Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Danse society – Peel Session – 1981
Diving into some Post-Punk tonight by way of The Danse Society, recorded for John Peel at BBC Radio 1 on November 21, 1981.
After Punk came a catch-all sub-genre known as Post-Punk. More experimental and less high-voltage. In the case of Danse Society, it didn’t last very long. After gaining some following and releasing a few singles and ep’s, they disbanded in 1986 and went separate ways until they temporarily re-formed in 2011.
Here’s what’s on the player tonight:
The Danse Society
John Peel Session – BBC Radio 1
November 21, 1981
1. Sanity Career
2. We’re So Happy
3. Woman’s Own
4. Love As A Positive Narcotic
Post-Punk eventually gave way to a pile of other sub-genres – New Romantic, New Wave, Indie, Shoegaze and Experimental. Danse Society didn’t really fit in any of them and much of their notoriety was confined to the UK and parts of Europe.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t get to hear what you might have missed.
Pianist Claire Dèsert joins the Manfreds for the Franck Piano Quintet.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Manfred Quartet in Concert – Nov. 20, 2012
Over to France this week, for the Dijon Auditorium Debussyades Series of concerts. This one features The Manfred Quartet in concert, recorded on October 7th of this year playing two works.
Here’s what’s on the player this week:
1. Gustav Samazeuilh
Quatuor en ré mineur (1900)
2. César Franck
Quintette en fa mineur M 7 (1878,1879)
Marie Béreau, Violon
Luigi Vecchioni, Violon
Emmanuel Haratyk, Alto
Christian Wolff, Violoncelle
Claire Désert, Piano
Concert donné le 7 octobre 2012. En partenariat avec le Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française.
As always, a wonderfully recorded concert by France Radio Musique featuring one work, not all that familiar and the other, one of the great pieces of French musical literature.
A good transition into the holiday.
Enjoy and stay sane.
With Chinese troops within shouting distance, time to destroy sensitive papers.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: India-China War – November 1962
The one event that managed to dislodge reports regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis in November of 1962 was the outbreak of hostilities between India and China. Long a hotbed of disputes, the crisis reached boiling point late in October when China attacked Indian positions and overran them, advancing several miles inside Indian territory.
The rapid escalation of hostilities caught many by surprise and India was forced to be in a position of having to solicit aid from Russia, Britain and the U.S. By the time this broadcast aired however, a tentative ceasefire proposal had been offered and both sides were considering it. By the 22nd, fighting had stopped, but the damage had already been done.
Here is that background report on fighting between India and China from Novebember 20th 1962.