Provocative and Notorious with a hefty dollop of high energy.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Afghan Whigs – Live in Milan – January 30, 1994 – RAI Radio 2
I just couldn’t end up this impromptu week of looking at the 90s in concert without getting a few notes in from The Afghan Whigs. Certainly one of the more influential bands in the American Indie/Alternative scene, The Afghan Whigs were one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the 90s who went on to pioneer the transition of many formerly underground bands into the world of major labels and crossover success.
Tonight it’s a concert from Milan, recorded by the legendary RAI Radio 2 on January 30, 1994 as part of the Gentlemen Tour.
The band, which broke up in 2001, has resurfaced and reunited for a series of gigs. And from reports, they appear to have lost nothing in the intervening years and are currently selling out shows at a rapid rate (check their website for details and tickets).
But it’s back to 1994 tonight and another good excuse to crank this one up . . . .again.
Here comes the weekend.
Selective amnesia at your peril.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: [audio https://pastdaily.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/today-with-mrs-roosevelt-pakistan-1950.mp3]
With the first open and democratically held elections in Pakistan in several decades coming up this Saturday (May 11), I ran across this very early interview, less than three years after independence was declared for Pakistan and the neighboring India. In this discussion, from the program Today With Mrs. Roosevelt, Pakistan Prime Minister Liaquat Ally Khan discusses the recent dispute with India over the area known as Kashmir. Also discussed was the future of this newly independent nation and, because of its strategic place on the map (bordering India, Iran, Afghanistan, partially bordering Russia, Nepal and China), how was it going to deal with the Communist influence by way of the then-newly established Peoples Republic of China.
In marked contrast to what’s going on now, it’s interesting to hear the status of this newly emerging nation by one of its founding fathers. Doubtless, a lot has changed in Pakistan over the years – now dealing with the unsettling presence of the Taliban, who are doing their level-best to disrupt the election process.
It will be interesting too, to see what emerges in the coming days and how closely it resembles, or doesn’t , the original plan for the former colony.
Here is that interview, featuring Eleanor Roosevelt with Prime Minister Ally Khan, Khan’s wife and Assistant Secretary of State George C. McGee, originally broadcast on May 7, 1950.
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