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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 27, 2020: KICK OUT THE JAMS
Amped-up dabke, chaabi, mawwal, vintage belly dance

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 

Intro   Options

Bodega Pop Live 



Zeina Hamieh  Mdalal   Options Haflet Baalbek  1999  Lebanon  0:04:18 (Pop‑up)
Naiim El Sheikh  Mawawel   Options Mouhawara  2015  Lebanon  0:12:13 (Pop‑up)
Saria Al Sawas  Ya Zaman   Options Hafleh Hayeh  2018  Lebanon  0:33:47 (Pop‑up)
Hassan Yazbek  Ya Oum El'aba   Options Mayel Ya Teir  2018  Lebanon  0:41:38 (Pop‑up)
Ozaina Alali  Lah Lah Ya Albi   Options Alnar Alnar  2017  Lebanon  0:48:51 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ammar El Sherei 

Howa Saheh   Options

Ammar El Sherei PLays Om Kalthom, Abdel Halim Hafez & Farid El Atrach 



0:53:49 (Pop‑up)
Orchestra Noujoum Chaabia  Moula Hamriya - Moulay Bou Selham   Options Noujoum Chaabia    Morocco  1:00:10 (Pop‑up)
Hadja El Hamdawiya  Twachi   Options Mnin Ana O Mnin Nta    Morocco  1:08:45 (Pop‑up)
Orchestre Abdelhak + Hadja El Hamdawiya  Track 01   Options Noujoum Gala    Morocco  1:16:19 (Pop‑up)
Les Maîtres De La Chanson Atlas  Awide - Achour   Options Les Maîtres De La Chanson Atlas    Morocco  1:20:57 (Pop‑up)
Ouled Cheikh Mohand  T'bareh avec percussion   Options Lalla yara    Morocco  1:38:10 (Pop‑up)
Star Bourgonne  Samawi   Options Alboutoula Chaabia 3    Morocco  1:41:54 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ammar El Sherei 

Beed Annk   Options

Ammar El Sherei PLays Om Kalthom, Abdel Halim Hafez & Farid El Atrach 



1:49:44 (Pop‑up)
Mohammed Hegazi  Taawdt Aleyk   Options Belly Dance Melodies And Rhythms  1979    1:55:47 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Artists  Track 01   Options Upper Dance    I think Egypt?  1:59:02 (Pop‑up)
Dla El Hoanam  Tabla Fe Lelat Sammar   Options Oriental Music    Again, probably Egypt  2:02:57 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ammar El Sherei 

Heelw Wekadab   Options

Ammar El Sherei PLays Om Kalthom, Abdel Halim Hafez & Farid El Atrach 



2:17:06 (Pop‑up)
Shaaban Abdel Rahim  Mawwal Souq Al Aghani   Options Mabakhafsh Mil Hokoma  2006  Egypt  2:22:42 (Pop‑up)
Shaaban Abdel Rahim  Mawal Yaba   Options Mabahebesh Al Mashakel  2000  Egypt  2:27:33 (Pop‑up)
Shaaban Abdel Rahim  Mawal Elsana   Options Eldarb Fe Eleraq  2016  Egypt  2:37:23 (Pop‑up)
Shaaban Abdel Rahim  Mawwal Ya Donia Yalla Nughanni Jadid X Jadid Song   Options Yatahadda Michael Jackson  2005  Egypt  2:41:58 (Pop‑up)
Shaaban Abdel Rahim  Mawwal Tozz Feike   Options Mabakhafsh Mil Hokoma  2006  Egypt  2:54:38 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 

Hei La Bodega   Options

Hei La Bodega - Carnaval! 



2:58:45 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:56pm LambdaCalculus:

Evening, Gary and Bodega friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Gary, Lambda, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Gary:

Hey there, Lambda-C and James!
Avatar 6:59pm LambdaCalculus:

How's everyone doing today?
Avatar 🇰🇷 6:59pm tim abdellah:

Hi Lambda, James, and Gary and Bodegans! All's well here in Richmond CA!
Avatar 7:00pm LambdaCalculus:

Hi Tim!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Gary:

Howdy, Tim!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:01pm chresti:

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

Avatar 7:02pm LambdaCalculus:

Hi chresti!
  7:02pm zmzzmz:

Hi Gary, I missed last week show but I'm proud owner of bunch of VP csstts! Ninjaman!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:04pm chresti:

Hi Lambda!
Avatar 7:04pm Gold Pants:

Hi Gary n' Gary friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Gary:

