Arthur Beatrice - Live At Paris City Hall - 2014 - Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Editon

Arthur Beatrice – Live At Paris City Hall – 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Editon

Arthur Beatrice - no longer a secret.

Arthur Beatrice – no longer a secret.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Arthur Beatrice – Live At Paris City Hall – July 17, 2014 – Oui-FM

Staying with Festival season in Paris this week. A concert, live at the Paris City Hall by Arthur Beatrice. Recorded on July 17th.

One of the “bands to watch” for 2014, Arthur Beatrice have wasted no time losing their “secret” status and getting out in…

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The Long, Hot Summer Continues - July 29, 1967

The Long, Hot Summer Continues – July 29, 1967

 

Summer '67 - Barbecues and Teargas.

Summer ’67 – Barbecues and Teargas.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Around The World – July 29, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

As The Summer of 1967 rolled on; Summer of Love for some, Summer of Discontent for many, the world seemed wrapped up in one form of turmoil or another.

Riotswere continuing throughout the East, and this July 29th(a Friday) saw it as the…

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The Dukes - Live At Festival Evenings 2014, Republic Square, Paris - Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

The Dukes – Live At Festival Evenings 2014, Republic Square, Paris – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Shanka of the Dukes - French/Belgian Power duo. Energy level set at 12.

Shanka of the Dukes – French/Belgian Power duo. Energy level set at 12.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Dukes – Live At Festival Evenings, Republic Square – Paris – July 6, 2014 – Oui-FM

Jumping back into Festival season this week with a set by the French/Belgian duo The Dukes, recorded in concert at Oui-FM’s Festival Evenings series, live from Republic Square in Paris.

It was…

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Vietnam Update - July 28, 1966

Vietnam Update – July 28, 1966

Casualties in Vietnam for this week in 1966: 136.

Casualties in Vietnam for this week in 1966: 136.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News – Vietnam Update – Number 37 – July 28, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

As the Vietnam War continued to escalate, the news reportscame in with daily, almost hourly regularity. ABC News began a weekly series, Vietnam Update, which attempted to stay on top of the situation, report as much…

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A Sickness Named Dahmer - July 28, 1991

A Sickness Named Dahmer – July 28, 1991

The odor from Apartment 213 was a clue.

The odor from Apartment 213 was a clue.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – Week Ending July 28, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

July 28th in 1991 was the end of a horrifying week.

As news filtered out regarding the arrest of a seemingly innocuous pedophile with a drinking problem, the story of Jeffry Dahmer and the cabal of sickness he waged on the human…

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Carlos Montoya - Talking Flamenco - 1974 - Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Carlos Montoya – Talking Flamenco – 1974 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Carlos Montoya - a Master of Flamenco.

Carlos Montoya – a Master of Flamenco and its most vocal advocate.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR Options – A Conversation with Carlos Montoya – June 24, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Carlos Montoya was one of the true legends of Flamenco Guitar. As a founder of the modern-day Flamenco style, Montoya was highly influential and had achieved worldwide popularity and was one of…

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King Washington - Live At Molly Malone’s - 2012 - Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

King Washington – Live At Molly Malone’s – 2012 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

King Washington  - one of those gems lurking around the inner recesses of Los Angeles.

King Washington – one of those gems lurking around the inner recesses of Los Angeles.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – King Washington – Live at Molly Malone’s – June 1, 2012 – The Gears Record Release Party

I spend so much time listening to what’s going on in the rest of the world that I sometimes miss what’s going on in my own neighborhood. My bad.

I just ran across King Washingtonby…

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Lush - Live At Reading Festival 1994 - Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Lush – Live At Reading Festival 1994 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Miki and Emma of Lush - without them, Shoegaze would be very dull.

Miki and Emma of Lush – without them, Shoegaze would have been very dull.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Lush – Live at Reading Festival – August 26, 1994 – BBC

This weekend, one of those bands without whom the 90s would have been just another stretch of ten years, broken up by periods of sleeping and waiting.

Lush were a perennial favorite of mine ever since I heard their first maxi-s…

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Joni Mitchell - Live At Second Fret - 1966 - Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Joni Mitchell – Live At Second Fret – 1966 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Joni Mitchell - even early on there was compelling magic.

Joni Mitchell – even early on there was compelling magic.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Joni Mitchell – Live at The Second Fret – November 1966

It’s always been fascinating (and instructive) to have the opportunity to hear an artist at the threshold of their careers; that point where shortly after, they burst on to the scene and into the books of legend. A few months ago I ran a Janis…

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Dead Can Dance - In Concert From Rotterdam - 1987 - Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Dead Can Dance – In Concert From Rotterdam – 1987 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Dead Can Dance - mesmerizing grandeur and solemn beauty.

Dead Can Dance – mesmerizing grandeur and solemn beauty.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Dead Can Dance – In Concert From Rotterdam – 1987 – VPRO

Ending up the week of 80s bands with a concert featuring Ethereal/Goth/Post-Punk/Dark Wave practitioners Dead Can Dance. Recorded live in Rotterdam in 1987.

Once described by Australian music Historian Ian McFarlaneas “constructed soundscapes…

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Congress Pulls An All-Nighter - July 25, 1947

Congress Pulls An All-Nighter – July 25, 1947

All because of him.

Planes the government didn’t want – but paid for and didn’t receive anyway.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Sam Hayes and The News – July 25, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

A mixed bag of news, this July 25th in 1947.

Congress pulled an all-nighter in a futile attempt to investigate Attorney General Thomas Clark over his proposed List of Subversive Organizations. No investigation…

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