Swedish Indie with a Spanish twist.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Junip live at Route du Rock 2013 – Recorded August 17, 2013 – RFI/Le Mouv’
If you don’t know about Junip by now, you probably will by the end of the year, as the Swedish folk/psych band are coming to the U.S. for the month of October, including a session at KCRW in Santa Monica. Junip is actually a duo (supplemented by three others for live gigs), consisting of Josè Gonzalez and Tobias Winterkorn. Gonzalez is Swedish-Argentinian (his parents settled in Sweden in 1976 and he was born in 1978). They’ve been together since 1998 and have recorded two albums. Their first, Fields was released in 2010 and their latest, Junip was released earlier this year.
Tonight’s post is from a recent appearance at the Route du Rock Festival outside of Paris, recorded just a few days ago. A satisfying set, warmly received by the crowd, it bodes well for upcoming gigs, especially here in the States. I suspect they will go over very well here.
Nice sound, nice band – good music – good times.
There’s more to life than that?
Enough was enough.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Re-cap of Days activities – Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 1970 – WBAI, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
News for this day had to do with the celebration of Women’s Equality Day, and a flood of protest marches throughout the U.S. commemorating Women’s Right To Vote (passed on August 26, 1920).
Called for a day of protest and a strike from doing menial chores, Betty Friedan, in her outgoing address as President of NOW, suggested Women around the country take to the streets and let their protests be known.
The end result was one of the largest outpourings of protest by women in over 90 cities and in 42 states throughout the country and the start of a sweeping social and economic movement.
The biggest of the many rallies and marches took place in New York, where protest organizers, Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and Kate Millet addressed the “sea of people” who had gathered at the end of Fifth Avenue.
Here is a re-cap of the days activities with excerpts of several addresses and scenes of several protests throughout Manhattan, via WBAI in New York on August 26, 1970.
Forty-three years ago today.
And progress . . . . . ?