Blood Red Shoes – from two people, a sound that fairly explodes.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Blood Red Shoes – live at Lowlands Festival 2014 – VPRO/3VOOR12
Another check-in at the Lowlands 2014 Festival tonight. Reiterating that it’s been an embarrassment of riches in the Festival circuit this year. A lot of bands, a lot of surprises and a lot of great music.
Blood Red Shoes have…
Not to be confused with all those other Socialist Parties. Equal Time was in full bloom in 1956.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Address by Eric Hass, Socialist Labor Party – October 19,1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
There was a time our political system was awash with parties. Up until 1954, The Communist Party was represented in the polling booth until an act of Congress,…
On this day, MacArthur made good on his promise.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – October 20, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
On this day 70 years ago, a promise made by General MacArthur as he was leaving the besieged islands of The Philippines that he would return, became fact.
On October 20, 1944 an allied invasion force reported to be an entire army stormed…
The Little Unsaid - The Highgate Cemetery Sessions - 2014 - Nights At The Roundtable: New Faces Edition
John Elliot of The Little Unsaid – new sounds on the horizon.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Little Unsaid – w/The Southfields Quartet – The Highgate Cemetery Sessions – May 14, 2014
Artur Schnabel With Alfred Wallenstein And The Los Angeles Philharmonic - In Concert 1945 - Past Daily Weekend Gramophone
Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Alfred Wallenstein, Cond. – Artur Schnabel, Piano – The Standard Hour – March 4, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Billy Faier – Crown Prince of the 5-String Banjo
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Billy Faier and Leon Bibb – Live on The Les Claypool Show – Feb. 7, 1959 – KRHM-FM – Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
While AM Radio had comfortable domination over most homes in America, FM Radio was relegated to that segment of the population known as The Audiophile Crowd. These were people who…
Thelonious Monk – Genius of Modern Music – for once, they were right.
Click on the link here for Audio Player - Thelonious Monk Quartet – Live in Copenhagen – May 17, 1961 – Radio Denmark
This concert comes around the time Monk…
Iain Matthews – from founding member of Fairport Convention to decided twang.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Ian Matthews Southern Comfort – In Session – May 1971 – BBC Radio 1
Something which may not ring a lot of bells, unless you were knee-deep in the late 60s and were listening to a vast array of musical styles.
Although you might be prompted to consider Iain Matthews Southern…
The Shins – homespun Americana of a sort.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Shins – live at Enmore Theatre, Sydney – August 9, 2007 – Triple J Radio
Over to Australia this week for a 2007 concert by Indie favorites The Shins, playing to a sold out (and pretty jazzed) audience as Enmore Theatre in Sydney and recorded for posterity by the venerable Triple J Radio.
One of the huge…
Robert Kennedy – Candidate for Senate in 1964 – faced tough questions you’d never hear today.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Robert F. Kennedy – Meet The Press – October 18, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Cocteau Twins – in Session for John Peel – August 29, 1984 – BBC Radio 1
Ending up the work-week with a taste of ethereal tonight. Cocteau Twins were one of those milestone bands who pretty much changed the face of Electronica forever and gave the world Dreamscape as a result.
The Cold War and Nuclear obliteration was on everyone’s mind.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC/WRUL-Radio New York Worldwide – British Election Results (excerpt) – October 15, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection.
Fifty years ago it was an election year in more places than the U.S. – Britain was in the midst of having their own, and it was looking to be a dramatic shakeup of things…
One of the joys of living in California.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – KFBK Coverage of San Francisco Earthquake – October 17, 1989 – KFBK Radio – Part 1
Click on the link here for Audio Player – KFBK Coverage of San Francisco Earthquake – October 17, 1989 – KFBK Radio – Part 2
Unless you’ve experienced one, describing an Earthquakeand living through it are two different things. And…
Manhattan Transfer - Live In Basel, Switzerland 2006 - RIP: Tim Hauser - Nights At The Roundtable: Tribute Edition
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Manhattan Transfer w/The BBC Big Band – Live In Basel, Switzerland – November 8, 2006 – AVO Basel
More bad news tonight. It was learned earlier today that Tim Hauser, one of the founding members of Manhattan Transfer had died earlier today. Details are…
James Watt – famous for putting his foot in his mouth and leaving it there.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News + World News This Week – October 16, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Further evidence Capitol Hill has always been capable of leaving the nation breathless.