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Malibu mudslides

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

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 Germs

The Germs – Live At The Starwood – 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth – RIP: Lorna Doom (1957-2019)

The Germs – live at The Starwood – December 3, 1980 – Rhino Records 2010 – The Germs to end out an insane week. With the sad news on Thursday of the death of bassist Lorna Doom (aka: Teresa Ryan), I was reminded of how short-lived, but how seismic this...

The high school dance

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...

Soggy SoCal

January 10, 1995 – Soggy SoCal – Appointee Shown Door – Climbing Walls In Chechnya.

January 10, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 10, 1995 – As the rest of the world spun quietly off on its own, SoCal was in the midst of getting soaked by a relentless series of storms, slamming in from the Pacific. Contrary...

Love during the time of passing period.

It’s 1969 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s Almost Christmas – Love Is In The Air And So Is KDAY

KDAY-AM – Santa Monica – November 26, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For everyone who says that holidays are a gigantic drag, there are those few people for which the possibilities of the holiday season are endless. It may have happened to you. There was always that one...

Talk Radio in Los Angeles in 1966

It’s November 22, 1966 – You Live In Los Angeles – The City Has Fallen In Love With Its Own Voice – You Blame Talk Radio – Talk Radio Laughs

KABC – Dick Whittington Show – November 22, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The phenomenon wasn’t entirely new, and it wasn’t completely the property of Los Angeles in the 1960s, but it suddenly seemed like every radio station that wasn’t playing Top-40 was hosting Talk Radio. Disc Jockeys...

Being the new kid in school

It’s December 1, 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Just Moved – It’s Your First Day In A New School – You Are Radioactive

KROQ – Fraser Smith Show – December 1, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Face it; just about everybody you know, including you, has either been the “new kid in school” or knows someone who was at least once the “new kid”. It is historically the single most excruciating...

Winter

Winter In Session – 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Winter- In session for Audiotree – June 18, 2016 – Audiotree Another L.A. band tonight – well . . . .again, not entirely a born-and-bred in L.A. band, but rather a band that came together in another city, eventually came to L.A. and stayed. Winter, aside from being a solo...

Malibu Fires - 1978

October 25, 1978 – Dollar Sinks On Anti-Inflation – Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty Stays Elusive – Los Angeles Surveys The Damage

October 25, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 25, 1978 – Depending on where you were, it was an uncomfortable day. If you were in Finance, you would be nervous over the drop in the value of the dollar overseas as reactions spread...