Blood Red Shoes - Live At Lowlands 2014 - Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Blood Red Shoes – Live At Lowlands 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Blood Red Shoes - from two people, a sound that fairly explodes.

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…

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'I Shall Return' - October 20, 1944

‘I Shall Return’ – October 20, 1944

On this day, MacArthur made good on his promise.

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…

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Billy Faier And Leon Bibb - The Les Claypool Show - KRHM - 1959 - Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Billy Faier And Leon Bibb – The Les Claypool Show – KRHM – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Billy Faier - Crown Prince of the 5-String Banjo

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…

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Ian Matthews Southern Comfort - In Session 1971 - Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Ian Matthews Southern Comfort – In Session 1971 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Ian Matthews - from founding member of Fairport Convention to decided twang.

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…

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The Shins - Live From Sydney - 2007 - Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Shins – Live From Sydney – 2007 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Shins - homespun Americana of a sort.

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…

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Robert Kennedy - Meet The Press - October 18, 1964

Robert Kennedy – Meet The Press – October 18, 1964

Robert Kennedy - Candidate for Senate in 1964 - faced tough questions you'd never hear today.

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

To get an idea of just how much the climate of politics has changed in this country, you only have to listen to the first 5 minutes of this Interview via NBC’s Meet The Pressfro…

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Cocteau Twins - In Session 1984 - Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Cocteau Twins – In Session 1984 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins - the face of haunting and ethereal.

Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins – the face of haunting and ethereal.

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.

Fronted…

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Britain Votes - October 15, 1964 - Past Daily Reference Room

Britain Votes – October 15, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Cold War and Nuclear obliteration was on everyone's mind.

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…

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What About Watt - October 16, 1983

What About Watt – October 16, 1983

James Watt - famous for putting his foot in his mouth and leaving it there.

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.

This October 16th in 1983 saw the long hoped-for resignation of Interior Secretary James G. Watt. Known…

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