Monthly Archive: February 2014

The Charlatans – In Concert 1990 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Charlatans in concert – 1990 – BBC 6 Music Tonight it’s one of the bands that renewed my faith in music. The Charlatans (or Charlatans UK, if you were getting the U.S. releases), were a cornerstone of that movement which...

Eleanor Roosevelt Discusses Human Rights – 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC – Today With Mrs. Roosevelt – Human Rights – May 14, 1950 In the early days of the United Nations, one of the tireless advocates for the cause of Human Rights was Eleanor Roosevelt. From the beginning she was responsible...

Oh, Those Kids . . . . – February 28, 1997

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – February 28, 1997 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1997 (also a Friday) had much to do with the subject of Teen smoking. A new law, starting this day, was slated to...

New Order – In Session – 1981 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – New Order – In Session for John Peel – May 14, 1981 – BBC Radio 1 Influential 80s tonight. New Order, rising up from the ashes of Joy Division, following the tragic suicide of lead singer/co-founder Ian Curtis, the remaining members...

The World According To 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Youth Wants To Know – Guest: Eric Johnstone – February 23, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Maybe it’s always been that way – gripped by upheaval – seized by fear  – living under an atomic cloud of uncertainty. Certainly sounds...

A Merry Go-Round Of Death – February 27, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – News Of The World – February 27, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this February day in 1945 was full of optimism and momentum. The Western front was now pushing East toward the Rhine River with...

Lene Lovich – In Session – 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Lene Lovich – in session for John Peel – December 12, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This one should test a few memory banks tonight. The inimitable Lene Lovich, in session for the equally inimitable John...

Alena Baeva With Valery Gergiev And The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra Play Music Of Shostakovich – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Cond. – Alena Baeva, Violin – Salle Pleyel – February 16, 2014 – Part 1 Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Cond. – Alena Baeva, Violin – Salle...

Human Rights And Human Frailties – February 26, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News On The Hour – February 26, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this February 26th in 1989 had much to do with President Bush’s tour of China. On this last day of his visit, Bush threw a...