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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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Favoriting June 22, 2016: Made in Taiwan
A three-hour tour of Taiwanese pop, folk, post-rock, hip hop, indigenous / ethnic minority music, from Taipei to Kaohsiung City.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 

Intro   Favoriting

Bodega Pop Live 



Teresa Teng  青春鼓手 (Youth Drummer)   Favoriting       0:04:35 (Pop-up)
Teresa Teng  Three Dreams   Favoriting 海韻 (Rhine | Rhythm of the Wave)  1974    0:07:45 (Pop-up)
Teresa Teng  花的梦 (Flower Dream)   Favoriting       0:10:03 (Pop-up)
Teresa Teng  昨夜夢醒時 (Last Night While Awake)   Favoriting       0:12:45 (Pop-up)
Teresa Teng  谈情时候 (Shall We Time?)   Favoriting       0:16:08 (Pop-up)
Teresa Teng  別在星期天 (On a Sunday)   Favoriting       0:18:17 (Pop-up)
Teresa Teng  蜜语重重 (Heavy Sweet Words)   Favoriting       0:20:44 (Pop-up)
Teresa Teng  悲哀十字架 (Cross of Sorrow)   Favoriting       0:23:02 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Teresa Teng 

First Love (Keyboard Instrumental)   Favoriting




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Sunset Rollercoaster  Punk   Favoriting Bossa Nova  2011    0:32:16 (Pop-up)
TuT  Color of Words   Favoriting You Got Me When I Stare at You  2014    0:35:31 (Pop-up)
Boyz & Girl  Ghost Parade   Favoriting Boyz & Girl  2012    0:38:46 (Pop-up)
Unfit Chair  Melbourne   Favoriting 台灣硬地 Vol.2 (Taiwan Hard Vol. 2)  2013    0:43:05 (Pop-up)
Skip Skip Ben Ben  回台北 (Back to Taipei)   Favoriting No-Fi No Fiction  2010    0:50:09 (Pop-up)
濁水溪公社 (LTK Commune)  現在的社會 (Society Nowadays)   Favoriting   1991    0:54:46 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

Wormhole   Favoriting




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Unknown Singers  A Recitative for Describing Loneliness   Favoriting The Songs of the Bunun Tribe - The Music of the Aborigines on Taiwan Island, Vol. 1  1993    1:04:06 (Pop-up)
Unknown Artists  Taiwan Traditional Song   Favoriting       1:05:18 (Pop-up)
周添旺 (Zhou Tianwang)  月夜愁 (Moonlight Worry)   Favoriting   1933    1:07:41 (Pop-up)
文夏 (Wen Xia)  男性的復仇 (Men's Revenge)   Favoriting       1:11:02 (Pop-up)
Lily Chao  Who Can Know My Heart   Favoriting Chinese Folk Songs  2015  This terrific comp plucked from the shelves of soon-to-be-no-more Other Music [tear, sad face]  1:16:26 (Pop-up)
張明麗 + 夏心 (Zhang Mingli + Xia Xin)  蘇州河邊 (Suzhou River)   Favoriting       1:19:36 (Pop-up)
歐陽菲菲 (Ouyang Feifei)  熱情的沙漠 (Warm Desert)   Favoriting 給最敬愛的 (To the Most Beloved)  2006  I found this insanely terrific comp on 8th Avenue in Brooklyn (aka Brooklyn's Chinatown) in a bookstore that also rented VCDs and sold a handful of CDs  1:22:42 (Pop-up)
Teresa Teng  海韵 (The Rhine)   Favoriting 給最敬愛的 (To the Most Beloved)  2006    1:25:52 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

512z w drank   Favoriting




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Joanna Wang  I'm Pathetic Enough   Favoriting Joanna & Wang Ruo-Lin  2009    1:37:05 (Pop-up)
MC Hotdog  快樂 (Happy)   Favoriting 哈狗幫 (MC Hotdog)  2001    1:40:26 (Pop-up)
MA-TE LIN  Polaris   Favoriting Animals in the Room  2015    1:44:01 (Pop-up)
陳明章+王明輝 (Cheng Mingzheng + Wang Minghui)  抓狂 (Crazy)   Favoriting Blacklist Studio - Songs of Madness  1989    1:47:57 (Pop-up)
Cherry Boom  Se Cai   Favoriting Guai Guai  2007    1:52:35 (Pop-up)
Crowd Lu  Oh Yeah!!!   Favoriting 七天 (Seven Days)  2009    1:56:44 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Famicon Fountains 

