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
One of the “bands to watch” for 2014, Arthur Beatrice have wasted no time losing their “secret” status and getting out in…
Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC News – Palestinian Elections – CBS News – Condoleeza Rice Interview – Jan 25-27, 2006 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection.
Eight years ago, things changed in Gaza. Hamas, an organization labeled by many governments as a terrorist organization decided to don political attire and go…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
The NBC Summer Symphony With Milton Katims And Leo Smit Play Music Of Mozart And Haieff - 1953 - Past Daily Weekend Gramophone
Leo Smit – Playing the work he commissioned.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Summer Symphony with Milton Katims, Conductor – Leo Smit, Piano – 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
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…
Bley, Peacock, Motian – Remarkable interplay.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Paul Motian – Live at Satiricon Theater, Essen Germany – March 15, 1999 – Radio Essen
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…
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…
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…
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.
There was a movement afoot to get the U.S. up-close-and-personal on the Palestinian question in 1948, as Britain was leaving.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC – Chicago University Of The Air -Should A United States Army Enforce The Partition of Palestine? – Feb. 22, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
As the Partition of Palestinebegan to unfold and as the violence increased, a…
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…