Zmzzmz & GoldPants!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm melinda:

hi Gary and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Carmichael:

Heya Gary and jam kickers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Carmichael:

@tim abdellah, I'm in Sacramento.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Gary:

Avatar 7:08pm ifny:

Hi all! Loving the programming choices today Gary!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Gary:

Avatar 7:09pm ifny:

Also, I most certainly am outside right now. Gardening up a storm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Gary:

Sweet -- I really really really wish I had me a garden
  7:11pm Tabula Rasa:

Hi Gary! We go waaayyyy back. Hint: Columbus and Bay, S.F.
Avatar 7:11pm ifny:

Yes, I feel very lucky. But window gardening is a thing, though you have to self-pollinate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Gary:

Tabula Rasa! Well, it's a Tower Person, that much I know ... HI
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Rich in Washington:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Gary:

  7:13pm Tabula Rasa:

Yes, a Tower alumni who has been here previously, with Gold Pants...
Avatar 7:14pm ifny:

Hmmm, I like this show so much I just flung my phone into the weeds. The insects are grooving.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Gary:

Haha, well I'm starting to think the Initials may be a Major Clue haha ... HI TRACY
Avatar 🇰🇷 7:14pm tim abdellah:

Hey Carmichael - are you actually in Carmichael? ☺
  7:15pm Tabula Rasa:

Avatar 🇰🇷 7:16pm tim abdellah:

Ain't no hafla like Baalbek hafla cos a Baalbek hafla don't stop?
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:17pm chresti:

Hi Tim, I'm in San Gabriel, as you may remember from past chats, nice to see you.
Avatar 7:18pm Gold Pants:

Hi Tabula Rasa! Beautiful day in Alameda today, feels like summer.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:19pm WR:

Hi all. Hi Gary. I have a vintage belly. Let's see if it starts to dance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Gary:

Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:20pm chresti:

Haha WR.
Avatar 🇰🇷 7:21pm tim abdellah:

Hey Chrest - Nice to see you too. Cali in the house!
Avatar 🇰🇷 7:22pm tim abdellah:

  7:24pm Dean:

Cancer and my name is Dean
And I like a woman
That loves everything and everybody
Because I love everybody and everything.

Float, float on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Gary:

Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:25pm chresti:

Floating Vintage Belly.
Avatar 🇰🇷 7:26pm tim abdellah:

Float on, Dean! Oooooh - take my hand...
Avatar 7:26pm TDK60:

Hi, just slipped in still early-late enough to be suave and fashionable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm doctorjazz:

Hi Gary and Popsters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Gary:

TDKx60! Dr.ofJazz!
  7:28pm Dean:

I'll take you to Love Land, tim. At least as far as El Cerrito.

Made a kick out the jams joke earlier today, too. Buddy and I were discussing various recordings of Allegri's famous Miserere, one of which was a live recording by the Tallis Scholars that I dubbed, "Kick Out Ye Jams."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Gary:

Be Ye Jamf Allway' Kick'd
  7:31pm Dean:

Nice touch with that "f"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Gary:

We aim to pleafe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Carmichael:

@tim, yes I am!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Carmichael:

@Gary, did you used to work at that Tower?
Avatar 🇰🇷 7:33pm tim abdellah:

LOL! May thy jamf be well kickethed!
Avatar 7:33pm TDK60:

Chresti here? Did you go back to work?..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Gary:

@Carmichael! Yes, I did, I think it was from 1987-88?
  7:36pm Dean:

Where the bee...er, never mind...
Avatar 7:36pm Gold Pants:

Thee beft yearf at Ye Olde Tower of Recordf
  7:37pm Dean:

I feel like I spent a good 25% of my life during the '80s and '90s at multiple Tower locations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Gary:

Indeede, GP! In thofe dayf, the wee discf of polycarbonate plaftic were frefhly rollng off the fhelff
Avatar 7:38pm ifny:

Is it safe to assume that everyone has seen 'This Too Shall Pass' (Tower Records documentary)? I stumbled across it the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:39pm chresti:

Yes, TDK60, today was my Friday, It started Sunday. Bunch of eager Tennis players to keep in line..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Gary:

Yes, I saw it!
Avatar 7:39pm TDK60:

ifny: I've not seen it. Assuming makes me giggle and twitchf.
Avatar 🇰🇷 7:40pm tim abdellah:

@Ifny - I keep meaning to check out that doc. Is it on any of the usual streaming platforms?
  7:40pm Dean:

