What Indie sounds like in Norway these days.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Atlanter, in concert at Øya festival, Norway – August 8, 2013 – NRK Radio
Rock Without Borders Week continues with a concert by the Norwegian Alt and Desert Blues-inspired Atlanter, in concert during this years Øya Festival on August 8th. Describing themselves as a mix of Desert Blues, Delta Blues and Kraturock, Altanter are one of the more interesting examples of what’s coming out of the Indie scene in Europe these days. Judging from the group’s bio, Atlanter have been together only a short period of time and have one album out, Vidde which was released of March of this year on the Jansen Plateproduksjon label in Norway. In addition to Atlanter, they have a number of acts and releases which you may want to check out along with a very cool store you can make tons of purchases from.
Currently on tour of Norway until November, there’s nothing listed as to any U.S. dates so far. I suspect SXSW will be in their itinerary next year. Just a hunch.
But for now, here’s a 40 minute sampling of Atlanter in concert to give you an idea what’s going on in other parts of the world.
So far, so good.
The doves were window dressing.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Special Report on the United Nations – September 23, 1960 – NBC Radio Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
September, 1960 was a milestone year for The United Nations. With Africa going through Independence upheavals, Cuba flexing its newly gained Communist muscle and the Soviet Union tossing around the infamous U-2 Spy Plane incident, it was a pretty dramatic, and worrisome time for the cause of peace – however tenuous and fragile it all seemed at the time.
During this week of September, the focus was on the situation in The Congo, a former Belgian colony going through cataclysmic changes on its way to achieving independence.
On hand to lend his two cents was the inimitable Nikita Khruschev, premier of the Soviet Union and a host of African dignitaries.
On his way to join the proceedings was Cuban President Fidel Castro, and another wave of controversy to take place later on in the week.
But this latest burst of activity and debate was covered in a special report by NBC Radio news, giving highlights of the proceedings and previews of coming attractions.
Never a dull day it seems, where the UN is concerned.
And that’s how it went on September 23rd, 1960.
. . .and with a few deft strokes of the pen . . . .
Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News reports on Munich Crisis – September 24, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
News for this day in 1938 was about the crisis over German demands for land belonging to Czechoslovakia. The Munich crisis over the Sudetenland, as it was known, was slowly turning into a flash-point for all-out war and last ditch attempts to prevent it were going on feverishly.
In a series of historic firsts – the first being Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain‘s shuttle diplomacy of flying back and forth between London and Berlin for talks with Hitler, which had never happened before, and signaled the first time Chamberlain had actually flown in an airplane. The other being the first time such a crisis was covered by Radio worldwide and was a form of instantly carrying news of the crisis. Both of these probably helped ease the crisis to a degree.
But the bottom line was, for all the proclamations and pledges of support for the Czech people, the end-result negotiations were far from satisfactory for Czechoslovakia.
On September 24th in 1938 the world was still hanging in the balance and details of negotiations were not yet revealed. Prime Minister Chamberlain was heading off to Munich again for what would be the last round of talks before “Peace In Our Time” was declared (which he actually never said, but those clever headline writers . . . . .)
Here is the latest news on the crisis, as reported by CBS Radio and its around-the-clock coverage, including talks by H.V. Kaltenborn and an interview in London between Edward R. Murrow and Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk.
And that’s what September 24th sounded like in 1938.