Monthly Archive: July 2018

Eliott Smith - Fuji Festival 2000

Elliott Smith – In Concert – Fuji Rock 2000 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Elliott Smith – in concert at Fuji Rock Festival 2000 – July 28, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The late, great and much missed Elliott Smith in concert tonight. Recorded live for posterity at The Fuji Music Festival 2000 on July 28, 2000. Steven Paul “Elliott” Smith was...

West Beirut violence - July 31, 1982

July 31, 1982 – Grief Roams A Highway Outside Paris – Black Skies Over Beirut – Iraqis Claim Victory

July 31, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 31, 1982 – In 1982 it was a Saturday. And in France, the last Saturday of the month was known as Black Saturday; the beginning of August vacation for most of France, who took...

Atomic Rooster

Atomic Rooster In Concert – 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Atomic Rooster – in concert – BBC Paris Theatre – 19972 – BBC Radio 1 In concert – Atomic Rooster to kick off the week. Originally formed by members of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, organist Vincent Crane and drummer Carl Palmer. Throughout their history, keyboardist Vincent Crane was...

The City in 1970

July 30, 1970 – AKA: White Flight – Empty Cities, Jammed Suburbs – The Festival That Never Was.

July 30, 1970 – Huntley-Brinkley Report – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 30, 1970 – A sobering day, glancing back at 1970. The latest census report came out and it confirmed what many had suspected; that most cities were now vacant and decaying hulks, while the suburbs which surrounded...

Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky Rehearses The Boston Symphony – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Igor Stravinsky rehearses The Boston Symphony – February 7, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Igor Stravinsky rehearses the BSO in Le Baiser de la Fée (The Fairy’s Kiss) on February 7, 1949. Several years ago, I ran a series of several of these rehearsal broadcasts; extremely informative, illustrative...

Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra – 1945 – Past Daily Downbeat

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra – Spotlight Bands – October 3, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Artie Shaw and his orchestra this weekend. I’ve spent a lot of time going on about the post-war demise of the Big Band and the emergence of the small group and the...

The Ganjas

The Ganjas – Lollapalooza Chile 2018 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders

The Ganjas in concert, at the recent (March 18) Lollapalooza festival in Chile. One of the bands I’ve been following since I first heard them in 2006, they have been gathering a good international rep and a solid base of fans. Very much a part of the Neo-Psych movement that...

Juniore

Juniore – Live At Route du Rock 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Juniore – In Concert at Route du Rock, 2017 – April 22, 2017 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Juniore in concert from last years Route du Rock festival on April 22, 2017. While I’m waiting for the dust to settle from the Fuji Music Festival, underway right now and...

Price Controls

July 28, 1948 – The Subject Was Price Controls – Past Daily Reference Room

July 28, 1948 – MBS: Opinionaire – Should We Restore Price Controls? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In case you didn’t know: Price controls are governmental restrictions on the prices that can be charged for goods and services in a market. The intent behind implementing such controls can stem...