Being a sumo wrestler trainer, I'll be out of work for a ways to go.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Carmichael:

Holy cow, I used to work at KITS and K101 back in those days. I probably went to that Tower 2-3 times a week.
  7:41pm Dean:

Haven't seen the Tower documentary, but I made a pilgrimage to Tower Grill in Sacramento a long time ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Gary:

I *think* I got it via iTunes? I remember watching it on my computer
Avatar 7:41pm TDK60:

Chresti, you have a commute to yer job?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Carmichael:

Being from Sacramento, I grew up in the shadow of Tower Records. Next door to the Tower Cafe, Dean.
Avatar 7:43pm Gold Pants:

Yef, Gary, alaf! We had no idea how good we had it back then... And yeah, I saw the Tower doc. It was good but I wish they had interviewed more employees and less big wigs. Those of us who worked in the racks and behind the counter saw things differently!
  7:44pm Dean:

Cafe, right. Was visiting friends who are still there. Last time I was in town was last summer, brutal heat. My son and I had lunch at a nice joint with a great beer selection.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Carmichael:

It's 102 today, Dean. Come on over. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Gary:

My favorite Tower experience? The 8 (I think?) story Tower Records in Shabuya, Tokyo -- I spent an entire day there
Avatar 7:47pm Gold Pants:

Amazing! And that one is still there, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Gary:

I *think* so. I was there in 2010. Maki Asakawa had died a few months earlier and there was a tower (*cough*) of her CDs on the ground floor in memory
  7:49pm Dean:

Honestly wish I could, Carmichael.

I've told my fave Tower story on the comment boards here before. Spent a couple days touring all the Towers in the LA area in search of a copy of Sviatoslav Richter's famous Sofia recording of Mussourgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Nothin'. A week or so later I stroll into my buddy's record shop in Whittier, where I spy a stack of LPs on the counter, recently acquired used classical LPs. Flipped through them. The bottom one was the Richter. Fifty cents.
  7:49pm RetroHawk:

Evening guys
Avatar 7:50pm Gold Pants:

How cool, Gary... long may it reign!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm melinda:

For years I had negative feelings about Tower Records because they took over a beloved local Art Deco movie theater building when it closed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Gary:

Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:51pm chresti:

Yes, each day get's more crowded with cars, a reversal of traffic congestion shrinking, the week before we closed. @TDK60
  7:52pm Dean:

I have since acquired the remastered CD, issued much later than my quest.

Other fond Tower memories: close-outs on Riverside and related jazz records, including the Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk boxes (LPs). Prices slashed. Grabbed 'em.
Avatar 7:53pm ifny:

@tim abdellah Good question, I assume so (despite the danger of giggles and twitches). A stranger shared it with me via the Interwebs.
Avatar 🇰🇷 7:53pm tim abdellah:

I frequented the Tower(s) in Berkeley more than the SF store, since I lived in the East Bay. But loved getting to the SF store when I could. Loved the huge album covers they would paint outside the store. Saw Sonic Youth do an in-store there (well, in the parking lot outside the store) in 1990. Someone had given Thurston Moore a box of donuts, and he proceeded to fling them into crowd one by one.
Avatar 7:53pm TDK60:

Traffic still shrunk here in NYC. Okay by me. Went on a now-rare bicycle ride today.
Avatar 7:54pm TDK60:

That was some drivin' stuff, DJ.
Avatar 7:55pm ifny:

@Gary @Gold Pants Yes, the Tower Records in Tokyo is still there afaik. That's the only Tower Records I've ever been to. I spent lots of quality time there, and used to sleep in the 24 Internet café in the same building if time got away from me (each computer had its own cubicle and reclining chair for the purpose).
Avatar 7:57pm ifny:

Each cubicle had its own phone so you could phone 'room service' to your cubicle. That and the bottomless drink bar (tea, juice, smoothies) nomnomnom.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:57pm chresti:

The Ears Of Brooklyn.
Avatar 7:58pm Linda Lee:

beautiful, beautiful music. thank you so much, Gary!
  7:58pm Dean:

After moving to Berkeley in '01 I visited the Durant Tower all the time. In LA, I was all over the place: Buena Park, West Covina, Sunset Blvd. (especially the Classical Annex across the street), and many more. Buena Park was a strong draw, because it was relatively close to home and not far from an amazing small record store, Beggar's Banquet, famous for its seletion of bootlegs. After Springsteen sued, they ran into trouble and went out of business.
Avatar 7:58pm Linda Lee:

hi chresti!
Avatar 🇰🇷 7:58pm tim abdellah:

