Social Commentary

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Lauritz Melchior – Eva Le Gallienne – RCA Magic Key – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lauritz Melchior – Eva Le Gallienne – Frank Black With The NBC Orchestra – RCA Magic Key – April 17, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even though you could consider it a one-hour commercial for RCA Victor records, phonographs and everything else RCA was involved in at the...

Being the new kid in school 0

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...

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It’s October 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Wolfman Jack Is Your Way Of Life . . .Or Not.

XERB – Mexico/Hollywood – Wolfman Jack – October 17, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As much as you hated to admit it, just about everybody you knew listened to Wolfman Jack at least once a week. You know, because almost every day you would hear someone doing their...

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The Exurbanites – Leaving The City Behind – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

The Exurbanities – CBS Radio Workshop – March 30, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As a companion piece to the Urban Sprawl documentary from the early 1970s I ran a few days ago, discussing the rapidly abandoning of American cities, here is a dramatized essay written by Social...

L.A. In 1979 0

It’s November 4, 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Dyed Your Hair White And Your Social Life Is Kinetic – And You Believe What Rodney Tells You

KROQ – Rodney On The Roq – November 4,1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even though you’ve been hearing about it, knew there was “something” going on – this was the year you found it. This was the year you marched down to the Barber and asked for a...

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High Crimes And Misdemeanors – A History Of Impeachment – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Second Sunday: High Crimes And Misdemeanors – July 14, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the current state of affairs in our country and all the talk about investigations, allegations and scandals, the issue of Impeachment has been brought up more numerous times, these past...