Liquid Sugar Grid System   Favoriting

Liquid Sugar Grid System 



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Yao Su Rong  Steal the Person of the Heart (as translated by Google)   Favoriting 24 Non Stop Hits | Bodega Pop 13      2:07:15 (Pop-up)
Yao Su Rong  Track 3   Favoriting JEP 9027    This came from the thrilling Mr. Madrotter's blog  2:09:37 (Pop-up)
Yao Su Rong  Diamond   Favoriting 24 Non Stop Hits | Bodega Pop 13      2:12:49 (Pop-up)
Yao Su Rong  Love Forever   Favoriting Love Is Forever      2:14:49 (Pop-up)
Yao Su Rong  Lachrymal Clothes   Favoriting 24 Non Stop Hits | Bodega Pop 13      2:17:08 (Pop-up)
Yao Su Rong  Goodbye in Hong Kong   Favoriting Asian Takeaways      2:20:31 (Pop-up)
Yao Su Rong  Track 3   Favoriting Lfep 3045    Another Madrotter Mystery(TM)  2:22:27 (Pop-up)
Yao Su Rong  House of the Rising Sun   Favoriting Love Is Forever      2:24:51 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

Wormhole   Favoriting




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Fangyi Liu + Jared Xu  Arsenolite   Favoriting Five Minerals Powder  2016    2:34:47 (Pop-up)
Super Tortoise  不知過了多久我才學會改變 (I Do Not Know How Long Before I Learn to Change)   Favoriting Change  2012    2:44:24 (Pop-up)
Monolith  Forests   Favoriting Dead Species  2015    2:47:51 (Pop-up)
Green!Eyes  Sleeping Bag   Favoriting Sleeping Bag  2010    2:53:53 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 

Hei La Bodega   Favoriting

Hei La Bodega - Carnaval! 



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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:56pm

Can't get enough Neo-Acid.
Howdy Gary and Bodega Poppers!
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Avatar 7:01pm

evening Gary, Geezerette, everyone!
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listener james from westwood:

How do, Gary and all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm

hi folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm

Hey Bob, James and Melinda! So glad to see y'all!
Avatar 7:06pm

Hi Melinda!
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Heya James!
Avatar 7:08pm

Hey Bob,James,Melinda!
We need noodles!
Avatar 7:09pm

oooh, Teresa Teng. Lots of her stuff at Madrotter. I just grabbed a new one the other day, but have only listened to it once.

Hi all!
Avatar 7:10pm

Hy Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm

Hyde! This track is from Madrotter, but everything else is from elsewhere I think
Avatar 7:14pm

since we're on Taiwan, i'll note that a month or so ago I took this cookbook called The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the Beautiful Island by Cathy Erway (thefoodoftaiwan.com) out from the library, and it was pretty cool. The pictures are fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm

That looks sweet, Hyde -- did you wind up making anything really great?

it's peter! getting out my Teresa Teng playing cards for some solitaire..
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm

Wait, do you seriously have TT playing cards? Jealous, if so!
Avatar 7:20pm

Yum Hyde!,thanks for sharing link.
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@Gary unfortunately no. i did the sad librrary cookbook thing where i skimmed the text, looked at the pretty pictures and then made none of the recipes. i need to get it again.

if peter really has TT playing cards, color me jealous too

from Taoyuan International Airport! among my most prized possessions :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm

Dang, Peter
Avatar 7:23pm

How great Peter!

we'll all get together for a game some day..
Avatar 7:26pm
tim abdellah:

Deal me in! Howdy, y'all!
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Avatar 7:27pm

Hello Gary and all of Taiwan!

Avatar 7:30pm

it's Merlina Mercouri, from the Jules Dassin film Never on Sunday!
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misspell: it's Melina Mercouri
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm

I like the Never on Sunday soundtrack.
Avatar 7:33pm

@melinda that movie is fantastic. I got to see Jules Dassin introduce a screening of it at Harvard Film Archive years ago, it was really cool to see him talk about it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm

Carmichael! And, ah, yes, Never on Sunday! Thanks
Avatar 7:36pm

@hyde@melinda yep - the soundtrack is great - I saw part of the movie but so long ago I can't really remember it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm

I know the song, but I've never seen the film ... I clearly need to fix that
Avatar 7:44pm

@ndbob Dassin is great. Made some amazing postwar films in the USA (Thieve's Highway, Night and The City, Brute Force, The Naked City), got blacklisted and moved to Europe and made Rififi, Topkapi and Never On Sunday. (Also Phaedra, which is worth a look). He also made some anti- greek junta films in the 70's, which I've never seen but I think didn't make him very popular with the dictatorship there.
Avatar 7:52pm

@hyde I've seen Night and the City and The Naked City - Topkapi too I think
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@ndb i love Topkapi, it's one of the great heist films. except it always reminds me that i went to Istanbul and didn't go to Topkapi, d'oh
Avatar 7:55pm