Avatar 7:59pm ifny:

Baalbek music festival takes place in an amazing Roman temple complex -- better preserved than the Parthenon. I've never been to the festival but I've been to Baalbek.
Avatar 7:59pm TDK60:

Tim does a blog? What is it about? Can you link?
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:59pm chresti:

Hi LL!
Avatar 🇰🇷 7:59pm tim abdellah:

Avatar 7:59pm Linda Lee:

hello TDK60! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Carmichael:

Linda Lee, holy moly. Long time no hear from.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Gary:

Linda L!
Avatar 8:01pm Linda Lee:

Tower stories? my first Tower shop: 1973, LA. what a cool. huge, fascinating store. nothing but glass, light & records. revelation!
Avatar 8:01pm Linda Lee:

hi Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Gary:

@TDK: Tim's blog is one of Wonders of the Earth!
Avatar 8:02pm TDK60:

Hola Linda.
  8:02pm JakeGould:

Hey Gary!
  8:03pm JakeGould:

Did you see this Twitter video? Eid appropriate but warmed my damned heart as well. twitter.com...
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:04pm chresti:

That's my first Tower, too, late 70s @LL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Gary:

Avatar 8:05pm Linda Lee:

really? wasn't it great! i was used to small, dark, new york city record stores.. something furtive about those.. like standing in a crate, to shop. Tower was something else!
Avatar 🇰🇷 8:05pm tim abdellah:

@Jake - that's awesome!
  8:06pm Dean:

My first Tower, too, early '80s. Was taken with the speakers they installed to play music. Bought a set for my system shortly thereafter. But still, my favorite record stores were pre-chain Moby Disc, Aaron's, Rhino, and nowadays Down Home.
  8:07pm Dean:

And of course the old Poo-Bah.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:10pm chresti:

Yeah, my first LA record shopping experience was at Platypus, in east Hollywood, in '76.
Avatar 🇰🇷 8:10pm tim abdellah:

Hajja Hamdawiya - long may she reign!!
Avatar 8:11pm Linda Lee:

such beautiful music. such good medicine.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:12pm chresti:

Poo-Bah, Rhino, Aaron's, were my go-to places, after I had a car.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:13pm chresti:

Agree @LL.
Avatar 🇰🇷 8:13pm tim abdellah:

@Dean - Long Live Down Home Music in El Cerrito! Hope they're able to weather the Covid shutdown. I was in there the last weekend before the shutdown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Gary:

Also, this is the first time I'm broadcasting using an external DAC (digital audio converter) ... does anyone notice a difference? I mean, it's still getting squished back down to 128kbps as it goes through the stream, but in my headphones its sounds super crisp and, I can't think of any other word for it, "specific." It's like getting glasses for the ears
Avatar 8:13pm Linda Lee:

these dark little ny record stores. did they even have names? there were some names.. Second Coming, Bleecker Bob's, Rock's In Your Head, Soho Music Gallery.. but my favorites were just .. there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm northguineahills:

Out of the three times I went to a Tower Recs (all in NYC), two of the times was when they were having their fire sale (and it was glorious).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Gary:

Downtown Music Gallery is still there, or was BC (Before COVID) ... HEY, NGH!
  8:15pm Dean:

I remember Platypus, too, chresti. Agreed, tim. I'll be crushed if Chris decides to shut down Down Home.

DMG is one amazing store.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:15pm chresti:

Sounds great, Gary.
  8:16pm Dean:

Bleecker Bob even had a run in Hollywood!
Avatar 8:16pm Linda Lee:

i've actually had this chat before. i'm pretty sure Downtown Music Gallery & Soho Music Gallery were different places. the Soho store on Wooster near Canal closed in the early 80s..
Avatar 8:17pm Linda Lee:

Bleecker Bob had a run in Hollywood? guessing that was downscale Hollywood.
Avatar 🇰🇷 8:18pm tim abdellah:

Hey Gary - this track is also Hajja Hamdawiya.
  8:18pm Dean:

For cutting-edge punk c. '77, Zed in Long Beach, associated with Island Records. Solid store.

