastic Thai music love story. It's dedicated to Surapoi Sombatcharoen...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Gary:

Argh, I keep starting to watch Monrak Transistor but have only ever gotten 15 minutes in ... I need to see it!
Avatar 8:51pm hyde:

it's pretty good. it's a little slight in some ways (Last Life in the Universe is a better flick, overall), but it's got a good heart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Gary:

I loved Last Life in the Universe. Same director?
Avatar 8:54pm hyde:

yep, Pen-ek made Monrak right before Last Life
Avatar 8:56pm Holly in NC:

So my client just called and told me not to worry about Frontier or Delta or the other airlines who've been pesteriferous, she will have her Harvard-educated lawyer stepson deal with them as "he knows their general counsel". But no. Just NO. I am setting alarm for 3 am & getting through , damnit, because dear god not everyone has a friggin' Harvard lawyer in the family, and elitist ties should not be a prerequiste for decent customer service, let along contract honorship.

Your show has been keeping my head from exploding, Gary, thank you! :-)
Avatar 8:56pm northguineahills:

So, not a Lao Plaid cover band, I take it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm davex:

Enjoying the show and the creative titling!
Avatar 8:59pm hyde:

Mysterious Object at Noon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Gary:

Yes, thank you, Hyde, that's it, of course! And here's a panel from my comic: inkbrick.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Gary:

And here's the order form (it's actually out now): inkbrick.storenvy.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm Gary:

Dang Holly -- and, yeah, agreed. But, argh.
Avatar 9:25pm hyde:

please post that one, that was great! also, the lao currency is the kip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Gary:

Kip, thanks. And will do, Hyde
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm listener james from westwood:

Will catch the tail end of this lovely show in the archive; early to rise tomorrow. Many thanks for sharing these finds with us!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Gary:

You're welcome, James! Have a great night, and thanks for hanging out
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm Parq:

This has been great! I don't get to listen to your show too often, but I'm sure glad I caught this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Gary:

Thanks, Parq ... nice to see you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the music, Gary. It's been a trip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Gary:

Thanks for hangin, Michael!
Avatar 10:01pm hyde:

great show, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Gary:

Thanks for sticking it out, Hyde! See you soon, I hope ... night all!
  1:16pm mike:

i just found this station and so far it's pretty awesome. is there any way to dl the shows especially this one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Gary:

You can download individual shows via the WFMU app. That's the only method I know of.
  8:21pm Reack:

Thanks.to u blog i like so.much did u have anymore amgkowat
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