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Options 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   Options Bodega Pop Live  2016     
Teresa Teng  青春鼓手 (Youth Drummer)   Options       0:04:35 ()
Teresa Teng  Three Dreams   Options 海韻 (Rhine | Rhythm of the Wave)  1974    0:07:45 ()
Teresa Teng  花的梦 (Flower Dream)   Options       0:10:03 ()
Teresa Teng  昨夜夢醒時 (Last Night While Awake)   Options       0:12:45 ()
Teresa Teng  谈情时候 (Shall We Time?)   Options       0:16:08 ()
Teresa Teng  別在星期天 (On a Sunday)   Options       0:18:17 ()
Teresa Teng  蜜语重重 (Heavy Sweet Words)   Options       0:20:44 ()
Teresa Teng  悲哀十字架 (Cross of Sorrow)   Options       0:23:02 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Teresa Teng 
First Love (Keyboard Instrumental)   Options       0:26:21 ()
Sunset Rollercoaster  Punk   Options Bossa Nova  2011    0:32:16 ()
TuT  Color of Words   Options You Got Me When I Stare at You  2014    0:35:31 ()
Boyz & Girl  Ghost Parade   Options Boyz & Girl  2012    0:38:46 ()
Unfit Chair  Melbourne   Options 台灣硬地 Vol.2 (Taiwan Hard Vol. 2)  2013    0:43:05 ()
Skip Skip Ben Ben  回台北 (Back to Taipei)   Options No-Fi No Fiction  2010    0:50:09 ()
濁水溪公社 (LTK Commune)  現在的社會 (Society Nowadays)   Options   1991    0:54:46 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Barkher 
Wormhole   Options Cosmos  2016    0:58:09 ()
Unknown Singers  A Recitative for Describing Loneliness   Options The Songs of the Bunun Tribe - The Music of the Aborigines on Taiwan Island, Vol. 1  1993    1:04:06 ()
Unknown Artists  Taiwan Traditional Song   Options       1:05:18 ()
周添旺 (Zhou Tianwang)  月夜愁 (Moonlight Worry)   Options   1933    1:07:41 ()
文夏 (Wen Xia)  男性的復仇 (Men's Revenge)   Options       1:11:02 ()
Lily Chao  Who Can Know My Heart   Options 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 ()
張明麗 + 夏心 (Zhang Mingli + Xia Xin)  蘇州河邊 (Suzhou River)   Options       1:19:36 ()
歐陽菲菲 (Ouyang Feifei)  熱情的沙漠 (Warm Desert)   Options 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 ()
Teresa Teng  海韵 (The Rhine)   Options 給最敬愛的 (To the Most Beloved)  2006    1:25:52 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
TW 
512z w drank   Options Pillz  2016    1:28:14 ()
Joanna Wang  I'm Pathetic Enough   Options Joanna & Wang Ruo-Lin  2009    1:37:05 ()
MC Hotdog  快樂 (Happy)   Options 哈狗幫 (MC Hotdog)  2001    1:40:26 ()
MA-TE LIN  Polaris   Options Animals in the Room  2015    1:44:01 ()
陳明章+王明輝 (Cheng Mingzheng + Wang Minghui)  抓狂 (Crazy)   Options Blacklist Studio - Songs of Madness  1989    1:47:57 ()
Cherry Boom  Se Cai   Options Guai Guai  2007    1:52:35 ()
Crowd Lu  Oh Yeah!!!   Options 七天 (Seven Days)  2009    1:56:44 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Famicon Fountains 
Liquid Sugar Grid System   Options Liquid Sugar Grid System  2016    2:00:08 ()
Yao Su Rong  Steal the Person of the Heart (as translated by Google)   Options 24 Non Stop Hits | Bodega Pop 13      2:07:15 ()
Yao Su Rong  Track 3   Options JEP 9027    This came from the thrilling Mr. Madrotter's blog  2:09:37 ()
Yao Su Rong  Diamond   Options 24 Non Stop Hits | Bodega Pop 13      2:12:49 ()
Yao Su Rong  Love Forever   Options Love Is Forever      2:14:49 ()
Yao Su Rong  Lachrymal Clothes   Options 24 Non Stop Hits | Bodega Pop 13      2:17:08 ()
Yao Su Rong  Goodbye in Hong Kong   Options Asian Takeaways      2:20:31 ()
Yao Su Rong  Track 3   Options Lfep 3045    Another Madrotter Mystery(TM)  2:22:27 ()
Yao Su Rong  House of the Rising Sun   Options Love Is Forever      2:24:51 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Barkher 
Wormhole   Options Cosmos  2016    2:29:11 ()
Fangyi Liu + Jared Xu  Arsenolite   Options Five Minerals Powder  2016    2:34:47 ()
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)   Options Change  2012    2:44:24 ()
Monolith  Forests   Options Dead Species  2015    2:47:51 ()
Green!Eyes  Sleeping Bag   Options Sleeping Bag  2010    2:53:53 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 
Hei La Bodega   Options Hei La Bodega - Carnaval!  2000    2:59:04 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 6:56pm geezerette:

