Monthly Archive: December 2013

The Ramones – New Years Eve 1978 – Nights At The Roundtable: Holiday Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Ramones – Live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco – December 31, 1978 Ending 2013 with a concert by The Ramones, recorded at The Old Waldorf in San Francisco, New Years Eve 1978. What better way to drown out an...

December 31, 1949 – Word From The Bay – New Year’s Eve In San Francisco – End Of The 40s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Become a Patron! What getting ready for New Years Eve sounded like in San Francisco in 1949, via KCBS. I originally posted this in 2013 – the City has changed even more since then. Gotten even less affordable to live – less gritty and more gentrified than ever. Well ....

Mass Murder And The Jesus Fixation – December 31, 1966 – Past Daily: Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News Of The World For 1966 – December 31, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If someone was to attempt to pinpoint exactly when things started to go haywire, they would most likely land on 1966. For all intents...

Mogwai – Live At Reading Festival 2001 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mogwai – live at The Reading Festival 2001 – BBC 6 Music Diving into the world of Post-rock tonight with Mogwai, recorded live during the 2001 Reading Festival by the venerable BBC 6 Music. Mogwai are one of those bands who...

New York – 1960 – December 30, 1960 – Past Daily Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Since it is the end of the year . . .Become a Patron! Sometimes crazy years happen locally. In this case, it was New York going through the roller-coaster called 1960. Presented by WCBS in New York, this year-end wrap-up highlights much of the goings on in the Big Apple...

Paranoia And Polio Shots – Dec. 30, 1955 – Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – This Was 1955 – December 30, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Continuing the survey of year-ends gone by – here is what December 30th 1955 sounded like. Another set of notches in the Cold War belt, along...

Level 42 – In Concert – 1986 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Level 42 – Live at Hammersmith Odeon – May 31, 1986 -BBC Radio 1 In Concert An hour tonight over at the Hammersmith Odeon for a set by Level 42 from May 31, 1986. It occurred to me there was a...

Georges Enescu Plays Music Of Beethoven And Mendelssohn In Concert – 1937 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

If we’re making a difference, kick in some support: Become a Patron! The name Georges Enescu is probably more closely associated now with his compositions, the Roumanian Rhapsodies than his talents as violinist and celebrated conductor. In the 1920s and 1930s he made a series of legendary recordings with the...

Serge Koussevitsky – In Rehearsal – 1949 – Past Daily Gallimaufry

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Boston Symphony In Rehearsal With Serge Koussevitsky, Conductor – January 10, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With our first installment of these rehearsal recordings being such a huge success, with so many readers asking for more, I will be posting...

Years Of Crisis – 1958 – December 29, 1958

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Years of Crisis 1958 w/Edward R. Murrow – Dec. 29, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since we’re rapidly approaching the end of 2013, the somewhat pained looks back at the year start now. But rather than mull...