Social Commentary

President Eisenhower - 1956

Hindsight ’56 – 1956 Election Postmortem – November 11,1956 – Past Daily Reference Rom

Election 1956 – Aftermath and Postmortem – NBC Radio – November 11, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Election ’56 – Sixty years ago this week, they were mulling over the staggering loss of the Democrats in their bid to re-take the White House. Incumbent President Eisenhower won by...

Rome - November 1947

November 15, 1947 – Winter Of Discontent

November 15, 1947 – NBC Radio – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 15, 1947 – An approaching Winter and a time of much discontent. The slow rebuilding of Europe was complicated by mass flooding which wiped out crops and added a severe food shortage...

Walter Cronkite and kittens

Walter Cronkite Has A Word About 1980 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Walter Cronkite – News and Commentary – November 5, 1980 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Walter Cronkite – the last election he covered before his retirement was the 1980 Presidential campaign. The Most Trusted Man in America held forth, commenting as the votes were tabulated and,...

The Kinks

The Kinks – In Session 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Kinks – in session for Top Gear – 1967 – BBC Radio 1 – The Kinks – variously described as either overlooked and underrated or one of the most influential bands that ever came out of Britain in the 1960s – it could probably be a bit of both,...

Stan's Drive-In 1958

The Day L.A. Went From 1972 To 1958 For 24 Hours – KFWB At KMET – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KFWB at KMET – November 1972 – Midnight – 1:00 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – KMET, one of the most popular FM stations in Los Angeles decided to dive back in time for one day in November of 1972. Seems odd, and it seemed odd at the time....

Leonard Cohen (RIP: 1934-2016)

Leonard Cohen In Session – 1968 – (RIP: Leonard Cohen – 1934-2016) Past Daily Tribute Edition

Leonard Cohen – In Session for John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – July 9, 1968 – BBC Radio 1 – With the incredibly sad news earlier this evening, of the passing of legend and icon Leonard Cohen, it gives further evidence 2016 has been a terrible year for loss....

Guatemala Votes

November 10, 1990 – America Fishes For Support – Guatemala Goes To The Polls – Keating Goes To Court

November 10, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 10, 1990 – busy news day, no shortage of cliff-hangers. Secretary of State James Baker met with French officials in an attempt to drum-up support for the pending invasion of Kuwait on this day. Reports...

Carter Concession - 1980

November 9, 1980 – The End Of The Week That Was. Carter Concedes.

November 9, 1980 – CBS Radio – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 9, 1980 – the end of a tumultuous week in politics. The Reagan landslide. The election which was called before the polls closed on the West Coast, where Jimmy Carter called Ronald...

Election 1960

November 8-9, 1960 – Election Night In America

Election Night 1960 – CBS News – November 8-9, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 8 and 9, 1960 – America votes – America waits – America bites its collective nails. Lest you all think the election of 2016 will be over within minutes of the polls closing, and...

IAMX - Chris Corner

IAMX – In Concert 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth

IAMX – In Concert from The Casbah, San Diego California – October 7, 2016 IAMX tonight in concert, purportedly from The Casbah in San Diego this past October 7th. Last night I ran a session from the criminally neglected and overlooked Talk Talk, and periodically write about bands from earlier...