Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Nov. 15, 1991
A day with surprises, this November 15th in 1991. Starting with news that former Security Adviser and key player in the Iran-Contra affair, John Poindexter had his five-count criminal conviction overturned, making him a free (for the time being) man.
Also came word that another Iran-Contra figure, former Assistant Secretary of State Elliot Abrams had his sentence reduced to two years Probation and 100 hours Community Service for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra hearings.
Such was the fickle finger of Justice.
That, and a lot of other news, including hearings on Capitol Hill over extending Unemployment benefits and allegations of Cocaine use by KKK Figure and Gubernatorial Candidate David Duke.
One of those days as reported by CBS News for November 15, 1991.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: The darling buds – shame on you
In the mid-1980’s a sub-genre of Indie started to make the rounds. Dubbed The Blonde Movement, it consisted of bands fronted by a Blonde female singer and two or three reasonably scruffy looking guys filling out the rest of the band. Although not an actual movement, Blonde was a product of the Press, but The Darling Buds fit the bill perfectly.
Started in 1986, the Cardiff-based Darling Buds had a reasonable amount of success early on and a string of singles to their credit.
Tonight’s track, Shame On You was issued in 1988.
Sadly, the band never really got past the moderate success stage, and the lack of a breakout single proved to be a major frustration for the band, who finally called it quits in 1993.
A short-lived band that was part of the Indie wave of the mid 1980’s. Maybe not influential, but part of the fabric nonetheless.
Yves Abel – another bright and promising light on the podium.
Click on the link here for Audio Player:Orquesta Sinfonica de Asturias
Back after a two week hiatus, this week it’s back to Spain with a concert by Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias, led by Yves Abel and featuring Basque-born cellist Asier Polo in music of Dutilleux, Rosini-Respighi and Liszt. It was recorded live in concert by the venerable Radio Nacional Espana’s Radio Clasica channel on February 17th of this year.
A little short, coming in at a little over an hour, but a good mid-week break.
Here’s what’s on the player:
Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias
Concierto celebrado en el Auditorio Príncipe Felipe de
Oviedo el 17 de febrero de 2012.
DUTILLEUX: “Tout un monde lointain…”, concierto para
violonchelo y orquesta. RESPIGHI: La boutique
fantasque: Suite. LISZT: Los preludios, S. 97, R. 414. Asier.
Polo (vc.), Orq. Sinf. del Principado de Asturias. Dir.: Yves.
Both Abel and Polo are getting very good press throughout Europe. They are definitely two talents to watch for.
In the meantime, it’s Anti-Road Rage Wednesday (or Thursday where you are). So enjoy.