Yep, there was a BB's on Hollywood Blvd., right in the middle of things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Gary:

Oh! I'll add her name in, then -- thanks, Tim!
Avatar 8:18pm TDK60:

I was in Bleecker Bob's a few times before it closed several years back. I think the House of Oldies is still there on Carmine St.
Avatar 8:19pm Linda Lee:

what was the name of the 2 stores on Park Row near City Hall in New York? one was audio equipment, one was records.. side by side, 2 stories each, if i remember right.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:19pm chresti:

I that sounded familiar, Bleecker Bob.
Avatar 8:19pm Linda Lee:

those were great stores. you could browse all day. no one cared.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Gary:

See, people, I *told* you Tim delivers the goods. @Linda: Gosh, I have this memory of something like JBL or ... something with a J and all letters? Or am I thinking of something else downtown?
Avatar 8:20pm Linda Lee:

wow. Bleecker Bob's as i remember it was so.. grungy! (before grunge was a brand.)
Avatar 8:21pm Linda Lee:

@Gary ~ yes! J & R??
Avatar 8:21pm Linda Lee:

J & R Music World! thank you! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Ike:

Sounding great this evening!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

what Ike said! Hello, Gary and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Gary:

THAT'S IT! Yes. My friend Jordan and I would go there every now and then and he'd buy up all the Trojan box sets (which he kindly burned for me)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Gary:

Avatar 8:22pm Linda Lee:

ha!! beautiful!
hi Granny! found us! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Gary:

"He kindly burned for me" sounds like a creepy Emily Dickinson poem ... HI Granny ST!
Avatar 8:23pm Linda Lee:

'because i could not burn for death, he kindly burned for me'..
Avatar 8:23pm LambdaCalculus:

I miss J & R Music World! Used to browse and buy there when I was in the area!
  8:23pm Dean:

There are no creepy Emily Dickinson poems.
Avatar 8:24pm TDK60:

There's still Generation Records I think on Thompson in the Village. Punk-oriented. (Upper) West Sider Books has a record annex of used LPs, rock and classical, on W.72nd.
  8:24pm Dean:

I only know J&R World through ads in National Lampoon.
Avatar 8:24pm Linda Lee:

i worked in the area & passed J & R on the way to the subway. enough said.
Avatar 8:25pm Linda Lee:

i loved the stores that you could get lost in because no one was hanging over your shoulder. hours, children. hours.
Avatar 8:26pm Linda Lee:

something happened to J & R when cds came in. the store lost heart, somehow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Gary:

But, Dean, "He Kindly Burned for Me" is Dickinson's poem about her stalker, who she *winds up stalking*, and it's very, very creepy, with a lot of stalking and burning and such-like, but written down in ink rather than "happening" (ink = more creepy b/c imagination allowed to "take off")
  8:27pm Tabula Rasa:

Thanks, as always, for your show, Gary! Bedtime for Gryphon- gotta go...
Avatar 8:27pm Linda Lee:

haha! 'stalking and burning and such-like' ..
  8:27pm Dean:

Written down in ink is all the difference in the world.
Avatar 8:27pm LambdaCalculus:

TDK, I've also been to Generation, but they tend to be a little pricey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Gary:

Goodnight, Tracy -- I hope we can all hang out again when this is all over!
Avatar 8:28pm Linda Lee:

we won't even talk about the bargain bins at Korvette's..
Avatar 8:28pm TDK60:

Music Inn on West 4th has used LPs. Mostly a world music instrument shop, and an open mike.
Avatar 8:28pm Linda Lee:

how many record stores were there that were not record stores? many. :-)
Avatar 8:29pm Linda Lee:

remember the record departments in department stores? :-)
  8:29pm Dean:

Department stores, Linda. I haunted the department store record bins.
Avatar 🇰🇷 8:29pm tim abdellah:

Hey Gary - this doesn't sound like Atlas music. Are you sure THIS isn't Abdelhak, and the Hajja Handawiya track had 2 songs?
Avatar 8:30pm Linda Lee:

yes!!! :-) fun bargains! they didn't know what the heck was in there. i distinctly remember finding 'Marquee Moon' for something like a 98 cents.
  8:30pm Dean:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Gary:

Many of the CDs you're hearing right now are from phone-card shops!
Avatar 8:30pm Linda Lee:

so beautiful, Gary. i needed this music.
Avatar 8:31pm TDK60:

Linda, I bought "Velvet Underground & Nico" in the Shop Rite supermarket in Nutley, NJ, in '67. I'm sure the store manager had no idea of the danger of that product!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm Gary:

Oh, dang, you're right, Tim -- THIS is the Atlas
Avatar 8:31pm Linda Lee:

haha! so funny. i think they bought palettes of records. no clue at all.
Avatar 8:32pm Linda Lee:

what did you think?
  8:32pm Dean:

