Popular Culture

The Oregano wars

You’re A Teenager – You’re In San Francisco – It’s March 1969 – You’re Not Feeling It.

KYA-AM – San Francisco – March 31, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1969 was a year rife with deception – you know – you were there. People from everywhere were moving into your town in droves. They heard stories, they read newspapers – they saw those reports on...

Grace Moore

Soprano Grace Moore – 10 Year Old Piano Prodigy Byron Janis – Alexander Woollcott – All This And So Much More – The Magic Key 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

NBC Blue Network – The Magic Key – Grace Moore – Byron Janis and many others – Feb. 12, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another installment of The Magic Key this weekend. featuring the celebrated Soprano, Grace Moore as well as a 10 year old Piano Prodigy Byron...

The Monkees - in concert at Budokan, Tokyo - October 4, 1968

The Monkees – Live In Japan – 1968 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Monkees – live At Budokan Hall, Tokyo – October 4,1968 – NHK-FM, Tokyo – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Monkees in concert this weekend. Recorded live at Budokan Hall in Tokyo on October 4, 1968 and broadcast by Japanese National Radio Network NHK-FM. Coming just after my taste...

Typing Class - 1967

It’s 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In Motor City – You Have Boss Radio – You Also Have Typing Class

CKLW – Detroit – Tom Shannon program – November 17, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Funny – no matter where you go or what city you wind up in, things always seem just a little bit of the same everywhere. Maybe the weather is different, but school is...

Judge Samuel Alito

January 24, 2006 – SCOTUS And The Party-Line Vote – Outsourcing Torture – A Rash Of Mine Accidents

January 24, 2006 – National Public Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 24, 2006 – Capitol Hill was preparing to vote on the confirmation of Samuel Alito, nominated by President Bush to replace retiring SCOTUS Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. The Senate Judiciary Committee vote was expected to...

Gathering opinions in 1948

Do Opinion Polls Serve Democracy? – 1948 – The Accuracy Of Getting A Nations Pulse – Past Daily Reference Room

Opinion Polls – gathering data and trying to figure out where the public was going, where were they leaning and would they do what they said they would once they got inside the voting booth? The big difference between opinion gathering in 2019 and 1948 is that technology was such...

Al Gore - 2000 Iowa Caucuses

January 22, 2000 – A Caucus Grows In Iowa – A South Carolina Stars And Bars Controversy – A Missle Defense Test Goes Bust

January 22, 2000 – CBS Weekend Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 22, 2000 – Iowa was a hotbed of politicking this week, as Presidential hopefuls from both parties criss-crossed the state, stumping, talking, promising and cajoling voters who would hold caucuses in hundreds of living rooms, Fire...

Lily Higham of L-Space

L-Space In Session – 2019 – Past Daily Soundbooth: New Faces Edition

L-Space in session for Nicola Meighan Program – BBC Scotland – January 21, 2019 – BBC Radio Scotland – L-Space in session to begin the week. New faces (relatively) on the horizon. L-Space are a Scottish Electronic Dream Pop band from Glasgow who are in the midst of promoting their...

Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller Has A Word or Two With Art Linkletter – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Phyllis Diller – chats with Art Linkletter – Art Linkletter’s House Party – CBS Radio – Jan. 19, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. When you start diving into Popular Culture of the 1960s, the part that doesn’t focus on the most prominent or identifiable names associated with Youth Culture,...

Sait Etienne - live at Primavera Sound 2017

Saint Etienne – In Concert At Primavera Sound 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Saint Etienne – in concert at Primavera Sound 2017 – Recorded May 31, 2017 – Radio Nacional España Radio 3 – Saint Etienne for the weekend. Something to go very well with the weekend and every attempt at trying to be as grounded as possible. Started in 1990, Saint Etienne...