Monthly Archive: April 2020

Tomorrow - What will it be like?

April 21, 1960 – Tomorrow: What Will It Be Like? – Past Daily Reference Room

Your support is vital to us: Become a Patron! Tomorrow – The Future -The Jet-Age – Eternal optimism and the 30 hour work week (or less). America was in the midst of great prosperity and technological leaps. We were a nation on the cutting edge; we were innovators – we...

LBJ Press Conference - April 1964

April 23, 1964 – An LBJ Press Conference – Past Daily Reference Room: Presidents Being Presidential

Does a world of good: Become a Patron! An LBJ Press conference. Typical of the time; typical of most every press conference up until the contentious ones during the end of the Nixon Administration. Civility, decorum and a President being Presidential. Here’s an excerpted text of the opening statement before...

Moderate eye irritation from Smog

March 27, 1957 – “Los Angeles Weather: Light To Moderate Eye Irritation From Smog – No Morning Burning Allowed” – Bob Crane Says So.” – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KNX-AM/FM – March 27, 1957 – Bob Crane Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It may not seem like a lot to you, but . . .Become a Patron! If you ever lived in a house in Los Angeles built before 1957 and wondered why there was what looked...

1979

You Live In L.A. – It’s 1979 – It’s Almost 1980 – You Haven’t Wrapped Your Head Around 1970 Yet.

Become a Patron! The older you get, the faster time goes by – there’s clinical proof someplace. You remember a time when a week felt like a month and a month felt like a century. You remember New Year’s Eve 1969 and you remember exactly where you were when it...

Rural America

Rural Radio In 1950 – Where Seldom Was Heard Discouraging Words . . . – Past Daily Reference Room

WACO-AM – Waco, Texas – The Percy Medicine Program – February 9, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! There was a time, long enough ago where most people can’t recall, that Rural Radio was that lifeline link to the rest of country, while staying your helpful...

Marriane Faithfull - in concert from Munich 2014

Marianne Faithfull – Live In Munich 2014 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Sigh Of Relief Edition

Marianne Faithfull – in concert from Circus Krone, Munich – November 15, 2014 – Radio Bayern 2 Become a Patron! When news came down that the legendary Marianne Faithful had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been hospitalized, in what was termed as “fair condition”, that old and by now...

Vietnam - the early months of 1968

Vietnam 1968 – Viewing A War As Others Saw It – The Foreign Press Reports. Past Daily Reference Room.

Become a Patron! Vietnam in 1968. I suppose it depends on who is doing the reporting and where they are reporting from, but the Vietnam War (as with just about all wars and military involvements since) was a bubbling cauldron of differing points of view. Up until the fateful period...

Joe Jackson - live at the Whiskey - 1979

Joe Jackson – Live At The Whisky – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Joe Jackson – live at The Whisky A-go-go – May 12, 1979 – KWST-FM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Chipping in means a lot, but you know that: Become a Patron! Joe Jackson in concert from the Whisky in Hollywood tonight – recorded on May 12, 1979 and broadcast...

Denis Mtsuev - in recital from Paris - 2012

Denis Matsuev – In Recital From Paris – 2012 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Denis Matsuev – in recital from Paris – Recorded May 15, 2012 – Radio France Musique – Become a Patron! Russian pianist Denis Matsuev in recital this week. Recorded live at Théåtre des Champs Elysées in Pari on April 12, 2012 by the venerable Radio France Musique. Here’s what’s on...