Monthly Archive: July 2015

Smashing Pumpkins – In Session 1991 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Smashing Pumpkins – In Session 1991 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

– Smashing Pumpkins – In Session for John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – Sept. 8, 1991 – BBC Radio 1 – I know a lot of people who consider the music scene during the late 1980s/early 1990s as one of the most exciting and versatile since the 1960s. There...

Agenda Wrangling At The UN – July 31, 1950

Agenda Wrangling At The UN – July 31, 1950

– Edward R. Murrow and The News with Larry Lasueur – July 31, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. – News for this day, 65 years ago, was about the ongoing war in Korea and the delicate maneuvering taking place at the United Nations at their temporary headquarters at Lake...

Condition Of Ruins – A Walk Around Berlin – July 1945 – Past Daily Reference Room

Condition Of Ruins – A Walk Around Berlin – July 1945 – Past Daily Reference Room

– BBC World Service – London Column – July 25, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the war was going through its final phase in the Pacific, the War in Europe was now over and the herculean task of putting the broken pieces back together had begun. London...

332 Days And Counting – July 31, 1940

332 Days And Counting – July 31, 1940

– News Of The World – July 31, 1940 – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 332 days since the outbreak of War in Europe. 332 days and the signs were all pointing to an imminent invasion of Britain by Germany. Reports from the occupied countries told...

Inspiral Carpets – In Session – 1989 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Inspiral Carpets – In Session – 1989 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

– Inspiral Carpets – In Session For John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – March 26, 1989 – BBC Radio 1 – The late 80s were significant for the introduction of another new word in our Musical Lexicon; Madchester. In the late 1980s a music scene was developing in the...

Holiday In Helsinki – July 30, 1975

Holiday In Helsinki – July 30, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – July 30, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A lot of smiles, jokes and back-slapping, this July 30th, 40 years ago. Getting down to business in Helsinki, as the Strategic Arms Limitation talks got underway between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. With Soviet...

Everything But The Girl – In Session 1984 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Everything But The Girl – In Session 1984 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

– Everything But The Girl – In Session For John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – August 18, 1984 – BBC Radio 1 – Since they’ve been under the radar and relatively inactive since 2000, listening to this session from Everything But The Girl reminded me what a really good...

Carlo Maria Giulini Conducts The Vienna Symphony – 1977 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Carlo Maria Giulini Conducts The Vienna Symphony – 1977 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

– Vienna Symphony – Cond. Carlo Maria Giulini – Concert of June 21, 1977 – Austrian Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another classic concert this week – The Vienna Symphony, guest conducted by the legendary Carlo Maria Giulini in two works: Tchaikovsky: Symphony Number 2 “Little Russian” and...

Minimum Wages And Hollywood Weddings – July 29, 2000

Minimum Wages And Hollywood Weddings – July 29, 2000

– CBS Radio News On The Hour – July 29, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Well, it was a Saturday after all, that July 29th in 2000. Convention season was off and running, as Republicans headed to Philadelphia in the first of two political conventions to pick a...