Marquee Moon?! I'm talking older department stores. I remember agonizing over whether or not I should buy Dylan's Self Portrait in a departmet store. Didn't.
Avatar 8:32pm TDK60:

Linda, My mind was blown, as they used to say.
  8:33pm Dean:

Bought McCartney's first solo album at a K-Mart.
Avatar 8:33pm Linda Lee:

great! good for you! :-)
Avatar 8:34pm TDK60:

Diggin' this Moroccan music also, Gary.
Avatar 8:34pm Linda Lee:

yes. definitely remember the older department stores. i'm pretty sure my mother bought the Beatles' "Yesterday & Today" for me at a department store in new york. (it was new.)
Avatar 8:35pm Linda Lee:

i might have been the world's youngest Beatlemaniac. about 4 years old. adored them.
Avatar 🇰🇷 8:35pm tim abdellah:

Deprtment stores!! I remember the little music corner in the Bon Marche department store in downtown Seattle as a wee lad. I can remember going down there with my Mom and getting a 45 of the Five Man Electrical Band "Signs" in like 1970.
Avatar 8:36pm Linda Lee:

sure do remember that record! yes, the 45 racks! sometimes by number..
Avatar 8:36pm Linda Lee:

i remember the cubby holes numbered by the sales rank. #1 was usually empty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm northguineahills:

I believe Dave Sewelson attepted to call Bruce at DMG on his show a few weeks back. Then, some confirmed they are still open, but mail-order in the mean-time, and Bruce has been spending the weekends mailing records and picking up records...
Avatar 8:37pm TDK60:

My first real music store was near the Shop Rite, Nunzio's Music, an instrument and record shop. He gave lessons in the back, violin, clarinet, etc. It's where I first got the Beatles, that Dylan guy, and the Dave Clark 5. Good ole' Nunzio, a kind man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Gary:

I remember the records (those shiny 70s Hits compilations) and the Mad paperbacks being on the same wall? in one of the stores I used frequent as a budding addict
Avatar 8:38pm Linda Lee:

cool memories!! records. magic.
Avatar 8:39pm Linda Lee:

i seem to remember being drawn to the record department *first* in any department store..
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:39pm chresti:

I remember shopping in Penny's or Monkey Wards record bins, early 70s. Don't remember what I bought, probably a gift for someone during the holidays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Gary:

Wait, didn't Tower Records itself start as a drug or variety store (the father) ...?
Avatar 8:40pm Linda Lee:

Monkey Wards! :-) my mother designed clothes for their mail order catalogues. that was her work. :-)
Avatar 8:40pm Linda Lee:

did it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Gary:

I think that was the origin story, if I remember the documentary. Damn, now we gotta have everyone double check the doc
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

saying YEAH to these sounds!

My first record store was DJ's Records and Tapes at the Triangle Shopping Mall in glamorous Longview Washington. Every afternoon i rode my bike there and stayed until they closed. The new waver staff member invited me to her place to watch "Spinal Tap." on VHS!
Avatar 8:41pm Linda Lee:

origin is probably in the Tower wiki entry..
Avatar 8:42pm Linda Lee:

Granny, thart's lovely. :-)
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:42pm chresti:

^That was in Santa Maria, CA. If you wanted to shop with the big boys, you would go to SLO or Santa Barbara.
Avatar 8:43pm Linda Lee:

i even seem to remember the posters for sale alongside the records in the department stores. one stop groovy shopping. black light posters.. flourescent colors.. naked women & trolls. rainbows.
Avatar 8:44pm Linda Lee:

flowers, flowers, flowers. more naked women.
  8:44pm Dean:

For posters, there was Hair Boutique in Whittier, across the street from my junior high school, c. '73.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:44pm chresti:

Avatar 8:45pm Linda Lee:

haha!! yes. unicorns and mushrooms.
then the big photo posters. Charlie Chaplin. Frankenstein. Mick Jagger..
  8:45pm Dean:

"Draft beer, not students."
Avatar 🇰🇷 8:46pm tim abdellah:

Ooh "Samawi"! I posted a different version of this song on the blog a few weeks ago: moroccantapestash.blogspot.com...
Avatar 8:46pm Linda Lee:

Brigitte Bardot!
Avatar 8:46pm Linda Lee:

this is phenomenal.
Make Love Not War.
Avatar 8:46pm TDK60:

