I love my kid. During dinner, my daughter unprovoked started rocking out to “Onde-Onde” by Gambang Kromong Slendang Betawi. We had listened to a bunch of different music before that and she sat unfazed until that came out of the speakers. That tune made her dance.
I love my kid. During dinner, my daughter unprovoked started rocking out to “Onde-Onde” by Gambang Kromong Slendang Betawi (from the 2003 Smithsonian Folkways Records release, “Music From The Outskirts Of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong” featured on Episode 18, “The Mixtape” of the Bopst Show). We had listened to a bunch of different music before that and she sat unfazed until that came out of the speakers.
That tune made her dance.
I didn’t intend on spending the amount of time that it took to put together this show. It just sort of happened that way. I start mixing and things happen. Ideas are pursued on their time not mine. Usually I can bang out a show, but not this one. This episode took it’s damn sweet time coming out of the womb.
With it being the holiday season, I included some Christmas tunes on this show. Don’t worry, I can assure you that whatever Christmas music you hear on the Bopst Show is worthy of hearing regardless of the time of the year. Henry Rollins, The Kinks and Rudolf & Gang provide this week’s dose of Yule Tide spirit. Tunes not of the Christian seasonal variety by Hungarian dance collective Amorf Ördögök (translation, “Amorphous Devils”), pioneering Jamaican songwriter Eric Donaldson and the screwball pop of Sam Space & the Cadettes are in the mix as well as many others to save you from this sometimes musically oppressive time of year. That is just the briefest of summations of what you about to hear as I crammed a whole lot of left field into this podcast. To get the track listing for this week’s show click this handy green link page. Previous Bopst Show set lists can be viewed very easily by simply clicking here.
Until Next Time: