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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 October 1, 2014: I Remember
The most memorable tracks from my favorite CDs found in three dozen different bodegas, in the order I remembered them. A radio show in the form of Joe Brainard’s enduring masterpiece.

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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     
Asalah Nasri  Ya Natir   Options Yamin Allah    Syria, found in a Syrian bodega on Fifth Avenue and about 14th Street in Brooklyn's Park Slope, ca. 2001  0:05:39 (Pop‑up)
Naseebo Lal  Hanjowan Di Nadi Wich   Options     Pakistan, found in a Lollywood / Bollywood media store on Coney Island Avenue, ca. 2002  0:09:02 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Greek artists  Track 1   Options Our Finest Folk Songs    Greece, found in this tiny Greek CD store nestled behind a wedding store in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, ca. 2003  0:16:52 (Pop‑up)
Motrat Mustafa  Mos me Thuaj Mirdita   Options     Albania, found in an Albanian bodega on Church Avenue, Brooklyn, ca. 2004  0:21:09 (Pop‑up)
Zeki Müren  Hicazkâr Aksak Şarkı   Options 1955-63 Kayıtları/Recordings [Disc 2]    Turkey, found in a Turkish media store on East 21st or 22nd Street in Manhattan ca. 2003. Recommended to me by the poet and translator Murat Nemet Nejat, who went with me to the store that evening.  0:26:14 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Majida El Roumi 

Overture   Options

1982 Recitals 


Lebanon, found at the Nile Deli on Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens, ca. 2012 

0:29:02 (Pop‑up)
Mayumi Kojima  Ai No Poltergeist   Options Ai No Poltergeist    Japan, found at P-Tunes and Video on Chrystie Street in Manhattan's Chinatown, ca 2009 or 2010  0:39:48 (Pop‑up)
The Fly  A Better Life   Options The Fly I  2000  China, found in the outside dollar bin at Xinhua Books on 8th Avenue in Brooklyn's Chinatown, ca 2008  0:42:51 (Pop‑up)
Dolphin  R'n'B   Options Youth    Russia, found in a thrift store on Steinway Street, Astoria, Queens, ca. 2013  0:46:52 (Pop‑up)
5'Nizza  The Fire and I   Options 05  2005  Ukraine, found in a Russian media store in Forest Hills, ca. 2013  0:51:34 (Pop‑up)
LMF  Y Y Y Y   Options The Ultimate_s Hits (Disc 1)  2009  Hong Kong, found in a huge Chinese-language media store on the corner of Bowery and Canal, Manhattan, 2009  0:54:27 (Pop‑up)
MC Hotdog  Tigress   Options Wake Up  2006  Taiwan, found in a small 99 cent store on 86 Street or somewhere near there, Brooklyn, ca. 2007  0:57:35 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
MC Wiya 

Kia Matatu (Instrumental)   Options

Anei Ko Te Wiya 


Aotearoa/New Zealand, found in the cheapo bin at Asia Society, ca. 2013 

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Czeslaw Niemen  Dziwny Jest Ten Swiat   Options Dinozaury    Poland, found in Music Planet, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, ca. 2014  1:12:19 (Pop‑up)
Nantida Kaewbuasai  Jum Kun Bor Dai Ka   Options Jum Kun Bor Dai Ka    Thailand, found in a Lao supermarket in Seattle, Washington, 2014  1:16:13 (Pop‑up)
Karel Gott  Laska Umira   Options Hlas Muj Nech tu Znit  1967  Czech Republic, found in a Czech bodega in Long Island City, 2014  1:19:17 (Pop‑up)
Bạch Tuyết, Hùng Cường, Ngọc Giàu, Xuân Phát  Track 3   Options Tình Chú Thoòng    Vietnam, found in a Vietnamese media store on Argyle Street at the Argyle stop on the Red Line in Chicago, ca. 2010  1:22:31 (Pop‑up)
Googoosh  Nafass   Options Googoosh Vol. 1    Iran, found in a very, very small bodega somewhere on the Oakland/Berkeley border, ca. 2008  1:26:08 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Shonen Knife 

Milky Way   Options

Let's Knife 


Japan, I couldn't remember where I found this, but I do remember first hearing them while working at Tower Records in San Francisco in 1988 and finally seeing them play live at Asia Society in 2010 

1:33:24 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Ethiopian Woman  Track 08   Options 2005 album  2005  Ethiopia, found in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC, 2014  1:41:51 (Pop‑up)
Abigbo Cultural Group  Track 1   Options Aiha Ndu    Nigeria, found in East Elmhurst at a copy shop that also sells used books, Nollywood DVDs and CDs from NIgeria, ca. 2012  1:46:48 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

