TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 22, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins three hours of strange sounds from the Russian Federation and former USSR, including Soviet synth-driven religious pop, a bedroom project devoted entirely to the 16th century occult language Enochian, Siberian cassette-culture freak outs, a hip-hop album celebrating the life of alcoholics, and much more, from the 1980s to present. Bookmark the page and see you this evening at 7:00!
On Wednesday, February 15, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio celebrates the persistence of one of the most maligned yet influential pop figures of all time: Yoko Ono, who turns 84 on Saturday.
We'll hear collaborations with John Lennon from the sixties and seventies, ear-bending tracks from her solo albums (some still out of print, some recently reissued), samples, covers, and tributes from around the world.
Inspired by Michael E. Veal and E. Tammy Kim's recent collection of essays on the ethics vs. aesthetics of Sublime Frequencies, we'll spin tracks from the earliest Bishop-Mayet & Co. releases, along with tracks from pioneering collections by Parallel World, Yaala Yaala, Awesome Tapes from Africa, Sahel Sounds, Akuphone, PetPet's Tapes, and DJ /rupture.