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February 12, 1964 – Big Trouble In Little Cyprus

Contrary to popular belief that the world changed in 1964, based on the happenings on The Ed Sullivan Show a few days earlier, it was the business-as-usual for the rest of the planet. Civil War was erupting on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus between Greeks and Turks who lived there,...

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Groundhogs – In Session 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Next to Blue Cheer, The Groundhogs may very well have been responsible for some hearing loss on my part in the late 60s/early 70s. One of the best bands to listen to under headphones, cranked up past the threshold of pain – they were a sonic feast and were the...

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February 11, 1941 – War Of Nerves – War Of Words – The View From Vichy

News for this February 11th in 1941 was primarily about the war in Europe; a war the U.S. was comfortably-but-getting-less-so not directly involved in. We were still very much on the sidelines and still had access to all the contentious centers of attention, some 531 days into it. We were...

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Joseph Fuchs In Recital 1984 -Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

  Legendary violinist Joseph Fuchs in recital this week. A rare and classic broadcast recital from New York fine arts station WNCN-FM, recorded on January 31, 1984 and featuring ¬†American violinist Joseph Fuchs with pianist Lucy Blackman, accompanying him in a wide and varied program of well-known as well as...

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February 10, 1995 – About Grilling – The Foster Confirmation Hearings – The Simpson Trial – Airline Bomb Threats

No end to grilling going on, this February 10th in 1995. On Capitol Hill it was the grilling of Surgeon General Nominee Dr. Henry Foster and the sound of overzealous clucking emanating from Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich over allegations Dr. Foster performed numerous abortions during his professional career...

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February 8, 1938 – A New Word In Our Lexicon: Facsimile

For all that the world was teetering on the brink of World War and possible extinction, there were still glimpses to be had that we were indeed bracing ourselves for a fascinating future – if we survived that long. One of those major discoveries, coming hot on the heels of...

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Tom Waits – Live At The Troubadour – 1975 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Since I first ran this concert in 2009, I kept promising I would run it again someday with better sound on a better player than what was available at the time. But as time tends to slip by quickly, it occurred to me I never made good on that promise....

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Morton Gould Conducts Morton Gould – 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Americana of the hybrid variety this weekend. It’s hard to pin down exactly what genre Morton Gould could be best associated with. As someone who was considered a gifted American composer of some serious works, Gould was also widely regarded as a “light” composer, bordering on Pop. So his work...

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February 5, 1961 – The Economy: In Good Shape At The Moment – In Bad Shape Comparatively –

February 5, 1961 – Forever The Economy – even in 1961. It was about jobs, lack of jobs, where we were compared to the rest of the world. Were we lagging behind. Were we still Number One. Where were we heading. President Kennedy, in his State of The Union speech...