Aap Jaisa Koi (instrumental)   Options



Indian, found in a Bollywood store on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens, ca. 2013 

2:03:48 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Cambodian artists  Track 2   Options SK 29    Cambodia, found in Thai-Cam Video on Foster Road in Portland, Oregon, ca. 2008  2:13:57 (Pop‑up)
Cheb Hasni  Natraja Fel Hbib   Options Gualou Hasni Met    Algeria, found in an Algerian bodega on Steinway Street, ca. 2007  2:17:07 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Lao Woman  Track 3   Options Coverless Lao CD    Laos, found in a Lao market in Dallas, Texas, ca. 2012  2:22:22 (Pop‑up)
Oulad El-Bouazzaoui  Mabidi Mandir / Al-Ma'boud Allah W-Rnbi Sidi   Options Milouda    Morocco, found in a CD and tape store in Marrakesh, right off Jemaa el Fna, ca 2008  2:27:15 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Shingo Yuji 

Help   Options

Introducing Shingo Yuji 


Japan, found in Book-Off, midtown Manhattan, 2014 

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R.D. Burman + Chorus  Dil Lena Khel Hai Dildar Ka / Dialogue & Music : Laila , Majnu , Sheri , Farah (Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai)   Options Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai  1981  India, found in a Bollywood store on Davon Avenue in Chicago, ca. 2009-2010  2:47:16 (Pop‑up)
Cinderella Feat. Cecile Colayco  Superstar Ng Buhay Ko   Options Best of Manila Sound    Philippines, found in a sort of 99 cent store in Jackson Heights that carried movies and CDs from the Philippines, ca. 2013  2:54:08 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
OUTRO: Catrina 

Hei La Bodega   Options

Hei La Bodega - Carnaval! 



2:56:55 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  6:58pm Jill B.:

Hey Gary................my favorite time of the week.....any week!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Gary:

Hi Mom! Hey, I've got some great news I'll share with you after the show or tomorrow!
Avatar 7:00pm ndbob:

heya Gary , Jill, everyone!
Avatar 7:01pm hyde:

hi gang
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Gary:

Howdy, Bob! Nice to see you!
  7:01pm Jill B.:

Hi ndbob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Gary:

Hyde! Come on in!
  7:02pm Jill B.:

@ndbob....can I call you NoDak Bob???
Hi Hyde
Avatar 7:02pm hyde:

i thought i *was* in?!?!?
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Hullo Bodega buddies !...
Avatar 7:02pm ndbob:

@Jill of course:)
Avatar 7:03pm ndbob:

Hi Hyde
Avatar 7:03pm ndbob:

@Gary fantastic book!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Gary:

RevRab! And glad to see you know the book, Bob!
Avatar 7:05pm ndbob:

Petrusich's book - I need to read Brainerd's
  7:05pm Jill B.:

Ohhhhhhhhh Gary.....I don't know if I can wait very long for your good news...........I'm just glad you have good news about yourself.....your wonderful self!!!!!
Avatar 7:06pm Holly in NC:

Hello/Hullo/Hiya everyone! Gary, Jill B., RRN63, ndbob, hyde, lurkers & latecomers...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Gary:

Holly! Yay!
  7:06pm Jill B.:

Holly!!!! Hi there!!!!!
Avatar 7:07pm ndbob:

Heya Holly!
Avatar 7:08pm glenn:

Avatar 7:08pm glenn:

Avatar 7:08pm ndbob:

and Glenn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Gary:

I see you, Glenn!
Avatar 7:08pm glenn:

Avatar 7:08pm glenn:

still lurking.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Gary:

This first track is from a CD I picked up in this place: roadsandkingdoms.com...
Avatar 7:09pm glenn:

aw, fuck it. hi all.
  7:09pm Jill B.:

Glenn...you can lurk, but you can not hide!
Avatar 7:10pm Holly in NC:

@glenn - @bobdoesthings needs to see your current avatar!
Avatar 7:12pm glenn:

fox lovers of the world unite!
Avatar 7:13pm Holly in NC:

@glenn - assuming you've seen recent viral vid of fox playing with dog's ball...
Avatar 7:14pm glenn:

that's from emergency fox. twitter.com...
Avatar 7:14pm glenn:

the one on the golf course? i think so.
  7:24pm Jill B.:

