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The Endurance Test called High School 0

It’s 1976 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – You Are Weathering The Endurance Test Called High School –

KIIS – April 30, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1976. Aside from being the year of the bi-centennial, 1976 also marked your Junior year in high school. Like most of your friends, in fact just about everyone you know, High school is one long endurance test. It’s endless,...

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It’s 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Conformity Just Isn’t You.

KROQ – Mike Rophone – February 28, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Face it – conformity ain’t your strong suit. You’ve always had a problem with authority figures; everybody from the Boys V.P. to your gym teacher. They represent the control freaks in your life and are close...

Ennui at 17 0

It’s 1983 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have Every Right To Be Cynical – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KROQ – Freddie Snakeskin – July 31, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Not that 1983 had any special dibs on cynicism and anxiety – it was a pretty cynical decade on its own, you must admit. But if you’re going through it for the first time – it’s...

Welcome to 1978 4

It’s 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Perplexed – But BMR Knows The Score – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KMET – B. Mitchel Reed – January 2, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s January 2nd and it’s 1978 – New Year’s Happened and you had a blast. You went to every party you knew about and some you didn’t know about, but crashed anyway. You were on...

To be young and cynical 0

It’s 1977 – You’re A Teenager – You’re At A Crossroads – You’re In L.A. – Your Radio Is Fuzzy And Distant – And So Are You

KTNQ-AM – September 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Radio in 1977 – Oh yeah – the year you were assaulted by Disco, Kiss and The Ramones – all at the same time. No wonder your brain was scrambled. You were smack in the middle of Polyester, Black leather...

Malibu mudslides 0

February 8, 1994 – The Odyssey Of Tailhook – Living In Sudden California – Asking The Riddle Of Bosnia.

February 8, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 8, 1994 – A busy day for newsrooms. The Odyssey of the Tailhook scandal was continuing – this time, a military judge in Norfolk, Virginia concluded that the Navy’s top Admiral had witnessed nudity and...

L.A. Earthquake 1994 - aftershocks 0

January 29, 1994 – Northridge Earthquake: The Gift That Kept On Giving – Plea Bargains In Harding-Kerrigan Case – Capitol Hill And Whitewater

January 29, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 29, 1994 – And if you lived in Los Angeles, the earth continued to be loaded with surprises. During the night, Southern California was greeted with three strong aftershocks from the earthquake that hit over...

The high school dance 0

It’s 1970 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In High School – You Have Discovered Three Sure Things In Life: Death, Taxes And The High School Dance

KGBS – Bill Thompson – May 22, 1970 – 11:00 pm -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unless you were hiding, dropped out or had a job, chances were pretty good you went to a dance at some point during your High School experience. It was a time honored ritual, like...