@Hyde I saw it with my parents when it came out - I remember really liking it
Avatar 7:58pm

excellent first hour Gary! - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm

I heard the soundtrack long before seeing the film, film is good too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm

Night, Bob!
Avatar 8:17pm

this set is super cool
Avatar 8:19pm

awww, Other Music. I only know of their Cambridge incarnation, but i bought a lot of stuff there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm

I didn't know they were in Cambridge
Avatar 8:21pm

yeah, they had a Harvard Square outpost for a few years. It was aces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm

Nice, Gary! Off to Jetlag Russian Music Festival this weekend. But will only speak Mandarin to them. Well, Hungarian is is close as I get.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm

Poodle! Sounds awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm

This song is awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm

Warm Dessert
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm

Sounds awesome sounds all around
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listener james from westwood:

No risk of raisins in lava cake?
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listener james from westwood:

Maybe Brixit would sound too much like the BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
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@hyde: when was Other Music in Cambridge?
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listener james from westwood:

The one that made me smile was Grexit for Greek exit. Sounded like a minor DC Comics villain, maybe a Justice League foe who got wiped out in Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm

I do like raisins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm

Good point about BRICS, LJfW
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:44pm
listener james from westwood:

Of course, post-Brexit might become a developing nation, economy wise, so who knows, may be room for one more B in BRICS.
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listener james from westwood:

There you go. And if Scotland successfully bails next time, they could go with EBRICS. Then it's just a matter of getting Words With Friends to officially accept it, to soak up some of those pesky E's.
Avatar 8:55pm

@melinda sorry, i wandered off their for a bit. Other Music was in Cambridge in the late 90's, i imagine it opened somewhere between 1997-1998? It was in the building at 57 JFK, that had the movie theater earlier and the Swatch store later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm

Thanks hyde. That was before my time. I live in Maine and the last time a visited Boston I found a record store in Cambridge I was hoping to return to but that wasn't it, I was there in 2008.
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@melinda hmmm, there was also Twisted Village, which was just a couple blocks away from Other Music, at 12 Eliot Street and was great. (these exact addresses are the result of the fact that i was a mailman in Cambridge for a bunch of years!) That place closed circa 2010 or so...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm

I don't know most of the street names, but this was in a basement space.
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Doug Schulkind:

This is good packing music, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm

Doug! Oh, man -- happy soon-to-be-a-vacation to you!
Avatar 9:15pm

@melinda Twisted Village was a basement space. So also is In Your Ear at 72 Mt Auburn, which is actually still there (though i always thought their Boston store was better) : iye.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm

In Your Ear, that's it! I like that you remember the addresses.
Avatar 9:18pm

@melinda haha, like i said, i was a mailman. that stuff sticks when you deliver day after day to these places ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm

Yeah, I guess you would!
Avatar 9:20pm

"Lachrymal Clothes" now that's a song title!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm

^C/o Google Translate, if memory recollects
Avatar 9:28pm

even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while
Avatar 10:01pm

aww, that's it, thanks Gary!
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Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for another fabulous show, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm

Thanks, gang!

Hi everyone, thank you for these. I would say, the thing missing in this playlist, without mentioning more experimental music because I know it is very hard to find, is actual popular music from the 80's and 90's, the music that was also popular in mainland China. Everything is on youtube now, but it can get difficult to keep tracks of it : who is taiwanese and who is not ? where can i find the whole album (chinese don't use the same websites as us when it comes to finding music) ? Is it the real MV or a karaoke-made one ?
In the youtube comments, you can see chinese people having fond memories of the popular music from this era, and especially when listening to taiwanese music, which is seen as more professional and "artistic" (ie. less dumb) than the mainland productions.
I myself wanted to dive into this but it's very time-consuming. I have to say, i really like songs by someone like Bobby Chen 陳昇 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwL3l6rcUJ0 this was the first song I heard on my first trip in China (ive never been to taiwan), little I know I would fall in love with the country and that song was one of the reasons, it's so nostalgiy-packed... check this one too, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f6305MkDsI

i advise searching "台湾老歌" on youtube to find many playlists

I'd recommend checking out the LTK Commune music video, easily findable on youtube. Quite entertaining! In response to an earlier comment, in the 90s Faye Wong (王菲) and Wubai (五百) were both very popular "alternative rock" style singers. I'm sure there were others. The picture at the top of the page is an album cover for a band called Wonfu (旺福), a fantastic pop band who have been around for quite some time now. Sadly none of their songs are on this playlist! Check out one of their songs here, if you'd like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLAykllCuXU While there are certainly other artists that could be added to this list, it's a fine introduction to a place with a rich and distinct music culture! Thank you for putting on such a fantastic show!
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