Can't get enough Neo-Acid.
Howdy Gary and Bodega Poppers!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 6:58pm Gary:

Geezerette!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:01pm ndbob:

evening Gary, Geezerette, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/22/16 7:02pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Gary and all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 7:05pm melinda:

hi folks!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:06pm Gary:

Hey Bob, James and Melinda! So glad to see y'all!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:06pm ndbob:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:07pm ndbob:

Heya James!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:08pm geezerette:

Hey Bob,James,Melinda!
We need noodles!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 7:09pm hyde:

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 Wed. 6/22/16 7:10pm geezerette:

Hy Hyde!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:10pm Gary:

Hyde! This track is from Madrotter, but everything else is from elsewhere I think
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 7:14pm hyde:

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 Wed. 6/22/16 7:16pm Gary:

That looks sweet, Hyde -- did you wind up making anything really great?
  Wed. 6/22/16 7:16pm peter:

it's peter! getting out my Teresa Teng playing cards for some solitaire..
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:18pm Gary:

Peter!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:18pm Gary:

Wait, do you seriously have TT playing cards? Jealous, if so!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:20pm geezerette:

Yum Hyde!,thanks for sharing link.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 7:20pm hyde:

@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
  Wed. 6/22/16 7:20pm peter:

from Taoyuan International Airport! among my most prized possessions :)
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:21pm Gary:

Dang, Peter
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:23pm ndbob:

How great Peter!
  Wed. 6/22/16 7:23pm peter:

we'll all get together for a game some day..
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:26pm tim abdellah:

Deal me in! Howdy, y'all!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:27pm Gary:

Tim!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/22/16 7:27pm Carmichael:

Hello Gary and all of Taiwan!
  Wed. 6/22/16 7:29pm peter:

(doolan)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 7:30pm hyde:

it's Merlina Mercouri, from the Jules Dassin film Never on Sunday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 7:31pm hyde:

misspell: it's Melina Mercouri
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 7:31pm melinda:

I like the Never on Sunday soundtrack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 7:33pm hyde:

@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 Wed. 6/22/16 7:34pm Gary:

Carmichael! And, ah, yes, Never on Sunday! Thanks
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:36pm ndbob:

@hyde@melinda yep - the soundtrack is great - I saw part of the movie but so long ago I can't really remember it
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:38pm Gary:

I know the song, but I've never seen the film ... I clearly need to fix that
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 7:44pm hyde:

@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 Wed. 6/22/16 7:52pm ndbob:

@hyde I've seen Night and the City and The Naked City - Topkapi too I think
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 7:54pm hyde:

@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 Wed. 6/22/16 7:55pm ndbob:

@Hyde I saw it with my parents when it came out - I remember really liking it
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Gary! - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 8:05pm melinda:

I heard the soundtrack long before seeing the film, film is good too.
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 8:11pm Gary:

Night, Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 8:17pm hyde:

this set is super cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 8:19pm hyde:

awww, Other Music. I only know of their Cambridge incarnation, but i bought a lot of stuff there
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 8:20pm Gary:

I didn't know they were in Cambridge
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 8:21pm hyde:

yeah, they had a Harvard Square outpost for a few years. It was aces.
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 8:23pm poodlecannon:

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 Wed. 6/22/16 8:24pm Gary:

Poodle! Sounds awesome!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 8:26pm poodlecannon:

This song is awesome!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 8:27pm poodlecannon:

Warm Dessert
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 8:29pm Gary:

Sounds awesome sounds all around
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/22/16 8:32pm listener james from westwood:

No risk of raisins in lava cake?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/22/16 8:34pm listener james from westwood:

Maybe Brixit would sound too much like the BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 8:34pm melinda:

@hyde: when was Other Music in Cambridge?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/22/16 8:35pm 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 Wed. 6/22/16 8:38pm Gary:

I do like raisins!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 8:40pm Gary:

Good point about BRICS, LJfW
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/22/16 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.
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 8:45pm Gary:

BRICS-B
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/22/16 8:51pm 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 Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 8:55pm hyde:

@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    Wed. 6/22/16 9:04pm melinda:

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.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 9:10pm hyde:

@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    Wed. 6/22/16 9:12pm melinda:

I don't know most of the street names, but this was in a basement space.
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 9:12pm Doug Schulkind:

This is good packing music, Gary!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 9:14pm Gary:

Doug! Oh, man -- happy soon-to-be-a-vacation to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 9:15pm hyde:

@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    Wed. 6/22/16 9:16pm melinda:

In Your Ear, that's it! I like that you remember the addresses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 9:18pm hyde:

@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    Wed. 6/22/16 9:18pm melinda:

Yeah, I guess you would!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 9:20pm hyde:

"Lachrymal Clothes" now that's a song title!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 9:21pm Gary:

^C/o Google Translate, if memory recollects
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 9:28pm hyde:

even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/22/16 10:01pm hyde:

aww, that's it, thanks Gary!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 10:02pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for another fabulous show, Gary!
Avatar Wed. 6/22/16 10:03pm Gary:

Thanks, gang!
  Wed. 8/24/16 5:00am ?:

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
  Mon. 10/23/17 3:00am A.C.:

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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