Monthly Archive: August 2015

Glass Animals – Live at Reading And Leeds Festival 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition 0

Glass Animals – Live at Reading And Leeds Festival 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

– Glass Animals – live at Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 – August 30, 2015 – BBC 6 Music – From yesterdays Reading/Leeds Festival lineup, a performance by Glass Animals, who are in the midst of a huge worldwide tour to promote their debut album Zaba. All signs are pointing...

So. . . You Don’t Know Who William McKinley Is?  Past Daily Reference Room 0

So. . . You Don’t Know Who William McKinley Is? Past Daily Reference Room

  – Purported last recording of President William McKinley – September 5, 1901 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When the highest mountain in North America was recently given back its old name; one that was around long before President McKinley was around, the big question was; Who was President...

Charges And Counter-Charges – August 31, 1951 0

Charges And Counter-Charges – August 31, 1951

    – Edward R. Murrow and The News – August 31, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this last day of August in 1951 was about the unsettled nature of things. The war in Korea was at the Charge and Countercharge stage – with claims of...

Circa Waves – Live At Reading + Leeds Festival 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition 0

Circa Waves – Live At Reading + Leeds Festival 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

– Circa Waves – Live At Reading+Leeds Festival – August 29, 2015 – BBC 6 Music – The Summer Festival season is winding down – the last batch of mass music gatherings going on between now and the end of September are still packing in fans and die-hards. It was...

Albert Pratz And Leo Barkin Play Music Of Healey Willan  – CBC – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone 0

Albert Pratz And Leo Barkin Play Music Of Healey Willan – CBC – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

– Healey Willan – Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano – Albert Pratz, violin – Leo Barkin, piano – CBC Transcription Service circa. 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing in Canada this week with music of Anglo-Canadian Organist and Composer Healey Willan, born in London in...

An Interview With Oliver Sacks  1933-2015 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Tribute Edition 0

An Interview With Oliver Sacks 1933-2015 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Tribute Edition

– NPR: Fresh Air with Terry Gross – Interview with Oliver Sacks – Nov. 6, 2012 – NPR – With the sad news today of the death of noted Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks, I ran across this interview from the NPR series Fresh Air, hosted by Terry Gross. Sacks...

Freddie Hubbard – Live At The Boston Globe Jazz Festival 1980 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Freddie Hubbard – Live At The Boston Globe Jazz Festival 1980 – Past Daily Downbeat

– NPR: Jazz Alive – Freddie Hubbard – Live at The Boston Globe Jazz Festival – March 8, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A few notes from the great Freddie Hubbard this weekend. Recorded live in concert by National Public Radio at the Boston Globe Jazz Festival on...

‘Not All Peace And Love Anymore’ – On The Streets In 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles 0

‘Not All Peace And Love Anymore’ – On The Streets In 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

  – WNEW – Sunday Closeup: A Child Again – November 11, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the 60s progressed, and as the mainstream started to take an interest in the goings on with the Youth of the day, articles began to appear in magazines and newspapers;...

Captain Beefheart – Live In Kansas City – 1974 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend 0

Captain Beefheart – Live In Kansas City – 1974 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

– Captain Beefheart – Live at the Cowtown Ballroom, Kansas City – April 22, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the story goes, in 1974 Captain Beefheart had signed to a new label (Mercury) and was literally weeks from embarking on a major world tour, starting in America....

Katrina Arrives – August 29-30, 2005 0

Katrina Arrives – August 29-30, 2005

– CBS News – August 29-30, 2005 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When Hurricane Katrina made landfall, all the fears were confirmed and all the warnings were true. Those who stayed behind, and survived, were reporting unfathomable scenes of devastation. And even after the worst of it had passed,...