Did everyone go to sleep???
Avatar 7:25pm hyde:

i'm still awake! i was eating a baked potato, i swear.
Avatar 7:25pm ndbob:

I was eating something unhealthy:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm Gary:

They were lulled into slumber by the plaintive tones of the Mustafa sisters :)
  7:26pm Jill B.:

Well, on my side of the US it is getting closer to dinner time......
Avatar 7:26pm hyde:

i was also reading this killer food tour of Gary's neck of the woods: www.seriouseats.com...
Avatar 7:26pm ndbob:

Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...just enjoying ! ; We're getting choice tracks here !
...& thinking about my other bottle of Pimms...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm listener james from westwood:

Howdy, Gary and all! If I knew youse all would be here, I'd have brought home more Mexican food.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Gary:

Avatar 7:30pm Holly in NC:

@glenn - no, not the one on golf course, or the one with dog in yard. This one!:

Listen to those hens!!!!!!!!!
  7:30pm Jill B.:

Hi James...........well, drat....no Mexican food for us.........guess our household will just have to settle for last night's leftovers.
P.S......I knew you all were out there!!!!!!
Avatar 7:36pm Holly in NC:

Off topic, but I just read this & am beyond flabbergasted - if any of you need a reason to NOT order from Dominos, ever, no matter how desperate/drunk/poor you are, please do read this.. it's unbelievable. Jeb Bush and 3 members of SCOTUS all involved/facilitate. wtf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm northguineahills:

I remember getting plenty of cassettes at the Punjabi eatery on e 1st st & Ave A in Manhattan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm listener james from westwood:

Can't imagine why they'd ever make it so tough to buy music. I went into a hobby shop and got followed around the whole place by a nervous-looking shopkeep. Honestly, they should sell over the Internet if they don't want to handle humans.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Gary:

  7:41pm Jill B.:

Gary, I found Joe Brainard's book, I Remember, on Amazon! I have never read it.....so am putting in an order....I loved the first few entries that you read to us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Gary:

Great, Mom! A convert! You'll really like it, I think
Avatar 7:43pm glenn:

jeb bush is speaking in toronto next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm listener james from westwood:

Yeesh, the Dominos guy sounds even worse than I thought. IIRC the Papa John's owner is a beaut, too. All the more reason to avoid their products, which have all the flavor and nutrition of a grease-soaked drop-ceiling panel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Gary:

I wrote about finding this album, and Chinese punk in general, here: opencitymag.com...
  7:48pm Jill B.:

Holly..............I am part-way through the Daily os article about Ave Maria, Florida.............very scary........with 3 of the US Supreme Court supporting this evil! When will all of this craziness stop???? I think I will be dead before any of us see any changes to what keeps happening at all levels of this once great country of ours.
Avatar 7:49pm glenn:

flabbergasted, but not surprised. right wing religious wing nuts will do anything to screw us godless commies.
  7:50pm Jill B.:

OOPS...that should have been Daily Kos......which I read every day!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Gary:

NGH, I'd love to hear some of the cassettes you scored ... :)
Avatar 7:54pm ndbob:

as for Ave Maria students www.winknews.com...
Avatar 7:55pm ndbob:

and there are a few interesting comments
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm northguineahills:

I know Ave Maria has a Div III college football team. Don't ask how I know.
Avatar 7:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Gary - catch the rest on the archive - keeping the chat window open
Avatar 7:57pm hyde:

sayonara, ndb!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Gary:

See ya, Bob! Thanks for hanging out!
Avatar 7:58pm ndbob:

Avatar 7:59pm Holly in NC:

@ngh - I HAVE to ask...
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Rememberizing with the rememberizer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Gary:

The Doug!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:02pm cklequ interior:

I lived in Florida for a short while. A pretty liberal and open minded city as far as Florida goes. I sort of liked the place. But i could feel the crazy seeping in from the rest of the state. Maybe Ave Maria should team up with the Scientologists in Clearwater and the theme park crowd. Burn it all down and start from scratch to create something massive.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Doug Schulkind:

I'm a little distracted due to the Pirates' wild card game about to start. I'll keep an ear on your game, too, Gary!
Avatar 8:06pm hyde:

yay, hong kong films! i just watched "eastern condors" last week. i also miss the old pagoda theater in Boston.
  8:08pm Jill B.:

Hi Doug.....you are joining a great playlist tonight......fun, fun!
Avatar 8:11pm glenn:

is it made of awesome?
Avatar 8:12pm Holly in NC:

Gary, I AM listening. I swear! But I also feel compellec to share what the Koch Bros are funding in North Carolina, photos are worh a 100 words (again thanks to Daily Kos). This s*it is unbelievable.

