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Culture In America 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry 0

Culture In America 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– Culture In America: An Assessment – 1960 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Culture in America, circa 1960. Even 55 years ago, we were starting to ask questions about our accomplishments as a people – what contributions had we made as a society; not just of...


Kurt Vonnegut Has A Word Or Two About Writing And Writers – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Readers Almanac – A Talk With Kurt Vonnegut – January 28, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection I was reminded that today (April 11) marks the 7th anniversary of the passing of the legendary and influential writer Kurt Vonnegut. As a...


Jean Shepherd Reads Jean Shepherd 1974 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Merry Christmas Edition

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! When you consider that Jean Shepherd was more closely associated with the Beat Generation poets than say, Norman Rockwell, the notion that A Christmas Story, the movie that has become a staple in our seasonal culture diet, is something of...


Koko Taylor – Live In Bordeaux – 1993 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Starting off the weekend with the inimitable Koko Taylor, live in Bordeaux, France on November 15, 1993. The whole thing (or about an hours worth) recorded live from the stage by Radio France. Something that happens on an almost daily...


The Balancing Act – 1987 – Nights At The Roundtable: Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Balancing Act – Green Pants and Finance – 1987 Roaring on with our non-Traditional week of Christmas Tunes. The Balancing Act were one of those under appreciated and under-noticed bands of the late 1980s that got slightly overlooked by their then-label. Happily...


Timbuk 3 – 1987 – Nights At The Roundtable: Getttin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Timbuk 3 – All I Want For Christmas – 1987   Continuing our romp through non-traditional Christmas tunes, here is Timbuk 3’s contribution; All I Want For Christmas. Less domestic mayhem-oriented than last nights entry, it still carries that message of anti-conspicuous consumerism,...