Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Koreas, real and imagined.

Tonight from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins North and South Korean tracks, from the 1960s to today.

Bookmark the page and see you at 7 PM tonight!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Crazy Love

This Valentine's Day, Wednesday, Feb 14, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins tracks by six of our favorite fools for love: Abdel Halim Hafez, Aiha Higurashi, Serge Gainsbourg, Googoosh, Daniel Johnston, and La Lupe.

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Man Who Recorded the World

On Wednesday, February 6, Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio celebrated recorder / compiler extraordinaire Alan Lomax, who would have been 103 last Wednesday. (Due to illness, we were unable to broadcast this show the week of his actual birthday, January 31.)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Help! Google / SEO / Net Neutrality experts ...

I have never seen a drop like this in audience and I'm not doing anything differently here on my blog. Yet, the traffic suddenly swan-dived to about 200 per day, the lowest since I started blogging in 2010. 

Presumably, a minor adjustment / correction wouldn't result in such a radical and immediate shift like this -- what should I be on the lookout for? Is Google penalizing me specifically? Was there a major update in mid-January?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


On Wednesday, January 24, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spun rare 60s, 70s, and 80s pop, voodoo drums, field recordings, and more from the Haitian half of Hispaniola. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Party Hearty, Françoise Hardy

France’s greatest living pop artist turns 74 today! 

From 7-9 PM on Bodega Pop Live (WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio) we’ll celebrate with collaborations, cover versions, deconstructions, deep cuts, hits, homages, mashups, samples, and translations spanning the singer-songwriter’s 50+ year career. 

From 9-10 PM we'll focus in on tracks penned and performed by Hardy herself, from her 1962 debut to her final album of the seventies, Musique Saoule (1978). 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Radio Lima

Afro-Peruvian, avant-garde, boogaloo, chicha, exotica, huayno, indigenous, post-punk, psychedelic, and more

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sophisticated Ladies

On Wednesday, January 3, we spun tracks by six worldly women, from the U.S., Japan, Egypt, Poland, Turkey, and Korea.

Listen to the show in the archives