@JillB - this is not the country I love(d). Fully expect to have seek asylum elsewhere before I die.
Avatar 8:12pm glenn:

i predict.......... pirates win.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi Jill B!
By definition, a Gary playlist is a fun playlist. (I am speaking scientifically here.)
  8:16pm Jill B.:

Doug, I know...........and I am not biased in any way!
Gary, Dinozaury is wild!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Gary:

After Karel Gott, we'll be hearing a track from the album you see to your left
  8:21pm Jill B.:

@Holly....yes, but where would one go?
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Doug Schulkind:

The first playlist ever to use ế ??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Gary:

cklequ interior! Just scrolling up and see you now, howdy!
Avatar 8:26pm Holly in NC:

@Jill B - current options include Norway, Iceland... sadly looks like New Zealand & Australia are also swiftly going crazy. Canada, too.
Avatar 8:33pm hyde:

this Googosh number is great, I don't think I've heard this one before.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:34pm cklequ interior:

@Gary - Tuned in a little late. Great show tonight.

@Holly - Is Finland safe? Too many other countries seem to follow our lead on crazy. We're a bad influence.
Avatar 8:43pm Holly in NC:

@cklequ - Finland IS a good option, but my language skills are beyond abyssmal, w/b challenging.
Avatar 8:43pm glenn:

we're a little crazy, but canadians LOATHE the current crop of governing douchebasgs, and will elect a liberal government in 2015.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Gary:

Thanks to listener Bob for his support of Bodega Pop Live during our silent (shhhh!) fundraiser
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:48pm cklequ interior:

I've just always had a thing for Finland.

But then again, i've always had a thing for Canada too. It's a lot closer and i do speak the language (mostly).
Avatar 8:50pm Holly in NC:

@Glenn - I would love to just hop the border, if y'all can uncrazy. :-) I like kindness and moose and snow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Gary:

One of my favorite cities in the world = Montreal
  8:54pm Jill B.:

Oh, Gary, I LOVE this music so much! I believe it is my favorite.......always sounds so happy!
Avatar 8:56pm glenn:

montreal's more like europe, except with soap.
Avatar 8:57pm glenn:

moose are pretty damn goofy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Gary:

Thanks to listener Dan for his pledge as well!
Avatar 9:09pm hyde:

Gary, you seem to me to remember an amazing amount about where you got this stuff. I've been wracking my brain for any stories to give you for your collecting show, but I swear that I can barely remember where I got anything. It's all just a blur of record stores through the years....
  9:12pm Jill B.:

Wow. your plans for your October programs sound awesome!!!! I promise to "tune-in" every Wednesday!!! Oh, how I love listening to your show!!!!!
Avatar 9:12pm glenn:

oh oh. giants have bases loaded, no outs.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Doug Schulkind:

oh oh. oh no.
Avatar 9:15pm glenn:

and..... grand slam, brandon crawford.
  9:19pm Jill B.:

Good night everyone...off to eat dinner..............Gary...call your mother with your good news!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Gary:

I will Mom! Or call me at around 7:15 your time tonight ... I might be scatterbrained after the show
Avatar 9:21pm hyde:

good night Jill B!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:22pm cklequ:

I'm with hyde. I have a big unorganized mess of music in my apartment and can't remember where it came from.

As far as i know it was here when i moved in.

I don't know how you keep track.
Avatar 9:24pm hyde:

whoa, this Lao song. whoa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Gary:

This whole album blew my head off when I popped it into my GF's car stereo shortly after buying it. What the hell is going on? It doesn't sound like anything I can think of. It's amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm Gary:

@cklequ: I am a huge dork? That's my best guess.
  9:31pm Jill B.:

Gary, I will call you at 7:15 tonight! I can't wait much longer..........I could never imagine you in any way scatter-brained!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm northguineahills:

Back again, time to make some curried potatoes and salad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Gary:

Mmm .... I had dinner already, but I'm given to understand there's a new pint of ice cream in the freezer ...
Avatar 9:40pm glenn:

is ''pint" a flavour?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Gary:

@glenn: A pint is a *lot* of flavor :)
  9:57pm Jill B.:

Nighty night!
Avatar 9:59pm hyde:

great show tonight! appreciate all the tunes. can't wait for next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm northguineahills:

Thanks for another fine show, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Gary:

Thanks for hanging, everyone!
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