Social Commentary

The Disc-Jockey

It’s June 1965 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Your Radio Is Your Alter-Ego – However, You Have This Friend . . .

KFWB – Wink Martindale – June 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Like most everyone you know, all your friends, everybody you run into, are glued to their radios. Some have pocket transistors with earphones that make them look like they’re wearing a hearing aid. Some have those...

Nick Cave

The Birthday Party In Concert – 1982 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Birthday Party (Nick Cave) – Live at Vera, Groningen, The Netherlands – June 5, 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Birthday Party this weekend. Something upbeat and cheery . . . not really. But apt for our current atmosphere? Perhaps. No getting around it, The Birthday Party...

Drive-In 1966

It’s October 1966 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Of A Certain Age, And You Do Certain Things – And You Can Because It’s A Drive-In

October 1966 – KGIL – Larry Van Nuys Show for Pacific Drive-In – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 1966 – Let’s face it; Drive-ins were great places and they were destinations for endless adventures, from jamming all your friends in the trunk and getting away with paying only for...

Same Sex Marriage in Californiar

June 18, 2008 – Same Sex Marriage In California – Midwest Flood Waters Surge – A Middle-East Refugee Tsunami

June 18, 2008 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 18, 2008: just ten years ago today. Same sex marriage became legal in California. After a long battle and with still-contentious opponents, the first marriage licenses were granted to Gay and Lesbian couples all over...

Canoga Hi Cafeteria

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s March 1966 – You Ate At The Cafeteria Yesterday – You Are Having An Out-Of-Body Experience, Or Maybe It’s Lord Tim

Top-40 Radio -Los Angeles – March 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It was the Tuna Fiesta. It had to be. Nobody else ate it – they knew. You were starving. You missed Nutrition. You were building sets for the Talent Show. That’s what you get, taking Stage Crew;...

It’s June 7, 1968 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Not Quite An Adult, But You Worked For Bobby – Your World Got Turned Upside Down.

Become a Patron! June 7, 1968 – KMPC-AM – The Johnny Magnus Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you lived in Los Angeles in June 1968, like most everyone you felt just a little strange. Maybe you worked for Bobby, passing out flyers and setting up rallies, making...

President Eisenhower Press Conference

April 12, 1954 – An Eisenhower Press Conference – Presidents Being Presidential

President Eisenhower’s Press Conference – May 12, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Contrary to what you may think now, Presidential News conferences were regular affairs – sometimes weekly, always at least monthly. No Press Secretary running flak – just the President and the Press. Although some press conferences were...

Cornershop - in session BBC

Cornershop In Session – 1998 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Cornershop – In Session – May 5, 1998 – BBC Radio 1 – Cornershop for a Tuesday night/Hump Day morning. Formed in 1991 and with music that’s a fusion of Indian, Britpop, Electronic Dance and Alernative, they’ve been a staple in the British underground/club music scene ever since. Tjinder Singh...

Elliot Richardson - Issues & Answers - 1970

May 1970 – Secretary Of State Elliot Richardson On Policy, Protest And Public Opinion – Weekend Reference Room

Secretary Of State Elliot Richardson On Issues & Answers – ABC News – May 12, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the tide of opposition to the Vietnam War and our escalation of the war into Cambodia, and with the deaths of four students earlier in the week...

Public Enemy

Public Enemy – Live At Phoenix Festival 1995 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Public Enemy – Live At Phoenix Festival 1995 – BBC Radio 1 Public Enemy in concert to end the week. A suspicious lack of Rap and Hip-hop on these pages over the years. Any particular reason? No – other than there are very few live/in-concert examples to choose from that...