Gosh, back then there was a huge poster store/head shop in my town. Those old b&w posters of the Marx Bros., Mae West, Bogart, etc. or colorful rock posters.
Avatar 8:47pm Linda Lee:

yes! exactly. posters were big.
Avatar 8:47pm Linda Lee:

the Marx Bros hookah poster!
  8:47pm Dean:

Peter Max
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Gary:

Sweet, Tim!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

My best friend lives a few blocks from the original Tower. It looms like a legend.
Avatar 8:48pm Linda Lee:

Peter Max!! yes! everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Gary:

OMG, sudden flashback of buying Fat Freddy's Cat comics in a headshop on Haight Street in the 80s
Avatar 8:48pm Linda Lee:

hahah! we've opened the portal ;-)
Avatar 8:49pm Linda Lee:

was the Tower on the Strip the first one, Granny?
  8:49pm Dean:

First Tower was in Sacramento.
Avatar 8:49pm Linda Lee:

(haven't checked the origin story yet.)
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Gary: I adore Fat Freddy's Cat! I was way too young to understand anything that was going on in the Freak Bros world, but my mom gave me those comix along with Archie and Caspar and such!
Avatar 8:50pm Linda Lee:

your mom was the best. :-)
Avatar 🇰🇷 8:50pm tim abdellah:

This is fully rocking, and better than my version of Samawi (although I think that one was the bigger hit). Jams more successfully kicked out here!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Linda Lee: the first Tower was in Sacramento. Like Dean just said! There's a Tower Cinema and a Tower Restaurant there, too.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Captain Linda: thanks, i agree! <3
Avatar 8:51pm TDK60:

As a /teen/ I had a big b&w poster of Allen Ginsberg on a picket line protesting pot prohibition; his sign said "Pot Is Fun." I think my parents probably made me take it down.
Avatar 8:51pm Linda Lee:

Tower Restaurant! :-)
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:52pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

The Tower restaurant is amazingly good.
Avatar 8:52pm Linda Lee:

i know that one! brilliant photo.
Avatar 8:52pm Linda Lee:

is that pretty much american diner fare?
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Also shout out to Tower Records for being the biggest champs of all the weird and wacky zines in the 90's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm northguineahills:

Always love good chaabi, can't wait for the dabke (which will survive the Syrian mess).
Avatar 8:54pm Linda Lee:

were they? fabulous. :-)
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Linda Lee: Tower Restaurant is a little fancy, actually.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Maybe a little too trendy, even! Here's a sandwich: Truffled mushrooms, onion marmalade, roasted jalapeño, gruyere cheese, arugula, and herbed mayonnaise on toasted focaccia bread.
Avatar 8:57pm TDK60:

Just found that Ginsberg photo. He's standing in the snow.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Thanks, Gary, these sounds soothe and stimulate the spirits!
Avatar 8:58pm TDK60:

Granny, I agree. They're all groovin' me forward into the eve...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm northguineahills:

GST's avatar is dancing to the beat on my end....
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:02pm chresti:

You think they put enough ingredients in that sandwich? @Granny
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:03pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm coelacanth∅:

hey Gary & all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm northguineahills:

Sounds tasty, GST, I'm on an extreme budget, so variations of tacos and quesedillas are about as good as it gets for me....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm Gary:

Avatar 9:11pm Linda Lee:

good heavens! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm StringOFperils:

Every time I re-read those sandwich ingredients I die a little more inside. Gurgle...
  9:11pm peter:

checking in late!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

chresti: i'm sure the sandwich could use some artisanal somethingorother, eh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Gary:

Peter! String OF perils!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

ngh: well, i ain't in sacto and i had tacos today, so it's all a dream in my mind, too! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Gary:

I've eaten nothing but burritos today (black beans, ground meat, cheese, pico, garlic, lime)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm StringOFperils:

Hi Gary. Looks like I missed a lot of great material while I was hacking my way through the psychedelic jungle to get here.
Avatar 9:13pm Linda Lee:

just about dinner time now, i think. another can of chili ..
Avatar 9:14pm Linda Lee:

i sense a bean theme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm coelacanth∅:

  9:14pm Dean:

Making skillet fried potato wedges with garlic and salt, then cheeseburgers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm StringOFperils:

Lentils and rice here. Doesn't seem to be cutting it.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Linda Lee: i had a can o' chili on Monday. Full disclosure: i am now eating cereal in front of my computer. That is me.
Avatar 9:14pm Linda Lee:

spices are key!
Avatar 9:15pm Linda Lee:

we're both real fussy that way, Granny. this i know.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Cap'n Linda: hopefully our cruise ship will have really good snacks!
Avatar 9:17pm Linda Lee:

you know it! all the very best.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

