Social Commentary

The non-conformist

It’s 1968 – You’re A Teenager – Your Family Moved From L.A. To San Diego – You’re The New Odd Kid In School.

KGB-AM San Diego – Bwana Johnny – November 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s 1968 – you live in L.A. – well, up until Summer you lived in L.A. – your family decided it was a good idea to move to San Diego. Why? Nobody knows for sure...

The American Voter

Why Do People Vote The Way They Do? – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Chicago University Roundtable – Why Do People Vote The Way They Do? – October 10, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The American voter – probably the largest slice of humanity that is the most unpredictable on earth. Despite every effort at perfecting the poll, every technological advance, every...

New Years in breakaway Republics

December 31, 1991 – New Years Eve: 1991 – Looking At The Old Year – Cringing At The New One.

December 31, 1991 – NPR: All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 31, 1991 – New Years Eve on a year that saw change, upheaval and unrest. And tucked in there was a modicum of optimism, but if you blinked, you might have missed it. The big...

Command Performance - Armed Forces Radio

Christmas In Wartime – Command Performance Dec. 24, 1942 – Past Daily Holiday Pop Chronicles

All Radio Networks – Command Performance – Dec. 24, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Christmas in Wartime. One of the notable aspects of World War 2, aside from it being the first war to be broadcast as extensively as it was, it was the War that took entertainment...

Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth Has A Word Or Two About Censorship And Free Speech – 1957 Past Daily Reference Room

Kenneth Rexroth on Censorship and Free Speech – 1957 – Pacifica Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kenneth Rexroth was a central figure and guiding light for what became know as the San Francisco Renaissance Movement. He preferred that name, rather than being labeled Father Of The Beat Generation...

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...

Paris - May, 1968

Paris In Spring – 1968 – The Strike, The Protests, The Teargas, The Social Revolution – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Documentary Recordings from The protests and Police actions – Paris 1968 – Institut des Archives Sonores, Paris – While the drama currently unfolds in the streets of Paris and other cities and towns all across France, many are making comparisons to the actions of the “Gilets Jaunes” or “Yellow Vests”...

Pete Shelley

Buzzcocks – Live At Amsterdam Paradiso – 1979 – RIP: Pete Shelley – Past Daily Soundbooth: Memorial Edition

Buzzcocks – live at Amsterdam Paradiso – March 2, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Terrible news today. The passing of Pete Shelley, who was not only the spirit and guiding light of seminal Punk band The Buzzcocks, but who went on to a stellar career as a solo...