LL: i saw your Tish and Snook reference earlier and it reminded me to refresh my Manic Panic hair dye. Still trying!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:18pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Cap'n Linda: Oohh, we should get that guy who sang the "Lesspeeyun" song to do brunch shows!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

It's time we announced to this chatboard: we are manifesting a dream to sail a ship to Brighton to visit DJ GeorgyGirl! Who's in?
Avatar 9:19pm Linda Lee:

hahah! absolutely!
quick check says we'll be at sea for about 2 weeks.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Linda Lee: that's 4 brunch shows and 5 weeknight shows with a trivia night and kraoke?
Avatar 9:20pm Linda Lee:

sounds good!
Avatar 🇰🇷 9:20pm tim abdellah:

Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

i'm so excited i'm tripping on the keyboard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm StringOFperils:

Thanks for the Lazy Productions tip. I was trying to find some good links to Fairuz's recordings, and not having much luck...so great !
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:23pm chresti:

Avatar 9:23pm Linda Lee:

we do have one setback for this trip. as of right now the US State Department isn't issuing new passports. they'd best get their act together before we set sail.
Avatar 🇰🇷 9:24pm tim abdellah:

That intro was trippy!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:26pm Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Linda Lee: 10-4! I mean, eye eye, Cap'n!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Gary:

Stick around after this show for Sam Segal's superfine program, If You Lose Your Horse. Tonight's episode? The Stars Over Blackwater Mountain Still Dangle and Flash Like Horses: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm northguineahills:

Gary, help me out, but I can't think of any relatively modern Lybian genres out there, while I can for the rest of north Africa...
Avatar 9:34pm Linda Lee:

eye yi yi, Granny! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm Gary:

I can only think of hip hop: www.theguardian.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm melinda:

I'd sail to Brighton.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm northguineahills:

Probably b/c the creative arts was stifled under Qaddaffi. The rest of north Africa had strong-armed dictators of one stripe or another (Morroco's being rather benign), but they have always have had strong creative arts...
Avatar 9:39pm TDK60:

I get seasick easily. Bring me a little treasure back?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43pm melinda:

I would need dramamine. Had a terrible episode on a ferry trip once.
Avatar 9:43pm TDK60:

NGH: Benign maybe, if you don't live in Western Sahara.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:47pm chresti:

I think my longest water ride was across the English Channel, on a Hovercraft.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Ike:

As I probably mentioned, I went to Morocco a few months before Covid. Overall I wasn't too crazy about it. Some areas had a lot of aggressive in-your-face salesmen/con artists/drug dealers. Cool scarves and textiles, though. And some of the music on the radio was great.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:49pm chresti:

Actually, the longest was across the Sea of Cortez, on a ferry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Gary:

I loved the week I spent in Morocco, though it was decidedly stressful
Avatar 🇰🇷 9:50pm tim abdellah:

Here's a Libyan tape that was shared on a blog a few years back. "Modern" in a 20th century sort of way: snapcrackleandpops.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Gary:

Thank you, Tim!
Avatar 9:52pm TDK60:

Gary thanks for the great Arab music, driving. I have danced part of the night...
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:53pm chresti:

Me too, dancing.
Avatar 9:55pm Linda Lee:

well, we'll figure it all out eventually.
this music though.. magnificent!! thanks Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm northguineahills:

@TDK: Which why Algeria supports the Polisario Front (mainly just to poke Morroco in the eye)

thanks Tim.

thanks Gary!
Avatar 9:57pm Linda Lee:

it's so important for us to retain our humanity right now. retain the heart's capabilities for understanding & healing. what better than beautiful music to support it? magic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Gary:

What Linda said
Avatar 9:58pm Linda Lee:

you're doing great work here, kiddo. :-) thanks again.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:59pm chresti:

What Gary and LL said, thanks Gary!
Avatar 9:59pm LambdaCalculus:

What everyone said... thanks, Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm StringOFperils:

Thank you Gary. Goodnight.
Avatar 🇰🇷 10:00pm tim abdellah:

Ditto!! Lovely to hang out w/y'all. Thx Gary, and g'nite all!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 10:00pm WR:

Thank you Gary for curating for us, again, a marvelous spread. Thank you Tim for added info and links. You drummer FMU denizens, love to you all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm Gary:

Night, everybody, and thanks!
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